A social project is converting a women’s prison in Munich into a luxury hotel where at-risk youths can gain vocational training.
Every week we ask a group of readers for their views on a particular aspect of life in Sweden. This week, we wonder whether Swedish taxes rock the panelists’ cradle or have them wishing for an early grave.
A German who lost his driver’s licence for drunk driving has successfully worked the system by crossing the border to get a Polish licence instead. According to a court on Wednesday, it is also valid in Germany.
A Berlin court on Wednesday rejected a case of a widow of former officer for the Stasi, the dreaded secret police of communist East Germany, who wanted better pension benefits.
The German government on Wednesday called for an arbitration committee to review a last-minute compromise for a disputed law that gives new powers the Federal Criminal Police (BKA) in the fight against terrorism.
Sweden is well placed to ride out the global economic crisis despite risks of exposure to the overseas financial sector, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday.
Saab's chief executive has said there are a number of companies interested in buying the Swedish car maker after owner General Motors announced it was up for sale.
Swedish truck maker Scania announced on Wednesday it was closing down production across Europe for one month because of weaker demand.
German new-car registrations plunged by 18 percent in November and will fall further next year, the VDA auto manufacturer’s federation said on Wednesday, bringing bad news from a key sector to an economy already in recession.
The 21-year-old ex-boyfriend of Nathalie Johansen, whose body was found buried near a farm in late September, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for killing the 20-year-old woman.
The German semi-conductor group Infineon on Tuesday issued a gloomy report for itself and its loss-making memory-chip unit Qimonda, as it posted an annual loss of €3 billion ($3.8 billion).
Malmö's council-owned housing company MKB has admitted to using "classic" TV tricks in its bid to evict a 69-year-old woman with multiple illnesses, local newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.
A suspected bullet hole has been discovered in a SAS airplane which recently returned to Sweden from the Thai city of Phuket.
Heavy snow and black ice caused traffic chaos across Germany on Wednesday morning, meanwhile more winter weather was expected throughout the day.
Three people were taken to hospital in Uppsala on Friday after inhaling toxic fumes at a local go-kart arena.
Swedish authorities plan to issue an arrest warrant for a 33-year-old British citizen wanted in connection with one of the largest marijuana busts in the country’s history.
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Germany is prepared to increase its military and civil engagement in Afghanistan ahead of a meeting with his NATO counterparts on Wednesday in Brussels.
The head of Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest bank, has said that there is no German credit crisis, even though banks have been accused of not lending sufficiently to consumers and businesses.
The next Berlin Film Festival will showcase Eastern European and German cinema from the Cold War that seemed to foreshadow the end of European communism, organisers said late on Tuesday.
A Swedish woman injured in a car accident has had her disability benefits withdrawn after the country’s social insurance agency determined her large bust was to blame for the pain.
Exposure to mobile phone radiation worsens the short-term memory of rats, according to a new Swedish study.