Brewers hope football will boost beer sales
Germany

Brewers hope football will boost beer sales

Despite Germans’ worldwide reputation as beer-slurping pub-goers, domestic beer sales have been declining for years - but brewers have a plan to change that.

Social Democrats reach new poll heights
Sweden

Social Democrats reach new poll heights

The Social Democrats' recent dramatic rise in opinion polls has continued with the party climbing a further 3.1 percentage points to 36.8 percent according to the latest voter preference survey.

Driver misses road and lands in river
Germany

Driver misses road and lands in river

An apparently drunk driver drove his car into the Main river in Frankfurt early Sunday morning, but the 27-year-old driver and his passenger, 23, managed to escape, the police said.

Rosberg wins Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix
Germany

Rosberg wins Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix

German racing driver Nico Rosberg won the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday - his first ever win and the first time since 1955 that a Mercedes team took the top prize.

Koran distributors may face more scrutiny
Germany

Koran distributors may face more scrutiny

German politicians are urging security services to take stronger action against a fundamentalist Muslim group distributing free copies of the Koran, it was reported Sunday.

Bones find linked to missing woman mystery
Sweden

Bones find linked to missing woman mystery

Volunteers searching for the remains of 31-year-old Marina Johansson, who went missing in July 2010, on Saturday located bones which police believe to have come from a human body.

Soros: Germany should bail out the euro
Germany

Soros: Germany should bail out the euro

A new approach to saving the euro is needed and Germany should finance it, George Soros, the star investor and hedge fund manager told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

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Sweden

Stadium toilet rape ‘never happened’: police

Stockholm police have confirmed that they have closed their investigation into an alleged rape at a Stockholm football stadium on Monday night after new information indicated that the attack had never occurred.

Saudis deny Sweden arms factory deal
Sweden

Saudis deny Sweden arms factory deal

Saudi Arabia on Saturday issued a denial that any deal had been reached with Sweden regarding the construction of an arms factory, a controversy that led to the resignation of the Swedish defence minister last month.

Skanska workers freed by rebels in Peru
Sweden

Skanska workers freed by rebels in Peru

Peruvian rebels released 36 construction workers on Saturday, 28 of whom were employed by Swedish construction firm Skanska, bringing an end to a five day hostage drama.