Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday called for a full re-count of votes cast in Iran’s disputed presidential election and for authorities to renounce violence against demonstrators.
Police in Brandenburg are hunting a prisoner who was being taken to hospital for treatment to an injured leg – but who threw down his crutches and ran off so fast that no-one could catch him.
Social Democratic MP Jörg Tauss has left his party and is now the first member of the Pirate Party in the Bundestag, ignoring calls that he step down from parliament.
Swedes are getting larger and this is starting to cause problems post-mortem as coffins are proving too large to fit into cremation ovens.
More than half of the people in Dresden do not care if their city loses its UNESCO world cultural heritage title, as a decision is due next week on whether to strip the city of the title for building a bridge over the Elbe River.
A thief made off with a caravan in Skövde in southern Sweden on Saturday night. To his surprise he later found that the caravan's owner was asleep inside at the time.
A drunken man who thought it would be funny to shoot a dog, lost part of his nose as the bleeding animal took its revenge and attacked him.
More than 100 people were arrested in Berlin on Saturday while trying to storm and squat the disused Tempelhof airport.
The Swedish Board for Study Support (CSN) is to escalate its hunt for outstanding loans and wants the right to demand full repayment from overseas defaulters, Sveriges Radio (SR) reports.
Shaken by growing infighting and unable to profit from capitalism's global crisis, the head of Germany’s hard-line socialist Left party urged delegates at its annual conference on Saturday to close ranks for September's general election.
A man was raped near a metro station in southern Stockholm in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Sweden accepted the EU presidency on Saturday with the symbolic handover of a barrel of Czech beer.