Sweden take third place despite dismissal
Germany

Sweden take third place despite dismissal

Sweden finished third at the women's World Cup after beating France 2-1 in Saturday's play-off despite the Scandinavians finishing the game with 10 players.

Quadriga withdraws award for Putin
Germany

Quadriga withdraws award for Putin

Organizers of prominent German political prize Quadriga reversed a decision Saturday to bestow the annual role model award on Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin amid a public outcry.

Bank stress tests slammed as ideological
Germany

Bank stress tests slammed as ideological

The head of the Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB) Claus Matecki has described the European Bank Authority's decision not to count silent participations, favoured by state banks, as core capital in its stress tests as ideologically motivated.

Sperm-sniffing police dog snags rapist
Sweden

Sperm-sniffing police dog snags rapist

A 23-year-old man has been charged with rape in Karlskrona, after Rapports Opus, southern Sweden's only police dog specialised in sniffing sperm, caught a whiff of his case.

Insurer loses customers after orgy scandal
Germany

Insurer loses customers after orgy scandal

Insurance company Ergo lost several hundred customers after revelations about a sex orgy with employees and prostitutes in Budapest in 2007, the company head admitted Saturday.

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Sweden

12 year-old girl raped in Stockholm

A 12-year-old girl was raped in central Stockholm on Friday evening.

Germany faced with winter power shortage
Germany

Germany faced with winter power shortage

The German government is making slow progress in its search for energy sources to replace nuclear power, media reports say. Energy companies are warning there could be shortages in the winter.

Researchers nearing Norovirus treatment in Sweden
Sweden

Researchers nearing Norovirus treatment in Sweden

Swedish researchers have uncovered the mysterious reasons for why we vomit when infected with the Norovirus. A medicine, already in circulation, can be used in future to help both sick Swedes and third world children risking death from stomach flu.

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Sweden

Swedish teen girl trounces perfume thief

A 37 year-old man in Lund, in southern Sweden, tried to make a run for it, once store clerks discovered that he had pocketed perfume in their store worth nearly 14,000 kronor ($2150).

Cheap software led to police hack
Germany

Cheap software led to police hack

A leaked government report has revealed that police servers were only protected by cheap software, making a recent hack on databases much easier. Police were forced to shut down several servers with data on serious criminals.

Swedish banks pass EU stress test
Sweden

Swedish banks pass EU stress test

Ten banks in Sweden, Norway and Finland passed European Union stress tests, their financial regulators announced on Friday.

France and Sweden battle for bronze
Germany

France and Sweden battle for bronze

Having lost in the women's World Cup semi-finals, Sweden take on France on Saturday in the third-place play-off with both sides insisting they are going for bronze.