CSU pushes for more tax reductions to spur growth
Germany

CSU pushes for more tax reductions to spur growth

The centre-right sister party of the Christian Democrats (CDU), the Christian Social Union (CSU) has cemented its reputation as the CDU’s right-wing economic guard-dog by calling for further tax reductions in a new tax model presented on Saturday.

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Sweden

Woman given cancer medicine to treat headache

An elderly woman in Karlshamn in southern Sweden went to her local pharmacy to get a prescription to treat her headaches. She was instead given a potential lethal treatment against breast cancer, according to local newspaper Sydöstran.

500 protest neo-Nazi NPD party conference in Berlin
Germany

500 protest neo-Nazi NPD party conference in Berlin

An estimated 500 people took part in a mainly peaceful demonstration in Berlin on Saturday against the far-right NPD's party conference, police reported.

Merkel snubbed by Berlusconi
Germany

Merkel snubbed by Berlusconi

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel was snubbed by Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi on Saturday when he continued a mobile phone call instead of greeting Merkel and posing for a group photo with NATO's other 27 leaders on a bridge spanning the Rhine river.

The best of Berlin in April
Germany

The best of Berlin in April

This month Exberliner, Berlin's leading English-language magazine, picks the best places to meet real-live bloggers, pick up a bitchin' Deutsche Bahn bike and spot quirky public art from Danish artist Nike.

Drunk Swedish pastor in net dating outrage
Sweden

Drunk Swedish pastor in net dating outrage

A pensioned Church of Sweden pastor has been reported for offensive comments to women while chatting on a Christian online dating website.

11 million German jobs vulnerable to outsourcing
Germany

11 million German jobs vulnerable to outsourcing

A new study released on Saturday suggests that over 11 million German jobs could be moved abroad, more than twice as many as in comparable countries like Switzerland and the United States.

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Sweden

Alliance overtakes opposition: poll

The Alliance government in Sweden has caught up and overtaken the red-green opposition, a new poll from Demoskop published in Expressen on Saturday shows.

US to expel alleged Nazi death camp guard
Germany

US to expel alleged Nazi death camp guard

The United States has begun moves to expel an 84-year-old man alleged to have been a top guard in several Nazi concentration camps in Germany, the US Justice Department said Friday.

Celebrity preacher in copper-coloured revenge
Sweden

Celebrity preacher in copper-coloured revenge

Norwegian celebrity evangelist Runar Sögaard displayed a keen sense of the Old Testament message "an eye for eye, a tooth for a tooth" when taking revenge on a Stockholm shopkeeper - he paid his debt in small change.

Germans eat three more eggs for Easter
Germany

Germans eat three more eggs for Easter

Germany was hit by eggs-traordinary news on Saturday morning as it was revealed that they consume an average of three more eggs per person in the Easter month.

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Sweden

Asylum seeker sets himself alight

A man who had his application for asylum rejected has sustained serious injuries after setting himself alight.