The bodies of four Swiss nationals who were killed when their small tourist plane crashed in eastern France have been found, investigators said on Sunday.
An elderly athletics official measuring a javelin competition died on Sunday afternoon after being speared in the face and neck at a Düsseldorf contest.
A dangerous German prisoner who escaped while on a visit to his son has been found hiding in the house of a mother of three who he met just a week earlier via a television station's chat forum.
The government is split over the idea of giving gay couples the right to adopt children and the same tax privileges as married heterosexual couples.
Overweight people have a tougher time when it comes to landing a job according to a German study which showed recruiters discriminate against them – with fat women facing the most prejudice.
The three maximum security units of Swedish prisons Kumla, Hall and Saltvik remain less than half-full, despite costing the Swedish Prison and Probation Service (Kriminalvården) 50 million kronor ($7.5 million) for 2011.
German journalists working in China on Sunday called on Chancellor Angela Merkel to urge Beijing to improve reporting conditions when she arrives for talks in the Chinese capital this week.
The Moderate Party’s social media manager Thomas Böhlmark called the former Social Democratic politician Nalin Pekgul ”clapping Turk” on Twitter, and has now been relieved of his responsibilities.
Thousands of people gathered in Rostock over the weekend to mark the 20th anniversary of what is viewed as the worst attack against foreigners the country has seen since the Second World War.
Former Olympic and world heptathlon champion Carolina Klüft brought her career to an end on Saturday, claiming her body can no longer take the strain.
The Social Democrats have dropped heavily in the latest voters’ poll, falling by 4.5 percentage units to 34.3 percent, as voters chose the Left Party instead.
"Ban Islam in Sweden and deport those who persist in believing in the religion", said Pär Norling, group leader of the Sweden Democrats (SD) in Bollnäs, in an interview with national broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT).
Switzerland has agreed details of its planned purchase of 22 fighter jets from Sweden, despite a critical parliamentary report on the deal, the defence ministries of the two countries said on Saturday.