One in four of Germany’s pubs has closed over the last decade, with some regions losing nearly half of their guest houses, according to figures released this weekend by the federal statistics office.
In a move that has drawn criticism from the lawyer of a Swedish suspect, Danish judicial authorities have moved to classify the names of judges and courts that have played a key role in a terrorism case due to go to trial this Friday.
German writer and Nobel laureate Günter Grass has effectively been banned from Israel after a poem he published accused the country of endangering world peace sparked a global firestorm of criticism and counter-criticism.
Bayern Munich thanked a Mario Gomez brace as they stayed in the Bundesliga title hunt with a 2-1 win over Augsburg on Saturday, but the Bavarians still trail Dortmund by three points after the table-toppers won 3-1 at Wolfsburg.
With more than one in five residents now living in a city, Sweden is outpacing other EU countries with its rapid rate of urbanization, newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.
Despite being led by Germany’s first woman chancellor Angela Merkel, her Christian Democratic Party (CDU) has a problem attracting female voters, according to one of its regional leaders.
German filmstar Daniel Brühl, a well-known resident of Berlin’s hip Kreuzberg district, is too scared of local auto arsonists to buy himself a Ferrari.
Police fired a warning shot on Saturday night after coming under attack from stone-throwing locals outside a concert organized by a pro-regime Eritrean youth group in a Stockholm suburb.
As children across Germany search homes and gardens for eggs left by the Easter Bunny, parents preparing to them the truth should think twice – a psychologist said this week that kids benefit from believing in fantasies.
Sweden's Peter Hanson played an impeccable third round on Saturday to shoot his way to the top of the US Masters leaderboard at Augusta National.
Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt fumed on Saturday over what he described as the 'lies' spread by a French journalist who criticized his involvement in a war memorial ceremony in Sarajevo.