Guttenberg calls for major tax reform
Germany

Guttenberg calls for major tax reform

Economy minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg called for a dramatic revision of German tax laws in an interview published Sunday by Welt am Sonntag.

AC/DC concert shakes Munich neighbours all night long
Germany

AC/DC concert shakes Munich neighbours all night long

A concert by heavy-metal rockers AC/DC in Munich on Friday drew over 100 noise complaints by irate neighbours, police reported Sunday.

Milk maids end hunger strike outside Merkel’s office
Germany

Milk maids end hunger strike outside Merkel’s office

Six women German dairy farmers demanding that Chancellor Angela Merkel take action to fight falling milk prices ended their hunger-strike on Sunday after five days, rolling news channel N24 reported.

Volkswagen breaks off talks with Porsche
Germany

Volkswagen breaks off talks with Porsche

Volkswagen is suspending talks about a possible merger with Porsche and blamed the sports car maker for creating an atmosphere that was “not constructive,” a VW spokesman said Sunday.

Germany fizzles at Eurovision song contest despite Dita
Germany

Germany fizzles at Eurovision song contest despite Dita

Burlesque idol Dita von Teese couldn’t add enough zing to German duo’s Alex Swings Oscar Sings! performance at the Eurovision song contest in Moscow Saturday night – Germany finished 20th out of 25 countries competing.

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Sweden

Opposition makes comeback in new poll

The opposition has increased its lead over Sweden's Alliance government according to a new opinion poll by Sifo.

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Sweden

Two men held for Stockholm murder

Two men have been detained on suspicion of murdering a man in an apartment in Hässelby strand in wester Stockholm on Saturday night.

Ibrahimovic claims sixth consecutive title
Sweden

Ibrahimovic claims sixth consecutive title

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrated his sixth straight league title as Inter Milan claimed their fourth consecutive Serie A crown on Saturday thanks to title rivals AC Milan's loss to Udinese.

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Sweden

Swedes meet detained US journalists in North Korea

The Swedish ambassador to North Korea met two detained US journalists on Friday, the first such contact in six weeks, a senior US official said.

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Sweden

Ernman upbeat after Eurovision loss

Sweden and Malena Ernman could only manage a 21st place and 33 votes in Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest. Scandinavian neighbour Norway had a perfect start to national day celebrations by claiming the title.

Podolski says only a ‘miracle’ will stop Wolfsburg
Germany

Podolski says only a ‘miracle’ will stop Wolfsburg

Germany striker Lukas Podolski admits only a miracle can now stop Wolfsburg winning the Bundesliga title after defending champions Bayern Munich slipped to a 2-2 draw against Hoffenheim.