Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) has come out in support of beleaguered party leader Guido Westerwelle ahead of a crucial party summit, but says things need to change.
Women have been able to join the German military for ten years, and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Sohst, regional chairman of the German Army Association (DBwV), believes the Bundeswehr is better for it.
A 16-year-old's New Year's party descended into chaos in a house in Augsburg, Bavaria, with wardrobes ending up in swimming pools and laptops stolen.
A municipal councillor for the Centre Party in Uppsala in eastern Sweden has proposed the introduction of a tax linked to a person's (over)weight.
A Swedish national is among a group of three people arrested on Uganda's eastern border on suspicion of having ties to a terrorist group, according to a local media report.
The threat by an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning to sue two German reporters shows that she is under great pressure, according to an activist who is also under fire from the woman.
The Association for the German Construction Industry (HDB) says it expects overall turnover to shrink by one percent in 2011, just as it did in 2010. But individual branches of the industry will also prosper.
Bundesliga club Hoffenheim have reached agreement to part company with coach Ralf Rangnick, according to the weekly Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
Sweden has a key role in Europe as the U.S. prepares for future cyber-warfare, classified documents released by WikiLeaks indicate.
Rick Falkvinge, the leader of Sweden's Pirate Party, has resigned his post, feeling that he has stagnated after five years in the role.
A seven-year-old boy has become Sweden's first fatality linked to swine flu this season after his death was announced by a health official on Saturday.
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