Hundreds of traffic lights in Hamburg stopped working Saturday after a power cut caused by an incident at a nuclear power station, an energy company said.
A 31-year-old man was struck and killed by lightning in Persberg, outside Filipstad in western Sweden at around 5pm on Friday evening.
The prosecution of two 16-year-olds for the murder of a 15-year-old girl in the Stockholm suburb of Stureby has been delayed almost two months, because the forensic expert is on holidays.
A drunken bike rider rode for kilometres on the A81 autobahn near Stuttgart without a light early Saturday morning, police reported.
A man was seriously assaulted by a gang of youths in Umeå on Friday night.
The sale of Opel to Austrian-Canadian parts maker Magna should happen soon, the head of General Motors Europe said in an interview with the FAZ to be published in the newspaper’s Sunday edition.
After a warning from the US government, German security services are stepping up measures to counter a possible terror attack against Germany by the al-Qaeda terror organisation, according to a report published Saturday by the magazine Der Spiegel.
Sweden, the current holder of the European Union presidency, summoned Iran's ambassador on Friday as part of a coordinated EU protest over the detention of British embassy employees in Tehran, the foreign ministry said.
Most German voters don’t think they will actually get a tax cut, despite promises by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, according to a new poll published in the latest issue of the weekly Wirtschaftswoche.
Heavy thunderstorms that sometimes included hail, flooded streets, knocked out power, closed airports and lead to the deaths of two people Friday evening and Saturday morning.
German speed skate star Claudia Pechstein on Friday hotly proclaimed her innocence after the International Skating Union handed her a two-year ban for blood doping which would force her to miss next year's Winter Games in Vancouver.
German auto maker Volkswagen hopes to turn out its first all-electric car in 2013, VW head Martin Winterkorn said Friday.
A 21-year-old Swedish man who was convicted of terror-related crimes in Bosnia-Hercegovina has been transferred to a Swedish prison.