Government crafting economic rescue plan
Germany

Government crafting economic rescue plan

The German government is putting together a €30 billion economic stimulus plan as the economy worsens, according to press reports published on Sunday.

Every fifth Frau would bed Barack
Germany

Every fifth Frau would bed Barack

Americans vote on Tuesday, but German women have already decided: a new survey says 22 percent would have an affair with Barack Obama. Only 2 percent would sleep with rival John McCain.

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Sweden

Woman beaten to death in northern Sweden

A young woman was beaten to death in Gällivare in northern Sweden in the early hours of Sunday. A man in his thirties has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

Sörenstam claims Suzhou Open crown
Sweden

Sörenstam claims Suzhou Open crown

Sweden's world number three Annika Sörenstam won her 89th career title when she clinched the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open in a tense play-off with China's Ye Liying on Sunday.

Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt to release Bach CD
Germany

Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt to release Bach CD

Germany’s oldest living chancellor is also a talented musician. Next week he will release a CD of Johann Sebastian Bach recordings, Bild am Sonntag reported on Sunday.

Iraqis go underground in greater numbers
Sweden

Iraqis go underground in greater numbers

The number of Iraqi refugees going into hiding after being issued with deportation orders has increased seven-fold in major Swedish cities since 2006.

Bayern and Hoffenheim win big
Germany

Bayern and Hoffenheim win big

A superb piece of finishing by French star Franck Ribery led to Bayern Munich's 3-1 win over ten-man Arminia Bielefeld to put the German giants third, while Hoffenheim regained top spot on Saturday.

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Sweden

Study: ‘Baltic sea bed in worst condition ever’

The Baltic Sea has never been in such a bad condition, a new study from meteorological agency SMHI shows. A quarter of the sea bed shows no sign of life.

Swedish yacht wins first leg of Volvo race
Sweden

Swedish yacht wins first leg of Volvo race

Swedish yacht Ericsson 4 has won the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Ericsson 4 sailed into Cape Town harbour on Sunday morning an estimated eight hours ahead of nearest competitor Puma.

Deutsche Bahn ICE woes to last longer than expected
Germany

Deutsche Bahn ICE woes to last longer than expected

Customers hoping to see fewer crowded Deutsche Bahn trains will have to wait until February 2009 when full service is restored on its high speed lines.