Knut the polar bear, who became a global media sensation as a cub after being rejected by his mother and reared by hand, died suddenly for unexplained reasons on Saturday, the Berlin Zoo said.
Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) leader Jan Björklund has called for a tightening of conditions for Swedish arms exports, calling sales to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain an "embarrassment".
Differences in crime statistics between immigrants and those born in Sweden can be explained by socio-economic factors in childhood and has nothing to do with culture or race, a new Swedish study has shown.
An employee of the child welfare agency in Göttingen allegedly stole more then €400,000 from orphans and other young people he was assigned to over a five-year period. He used the money to support a lavish lifestyle.
Nearly one-half of those asked in a new poll were critical of Chancellor Angela Merkel's management in the face of the nuclear crisis in Japan. Merkel is in Paris on Saturday for a meeting with world leaders on Libya.
Champions League quarter-finalists Schalke 04 and former coach Felix Magath put an end to their threats of legal action on Saturday.
Despite government efforts to calm fears about the new E10 biofuel, German drivers are not convinced. Some 85 percent reject the petrol out of hand, a new study found.
Germany's oldest nuclear power plant has been completely shut down, operator RWE said on Saturday. The Biblis A facility, with a capacity of 1,225 megawatts, first went into operation in 1974.
Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt, the star of the Oscar-winning film "In a Better World", could lose his role as an ambassador of the UN's children's fund Unicef after being caught using cocaine.
The president of the Federal Office of Radiation Protection said he sees no reason to worry about radiation from Japanese reactors reaching Germany. Contamination fears have led to runs on iodine pills and Geiger counters.
Opposition to the construction of new nuclear power is broad in Sweden, a new poll by Sifo shows following the catastrophe in Japan.
Elin Nordegren, the ex-wife of Tiger Woods, has purchased a Florida beachfront mansion larger than the golf superstar's nearby island estate home, the Palm Beach Post reported Friday.