Government torn over future of intel service
Germany

Government torn over future of intel service

A row erupted on Saturday within the German government about the future of the country's scandal-hit domestic intelligence service. The justice minister wants to make it smaller, an idea the interior minister dismissed.

Wet and windy weather continues
Germany

Wet and windy weather continues

It may be July, but Germany is set for some wet and windy weather over the weekend and into next week, national weather service (DWD) said on Saturday.

Victoria’s birthday party unmarred by rain
Sweden

Victoria’s birthday party unmarred by rain

Saturday marks Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria’s 35th birthday, with celebrations taking place at the royal family’s residence Solliden on the Baltic island of Öland, despite warnings of ominous weather.

‘Horror Landlord’ politician could face jail
Germany

‘Horror Landlord’ politician could face jail

A German politician turned landlord has been charged with fraud for massively overcharging his welfare benefit tenants and even renting out uninhabitable cellars as flats.

Germany buys data on suspected tax dodgers
Germany

Germany buys data on suspected tax dodgers

Authorities in the west German region of North Rhine-Westphalia have bought data on German clients of a Swiss bank suspected of tax evasion, a report said on Saturday.

Jobs fears rise after shock Opel resignation
Germany

Jobs fears rise after shock Opel resignation

General Motors was pressed by unions Friday to respect job pledges at its German unit Opel after the shock resignation of its chief executive and as Europe's car sector struggles with overcapacity.

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Sweden

Car crash leaves three young men hospitalized

A car which crashed through a roundabout at high speed in southern Sweden flipped over and caught fire, leaving three young men hospitalized.

Dog saved after being locked inside sinking car
Sweden

Dog saved after being locked inside sinking car

A man made a dramatic rescue of a dog that was drowning on Friday, as the locked car that the dog was inside suddenly rolled into a river.

UK bank scandal must be ‘looked into’: Pagrotsky
Sweden

UK bank scandal must be ‘looked into’: Pagrotsky

The Libor scandal in London may have caused economic damages for Swedish tax-funded businesses, and ought to be looked into, said the Social Democrats’ tax investigator Leif Pagrotsky.

Germany pledges ‘right to circumcise’
Germany

Germany pledges ‘right to circumcise’

The German government on Friday pledged quick action to protect the right of Jews and Muslims to circumcise baby boys on religious grounds, after a court ruling that prompted international outcry.

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Sweden

Two shot down at Malmö underground club

Two men were shot down at an underground club in Malmö early Saturday morning, one of whom was rushed to hospital severely injured.