The German foreign intelligence agency, the BND, spied for years on at least two charitable groups operating in Afghanistan to obtain information on the security situation in the country, according to the weekly Der Spiegel.
A new campaign to combat an epidemic of teenage drunkenness in Germany will distribute 1.5 million beer coasters with pictures of teens passed out in puddles of vomit.
Police have stopped a group of militant activist on their way to Salem, south of Stockholm to disrupt a neo-Nazi demo scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Elsewhere protests grow against the annual demonstration.
Due to the worsening economy, the Axel Springer Verlag, one of Europe’s biggest and wealthiest publishing houses, is canceling major gala events in 2009, possibly including the awarding of its annual Golden Camera television awards, a company spokesperson said Saturday.
The Swedish government has called on the nation's sense of patriotism and is advising consumers to "buy Swedish" this Christmas to protect jobs.
The state-owned development bank has had a terrible year thanks to to the finance crisis and management missteps. Now, the bank’s CEO is set to receive a bonus of at least €160,000, the daily Bild reported Saturday.
A disabled Ukrainian man, 28, was forced to beg for money on Stockholm's metro and in other countries by five people now charged for abduction and human trafficking.
To the consternation of tourists and preservationists, large cracks have appeared in part of Berlin’s famed Brandenburg Gate due to faulty repair work, the daily Tagesspiegel reported on Saturday.
Thirteen career criminals have been reported to the police for serious benefit fraud as the social insurance agency continues its hunt to tackle widespread abuse of the system among criminal gangs.
Three young men have been remanded into custody in connection with the murder of a 17-year-old male found dead last Sunday in the Gothenburg suburb of Änggården.
Italian striker Luca Toni scored an injury-time winner to give Bayern Munich a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Hoffenheim on Friday to pull level with their opponents at the top of the Bundesliga.