German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) trounced the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) in a state poll in Hesse on Sunday – one year after an inclusive election plunged the state into political turmoil.
German international striker Lukas Podolski will return this summer to former club Cologne from Bayern Munich, where he has had an unhappy time since joining in 2006, a Cologne official said Sunday.
Swedish skier Anja Pärson won the women's downhill in Zauchenzee in Austria in a dead-heat with Dominique Gisin of Switzerland on Sunday.
A village which failed to sell a piece of land the normal way has provoked a storm of interest by putting it up as the prize in a raffle – where the tickets are just €6.
Voters in the German state of Hesse began casting ballots on Sunday at the start of a marathon election year expected to propel Chancellor Angela Merkel to a second term.
Just a couple of days before he takes office, European security experts are hoping Barack Obama will outline his security vision for Europe at next month’s Munich Security Conference.
Two of Hollywood’s biggest leading men are due in Berlin over the next two days, with Brad Pitt in the capital to promote his new film, quickly followed by Tom Cruise for the premier of his own flick.
The Swedish government has welcomed Israel's declaration of a ceasefire in the Palestinian territory of Gaza.
A man claiming to be a member of al Qaida has specifically threatened Germany for its military presence in Afghanistan.
A mystical light phenomenon was observed over southern and western Sweden on Saturday evening. Experts believe that a bolid - a burning meteorite - could provide the explanation.
A 65-year-old man died as a result of his snowmobile crashing through thin ice on a lake near Rättvik in central Sweden on Saturday evening. One of several accidents across the country over the weekend.
Thousands of people marched in demonstrations across Germany on Saturday afternoon calling for a halt to the violence in the Gaza Strip, just hours before Israel announced a unilateral cease-fire.
The Swedish government continues to gain popularity among voters. The right of centre Alliance coalition government is now the most popular government since 2003 according to a new poll from Skop.