Vettel becomes youngest F1 champ ever
Germany

Vettel becomes youngest F1 champ ever

Germany's Sebastian Vettel was crowned as the youngest drivers champion in Formula One history on Sunday, when he outstripped all his rivals and won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for the outstanding Red Bull team.

Sahlin quits as head of the Social Democrats
Sweden

Sahlin quits as head of the Social Democrats

Mona Sahlin is stepping down as the head of the Social Democratic party, the embattled party leader announced on Sunday.

Myhrer runner up in Alpine season opener
Sweden

Myhrer runner up in Alpine season opener

Sweden's Andre Myhrer claimed a creditable second place behind France's Jean-Baptiste Grange in the opening slalom race of the World Cup series in Levi, Finland on Sunday.

Department stores benefit as domestic economy recovers
Germany

Department stores benefit as domestic economy recovers

Germans are returning to department stores in droves, with major companies recording increased sales just a year after the demise of such businesses was being foretold.

Police stick to refusal to make officers wear identifying badges
Germany

Police stick to refusal to make officers wear identifying badges

Most German states are still refusing to have police officers wear name or number badges, saying such identification would put officers in danger, despite a compromise suggested by Berlin.

‘New horse breed’ which challenged historical theory is a donkey
Germany

‘New horse breed’ which challenged historical theory is a donkey

German scientists have solved the puzzling mystery of what was thought to be proof of a new kind of horse found among the ruins of Pompeii.

Floods close motorways as leaves and rain cause chaos
Germany

Floods close motorways as leaves and rain cause chaos

Some areas in North Rhine-Westphalia received a month’s worth of rain on Saturday as the storm system Carmen dumped heavy precipitation on the country, causing chaos in those areas worst hit.

100,000 march against social service cuts
Germany

100,000 march against social service cuts

Around 100,000 people took to the streets in cities across Germany on Saturday to demonstrate against cuts in social services, according to the German federation of trade unions, (DGB).

US report admits CIA harboured Nazis
Germany

US report admits CIA harboured Nazis

A secret history of US government World War II-era operations has concluded that US intelligence services created a safe haven in America for German Nazis and their collaborators, The New York Times reported late on Saturday.

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Sweden

Moderates lead, Social Democrats decline: poll

The Moderates are the largest parliamentary party in Sweden according to two new opinion surveys.

Söderling slays Llodra to set up Paris final
Sweden

Söderling slays Llodra to set up Paris final

Swedish tennis star Robin Söderling won a gruelling 6-7 (0/7), 7-5, 7-6 (8/6) semi-final to end unseeded Frenchman Michael Llodra's Paris Masters fairytale on Saturday, setting up a final clash with local favourite Gael Monfils.

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Sweden

Volkswagen eyes Scania stake: report

German automaker Volkswagen is looking to boost its trucking activities by increasing its stake in Sweden's Scania, according to a report in the German Der Spiegel daily.