Sweden take third place despite dismissal

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

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

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.

Insurer loses customers after orgy scandal

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.

Germany faced with winter power shortage

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.

Cheap software led to police hack

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.

France and Sweden battle for bronze

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.