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Germany

Swedish child murder suspect arrested

A 31-year-old woman from Stockholm suspected of the brutal murder of two small children in Arboga in central Sweden has been arrested in Germany.

Bathing in Baden-Baden
Germany

Bathing in Baden-Baden

Still wondering where to go over the Easter break? Elise Krentzel tests the waters of Germany’s classy southwestern spa town Baden-Baden.

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Sweden

Volvo settles Iraq bribery case with US authorities

Volvo has agreed to pay $19.6 million in fines, as well as return past profits with interest from contracts implicated in a bribery scandal related to the UN Oil-for-Food Programme in Iraq.

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Sweden

What’s on in Sweden: March 21st – 27th

What to do for the week: Bash eggs in Stockholm, see Kent in Malmö, or go salsa dancing in Gothenburg.

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Sweden

TietoEnator subject of takeover bid

Cidron Services, a company indirectly owned by the Nordic Capital Fund, has made a hostile takeover bid for the IT consultant company TietoEnator.

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Sweden

Weekend club and concert guide: Stockholm

Looking to go clubbing in Stockholm this weekend? Check out these weekend club and concert tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

Study: German youth boozing on the rise
Germany

Study: German youth boozing on the rise

Alcohol abuse among German youth has reached alarming rates, Federal Drug Commissioner Sabine Bätzing said on Thursday in Berlin.

Siemens to sell electronics assembly unit
Germany

Siemens to sell electronics assembly unit

German industrial giant Siemens plans to sell its electronic components and circuit boards division or merge it with a competitor owing to tough market conditions, a spokesman said on Thursday.

Swedish feminists challenge New York governor on sex law
Sweden

Swedish feminists challenge New York governor on sex law

Two leading feminists with ties to Sweden’s Liberal Party have challenged incoming New York Governor David Paterson to seek inspiration in Swedish laws outlawing the purchase of sexual services.

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Sweden

Easter clubs and concerts: Gothenburg

Where to go out in Gothenburg this weekend? Monthly has the answers (Click links for more information)

Storm to bring wintry Easter weekend
Germany

Storm to bring wintry Easter weekend

Just in time for Easter, the German weather service has announced a storm warning for the biggest winter storm of the season.

Passengers uninjured after plane crash in Germany
Germany

Passengers uninjured after plane crash in Germany

A passenger aircraft with 27 people on board slid off the runway and collided with a noise barrier at Mannheim airport in southwest Germany, emergency services and airport authorities said on Thursday.

Wild weather forecast over Easter
Sweden

Wild weather forecast over Easter

Residents in southwest Sweden should brace themselves for some extreme weather conditions Thursday night into Friday.

What’s on in Germany: March 20 – 26
Germany

What’s on in Germany: March 20 – 26

The upcoming week promises excitement with Bogie and Bergman in Berlin, a Mozart opera in Frankfurt, a spoken word artist in Hamburg, and much more.

Search continues for missing Irish tourist
Sweden

Search continues for missing Irish tourist

Police in Stockholm are continuing the search for an Irish tourist missing since the weekend.

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Germany

Poll: Steinmeier best SPD candidate for 2009 chancellor

According to poll published on Thursday, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is believed to be the best candidate for the chancellor from the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) in the upcoming 2009 election.

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Sweden

Teacher to student: ‘we don’t want to see your ass’

12-year-old Alexander Quint’s low-hanging pants have caused school administrators in the southwestern Swedish town of Laholm to ban him from eating in the school’s cafeteria for two days.

Child murder suspect arrested in Germany
Sweden

Child murder suspect arrested in Germany

A 31-year-old woman from Stockholm suspected of the brutal murder of two small children in Arboga in central Sweden has been arrested in Germany.

German energy agency warns of ‘power void’
Germany

German energy agency warns of ‘power void’

The German energy agency DENA has warned of energy shortages in the electricity supply in the coming years as a result of the failure to build new power plants.

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Germany

Deutsche sole European bank to bid for Bear Stearns

Deutsche Bank was the only big European bank to bid for Bear Stearns in last week's fire sale and it might get another shot as shareholders balk at the takeover by JP Morgan Chase.

Beijing forces German journalists out of Tibet
Germany

Beijing forces German journalists out of Tibet

Chinese authorities have forced the last international journalists - German reporters Georg Blume and Kristin Kupfer - from Tibet as violence escalates in the region.

Rampant computer theft in German government offices
Germany

Rampant computer theft in German government offices

In the last three years, some 500 computers have gone missing in German government agencies.

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Germany

Berlin suspends talks with China over Tibet

Germany, expressing concern about unrest in Tibet, said on Wednesday it was suspending talks with China on development financing for renewable energy projects.

Father won’t publish final Larsson book
Sweden

Father won’t publish final Larsson book

A newly discovered fourth volume of the bestselling 'Millennium' crime trilogy by the late Stieg Larsson will not be published, his father said Wednesday.

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Sweden

Civil servant showed up drunk to deportations

An employee from Sweden’s Prison and Probation Service showed up to deportation proceedings under the influence of alcohol on several occasions.

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Sweden

Three arrested for suspected gang rape near Stockholm

A 19-year-old woman suffered a suspected gang rape on Wednesday in the suburb of Hässelby, northwest of Stockholm.