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Norway’s tax system has increased inequality, report finds

Income inequality has increased in Norway as a result of changes to the country’s tax system under successive Erna Solberg governments, according to a statistical analysis.

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Is this charming region Germany’s best-kept secret?

Eight things you didn’t know – and didn’t know you wanted to know – about the German region of Heilbronn-Franken.

4 days ago

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Germany

'Exports have steadily sunk': Brexit sends Britain sliding down German trade rankings

Britain is slipping down the list of Germany's most important trade partners, official data showed Monday, after its 2016 vote to quit the EU marked an end to growth in exchanges.

13 hours ago

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France

OPINION: French police are not just thugs, they are being placed in an impossible situation

Teargas and tourism don't mix, but there is more to the violent clashes in Paris than simply blaming the French police, writes John Lichfield.

2 weeks ago
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Switzerland

'It's a lonely country to live in': What you think about life in Switzerland

A recent global survey of expats found that foreigners in Switzerland thought the country was hard to settle in, partly because it was so difficult to make friends with the locals. Is it really? Here's what you had to say.

2 weeks ago

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Spain

Spain's public holidays in 2020: Official list

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Germany

12 colourful German expressions that'll add swagger to your language skills

Idioms in a foreign language are some of the hardest things to master - so here are some of the more pithy German ones to give you a head start!

7 hours ago

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Sweden

Trio share Nobel Economics Prize for 'alleviating global poverty'

Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee of the US, French-American Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer of the US have won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work on poverty.

12 hours ago

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Spain

MAP: The unsanitary Madrid restaurants and bars you shouldn't eat at

One out of four every businesses selling food in the Spanish capital don’t meet health and safety standards, with even some school dining rooms not making the mark. Find out where they are.

3 days ago

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Sweden

How Stockholm public transport tickets could soon get more expensive

The cost of a monthly travel card in Stockholm is set to increase from the start of January. And at this rate the ticket could break the 1,000-kronor barrier in just a couple of years.

4 days ago

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Sweden

Swedish Academy sparks criticism with new Nobel Prize controversy

The Swedish Academy on Thursday announced two Nobel Prize winners after last year's scandal, but one of the choices quickly sparked new controversy for the body.

4 days ago