The socialist Left party chairman Oskar Lafontaine is planning a return to politics after he recovers from recent prostate cancer treatment, the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper reported Sunday.
Polish police revealed on Sunday they still had no idea who stole the infamous “Arbeit macht frei” sign from the gates of Auschwitz concentration camp, despite their having increased the reward to about €28,000.
Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times, gets in the Christmas spirit with toxic Chinese toys and Yuletide pawnshops.
Icy conditions and heavy snowfalls forced the closure on Sunday of Düsseldorf airport – Germany’s third largest – and also caused havoc at the key transport hub of Frankfurt.
Bundesliga heavyweight Bayern is prepared to give away its mercurial striker Luca Toni for nothing, club president Uli Hoeneß told the sport television station Deutsches Sport-Fernsehen on Sunday.
Dutch sports car maker Spyker has submitted a fresh bid for Saab Automobile despite GM's decision to shut down its Swedish unit.
The powerful IG Metall union called on the federal government on Sunday to put €100 billion into a future investment programme that would bolster technological innovation by German industry.
German tennis great Boris Becker, no stranger to scandal himself, has come out in support of Tiger Woods, saying he sympathises with the golf star whose life is in disarray after his infidelity was exposed.
Looking to salvage some hope from the maligned Copenhagen climate conference, Chancellor Angela Merkel called on critics on Sunday to stop “badmouthing” the summit’s outcome and look to the future.
Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg called on Sunday for greater dialogue with moderate Taliban where possible, as part of a reassessment of Germany’s strategy to stabilise Afghanistan.
A kind-hearted farm boy is how villagers recall suspected Nazi-era war criminal John Demjanjuk in his native Ukraine where his trial has provoked outrage among those who knew him.
Weighing in over the weekend about the closure of Saab auto manufacturer, the Swedish media expressed regret but not surprise over General Motor's decision to wind down its Swedish operations.
A wedding on Saturday in Malmö in southern Sweden came to an abrupt halt as police arrested the 24-year-old groom at the city hall, using pepper spray on him in the process, according to Sydsvenskan newspaper.
Swedish police are working on measures to make it easier to report Swedes who have sexually assault children abroad. Police will soon have a form on their website that will make it easier for individuals who are overseas and suspect that a Swedish citizen has sexually abused a minor.
A major snowstorm has hit Skåne in southern Sweden, blanketing roads and causing snow drifts, primarily in the Söderslätt area. Majors efforts are being taken to plough the roads, but the Swedish Road Administration (Vägverket) encourages drivers to stay off the roads on Sunday morning.
After PUB department store in Stockholm yanked NoKo Jeans from its shelves at the beginning of December, the North Korean jeans label opened its own pop-up shop on Saturday.