Two men were in custody on Wednesday after a gun and knife fight between two groups of Turks at an ice cream parlour in Rüsselsheim near Frankfurt am Main left three people dead including an innocent bystander.
The University of Leipzig in the eastern German state of Saxony has decided to reinstall a controversial monument to socialist philosopher Karl Marx after months of rancorous debate.
The current crisis in Georgia provides a timely reminder of Sweden's need to more effectively defend its borders and offshore territories, particularly the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, writes security expert Bo Pellnäs.
Expensive petrol prices are causing Swedes to leave their cars at home.
German utilities giant EON made a profit of more than three billion euros in the first six months of the year, it said on Wednesday, as it reaped the benefit of higher electricity prices.
A male baby elephant was born on Monday at Borås Zoo in western Sweden, the first male elephant ever born in the country.
The trial of the German murder suspect accused of killing two toddlers in Arboga, central Sweden continued on Wednesday, with witnesses testifying about a hammer that is the suspected murder weapon.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to have stern words with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev over the conflict with Georgia when she meets him on Friday in the Black Sea city of Sochi.
Swedish authorities are to relax restrictions preventing adults from taking "inappropriate" names.
The conflict between Georgia and Russia was a foreseeable one that should encourage NATO members to redefine the transatlantic alliance, argues Thomas Kunze from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.
The Axel Springer group, the biggest newspaper publisher in Europe, reported a six-fold rise in first-half net profit on Wednesday in a strong second-quarter performance.
Police in the German state of Lower Saxony said on Wednesday they had arrested a man who racked up more than €7,000 in phone sex bills while staying at a hotel in Göttingen.
Increasing numbers of Germans living abroad are taking up the chance to get a second citizenship, a procedure which is still difficult for foreigners living in Germany.
Two men have been arrested after three people were shot dead and another seriously wounded in a shooting in an ice cream parlour in the centre of Rüsselsheim near Frankfurt am Main.
Gustav Larsson of Sweden has finished second in the Olympic men's road cycling time trial, winning a silver medal.
A lawyer at the European University Institute in Florence has reported Sweden's new surveillance law to the European Commission.
Apartment prices are continuing to fall in Sweden, but houses are bucking the downward trend.
The number of apartments repossessed and sold at auction by Sweden's official bailiffs has doubled in the past year. But the Swedish Enforcement Agency (Kronofogden) says the increase in foreclosures is due more to changes in the law than to a downturn in the economy.
A small tornado tore through the centre of Gießen in the German state of Hesse on Tuesday evening, causing considerable damage but no injuries.
Scandinavian airline SAS is set to slash employees wages in an attempt to stem losses, according to Danish reports. An SAS spokeswoman has denied the rumours.
Princess Lilian, the British-born aunt of Sweden's King Carl Gustaf, has been taken to hospital after falling and breaking her hip.
More than 1,300 people died at the border separating the two Germanies between 1945 and 1989, according to a new study published on the eve of the 47th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall.