Tens of thousands join 50th year of Easter Marches
Germany

Tens of thousands join 50th year of Easter Marches

Tens of thousands of demonstrators joined the traditional Easter Marches over the long weekend to protest the war in Afghanistan, nuclear arms and weapons exports.

Guerrero fined up to €100,000 for bottle attack on fan
Germany

Guerrero fined up to €100,000 for bottle attack on fan

Hamburg's Peruvian forward Paolo Guerrero has been handed the heaviest fine in the club's history for throwing a bottle at a fan who insulted him, the Bundesliga side revealed on Monday.

Dividends boom despite recession and job cuts
Germany

Dividends boom despite recession and job cuts

Despite the recession, falling profits and job layoffs, Germany’s biggest firms are set to pay out about €20 billion this year to their shareholders, a survey has found.

Conservative opposition to taking on Gitmo prisoners grows
Germany

Conservative opposition to taking on Gitmo prisoners grows

The government is facing growing resistance within its own ranks to a plan to accept prisoners from Guantanamo Bay as the United States moves to phase out the controversial prison in Cuba.

Hospital fleecing costs billions, insurers claim
Germany

Hospital fleecing costs billions, insurers claim

Overbilling by hospitals is costing Germany's statutory health insurers up to €1.5 billion a year even as insurers are pushing up fees to plug funding shortfalls, an internal paper from their peak body has revealed.

Minister threatens Facebook over privacy
Germany

Minister threatens Facebook over privacy

Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner has attacked Facebook’s plan to pass users’ personal details to third parties and even threatened to shut down her own account with the social networking site.

Fewer Germans tying the knot
Germany

Fewer Germans tying the knot

Marriage has become dramatically less common in Germany with a third of women and nearly 40 percent of men staying single for life – double the figures of 30 years ago.

Union boss likens FDP to Jörg Haider’s party
Germany

Union boss likens FDP to Jörg Haider’s party

The nation’s top union boss has claimed that the pro-business Free Democrats are showing right-wing populist tendencies and even compared them in a Monday interview to Austria’s notorious Freedom Party founded by the late Jörg Haider.

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Sweden

Zlatan out of Arsenal Champions League clash

After tearing a thigh muscle, Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be fit for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final against Arsenal at the Nou Cam, his Barcelona club said Sunday.

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Sweden

‘No hesitation over Ivory Coast job’: Sven-Goran Eriksson

Former English national team coach Sven-Goran Eriksson had no qualms about accepting an offer to coach the Ivory Coast football team in the World Cup finals, he said in an interview with Swedish television on Sunday.

Police fear third wave of German Jihadists
Germany

Police fear third wave of German Jihadists

Anti-terrorism authorities are increasingly worried about a “third generation” of German Jihadists travelling – often as whole families – to the lawless tribal region on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, according to a Monday media report.

Karolinska tops university rankings: report
Sweden

Karolinska tops university rankings: report

Large universities and specialist institutions come out on top in the latest ranking of Swedish institutions of higher education.

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Sweden

Woman arrested in Växjö double murder

A 34-year-old woman in Växjö has been arrested in connection with the murder of two men in their respective apartments on Sunday. Her motive and connection to the victims remains unclear.

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Sweden

More charges brought in car park murder case

A man has been charged with aiding and abetting the 23-year-old suspected of murdering a 78-year-old woman in the Landskrona car park murder case, while two anti-violence demonstrations will be held in the town on Monday.

Guerrero faces punishment over bottle-throwing
Germany

Guerrero faces punishment over bottle-throwing

SV Hamburg's Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero is facing club sanctions after launching a bottle at the head of an angry supporter following a scoreless draw with Hanover on Sunday.