New housing starts in Sweden dropped sharply in the first quarter of 2008.
The first hearing on corruption at Siemens began Monday with a defendant acknowledging the existence of a slush funds at the giant German industrial group.
The Swedish economy remains strong, but rising food and oil prices may force the Riksbank to raise interest rates again next autumn.
Two-thirds of children of single parents in Germany will live at least a year in poverty, UNICEF said on Monday in a child welfare report that found widening health and educational gaps among German children.
Street Football World, a non-profit group based in Germany, tries to improve the lives of kids around the globe one kick of the ball at a time. Neale Lytollis was in Bosnia last weekend to see the magic of the beautiful game firsthand.
Up to 1,700 German police officers will head to the European football championship next month to help out their colleagues in host nations Switzerland and Austria, the German Interior Ministry announced on Monday.
From Floorball to Handball, Sweden is not averse to obscure sports. Yet most Swedes will be bemused to learn they have a national Australian Football team. Nic Townsend meets the Swedish Elks before they travel to Melbourne for the International Cup.
Germany has been hit by another privacy scandal, with telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom joining discount food chain Lidl and the state among those accused of secretly tracking individuals.
The woman in charge of several suburban Stockholm pre-schools was sentenced on Monday by the Solna District Court to five years in prison for defrauding the city of Stockholm out of millions of kronor.
A number of women in the western Swedish town of Borås have been harassed recently by an unwanted workout partner.
Sweden and Poland presented on Monday their EU partners with a plan to strengthen ties with eastern European nations like Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus and Moldova, which could one day join the bloc.
About 50,000 German teachers have been targets for harassment in the internet or through other forms of technology by their students, a teacher's union said on Monday.
As a growing array of languages jostle for position in the towns and suburbs of Sweden, Faisal Enayat Khan examines some linguistic shortcomings in the country's legal system.
The Social Democratic leadership unanimously agreed in Berlin on Monday to make Gesine Schwan the party's candidate in next year's presidential race, deepening a rift in Germany's ruling coalition.
The last academic year was the first time that the number of international students registered at Swedish universities and colleges topped the number of Swedes studying abroad.
The Court of Appeals in Gothenburg has lengthened the sentence of the woman who killed her partner on board their sailboat outside of Stenungsund on Sweden’s west coast.
The first heat wave of the year is set to hit Germany this week, with temperatures poised to crack 30 degrees Celsius in the southwestern part of the country.
A German Red Cross mobile hospital unit handled its first patients in earthquake-ravaged southwest China on Monday.
A blaze that swept through an Ulm recycling center on Sunday night injured a fireman and caused more than €1 million ($1.6 million) in damage.
The rising power in the German political scene, the far-left Die Linke, had a simple message at its party conference this weekend: we cannot be ignored, reports AFP’s Audrey Kauffmann.
Hundreds of people gathered in Stockholm on Sunday seeking to highlight attacks on Christians in Iraq, days before a United Nations conference on Iraqi peace and development opens near the city.
Sweden will provide 74 million kronor ($12.6 million) in additional emergency aid to cyclone-ravaged Myanmar, the foreign ministry said on Sunday.
Police believe they have found the body of 19-year-old Mikael Andersson from Lidköping who has been missing for about a week.