German Chancellor Angela Merkel hailed the late former Czech president Vaclav Havel on Sunday as a "great European" who fought tirelessly for freedom on the continent.
Retail sales have increased slightly this past week over the past two weeks and stores are expecting further increases heading into the final shopping days before Christmas, the German trade association said Sunday.
A 28 year-old man was found shot in the stomach on the streets of Ludvika, in central Sweden, on Saturday afternoon. Another 28 year-old is in custody, suspected of attempted murder.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a first mechanical cardiac assist device for children that can help keep patients alive as they await a transplant.
Will Sweden become the new Switzerland next year? According to Saxo Bank, it just might be so.
President Christian Wulff is coming under increased attacks from across the political spectrum, as politicians feel Germany's head of state has not fully explained a 2008 loan he received while serving as premier of Lower Saxony.
Theo Zwanziger said Sunday he plans to step down as president of the German Football Federation (DFB) before spring 2012.
Ever-growing numbers of commuters between Malmö, Sweden's southern-most large city, and the Danish capital, Copenhagen, require new infrastructure solutions.
Most Germans do not plan to go to church over the Christmas holidays, a poll from TNS-Emnid research institute, conducted for the news magazine Focus, showed.
Sweden's Green Party climbed to yet another record-high result in in research institute Sifo's December polls, while the Social Democrats hit a new low.
Defence lawyers for Beate Zschäpe, a key neo-Nazi suspect in a series of 10 murders, largely against foreign-born German residents, told Focus magazine that they may move to get her released from jail.
When a bus driver took suddenly ill on Saturday, causing the vehicle to cross over into the wrong lane, passenger Patricia Claesson quickly grabbed hold of the wheel and drove the bus into a ditch, thereby avoiding a full-on collision.