Polar bear cub Wilbär makes public debut
Germany

Polar bear cub Wilbär makes public debut

Germany's latest polar bear superstar, four-month-old cub Wilbär, made his first public appearance at the Stuttgart Zoo on Sunday to a horde of eager fans.

One in four German families live below poverty line
Germany

One in four German families live below poverty line

The number of German families facing destitution is rising, as one out of every four households live below the poverty line, according to a new survey.

Nurses demonstrate for higher pay as strike looms
Sweden

Nurses demonstrate for higher pay as strike looms

Nurses took to the streets in Stockholm and Gothenburg on Sunday to demonstrate for higher pay. A strike beckons on Monday as mediators called off talks on Saturday.

Poll: Reinfeldt more capable than Sahlin
Sweden

Poll: Reinfeldt more capable than Sahlin

Fredrik Reinfeldt is more capable than Mona Sahlin of leading a government, a new voter poll shows. Sahlin is nicer, though.

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Germany

Riverboat crashes into German hotel

French tourists onboard a river cruiser on the Main River had a loud wake-up call Sunday morning as the boat crashed into a floating German hotel near Frankfurt.

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Sweden

71-year-old woman detained for arson

A 71-year-old woman was remanded into custody on Saturday on suspicion of arson. Police suspect that she could be behind a series of fires in the Rosengård area of Malmö.

Help line for sex offenders proposed
Sweden

Help line for sex offenders proposed

The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) wants a national helpline for would-be sex offenders.

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Sweden

Deportation costs escalate

The costs of deporting failed asylum seekers from Sweden has escalated. 116 million kronor ($19.5 million) was spent on deporting unsuccessful asylum seekers in 2007.

Bayern wins German Cup
Germany

Bayern wins German Cup

A Luca Toni double lifted Bayern Munich to a 2-1 German Cup final success over Borussia Dortmund in front of 73,000 fans at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on Saturday.

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Sweden

Car vandals seek redemption

Erik and Olle finished off a night out in Gävle in northern Sweden in June 2006 by vandalizing 21 cars. This week the pair have been busy making amends.

BASF wants EU to eat genetically modified potatoes
Germany

BASF wants EU to eat genetically modified potatoes

German chemical giant BASF is cranking up pressure on the European Commission to get its green light for a genetically modified potato, a world first the company has decided deserves a few pages of advertising.