Yemeni security forces laid siege on Tuesday to a remote mountain town where tribesmen were holding hostage a German couple and their daughter, a security official said.
Three live pigs fell off a truck on its way to a slaughterhouse on Wednesday, police in German state of North Rhine-Westphalia reported. One pig was run over, one pig hid in the woods, and one “ghost pig” ran into oncoming traffic.
As Sweden opens its borders to a new wave of labour migration, the country is becoming more diverse than ever before, writes Olle Wästberg, director-general of the Swedish Institute.
Small and medium-sized companies, the backbone of the German economy known as the Mittelstand, reacted coolly on Tuesday to a proposal by blue-chip firms to guarantee jobs next year despite a biting recession.
Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said on Tuesday that the country’s economic growth was its weakest in three decades as he announced that the government now forecasts the economy will contract by 0.8 percent next year.
Obesity is a common problem in Germany, but some industries face a shortage of qualified trainees because an increasing number of young people are too fat to begin their careers, a study released by the German Sport University in Cologne reveals.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday her government may invest "another few billion" euros in a new stimulus package early next year to help overcome the economic crisis.
As the departure of Berlin's world famous polar bear Knut appears imminent, Roger Boyes, correspondent for British daily The Times, muses why the German capital needs more Bowie and less bear.
Fear, panic, and surprise gripped residents across southern Sweden on Tuesday morning as a rare 4.7 magnitude earthquake rumbled across the region, causing Malmö's signature high rise to sway.
Southern Sweden was rocked by an earthquake early on Tuesday morning which caused a flood of phone calls to emergency services operators from alarmed residents.
A homosexual couple have lost their case in the Supreme Administrative Court (Regeringsrätten) against the Swedish tax authority (Skatteverket) for registering their marriage in Canada as a partnership.
Swedish truck maker Volvo said on Tuesday that its worldwide truck deliveries had plunged 21 percent in November and warned it would be forced to halt its European production for up to 25 days in the first quarter of 2009.
Swedish charities are predicting a record year for fundraising despite the ongoing financial crisis. Private donations have continued to increase despite credit crunch concerns, according to a report in Dagens Nyheter (DN).
Several German bankers have called for the creation of a "bad bank" to buy devalued assets and risky loans in order to unblock interbank lending, a press report said on Tuesday.
A Berlin district court on Tuesday dismissed a case by Germany’s oldest living cabaret entertainer, Dutchman Johannes Heesters, who sued an author alleging he sang for the SS at Dachau the concentration camp.
A Stockholm-area hospital has been told to review its procedures after a doctor accidentally removed a fetus from a woman during a hysteroscopy.
Swedish support for joining the euro has increased since May as support for EU membership has reached record levels, a new survey shows.
Sweden on Tuesday received approval from the European Commission to move forward with its planned bailout of the troubled Carnegie investment bank.
Combining radiation therapy with hormone treatments can vastly improve the survival chances of men suffering from advanced prostate cancer, a new study shows.
Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit has labelled his town “poor, but sexy” – a testament perhaps to the city’s hipsters having mastered the art of studied shabby chic. But now hairdressers in the German capital are suffering as people save money on haircuts.
US Army officials have identified a Baumholder based soldier who died in his quarters last Thursday.
Thousands of Brandenburg residents could come under suspicion for being neo-Nazis or right-wing sympathisers because of the letter and number combinations on their licence plates.
Police in Sweden have issued a second warning to shoppers to cancel their credit cards after suspected skimming equipment was uncovered at a Stockholm-area Toys R Us store.
Former Swedish women’s football star Pia Sundhage, who led the US women’s side to Olympic gold at Beijing, has been asked to stay on as coach through the 2012 Olympics.