Nadal sees off Söderling in French Open final
Sweden

Nadal sees off Söderling in French Open final

Spaniard Rafael Nadal brushed aside the challenge of Sweden's Robin Söderling on Sunday with a straight sets victory in the final of the French Open in Paris.

Police under pressure over lack of progress in kidnap murder case
Germany

Police under pressure over lack of progress in kidnap murder case

Police in the Maria Bögerl kidnap and murder case are increasingly under pressure for their inability to identify the kidnapper or answer questions over why they failed to find her body, and how the money handover went wrong.

Investigation starts as 30 wellness hotel guests hospitalised
Germany

Investigation starts as 30 wellness hotel guests hospitalised

Thirty guests at a ‘wellness’ hotel in Hessen ended up in hospital over the weekend after catching a stomach bug, prompting a criminal investigation into the hotel management.

Merkel to cut social services in tight budget
Germany

Merkel to cut social services in tight budget

The government plans to cut at least 10,000 civil servant jobs as well as allowing the work agency to decide how much to pay unemployed people, according to details leaked to the media as budget talks started on Sunday.

Religious Muslim boys more violent, study says
Germany

Religious Muslim boys more violent, study says

A study that shows boys growing up in religious Muslim families are more likely to be violent seems set to reignite the debate over religion and integration, a media report said on Sunday.

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Sweden

Swedish court considers sadomasochism case

A Swedish court is to consider the issue of how much sexual violence is legally permitted between two consenting partners in a case involving a 32-year-old man who came into contact with his 16-year-old sex partner via a sex website.

Hot weekend gives way to stormy and cooler week
Germany

Hot weekend gives way to stormy and cooler week

Although the weekend has been beautifully warm and sunny across the country, meteorologists have warned it will not last – Sunday afternoon and evening will see storms replace the blue skies.

BP heads call for Svanberg resignation
Sweden

BP heads call for Svanberg resignation

Several senior managers at oil firm BP have argued that Carl-Henric Svanberg, the firm's Swedish chairperson, has mismanaged the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and should resign, according to the UK Independent on Sunday.

Sweden celebrates national day
Sweden

Sweden celebrates national day

While the Swedish national day is largely a low key affair, the upcoming royal wedding has lent an extra spice to the celebrations this year with the public invited to the palace to express their goodwill for the happy couple.

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Sweden

Colombia donates royal wedding flowers

The upcoming wedding of Princess Victoria will be decorated with thousands of flowers donated by Colombia, government and business officials said Saturday.

Teacher sues Bayer for birth defects
Germany

Teacher sues Bayer for birth defects

A teacher is suing German pharma giant Bayer in an attempt to force the company to publish information about a pregnancy testing drug taken by his mother, which he claims led to birth defects in him and hundreds of others in the 1970s.