Swedish sailor missing after tropical storm Earl
Sweden

Swedish sailor missing after tropical storm Earl

A 57-year old Swedish sailor is missing off the coast of Florida following an apparent boating accident in the wake of tropical storm Earl.

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Sweden

Boys not circumcised without medical grounds

By refusing to perform circumcisions on boys who lack specific medical grounds for the operation, several county and regional health authorities in Sweden continue to contravene national guidelines on the procedure.

Silver coins testify to ancient global trade reaching northern Germany
Germany

Silver coins testify to ancient global trade reaching northern Germany

Archaeologists have unearthed silver artefacts in a northern German field which show that global trade was reaching even the North Sea coast more than 1,200 years ago.

Discussion over Ballack’s place in national team intensifies
Germany

Discussion over Ballack’s place in national team intensifies

Speculation over the future of injured national football team captain Michael Ballack intensified over the weekend after the side managed to win its first match in the Euro 2012 qualification campaign without him.

Neo-Nazi rally provokes outcry in Dortmund
Germany

Neo-Nazi rally provokes outcry in Dortmund

At least 160 people were arrested or held by police in Dortmund on Saturday as up to 15,000 people tried to block a neo-Nazi rally in the city to mark the anniversary of the start of the Second World War.

Public support for Sarrazin puts politicians in spin
Germany

Public support for Sarrazin puts politicians in spin

Nearly a fifth of Germans would vote for a political protest party headed by Thilo Sarrazin, a poll revealed on Sunday, as mainstream politicians argue about how best to react to his statements on Muslims, immigration and Jews.

Stockholm conference to examine threats to global water supplies
Sweden

Stockholm conference to examine threats to global water supplies

The impact of climate change and urbanisation on water quality and pollution is set to occupy thousands of experts gathering in Stockholm on Sunday for World Water Week.

Poll troubles continue for Social Democrats
Sweden

Poll troubles continue for Social Democrats

The Social Democrats have posted their worst poll result in 13 years just two weeks before Swedes head to the polls on September 19th.

Merkel calls nuclear energy summit to decide course of action
Germany

Merkel calls nuclear energy summit to decide course of action

Battered from all sides by environmentalists, lobbyists and bickering ministers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to host a nuclear energy summit on Sunday - an issue set to dominate politics in the coming months.

Hamburg street festival ends in rioting – again
Germany

Hamburg street festival ends in rioting – again

Yet another street festival in central Hamburg ended in fighting between hundreds of rioters and more than 2,300 police on Saturday evening.

Steady Söderling cruises to US Open fourth round
Sweden

Steady Söderling cruises to US Open fourth round

Robin Söderling posted a straight-set victory in his third-round match at the US Open on Saturday, taking another step toward a possible quarter-final showdown with Roger Federer.