While Norway is reeling from a severe butter shortage, causing some to try to smuggle the stuff in across the border and others make a killing on the black market, Swedes can relax in the knowledge that their Christmas baking is safe.
Swedish minister for the environment, Lena Ek, welcomed the deal to decrease emissions of greenhouse gases, reached on Sunday following intense negotiations during the UN Climate Change Conference in South Africa.
A former general in the Afghan secret service, allegedly responsible for 30,000 murders, has been living in Munich disguised as a newspaper seller for several years. Police are now investigating.
A 15-year-old girl fell ill at a Berlin Christmas market on Saturday, bringing to eight the number of confirmed Christmas-market-poisonings this week. This time, though, the poisoner was apparently dressed as Santa Claus.
The seats, arm-rests and door handles in German trains are infested with germs and bacteria, state broadcaster NDR revealed Sunday, pointing to serious hygiene problems.
With advent, Lucia and Christmas, Swedish firefighters are kept busy during the month of December, with 12 percent of all recorded fires caused by candles left unattended.
German police have arrested another man suspected of aiding the Zwickau neo-Nazi terrorist cell responsible for a series of murders. The 36-year-old Matthias D. is thought to have helped them set up safe-houses.
Those who plan to celebrate Lucia day on Tuesday will have to hold on tight to garb and glitter, as a new storm is headed to Sweden in the beginning of next week.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has won the 2012 Charlemagne Prize, one of Europe's highest honours, for his work toward EU integration, said a statement released Saturday.
Swedish Nobel laureate in literature, Tomas Tranströmer, continued to be the focus of attention during the Nobel banquet on Saturday night.
Borussia Mönchengladbach missed the chance to go top of the German league on Saturday after a shock defeat at strugglers Augsburg while Bremen got back in the title race with a 4-1 win over Wolfsburg.