In a speech to rally her divided party 10 months before a general election, German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit back Monday at charges she was sitting on her hands while faced with a crippling recession.
Can theatre be therapeutic? Ben Knight visits Kaspar H. – the latest prison production performed by inmates of the young offender’s detention centre in Berlin.
Swedish authorities are cracking down on parents who take too long to name their newborn children.
Berlin will soon lose its star polar bear Knut, as zoo owners contemplate plans for his relocation, media reports said on Monday.
Embattled auto company Ford announced on Monday that it is considering the sale of Volvo Cars.
As of December 1, anyone travelling outside of the European Union to do Christmas shopping will be able to bring more duty-free goods into Germany, the customs office announced on Monday.
More than 200 German tourists have arrived home after being trapped in Thailand for several days due to ongoing blockades by protestors at the Bangkok airport, travel agency Thomas Cook said on Monday.
German plastic surgeons can now apply for a seal of approval on their finished operations in a push to improve the quality of the industry, according to Munich daily tz on Monday.
A German mother was sentenced to more than four years in jail on Monday for killing two of her babies, whose bodies she stashed in the family freezer. She was not tried in connection with a third baby, also found in the freezer, who died over 20 years ago because the statute of limitations on the case had expired.
A 41-year-old man on trial for secretly filming dozens of women in the restrooms of Stockholm-area cafés has been acquitted of sexual harassment charges.
Nearly 20,000 layoffs were announced in Sweden in November, the highest number of redundancies the country has seen since November 1992.
If Saab is to preserve its tradition of excellence it needs to remain in the private sector, argues Steven Wade following a recent flurry of calls to nationalize the Swedish car maker.
New car registrations in Sweden suffered their worst decline in 15 years in November, dropping 36.4 percent compared to the same month a year ago, according to new figures released on Monday.
Ford and General Motors (GM) have asked the Swedish government for financial assistance in an attempt to improve the finances of Volvo and Saab ahead of the anticipated sale of the two brands.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday the West should seek to influence Russia through engagement rather than trying to contain or punish Moscow.
Swedish men come second only to the French in a study of the state of European members, a new study has shown.
Bavaria’s regional state bank BayernLB is hoping to dig out of its financial troubles by laying off some 5,600 workers, a statement to employees said on Monday.
The 16-year-old girl from northern Sweden who was feared kidnapped has been found across the border in Finland.
The Moderates are advancing, while the Left Party has dropped in popularity as a new poll shows that the gap between Sweden’s centre-right Alliance parties and the opposition has dwindled to only 3.1 percent.
The number of students headed to university has reached an all-time high, Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) reported on Monday.
Police in Lund in southern Sweden faced paving stones, bottles, and torches flying through the air as they attempted to restore order following demonstrations on Sunday marking the death of King Karl XII.
The majority of Germans from the formerly communist eastern states are against the reconstruction of a Berlin palace destroyed by East German authorities after World War II, according to a poll released on Monday.
Germany had to press Kosovo to win the release of three of its nationals held in a probe of a bomb attack in Pristina and is now considering cutting aid, a source told news agency AFP on Sunday.