Germany's centre-left Social Democrats overwhelmingly approved the formation of a "grand coalition" government under Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday, removing the final obstacle to her third term.
Swedish police have warned well-wishers not to send cash in Christmas cards after a man was arrested for having swiped a postbox.
Moroccan police said Friday they had seized 10 tonnes of hashish hidden in a truckload of tomatoes headed to France, according to the MAP news agency.
Monaco's €60 million ($82m) striker Radamel Falcao is not on Real Madrid's shopping list, according to the Spaniards' coach Carlo Ancelotti.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has been tapped to stay on in the job during Chancellor Angela Merkel's third term, a regional newspaper reported Friday citing party sources.
The French army is staging a large operation against Islamist fighters in the Timbuktu region of northern Mali ahead of weekend parliamentary elections, military sources said Friday.
The French government on Friday performed a u-turn and exempted Monaco from paying the 75 percent tax on earnings over €1 million ($1.37m) that will be introduced in 2014.
Irish low cost airline Ryanair has cut several routes from Swedish airports, including Gothenburg, Nyköping and Västerås.
Swedish furniture retailer Ikea on Friday issued a safety warning regarding one of its lamps, involved in the death of a toddler in the UK who was strangled with its cord.