Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who will challenge German Chancellor Angela Merkel next year, put forward an ambitious set of recipes Thursday to help Europe out of the economic slump.
Austrian Airlines will be sold to German carrier Lufthansa, the Austrian state holding company OeIAG, which has a 41.6-percent stake in the loss-making airline, announced Thursday evening.
Discount German supermarket chain Lidl has issued an apology after workers at one of its Swedish stores deliberately poisoned discarded food in a bid to keep homeless people at bay.
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German discount retailer Lidl apologised Thursday after media reports revealed staff at one of its Swedish stores had poured poison on discarded goods to ward off homeless people searching for food.
This Week's Highlights: A Japanese festival in Berlin, the Roots play Cologne, and a Hamburg theatre group performs an Oscar Wilde classic.
The unveiling each November of the Christmas Present of the Year has become an institution as Swedish as overconsumption of herring at the seasonal smörgåsbord. Michael Aiossa looks at twenty years of gifts – from the gee whizz of the GPS to the aching disappointment of the bread machine.
Getting into the Christmas spirit will require Germans to dig a bit deeper into their wallets this year. Both Christmas trees and their candles will be more expensive, consumer magazine Guter Rat reported on Thursday.
The Swedish government on Thursday asked the National Debt Office (Riksgälden) to sell as much as 200 billion kronor ($25 billion) in T-bills next year, as the head of the central bank emphasized the severity of the current financial crisis.
A primary school in southern Sweden has been given a stern talking to by parliament for confiscating an eight-year-old's birthday invitations after he failed to invite everybody in his class.
Berlin's Charité hospital has agreed this week to return 18 Aborigine skulls to their native country of Australia, after having them for more than 120 years.
What's on in Sweden: November 14th – 20th. Ron Sexsmith & DV8 Physical Theatre in Stockholm; Cirkus Cirkör and English farce in Gothenburg; Lambchop and Dirty Pretty Things in Malmö.
Rebel midfielder Torsten Frings has not been recalled for next week's friendly against England after Germany coach Joachim Löw announced his squad on Thursday.
A father and his five children were charged on Thursday for their involvement in a vicious axe attack against a 47-year-old man last spring near Haparanda in northern Sweden.
A 39-year-old man has been taken to hospital after he was attacked by a bear outside Bollnäs in northern Sweden.
German palaeontologists have found the remains of a 460,000-year-old woolly rhinoceros, proving the prehistoric species migrated from Asia to Europe much earlier than previously thought.
Police in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania on Thursday said they were shocked to find a drunk man still alive in a Stralsund garden with record-breaking breath alcohol level of 7.67 per mille.
The European Commission has ordered that the Stockholm-based al Barakaat banking network remain on the United Nation’s list of terrorist organizations, Sveriges Radio reports.
US power tool maker Black & Decker has received a hammering from a Swedish advertising watchdog for an advert described as "degrading" to women.
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Seven people were injured late on Wednesday when a fire broke out on a Cologne metro, the fire department reported.
Coming closer to the German film-event of the year, Berlinale organizers have announced their pick of who will lead the international jury at the 59th Berlin Film Festival in February.
A new German study shows that people who divorce die years sooner than others, putting them in company with smokers, the homeless, and the poorly educated.
A new study confirms what Stockholm residents have long suspected: consumer goods in Sweden’s capital city are expensive.
Germany has officially fallen into recession after the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) on Thursday reported Europe's largest economy contracted in the third quarter.
When Santa Claus comes shimmying down Swedish chimneys this year he will arrive bearing a sack laden with experiences, the Swedish Retail Institute is predicting.
Thousands of online gaming fans came out to queue outside more than 100 Berlin electronics stores for Thursday’s midnight debut of "World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King."
Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich on Wednesday won €340,000 in back pay after denying on oath taking drugs in the early part of 2003 before a German court in Düsseldorf.
US airline Delta announced plans on Wednesday to open a new non-stop flight between Gothenburg and New York City in June 2009.
Swedish swimmer Therese Alshammar broke the 50 metre butterfly short course world record in the World Cup meeting in Stockholm on Wednesday.
Swedish government agencies allowed truck maker Scania to ignore United Nations sanctions in order to sell buses and trucks in Iraq in the early 2000s, Sveriges Radio reports.