Disgruntled football fans protest price hikes
Germany

Disgruntled football fans protest price hikes

Around 4,000 supporters from football clubs across Germany united on Sunday to demonstrate peacefully against rising ticket prices and the commercialisation of the nation's favourite sport.

Germans hang onto cash as rest of world goes electronic
Germany

Germans hang onto cash as rest of world goes electronic

Germany's attachment to cash is under attack, with European Union encouraging people to pay with cards and even mobile phones by making it safer and easier to do so.

Season’s first snowfall coats northern Sweden
Sweden

Season’s first snowfall coats northern Sweden

Winter’s first snow has fallen in northern Sweden, although the rest of the country will likely remain flake-free for at least the next ten days.

Christianity prioritised in Swedish schools
Sweden

Christianity prioritised in Swedish schools

Sweden’s schools agency wants all religions to receive equal treatment when taught in Swedish schools, but the government maintains that Christianity should continue to receive special treatment.

Löw tries to keep momentum for Kazakhstan as Özil nurses ankle
Germany

Löw tries to keep momentum for Kazakhstan as Özil nurses ankle

German soccer coach Joachim Löw insists the World Cup semi-finalists are still a long way from Euro 2012 qualification despite three wins from three as they prepare to face minnows Kazakhstan on Tuesday.

Baltic ferry fire largely out, salvage operation starts
Germany

Baltic ferry fire largely out, salvage operation starts

The fire aboard the Baltic ferry Lisco Gloria was largely out on Sunday lunchtime, leaving authorities working out a plan to eventually tow it to a harbour and conduct an investigation to find out what happened.

Berlin better than Munich in managers’ eyes, Frankfurt still top
Germany

Berlin better than Munich in managers’ eyes, Frankfurt still top

The German capital is becoming more attractive to businesses, overtaking Munich in an international ranking for the first time, according to a poll of managers.

Hospitalised Schäuble counters job rumours
Germany

Hospitalised Schäuble counters job rumours

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble will be back at work by the end of the month, his office has confirmed, while doubts increase over whether he can continue in his post after repeated stays in hospital.

‘Pink Viagra’ dropped as tests fail to excite
Germany

‘Pink Viagra’ dropped as tests fail to excite

German drug firm Boehringer Ingelheim has shelved development of a libido-booster for women after it the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it did not work and had side effects including depression and dizziness.

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Sweden

Kids missing after outing with estranged father

Swedish police have issued a nationwide alert after two young children and their estranged father went missing on Saturday during a supervised visit to a popular Stockholm tourist attraction.

Brownie the cat killed in ‘sterilisation’ mishap
Sweden

Brownie the cat killed in ‘sterilisation’ mishap

A 19-year-old pet owner from Luleå in northern Sweden took her cat Brownie to the veterinarian to be sterlised. Instead, her pet ended up dying in her arms.

Missing teen found dead in Gothenburg harbour
Sweden

Missing teen found dead in Gothenburg harbour

A body was recovered from the waters in Gothenburg harbour on Saturday morning. Later police confirmed the body was that of 19-year-old man Rasmus Johansson who disappeared after a party two weeks ago.