Croatia stuns Germany
Germany

Croatia stuns Germany

A dominating Croatia stunned an unfocused Germany 2-1 on Thursday in one of the biggest surprises of the Euro 2008 tournament so far.

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Sweden

Swedish broadband users flock to mobile networks

For the first time, telecom operators in Sweden have generated more revenues from mobile network services than from fixed telephony, according to a report on the Swedish telecom market by the Post and Telecom Agency (PTS).

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Germany

Croatians outnumber Germans but party remains peaceful

The atmosphere was peaceful in Klagenfurt on Thursday just hours before the Germany v Croatia Euro 2008 Group B match, as German supporters struggled to match the Croatians' numbers.

Pet psychic says Knut has a heavy heart
Germany

Pet psychic says Knut has a heavy heart

According to German pet psychic Anna Katinka Witte, the Berlin Zoo's famous money-making polar bear Knut is unhappy.

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Sweden

Ericsson ordered to raise women’s salaries

Over 100 female employees at Ericsson have been given pay raises after Sweden’s Equal Opportunities Ombudsman (JämO) ruled that the women were paid worse than men.

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Sweden

Niclas Alexandersson misses out for Swedes

Swedish defender Niclas Alexandersson will miss Saturday's Group D meeting with Spain as he has a calf strain, the team camp said Thursday.

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Sweden

Gothenburg club and concert tips – June 13 – 19

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

Affluent Stockholm suburb named best place to live
Sweden

Affluent Stockholm suburb named best place to live

The Stockholm suburb of Danderyd is the best municipality in which to live, according to a new ranking by the magazine Fokus.

German coalition agrees on green car tax
Germany

German coalition agrees on green car tax

Germany's left-right coalition said on Thursday it had agreed on plans to tax new vehicles on how much they pollute instead of engine size in a bid to encourage the production of greener cars.

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Sweden

Stockholm art gallery guide: June 13 – 19

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

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Sweden

Teacher suspended for taping 3-year-old’s mouth shut

A teacher has been reported to police for taping a boisterous 3-year-old boy’s mouth shut at a pre-school in Lund in southern Sweden.

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Sweden

Stockholm club and concert guide: June 13 – 14

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

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Germany

Three Germans die in French rafting accident

Three Germans were killed in a rafting accident in southeastern France as violent storms caused a flash flood in a canyon.

German judge pooh-poohs ‘sex piggy’ pee plea
Germany

German judge pooh-poohs ‘sex piggy’ pee plea

A 25-year-old went on trial for indecent exposure in Cologne on Wednesday for dropping his pants and masturbating in front of three teenage girls last October, Cologne tabloid Express reported.

Report: Sweden’s crisis readiness ‘insufficient’
Sweden

Report: Sweden’s crisis readiness ‘insufficient’

The government’s ability to govern, coordinate, and follow up on crisis preparedness is insufficient, according to the annual report of the Swedish National Audit Office (SNAO) released on Thursday.

Jung: Germany must increase troop levels in Afghanistan
Germany

Jung: Germany must increase troop levels in Afghanistan

German Defence Minister Franz-Josef Jung said on Thursday the Bundeswehr must increase the number of troops it has in Afghanistan so Germany can lead a NATO rapid reaction force starting July 1.

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Sweden

Mum avoids conviction for tongue kissing her son

A Swedish mother charged with sexual assault for giving her six-year-old son a deep kiss has been acquitted by the Borås District Court in western Sweden.

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Sweden

Court ruling separates 90-year-old from wife

After 63 years together, 90-year-old Arvid Andersson and his wife have been told they can no longer live together.

A shore thing: Swedish lakes
Sweden

A shore thing: Swedish lakes

A keen wildlife watcher and hobby angler, René Rice falls hook, line and sinker for Sweden's watery charms.

Steinmeier to visit quake-hit China region
Germany

Steinmeier to visit quake-hit China region

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will travel to China on Friday where he will meet Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and visit earthquake-hit Sichuan province.

What’s on in Germany: June 12-18
Germany

What’s on in Germany: June 12-18

Economic official sees no ‘real poverty’ in Germany
Germany

Economic official sees no ‘real poverty’ in Germany

The parliamentary state secretary for the Economy Ministry, Hartmut Schauerte, has said he sees no real poverty in Germany, and there is no need to increase spending for social benefits.

Turkish-Germans celebrate football victory in the streets
Germany

Turkish-Germans celebrate football victory in the streets

Thousands of whooping, flag-waving Turkish-Germans took to the streets on Wednesday night to celebrate Turkey’s 2:1 victory over Switzerland in the teams’s first Euro 2008 match.

Croatia looks to dent German title hopes
Germany

Croatia looks to dent German title hopes

Croatia needs to put together a much more convincing performance against Euro 2008 co-favourites Germany on Thursday if they are to reflect the confidence their coach Slaven Bilic has that they can win the title.

Ibrahimovic aiming to shoot down Spain
Sweden

Ibrahimovic aiming to shoot down Spain

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic broke his two-year goal drought in the yellow shirt before insisting he wants to fire his side into the Euro 2008 quarter-finals with a win over Spain on Saturday.

Swedish rally legend dies in crash
Sweden

Swedish rally legend dies in crash

Former Swedish rally driver and Toyota Formula 1 team principal, Ove Andersson, 70, died on Wednesday in a car crash in South Africa's Western Cape province, SAPA news agency reports.

Men use more energy than women: study
Sweden

Men use more energy than women: study

Swedish men consume far more energy than women, especially when it comes to transportation, a study by the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) indicated Wednesday.

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Sweden

Swedish tycoon defends interest in Amazon

Johan Eliasch, a London-based Swedish tycoon who is in legal hot water with Brazil over logging on land he owns in the Amazon forest, on Wednesday defended his environmental credentials in a statement published by the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper.