Frustration for Germany after Ghana draw
Germany

Frustration for Germany after Ghana draw

Mario Götze and Miroslav Klose scored for Germany on Saturday but it wasn't enough to secure a win against Ghana in what was a nail-biting match full of surprises.

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Denmark

Roskilde brews up new beers for this year’s festival

The festival is introducing two new organic beers – it makes your mouth water just thinking about it, doesn't it?

World cup viewing in a favela in Graz
Austria

World cup viewing in a favela in Graz

A Graz restaurateur's art project built a realistic favela for his patrons to watch the world cup from, while gaining a better understanding of the living conditions of tens of millions of Brazilians who survive on less than the cost of a cup of coffee per day.

Austria, Slovenia back South Stream pipeline
Austria

Austria, Slovenia back South Stream pipeline

Austria and Slovenia backed Friday the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline, calling it an important project to ensure a stable energy supply in the region.

Hungarian air-force may police Austrian skies
Austria

Hungarian air-force may police Austrian skies

Expected budget restrictions mean that Austria may be reliant on its neighbour's air-force to fly missions in Austria's air space, according to a report in the Kurier newspaper on Friday.

Today is the year’s longest day
Denmark

Today is the year’s longest day

June 21 marks the summer solstice and Danes will enjoy a full ten hours more daylight than in the dead of winter. The bad news, of course, is that it only gets darker from here on out.

‘N-gger raus’ – dealing with racism every day
Austria

‘N-gger raus’ – dealing with racism every day

An expat shares his experience of overt racism in Austria. Well-educated and smartly dressed, he tells The Local Austria of a shocking incident of racism on Vienna's subway trains.

Gretzky visits Spielberg for Red Bull Formula 1
Austria

Gretzky visits Spielberg for Red Bull Formula 1

"The Great One", world-famous hockey player Wayne Gretzky was the special guest star in Spielberg at the Red Bull Ring for the start of qualifying races for Austria's F1 Grand Prix on Saturday.

Swedish agency clears paedophilia study
Sweden

Swedish agency clears paedophilia study

The Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) has approved a clinical study into the use of drugs to tackle paedophilia in the wake of a high-profile daycare rape case.

Netto targets British shoppers
Denmark

Netto targets British shoppers

The Danish discount supermarket chain joins forces with Sainsbury's in an attempt to woo British bargain hunters.

Ten things Google wants to tell you about Denmark
Denmark

Ten things Google wants to tell you about Denmark

Google's search engines have a habit of trying to finish your sentences, but what do their suggestions have to say about Denmark and the Danes? We've collected some of our favourites.

Swedish teen feared murdered in Örebro
Sweden

Swedish teen feared murdered in Örebro

Police have arrested a man after a teenage girl was found dead in an apartment in Örebro in eastern Sweden on Friday night.

North Korea media slams ‘worn out’ tiki-taka
Spain

North Korea media slams ‘worn out’ tiki-taka

Spain's shock elimination from the World Cup Saturday attracted scrutiny from North Korean state media which more usually runs vitriolic attacks on the country's enemies and glowing reports on the activities of leader Kim Jong-Un.

Italy stunned as Costa Rica advance
Italy

Italy stunned as Costa Rica advance

Minnows Costa Rica reached the second round of the World Cup finals as Bryan Ruiz's header saw them to a 1-0 win over Italy which also knocked Group D rivals England out of the competition on Friday.

Germany’s Löw warns of second match trap
Germany

Germany’s Löw warns of second match trap

German coach Joachim Loew has demanded his players stay concentrated to avoid any second-match slip-ups when they play Ghana on Saturday.

French photographer snaps football’s roots
France

French photographer snaps football’s roots

They'll never earn six figure salaries or be sporting heroes. They play in the rain and to empty stadiums. But amateur footballers -- and their loyal fans -- are every bit as passionate about the game as the professionals.

France backs GE bid for industrial jewel Alstom
France

France backs GE bid for industrial jewel Alstom

France stepped firmly into the battle over Alstom on Friday, saying it favoured General Electric's €12.35 billion ($16.8 billion) bid and would take a 20 percent stake in the French industrial jewel.

Cape Town court sets date for Dewani trial
Sweden

Cape Town court sets date for Dewani trial

Subject to a psychiatric panel passing him mentally fit, British millionaire businessman Shrien Dewani will go on trial for the murder of his Swedish bride on October 6th, a South African court ruled Friday.