‘Gladbach run riot in nine-goal thriller
Germany

‘Gladbach run riot in nine-goal thriller

Cameroon striker Mohamadou Idrissou was both goal-scorer and provider for Mönchengladbach as they upset Leverkusen 6-3 on Sunday in a nine-goal thriller on a weekend of shock results in the Bundesliga.

RWE gas deal with Kurdish government rejected by Baghdad
Germany

RWE gas deal with Kurdish government rejected by Baghdad

Iraq on Sunday slammed as "illegal" an agreement between its autonomous Kurdistan region and the German energy firm RWE that is expected to help supply the planned Nabucco gas pipeline to Europe.

Hanson clinches Ryder Cup spot
Sweden

Hanson clinches Ryder Cup spot

Swedish golfer Peter Hanson reached his qualification target at the Johnnie

Organ donor rules causes coalition row
Germany

Organ donor rules causes coalition row

Members of Chancellor Merkel's conservatives are at odds with Germany's health minister on whether the government should ease restrictions on organ donations, according to a Sunday media report.

Deutsche Bahn pays €2.7 million to victims of ICE horror heat
Germany

Deutsche Bahn pays €2.7 million to victims of ICE horror heat

German national rail operator Deutsche Bahn on Sunday said it had paid €2.7 million in compensation to 23,000 passengers who suffered sweltering heat onboard high-speed trains with faulty air conditioning units.

Sarrazin’s Jewish ‘gene’ comments spark outrage
Germany

Sarrazin’s Jewish ‘gene’ comments spark outrage

Already under fire for his discriminatory comments against Muslims, Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin sparked further outrage with controversial remarks regarding Jews in an interview published on Sunday.

Alliance on course for absolute majority: poll
Sweden

Alliance on course for absolute majority: poll

Sweden's governing coalition has retained a strong poll lead over the Red-Green opposition with the general election just three weeks away.

Guttenberg proposes trial period for new soldiers
Germany

Guttenberg proposes trial period for new soldiers

Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Sunday defended plans to effectively end compulsive military service in Germany – and suggested new recruits should serve under a probationary status for six months.

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Sweden

HQ Bank has licence revoked

Sweden's financial regulator has revoked the licence of investment bank HQ due to major deficiencies in the company's trading operations.

Hoffenheim tops league after besting St. Pauli
Germany

Hoffenheim tops league after besting St. Pauli

Hoffenheim had Isaac Vorsah to thank for a late goal on Saturday night that gave them a 1-0 win at newcomers St Pauli and with it the joint early lead in the Bundesliga.

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Sweden

Swedish cosmetics worker charged in Iran

A Swedish-Iranian employee of cosmetics firm Oriflame has been charged in Iran for allegedly profiting from a pyramid scheme days after five of the company's employees were arrested amid suspicions of spying.