Klose breaks Bayern’s winless streak as Hoffenheim tops league
Germany

Klose breaks Bayern’s winless streak as Hoffenheim tops league

Germany striker Miroslav Klose struck just four minutes from time to give defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich a 1-0 win over Karlsruhe on Saturday - their first victory in four league games.

Merkel ‘ignored’ Morsleben nuclear waste dump warnings
Germany

Merkel ‘ignored’ Morsleben nuclear waste dump warnings

Angela Merkel reportedly ignored expert warnings over safety problems at an atomic waste dump while she was environment minister.

Engine problem forces holiday jet to stop in Belgrade
Germany

Engine problem forces holiday jet to stop in Belgrade

More than 180 airline passengers and crew had an unplanned stopover in Belgrade on their way from Düsseldorf to Antalya, Turkey on Saturday after problems with an engine forced an emergency landing.

German wines sell well even in global financial gloom
Germany

German wines sell well even in global financial gloom

The German wine industry seems immune from the global financial crisis, with sales at home as well as abroad unaffected by the crash.

Evidence mounts in missing woman case
Sweden

Evidence mounts in missing woman case

The prosecutor confirmed on Saturday that blood belonging to 29-year-old Carolin Stenvall has been found in a car owned by the 50-year-old man held on suspicion of her murder.

Lonely hearts’ real info available to all on internet
Germany

Lonely hearts’ real info available to all on internet

Thousands of people looking for romance – or a sneaky affair – by advertising in local papers in the Hamburg and Berlin area could be in for a nasty shock after it was revealed that their full details were open for perusal via the internet.

SPD meets to crown new leadership duo
Germany

SPD meets to crown new leadership duo

The Social Democrats (SPD) on Saturday made Franz Müntefering and Frank-Walter Steinmeier their new leadership tandem to lead the centre-left party into next year’s general election.

Swedish yachts lead Volvo Ocean race chase
Sweden

Swedish yachts lead Volvo Ocean race chase

Swedish teams Ericsson 4 and Ericsson 3 were leading the pack chasing US leaders Puma Ocean Racing as the eight yachts competing in the Volvo Ocean Race approached the Cape Verde islands in the Atlantic on Friday.

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Sweden

‘Elk hunting is no child’s play’

Animal rights campaigners are in uproar over reports that a pre-school in northern Sweden took its children out elk hunting. It was all pretend but campaigners allege that an ulterior motive lay behind the brutal game.

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Sweden

Poll: Finance crisis boosts Moderates

Fredrik Reinfeldt's Moderate party has gained voter support during the financial crisis, a new poll from Synovate indicates. The Moderates now have the support of 24 percent of voters, up 2.4 points in a month.

Klinsmann bets on Bayern recovery with squad stars
Germany

Klinsmann bets on Bayern recovery with squad stars

Bayern Munich coach Jürgen Klinsmann reckons the defending Bundesliga champions will recover from their worst start to the season in 31 years – and predicts victory over Karlsruhe on Saturday.

Women Turkish writers stand proud in Frankfurt
Germany

Women Turkish writers stand proud in Frankfurt

“Of course Turkish women are stronger than men,” says Perihan Magden with a laugh. Like her, many Turkish women writers provoke the wrath of officials with uncompromising works.

Dead man dumped at Karolinska hospital
Sweden

Dead man dumped at Karolinska hospital

A man was dumped at Karolinska University hospital in Solna on Saturday morning. The man, in his twenties, was later declared dead and had according to police been stabbed to death.