Burlesque booms in radical, naughty Berlin
Germany

Burlesque booms in radical, naughty Berlin

Burlesque is not just a naked lady in a cocktail glass - that is just one style of a complex movement in which Berlin has reclaimed its pre-war global top spot for radical naughtiness. Jessica Ware spoke with one of the capital’s performers.

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Sweden

Swedish neo-Nazis turn out for May Day parade

Several Swedish extreme-right groups have come out in force to demonstrate on May 1st, with police reporting disorder after clashes with extreme-left groups.

Study: more Swedes surf the net anonymously
Sweden

Study: more Swedes surf the net anonymously

Swedes have become more inclined to surf the internet anonymously, in order to protect themselves from online surveillance, a new study shows.

Merkel’s first Golf sells for €10,000 on Ebay
Germany

Merkel’s first Golf sells for €10,000 on Ebay

A man from North Rhine-Westphalia bought Chancellor Angela Merkel’s first “west car” for slightly more than €10,000, after an initial auction produced too many ridiculous bids and was cancelled, the Bild newspaper reported Monday.

Sarrazin’s wife says she was bullied as teacher
Germany

Sarrazin’s wife says she was bullied as teacher

A German politician whose book criticising multiculturalism caused national outrage is being followed into print by his wife - who has written about being bullied as a teacher in a Berlin school.

German productivity up thanks to lower wages
Germany

German productivity up thanks to lower wages

Germany has Europe’s most efficient workers and their productivity has increased largely because wages have not kept up, data released Monday from the Federal Statistics Office showed.

Calls grow to relocate Euro 2012 from Ukraine
Germany

Calls grow to relocate Euro 2012 from Ukraine

Calls are growing from German politicians and others to relocate the European Football Championship from Ukraine to neighbouring countries, following the country's alleged treatment of its former leader.

Ikea investigates Stasi prisoner labour claims
Germany

Ikea investigates Stasi prisoner labour claims

Swedish furniture giant Ikea is investigating claims that its factories used East German political prisoners for labour during the 1970s and 1980s.

Stockholm eatery named among world top 20
Sweden

Stockholm eatery named among world top 20

Stockholm restaurant Frantzen/Lindeberg has been named among the world's top 20 restaurants in a new compilation by a prestigious trade journal.

Player strike threatens Swedish pro football
Sweden

Player strike threatens Swedish pro football

Swedish top flight football is facing the prospect of player strike action and a slew of postponed matches as a dispute over pay and conditions remained unresolved.

Men held in Sweden for trading rhino horn
Sweden

Men held in Sweden for trading rhino horn

Two men are in police custody in Sweden on suspicion of having tried to illegally trade in the horn from the rhinoceros, which is classed as an endangered species.