Koenigsegg silent over ownership rumours
Sweden

Koenigsegg silent over ownership rumours

Koenigsegg Group, the consortium bidding to buy Saab Automobile, is remaining tight lipped about its ownership structure despite pressure from the Swedish government to display greater transparency.

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Sharp rise in cases of gonorrhea among women

The number of cases of gonorrhea among women in Sweden for the first six months of 2009 was up 31 percent on the same period last year, according to new figures from the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet).

Magna hammers out framework for Opel takeover with General Motors
Germany

Magna hammers out framework for Opel takeover with General Motors

The Austrian-Canadian auto parts company Magna has reportedly worked out an agreement with US carmaker General Motors regarding the takeover of its German unit Opel. But the deal has yet to be inked.

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Sara Clausin, Bondegatan 50

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The Local’s Stockholm shopping guide: Vasastan

Uniform fetishist banned from Bielefeld police stations
Germany

Uniform fetishist banned from Bielefeld police stations

A woman in Bielefeld has been banned from all city police stations after she took revenge on the department for not returning her romantic interest, a spokesman said Thursday.

Court rules Nazi slogans are legal if not in German
Germany

Court rules Nazi slogans are legal if not in German

The use of Nazi slogans is not illegal if they are translated into other languages besides German, a federal court in Karlsruhe ruled on Thursday.

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Stockholm exchange climbs new peak

Stockholm stock exchange continued its steady rise since the turn of the year and set a new annual high on Thursday.

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Emmaus, Götgatan 14

SPD backs new rules for dual citizenship
Germany

SPD backs new rules for dual citizenship

Germany should change its restrictive citizenship rules to allow for dual nationality, Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries told daily Berliner Zeitung on Thursday.

Neo-Nazi party tells black CDU member to ‘go home’
Germany

Neo-Nazi party tells black CDU member to ‘go home’

A black member of the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) in Thuringia has become the target of a racist campaign by the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD).

What’s on in Sweden: August 14 – 20
Sweden

What’s on in Sweden: August 14 – 20

What's on in Sweden: Culture and youth festivals in Stockholm; International music festival and continental market in Gothenburg; Music & arts festival in Malmö.

Officials order checks on rocket salad after poison plant find
Germany

Officials order checks on rocket salad after poison plant find

After the discovery of a poisonous plant in a package of rocket salad in a Hannover supermarket this week, the Lower Saxony Ministry for Consumer Protection announced on Thursday it would increase checks of the leafy greens.

‘Chocolate is good for your heart’: study
Sweden

‘Chocolate is good for your heart’: study

Heart attack survivors who eat chocolate two or more times per week cut their risk of dying from heart disease about threefold compared to those who never touch the stuff, Swedish scientists have reported.

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The Local’s Stockholm shopping guide: Södermalm

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The Local’s Stockholm shopping guide: Kungsholmen

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Fröken Söt, Götgatan 9

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Design by Marja, Humlegårdsgatan 5

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Eivy Flodin, Nybrogatan 22

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Svensk Slöjd, Nybrogatan 23

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Gwen, Östermalmstorg 2

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Odd Molly, Humlegårdsgatan 13

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Grodan, Grev Turegatan 16

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The Local’s Stockholm shopping guide: Gamla Stan

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Kamari, Rörstrandsgatan 6

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Plagg, Rörstrandsgatan 8

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Standard, Rörstrandsgatan 24

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Myrorna, Tomtebogatan 5

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Etc, Odengatan 89

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Old Touch, Upplandsgatan 43

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Haven, Upplandsgatan 45

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Acne Archive, Torsgatan 53

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Matilda Wendelboe, Bondegatan 48

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Time Out Boutique, Bondegatan 48

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Tjallamalla, Bondegatan 46

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Victoria & Erik, Nytorgsgatan 36A

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Floralin & Junior, Nybrogatan 20

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Deisy’s, Humlegårdsgatan 9

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Fornarina, Jakobsbergsgatan 6

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Marzio, Nybrogatan 10

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The Local’s Stockholm shopping guide: Östermalm

‘Spotify are the new pirates’: Swedish artist
Sweden

‘Spotify are the new pirates’: Swedish artist

Swedish musician Magnus Uggla has withdrawn his music from streaming music service Spotify claiming his "songs are being given away".

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The Local’s Stockholm nightlife guide: Vasastan

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The Local’s Stockholm nightlife guide: Kungsholmen

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The Local’s Stockholm nightlife guide: Gamla Stan

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The Local’s Stockholm nightlife guide: Östermalm

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The Local’s Stockholm nightlife guide: Södermalm

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Kägelbanan, Mosebacke Torg 1

Swedes defeat Finland in World Cup warm up
Sweden

Swedes defeat Finland in World Cup warm up

The Swedish men's football team received a confidence boosting 1-0 win over Finland in Stockholm on Wednesday ahead of a crucial World Cup qualifier against Hungary on September 5th.

German economy unexpectedly grows in second quarter
Germany

German economy unexpectedly grows in second quarter

The German economy grew unexpectedly for the first time since early 2008 in the second quarter of this year, the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) reported on Thursday.

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Pelikan/Kristallen, 40 Blekingegatan

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Raw Fusion, Mosebacke Torg 3

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Sidetrack Bar & Restaurant, Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 7

Escape attempt at high-security hospital
Sweden

Escape attempt at high-security hospital

Säter high-security psychiatric hospital in central Sweden was the target of an escape attempt on Thursday morning. Two people were arrested as they smashed their car into a fence.

What’s on in Germany: August 13 – 19
Germany

What’s on in Germany: August 13 – 19

This Week's Highlights: Poetry slamming in Hamburg, a culture festival in Dresden and Madonna drops in on Munich.

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Swedes neglect their fruit and veg: report

Sweden trails behind its European neighbours in regard to consumption of fruit and vegetables, a new report from sector organisation Freshfel has shown.

Pirate Party to stand in local elections
Sweden

Pirate Party to stand in local elections

Sweden's Pirate Party has announced that, in addition to standing in next year's general election, it will also be represented in local council elections.

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Sweden Democrats at record high: poll

The far-right Sweden Democrats have increased their support to a record 5.6 percent, according to a new voter poll published on Thursday.

Berlin remembers the day the Wall went up
Germany

Berlin remembers the day the Wall went up

On Thursday Germany marks the fateful summer day in 1961 when Berliners woke to find their city carved in two - an anniversary that still awakens painful memories on both sides of the fallen Wall.

’Ndrangheta Mafia seen firmly established in Germany
Germany

’Ndrangheta Mafia seen firmly established in Germany

The dreaded ’Ndrangheta clan of the Italian Mafia has established a growing foothold in Germany, according to a report from the Federal Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BKA) obtained by weekly newspaper Die Zeit.

National team beats Azerbaijan in World Cup qualifier
Germany

National team beats Azerbaijan in World Cup qualifier

Germany opened a four-point gap at the top of their World Cup qualifying group after goals by Bastian Schweinsteiger and Miroslav Klose sealed Germany's 2-0 win in Azerbaijan on Wednesday.