A Swiss man allegedly picked an unusual parking spot after celebrating Christmas Eve, when police say he maneuvered a car through a narrow pedestrian passage and parked it on a train platform.
The Swedish star striker talks about his highlights of the year and why he chose not to comment on the scandal surrounding the Sweden Democrats.
In his traditional Christmas Day speech, Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf said that more must be done to combat climate change.
Economy Minister Philipp Rösler is planning a sell-off of state-owned companies such as Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche Bahn, according to a position paper from his ministry.
In Sweden, more women are choosing to get sterilized than men, according to figures from the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen).
Germany's 1.5 million truck drivers should start to keep a 'log book' for the tax office of how often and for how long they go to the toilet, it was reported recently.
This coming year could be particularly expensive for people renting their flats or houses in Germany, the renters' association warned on Christmas Day, with increases of up to ten per cent.
Syria News, a regime-run television station, has warned Swedes against fighting in the Syrian civil war, reports Sweden's TV4 News.
The German retail industry received a much needed last minute boost this year, as panicking present-hunters logged off from the Internet and flocked to the shops in the week before Christmas.
Swedes woke up to heavy snowfall, freezing rain and strong winds on Christmas Day, with traffic disruptions expected across the country.
British troops could be leaving Germany earlier than planned - Lower Saxony state premier David McAllister said he was expecting a new announcement in January.
President Joachim Gauck has called for more solidarity in society, saying in his Christmas speech that Germany must become more caring and generous if it is to prosper.