Shares of both insurer Allianz and lender Commerzbank got a boost Monday amid widening reports the latter is about to relieve the former of its cumbersome Dresdner Bank division.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called on Russia's president to reject a parliament resolution in Moscow to recognize the independence of two Georgian breakaway regions.
A gas leak at a chemical plant in western Germany Monday exposed 25 people to a noxious substance, just days after more than 100 people suffered gas poisoning in a lacquer factory leak in the region.
Twelve extras injured during the filming of WWII drama Valkyrie are now suing the movie’s studio and its star, seeking €7.4 million in damages after tumbling out of a truck in front of Germany’s Nazi-era finance ministry building in Berlin.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Stockholm on Monday. Russia's actions in Georgia, the Baltic Sea Initiative, and energy and climate issues were high on the agenda.
German fathers wish they had more time to spend with their offspring while a majority of German mothers feel strained by their portion of household chores, according to an annual study by German vacuum maker Vorwerk released on Monday.
Brit Nat Bocking had never heard of the northern German town of Weeze, but when he found Ryanair flights for a penny, he saw a chance to take his family on a magical mystery tour.
Mortal sins of fashion abound as David Bartal takes a trip to a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the suburbs of Stockholm.
Deutsche Lufthansa is looking to soon own the trinity of flag-carrying airlines in German-speaking Europe with a much-prophesied offer for Vienna-based Austrian Airlines.
More unsuccessful asylum seekers are going into hiding in Sweden, new figures from the Migration Board show. The trend is attributed to tighter rules permitting authorities to send back more refugees from war-torn countries.
A 31-year-old Thai man, Akkaradej 'Chon' Tankae, was sentenced on Monday to life imprisonment for the brutal murder of Swedish tourist Hanna Bäcklund on a beach in Phuket, Thailand in March.
The Netherlands government has declared an interest in buying 85 JAS Gripen fighter aircraft from Saab to replace its ageing fleet of F16s.
Belgian opera impresario Gerard Mortier is teaming up with Nike Wagner, great-granddaughter of composer Richard Wagner, in a bid to run the legendary Bayreuth Festival, a report said Monday.
Swedish state-owned mortgage lender, SBAB, has given hope to hard-hit homeowners by forecasting an interest rate cut in December.
The number of cohabitating Germans has risen significantly according to a study released by the National Statistical Office (Destatis) on Monday.
Swedish Olympic footballer Johanna Almgren rejected a marriage proposal from Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho when they met at a hotel in China.
A group of 50 animal rights activists forced a gate at the entrance to the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control(SMI) in Stockholm on Monday morning. Institute staff were able to prevent the activists from entering the main buildings.
A 34-year-old convicted murderer who escaped from a psychiatric clinic in central Sweden on Sunday is believed to have bought a car a couple of days ago.
Germany’s largest electricity provider RWE has rejected a plan by consumer protection minister Horst Seehofer to reduce energy costs.
A Tibetan-German activist has been returned to Germany on Monday after his arrest in China during the Olympic games.
Police are describing as "dangerous" a 34-year-old man who escaped on Sunday from a psychiatric clinic in central Sweden.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that relations with Russia are not returning to a Cold War freeze, according to an interview with ZDF public television.
The sport of taekwondo's Olympic future is in doubt after a Swedish referee was kicked in the head on Saturday by a disqualified competitor.
A bomb threat in Gothenburg on Sunday is not believed to be connected to an ongoing gang war in the city, police say.