Free Democrats vow to govern only with Merkel
Germany

Free Democrats vow to govern only with Merkel

The pro-business Free Democrats (FDP), Chancellor Angela Merkel's preferred coalition partners after German elections on September 27, passed a motion on Sunday vowing they would only govern with her.

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Sweden

Söderling ensures Swedish Davis Cup success

Sweden retained its elite status in the Davis Cup 2010 after defeating Romania 3-2 in the world group play off in Helsingborg on Sunday.

Stockholm square closed after clashes
Sweden

Stockholm square closed after clashes

Sergels torg in central Stockholm was sealed off on Sunday afternoon as rival demonstrators clashed.

Opel job cuts may begin Monday
Germany

Opel job cuts may begin Monday

Media reports over the weekend suggest that Magna, the new owner of car maker Opel, could begin mass layoffs as early as Monday, starting with over 1,800 jobs at Opel headquarters in Rüsselsheim near Frankfurt.

Gebrselassie wins Berlin marathon, misses world record
Germany

Gebrselassie wins Berlin marathon, misses world record

World marathon record-holder Haile Gebrselassie won the Berlin marathon for the fourth time on Sunday in an official time of 2 hours 6min 08sec, but missed out on a new world record.

Two patients die after group therapy at Berlin doctor’s office
Germany

Two patients die after group therapy at Berlin doctor’s office

A deadly drug cocktail may have caused the deaths of two men and the poisoning of 10 others at a Berlin doctor’s office Saturday, police reported.

NPD ordered to remove anti-Polish signs
Germany

NPD ordered to remove anti-Polish signs

A court has ordered the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD) to remove election signs declaring “Stop the Polish invasion” from a region of Germany near the border with Poland.

Swedes set to ignore church elections
Sweden

Swedes set to ignore church elections

Polling booths will open across Sweden on Sunday to welcome voters in the national church elections. The election is however expected to be ignored by 90 percent of the registered voters.

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Sweden

Swedish girls suffer widespread harassment: report

Every third young Swede has been subjected to repeated harassment, threats or violence over the past year. Six percent of young girls have been raped, a new report from Swedish researchers shows.

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Sweden

Swedish tabloid cleared over Israel organ claims

A Swedish tabloid newspaper has been cleared of racism charges by the country's senior legal official over a story alleging that Israeli soldiers stole and sold body parts of dead Palestinians.

Joschka Fischer working with BMW
Germany

Joschka Fischer working with BMW

In the latest twist of Joschka Fischer’s colourful career, the sneaker-wearing former radical and foreign minister has signed on to consult luxury car maker BMW.

Meet the man who brought down the Berlin Wall
Germany

Meet the man who brought down the Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall fell on the night of November 9, 1989 because of a hasty announcement to the press by an East German official who had hoped the measure would "save" the communist regime, reports AFP's Audrey Kauffmann.