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Sweden

Dentist with Alzheimer’s finally loses licence

Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) wants the Medical Responsibility Board to revoke the licence of a female dentist who suffers from Alzheimer’s.

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Germany

Swede held for dramatic 1995 German bank robbery

A 32-year-old Swede has been arrested on suspicions of having participated in the spectacular 1995 robbery of a bank in Berlin.

Swede held for dramatic 1995 German bank robbery
Sweden

Swede held for dramatic 1995 German bank robbery

A 32-year-old Swede has been arrested on suspicions of having participated in the spectacular 1995 robbery of a bank in Berlin.

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Germany

Deutsche Bahn denies spying like Telekom

Germany’s national railway operator Deutsche Bahn on Tuesday denied the company had engaged in widespread spying on its employees’ contacts to journalists.

Bed maker denounced for ‘objectifying women’
Sweden

Bed maker denounced for ‘objectifying women’

Bed maker Hästens has been criticized by Sweden’s main advertising trade association for objectifying women in its latest global marketing campaign.

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Sweden

‘Serial murderer’ charged in gay killing

A 35-year-old man thought to be a serial murderer was indicted on Tuesday, suspected of murder, attempted murder, aggravated robbery, and theft.

Forest fires: ‘Everything hinges on the wind’
Sweden

Forest fires: ‘Everything hinges on the wind’

Fire and rescue officials in northern Sweden believe it will take five more days before the blazes in the region are fully under control.

Sojourning in Schleswig
Germany

Sojourning in Schleswig

On her way back from a trip to Denmark, Elise Krentzel makes a worthwhile stop with her family in the northern German town of Schleswig.

Dutch paper claims Merkel is Oranje fan
Germany

Dutch paper claims Merkel is Oranje fan

The Dutch newspaper Telegraaf on Tuesday speculated German Chancellor Angela Merkel secretly supports the arch rivals of the German national football team just days ahead of the Euro 2008.

Drug traffickers busted in Frankfurt with €7 mln in cocaine
Germany

Drug traffickers busted in Frankfurt with €7 mln in cocaine

German police and customs workers arrested seven alleged major drug traffickers in possession of €7 million worth of cocaine at the Frankfurt airport on Tuesday.

Sweden closes in on tax havens
Sweden

Sweden closes in on tax havens

In cooperation with its Nordic neighbours, Sweden is putting more pressure on tax havens to loosen their secrecy laws in the hopes of complicating matters for people trying to avoid paying Swedish taxes.

Germany to earn €1 billion from sales of carbon emission rights
Germany

Germany to earn €1 billion from sales of carbon emission rights

The German government is set to reap around €1 billion ($1.55 billion) this year from the sale of carbon dioxide emission rights, a press report said Tuesday.

Milk supplies drying up amid German price row
Germany

Milk supplies drying up amid German price row

Stores in Germany could see the first supply shortages of milk by as early as Tuesday amid the escalating dairy farmer delivery boycott over low milk prices.

German camera on Mars probe potentially discovers ice
Germany

German camera on Mars probe potentially discovers ice

The German camera attached to a robot arm on the Phoenix spacecraft sent to Mars by NASA has possibly discovered ice on the red planet.

Pilot strike grounds dozens of German flights
Germany

Pilot strike grounds dozens of German flights

Many flights have been cancelled across Germany on Tuesday morning because of a pilot strike on Lufthansa subsidiary airline CityLine.

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Sweden

Man sentenced for filming rape of his wife

A 41-year-old man from Eslöv in southern Sweden has been sentenced to three years in prison for raping his wife and filming the attack.

Stockholm stock trading delayed again
Sweden

Stockholm stock trading delayed again

The Stockholm stock exchange finally opened for trading at 2:30pm on Tuesday, the second day in a row trading has been delayed by a technical problem.

Baden-Württemberg storm flooding kills 3
Germany

Baden-Württemberg storm flooding kills 3

At least three people are dead and several injured after severe weather overnight in the German state of Baden-Württemberg, police said on Tuesday morning.

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Sweden

Uzbek refugee sues Swedish shopping mall

A patriotic Uzbek refugee is seeking seeking 1 million kronor ($166,000) in damages from a shopping mall in southern Swedish for degrading the name of his hometown.

UN climate change talks in Bonn to follow up Kyoto
Germany

UN climate change talks in Bonn to follow up Kyoto

Negotiators opened a UN meeting Monday aimed at helping pave the way to a follow-up deal to the Kyoto plan on fighting climate change by the end of next year.

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Sweden

Equal treatment eludes female PhDs

More and more women are starting post-graduate research at Swedish colleges and universities, only to find they face a bitter reality in comparison to their male colleagues.