The United States and Germany underscored their mutual dependence on Tuesday, as Washington said it needs German forces in Afghanistan and Berlin urged the US resist sealing off its economy with protectionist measures.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of criticism in Germany calling for Pope Benedict XVI to clarify the Catholic Church’s position on rehabilitating a bishop who is a known Holocaust denier.
Police in Hamburg had to temporarily close down a main street and metro line on Tuesday morning after someone found the bloody corpse of a man thought to have plunged from a train overpass.
Sweden could learn a lot from Canada and the UK when it comes to leveraging the power of entrepreneurship to help integrate immigrants, writes Nima Sanandaji of the Captus think tank.
A police inspector in south east Sweden has been docked five days' wages for leaving her gun at a public toilet.
Munich and Hamburg top the list of places to invest in real estate in Europe, according to a new study released this week.
A gene linked to longevity in Japanese people has also been uncovered in Germans, suggesting people with the right genes the world over can reach a ripe old age, a study published Tuesday showed.
Sweden has been strongly criticized by Amnesty International in a new report released on Tuesday. Amnesty has called on Sweden to end impunity from crimes such as torture, crimes against humanity and extrajudicial executions.
Swedish truckmaker Scania reported a 44 percent drop in fourth quarter net profits and sharp drop in new orders on Tuesday, at the same time the board recommended shareholders reject Porsche’s takeover bid.
Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to Gaza, touring a demolished factory and a hospital damaged during Israel's 22-day assault on the Palestinian enclave.
The number of influenza-related deaths in Germany is expected to rise this flu season due a wave of infections more intense than years past, the head of the National Centre for Influenza at the Robert Koch institute Brunhilde Schweiger told German broadcaster Deutschlandfunk on Tuesday.
The Swedish government announced a new rescue package for the banking sector on Tuesday worth up to 50 billion kronor ($6 billion).
German retail sales fell unexpectedly in December, seasonally corrected data released Tuesday by the national statistics office showed as the biggest European economy remained gripped by recession.
The driver of a mobility service taxi considered the road too slippery and instead of driving his 89-year-old passenger to the door of her cabin in the woods, he dropped her off and told her to walk the remaining kilometre on her own.
Scandinavian airline SAS reported major losses for 2008 on Tuesday as it announced plans to accelerate restructuring, lay off thousands, cut 40 percent of its routes, and divest several subsidiaries.
East German songwriter Kurt Demmler was found dead on Tuesday morning in his Berlin jail cell, the same day he was to stand trial for more than 200 counts of child sexual abuse, daily Berliner Morgenpost reported.
The agreement formally regulating the merger between the Swedish and Danish post offices, Posten and Post Danmark, has been signed, the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications has confirmed in a statement.
Stockholm has long had a problem with housing shortages, and as a result, a black market in rental contracts. But now the illegal market has gone mainstream and leases are sold being openly on the internet.
The number of traumatised German soldiers returning from Afghanistan is on the rise, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday.
Public sector workers staged warning strikes beginning on Tuesday morning in an escalating wage dispute with the states of Saxony, Lower Saxony, and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Meanwhile a transit worker strike crippled rush hour traffic in the state of Bavaria.
A deserter from the US army seeking asylum in Germany pleads his case this week in a hearing that could have major political and legal ramifications.
A Stockholm-area middle school teacher who purchased beer for two 15-year-old girls has been sentenced to 7,500 kronor ($900) in fines.
A 25-year-old Malmö resident, who together with a 24-year-old childhood friend stands accused of planting a bomb at the front of prosecutor Barbro Jönsson’s house, has confessed that he was involved.