The 2008 Nobel laureates in literature, economy, medicine, physics and chemistry received their prizes on Wednesday from the hands of Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at a formal ceremony in Stockholm.
Former Germany goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand has joined Hoffenheim on a free transfer as he looks to relaunch his international career, the Bundesliga leaders announced on Wednesday.
Guido Westerwelle, the openly gay leader of Germany's opposition Free Democrats (FDP), has said he would cut aid to homophobic nations should he become Chancellor Angela Merkel’s foreign minister after next year’s general election.
British airline Virgin Atlantic said on Wednesday that it was in talks with German rival Lufthansa over the future of British low-cost carrier BMI.
Blogging teenager Isabella 'Blondinbella' Löwengrip was Sweden's most sought after celebrity in 2008, according to a new list released by Google.
Berlin is a diverse city, but officials in the German capital want the civil service to better reflect its immigrant communities. Elizabeth Norgard takes a look at an innovative campaign to encourage more young minorities to apply for municipal jobs.
Every week, we ask a panel of readers to discuss an issue affecting the lives of immigrants in Sweden. This week: breaking the ice.
German auto giant Daimler said Wednesday that it had officially filed a request with Russian authorities to take a stake in the truck maker Kamaz.
The marriage between an 85-year-old Swedish man suffering from dementia and his 77-year-old wife will not be annulled, according to a decision by the cathedral chapter in Lund.
Swedish aerospace group Saab has publicly denounced Norway for choosing an American-made aircraft over Saab’s Gripen, claiming the decision was based on “unfounded” assumptions and “faulty analysis”.
Sweden does more than any other country to tackle global warming, according to a new index published on Wednesday at the ongoing UN climate talks in Poland.
Exberliner, the German capital's leading English-language magazine, this month picks the best places to knock back a glass of fine Burgundy, buy yourself an extravagant headpiece, and buy original versions of international children books.
The German cabinet on Wednesday gave the green light for the German navy to take part in a new European Union military operation to fight pirates off the coast of Somalia.
A Cologne judge called a bulldog to the witness stand in a tenancy dispute, daily Express reported on Wednesday.
A prisoner in Gävle in eastern Sweden made several calls home to his girlfriend from his cell after police in the town failed to detect that he had smuggled in a mobile phone in his sock.
The amount of parental leave benefits doled out for moms and dads in the formerly communist eastern German states is significantly lower than the national average, the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) reported on Wednesday.
Berlin's central district Mitte will become the first part of the German capital to impose a ban on public drinking in order to discourage rowdy youths from getting out of hand.
The distance between Sweden’s two main political blocs is shrinking, according to a new poll.
Over a million Swedes are expected to stay glued to their television sets on Wednesday to watch monarchs, politicians and assorted clever clogs tuck in to the annual Nobel banquet.
A year after his retirement from goalkeeping at Bayern Munich, one of Germany’s best-loved footballers Oliver Kahn will begin a television career in China, according to daily newspaper Bild this week.
If the German government distributed consumer vouchers as part of its plan to stimulate the economy, most people would buy furniture or a new washing machine, according to a poll published by newsmagazine Stern on Wednesday.
Swedish ball bearings manufacturer SKF announced on Tuesday that weakening demand in the automotive and industrial sectors has forced the company to trim its global workforce by 2,500 jobs.
German researcher Harald zur Hausen will receive half of the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine on Wednesday in Stockholm, Sweden, for his discovery of human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer.
Representatives for thousands of engineers at Saab Automobile and Volvo Cars have proposed that the only way to save Sweden’s auto industry is to merge both companies into one single car manufacturer.
Swedish students are getting worse at maths and natural science, according to the results of an international study.