Wolfsburg clinch first Bundesliga title
Germany

Wolfsburg clinch first Bundesliga title

Vfl Wolfsburg won their first ever German league title after a 5-1 drubbing of beaten UEFA Cup finalists Werder Bremen on the last day of the season on Saturday.

Report says cash-strapped Porsche needs further billions
Germany

Report says cash-strapped Porsche needs further billions

Ailing sports carmaker Porsche’s financial troubles are much worse than feared and the company needs another cash injection of €2.5 billion, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.

Köhler re-elected German president
Germany

Köhler re-elected German president

Horst Köhler was re-elected to the largely ceremonial post of German president on Saturday for a second five-year term.

Minister blasts reality TV show with borrowed babies
Germany

Minister blasts reality TV show with borrowed babies

German Family Minister Ursula von der Leyen has urged broadcaster RTL to stop the release of a controversial reality TV show in which teenagers will be filmed looking after babies “donated” to the programme.

Germany marks 60th birthday with Berlin street party
Germany

Germany marks 60th birthday with Berlin street party

Thousands turned out to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Germany's constitution on Saturday at a street fair near Berlin's historic Brandenburg Gate.

Man dies following balcony crash
Sweden

Man dies following balcony crash

A 30-year-old man died, while another man was injured, when a balcony fell off the side of an apartment building in the northern Swedish town of Skellefteå on Friday night.

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Sweden

Sweden offers asylum to Iraqi who aided US military

An Iraqi man who assisted the United States military during the war in Iraq has been granted asylum in Sweden.

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Sweden

Suspected infiltration at detention centre

Due to a large number of escapes from a secure refugee detention centre outside of Gothenburg, the Swedish Security Service (Säpo) and border police in western Sweden believe the facility at Kållered has been infiltrated by leftwing activists.

Voter uncertainty ahead of EU elections
Sweden

Voter uncertainty ahead of EU elections

One out of three Swedish voters is unsure how he or she will vote in the EU parliamentary elections in two weeks. The outcome is uncertain, according to a new opinion poll by Sifo and Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper.

Red Bull Cola banned for containing cocaine
Germany

Red Bull Cola banned for containing cocaine

Authorities in the German states of Hesse and North-Rhine Westphalia have ordered retailers to stop selling Red Bull Cola after they found traces of cocaine in the fizzy drink.

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Sweden

Malmö likely to reimburse International Tennis Federation

Malmö will most likely have to pay $15,000 to the International Tennis Federation (ITF), following a decision to hold the Sweden-Israel Davis Cup match in March behind closed doors.