German state-owned regional bank WestLB is to seek government guarantees worth at least €10 billion under a rescue scheme, the daily Rheinische Post
Both twin baby polar bears at Nuremberg Zoo have died, it was announced on Saturday.
Nobel laureate for economics Paul Krugman has slammed the German government’s handing of the economic crisis, saying Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück have completely failed to understand the situation.
The German government has lost more than 300 files that are so top secret no-one knows what was in them, it was confirmed this weekend.
A farm in the vicinity of Varberg in western Sweden has been hit by an outbreak of anthrax. Thirteen cattle have so far died from the disease which has not been seen in Sweden since 1981 and is harmful to humans.
Two teenagers who stole a truck from work went on a slow motion rampage with the vehicle, smashing up seven cars without even getting very far.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has appointed a German-speaking lawmaker to be his new minister for Europe after a rocky few months for Franco-German ties.
Sweden's Idol 2008 talent show came to a screeching climax on Friday night and left Kevin Borg, a young crooner from Malta who has only lived in Sweden for a year, clutching the champagne.
A policeman who was filmed while punching a Berlin football fan in the face for seemingly no reason has been identified as a squad commander in charge of up to 80 officers.
Detailed and sensitive bank information of tens of thousands of German credit card customers have been stolen in what investigators have described as the worst ever case of data theft in the country.
A student at a Landskrona secondary school in southern Sweden has been awarded damages for being told not to wear an Islamic headscarf.
Monika Mårtensson cleaned her windscreen with washer fluid. This was enough to put her over the limit of a police breathalyser test.
After heavy snowfalls across Sweden on Friday thousands of people were left without electricity on Saturday morning. Icy road conditions were forecast for Saturday in Stockholm and northern areas.