David Wroe explains why some 1,600 burly Berlin cops sporting water cannons, a horde of marching neo-Nazis, and hundreds of angry leftist protesters make for a perfect Saturday afternoon in Germany.
Marge Thorell takes a peek inside the home of a Swedish designer whose own artistic legacy has freed her from the shadow of her celebrated husband.
German cyclist Erik Zabel said Tuesday the return of seven-times winner Lance Armstrong to the 2009 Tour de France could provide the tarnished sport with a much-needed boost.
There is at least one air traffic collision alarm per day in the skies over Germany, a study from the Institute of Railway Systems Engineering and Traffic Safety (IfEV) in Braunschweig revealed on Tuesday.
Werder Bremen's Brazilian midfielder Diego has been banned for four Bundesliga games by the German Football Federation's (DFB) disciplinary committee on Tuesday for unsporting behaviour.
Volkswagen said Tuesday it had sought loan guarantees for its financial services unit as part of government aid for the banking sector, the first German automaker to ask for such help.
Apple’s online music store iTunes in Germany has removed two albums from a neo-Nazi band after technology magazine Computerbild informed the company of the objectional content, the semimonthly reported this week.
Police on Tuesday reported a group of at least six teenagers recently attacked a 24-year-old man in the Munich U-Bahn station, causing skull and facial fractures. His brother suffered a broken nose when he tried to intervene.
Less than a day after authorities warned consumers in Sweden to avoid pork products from Ireland due to the possible presence of dioxin, it has emerged that Swedish school children may have already eaten some of the tainted meat.
Germany will reimburse €3.0 billion ($3.9 billion) to taxpayers in coming months following a ruling by the country's highest court deeming a trimmed tax break for commuters unconstitutional.
A Swedish "Cyberpimp" is currently on trial at Stockholm district court, facing accusations that he sold at least 15 young women for sex.
Swedish inflation slowed in November to 2.5 percent from 4.0 percent in October, thanks to declining petrol and mortgage costs, Statistics Sweden (SCB) said on Tuesday.
Germany's closely watched ZEW survey of investor confidence showed a surprise rise for December, on Tuesday, even though markets fretted over how long the country's recession might last.
Christmas markets are popular to visit, but have you ever thought about starting your own stand? Stuart Anderson looks into the realities of this famous German tradition from the other side of the counter.
"It felt like there was something to believe in after all. It was almost religious, a miracle," said the wife of one of the pilots from Gothenburg found alive after crashing a small aircraft in icy waters in northern Canada on Sunday.
A Lebanese man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for a failed plot to blow up German passenger trains which a Düsseldorf court said could have triggered "a bloodbath of monstrous proportions."
A young SPD party member was allegedly beaten and humiliated by police because he looked “Mediterranean,” daily Hamburger Morgenpost reported on Tuesday.
A police inspector in Enköping in central Sweden has been sacked for stealing a notebook PC and a computer game from a department store in the town.
British mobile phone giant Vodafone announced on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Swedish company Wayfinder for 239 million kronor ($29 million).
Nine out of ten German women between the ages of 50 and 75-years-old have borne at least one child according to a 2008 microcensus released by the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) on Tuesday in Wiesbaden.
145,000 people are forecast to lose their jobs over the next two years, pushing unemployment up from 6.1 percent today to 9 percent by 2010, according to a new forecast by the Swedish Public Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen).
Sweden is set to receive the fastest mobile network in Europe following upgrades to be carried out by a group of Swedish companies.
A low front from the North Sea will bring up to 20 centimetres of snow to Germany by Friday, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported this week.
The German trade surplus, a key indicator for Europe's biggest economy, rose in October as the country continued to hold up against the global financial crisis, official data showed Tuesday.
The captain of a German cruise ship plans to take drastic measures to save his passengers from pirates off the coast of Somalia, having them disembark in Yemen and picking them up later in Dubai, he told radio broadcaster NDR on Tuesday.
Six out of Sweden’s ten worst landlords, as listed in Hem & Hyra magazine’s annual ranking, come from the same highly criticized company.
A mobile telephone exploded in the hand of a Swedish student in the middle of class on Monday, spreading thick smoke throughout the classroom.