The Larz Kristerz orchestra waltzed away as champion of the hard-fought Dansbandskampen talent show on Saturday night, effectively claiming the title of Swedish dance band of the year.
Struggling German memory-chip company Qimonda announced on Sunday a €325-million rescue package by its parent company Infineon, the Saxon regional government, and a Portuguese state bank.
Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is better than Portuguese sensation Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the latter being crowned champion of England, Europe and picking up the Ballon d'Or as Europe’s best footballer, said Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho.
The recent stabbing of Passau police chief Alois Mannichl has renewed the political pressure in Germany to introduce a ban on the neo-Nazi NPD party.
A 62-year-old newspaper delivery woman had the tip of her nose bitten off by a young man in Neumünster on Sunday morning.
Social Democratic Party Chairman Franz Müntefering on Sunday gave his blessing to controversial state-level coalitions with the hard-line socialist Left party.
Bayern Munich started and finished the year in their customary position amongst the league's top sides, but the real story of the Bundesliga in 2008 was the fairytale rise of new boys Hoffenheim.
The iPod-esque MP3 music players given to Swedish Customs (Tullverket) employees for their annual Christmas failed to impress the rank and file – and may be illegal.
A riot broke out late on Saturday in Hamburg after a demonstration of about 1,000 people attempting to show solidarity with recent protests in Greece descended into violent scuffles with police.
German-owned ships should fly Germany's flag if they want full protection from pirates off Somalia, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in an interview published on Sunday.
Santa beware! Activists in Germany are waging an international campaign to do away with old Father Christmas and say they are gaining ground thanks to the global economic meltdown.
A 47-year-old man is suspected of holding a 41-year-old woman prisoner for five days in his apartment in Sölvesborg in southern Sweden.
Horace Engdahl has announced he is stepping down as the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, the body which awards the Nobel Prize for literature.