First Lehman Brothers share sells for €24,000 at Würzburg auction
Germany

First Lehman Brothers share sells for €24,000 at Würzburg auction

The first share certificate ever issued by bankrupt American investment bank Lehman Brothers was sold at an auction in Germany for €24,000 on Saturday – nearly five times the minimum bid.

German rider clinches Moto2 championship
Germany

German rider clinches Moto2 championship

Germany's Stefan Bradl (Kalex) was crowned world motorcycling champion in the Moto2 category after sole rival, Marc Marquez of Spain, pulled out of the final race of the season in Valencia, officials said Saturday.

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Sweden

Left Party rejects shared leadership

Top brass with Sweden’s Left Party, Vänsterpartiet, has said ‘no’ to a shared party leadership on the grounds of a current well-working organization. The party’s congress must now decide who will succeed Lars Ohly.

Study: Swedes ‘more emotional’ at work
Sweden

Study: Swedes ‘more emotional’ at work

A recent survey conducted by Manpower reveals that Swedes are breaking down the barriers between their work and private lives by showing more emotion on the job, even in front of top management.

TUI asks Greek hotels to promise to take drachma in the worst case
Germany

TUI asks Greek hotels to promise to take drachma in the worst case

German tour operator TUI has reportedly infuriated Greek hoteliers by asking them to agree to accept payment in drachma should debt-ridden Greece leave the eurozone and adopt its own currency.

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Sweden

All Saint’s Day pastry king crowned

Once a year the special pastry hits the shelves.

11/11/11 a big day for weddings in Germany
Germany

11/11/11 a big day for weddings in Germany

November has never been a very popular month for matrimony, but civil registry offices in Germany are dealing with a crush of couples hoping to get married on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 2011.

Greece default ‘a threat’ to Sweden: minister
Sweden

Greece default ‘a threat’ to Sweden: minister

Although the Greek Prime Minister Giorgos Papandreou snagged a narrow vote-of-confidence win late Friday, it has done nothing to minimize the threatening economic disaster that has plagued the debt-laden country and sent shock waves through international markets.

Euro recovery will take a decade, says Merkel
Germany

Euro recovery will take a decade, says Merkel

Europe will need 10 years to clean up its finances and emerge from the current debt crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared on Saturday.

Revamp set for renewable power plants to prevent shut-downs
Germany

Revamp set for renewable power plants to prevent shut-downs

The German government is planning a revamp of thousands of renewable energy plants for fear that many could go offline simultaneously in the event of major fluctuations in the power grid, according to Der Spiegel magazine.

Berlin looks to defer EU talks with Montenegro
Germany

Berlin looks to defer EU talks with Montenegro

Germany and France want to delay the start of European Union membership negotiations with Montenegro until June 2012, six months later than slated by the European Commission, diplomats said on Friday.

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Sweden

17-year-old arrested after ‘Halloween spoof’

A teenager was apprehended Friday evening in northern Sweden on suspicion of attempted murder after a shot was fired into a house. The alleged targets thought it was a Halloween spoof.