Ballack seals German win over Russia
Germany

Ballack seals German win over Russia

Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack and Bayern Munich striker Lukas Podolski fired first-half goals to give Germany a 2-1 win over hard-working Russia in Saturday's World Cup qualifier in Dortmund.

Merkel and Sarkozy vow joint front against financial crisis
Germany

Merkel and Sarkozy vow joint front against financial crisis

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Saturday to work together on the eve of a key meeting aimed at forging a united European response to the financial crisis.

Nobel laureate warns against relaxing smoking ban
Germany

Nobel laureate warns against relaxing smoking ban

New German Nobel laureate for medicine, Harald zur Hausen, says the plan to relax the smoking ban in Bavaria would have dreadful consequences.

Telekom mobile phone customers’ data available on internet
Germany

Telekom mobile phone customers’ data available on internet

Another security lapse in the Deutsche Telekom system has been exposed by Der Spiegel magazine, which reported on Saturday that the data of more than 30 million mobile phone customers, including their bank details can be accessed and manipulated via the internet.

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Sweden

NHL Senators lose Swedish captain to knee surgery

The Swedish hockey veteran and Ottowa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson, will be out for at least two weeks following Friday's surgery upon his right knee, the National Hockey League club has announced.

Protests force Hamburg Neo Nazi clothes shop to close
Germany

Protests force Hamburg Neo Nazi clothes shop to close

Weeks of daily protests by left-wingers outside a neo-Nazi clothes shop in Hamburg have reportedly resulted in forcing the owner to accept a pay-off to move out.

Swedish economists unimpressed by G7 agreement
Sweden

Swedish economists unimpressed by G7 agreement

The G7 group of leading industrialized nations agreed on Friday to take united action to tackle the financial crisis. Swedish bank SEB's leading economist is unimpressed by the plan.

Kingfisher crowned bird of the year
Germany

Kingfisher crowned bird of the year

The kingfisher has been crowned bird of the year 2009 in Germany, with conservationists hoping the added attention this brings may results in increased protection of its dwindling habitat.

Man arrested for murder of Swedish couple
Sweden

Man arrested for murder of Swedish couple

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a Swedish couple on the southern Caribbean island of Tobago on Thursday. The arrested man denies the offence.

Ballack says harmony reigns ahead of Russia match
Germany

Ballack says harmony reigns ahead of Russia match

Germany captain Michael Ballack has insisted there is no problem between him and the rest of the German squad ahead of Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Russia, after reports claimed he was ostracised following his row with team manager Oliver Bierhoff.

German investors flee to Sparkasse safety
Germany

German investors flee to Sparkasse safety

Germans are moving their nest eggs to the safety of state-owned banks, despite Chancellor Angela Merkel's pledge this week to guarantee all savings and current accounts.

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Sweden

Lone pizza chef defeats tax authorities

Ismail Abdullah, a hard-working pizza chef from near Örebro, has won his case against the tax authorities who could not believe that he had worked alone all year. Sweden's tax authorities argued that he must have had help and taxed him accordingly.

Söderling advances to Stockholm Open semis
Sweden

Söderling advances to Stockholm Open semis

Swedish fourth seed Robin Söderling continued his impressive advance in the Stockholm Open tennis tournament by defeating Rainer Schuettler to claim a place in the semi-finals.