Berlin public transportation company BVG has banned a beloved iPhone application developed by a 21-year-old student to help people navigate the city’s intricate metro system, daily Die Tageszeitung reported on Friday.
Michael Ballack will remain captain of the German national football team after clearing the air with coach Joachim Löw – the target of criticism by the Cheslea star.
A trail of stranded trucks dotted the roads of Sweden on Friday as the first major snowfall of the season caught drivers unawares.
Hamburg politicians are spearheading a discussion about racist discrimination by club bouncers in the city’s famous red-light Reeperbahn district after recent complaints from an Ethiopian patron.
Rescue workers have described as "non-existent" the chances of saving the lives of two men missing after a boating accident in central Sweden.
The Stockholm stock exchange finished Friday down 0.57 percent to close at 201.37 on a trading day shortened in advance of the All Saints Day holiday.
The German Education Ministry defended tuition fees for university students on Friday, despite a new study finding fees to be among the top reasons students give up on higher education.
Swedes would rather live next to sex-crazed exhibitionists than rambunctious party animals, according to a new study, which also lists mean old ladies as the least desirable neighbours of all.
A window rattling boom woke up residents of Elmenhorst in the eastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania early on Friday after thieves used explosives to boost a bank's cash machine.
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Queen Silvia has leapt to her husband's defence after a prominent Swedish author ridiculed comments made in support of wolf hunting by King Carl Gustaf XVI, Aftonbladet reports.
A decision by management of Sweden’s Oskarshamn nuclear power plant to have custodial workers stand in as guards has drawn a sharp rebuke from the country’s nuclear regulatory authority.
Sweden’s finance minister Anders Borg lashed out at the country’s major banks and financial institutions on Friday for their hesitation to participate in the government’s financial sector support programme.
Troubled German property lender Hypo Real Estate has obtained a €15 billion ($19.3 billion) state loan guarantee under the government rescue plan for the banking sector, a spokesman said late on Thursday.
The German sportswear company Puma posted on Friday stable third-quarter results despite weaker economic activity worldwide and raised slightly its 2008 sales outlook, but still failed to convince investors.
Australia's decision to deny a German-born doctor permanent residency because his son has Down Syndrome sparked outrage Friday from disability groups who described the system as "archaic."
Bavarian Halloween fans are in for a shock on Friday night, when party-going zombies, witches and other monsters will be horrified to see their celebrations shut down at midnight for the Church holiday All Saints Day.
German railway provider Deutsche Bahn has announced train schedule interruptions and delays throughout the Christmas holidays.
A Swedish man has received 170,498 kronor ($21,725) in compensation after being wrongfully convicted of child rape.
The Social Democratic Party’s foreign policy expert in parliament on Friday warned the German government against selling Pakistan three submarines.
The Swedish captain of the Ottawa Senators, Daniel Alfredsson, has signed a four-year contract extension to remain with the National Hockey League club, team owner Eugene Melnyk announced Thursday.
Support for the Social Democrats fell dramatically during November, down 6.2 percent in the wake of the financial crisis and Mona Sahlin’s mixed message about the make-up of a governing coalition led by her party.
Nostalgic Germans on Thursday night bade a fond farewell to Tempelhof, the fabled hub of the Berlin Airlift, as it closed to make way for a major new airport to serve the reunified capital.