SPD wins Hamburg vote in landslide
Germany

SPD wins Hamburg vote in landslide

The centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) on Sunday regained power in Hamburg in a landslide election victory crushing Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Robin Söderling triumphs in Marseille
Sweden

Robin Söderling triumphs in Marseille

Sweden's top tennis star Robin Söderling overcame unseeded Croat Marin Cilic 6-7 (10/8), 6-3, 6-3 in the final of the Marseille Open on Sunday to claim his third tournament of the year.

Sweden takes snus fight to Brussels
Sweden

Sweden takes snus fight to Brussels

Sweden's social affairs minister Göran Hägglund has demanded that the EU removes its ban against moist snuff or 'snus'.

German journalists freed by Iran return home
Germany

German journalists freed by Iran return home

The two German journalists freed from an Iranian prison after more than four months arrived in Berlin early on Sunday accompanied by Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.

Three German skiers found dead in Norway, fourth assumed dead
Germany

Three German skiers found dead in Norway, fourth assumed dead

Three Germans have been found dead and a fourth is presumed to have perished after being caught in a snowstorm while skiing in Norway.

Police raid anti-fascists’ offices after Dresden violence
Germany

Police raid anti-fascists’ offices after Dresden violence

Police raided offices used by anti-fascists in Dresden on Saturday evening after violence erupted when demonstrators hindered three neo-Nazi marches through the city.

Guttenberg gets carnival medal for ‘courage of his contradictions’
Germany

Guttenberg gets carnival medal for ‘courage of his contradictions’

Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg was awarded a medal at the weekend – the Order Against Dead Seriousness – by the Aachen carnival association at its gala event which is such a tradition that it will be broadcast on public television on Monday.

Green diesel harnesses Swedish forests
Sweden

Green diesel harnesses Swedish forests

Swedish oil and energy firm Preem has announced the development of the "world's first" green diesel developed using residue from the Swedish forestry industry.

Söderling poised for Marseille final clash
Sweden

Söderling poised for Marseille final clash

Swedish top seed Robin Söderling is set to meet unseeded Croatian Marin Cilic in the final of the ATP Marseille Open after winning their respective semi-finals on Saturday.

Green Party support declines: poll
Sweden

Green Party support declines: poll

Sweden's Green Party dropped almost 3 percent in the latest Sifo opinion poll published on Sunday, although the gap between the blocs declined somewhat.

Iranian melodrama wins Berlinale
Germany

Iranian melodrama wins Berlinale

A gripping family drama from Iran, "Nader and Simin - A Separation", won the top prize on Saturday at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, which highlighted the country's embattled directors.