Most Germans want grand coalition to end
Germany

Most Germans want grand coalition to end

A new survey says that 56 percent of Germans have had enough of the ruling coalition of Germany’s two biggest parties.

Landslide tips house into lake
Germany

Landslide tips house into lake

A violent landslide tipped a house in Nachterstedt in Saxony-Anhalt into a lake early on Saturday morning. Three people are missing and feared dead.

Quarter of German companies planning redundancies
Germany

Quarter of German companies planning redundancies

A new survey has found that one in four German companies are planning to lay people off, according to financial magazine Wirtschaftswoche.

VW plan total takeover of Porsche
Germany

VW plan total takeover of Porsche

Volkswagen are planning a total takeover of Porsche, revising earlier reports that VW was only buying half of the sports car giant, news magazine Der Spiegel said Saturday.

https://www.thelocal.com/wp-content/themes/thelocal/assets/images/1x1-transparent.png
Sweden

Suspects arrested in Halmstad shootings

A 27-year-old man has been arrested and taken into custody on charges related to the recent wave of gunfire in Halmstad in southwestern Sweden. Another man was arrested on Friday, and arrest warrants for additional three men were issued on Wednesday.

Online tax evasion worth billions
Sweden

Online tax evasion worth billions

The Internet has enabled many companies to operate outside the purview of public authorities. The Swedish Tax Authority (Skatteverket) estimates that online tax evasion amounts to around 5 billion kronor ($638.7 million).

CSU speaks out against Iceland’s EU entry
Germany

CSU speaks out against Iceland’s EU entry

The Christian Social Union, the Bavarian sister party of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, has spoken out against Iceland’s entry to the European Union, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported Saturday.

https://www.thelocal.com/wp-content/themes/thelocal/assets/images/1x1-transparent.png
Sweden

Fugitives benefit from statute of limitations

Hundreds of convicted individuals who were on the run and evaded capture for a sufficiently long period of time have had their prison sentences barred under the statute of limitations. And the number has grown steadily over the last several years, reported Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper.

81-year-old axe murderer sentenced to prison
Sweden

81-year-old axe murderer sentenced to prison

An 81-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for murder on Friday after hitting his longtime girlfriend repeatedly in the head with an axe.

Somali hijackers release German ship for ransom
Germany

Somali hijackers release German ship for ransom

Somali hijackers said on Saturday they had released the German ship Victoria and its crew which they had been holding for three months after being paid a ransom of $1.8 million.