Swedish energy company Vattenfall will fire up an experimental coal power plant in Brandenburg on Tuesday with the aim of trapping the unwanted carbon dioxide emissions.
Powerful German trade union IG Metall called Monday for a pay hike of seven to eight percent for the 3.5 million employees in the metalworking, electrical engineering and automaking sectors.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday complained about the high number of English words that have been incorporated into the German language during a visit the Goethe Institute in Munich.
A prominent Bosnian leader has called on Sweden not to grant a pardon to former Bosnian Serb president Biljana Plavsic, who is serving an 11-year sentence for war crimes.
Scientists from the University of Stuttgart said on Monday they had proven tiny advanced organisms can survive the harsh conditions of outer space for at least 10 days.
Lizard-loving thieves broke into the Cologne zoo over the weekend to steal four highly poisonous Gila Monsters. Police are calling for help to find the endangered animals.
A man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for trying to kill his ex-girlfriend with a letter bomb in a Stockholm suburb last spring.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier embarked on a tough 12-month battle on Monday, fronting a demoralized and divided Social Democratic Party to challenge Angela Merkel for the chancellorship in elections next year.
Swedish athletes have finally won gold in Beijing as two of the country’s Paralympians achieved victory on Monday.
The Swedish government announced plans on Monday to introduce 16 billion kronor ($2.4 billion) worth of relief for Swedish business through business tax cuts and a reduction in social fees.
More and more Swedish prostitutes want to pay taxes in order to receive the social welfare benefits that come with doing so.
The police chief in Jönköping on Monday reported his colleagues for official misconduct in their handling of the case of a woman kept locked up for years in a cabin near Eksjö in south central Sweden.
More than half of German women occasionally drink alcohol during their pregnancies, and more than 10,000 babies are born with alcohol-related birth defects each year, according to Drug Commissioner Sabine Bätzing on Monday.
The proposal put forward by a state inquiry into Sweden’s housing market would most affect people with low incomes, claims the head of the national tenant association.
Germany's Social Democrats have picked Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to take on Angela Merkel in next year's election. AFP's Deborah Cole profiles the man who would be chancellor.
A couple from Umeå in northern Sweden is upset about state authorities branding their newborn baby girl with the sign of the devil.
Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is planning a campaign against communist nostalgia and the rise of the hard-line socialist Left party, according to daily Financial Times Deutschland on Monday.
German President Horst Köhler was forced to take an airline flight home from the Special Olympics in Beijing after the presidential plane broke down on Monday morning.
Two animals infected with blue tongue disease have been destroyed, as Sweden’s agricultural ministry gears up to prevent a wider outbreak of the feared livestock disease.
German teen band Tokio Hotel won the Best New Artist category for their video “Ready, Set, Go!” at the MTV Music Video Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
The government is facing criticism for its decision to phase out popular green car subsidies next summer, six months earlier than originally planned.