Germany round off World Cup with win
Germany

Germany round off World Cup with win

A header eight minutes from time by Sami Khedira allowed Germany to snatch third place at the World Cup as the three-times champions secured a 3-2 win over Uruguay on Saturday.

Homeopathy targeted in debate on health care spending
Germany

Homeopathy targeted in debate on health care spending

As Germany's government looks to fine-tune the country’s costly health care system, some government experts are suggesting that insurers stop covering homeopathy, a form of alternative medicine, according to a report on Saturday.

Drownings most frequent in July
Sweden

Drownings most frequent in July

In June, 13 people drowned and it is feared that more drownings will take place in July, the most accident-intensive month of the year.

Swastika art triggers outcry in Poland
Germany

Swastika art triggers outcry in Poland

A huge poster of a Nazi swastika behind a 1940s-style naked pin-up model clad only in a Mickey Mouse-mask and stretched across a building has stirred controversy in Poznan, western Poland.

Editorial challenges Bildt to answer about Lundin
Sweden

Editorial challenges Bildt to answer about Lundin

Two former foreign affairs ministers and the Social Democrats' foreign affairs critic question what Foreign Minister Carl Bildt knew about the displacement of people and other atrocities in Sudan when Lundin Oil drilled for oil there.

Union boss warns of summer railway strikes
Germany

Union boss warns of summer railway strikes

Ahead of wage negotiations in Frankfurt starting Monday, the head of the railworkers’ union cautioned that warning strikes could occur in August, potentially disrupting train travel at the height of the summer holiday season.

LPGA’s Gustafson leads rain-delayed US Open
Sweden

LPGA’s Gustafson leads rain-delayed US Open

Sweden's Sophie Gustafson currently leads the rain-delayed US Women's Open LPGA golf tournament in Pennsylvania.

Interior ministry criticises planned EU-wide asylum rules
Germany

Interior ministry criticises planned EU-wide asylum rules

The European Commission's plans to standardise EU law on asylum-seekers by 2012 have come under fire from the German Interior Ministry. The commission’s recommendations could ease the country’s existing rules on asylum.

Support for new nuclear reactors grows: survey
Sweden

Support for new nuclear reactors grows: survey

A decision in Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, to allow old nuclear reactors to be replaced has broad support among Swedes, according to a survey presented by the Liberal Party.

Littorin denies buying sex: lawyer
Sweden

Littorin denies buying sex: lawyer

The lawyer of former employment minister Sven Otto Littorin said on Saturday that her client denies Aftonbladet's allegations that he bought sex.

Key figure in Hesse school abuse scandal dies
Germany

Key figure in Hesse school abuse scandal dies

Gerold Becker, former head of the Odenwaldschule progressive boarding school in Heppenheim and one of the main staff accused of perpetrating sexual abuse there, has died, it was announced Friday.

Germany eye third ahead of Uruguay match
Germany

Germany eye third ahead of Uruguay match

Two-time winners Uruguay and three-time champions Germany clash in Port Elizabeth on Saturday in a match that neither side wanted to be contesting - the playoff to decide third place.