Two German doctors accused of illegally helping a severely ill British man die in 2004 were acquitted Monday amid an emotional national debate on euthanasia.
Germany said Monday it would consider taking in foreign detainees from Guantanamo if the United States closes its "war on terror" jail, but only if the rest of the European Union steps up to the plate.
Medical practitioners predicted on Monday that a flu epidemic will to roll across Germany in the next few weeks.
Polar bear Knut, the pride of the Berlin zoo, got an unexpected visitor as a slightly disturbed man jumped into the furry star’s enclosure for a swim and refused to leave, daily Tagespiegel reported on Monday.
Cold and cloudy weather across most of Sweden is forecast for the Christmas period, according to the Swedish meteorological agency (SMHI).
One of Germany’s leading economic institutes on Monday predicted that the country’s economy will contract by 2.7 percent in 2009 - which would be the worst recession in its post-war history.
A total of 14,773 people have so far been made redundant in Sweden in December, according to new figures from the public employment agency (Arbetsförmedlingen).
Volvo Cars has said it will not appeal against a ruling in a French court ordering the Swedish car maker to pay a €200,000 fine for manslaughter relating to a fatal crash in 1999.
Sweden's Queen Silvia has confirmed that she has no plans to retire despite reaching the retirement age of 65.
A 40-year-old man from Bavaria is being charged with sexually abusing 75 children over a period of 13 years, police reported on Monday. The man confessed that in some cases, he lured kids with pornography into a basement where the abuse took place.
With churches expected to be packed this Christmas Eve, German officials are calling for pews to be reserved for church members to ensure they are not squeezed out by holiday-only parishioners.
The Swedish Supreme Court (HD) has backed a decision by prosecutors not to extradite a woman suspected of carrying out several murders in Albania due to concerns that her human rights would not be respected.
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip is to move south next month to begin a two-year course at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Alnarp, a small town just outside Malmö.
While realtors worry about the consequences of the global cash crisis on Berlin's red hot property market, experts argue that flats in the right location should remain a sound investment. Joe Morgan has a look at the situation for Exberliner Magazine.
A physiotherapist has been cautioned for improper conduct in connection with an examination of a patient's knee complaint. The examination included an extended 'rummaging' around the female patient's ovaries.
Fresh from a visit to the homestead of her ancestors, Marge Thorell has practical advice for anyone wishing to trace their Swedish roots.
Deputy Interior Minister August Hanning said on Monday Germany had foiled several terrorist attacks in 2008, but warned the country from taking the ongoing threat too lightly.
The recession is catching up with German consumers, causing their confidence has stagnated following three straight months of gradually growing optimism, a poll released on Monday showed.
With the state of the Swedish economy considerably weaker than normal, households remain pessimistic over their private finances and the nation's economy, a new report from the National Institute of Economic Research (Konjunkturinstitutet - NIER) shows.
Swedish singer-songwriter and actress Fanni Risberg takes time out from recording her debut album to talk to Peter Vinthagen Simpson about celebrity, female solidarity and the importance of making choices.
German reinsurance group Munich Re on Monday said it has agreed to buy the specialty insurer HSB Group from troubled US giant AIG for $742 million (€531 million).
A life-size baby Jesus has been the main attraction at the nativity scene at a hotel in Jönköping in southern Sweden. The manger was looking decidedly under-populated on Saturday as a thief stole the child saviour.
Police have questioned a number of boys suspected of setting at least two fires inside Linköping University Hospital in central Sweden on Sunday night.
Three Germans died in avalanches in Austria over the weekend, news agency APA reported on Monday.
Behind in the polls ahead of next month’s state election, the Social Democratic candidate to become premier of Hesse, Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, on Monday called for Germany’s rich to loan the government money to help combat the economic downturn.