A 39-year-old man who confessed to the killing of teenager Norba Haddad has been sentenced to psychiatric care.
Following Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel’s scathing criticism of the Asse nuclear facility in Lower Saxony this week, Heinz Smital from Greenpeace argues Germany must rethink its plans for the permanent storage of atomic waste.
Denmark and Germany signed a treaty in Copenhagen on Wednesday for the construction of a giant bridge linking the two countries across the Fehmarn Strait in the Baltic Sea.
Building costs for Hamburg's new philharmonic have exploded by as much as €100 million, according to anonymous reports in German daily Bild on Wednesday.
Sweden’s market analysts and savers are anxious to learn the outcome of Wednesday’s Riksbank meeting, during which the bank’s governors will decide whether or not to raise interest rates for the third time this year.
The German army has paid compensation to relatives of a woman and two children shot dead last week at a checkpoint manned by its soldiers in northern Afghanistan, daily newspaper Die Welt reported on Wednesday.
The hard-line socialist Left Party has overtaken the centre-left Social Democrats for the first time ever in a western German state, according to a new opinion poll released on Wednesday.
Mattias Flink, currently in prison for killing seven people back in 1994, will not have his life sentence reduced to 24 years, the Örebro District Court ruled on Wednesday
Sweden’s government on Wednesday put forward a fresh proposal to cut taxes for pensioners.
German police said on Wednesday they were looking for a skateboarder who was filmed travelling around 100 kilometres (60 miles) an hour on the autobahn.
Sweden is expected to post a 2008 budget surplus of 163 billion kronor ($25 billion dollars) despite the global economic slowdown, the Swedish budget authority ESV said Wednesday.
Size doesn't matter when it comes to the natural beauty of Germany's smallest national park, Jasmund. But its humble reach has kept it one of the country's best-kept seaside destinations. Sarah Roberts discovers what the nature reserve has to offer.
The European Court of Justice in Luxemburg has annulled a 2005 ruling against a Sweden-based Somali banking network which had its assets frozen due to suspicions of ties to terrorism.
German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück said on Wednesday he did not see the danger of the Germany slipping into recession even though the world’s third-largest economy shrank in the second quarter.
Opera singer Tito Beltran appeared in court today to appeal his February conviction for the rape a teenage nanny back in 1999 and defend himself against additional suspicions of sexually molesting a child.
When it comes to wine drinking, it's high time for Swedes to shed their Baltic superabundance in favour of more Mediterranean moderation, argues Mark Majzner.
Criticism of the operators of Germany’s Asse nuclear storage facility continued to grow on Wednesday, following revelations they failed to alert the government to serious violations at the site.
Up to one quarter of German 13-year-olds have smoked a water pipe, according to a new study by Stern magazine released on Wednesday.
Air travel for families with babies could be significantly more expensive within the next two years. The German Transportation Ministry is working toward a European ban on lap seating arrangements.
Former Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn bowed out of the game on Tuesday after 20 years as a professional, his testimonial at Bayern’s Allianz-Arena finishing 1-1 between Bayern and a German select XI.
A 22-year-old man who admitted that his accuser said no to having sex with him was acquitted of rape charges by a court in western Sweden.
Sweden’s highest court has ruled that a drug dealer robbed of the proceeds from his illicit activities has the right to compensation from the state.
The Christian Democrats want young people in Sweden accused of crimes such as shoplifting, graffiti, vandalism, and unlawful driving to have their punishments meted out quickly in a special youth court.