Ibrahimovic leaves Barcelona for Milan
Sweden

Ibrahimovic leaves Barcelona for Milan

Swedish star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to complete a €24 million move to Italian giants AC Milan after a single season with Spanish champions Barcelona.

Bahn CEO suggests talks with Stuttgart 21 critics
Germany

Bahn CEO suggests talks with Stuttgart 21 critics

Deutsche Bahn CEO Rüdiger Grube on Saturday proposed a roundtable between opponents and supporters of Stuttgart's controversial railway construction, one day after thousands turned for the biggest protest so far.

Expert assessment backs longer life spans for nuclear plants
Germany

Expert assessment backs longer life spans for nuclear plants

An experts' report commissioned by the German government has advocated extending the life of the nation's nuclear power plants by up to two decades, German media reports said on Saturday.

Love Parade organiser to release event footage
Germany

Love Parade organiser to release event footage

Love Parade organiser Rainer Schaller plans to post surveillance tapes online that he said prove Duisburg police were also to blame in the tragedy that left 21 people dead, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday.

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Sweden

Mushroom pickers find kittens buried alive

A couple out picking mushrooms in the woods in western Sweden made a macabre find on Thursday evening after spotting the head of a live kitten peering out from the ground behind a tree stump.

Sweden Democrats ask legal official to rule on ad
Sweden

Sweden Democrats ask legal official to rule on ad

The far-right Sweden Democrats have submitted their own election film for review by one of the country's top legal officials after TV4 refused to broadcast the advert on grounds that it promoted religious hatred.

Ifo’s Sinn: Tolls on all German roadways would reduce traffic
Germany

Ifo’s Sinn: Tolls on all German roadways would reduce traffic

Germany needs to institute a time- and location-dependent toll system on all streets to help cut the costs of too much traffic, said Hans-Werner Sinn, head of the influential Ifo economics institute, in an article published on Saturday.

Red-Greens split over revamped wealth tax
Sweden

Red-Greens split over revamped wealth tax

Sweden's three-party Red-Green opposition remains split on how best to reintroduce a wealth tax system if the government is defeated in next month's election.

Turkish community demands more government pressure on Sarrazin
Germany

Turkish community demands more government pressure on Sarrazin

The chairman of the Turkish Community in Germany (TGD) has called on Chancellor Angela Merkel to send a clear signal condemning anti-Muslim comments by Bundesbank official Thilo Sarrazin, according to a Saturday report.

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Sweden

Bad doctors to be named in online register

The Swedish Board of Health and Welfare has written to the government to request permission to publish online the names, qualifications and current professional status of all certified workers in the healthcare sector.

10-man Kaiserslautern squad stuns Bayern
Germany

10-man Kaiserslautern squad stuns Bayern

Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal admitted his side's finishing let them down as they suffered a shock 2-0 defeat on Friday at Bundesliga new boys Kaiserslautern, who finished with 10 men.

Barcelona lash out at Ibrahimovic’s agent
Sweden

Barcelona lash out at Ibrahimovic’s agent

Barcelona have threatened to sever their contract with Mino Raiola, the agent of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after his public criticism of coach Pep Guardiola.