An informer for the Stasi, East Germany's once dreaded secret police, lost a legal bid on Tuesday to keep his identity from being made public.
Europe’s single currency the euro cracked through the $1.60 level for the first time ever on Tuesday, raising fears for Germany’s export-led economy.
A short film collection shot on mobile phones by female directors seeking to create queer and feminist pornography is set to receive 350,000 kronor ($59,000) in Swedish cultural subsidies.
Police on Tuesday were investigating the death of a baby found in a recycling centre, the second child to be found dead since the weekend in the eastern German state of Saxony.
A smoking ban in Sweden's cafés and restaurants has redefined the lives of smokers and non-smokers alike, writes Peter Vinthagen Simpson.
The head of the German Armed Forces Association said on Tuesday Germany was right not to send combat troops to southern Afghanistan because the battle against the Taliban in the region could not be won.
A member of Åland’s parliament has proposed that the islands, technically an autonomous part of Finland, adopt the same time zone as Sweden.
Sweden, France and the Czech Republic pledged on Tuesday to make real progress on combatting global warming during their successive EU presidencies and pave the way for a worldwide deal to fight climate change.
Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank has become the latest German bank to run into trouble amidst the global financial market crisis, the German banking association BdB said on Tuesday.
Two doctors accused of dismembering the body of a murdered prostitute in 1984 have achieved their first legal victory in a long quest to clear their names.
French police believe a charred body found in a forest at the weekend is that of a 19-year-old Swedish student who went missing on her way home from a Paris nightclub, an official said Tuesday.
Germany’s KfW development bank reportedly wants to impound the cargo of a Chinese ship – a horde of weapons and ammunition intended to bolster the Robert Mugabe’s authoritarian regime in Zimbabwe.
The former star reporter behind one of Germany's biggest press scandals, the faked Hitler diaries published in Stern magazine 25 years ago this week, now lives on welfare in a cluttered Hamburg flat, Bild newspaper reported in an interview on Tuesday.
Somali pirates have been thwarted in their attempt to seize a Japanese oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden after a German naval vessel intervened.
Sweden has a lot to learn from the United States when it comes to reducing welfare dependency, writes Nima Sanandaji of the Captus think tank.
Svenska Handelsbanken AB posted a first-quarter operating profit of 2.92 billion kronor ($494 million), down 21 percent from a year earlier, hit mostly by losses on financial items at fair value, with costs also rising at a double-digit rate.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea plans to invest $60 million to set up a new outlet in northern China to cash in on the fast growing Asian market, China’s state media reported on Tuesday.
German companies expect tightened visa restrictions because of the Olympic games in China to cause problems for business, according to a German trade board survey released on Tuesday.
Some mail across Germany is expected to go undelivered on Tuesday as trade union Verdi continues limited strikes at the Deutsche Post.
Ulrica Schenström, formerly Prime Minister Reinfeldt's closest aide, has refused to show up for a hearing of the parliament's constitutional committee (Konstitutionsutskott - KU).
A girl who lived with her violent and sexually abusive father for six years is to be awarded damages of 200,000 kronor ($33,000) by Vetlanda council in southern Sweden.
For the first time since Porsche made it clear it wanted to take over Volkswagen, all key players will gather on Thursday for a general assembly of shareholders where fireworks are foreseen.
Anders Eklund, the 42-year-old man who has admitted to killing 10-year-old Engla Juncosa Höglund, tried to cover his tracks by setting fire to his victim's body, news agency TT has learned.