Swedish Pirate Party headed for Brussels
Sweden

Swedish Pirate Party headed for Brussels

Sweden's pro-file sharing Pirate Party is on its way to Brussels having secured more than 7 percent of the country's votes in the European Parliament elections, according to early exit polls.

Conservatives lead EU vote as SPD is slammed
Germany

Conservatives lead EU vote as SPD is slammed

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives suffered losses in Sunday's European elections according to early projections, but they still had a clear lead over the humiliated Social Democrats.

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Sweden

Söderling falls to Federer in Paris final

Robin Söderling was unable to repeat his tournament heroics on Sunday as Roger Federer claimed an elusive first ever French Open title with a straight sets victory over the Swede.

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Sweden

Swede kidnapped and robbed in Poland

A Swedish man who is studying to become a doctor in Gdansk, Poland was kidnapped, robbed and assaulted before being released on Friday night.

Retailer Arcandor in talks with rival Metro about possible tie-up
Germany

Retailer Arcandor in talks with rival Metro about possible tie-up

Stricken German retail giant Arcandor held talks on Sunday with rival Metro over a possible merger of their department store chains, after hopes of government aid looked dim, an Arcandor spokesman said.

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Sweden

Teenage girl found dead in Stockholm wood

A 16-year-old girl was found dead on Sunday morning in woodland in southern Stockholm. Police suspect murder and two teenagers have been detained for questioning.

Theatre chiefs warn of rising job cuts
Germany

Theatre chiefs warn of rising job cuts

The heads of Germany’s theatre and opera houses have called for investments in permanent ensembles and a freeze on the growing number of temporary work contracts handed out to actors and dancers.

More than 25 wounded after train derails
Germany

More than 25 wounded after train derails

More than 25 people were injured, some seriously, after a historic diesel-run train derailed after crashing into a truck at an unmanned railway crossing in the Eifel region in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate on Saturday.

Bavarian sets world record in speed smooching
Germany

Bavarian sets world record in speed smooching

A 31-year-old Bavarian man, Michael Basting, set a new world record in speed kissing on Friday by smooching 111 women in one minute at an event in Berlin.

Breast milk less toxic: study
Sweden

Breast milk less toxic: study

Levels of PCBs and other toxic substances that babies consume via breast milk have declined considerably since the middle of the 1990s, a new Swedish study has shown.

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Sweden

Polling stations open doors for EU vote

Polling stations across Sweden opened their doors at 8am on Sunday to welcome voters in the EU parliamentary elections.

Merkel urges Germans to vote in EU poll
Germany

Merkel urges Germans to vote in EU poll

Germans head to the polls on Sunday to elect representatives for a new European Parliament amid fears of a low voter turnout.

Danes rain on Swedish World Cup parade
Sweden

Danes rain on Swedish World Cup parade

Denmark left Sweden's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup finals in South Africa in 2010 hanging by a thread after a 0-1 win at Råsunda Stadium on Saturday night.

Two US soldiers in Germany infected with swine flu
Germany

Two US soldiers in Germany infected with swine flu

Two American soldiers at a military hospital in Germany visited this week by President Barack Obama have contracted swine flu and four more probably have the virus, officials said on Saturday.