Lagat and Andersson win Stockholm Marathon
Sweden

Lagat and Andersson win Stockholm Marathon

Swedish runner Isabellah Andersson claimed her third consecutive Stockholm marathon title when she came home in 2:31:35. The men's race was dominated by the Kenyans who, led by Joseph Lagat in 2:12:48, claimed four of the first five places.

Lagerbäck and Eriksson rue key player injuries
Sweden

Lagerbäck and Eriksson rue key player injuries

The Swedish coaches involved at the World Cup, Lars Lagerbäck and Sven-Göran Eriksson, have been left counting the cost of injuries to star players Jon Obi Mikel and Didier Drogba which could rule the pair out of the tournament.

Germany and Russia agree on Iran sanctions
Germany

Germany and Russia agree on Iran sanctions

Germany and Russia will work together towards imposing sanctions on Iran if it continues to refuse to stop its nuclear development programme, said Chancellor Angela Merkel after talks with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.

26,000 raise their voices to fill the Ruhr region with song
Germany

26,000 raise their voices to fill the Ruhr region with song

Around 26,000 singers filled the Ruhr region with song on Saturday, singing at the same time at 600 concerts from Duisburg to Hamm.

Support grows for Gauck presidency
Germany

Support grows for Gauck presidency

Resistance is growing to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s choice for Germany's president, party colleague Christian Wulff, as increasing numbers of politicians from the governing coalition state their preference for his opponent Joachim Gauck.

Crime handbook provokes fear of increased left-wing violence
Germany

Crime handbook provokes fear of increased left-wing violence

Police are trying to find the authors and distributors of what has been described as a criminal handbook full of tips for saboteurs on how to commit arson, stop trains and cut down electricity pylons without getting caught, according to Der Spiegel magazine.

Unions warn unfair cuts would prompt trouble
Germany

Unions warn unfair cuts would prompt trouble

Government plans to save €30 billion over the next three years have prompted warnings from trades unions that unfair cuts would be met with trouble on the streets.

Thousands demonstrate against Israeli sea raid
Germany

Thousands demonstrate against Israeli sea raid

At least 2,500 people demonstrated in Hamburg on Friday, showing their anger at Israeli military action against the convoy of aid ships on which nine people were killed and many wounded when prevented from sailing to the Gaza Strip.

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Sweden

Swedish man gets penis extension, not added girth

A man who paid 30,000 kronor ($3,730) to get added girth to his penis has reported a Malmö plastic surgeon who decided instead on an extension.

Nadal buries Söderling hatchet ahead of final
Sweden

Nadal buries Söderling hatchet ahead of final

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal has claimed that his relationship with Swedish ace Robin Söderling, his opponent in Sunday's Paris Open final, has warmed since their notorious run in at Wimbledon in 2007.

Man shot in central Stockholm
Sweden

Man shot in central Stockholm

A man was shot in central Stockholm in front of crowds of shocked onlookers on Friday afternoon. Police arrested a suspect at around 4.40pm but have not yet been able to confirm the motive for the attack.