Greens plan to raise taxes for top earners
Germany

Greens plan to raise taxes for top earners

The Green party has joined the Social Democrats (SPD) in adopting a higher tax policy for top earners. If a Green-SPD centre-left coalition came to power in Germany, the top rate of income tax could rise from 42 to 49 percent.

Occupy Wall Street comes to Germany
Germany

Occupy Wall Street comes to Germany

Thousands of demonstrators joined the "Occupy Wall Street" movement in several German cities on Saturday, protesting against the global financial system. Similar demonstrations took place around the world.

Bundestag disinvites 100 wheelchair users
Germany

Bundestag disinvites 100 wheelchair users

A historic disabled people's conference planned for December turned into embarrassment for the German parliament on Friday when it was forced to cancel the event because too many wheelchair users registered.

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Sweden

Swede Lagerbäck to lead Iceland

Former Sweden coach Lars Lagerbäck praised the level of footballing talent on display in Iceland on Friday after being named as the new man in charge of their national team.

Schröder prepares gender quota
Germany

Schröder prepares gender quota

German Family Minister Kristina Schröder is preparing a law to introduce a flexible gender quota ahead of a meeting with top German companies on Monday.

Teens arrested for Kalmar mall fire
Sweden

Teens arrested for Kalmar mall fire

Four teenagers, aged between 15 and 18, are suspected of being behind the violent fire that ravaged the Berga Centrum shopping centre in Kalmar in southern Sweden on Thursday night.

Sweden invests least in railway upkeep: report
Sweden

Sweden invests least in railway upkeep: report

Sweden puts far less money into railroad maintenance than other EU countries, shows a report that union Seko will be presenting next week, wrote newspaper Göteborgs-Posten (GP).

Germany launches Khodorkovsky probe
Germany

Germany launches Khodorkovsky probe

Germany has secretly opened an investigation into Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the jailed former chief of now-defunct Russian oil giant Yukos, for alleged money laundering, a German newspaper reported.

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Sweden

Man shot at Gothenburg night club

A man was shot at a strip club in central Gothenburg late Friday night, and has been taken to. Sahlgrenska hospital.

Ten-man Dortmund outplay Bremen
Germany

Ten-man Dortmund outplay Bremen

Defending champions Borussia Dortmund moved provisionally up to second place in the Bundesliga after recording a rousing 2-0 win at Werder Bremen on Friday despite playing almost half the game with only ten men.

‘I thought I was acting correctly’: Swedish politician
Sweden

‘I thought I was acting correctly’: Swedish politician

Centre Party MP Erik A Eriksson has also spent years pocketing an oversized reimbursement from the Riksdag for his rent costs.