The rector of Karlstad University in central Sweden has been forced to defend the decision to adorn a new library building with a well known quote from the 1980s movie "Dirty Dancing".
A far-right group has staged a protest outside a Berlin mosque against what it says is the “Islamisation” of Germany. The protesters brandished a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed in a move likely to spark widespread anger.
Despite a fairly constant stream of bad news from the eurozone, a new survey has found that a slim majority of Germans remain loyal to the single currency.
Prosecutors have added murder charges to a list of allegations against National Socialist Underground member Beate Zschäpe. She has now been formally implicated in ten murders allegedly carried out by the neo-Nazi terrorist group.
Police in Berlin are searching for a gunman on Saturday after a shooting at Germany's largest brothel. The gunman injured three security men in an argument over the bill.
A house party organized on Facebook by teenage twins descended into chaos on Thursday night with the arrival of hundreds of uninvited revelers. Local police were forced to stop nearby trains when rioters got on the tracks.
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has underlined the need for the four party Alliance to develop a joint 2014 election manifesto, welcoming Centre Party leader Annie Lööf's invitation for talks at her Småland home.
A Swedish Pentacostalist pastor has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for raping a member of a prayer group which he led at a church in Stockholm, according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter daily.
Swedish actress Noomi Rapace has revealed that she plans to emigrate from Sweden and move to London, according to a report in the Aftonbladet daily.
A nasty case of herpes has hit polar bears at a German zoo, leaving one dead and another fighting for its life. The virus was first found in zebras, leaving scientists scratching their heads over how it was spread.
Ecuador's president acknowledged Friday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will remain in Quito's embassy in London as long as Britain refuses to give him safe passage out of the country.