The Social Democrats’ party secretary Ibrahim Baylan announced on Sunday that he plans to leave his post at the party’s extra congress at the end of March.
An avalanche rumbled down a valley near Åre in northern Sweden on Sunday afternoon. Search teams with dogs have been dispatched to the area to search for anyone who may have been caught in the slide.
Support for the Moderates, the party of Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, has dropped substantially in the last month, a new poll shows.
Surveillance cameras were reportedly down at Frankfurt Airport when two US soldiers were killed by a suspect Islamist last week, meaning that there are no pictures of the shooting.
The plagiarism scandal that cost former Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg his job has also damaged Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in a new opinion poll.
The China correspondent of German news magazine Stern was detained by police on Sunday along with several other foreign journalists while covering a street protest in Shanghai.
The export of a new type of Swedish ammunition referred to by soldiers as "the meat grinder" represents a human rights violation, a Swedish peace organisation has claimed.
Around 150 Bundeswehr soldiers have returned from Libya following last week's successful evacuation mission.
Sweden's Jörgen Brink emerged from a pack of more than 14,000 skiers to win the 87th annual Vasaloppet cross-country ski race on Sunday.
Jägermeister fans this weekend should raise a glass to a man who not only transformed a little-known tipple into a top-selling liqueur, but also pioneered football shirt sponsorship.
Young offenders in Sweden should be required to wear ankle monitors upon their release from juvenile care facilities, justice minister Beatrice Ask has proposed.
Louis van Gaal's tenure as Bayern Munich coach was on a knife-edge Saturday after the German giants lost 3-1 to Hannover and his chairman lambasted the team's performance as a "low point."