German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Thursday said the world’s two biggest exporters would work together to help combat the global economic crisis.
German unemployment jumped 387,000 to just under 3.5 million in January, as the world economic crisis took its toll on Europe's biggest economy.
Somali pirates hijacked a German gas tanker with 13 Filipino and Indonesian crew members in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday, a Kenyan maritime official said.
The head of Germany's Jewish community said on Thursday she was pulling out of a dialogue with representatives of the Roman Catholic church over a bishop under investigation for denying the Holocaust.
Tempo, like Kleenex in the US, is the brand name used as the common noun for tissue in Germany. The brand marks its 80th birthday on Thursday, but most people would need a Tempo if they knew the inventor's tragic story.
Ford-owned Swedish car maker Volvo has applied for a 475 million euro loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Swedish government said on Thursday.
The US military is conducting a mass recall of peanut butter products from their German and European facilities after Salmonella-tainted foods caused eight deaths and some 500 illnesses across America this week, Europe Regional Medical Command in Heidelberg said on Thursday.
Sweden plans to send naval vessels to assist an EU force protecting humanitarian aid from pirates off the coast of Somalia, pending approval by the Riksdag.
The Swedish government has promised to do more to preserve and promote the country’s official minority languages.
Roger Boyes, Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times, explains why Scientologist actors and German politicians could learn something from a suicidal billionaire.
Telecommunications giant Ericsson is set to give notice to 1,000 employees in Sweden later on Thursday, according to news agency TT.
Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca on Thursday reported 2008 annual net profits were up 9 percent to $6.10 billion, but that the company plans to shed 7,000 more jobs by 2013.
What's on in Sweden: Rodney Crowell and All That Remains in Stockholm; International Film Festival continues in Gothenburg; Dead Man Walking in Malmö.
Petra, a black swan in the northwestern German city of Münster famous for falling in love with a large, swan-shaped paddle boat, has been missing since early January, fans reported this week.
The head office of Sweden's state-owned bank Nordea got its knickers in a twist this week on discovering that the website of its Polish subsidiary was selling thongs and see-through lingerie.
A 21-year-old football fan fell to his death Wednesday evening at Dortmund's famous Westfalen stadium just before a Germany Cup qualifier, police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia reported.
More Germans rent their homes than anywhere else in Europe, but it‘s not such an affordable option as it once was, according to a new study released on Thursday by real estate association IVD.
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This Week's Highlights: A night of fashion and rock and roll in Berlin, a fairy tale extravaganza in Hamburg, and The Simpsons go under the microscope in Munich.
The Djungeltrumman club editor's tips.
Workers for German national rail provider Deutsche Bahn staged a warning strike early on Thursday morning that disrupted train traffic around the country, trade union Transnet reported.
German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück is open to the establishment of controversial "bad banks" to help out the country’s financial institutions by taking over their risky investments and loans, daily Berliner Zeitung reported on Thursday.
Sweden's cheap'n chic fashion chain H&M on Thursday reported strong profit gains for the fourth quarter, bringing a welcome change to the stream of otherwise gloomy economic news.
A subsidiary of Swedish aerospace company Saab is under investigation for bribery in connection with the 1999 sale of JAS Gripen combat aircraft to South Africa.
Bayer Leverkusen, Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg booked their places in the quarter-finals of the German Cup on Wednesday, while second-tier Wehen Wiesbaden sprung a surprise with a 1-0 win at first-division Karlsruhe.
Swedish star Henrik Zetterberg signed a 12-year multi-million dollar contract with Detroit in a deal that will likely keep him with the Red Wings for the remainder of his career.
Sweden’s 30-year-old culinary star Jonas Lundgren burnished his reputation and that of his homeland with a second place finish at the 2009 Bocuse d'Or cooking awards on Wednesday.