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Sweden

Stockholm art gallery guide: June 6 – 12

Stockholm art gallery and exhibition tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

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Sweden

Stockholm club and concert guide: June 6 – 8

Stockholm club and concert tips from Kalendarium (Click links for more information)

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What’s on in Sweden: June 6 – 13

What’s on in Sweden: Football, football and more football. And food and art and music.

Medvedev tells Berlin he’s ‘worried’ by tensions with West
Germany

Medvedev tells Berlin he’s ‘worried’ by tensions with West

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on a visit to Berlin on Thursday he was worried by rising tensions with the West on security issues and sharply rejected outside intervention in Moscow's affairs.

Dairy leader calls for end to German milk strike
Germany

Dairy leader calls for end to German milk strike

The German dairy farmer's federation (BDM) has called for members to cease their 10-day milk delivery strike over price disputes with retailers and dairy producers.

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Analysts: Low initial offer puts TeliaSonera in driver’s seat

Swedish-Finnish operator TeliaSonera, having rejected a takeover offer from France Telecom Thursday, should be in a good position to play other potential buyers against each other to push up the bids, analysts said.

Lego in, Ikea out when naming Swedish boys
Sweden

Lego in, Ikea out when naming Swedish boys

Ikea isn’t acceptable, but a boy in Sweden now has the right to be named Lego.

Berlin in their own words
Germany

Berlin in their own words

Is Germany's capital hip or all hype? The Local proudly partners with Exberliner – the magazine that’s helped English speakers negotiate life in Berlin for the past six years.

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Man ordered to pay for torching neighbour’s house

A man from Borås in western Sweden who accidentally burned down his neighbour’s house has been ordered to pay nearly 800,000 kronor ($132,000) in compensation and expenses.

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Gothenburg club and concert tips – June 6 – 8

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

German dairies demand nationwide price hike
Germany

German dairies demand nationwide price hike

The German farmers' union demanded on Thursday that all retailers follow the example of Lidl discount retailer and hike milk prices following a week-long delivery strike by dairy farms.

Why are there more abortions in Berlin?
Germany

Why are there more abortions in Berlin?

Women in Berlin are more likely to end an unwanted pregnancy than in any other state in Germany. Close behind are the former East German states. Exberliner’s Ben Knight looks at what’s going on.

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German hiker finds dead baby near Zeitz

A hiker has found a dead baby boy in woods near Zeitz, in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, police reported Thursday.

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EU launches legal action against Germany over VW law

The European Commission on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on Germany by taking fresh legal action over a disputed law shielding Europe's biggest car maker Volkswagen from takeovers.

Exberliner Magazine’s best of Berlin this month …
Germany

Exberliner Magazine’s best of Berlin this month …

Exberliner, the German capital's leading English-language magazine, presents its picks of the month, including where to find African books and vintage shades.

Sweden closer to new wire-tapping law
Sweden

Sweden closer to new wire-tapping law

A controversial proposal to allow wire-tapping of telephone and email traffic that crosses Sweden's borders moved one step closer to becoming law this week after lying dormant in the Riksdag for the past year.

Polish paper calls for Ballack’s head
Germany

Polish paper calls for Ballack’s head

A Polish newspaper trying to heat up the atmosphere before Germany's opening Euro 2008 match with Poland on Sunday has run a doctored picture demanding the heads of Michael Ballack and coach Joachim Löw.

Ljungberg: ‘It’s good to have Henrik back’
Sweden

Ljungberg: ‘It’s good to have Henrik back’

Sweden's captain Freddie Ljungberg says it is good to have former Celtic and Barcelona striker Henrik Larsson back as they prepare for their Euro 2008 campaign.

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Three injured in Halmstad shooting

Three men were shot and injured in their legs during the night in the Andersberg district of Halmstad in western Sweden.

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Sweden

Apoteket sell-off delayed six months

The break-up of the Apoteket pharmacy monopoly will be pushed back another six months, according to Minister of Health Göran Hägglund.

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Sweden

TeliaSonera rejects France Telecom

France Telecom on Thursday offered €33 billion ($51 billion) for Swedish-Finnish operator TeliaSonera in a bid to create the world's fourth-biggest mobile operator, but the proposal was immediately rejected.

Violent fire damages Stockholm Courthouse
Sweden

Violent fire damages Stockholm Courthouse

A fire erupted overnight on the third floor of Stockholm’s Rådhuset on Kungsholmen, although firefighters had managed to bring the blaze under control by early Thursday morning.

Gabriel: no danger for Germany from Slovenian nuclear mishap
Germany

Gabriel: no danger for Germany from Slovenian nuclear mishap

German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel has said there is no danger posed to Germany from the incident at the Slovenian nuclear reactor at Krsko.

What’s on in Germany: June 5 – 11
Germany

What’s on in Germany: June 5 – 11

Russia’s Medvedev due in Berlin for first European trip
Germany

Russia’s Medvedev due in Berlin for first European trip

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to Germany this week - his first European trip since taking office - will give Berlin a chance to probe his intentions on democratic reform and the rule of law, writes AFP's Deborah Cole.

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Tchibo billionaire dies in US boating accident

Joachim Herz, a German billionaire born into the Tchibo coffee fortune, has died after a boating accident in the US state Georgia.

Swedish navy ready to hunt pirates
Sweden

Swedish navy ready to hunt pirates

The Swedish navy has its corvettes ready to hunt pirates along the African coast.

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Swedish cowboy lassoes loose llama

A llama on the loose was disrupting traffic in Jönköping in south central Sweden on Wednesday.

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Sweden

France Telecom in TeliaSonera bid

France Telecom has made an informal takeover offer for TeliaSonera, valuing the Nordic telecoms company at up to 291.9 billion kronor ($48 billion), people familiar with the situation told the Financial Times.