Forbes magazine recently proclaimed Angela Merkel to be the most powerful woman in the world. Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times, explains why he finds it a strange choice.
Sweden plans to introduce new rules by year-end to clarify how and when the government would take control of a domestic bank facing financial problems, a finance ministry adviser told Reuters on Wednesday.
Germany has fallen behind countries like Georgia and Mauritius when it comes to having the best atmosphere for business because of chronic reform problems, according to a new World Bank study, “Doing Business 2009.”
German troops in northern Afghanistan suffered another attack by insurgents, the Bundeswehr confirmed on Wednesday to public radio broadcaster Deutschlandfunk.
The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) estimates that 37,000 labour migrants from countries outside the European Union (EU) will seek work permits in Sweden next year.
All students in Sweden’s middle and high schools will soon have unauthorized absences recorded on their report cards along with their grades.
German prosecutors said Wednesday they are bringing charges against an alleged Iranian "secret agent" accused of illegally procuring weapons equipment.
A 45-year-old man was sentenced on Wednesday by the Svea Court of Appeal to life in prison for killing a 29-year-old mother of two with an axe in March.
A provocative new book released in Germany on Wednesday is warning that the country's hypersexualized youth is losing the ability to have meaningful partnerships.
A wee mouse caused whopping traffic delays on a Bochum motorway by chewing through the traffic signal wires, police said on Wednesday.
Many Swedes have no problem with the idea of turning to the black market for household improvement services, and according to a new survey, 13 percent have already done so.
Russia’s recent incursion into Georgia has brought into renewed focus the need for Sweden to continue the development and promotion of alternative energy sources, writes US Ambassador to Sweden, Michael M Wood.
A German wheelchair basketball player has been sent home from the Paralympics in Beijing on Wednesday after testing positive for doping.
Sweden has fallen three places in a new report ranking countries according to how easy it is to do business.
There’s more to Swedish design than minimalist Scandinavian pine and Ikea flatpacks, as Jennifer Heape discovered at Stockholm’s newest art space, Designgalleriet.
The fears of a refugee family in hiding and those protecting them provide at least a partial explanation of how a 58-year-old man managed to hold a woman captive in a cabin outside of Eksjö in south central Sweden for nine years without detection.
The European Commission on Wednesday said Germany, along with other EU economic heavyweights Britain and Spain, was headed for recession this year.
Germans in some states could start parking their cars like Americans soon. The country's national committee of traffic regulation has agreed to a pilot program modelled on US-style street markings instead of signs, according to daily Bild on Wednesday.
Resources for asylum seekers in Germany have reached a new low, according to figures released by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) on Wednesday.
Hot-shot striker Lukas Podolski aims to continue his purple patch against Finland on Wednesday as Germany look to win their second straight World Cup 2010 qualifier.
German authorities have opened an investigation against two teenagers who scrawled Nazi symbols and slogans on the skin and clothing of a mentally disabled man, authorities said late on Tuesday.
Around 45,000 people over age 75 were given anti-psychotic drugs last year despite questions about the medical necessity of the prescriptions.
Sales by Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea continue to grow despite the weakening global economy.
A man under the influence of drugs and armed with a sword was shot twice in the leg by police on Hisingen in Gothenburg on Tuesday night.