The 2010 Nobel laureates in literature, economics, physics and chemistry received their prizes on Friday from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at a gala ceremony in Stockholm.
Two bank robbers were killed in Karlsruhe on Friday during a shoot-out with police, while one officer was seriously injured.
A battalion of German combat troops was officially stationed in eastern France on Friday for the first time since Nazi forces ended their occupation at the end of World War II.
Sweden's refusal of entry of asylum seekers from Greece violates the alien act, the country's migration court of appeal has ruled, ordering an end to Swedish expulsions and forcing the review of asylum applications in Sweden instead.
German authorities on Friday rejected a satirical attempt by a businessman to import and sell EU-banned incandescent light bulbs by calling them “Heatballs” - thousands of bulbs shipped from China will be confiscated by customs.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday presented a common front against eurobonds as a way out of the eurozone crisis, a week before an EU summit.
A new law should help 300,000 foreigners in Germany have their qualifications recognised. But as David Wroe reports, much more needs to be done to safeguard the German economy from a looming demographic implosion.
A British businessman wanted in South Africa over the murder of his Swedish bride on their honeymoon was granted bail at the High Court in London on Friday.
Political leaders in Landskrona in southern Sweden have condemned racist remarks made by a local teacher at one of the city's schools two years ago. However, the teacher continues to teach in the municipality.
A zoo in Lower Saxony has discovered an unexpected artistic talent: “Buschi” the orangutan is selling paintings for up to €200 to support environmental protection projects.
Foreign minister Carl Bildt described as "stupid, dangerous and harmful" the passage of a bill slashing the budget of Swedish Government Offices (Regeringskansliet), warning that several Swedish embassies will be shuttered as a result.
Police in the German state of Hesse conducted raids on Friday morning for an investigation focusing on the alleged collusion of several high-level law enforcement officials with the Hells Angels biker gang.
The head of a Swedish pulp manufacturer forced to shut down production has slammed the country's high energy prices, citing Sweden's lack of energy policy as a threat to the industry.
As the 2010 Nobel Laureates prepare to receive their prizes in Stockholm on Friday, UK Science Minister David Willetts highlights the importance of UK-Swedish research collaboration.
The majority of Germans want to keep the euro as their currency despite the current financial woes of several European Union countries, a new poll revealed on Friday.
With a trifecta of newly released albums and a Swede Of The Year Award under her belt, Swedish singer Robyn may find 2010 hard to top. But as the AFP’s James Pheby discovers, one should never underestimate Sweden’s reigning pop sensation.
This Week's Highlights: An Agatha Christie play in Munich, storytime on board a ship in Hamburg, and two new art exhibitions in Cologne.
A 57-year-old Swedish man who recently appealed his conviction for narcotics offences might now wish he had accepted his original sentence.
Swedish television and internet company Com Hem is up for sale and expected to fetch 13 billion ($1.89 billion) to 18 billion kronor, newspaper Dagens Industri (DI) reported on Friday.
Police are investigating whether 38-year-old Peter Mangs, who is in detention for murder and six attempted murders in Malmö, may also have been involved in a shooting four years ago.
Gothenburg municipal officials described Sweden's integration policy as a "fiasco" to the US embassy, according to a document published by WikiLeaks.
Winter weather continued to wreak havoc on German air travel on Friday, with more snow, sleet and freezing temperatures forcing airports to cancel flights across the country.
A newborn abducted from a Frankfurt hospital has been found and returned to her mother. The woman responsible wanted to raise it as her own after suffering a miscarriage.
Runaway leaders Dortmund take on erratic Werder Bremen on Saturday with coach Jürgen Klopp dismissing any title talk, while Bayern Munich try to bring their Champions League form to the Bundesliga.