A government car scandal, an industrial policy paper no one wants to accept responsibility for and plenty of noise: Katharina Schuler from Zeit Online believes German voters deserve a better election campaign.
Israel's Ambassador to Sweden, Benny Dagan, has expressed fury at a Swedish newspaper article accusing Israel of trading in the internal organs of dead Palestinians.
A German pensioner who went on a shooting rampage that left three people dead did so in order to teach people "not to mess" with him or his family, police said on Wednesday.
Twenty years after hundreds of East Germans breached the Iron Curtain in Hungary, Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday attended celebrations marking the historic event known as the Pan-European Picnic.
The famous glockenspiel in the tower of the Munich town hall has been playing the wrong tune for two years, the daily Münchner Merkur reported on Wednesday.
The trial of two teenagers charged with the murder of a 15-year-old girl in the Stockholm suburb of Stureby in June began on Wednesday. The trial is set to proceed behind closed doors, after a court decision.
The German government unveiled plans Wednesday to get one million electric cars zipping around the country by 2020, offering sweeteners to jump-start national giants like BMW and Volkswagen into action.
With the Obama-inspired slogan "Yes Weekend" and a pledge to make a bunny the national symbol, a mock candidate for German chancellor has injected some much-needed humour into a drab election campaign. AFP’s Richard Carter reports.
Sweden's embassy in Tel Aviv has sharply condemned Sweden's largest circulation newspaper Aftonbladet for publishing an article accusing the Israeli Defence Forces of harvesting the organs of Palestinians.
A man barricaded himself inside his apartment in Viernheim near Mannheim on Wednesday after igniting explosives that injured a family of four. Police believe he may have been involved in another blast in a neighbouring town.
The owners of Swedish vodka brand Absolut are pursuing legal proceedings against the UK-based Absolute Radio - formerly Virgin Radio - for alleged trademark infringement.
One week after a poisonous plant was found in a container of prepackaged rocket salad in Hannover, farmers producing the leafy greens are reportedly facing financial ruin.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested after nailing a dead cat to the door of a police station in western Sweden.
Residential construction collapsed by 45 percent during the first half of 2009, new figures from Statistics Sweden (SCB) show.
The collapse of the Iron Curtain in 1989 robbed the town of Hitzacker in Lower Saxony of its major tourist attraction. Twenty years later, its is still looking for ways to bring the visitors back.
Madonna’s only German show in her current tour went down like a storm in Munich on Tuesday evening, with fans singing Happy Birthday to the singer and throwing balloons onto the stage to celebrate her 51st birthday last Sunday.
The Local's series "Making it in Germany" presents John Doyle, an American comedian with a knack for turning the foibles of expat life into German-language stand-up.
The Swedish government has refused a request from Koenigsegg Group to lend a reported additional 3 billion kronor ($412 million) to enable the firm to complete the purchase of Saab Automobile AB from ailing US giant General Motors.
German Health Minister Ulla Schmidt has defended her use of an official car on vacations, saying rules for politicians need to be changed if appropriate behaviour can cause such a scandal.
In a bid to curb the spread of swine flu a school in Borlänge in central Sweden has forbidden teachers from shaking hands with their pupils.
Swedish tennis star Robin Söderling was beaten by Australia's Lleyton Hewitt over four sets in the second round at the ATP Cincininnati Masters on Tuesday.
Officers from the National Murder Commission (Mordkommissionen) have joined the search for the 32-year-old woman who went missing from her home in Falun in the beginning of August.
Steffi Nerius of Germany won the women’s javelin gold here at the world athletics championships on Tuesday to end her frustrating run of three successive world bronzes.