Police in Cologne said they had to drag a 60-year-old intoxicated man from a public telephone booth after he dialled emergency services more than 30 times to “save the world.”
German Foreign Minister Steinmeier said in an interview he wants to scrap the Afghanistan mandate for German commandos, thus ending Germany’s contribution to the US-led force fighting terrorism in the region.
Swedish police have detained a 50-year-old employee on suspicion of stealing thousands of kronor. The money was supposed to be spent on glasses and dental treatment for women inmates at Hinseberg prison.
Captain Michael Ballack and veteran midfielder Torsten Frings are back in Germany coach Joachim Löw's squad named for the football World Cup qualifiers against Russia and Wales.
Sweden's Ericsson Nordic team said on Friday it plans to take part in the inaugural event of this year's Volvo round the world yacht race despite what it considers an unjust penalty for a rules infringement.
The Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) wants to abolish parts of pumplagen, the ‘Petrol Station Act’, to rescue petrol stations in rural areas.
Europe's biggest telecommunications firm Deutsche Telekom has confirmed the theft of personal data of more than 17 million of its mobile phone customers, reportedly including politicians, ministers and TV stars.
Three young men from Uppsala have been detained on suspicion of having applied for bank loans on the internet using other people's names. They appear to have succeeded in borrowing hundreds of thousands of kronor, writes the online newspaper Uppsala Nya Tidning.
Stockholm police shot and wounded a man after he threatened policemen with a knife in Stureplan, Stockholm late on Friday night.
Millions of Germans will have to cough up more money for healthcare starting next year after the government and insurers failed to agree on setting a common health insurance premium.
German Economy Minister Michael Glos has ruled out a US-style bailout for Europe’s struggling banks ahead of a summit on the financial crisis in Paris of Europe’s four biggest economies.