A further escalation of violence in the Middle East could prompt Arab nations to turn their backs on the peace process and delay a lasting solution for years, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Tuesday.
The CEO of Deutsche Bank, Josef Ackermann, has admitted that he made judgment errors regarding the global financial crisis. He told German public television that he and his management team were forgoing end-of-year bonuses.
Germany’s longest serving inmate has died in jail after almost half a century behind bars, the news agency DPA reported on Tuesday. The notorious serial killer was once nicknamed "monster of the Black Forest".
Clear skies and chilly temperatures are forecast by Sweden's meteorological agency, SMHI, over the New Year period in most areas.
The children of late zookeeper Thomas Dörflein have put some of their father’s personal effects for sale on eBay. But his former fiancée has called the auctions "tasteless" and accused them of trading on Dörflein’s celebrity.
With Chancellor Angela Merkel telling the nation 2009 is likely to be a hard year for Germany, Roger Boyes, Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times, tries to put the tough times in perspective.
German inflation slowed in December but Europe's biggest economy still registered its highest annual inflation rate in 14 years, provisional official figures released on Tuesday showed.
Swedish finance minister Anders Borg is ranked highly by his party colleagues while defence minister Sten Tolgfors and trade minister Ewa Björling scored low in the popularity stakes among their peers.
Despite the freezing weather forecast for New Year's Eve, Berlin is expecting hundreds of thousand people to come to Germany’s biggest Silvester party at the Brandenburg Gate.
A young woman undergoing psychiatric treatment was found dead in a hospital toilet in Weimar early Tuesday morning. Missing since Dec. 22, she had been dead for days before a security guard found her.
The Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association has argued that the scents emanating from the Luleå branch of the international chain Lush are a health hazard and the store should be ordered to close its doors.
The Swedish Film Institute has announced the nominations for the 2008 Guldbagge Awards, Sweden's national film awards. A trio of films dominates the list.
The global finance collapse in the autumn and swimwear for Muslim women are among the phenomena of 2008 that have thrown up a slew of new words proposed for inclusion in the vocabulary of the Swedish language.
Police in Värmland in western Sweden have announced plans to hire a custom-made freight container to house drunk skiers and rowdy youths while they sober up.
Public sector strikes could hit Germany in 2009 if wage talks next month on behalf of 800,000 workers fail to produce a satisfactory outcome, the head one of the main trade unions warned on Tuesday.
A late spurt on the cusp of Christmas saved the festive season for hard-hit retailers. The Swedish Retail Institute (HUI) has forecast that sales will top last year's record.
A number of disturbances broke out in a suburb of Malmö on Monday night. Four youths were arrested as police battled to impose order.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday said the German educational system must become “more porous” so as to allow greater mobility for students.
The mayor of a small town in the eastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has gone into hiding after a death threat was posted on a far-right extremist internet site.
State auditors have launched a stinging critique of student loans body CSN and the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) for their failure to chase up debts owed by people living abroad.
Germany plans to ban a popular new drug called “Spice” sold as a harmless mix of herbs that has raised concerns about its safety in recent months.
Hundreds of demonstrators marched through the Swedish capital on Monday to protest against Israeli air attacks on the Gaza Strip, setting an Israeli flag alight and chanting "Israel, murderer."