The Bundesliga's traditional winter break will be cut by three weeks to three-and-a-half weeks from the 2009-10 season, the German Football Federation announced Thursday.
Sweden's currency slipped to a record low against the euro on Friday, while also falling to a five-year low against the dollar.
Berlin denied on Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel was peeved at not being invited to talks between her French and British counterparts and the president of the European Commission in London on Monday.
Deutsche Bank's chief economist Norbert Walter on Friday warned Germany could be in for a dire 2009 with Europe's largest economy possibly shrinking a massive four percent.
American Yoichiro Nambu, 87, who won this year's Nobel Physics Prize with two Japanese physicists, will not travel to Stockholm next week for the award ceremony, the Nobel Foundation said on Friday.
German industrial orders fell by 6.1 percent in October on a 12-month basis, and were 9.5 percent lower from the level the previous month, the Economy Ministry said on Friday as the biggest European economy remained mired in recession.
Health insurance companies have started to aggressively hunt for chronically ill patients to generate more cash after a 2009 health care reform comes into effect, daily Rheinische Post reported on Friday.
A Swedish pension fund that abides by Sharia laws has outperformed the Stockholm stock exchange since its launch in October.
Companies in Sweden are going bankrupt at an ever faster pace, new statistics show.
A member of the Swedish parliament is calling for the country’s ban on smoking in restaurants and pubs to be overturned.
Sweden’s foreign assistance programme has been given top marks by an influential American think tank.
Using English terms in the German business world has become passé according to daily Die Welt, which this week reported that top managers are rebelling against the anglicisation of their native language.
Germany's Lotto announced on Friday that it has seen rapidly declining sales as the weak economy forces average Germans to abstain from playing the lottery.
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Sweden's Industry Minister Maud Olofsson said on Friday the government wanted to see what Ford , General Motors and the European Investment Bank did before deciding on any support for domestic car makers.
The Swedish government announced on Friday it plans to spend 23 billion kronor ($2.8 billion) over the next three years on “employment and retraining” measures in an attempt to minimize the effects of the weak economy.
A German man has been found dead in a pornography video booth at a Bonn Beate Uhse sex shop, Cologne daily Express reported on Friday.
Sweden’s government on Thursday formally presented a legislative proposal for a new file sharing law designed to make it easier to hunt down people who illegally download copyrighted material.
The jailed gigolo accused of blackmailing Germany’s richest woman will face a Munich court by March of 2009, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Friday.
The German navy has thwarted an attack on a four-star cruise ship in the Gulf of Oman, according to reports from website of newsmagazine Der Spiegel late on Thursday.
Those who watch an above average amount of television hospital dramas are likely to be afraid of hospitals, according to researchers at the German Surgery Society (DGCH) this week.
Sweden's Anja Pärson had the fastest downhill training time Thursday and said she is ready to move beyond an earlier run of tough luck on the slopes of Canada's Lake Louise resort.
Police have issued a nationwide alert following the escape of a convicted murderer from two guardians during a temporary release in central Stockholm on Wednesday.