Berlin, Cologne fight to stay in Bundesliga
Germany

Berlin, Cologne fight to stay in Bundesliga

With both Berlin's Hertha and Cologne losing their games Saturday, the two teams are battling to stay in the Bundesliga and not get relegated, like Kaiserslautern already has, to the second league.

Swedish opposition to nuclear energy on the up
Sweden

Swedish opposition to nuclear energy on the up

Swedes have become more negative towards nuclear power in the year since Japan's nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima, a new survey by the SOM institute at Gothenburg University has shown.

Ikea rejects East German prison labour claims
Sweden

Ikea rejects East German prison labour claims

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has rejected claims in a new Swedish television documentary that there is evidence that East German political prisoners were used in its factories in the 1970s and 1980s.

Pirates face 200 motions at party conference
Germany

Pirates face 200 motions at party conference

The Pirate Party is trying to figure out its future course after stunning victories in recent months have created a lot of political discussion - and criticism - about the political newcomers.

Klinsmann: German experience will help US
Germany

Klinsmann: German experience will help US

Jürgen Klinsmann, the former German professional football player, says he’s more than happy with his job as head US national team coach, but he hasn’t forgotten his German roots.

Pre-coffee kids fuel German bubble tea boom
Germany

Pre-coffee kids fuel German bubble tea boom

Germans appear enamored by the Taiwanese tea phenomenon known as bubble tea, with a shop offering the Asian treat opening nearly every week somewhere in the country, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported.

Weekend weather to wow sun worshippers
Germany

Weekend weather to wow sun worshippers

Weekend weather is sure to wow barbeque, beach and bike fans, with temperatures topping 31 degrees in some areas of Germany, data from the German Weather Service showed on Saturday.

Top Social Democrat calls for Ukraine boycott
Germany

Top Social Democrat calls for Ukraine boycott

German politicians should boycott the upcoming European Football Championships in Ukraine because of the poor treatment of the former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Social Democratic Party leader Sigmar Gabriel said at the weekend.

Stockholm in women’s refuge guarantee
Sweden

Stockholm in women’s refuge guarantee

Stockholm city council has announced that all women in need of a secure refuge will be guaranteed a place.

Swedish teen convicted of cybersex crimes
Sweden

Swedish teen convicted of cybersex crimes

A 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to probation for internet sex crimes concerning seven girls aged 10-13-years-old.

Fewer girls born near German nuke waste site
Germany

Fewer girls born near German nuke waste site

Since radioactive waste started being transported to a nuclear waste facility in Lower Saxony, fewer girls have been born in the region – a phenomenon eerily similar to what happened after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, scientists said.

Swedish alcohol intake hikes after EU entry
Sweden

Swedish alcohol intake hikes after EU entry

Contemporary Swedes drink significantly more alcohol and eat more meat since the country joined the European Union in 1995, according to a new report by the Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket).