Carnival of Cultures fills Berlin with dancers and music
Germany

Carnival of Cultures fills Berlin with dancers and music

Southern Berlin was filled with more than half a million people on Sunday as the annual Carnival of Cultures reached its climax with the parade, involving 4,800 performers from 70 nations.

Jet-set Karlsson makes golf history
Sweden

Jet-set Karlsson makes golf history

Robert Karlsson defied all the odds on Saturday as he hired a private jet back to Wentworth and shot a new course record 62 to grab a share of the lead at the European PGA Championship.

Thousands descend on Stockholm for annual Jesus fest
Sweden

Thousands descend on Stockholm for annual Jesus fest

Christian bikers were among the crowds pouring into Stockholm on Saturday for the third annual “Jesus Manifestation”, as some 25,000 people took part in a religious service in the city centre.

Goldman Sachs to make bid for Karstadt
Germany

Goldman Sachs to make bid for Karstadt

American investment bank Goldman Sachs is set to make a bid for the insolvent Karstadt department store group, with a view to keeping the chain operating.

Ribery signs to remain with Bayern Munich until 2015
Germany

Ribery signs to remain with Bayern Munich until 2015

Bayern Munich playmaker Franck Ribery has extended his contract with the German champions until 2015, the club announced on Sunday.

Thousands of goths brighten up Leipzig at festival
Germany

Thousands of goths brighten up Leipzig at festival

Around 20,000 goths and dark wave adherents are in Leipzig this weekend, at the 19th Wave-Goth festival – the biggest in the world.

German mercenaries en route to Somalia
Germany

German mercenaries en route to Somalia

More than 100 German mercenaries are on their way to Somalia to fight for a politician there who intends to overturn the internationally-accepted government, prompting warnings of a bloodbath.

Shoot-out despair as Sweden lose to Czechs
Sweden

Shoot-out despair as Sweden lose to Czechs

Sweden fell at the semi final stage in the world ice hockey championship as the "Three Crowns" were edged out 3-2 by the Czech Republic in a penalty shoot-out in Cologne on Saturday.

Swedish stamp remains world’s most expensive
Sweden

Swedish stamp remains world’s most expensive

A unique Swedish postage stamp printed in 1857 retained its status as the world's most expensive when it was sold at auction in Geneva on Saturday to an international consortium, auctioneers said.

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Sweden

‘Worst doctor in Norway’ working in Sweden

A surgeon who lost the right to operate in Norway after 29 cases of malpractice is working unhindered at a hospital in northern Sweden, where managers were previously unaware of her error-strewn past.

Westerwelle says Nefertiti stays in Berlin
Germany

Westerwelle says Nefertiti stays in Berlin

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has approached the delicate matter of the Nefertiti bust while on an official visit to Egypt, telling his counterpart the statue would not be moved.