World records were tumbling at a World Cup swimming meet in Berlin on Saturday.
The family of the “veil martyr” – an Egyptian woman stabbed to death in a Dresden court room in July – is suing a judge and court president for failing to protect her, a public prosecutor confirmed on Saturday.
Human bones found in California’s remote Death Valley probably belong to four German tourists who disappeared in scorching summer heat 13 years ago, US police announced on Friday.
Generic drug firm Ratiopharm plans to bring a cheap version of anti-impotence pill Viagra to the German market in 2013, business weekly Wirtschaftswoche reported Saturday.
In an apparent gesture of goodwill to placate jilted Germany, Opel parent General Motors is to move its European headquarters from Switzerland to the German city of Rüsselsheim, the firm announced Saturday.
The centre-left Social Democrats’ new chairman Sigmar Gabriel on Friday night called on his party to resist the urge to swing to the left despite its recent historic election loss, and instead to recapture the political centre.
Fire-fighters were called out in the early hours of Saturday morning to Torslanda school in Gothenburg. The building has been completely destroyed in what police believe to be an arson attack.
Police in Gothenburg arrested a 15-year-old boy on Friday on suspicion of being the mystery rapist that has haunted the city in recent months.
Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger has called for Germany’s parliamentary terms to be lengthened from four to five years, the daily Rheinischen Post reported Saturday.
Israel has accused Sweden of trying to change the EU’s stance on Jerusalem and refer to the city as the official capital of Israel and Palestine while at the helm of the rotating EU presidency.
The father of the late footballer Robert Enke revealed in an interview published Saturday how he tried to break through the emotional walls his son put up to hide his depression just days before the German national team goalkeeper killed himself.
A person from Värmland, western Sweden, contacted police after realising a 20,000 kronor ($2920) reward had been offered in return for their life on the social networking site Facebook.
General Motors' European unit Opel/Vauxhall would have gone under this year without the German government, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday – and now she wants her money back.
Outgoing Swedish EU commissioner Margot Wallström has been nominated by the government to fill a top job at the United Nations headquarters in New York when her term of office ends early next year.