The German Bundestag, or lower house of parliament, voted Thursday to extend Germany's participation in the NATO-led force in Afghanistan and increase the number of soldiers deployed there to 4,500.
Authorities recently stopped a lawyer on her bicycle when they noticed her riding through town in chilly weather with her naked baby in the child seat, Munich police said on Thursday.
Women who drink a lot of coffee may see their breasts become more petite, according to the results of a new Swedish study.
The German cycling world suffered two major shake-ups on Thursday when public television broadcaster ARD cancelled coverage of the Tour de France next summer and the German Cycling Federation (BDR) called off the Tour of Germany entirely.
Two enterprising young Swedes are convinced they can lead the online gaming world to Jesus by preaching the gospel through their recently launched Gamer Church.
Jürgen Thumann, the president of the German Federation of Industry (BDI), called upon well-paid banking executives to contribute to the bailout of their banks if they are rescued by the government.
A Swedish town with a large concentration of Iraqi immigrants played host on Thursday to a unique fair designed to provide information about the United States to prospective job seekers.
Much touted electronic books might finally be nearing a breakthrough, and are already causing a buzz at the 60th Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's largest.
The Local teams up with Djungeltrumman to help point you in the right direction if you're planning a night out in Stockholm this Saturday.
The investigative judge looking into what caused a plane operated by SAS-subsidiary Spanair to crash in Madrid in August has instigated legal proceedings against three technicians.
A vicar from northern Sweden has been blasted by a prayer group for allowing a rock band to film a video in an area church.
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An emergency call about the sighting of a man in hot pursuit of a naked woman in handcuffs launched a full-scale police operation in Stammham, but the presumed kidnapping turned out to be just a sadomasochistic sex game.
Abu Qaswara, the Swedish citizen killed by US forces in Iraq in early October and thought to be a high-ranking member of Al-Qaeda’s Iraq operations, has been connected to a Stockholm-area mosque.
The German government on Thursday slashed its growth forecast for 2009 – the world’s third largest economy is now only expected to expand by a meagre 0.2 percent next year.
A Turkish court has reportly sentenced an Islamic extremist known as "The Caliph of Cologne" to life in prison in a retrial for undermining Turkey's secular system.
A 25-year-old German student has been caught with bonbons containing cocaine extract at the Munich airport, customs officials said on Thursday.
The Stockholm stock exchange took a minor tumble on Thursday morning in the wake of fresh falls on Asian and US markets, while the Swedish krona fell sharply against the euro and the dollar.
Swedish girls are twice as likely as boys to be victimized or sexually harassed via the internet or mobile phones, according to a new study.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Germans and Turks to have more respect and tolerance for each other despite cultural differences.
Activists broke into two facilities associated with weapons manufacturer Bofors in the early hours of Thursday morning and claim to have damaged up to 20 grenade launchers.
A provocative new musical about a fictitious pope that is critical of key positions held by the Catholic Church opens in Munich on Thursday.
A girl who was left behind at a preschool play ground after her classmates went back inside was found unconscious thirty minutes later suspected of having fallen off of a jungle gym.
Winger Piotr Trochowski unleashed a superb second-half strike to seal a 1-0 win over Wales on Wednesday night and put Germany four points clear in their World Cup qualifying group.