German companies doing ‘astoundingly’ well
Germany

German companies doing ‘astoundingly’ well

Germany’s biggest companies listed on the Dax stock index are doing “astoundingly” well, newspaper Die Welt reported Saturday.

Dresden to lose world heritage status
Germany

Dresden to lose world heritage status

Dresden will almost certainly lose its UNESCO world heritage site status due to plans to build a bridge over the Elbe River, according to a news report Saturday.

Qatar close to buying Porsche stake
Germany

Qatar close to buying Porsche stake

The Gulf emirate of Qatar is close to buying at least a 25 percent stake in struggling automaker Porsche, according to German media reports Saturday.

Memorial service held for German Air France crash victims
Germany

Memorial service held for German Air France crash victims

The 28 Germans who died when an Air France jet crashed in the Atlantic were remembered at a memorial service in Düsseldorf Saturday morning.

Germans more pessimistic about economy than economists
Germany

Germans more pessimistic about economy than economists

A third of Germans think the economy won’t recover before the second half of 2010, well after economists believe the recession will have ended, according to a new poll.

UNESCO strife costs Dresden funds
Germany

UNESCO strife costs Dresden funds

Dresden’s plans to build a bridge over the Elbe river have endangered the Saxon capital’s UNSECO world heritage status. Now the city may also lose government funds due to the dispute, the daily Sächsische Zeitung reported Saturday.

More Swedes seeking love online in tough economic times
Sweden

More Swedes seeking love online in tough economic times

Although sales of some goods have been hard hit by the recession, love is not among of them. The financial crisis has led more and more Swedes to look for love online, making them among the most internet-dating inclined nationalities in the world, according to Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper.

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Sweden

Agency permits sheep-killing wolf to be shot

A wolf which attacked and killed or injured more than 40 sheep in eastern Sweden has been shot.

Eye infection forces Karlsson out of US Open
Sweden

Eye infection forces Karlsson out of US Open

Swedish golf pro Robert Karlsson withdrew from next week's US Open championship on Friday due to an infection affecting the depth perception in his left eye.

Track and field event draws Olympic stars to Berlin
Germany

Track and field event draws Olympic stars to Berlin

Olympic champions Yelena Isinbayeva and Kenenisa Bekele are set to join in the hunt for the Golden League's one-million-dollar jackpot when the series starts at Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Sunday.

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Sweden

Increased voter turnout due to young men: poll

A spike in the number of younger men who decided to cast their vote in recent EU Parliamentary elections is the likely reason for the success of the Pirate Party (Piratpartiet), a new poll shows.

Over 13,000 expected at Sylt beach party
Germany

Over 13,000 expected at Sylt beach party

What was supposed to be a small gathering has turned into a mega-event, with thousands of partyers expected to gather Saturday night on the northern German island of Sylt.

Church nuptials closer for gays in Sweden
Sweden

Church nuptials closer for gays in Sweden

The board of the Church of Sweden has proposed that same sex-couples should be granted the right to religious wedding ceremonies. A final decision will be made by the Church synod in October.