German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday backed a €200-billion EU economic stimulus target as Berlin faced pressure to contribute more to the package at a summit in Brussels.
A former death camp guard known as "Ivan the Terrible" can be tried in Germany for his alleged role in murdering at least 29,000 Jews during World War II, a federal court said Thursday.
A Stockholm-area library is being sued by Sweden’s Ombudsman against Ethnic Discrimination (DO) for refusing to let a Dutch woman check out more than two books because she wasn't Swedish.
Archaeologists have discovered an ancient Roman battlefield from the third century near Göttingen that will rewrite history, Lower Saxony's department for preservation of historical monuments said on Thursday.
There will no longer be checks on the German-Swiss border after Switzerland joins the Schengen Agreement on Friday.
World heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko admits he has one eye on the future ahead of his fight against challenger Hasim Rahman on Saturday night in Mannheim.
The European Commission is investigating Swedish-Swiss Engineering group ABB as part of a large-scale investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices, the company revealed on Thursday.
Finanzkrise, or "financial crisis," was crowned the German word of the year by the Society for German Language (GfdS) on Thursday in Wiesbaden.
Anita Dorazio, a 72-year-old advocate who pioneered health clinics for refugees in hiding, has been named Swede of the Year for 2008 by the weekly news magazine Fokus.
Germany's export-oriented economy will be dragged down by the financial crisis next year and contract by 2.2 percent, the Ifo economic institute forecast on Thursday.
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A 60-year-old Swedish man who says he was massaging his groin is on trial for sexual harassment after three teenage girls claim they saw him masturbating at a public pool.
German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has launched a highly unusual attack on Britain's economic stimulus package, saying it will not fend off recession but will leave the next generation saddled with debt.
The Swedish government announced plans on Thursday to launch a 28 billion kronor ($3.42 billion) aid package for the country's beleaguered car industry.
Wintery street conditions in Bavaria caused several accidents overnight in what could be just the beginning of traffic chaos in Germany, as more snow is expected in the coming days.
House and apartment prices continued to drop in Sweden during November, though prices fell at a slower rate than previously, according to a new market analysis.
A man in northern Sweden got stuck attempting to rescue his cat from a tree, eventually needing the fire department to bring both him and his cat down safely.
Tokio Hotel’s recent live shows in America might not have been as "live" as their fans thought, if celebrity tattletale Perez Hilton is to be believed. Has the German glam rock band been faking its performances?
Goals by Miroslav Klose and Franck Ribery sealed Bayern Munich's 3-2 win at Lyon on Wednesday night which gave the German giants their best-ever start to a Champions League campaign.
German industrial giant Siemens is close to reaching agreement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on a fine in connection with a corruption scandal, a press report said on Thursday.
After decades of planning and building, Hamburg‘s new S-Bahn train between the city centre and airport opens on Thursday.
Refugees who choose where they want to live are able to adapt to Swedish society more quickly than those who are assigned housing by the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket), a new study finds.
A 67-year-old woman is believed to have been lying dead for up to six weeks in an apartment in a living facility for the elderly located in Karlskrona in southern Sweden.
A psychologically ill man escaped from a clinic in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia wielding a kitchen knife and kidnapped a woman in her car, police reported on Thursday.
Speaking on behalf of a group of Nordic and Baltic countries, Sweden said on Wednesday that Latvia’s economic structuring programme was credible and ambitious.