Germany bury England with 4-1 victory
Germany

Germany bury England with 4-1 victory

Germany thrashed England 4-1 in Bloemfontein, South Africa on Sunday to reach the World Cup quarter-finals after England had a goal disallowed in the first half.

German post considers raising postage charges
Germany

German post considers raising postage charges

Deutsche Post, Germany's state-run postal service, is considering raising its postage charges to compensate its workers for planned cuts, it was reported Saturday.

Ukraine detains top German political observer
Germany

Ukraine detains top German political observer

The head of the local Konrad Adenauer Foundation office in Ukraine was detained for eight hours without explanation at Kiev airport on Saturday night. The political scientist last week criticized the new Ukrainian leadership.

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Sweden

Two struck by lightning in northern Sweden

A man and a woman in their fifties were seriously injured on Saturday evening when they were struck by lightning in the village of Lainio, 100 kilomtres east of Kiruna in the far north of Sweden.

Showcase concert hall divides Hamburg
Germany

Showcase concert hall divides Hamburg

Germany's second city Hamburg is building a dazzling new concert hall intended to rival the Sydney Opera House as a global attraction, but little has gone according to plan.

Publishers bicker over Lena rights
Germany

Publishers bicker over Lena rights

A row has erupted between German publishers and a TV production company over the right to produce books about the Eurovision Song Contest winner Lena Meyer-Landrut.

Söderling storms into last 16 at Wimbledon
Sweden

Söderling storms into last 16 at Wimbledon

Robin Söderling continued to impress in Wimbledon on Saturday as the Swede eased into the fourth round with a straight sets win over Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci.

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Sweden

Man shot through gym window

Two 30-year-old men are recovering from gun wounds after separate shooting incidents in Malmö on Saturday night. Neither of the victims are known to the police.

Karstadt set to reap unexpected profit
Germany

Karstadt set to reap unexpected profit

The beleagured high-street department store Karstadt has shown itself to be a more stable business than previously thought, with insolvency commissioners expecting a profit this year.

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Sweden

Bather feared dead after collision with jet ski

Police fear that a young man may have died after being hit by a jet ski on a lake outside Avesta in central Sweden on Saturday.

Opposition united on EU policy: report
Sweden

Opposition united on EU policy: report

A new set of common EU policies forged by Sweden’s three-party opposition coalition has seen the Left Party and the Green Party sacrifice several of their traditional anti-EU stances.

Fans hunt for big showdown tickets
Germany

Fans hunt for big showdown tickets

England and Germany fans desperately hunted for tickets Saturday as they descended on the sleepy South African city of Bloemfontein in their thousands for a knockout World Cup showdown.