Klinsmann rues ‘black’ Saturday as Bremen rout Bayern
Germany

Klinsmann rues ‘black’ Saturday as Bremen rout Bayern

Bayern Munich coach Jürgen Klinsmann could only rue his side's 'black' Saturday as Werder Bremen routed the defending Bundesliga champions 5-2 in Munich.

Merkel slams Britain, US for blocking financial transparency
Germany

Merkel slams Britain, US for blocking financial transparency

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slammed US and British moves to bail out the troubled financial sector as undermining efforts to instill more transparency.

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Sweden

US learns lessons from Swedish banking crisis

The US debt rescue plan has sought inspiration from the work to tackle the Swedish banking crisis at the beginning of the 1990s.

Police ban anti-Islam rally after clashes in German city
Germany

Police ban anti-Islam rally after clashes in German city

German police Saturday banned an extreme-right "anti-Islamification" rally in Cologne just as it was about to begin, following clashes with thousands of opponents, a spokesman said.

Swedish name blocked by Ryanair
Sweden

Swedish name blocked by Ryanair

A Swedish woman was obliged to buy a new ticket when travelling home on Ryanair after a weekend with her daughter in London. The problem - her name was too long and contained the Swedish letters of ö and ä.

Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich
Germany

Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich

Cloudy skies and cool temperatures couldn't dampen the merriment as the 175th Oktoberfest was officially opened at midday by Munich mayor, Christian Ude, who tapped the first keg of beer and uttered the famous cry, “O'zapft is!”

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Sweden

Swedes disappoint as Ryder Cup tees off

The USA took an early lead in the Ryder Cup golf tournament at Valhalla golf club in Louisville, Kentucky which began on Friday. Frenzied fans made the opening exchanges a colourful affair.

‘Killer’ slugs make journey north
Sweden

‘Killer’ slugs make journey north

'Killer' slugs which have previously only been a pest in southern Sweden have now been found in the northern reaches of the country. Umeå is the furthest north the voracious pests have been spotted.

Left-wing protesters scuffle with police in Cologne
Germany

Left-wing protesters scuffle with police in Cologne

Leftist protesters in Cologne to demonstrate against a far-right “anti-Islamification congress” being held there this weekend engaged in violent clashes with police on Saturday.

Lehmann’s chopper rides to VfB Stuttgart upset mayor
Germany

Lehmann’s chopper rides to VfB Stuttgart upset mayor

A small town German mayor has taken umbrage over former Arsenal and Germany keeper Jens Lehmann's means of transport to get to training at his new club VfB Stuttgart.

Demonstrators battle police in Malmö
Sweden

Demonstrators battle police in Malmö

Clashes between police and demonstrators broke out on Friday as Malmö played host to the European Social Forum. Rocks were thrown at police, windows were broken and a woman was raped as 800 people demonstrated to highlight climate change.

Kauder floats idea of EU-wide finance authority
Germany

Kauder floats idea of EU-wide finance authority

A top German politician has said that Europe must draw consequences from the current financial crisis, suggesting that the creation of an EU-wide financial authority would improve transparency and regulation in the sector.