44 medals earns German Olympic team 6th place
Germany

44 medals earns German Olympic team 6th place

Germany finished the Olympic Games on Sunday in a respectable 6th place with 44 medals - three more than they took home in the Beijing Games four years ago.

Germany: no more chances for Greece
Germany

Germany: no more chances for Greece

Economy Minister Philipp Rösler said he was disappointed with the efforts of debt-wracked Greece to implement reforms, while a senior conservative said Germany would block further aid if the country did not fall in line.

Sweden claims handball silver medal
Sweden

Sweden claims handball silver medal

Sweden claimed the silver medal in the men's handball on Sunday after losing out to France 21-22 in a tightly fought match at the London 2012 Olympics.

Minister demands tax break for gay couples
Germany

Minister demands tax break for gay couples

German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger upped the pressure on Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble over the weekend to give registered gay couples a tax break.

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Sweden

Swedish police warn of deadly liquor

Swedish police have issued a warning to the public after a man died from methanol poisoning after drinking aquavit from a regular labelled bottle.

Schlecker boss ‘paid family business assets’
Germany

Schlecker boss ‘paid family business assets’

Prosecutors investigating drugstore founder Anton Schlecker suspect him of having paid his wife €60,000 a month for years leading up to the Schlecker bankcrupcy, Der Spiegel magazine wrote on Sunday.

Mystery winner bags record lotto loot
Germany

Mystery winner bags record lotto loot

A mystery German bagged a record-breaking jackpot of €27.5 million - despite only having 6 out of 7 numbers - after a 13-week rollover on the Euro Jackpot lottery. Yet a majority of Germans don't believe money can buy happiness.

Security services record Islamist exodus to Egypt
Germany

Security services record Islamist exodus to Egypt

German security services have recorded a leap in the number of radical Islamists traveling to Egypt, according to a report due to be published in Monday's Der Spiegel magazine.

Germany fights hard to defend hockey gold
Germany

Germany fights hard to defend hockey gold

Germany won the Olympic title for the second successive time when they triumphed 2-1 against the Netherlands, the former champions, in a blood and thunder final on Saturday.

Swedish prince attacked at French nightclub
Sweden

Swedish prince attacked at French nightclub

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip was attacked on Saturday outside a nightclub in Cannes in southern France, according to a report in Aftonbladet.

Three hurt as Stockholm ferry rams quay
Sweden

Three hurt as Stockholm ferry rams quay

Three people were hospitalized after a ferry rammed into the quay at Slussen in central Stockholm on Saturday.

Ibrahimovic scores two in PSG league opener
Sweden

Ibrahimovic scores two in PSG league opener

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice to save Paris Saint Germain's blushes and secure a point in the big-spending club's French league opener on Saturday.