German soldiers are probably burning their fingers and missing their targets in long gun battles in Afghanistan after tests showed their guns are overheating, according to a report in Der Spiegel news magazine on Sunday.
Three tax inspectors who bought a stolen CD in their chase for German tax evaders have been told they must stay out of Switzerland or face arrest, after a cross-border tax spat turned nasty.
Pensioners forced back to work for energetically dancing jive, a little known Swedish musician signing up to Bruce Springsteen's E Street band, and The Local's own youth follicle directive were among the April Fool's hoaxes on Sunday.
A British bomb disposal squad recovered the tail section of a Nazi World War II V2 rocket found submerged in coastal mudflats on Saturday. The British military said the rocket posed no further risk to people living nearby.
A police officer was seriously hurt in clashes between police and anti-capitalist demonstrators in Germany’s finance capital Frankfurt on Saturday. Protestors also reported injuries and mass arrests from their ranks.
Determined to get kids into politics, the German government is turning the Reichstag's famous glass dome into a "kids zone" during the summer recess - complete with Bobby cars to zoom down the famous spiral walkway.
After the embarrassment of holding the wrong man for three days, police hunting the killer of a young girl in northern Germany have arrested another suspect – with reports that his DNA matches traces found at the scene of the crime.
Sweden wants to draw up legislation that would bar anyone under 18 from purchasing shaving products, after a spate of bullying towards women who are "pro-hair" highlighted public health concerns.
Despite recent snowfalls in Stockholm and southern areas of Sweden, March 2012 is set to be one of the three warmest months on record, according to the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).
A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after hitting another man in the head with an axe in a disagreement on Saturday night in Flen in eastern Sweden.
A letter sent some 76 years ago was finally delivered to its destination address in Visby on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland this week and the search has begun to find the intended recipient.
Brazil is in the "final chapters" of making a decision to award a lucrative jet fighter deal, the defence minister Celso Amorim said on Saturday.