German national railway operator Deutsche Bahn plans to recall part of its high-speed ICE train fleet this Saturday because the manufacturers have not provided reliable guarantees for axles which have caused concern since a derailment in Cologne this July and another in Hamburg this week.
A Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) plane bound for Arlanda Airport made an emergency landing in Västerås in central Sweden on Friday after the aircraft filled up with smoke.
Belgians next week will discover the culinary secrets behind trout in butter sauce, as a television cooking show focuses on Adolf Hitler's "favourite meal" in a controversial programming choice.
A seven-year-old from Lower Saxony went on a shoplifting spree Thursday, stealing several hundred euros in toys from various stores. His getaway vehicle of choice: A stolen go-kart.
In a country famed for its long winter days, the impending darkness is a source of widespread grumbling. However, for some inhabitants, the short daylight hours are a cause for serious concern, as Jennifer Heape investigates.
The German government on Friday rejected the European Commission’s plan to allow so-called backscatter x-ray security scanners at airports.
Swedish truckmaker Scania said Friday that orders had plunged because of the financial crisis but that it had made slim rise in third-quarter profits.
A private Swedish collector has revealed that the private diaries of King Karl XIII contain a number of previously undisclosed details, including small illustrations of the male reproductive organ.
A major retrospective of artworks by Wassily Kandinsky kicks off in Munich on Saturday as part of a world tour almost as peripatetic as the Russian-born modernist artist himself.
One in three Swedes wants to live in a gated community which prohibits unauthorized people from entering, a new study shows.
German auto giant Volkswagen will cut output to deal with effects of the financial and economic crises but denied Friday that it would eliminate 25,000 jobs and confirmed its 2008 sales targets.
Greater numbers of Swedes are expressing hostility towards ethnic diversity, according to a new study.
A Cologne district court on Friday fined a man €2,400 ($3,076) for stealing 100 grammes of pork sausage from a supermarket in a drunken fit of hunger.
Stocks and the euro were battered on Friday, as Germany’s leading stock index the DAX hit a three-year low in early trading and the single currency dipped to the lowest point this year against the US dollar.
Armin Meiwes, known as the "Cannibal from Rotenburg" for castrating, butchering and eating a Berlin man in 2001, has lost his final appeal to Germany's highest court for a murder conviction.
Assistance from the US Secret Service led to the indictment on Thursday of a Swedish man suspected of involvement in the ShadowCrew cybercrime network.
Volvo trucks took a major stock market hit on Friday morning on news that third quarter profits were down 35.5 percent on last year.
The Stockholm stock exchange took a tumble in early trading on Friday, with the OMXS index dropping 5 percent by 9.15am. Shares in Volvo shed 19 percent of their value.
Sweden’s Supreme Court (Högsta domstolen) has ruled that secretly filming someone having sex does not constitute molestation.
Chinese President Hu Jintao on Friday told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that relations were "good," indicating the two sides had patched up a row over the Dalai Lama.
Some 1,800 people in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg have reportedly been told to be tested for HIV after police discovered their doctor had been reusing needles in her practice.
Household consumption in Sweden rose by a record seven percent in 2007, reaching an all-time high, while the gap between rich and poor expanded to new levels, Statistics Sweden said on Thursday.
Sweden plans to combat on hooliganism with a new law allowing police to ban troublemakers from stadiums and making it illegal to storm the pitch, throw objects and light firecrackers, the government said on Thursday.