German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday called for an "immediate and unconditional ceasefire" in Georgia, in a telephone call with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, a spokesman said.
A German judge in Düsseldorf was forced to halt a court case between two feuding neighbours after she couldn't stop laughing at the absurdity of their antics.
Emma Johansson claimed the first Swedish medal in the Beijing Olympics when she came runner-up to Britain's Nicole Cooke in the women's cycling road race on Sunday.
Deutsche Post has announced plans to cooperate with supermarket discounter Aldi to increase the number of its “Packstation” automated post offices.
Staff shortages and a reorganisation of the social insurance office (Försäkringskassan) has led to long delays. 30,000 pensioners have this year had to wait over a month for their housing benefit.
The renowned German philosopher and sociologist Jürgen Habermas has been awarded the European Prize of Political Culture at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland.
Young criminals often feel worse mentally compared to other young people, new statistics show. Despite this there is no specialized forensic care for young people in Sweden.
The number two at the German foreign ministry said Georgia is breaking international law by launching military action to reclaim South Ossetia.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt forecast imminent dark clouds over the Swedish economy and promised action in his summer speech while opposition leader Mona Sahlin went on the attack.