The Left Party in the state of Brandenburg has cleared the way for a "red-red“ coalition with the Social Democrats after chairwoman Kerstin Kaiser ruled herself out of a ministry on Sunday amid concerns about her past links to the East German Stasi.
Car company Porsche is to investigate fresh claims that it used hundreds of forced workers during the Nazi era – many more than has previously been thought.
A Swedish soldier was injured in Afghanistan on Saturday when his unit was attacked by rebels.
Swedish national football team coach Lars Lagerbäck announced on Sunday his intention to resign after the final World Cup qualifier against Albania on Wednesday, accepting that the Scandinavians are unlikely to qualify for the 2010 finals.
A pair of alleged burglars in Saxony found themselves headed straight for the police station on Saturday night after stopping to ask a police patrol for directions.
The western state of Saarland is headed for a conservative “Jamaica” coalition after the Greens decided on Sunday to join forces with the Christian Democratic Union and Free Democrats.
Legendary German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has weighed into the debate on skinny magazine models in typical flamboyant style, ridiculing the backlash against unrealistic body images.
Hundreds of pistols from German army stocks have turned up for sale on the black market in Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to a Sunday report by North German Broadcasting (NDR).
The only portrait of Frederick the Great painted during his reign as Prussian King fetched €670,000 at an auction in Bremen on Saturday.
The four Swedes deported from Pakistan arrived at Stockholm Arlanda airport late on Saturday night.
Half of Germans agree with controversial remarks by federal bank board member Thilo Sarrazin, who said that most Arab and Turkish immigrants are “neither willing nor able to integrate,” a poll revealed on Sunday.
The Frankfurt Book Fair's 61st edition opens on Wednesday with the sector hit hard by the global recession and a bust up over censorship with guest of honour China overshadowing preparations.
Every fifth case of a reported sexual offence involving Swedish teenagers is not investigated by the social services, according to a report by Sveriges Radio youth current affairs programme Generation Z.
The annual Swedish drinking song championships has been decided. Peter Roadson from Skurup in southern Sweden has claimed the title despite leaving the snaps in the sideboard.
Tempers are rising in Europe over Germany's promise of billions of euros in state aid to support the sale of General Motors' loss-making European unit Opel/Vauxhall.
Sweden were unable to live up to the pre-match bravado and were left wanting in Copenhagen losing 1-0 to Denmark who booked their spot in the World Cup finals in South Africa next summer.