Police find woman’s body in boot of crashed car
Germany

Police find woman’s body in boot of crashed car

German police investigating a head-on car crash in which two people died found the additional dead body of a woman in the boot of one of the vehicles, a spokesman said on Sunday.

No tax cuts next year: Moderates
Sweden

No tax cuts next year: Moderates

Sweden’s prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has ruled out further tax cuts in 2011 if his party is returned to power in September’s general election.

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Sweden

Wounded men held after voluntary knife battle

Two men, 28 and 29, have been detained by police in central Sweden after reaching a mutual agreement to slash each other with knives.

SPD refuses Left invitation to opposition summit
Germany

SPD refuses Left invitation to opposition summit

The centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) has turned down an invitation from The Left party to convene for an opposition summit, following the opposition's failure to topple Angela Merkel's government in last week's presidential election.

Bavaria votes on total smoking ban
Germany

Bavaria votes on total smoking ban

The state of Bavaria is holding a referendum on Sunday to decide whether to impose a complete ban on smoking in all restaurants and bars. It would be the strictest ban in Germany.

Deutsche Bank tipped off over tax raid
Germany

Deutsche Bank tipped off over tax raid

Deutsche Bank reportedly received advanced warning of a raid on its offices during an investigation into alleged tax evasion. A number of the bank's employees are currently being scrutinized.

Opt-out scheme for left-wing extremists planned
Germany

Opt-out scheme for left-wing extremists planned

The German Interior Ministry is planning to introduce a plan to help activists leave the extremist left-wing scene, mirroring the scheme it has already developed to help neo-Nazis opt out.

Sweden bathes in sultry summer sunshine
Sweden

Sweden bathes in sultry summer sunshine

Saturday was the hottest day of the year so far in Sweden with temperatures sneaking above 32 degrees Celsius in parts.

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Sweden

Sun causes rail traffic delays

Just months after heavy snowfall prompted major rail traffic disturbances in Sweden, the sun has now staked its claim as a disruptive force by causing rails to expand and delaying trains in Malmö on Saturday.

German press hails World Cup heroes
Germany

German press hails World Cup heroes

Germany's papers could scarcely hide their glee Sunday after their team's 4-0 rout of Argentina sent them into the World Cup semi-finals and got the whole nation dreaming of a fourth World Cup triumph.

Huge lead for Reinfeldt in voter confidence poll
Sweden

Huge lead for Reinfeldt in voter confidence poll

An overwhelming majority of Swedish voters consider Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt better equipped to lead a government than opposition leader Mona Sahlin, according to a new Skop poll.

Deutsche Bahn plans massive investments
Germany

Deutsche Bahn plans massive investments

Germany's state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn plans to make the biggest investment in its history between now and 2014, a company official told the Berliner Zeitung Saturday.