German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday she was deeply shocked by the plane crash in Russia which cost the life of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and many top officials.
Staff at Bjästa School in northern Sweden have received some 400 threats via email following television revelations about a 14-year-old girl who was bullied and left isolated after being raped at the school.
Some 10 weeks after the first abuse cases at Jesuit education institutions came to light, the number of victims continues to climb. Around 170 people are now believed to have been abused in Germany.
The names of many of those killed in the Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp have been published online on the 65th anniversary of the camp's liberation. But the work is far from over.
Hundreds of well-bred rabbits took the opportunity to make new acquaintances and reproduce when a roof collapsed at Sweden's premier rabbit show in Nyköping in February.
Derided by many at pure kitsch not too long ago, the cuckoo clock is experiencing something of a renaissance. Artists, designers and clock manufacturers are now reinterpreting this so-very-German product.
Sweden's left-green opposition has stretched its lead over the governing centre-right coalition to 8.7 percentage points in a new poll.
Influential Swedish author and commentator Kerstin Thorvall has died at the age of 84 following a period of illness.
Stockholm-Arlanda airport is considering the introduction of a 100 kronor ($14) toll for cars entering the terminal area in a bid to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, Stockholm daily Dagens Nyheter reports.
Ten people on a snowboarding tour including five Germans were killed Saturday when their helicopter was buried by an avalanche the Pacific peninsula of Kamchatka, Russian officials said.
Despite opposition from conservative German politicians to accepting prisoners from the US-run Guantanamo Bay prison camp, a newspaper report published Saturday says three former detainees could likely start new lives in Hamburg.