A bank in the tiny Alpine principality of Liechtenstein, which has been rocked since February by a major tax evasion scandal, was allegedly blackmailed into paying €9 million.
Greek telephone company OTE reportedly wants a German court to force engineering giant Siemens to reveal whether it paid bribes to OTE employees to secure a $1-billion contract.
European Union chiefs called on Turkey to push ahead with pro-EU reforms after the country's Islamist-rooted ruling party narrowly escaped being outlawed, a German newspaper reported on Saturday.
Students from Albania, China and Slovakia won the first international German language Olympics in Dresden on Saturday.
Swedish mountaineer Fredrik Sträng was forced to break off his expedition to help another team to safety as four people were killed in avalanches on the notoriously challenging Mount Godwin Austin.
A new proposal to introduce castration as a prerequisite for those undergoing gender reassignment surgery in Sweden has been met with outrage by a leading gay and transgender rights organization.
Trade union chief Frank Bsirske saw his tropical vacation interrupted with calls for his resignation on Saturday after Bild newspaper reported he had taken free first-class flights from Lufthansa shortly before a strike at the airline.
Although Swedish sales of organic milk are better than ever, it won’t be possible to buy full-fat organic milk in your local supermarket as of next week.
The 60,000 Swedes currently on sick leave are to lose their benefits rights by the year 2010.
Saturday’s Stockholm Pride parade may have started with heavy rainfall, but it´s set to be the biggest Stockholm Pride parade ever, with over 80,000 participants.
A tidal wave of cuteness swept over the Berlin Zoo on Friday as baby sea lion Volker – the first baby sea lion born in captivity at the zoo since 1933 – made his debut.
Six men were arrested during the early hours of Saturday in central Rättvik in north-central Sweden and charged with attempted murder.
The credit crisis has failed to shake Germans’ trust in their banks, according to a survey published on Saturday in the Berliner Zeitung newspaper.