Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder will join the board of British-Russian oil firm TNK-BP, British energy giant BP said on Thursday, following a peace deal between its feuding shareholders.
The title ambitions of Bundesliga upstart Hoffenheim suffered a potentially fatal blow on Thursday when 18-goal striker Vedad Ibisevic was ruled out for the rest of the season because of a knee injury.
Barack Obama is exceedingly unlikely to mention the word "banana" in his inaugural speech next week, according to a Swedish bookmaker.
On the 19th anniversary of the day East Germans stormed the headquarters of their country’s feared secret police, Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday praised the work of the archive responsible for sifting through the Stasi’s files.
Swedish flatpack furniture giant Ikea has erected a replica Oval Office at Union Station in Washington DC this week in a bid to cash in on the inauguration of president elect Barack Obama.
Sweden’s National Agency for Education (Skolverket) on Thursday named 10 high schools to participate in a new initiative designed to give top performing students a chance to take university-level courses.
German police have discovered a girl’s corpse that could be the body of a girl reported missing in the city of Paderborn since Monday.
Five penguins – normally thought to love chilly temperatures – have died due to exposure to extreme cold at the Nuremberg zoo.
Children playing in a Nordhackstedt barn on Wednesday afternoon found a hypothermic baby girl in one of the stalls, daily Flensburger Tageblatt reported on Thursday.
Inspired by Barack Obama’s ascendency to the White House, Cyndee Peters, a legendary Stockholm-based gospel singer from North Carolina, has rented out the city’s famed Konserthuset for a musical gala to honour the United States’ 44th president.
Just one day ahead of a summit with Russian Prime Minister Vladmir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said Moscow was in danger of losing its credibility due to its gas dispute with Ukraine.
What divided people 20 years ago is now an excuse for a slumber party. A team of Berlin-based designers has created mattresses and guest beds based on the former Berlin Wall, complete with graffiti and famous slogans.
Police officers in Mannheim had to roll up their sleeves and tend bar during a pub inspection on Wednesday evening when they discovered the waitress was too drunk to bill her customers, police said Thursday.
A storage chamber at the controversial nuclear waste facility Asse in Lower Saxony is damaged and could pose the risk of radioactive leaks, Germany’s Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) announced on Thursday.
Middle-aged people who consume modest amounts of coffee can significantly lower their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study by Finnish and Swedish researchers released on Thursday.
The European Central Bank on Thursday slashed its main interest rate by 50 basis points to 2.0 percent amid ongoing concern about the global economic slowdown.
German pacifists criticising Israel's military operations in the Gaza Strip are missing the point, argues Israeli journalist Ze'ev Avrahmi.
Mobile broadband users in Stockholm will soon be able to surf the internet on a new high speed 4G network, following the signing of a deal between Ericsson and TeliaSonera.
Cab driver Ali Hossinian's last pick-up of the night resulted in a high speed dash for the hospital and the successful birth of the Johansson-Domeij family's second child.
The Riksbank has announced plans to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Finland’s separation from Sweden through the issuing of a new design for the 1 krona coin.
What's on in Sweden: New York theatre company and world class jazz in Stockholm; Emergenza festival in Gothenburg; Josh Rouse in Malmö.
Swedish government borrowing is expected to increase over the next two years as the National Debt Office (Riksgälden) raises its budget deficit forecast for 2009 and 2010.
Three people died on Wednesday evening in the German state of Lower Saxony when the single-engine airplane they were in crashed in a wooded area near a Klausheide airfield.
National railway operator Deutsche Bahn has restored its ticket vending machines and website into working order after their entire network failed on Wednesday afternoon, a spokesperson said on Thursday.
German inflation set a 14-year record last year of 2.6 percent, final figures released on Thursday by the national statistics office showed, a result of higher costs for petrol and food.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Israel on Thursday for the first stage of a Middle East tour to seek a truce in the Gaza conflict.
Swedish girls are starting to smoke at younger ages than their counterparts in other countries, according to a new study.
In an effort to combat the spread of organized crime in Sweden, police plan to create nine nationally-led taskforces to fight criminal gangs, drug smugglers, and other gang-related criminals.
A worker at Sony Ericsson’s facilities in Lund in southern Sweden is suspected of having stolen several mobile phone prototypes each valued at around 50,000 kronor ($6,000).