Music site Simfy lodges competition complaint against Apple over iCloud
Germany

Music site Simfy lodges competition complaint against Apple over iCloud

As Apple prepared to launch on Monday an eagerly awaited service that lets consumers stream music they bought to any Apple device, a German music-streaming site has lodged an anti-trust claim against the technology giant.

Merkel’s VIP treatment in DC
Germany

Merkel’s VIP treatment in DC

Amid criticism that Germany has been shirking its global responsibilities, Dr. Jackson Janes from the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies analyzes the importance of Chancellor Merkel’s high-profile visit to Washington this week.

Malmström touts corruption crackdown
Sweden

Malmström touts corruption crackdown

Sweden's EU commissioner Cecilia Malmström has called for action after it emerged that the problem costs more than 1,000 billion kronor ($162 billion) across the union per year.

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Sweden

Twelve dead in holiday traffic

At the end of a five-day weekend, with Ascension and Sweden's national day, traffic accident stats are looking dismal.

Holidaymakers face summer transport chaos
Germany

Holidaymakers face summer transport chaos

Holidaymakers face unusual transport chaos in Germany this summer, with the ADAC car club forecasting a sharp rise in traffic jams, while there have been early signs that overheating on Deutsche Bahn trains may once again become a problem.

Germany star Klose leaving Bayern
Germany

Germany star Klose leaving Bayern

Veteran Germany striker Miroslav Klose is to quit Bayern Munich, the Bavarian football giants announced Monday, and he is now set to join Spanish side Valencia, according to a report in German daily Bild.

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Switzerland

Swiss take Libya to court over hostages

Switzerland on Monday approved legal action to prosecute the Libyan regime for holding Swiss citizens Rachid Hamdani and Max Goeldi hostage, the justice ministry said.

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Switzerland

Row over Nestlé’s ‘Baby milk Nespresso’

A capsule machine for substitute baby milk formula is being criticized in Switzerland, where its producer, the consumer product giant Nestlé, is testing it.

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Switzerland

Lamb thieves in action in central Switzerland

 

A gang of thieves is suspected to have targeted lambs in Canton Obwalden, central Switzerland.

 

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Switzerland

Internet slimming products ‘pose health risk’

 

Laboratory analysis of 122 slimming products purchased over the Internet have forced Swiss authorities to issue a health warning.

 

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Sweden

Swedes urged to celebrate ‘multicultural’ national day

An editorial article attacking the far-right and calling on Swedes to celebrate "diversity not stupidity" on national day, has provoked a heated debate in the Swedish media on Monday.

Pranksters slap Windows logo on Apple’s Hamburg store
Germany

Pranksters slap Windows logo on Apple’s Hamburg store

A group of nerdy pranksters have defaced the Apple new store under construction in Hamburg by slapping a Microsoft Windows logo on the building.

Bundeswehr slammed for children’s ‘Mitrovica’ war games camp
Germany

Bundeswehr slammed for children’s ‘Mitrovica’ war games camp

The Bundeswehr has launched an investigation after reports that children were invited to play war games at a mock encampment named for a village in Kosovo where the Nazis once committed war atrocities.

Daimler, Rolls-Royce take over Tognum
Germany

Daimler, Rolls-Royce take over Tognum

German auto group Daimler and Britain's Rolls-Royce said Monday they had succeeded in a takeover of motor and turbine maker Tognum, having acquired 59.87 percent of its shares.

Sky angers pubs with undercover TV stings
Germany

Sky angers pubs with undercover TV stings

The pay-TV broadcaster Sky is sending undercover investigators out to pubs to catch landlords who are showing popular broadcasts such as Bundesliga football games, according to a media report.

Social Democrats agree to keep Gripen in Libya
Sweden

Social Democrats agree to keep Gripen in Libya

One or a couple Gripen aircraft to stay on for the prolonged operation in Libya.

Car crash kills four
Sweden

Car crash kills four

Four people died in a single vehicle accident late Sunday night. The four were travelling by car just south of Karlskoga, when the car came off the road, crashed into a tree and burst into flames.

Obama to pressure Merkel on Libya
Germany

Obama to pressure Merkel on Libya

US President Barack Obama will ask Angela Merkel for a stronger German contribution to the military intervention in war-torn Libya when the chancellor visits Washington on Monday, according to a media report.

Löw confident of perfect record in Euro qualifiers
Germany

Löw confident of perfect record in Euro qualifiers

With his team almost assured of a place at Euro 2012, Germany coach Joachim Löw is relaxed about his side's qualifier against minnows Azerbaijan on Tuesday despite mounting injury problems.

Authorities still hunting for E. coli source
Germany

Authorities still hunting for E. coli source

Germany will maintain a health warnings for sprouts as well as tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers despite initial negative tests for deadly E. coli bacteria, Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner said Monday.