A former Swedish national team doctor who performed keyhole surgery on a football trophy was shocked to discover that the secret message within was not a pledge of allegiance to the trophy creator's beloved club, but a rival team across town.
Dieter Zetsche, head of auto-giant Daimler, has predicted rosy times ahead for the global car industry. He said the number of cars in the world will double by 2030.
Swedes consider having broad general knowledge, being skilled at one's job and being a good parent as the most important qualities for status, a new survey has revealed.
German embassy workers in Africa, South America and the former Soviet Union have been "systemically" selling visas to human trafficking rings, according to a report in news weekly Der Spiegel.
German Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer dismissed opposition calls for new winter-tyre regulations, accusing the Social Democratic Party and the Greens of opportunistically changing their position.
Swedish-Danish dairy cooperative Arla Foods confirmed on Friday that it is in merger talks with Germany's Hansa-Milch, also a cooperative.
The father-in-law of the man believed to have carried out Sweden's first suicide bombing on Saturday revealed on Friday that he is "not sad" about his death, adding that the man did not divulge his plans to family members.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said that he would not support Britain's drive to restrict EU spending, saying it was not far-reaching enough, Sveriges Radio (SR) reported on Friday.
Spanish police have detained 25 people suspected of taking part in a 10-million-euro fraud scheme that targeted German owners of timeshare holiday properties on Spain's Canary Islands, the interior ministry said Friday.
As many as 120 flights have already been cancelled at Frankfurt airport on Saturday as blizzard conditions continue throughout Germany. An airport spokesman described the atmosphere as "very tense."
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday for the first time that German troops were fighting a war in Afghanistan, as she addressed them on a surprise visit to the country.