Sweden gets tough on millionaire tax dodgers
Sweden

Sweden gets tough on millionaire tax dodgers

Wealthy Swedes stashing away fortunes in tax havens are increasingly being caught thanks to information exchange agreements between Sweden and countries like Switzerland and Luxembourg.

Caterer offers damages to tummy bug kids
Germany

Caterer offers damages to tummy bug kids

The caterer responsible for last week's outbreak of gastro-intestinal disease in thousands of eastern German schoolchildren has apologised and promised to award compensation - despite previously denying its liability.

Lunch lady slammed for food that is ‘too good’
Sweden

Lunch lady slammed for food that is ‘too good’

A talented head cook at a school in central Sweden has been told to stop baking fresh bread and to cut back on her wide-ranging veggie buffets because it was unfair that students at other schools didn't have access to the unusually tasty offerings.

Army outraged by ‘rape’ music video
Germany

Army outraged by ‘rape’ music video

The German army has condemned a new music video by pop singer Joachim Witt that depicts Bundeswehr soldiers raping a woman in an unnamed future conflict.

Syrians largest asylum seeker group in Sweden
Sweden

Syrians largest asylum seeker group in Sweden

The number of refugees seeking asylum in Sweden has doubled since last year, with the largest group being from Syria, according to data from the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket).

Germany to chase tax dodgers in Singapore
Germany

Germany to chase tax dodgers in Singapore

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is planning a deal with the Singapore government to provide information on wealthy Germans hording money in the Asian haven.

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Sweden

Man held for hammer attack on pastor

A 24-year-old man has been remanded in custody on suspicion of attempted murder and unlawful threats after attacking a female priest with a hammer and reportedly shouting "I am going to kill you".

Pirates release German tanker off West Africa
Germany

Pirates release German tanker off West Africa

Pirates released a German-owned tanker off Togo on Friday, a day after capturing it, the International Maritime Bureau said as it warned of a rising number of attacks in the Gulf of Guinea.

State sells killer’s car with murder weapon
Germany

State sells killer’s car with murder weapon

German state prosecutors in Lower Saxony were forced to admit a disastrous gaffe on Friday after they sold a suspected murderer's getaway car – with the weapon still inside.

Arson suspected in violent house fire
Sweden

Arson suspected in violent house fire

Police are treating a violent fire at a family home on the island of Orust in western Sweden as an act of arson.

Sex appeal ‘weaker than power of internet’
Germany

Sex appeal ‘weaker than power of internet’

A study carried out in Germany aroused interest online Friday, after it suggested that checking Facebook or Twitter is more alluring than sex for those immersed in internet age lifestyles.