Swiss bank data ‘thief’ warned of death threat
Switzerland

Swiss bank data ‘thief’ warned of death threat

A former HSBC employee fighting extradition to Switzerland for allegedly stealing banking data that exposed thousands of suspected tax dodgers says US officials advised him to flee to Spain because his life was at risk.

Munich FC boss in Swiss bank tax evasion probe
Switzerland

Munich FC boss in Swiss bank tax evasion probe

The president of German football club Bayern Munich, Uli Hoeness, may have used a Swiss bank account to hide more than €10 million ($13 million) from tax authorities, according to a Sunday media report.

Geneva unveils wireless electric bus technology
Switzerland

Geneva unveils wireless electric bus technology

A revolutionary new electric bus that operates without overhead wires will begin operating in Geneva next month.

Two divers found dead after diving under ice
Sweden

Two divers found dead after diving under ice

Two men in their twenties were found dead on Sunday evening after they had been free diving in a water-filled quarry in eastern Sweden.

Thousands protest gay marriage amid tensions
France

Thousands protest gay marriage amid tensions

Tens of thousands of opponents of a gay marriage bill thronged the streets of Paris Sunday in a last-ditch bid to block the legislation, under the watchful eye of police after recent violence over the divisive issue.

Politicians eye up new anti-euro party
Germany

Politicians eye up new anti-euro party

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has appealed to CDU supporters not to vote for the newly-formed eurosceptic Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party in September’s federal elections.

Swedes’ Germany trips cancelled due to strike
Sweden

Swedes’ Germany trips cancelled due to strike

Scandinavian Airlines SAS has had to pull 29 flights as German airline and airport personnel launch a 24-hour strike that has also led to 1,700 Lufthansa flights being cancelled on Monday.

Bayern’s Hoeneß said to hide cash in Swiss bank
Germany

Bayern’s Hoeneß said to hide cash in Swiss bank

The president of German football club Bayern Munich, Uli Hoeneß, may have hidden more than €10 million ($13 million) from tax authorities, according to a Sunday media report.

Nearly 1,000 Islamists watched since 2001
Germany

Nearly 1,000 Islamists watched since 2001

The German government has carried out video surveillance on 962 suspected Islamists since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Sunday.

Another cat found dead in Gothenburg
Sweden

Another cat found dead in Gothenburg

Suspicions are growing that an animal torturer is at large in Gothenburg as another cat was found dead on Sunday in an area plagued by a spate of brutal cat killings.

Hundreds protest Sweden’s mining boom
Sweden

Hundreds protest Sweden’s mining boom

Around 700 people from across Sweden gathered in Stockholm on Saturday to demonstrate against the government's minerals strategy and planned mining projects around the country.

Suspected murder at Stockholm hotel
Sweden

Suspected murder at Stockholm hotel

Police suspect that a woman who was found dead in a hotel room in central Stockholm on Saturday afternoon was murdered.

Lufthansa passengers offered rail vouchers
Germany

Lufthansa passengers offered rail vouchers

Deutsche Bahn has said it will co-operate with Lufthansa to ferry passengers affected by Monday's massive strike. The rail company said passengers whose flights had been cancelled would be able to exchange their tickets for rail vouchers.

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Switzerland

Nuclear states berate North Korea, Iran plans

Representatives of the world's five big nuclear-armed states on Friday voiced concern over North Korea and Iran's nuclear programmes, lamenting the threat to global efforts to avoid proliferation.

Hermès buys stake in Swiss luxury watchmaker

Hermès buys stake in Swiss luxury watchmaker

The watch subsidiary of French luxury group Hermès says it has bought control of a Swiss watchmaking firm, Joseph Erard Holding, boosting its strategy in making high-end timepieces.

Snow and icy winds cut short Swiss spring
Switzerland

Snow and icy winds cut short Swiss spring

Unseasonal snow, icy rain and strong winds caused disruptions across Switzerland on Saturday, delaying flights in Zurich, blocking roads and railway lines in some regions and leaving others without power.

‘They gave in to Islamophobia’: Mustafa
Sweden

‘They gave in to Islamophobia’: Mustafa

Omar Mustafa has spoken out about his disappointment in the Social Democrat party, saying he felt let down by the leadership after being ousted from the party's governing board just a week after his appointment.

New manual sparks ‘what is normal?’ debate
Germany

New manual sparks ‘what is normal?’ debate

Psychiatrists in Germany are debating a new diagnostic manual due to be published in the United States in May. Some critics are warning that too many new illnesses are being identified and that over-diagnosing ailments could lead to the “medicalization of society’s problems.”

Saint Etienne end 32-year wait for silverware
France

Saint Etienne end 32-year wait for silverware

Saint Etienne won their first major honour in three decades on Saturday, beating Rennes 1-0 to lift the League Cup at the Stade de France.

Fears over last-ditch gay marriage protests
France

Fears over last-ditch gay marriage protests

Tens of thousands of people were expected to throng the streets of Paris on Sunday in a last-ditch bid to block passage of controversial gay marriage legislation.

German teams gear up for Champions League
Germany

German teams gear up for Champions League

Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said Bayern Munich's 6-1 Bundesliga rout of Hanover was the perfect preparation for Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg against Barcelona.