Swiss lose to Swedes in world ice hockey final
Switzerland

Swiss lose to Swedes in world ice hockey final

After going undefeated throughout the world ice hockey championship tournament, Switzerland finally succumbed to home town favorite Sweden in the final, losing 5-1 in Stockholm on Sunday.

Nord Stream plans new gas pipelines
Sweden

Nord Stream plans new gas pipelines

Gas pipeline firm Nord Stream will hold an information meeting on the Baltic island of Gotland on Monday to introduce a proposal to extend its controversial gas pipeline project.

Royal wedding fever hits Sweden
Sweden

Royal wedding fever hits Sweden

The Swedish royal family gathered in the Royal Chapel in Stockholm on Sunday for the publication of the banns of marriage ahead of the wedding of Princess Madeleine and her fiancé Christopher O'Neill.

Christian Democrat support drops: poll
Sweden

Christian Democrat support drops: poll

Sweden's Green Party is on the rise while support for the Christian Democrats is at the lowest in nearly a decade, according to the latest voter poll.

Ancelotti praises ‘great pro’ Beckham
France

Ancelotti praises ‘great pro’ Beckham

As Carlo Ancelotti paid fulsome tribute to the retiring David Beckham the Paris Saint Germain manager revealed an announcement on his own future may be imminent.

Disgraced ex-minister abandons re-election bid
France

Disgraced ex-minister abandons re-election bid

France's disgraced former budget minister, forced out of office over a tax fraud scandal, will not seek re-election to his former parliamentary seat, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Police warn against high-tech Islamist attacks
Germany

Police warn against high-tech Islamist attacks

The Federal Criminal Police Office is warning of a new type of Islamist terrorist threat from the air that could attack both passenger and cargo planes as well as airport facilities, the Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported.

Man held over armed jewellery store robbery
Sweden

Man held over armed jewellery store robbery

A man was detained Sunday morning on suspicion of involvement in a violent jewellery store robbery which left three people with gunshot wounds.

Spanish rider Marquez on pole in France
France

Spanish rider Marquez on pole in France

Spain's world championship leader Marc Marquez will start on pole in Sunday's French MotoGP on the Bugatti circuit at Le Mans after coming out on top in Saturday's qualifying.

Some fear inflation if small euro coins cut
Germany

Some fear inflation if small euro coins cut

European Union proposals to eliminate one and two cent euro coins is annoying some Germans, including a few at the Bundesbank, while others think an EU idea to introduce one and two-euro notes is a good one.

Victorious Atletico fans party in Madrid
Spain

Victorious Atletico fans party in Madrid

Cheering Atletico Madrid fans swamped the streets of Spain's capital in a joyous red-and-white victory party Saturday after snatching the Spanish Cup by beating Real Madrid for the first time in 14 years in a 2-1 thriller.

Spain approves crisis education reform
Spain

Spain approves crisis education reform

Spain's government has approved an emergency reform of the crisis-hit education sector, hoping to reduce the number of school dropouts and curb the soaring youth unemployment rate.

Vast peat fire in Skåne may burn for weeks
Sweden

Vast peat fire in Skåne may burn for weeks

A fire that started on Friday afternoon in a peat bog in southern Sweden has closed down highway traffic and could take weeks to put out, according to local rescue services.

Boy dies at Tropical Islands swimming pool
Germany

Boy dies at Tropical Islands swimming pool

A 15-year-old boy died on Saturday at the popular “Tropical Islands” swimming and entertainment centre outside of Berlin, the Bild newspaper reported.

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Switzerland

Swiss to face hosts in world hockey tournament

Switzerland will play hosts Sweden in the final of the world ice hockey championships on Sunday after each side registered a 3-0 semi-final victory over the United States and Finland respectively.

Did Merkel’s politics hurt Germany at Eurovision?
Germany

Did Merkel’s politics hurt Germany at Eurovision?

Eurovision Song Contest favourite Denmark won the competition on Saturday night, while Germany plunged to 21st place – the worst showing in five years – amidst speculation that it was payback for Angela Merkel’s hated policies.

Wagner descendant slams composer
Germany

Wagner descendant slams composer

As the musical world lavishly celebrates Richard Wagner's bicentenary, the composer's great-grandson insists he is no spoilsport by denouncing the German master as a narcissist, woman-hater and an anti-Semite.

Bayern wins, Dortmund loses ahead of CL Final
Germany

Bayern wins, Dortmund loses ahead of CL Final

If Saturday’s play was any barometer of what may happen at the Champions League final this coming Saturday, then Borussia Dortmund should be very nervous indeed.

Denmark wins Eurovision 2013 in Malmö
Sweden

Denmark wins Eurovision 2013 in Malmö

Emmelie De Forest from Denmark takes over from Sweden's Loreen as the Eurovision Song Contest champion, capping a spectacle that kept Malmö and the rest of Europe cheering on Saturday night.