Last orders drunk in a quarter of German pubs
Germany

Last orders drunk in a quarter of German pubs

One in four of Germany’s pubs has closed over the last decade, with some regions losing nearly half of their guest houses, according to figures released this weekend by the federal statistics office.

‘Secret judges’ in Danish terror case: Swede’s rep
Sweden

‘Secret judges’ in Danish terror case: Swede’s rep

In a move that has drawn criticism from the lawyer of a Swedish suspect, Danish judicial authorities have moved to classify the names of judges and courts that have played a key role in a terrorism case due to go to trial this Friday.

Israel bans Günter Grass over poem
Germany

Israel bans Günter Grass over poem

German writer and Nobel laureate Günter Grass has effectively been banned from Israel after a poem he published accused the country of endangering world peace sparked a global firestorm of criticism and counter-criticism.

Gomez goals keep Bayern’s hopes alive
Germany

Gomez goals keep Bayern’s hopes alive

Bayern Munich thanked a Mario Gomez brace as they stayed in the Bundesliga title hunt with a 2-1 win over Augsburg on Saturday, but the Bavarians still trail Dortmund by three points after the table-toppers won 3-1 at Wolfsburg.

Swedes lead European race to the city
Sweden

Swedes lead European race to the city

With more than one in five residents now living in a city, Sweden is outpacing other EU countries with its rapid rate of urbanization, newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.

Merkel’s party ‘not attracting women’
Germany

Merkel’s party ‘not attracting women’

Despite being led by Germany’s first woman chancellor Angela Merkel, her Christian Democratic Party (CDU) has a problem attracting female voters, according to one of its regional leaders.

Filmstar: Berlin not safe for a Ferrari
Germany

Filmstar: Berlin not safe for a Ferrari

German filmstar Daniel Brühl, a well-known resident of Berlin’s hip Kreuzberg district, is too scared of local auto arsonists to buy himself a Ferrari.

Cops fire shot as trouble flares at Eritrean gig
Sweden

Cops fire shot as trouble flares at Eritrean gig

Police fired a warning shot on Saturday night after coming under attack from stone-throwing locals outside a concert organized by a pro-regime Eritrean youth group in a Stockholm suburb.

Easter Bunny belief ‘good for kids’
Germany

Easter Bunny belief ‘good for kids’

As children across Germany search homes and gardens for eggs left by the Easter Bunny, parents preparing to them the truth should think twice – a psychologist said this week that kids benefit from believing in fantasies.

Dream golf puts Hanson in Masters lead
Sweden

Dream golf puts Hanson in Masters lead

Sweden's Peter Hanson played an impeccable third round on Saturday to shoot his way to the top of the US Masters leaderboard at Augusta National.

Bildt bites back over ‘lies’ in Bosnia row
Sweden

Bildt bites back over ‘lies’ in Bosnia row

Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt fumed on Saturday over what he described as the 'lies' spread by a French journalist who criticized his involvement in a war memorial ceremony in Sarajevo.