Two elderly women stunned police at Munich airport when they passed through security with a human skull and several bones in their carry-on luggage, German authorities said on Wednesday.
Plans to close Berlin’s historic Tempelhof airport this autumn have divided Germany’s capital. But the controversy shouldn’t be allowed to overshadow the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, argues the director of city’s Allied Museum Helmut Trotnow.
One of the world's largest private insurers plans to offer natural disaster and accident insurance in parts of India hit by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami for under €0.10 a month.
A man who displayed a placard accusing immigrants of group rape at an anti-racism rally has been convicted of agitation against an ethnic group.
Northern and central Germany were bracing themselves on Wednesday for the second big storm to hit the country in as many weeks.
Hundreds of Dutch want to move to Dalarna and the county is using some innovative methods to help people leave the crowded Netherlands and its soggy dykes for central Sweden’s open landscapes.
A decision late last year to make free toilets available on weekends in the university town of Linköping has not stopped the common practice of urinating on walls.
Australian author Sonya Hartnett has been awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for 2008.
A stalker in the German town of Dinklage broke down his ex-girlfriend's balcony door with an axe before stabbing her to death on Tuesday. He then wounded his own sister and fled.
A 22-year-old man charged with having stabbed a 20-year-old women to death in Jönköping last year has been sentenced to ten years in jail.
Austria, which commemorates the 70th anniversary of its annexation by Nazi Germany this week, is still struggling to come to terms with its grim past, which saw it welcome the invaders and destroy its own elite, Phillipe Schwab reports.
A new poll has revealed that the turbulence of the last two weeks has left Germany's Social Democrats with their lowest public backing ever.
The real number of unemployed in Germany is nearly twice as high as officially reported figures since some people without jobs are not counted, the Labour Ministry admitted on Wednesday.
Two people were slightly injured after a Lufthansa jet made an emergency landing at Belgium's Charleroi airport Wednesday during a flight from Germany to France, an airport spokesman said.
Housing values in Sweden are expected to rise in the coming months, ending several months of falling prices.
Achtung Berlin: Bono from the Irish rock band U2 says he is a "fan" of Germany and the country's financial support for aid programmes in the developing world.
Brazil coach Dunga on Tuesday left out Barcelona star Ronaldinho from a squad to face Sweden in a March 26th friendly in London.
Axel Bringéus, 24, was fired from his job at Procter & Gamble last week after a newspaper published excerpts from his personal blog. Here he reflects on an irrational fear of the internet, which he thinks contributed to his dismissal.
German airline Lufthansa said Wednesday that it expected its operating profit and sales to grow this year and next on the back of unfettered demand for air travel.
Sweden's financial markets minister Mats Odell said the government is reviewing its privatization programme in light of the subprime crisis, reported the Financial Times.
The public service worker wage dispute that has been playing out on German streets for the last week is largely supported by the German public, according to a poll released on Wednesday.
Fire off a simple text message, wait 15 minutes and presto, 3000 kronor ($500) land in your account; the simplicity of obtaining SMS loans in Sweden is increasingly luring youths into debt.
Leader of the German Islamic Council, Ali Kizilkaya, said Wednesday that Muslims and Christians are making progress in living together in Germany. But there is still a “great mistrust” of Islam, he added.
Liechtenstein’s royal household said Tuesday it will suspend loans of art works from its collection to Germany, marking a new low in ties between the two countries embroiled in a tax scandal.
The Swedish government is to present a new plan on Wednesday designed to sharply reduce the number of suicides in Sweden.
Swedish fathers enjoy one of the most generous paternity leave policies in the world but few dads take advantage of the opportunity, with mothers in gender-equal Sweden still leading the charge in childcare.
Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and his French counterpart Bernard Kouchner have pronounced their support for eventual Serbian membership in the EU.