Germany and several other countries this week submitted a proposal to reform the UN Security Council, a German foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday.
Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher proved he is just as fast on two-wheels as he is on four after claiming a podium finish on his motorbike racing debut in Hungary.
A senior German economist has said the global economy is in its worst crisis since 1945, and that he sees clear risks for the German economy.
Swedes eat at least 4,000 tonnes of chocolate and sweets over the Easter weekend. Dentists recommend a binge followed by a thorough tooth brushing.
Police have seized pornographic pictures distributed by a car-care company at the Elmia motor show in Jönköping, in central Sweden.
Despite the advent of spring Good Friday night was the coldest of the winter at many places across Sweden.
Heavy snow falls have left thousands without power in southern Sweden on Easter Saturday morning.
Romanian police said on Friday they briefly detained and then expelled six German "anarchists" allegedly planning to join anti-NATO protests during an upcoming summit of the transatlantic alliance.
A 41-year-old Swedish man has been arrested in the United States for attempting to buy sex from a 14-year-old girl.
The Archbishop of Munich, Reinhard Marx, has spoken out against the decision by private German broadcasters to show violent action movies over the Easter holidays.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 30-year-old man wanted for the murder and attempted murder of two men in Gothenburg on Good Friday.
The global boom in biofuels could have dramatic consequences for the food supply in those developing countries that export crops for biofuels, an official at the German development ministry warned on Saturday.