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Sweden

Saab shares crash on lower forecast

Swedish aerospace giant Saab announced on Thursday that it was lowering its sales outlook for 2008, sending its shares tumbling 20 percent on the Stockholm stock exchange.

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Germany

World takes to German wine

German wine sales are up across the globe, with the United States showing a particular thirst for the country's popular Riesling, according to numbers released by the Deutsches Weininstitute (German Wine Institute) on Thursday.

Anitra Steen to leave Systembolaget
Sweden

Anitra Steen to leave Systembolaget

Anitra Steen has informed the board of Swedish alcohol retail monopoly Systembolaget that she intends to step down from her post as managing director in May 2009.

German-Pakistani man charged with aiding al Qaida
Germany

German-Pakistani man charged with aiding al Qaida

Germany's Federal Prosecutor's office said on Thursday it had filed charges against an alleged member of Islamist terror organization al Qaida.

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Sweden

Stockholm art gallery guide: September 5 -11

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

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Sweden

Stockholm club and concert guide: September 5 – 7

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

Germans terrified of inflation
Germany

Germans terrified of inflation

Germans are more afraid of inflation than they've been for almost 20 years, according to a study on the country's top fears released in Berlin on Thursday.

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Sweden

Carpenter’s savings spared from massive blaze

A Polish carpenter who lives in western Sweden received some good news after a fire destroyed his home.

Pacifist poster with dead German soldier sparks outrage
Germany

Pacifist poster with dead German soldier sparks outrage

A poster from a German pacifist organization has sparked outrage by showing the coffin of a Bundeswehr soldier recently killed in Afghanistan.

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Sweden

Gothenburg club and concert tips: September 5 – 7

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

Dassault claims Siemens violated trade secrets
Germany

Dassault claims Siemens violated trade secrets

French software group Dassault Systemes on Thursday accused its German rival Siemens Software of trade secrets violation involving a "protected" list of Dassault's customers.

Berlin to tighten data protection law amid privacy scandals
Germany

Berlin to tighten data protection law amid privacy scandals

German ministers agreed on Thursday to update data protection laws for the digital age in the wake of scandals showing how easily personal details can be bought on the internet.

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Sweden

Swedish salaries on the rise

Monthly salaries in Sweden averaged 25,800 kronor ($3920) last year, an increase of 800 kronor compared with the previous year.

What’s on in Sweden: September 5 – 11
Sweden

What’s on in Sweden: September 5 – 11

What’s on in Sweden: September 5th - 11th. R.E.M and international comedy in Stockholm; Pink Floyd tribute and championship golf in Gothenburg; Son of Dave and international dance in Malmö.

What’s on in Germany: September 4 – 10
Germany

What’s on in Germany: September 4 – 10

This Week's Highlights: A triathlon in Cologne, gospel music in Hannover, and salsa in Munich.

‘Outlaw tattoos for anyone under eighteen’
Sweden

‘Outlaw tattoos for anyone under eighteen’

Tattoo artists in Sweden are calling for a law to prohibit minors from getting a tattoo.

Artist to turn death row inmate into fish food
Germany

Artist to turn death row inmate into fish food

A Denmark-based artist is planning to use the body of a Texas murderer as fish food for an installation in Germany after the man is executed. The project aims to spark debate about capital punishment, he told The Local.

Gorch Fock sailor missing at sea
Germany

Gorch Fock sailor missing at sea

A female sailor aboard the German navy training ship the Gorch Fock fell into the North Sea on Wednesday night around midnight while on watch and remains missing.

Engla’s killer ‘will face jail’
Sweden

Engla’s killer ‘will face jail’

Anders Eklund, the man who has confessed to the murders of Engla Juncosa Höglund, 10, and Pernilla Hellgren, 31, is likely to face a lengthy prison sentence after the results of a psychiatric evaluation deemed him not to be seriously mentally ill.

Riksbank raises rates
Sweden

Riksbank raises rates

Sweden’s Riksbank has raised its benchmark interest rate by 0.25 percent.

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Sweden

Sweden may open door to foreign gambling operators

The government commission examining gambling in Sweden wants to allow foreign gaming companies to operate in the country.

More funding for Sweden’s marine environments
Sweden

More funding for Sweden’s marine environments

The government plans to spend an addition 655 million kronor ($100 million) on improvements to Sweden's.

Gabriel: nuclear facility Asse like “Swiss cheese”
Germany

Gabriel: nuclear facility Asse like “Swiss cheese”

German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Thursday renewed his criticism of the nuclear waste facility Asse, but said there was no acute danger to the public.

Mountain rescuers locate missing boy
Sweden

Mountain rescuers locate missing boy

The 10-year-old boy who disappeared on Wednesday afternoon from a school outing in the mountains near Kvikkjokk in northern Sweden has been found alive.

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Germany

Switzerland implicates 600 Germans in paedophile network

Six hundred Germans are suspected of involvement in an Internet paedophile network uncovered in Switzerland, where four men have already been arrested in the investigation.