Gregor Gysi, a top leader of Germany's hard-line socialist party The Left, came under fire on Wednesday from parliamentary deputies accusing him of having informed for East Germany's feared Stasi secret police.
With food costs soaring around the world, German dairy farmers began a strike over falling milk prices on Wednesday in a protest that a European milk body said is spreading to other EU countries.
Both the healthcare workers union and their employers have accepted an offer put forward by mediators on Wednesday afternoon, effectively ending Sweden's nursing strike.
A record of nearly 97,000 apartments changed owners last year in Sweden.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrived in Sweden on Wednesday ahead of an international conference seen as an important step toward Iraq's long-term stability.
Use of the illegal drug khat is widespread in Sweden's immigrant suburbs but the police have chosen to turn a blind eye, Faisal Enayat Khan reports.
A woman in the state of Baden-Württemberg has given herself up to police after relatives discovered she had put her newborn baby in a freezer, police in Horb-am-Neckar said on Wednesday.
A Riksbank official has called on banks in Sweden to implement a surcharge on cash machine withdrawals to steer consumers toward more efficient card payments.
He may not be able to back it up with hard science, but David Bartal is willing to wager that Sweden has probably the best sunshine in the world.
Germany head coach Joachim Loew on Wednesday dropped striker Patrick Helmes plus midfielders Jermaine Jones and teenager Marko Marin from his final Euro 2008 squad.
Berlin’s ILA aerospace trade fair and air show got off to a bumpy start after an antique World War II German Messerschmitt crash landed, forcing the nearby Schönefeld airport to temporarily halt air traffic late on Tuesday.
A security guard who surreptitiously filmed a woman in a sporting goods store has been acquitted by a Stockholm court because the woman didn’t know she was being filmed.
Germany on Wednesday pledged €500 million ($785 million) to help defend threatened forests and called on others to join its effort at a UN conference on biodiversity in Bonn.
Four bidders are interested in buying German bank IKB, which has reported a nine-month loss of about €1 billion ($1.57 billion), a spokesman for its dominant shareholder KfW told AFP on Wednesday.
Stanislaw Tillich became the new premier of Saxony on Wednesday, making him both the first easterner and member of the ethnic Sorbian minority to govern the German state.
A 28-year-old man is headed to court after being unable to control a strange urge that overcame him while visiting a condom shop in Gothenburg with his fiancee last November.
A growing number of classical musicians in Germany are turning to drugs and alcohol, according to the vice president of the German Association for Music Physiology and Musicians' Medicine (DGfMM).
Major tensions remain in Iraq but there are signs the situation is improving, the top UN envoy in Baghdad said Tuesday, just ahead of an international conference on the war-torn country in Stockholm.
A former personnel director of the German telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom Wednesday accused two of the group’s former bosses of involvement in a telephone spy scandal.
Sweden's government on Tuesday approved the building of the largest offshore wind farm in the Scandinavian country and one of the biggest in Europe, the environment ministry said in a statement.
The government has changed its strategy for green cars, deciding that electric is better than ethanol.
Human rights organization Amnesty International has criticized Germany’s explanation of deadly police incidents.
German import prices climbed higher in April, gaining 0.9 percent from the previous month, figures released Wednesday by the national statistics office showed.
City workers say they saw a crocodile in a river channel in Hildesheim in the German state of Lower Saxony.
Police investigating last week's security incident at the Oskarshamn nuclear power are at odds over a decision to send the key piece of evidence to Sweden's National Laboratory of Forensic Science by regular mail.
Sweden, France, and the Czech Republic, who will fill the EU's rotating presidency from July, unveiled on Tuesday a 75-page outline for their shared priorities in piloting the 27-nation bloc.