German industrial orders fell in May for the sixth month in a row, official figures showed Friday, prompting analysts to voice alarm and declare an end to a vital boom in the manufacturing sector.
The bus strike in Stockholm has been called off - until further notice. The opposing parties have not yet reached an agreement, however. Employer and unions groups will sit down again on Monday to continue negotiations.
Daimler auto sales picked up slightly in June, the company said Friday, helping first-half results post an increase of eight percent from the same period a year earlier, in large part owing to the small city car Smart.
Surveillance cameras at the US Embassy in Stockholm will not be able to film outside the perimeter fence, county authorities have ruled.
The US Embassy in Berlin on Friday celebrated a return its original historic city centre location, which was abandoned when Germany declared war on America in 1941.
The 'biggest American car show in the world' opened in Västerås in central Sweden on Thursday. More than 10,000 cars are expected for the Big Meet 2008 show.
The US Embassy has returned to its historic location on Berlin’s Pariser Platz with an underwhelming architectural statement. But the new building presents a fittingly confused image of America to Germany and the world, comments Daniel Miller.
A thief in Aachen escaped arrest by exposing her breasts and accusing her would-be captor of rape, police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia said on Friday.
Diesel prices leaped to a new record on Friday as leading petrol firms raised their pump prices.
Eco-tourism abounds in the wilds of Sweden, with elk safaris in particular attracting locals and foreigners alike, writes AFP's Francis Kohn.
A fisherman on the Weser River in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has found a dead baby in the water, police reported on Friday.
Unpleasant weather has been sweeping over Germany and keeping emergency services busy since Thursday evening, as heavy rains and hurricane force winds caused widespread flooding.
A Swedish-born socialite, jailed for nearly four years in Australia in March for plotting to murder two witnesses in her boyfriend's drug trial, could face a longer sentence.
A Swedish woman was assaulted and kidnapped on the Italian island of Sicily on Sunday, Aftonbladet reports.
Two new initiatives for the labelling and certification of biofuels have been presented in Sweden. The move allows for the development of the world's first ecolabelled fuel.
The Swedish government said on Thursday it had approved the European Union's Lisbon Treaty, leading the country a step closer to ratification.
Starting next January, Germans can get married by the Church without also having their nuptials approved in a civil ceremony for the first time in 134 years.
UNESCO announced on Thursday night it will allow Dresden to keep its world heritage status, but said the eastern German city could lose the honour if it continues building a controversial bridge over the Elbe River.
Sweden's National Investigation Department (Rikskriminalpolisen) has intensified the hunt for war criminals living withing the country's borders, Svenska Dagbladet reports.
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, Germany captain Michael Ballack and Liverpool's England midfielder Steven Gerrard are amongst the stars set to play a charity match in Munich next week to help raise money for Africa.
Swedish ice hockey star Markus Näslund, the runner-up for the league's MVP trophy in 2002-03, signed a contract with the New York Rangers on Thursday.
Eight people were rescued unhurt from a mine in northern Sweden at a depth of 1,250 metres after a vehicle caught fire, the LKAB mining company said on Thursday.