Söderling in stunning French Open upset
Sweden

Söderling in stunning French Open upset

Swede Robin Söderling crushed Rafael Nadal's hopes of a record fifth successive French Open title, completing one of the most thrilling tennis upsets in tournament history.

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Sweden

Unpaid stonemason reclaims gravestone

When a stonemason did not receive payment for his work he took the law into his own hands and repossessed the grave stone from churchyard in Gnosjö in southern Sweden.

Over 1,100 companies apply for state aid
Germany

Over 1,100 companies apply for state aid

Though Opel and Arcandor have dominated the headlines, over 1,100 German companies have asked the government for help weathering the current financial crisis, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported Sunday.

Hofbräuhaus to open Manhattan beer hall
Germany

Hofbräuhaus to open Manhattan beer hall

Maß-craving Manhattanites will soon be able to quench their thirst for Bavarian brew when the world-famous Hofbräuhaus opens a branch in New York next year, the brewery’s director said in an interview published Sunday.

Beatles museum opens in Hamburg
Germany

Beatles museum opens in Hamburg

Forty-nine years after the Beatles' fateful arrival, the German port city of Hamburg is claiming its place in the history of what became the world's most successful ever pop group with a new museum -- called Beatlemania.

Personal ad led to arrest of Germany’s most wanted man
Germany

Personal ad led to arrest of Germany’s most wanted man

New details have emerged about the arrest last week of Thomas Wolf, Germany’s most wanted man: He was caught after posting a personal ad looking for a wife, Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday.

Ministers argue girls’ right to sex ed
Sweden

Ministers argue girls’ right to sex ed

Liberal party ministers Jan Björklund and Nyamko Sabuni have proposed a new schools law which removes the right to seek exemption from sexual education and swimming classes.

New Bahn head doesn’t rule out more price hikes
Germany

New Bahn head doesn’t rule out more price hikes

The new head of the state-owned railway, Deutsche Bahn, has not yet decided whether passenger ticket prices will rise this year, according to an interview published Sunday in Bild am Sonntag.

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Sweden

Franzén sets Detriot on road to Stanley Cup success

Swedish hockey star Johan Franzén opened the scoring in the NHL Stanley Cup finals on Saturday as defending champions Detroit seized the early advantage with a 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh in game one of the championship series.

Bauhaus head trashes Berlin building plans
Germany

Bauhaus head trashes Berlin building plans

Philipp Oswalt, the head of Germany’s famed Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, heavily criticized plans to rebuild parts of Berlin’s historic center, saying it is unnecessary and lacks a plan.

Pirates maintain course for EU parliament
Sweden

Pirates maintain course for EU parliament

The Swedish Pirate Party, which supports a filesharing free-for-all, remains on course to claim seats in the EU parliament as the country takes to the polls this week.

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Sweden

Woman shot herself on Stockholm street

A woman in her twenties shot herself by accident during an argument on a Stockholm street on Saturday afternoon. Police now suspect attempted murder.

Russian role in Opel rescue could be politically risky for Merkel
Germany

Russian role in Opel rescue could be politically risky for Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to support a Kremlin-backed rescue of Opel with taxpayers' money may come back to haunt her, and could fail to prevent Opel crashing and burning further down the road, experts say.

Werder beats Bayer to hoist German Cup
Germany

Werder beats Bayer to hoist German Cup

Werder Bremen won the German Cup on Saturday, with a second-half goal from midfielder Mesut Özil sealing a 1-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.