Sweden has evoked the memory of Adolf Hitler in condemning Russia's attacks on Georgia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia, saying the protection of Russians there did not justify the assault.
Several artists appearing at the ongoing Uppsala Reggae Festival have been detained by police for testing on suspicion of drug offences.
Kirsten Stegemann produced a face-saving winning goal for world champions Germany as they struggled to beat underlings Nigeria 1-0 in a women's Olympic football match on Saturday.
Germany appears set to lose the leadership of the EU police mission (EUPOL) in Afghanistan once the current head of the mission, Brigadier-General Jürgen Scholz, steps down.
A bolt of lightning struck an entire football team that was practicing on a field Friday evening in Wald-Michelbach, Hesse, seriously injuring several players.
A con man who passed himself off as a member of the US Rockefeller dynasty until he was charged with abducting his daughter has been identified as Christian Gerhartsreiter of Bavaria.
Two Germans kidnapped from their yacht at the end of June by pirates off Somalia's northern Puntland region have been freed, officials said Saturday.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has expressed deep concern over the developments in Georgia and the Caucasus. Bildt urged Russia to show constraint.
Malin Alexandersson and Leif Lundgren celebrated 08-08-08 day by climbing on to the roof of the Stockholm Globe arena to tie the knot.
Toxic substances found in fatty fish caught in the Baltic Sea can cause seriously deteriorated sperm production, according to new research.