Informant offers to sell names of tax dodgers
Germany

Informant offers to sell names of tax dodgers

A secret informant has offered to sell the German taxman the names of 1,500 Germans who have funds hidden in Switzerland, a newspaper reported Saturday.

German police officers brought back from Iran
Germany

German police officers brought back from Iran

Two German policemen working at their country's embassy in Tehran have been brought home after being targeted by Iranian intelligence, according to the weekly Der Spiegel.

Snow causes chaos in the north
Germany

Snow causes chaos in the north

More than 25 centimetres of new snow disabled traffic throughout northern Germany on Saturday, particularly in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, where Baltic islands have been cut off.

KSK reportedly had key role in Kunduz airstrike
Germany

KSK reportedly had key role in Kunduz airstrike

A secret NATO report found the German special forces unit the KSK had a key role in last September's controversial bombing near Kunduz in Afghanistan contrary to what the Bundeswehr has claimed.

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Sweden

Class 1 weather warning for south-east Sweden

The Swedish Met Office (SMHI) has issued a class 1 warning for the Österlen area of Skåne, southern Sweden, over the next two days with strong winds and more heavy snowfall expected.

Former Jesuit teacher admits abuse
Germany

Former Jesuit teacher admits abuse

One of the former teachers and Jesuit priests accused of sexually abusing students at the elite Berlin high school Canisius College has confessed to the charges.

Homeless need more help: Health minister
Sweden

Homeless need more help: Health minister

Sweden's Public Health Minister Maria Larsson has called for new measures to help those living on the streets and sharper legislation to stop children being evicted from their homes.

Russian Foreign Minister to meet German resistance veterans
Germany

Russian Foreign Minister to meet German resistance veterans

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Germany next month to attend the Munich Security Conference and meet veterans of the German resistance to the Nazis, his spokesman said Friday.

Springer mulls suing over postal wage chaos
Germany

Springer mulls suing over postal wage chaos

The media giant Axel Springer is considering suing the German government over the minimum wage fiasco currently rocking the postal industry. The Federal Administrative Court recently declared the wage as unlawful.

Police raids uncover cannabis-growing network
Sweden

Police raids uncover cannabis-growing network

Six men have been arrested on suspicion of growing cannabis in three apartments in the Stockholm area. Police believe the green-fingered gang are part of an extensive network of plant growers and dealers.

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Sweden

Politician caught with child pornography stash

A Moderate Party politician in Stockholm has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography material including a collection of films and photographs.

Porsche turns corner after terrible year
Germany

Porsche turns corner after terrible year

German luxury sports car maker Porsche, which is being folded into the Volkswagen group, said Friday its 2009/2010 first half sales had fallen, but forecast a gain for the year as a whole.

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Sweden

Government probe halted Saab-Spyker deal

An investigation ordered by the Swedish government into the workings of Spyker and its Russian investors landed on the desk of the FBI and put a temporary stop to the Saab deal being reached.