Tattooing a pony with the famous Rolling Stones tongue logo would break animal protection laws, a Münster court said on Wednesday.
The 21st Stockholm International Film Festival opens this week and The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson has had a look at some of the juiciest cinematic morsels on offer, taking more than a cursory glance at this year's twin themes – arthouse director Gus Van Sant, and the topic on everyone's lips – extreme politics.
A man suspected of killing his 21-year-old daughter in Katrineholm in central Sweden admitted on Tuesday to murdering her in what his lawyer described as a possible honour killing.
German football club Borussia Dortmund (BVB) has started a unique new pilot project to “rehabilitate” young hooligans by offering them the chance to do community service and regain their right to enter the stadium as fans.
A Regensburg school’s decision to honour a father’s request to remove a crucifix from his child’s classroom has reportedly sparked outrage among Bavarian conservatives.
Jolly and preferably large-bellied men looking for a chance to ride in a sleigh can now submit their applications for a job recently advertised by Sweden's main jobs agency.
A Swedish woman who underwent breast enlargement surgery in Poland after booking with a medical tourism company remains in a coma three months after the operation.
South African police on Wednesday charged a suspect with the murder of a Swedish honeymooner who was abducted and killed in Cape Town last week.
A group representing German taxpayers on Wednesday attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel over pricey newspaper adverts thanking citizens for overcoming the recession and calling on them to stick by the government.
A government inquiry has proposed that farm stores in Sweden be allowed to sell both locally produced and imported alcoholic products, while critics argue that the state-owned Systembolaget retail monopoly is at risk.
Eight people in northern Sweden who have refused to submit to a test for the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia could be forcibly collected by police, reported the local Norrländska Socialdemokraten (NSD) daily.
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière on Wednesday warned the government had indications Islamists were planning terrorist attacks in Germany later this month.
Two young German entrepreneurs are tackling an issue of national import – how to cook the perfect bratwurst.
The Swedish coastguard came to the aid of a Danish ferry travelling from Oslo to Copenhagen on Wednesday after a fire broke out onboard.
The coming winters could be particularly cold in Germany and Northern Europe due to the impact of climate change, weather experts warned this week.
A 23-year-old Swedish man has been acquitted of animal cruelty charges after a court ruled that biting the head off a live mouse was “repulsive, but not criminal”.
Lower Saxony’s Interior Minister Uwe Schünemann on Wednesday said more police were needed in predominately Muslim districts in Germany and Islamists should be banned from using mobile phones and computers to combat terrorism.
Swedish employers have been authorised to use fingerprints to track worker’s job attendance following a review of the practice by the Data Inspection Board (Datainspektionen).
Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday defended the controversial decision to increase Germany's retirement age from 65 to 67 staring in 2012, saying the country had no alternative as society continued to age rapidly.
A flight carrying deported Iraqi asylum seekers from Sweden back to Iraq has been cancelled following a request from the European Court of Human Rights that Sweden delay around 150 forced deportations.
Argentina midfielder Javier Pinola has apologised to Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger for spitting at him during a Bundesliga match.