Toni Alldén, 51, the man who has confessed to killing 29-year-old Carolin Stenvall in northern Sweden, said he had "no explanation" for why he had taken the woman's life as his trial began on Monday.
Sweden's Court of Appeal has issued a lifetime deportation order to a man who has lived in Sweden for 27 years.
Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car maker, threw down the gauntlet to rivals on Monday, saying 2008 profit had gained 15 percent and predicting it would gain market share during the global auto sector crisis.
Thuringia’s state premier Dieter Althaus will face a manslaughter charge for a New Year’s Day ski accident that left a woman dead and Althaus with a severe brain injury, Austrian state prosecutors said on Monday.
Opel lobbied German authorities on Monday for state aid, arguing the struggling car maker could stand on its own feet despite the problems of its US parent company General Motors.
A German lawmaker from the Baltic Sea city of Rostock proposed on Monday a high-tech way of dealing with the menace of dog poo on the streets: DNA testing to identify the canine culprit and fine its owner.
The new “scrap bonus” - or Abwrackprämie - which gives Germans €2,500 to scrap their old cars and buy a new one - is inspiring other industries to make similar offers to boost business, according to daily Der Tagesspiegel.
Ongoing moves to tighten the screws on file sharers are pushing Sweden ever closer to the development of a police state, argues Green Party member of parliament Lage Rahm.
Sweden on Monday released the official logo and website for the government’s upcoming chairmanship of the rotating European Union presidency.
Germany said on Monday it will contribute €150 million for reconstruction efforts in the Gaza Strip following the devastating Israeli military campaign last year.
One of Sweden’s largest manufacturing sector unions said on Monday that its members are willing to allow employers to cut wages in order to avoid more layoffs.
Despite the general economic downturn, Germany’s booming information and telecommunications industry is desperate to fill 18,000 jobs on offer across the country.
Making his closing arguments in The Pirate Bay trial on Monday, prosecutor Håkan Roswall called for each of the defendants to spend a year in prison for operating the file sharing site.
Some 100,000 German books will be available in digital format via an ambitious new online platform libreka! when the Leipzig book fair kicks off on March 12.
In terrifying news for Weißbier fans, Bavarian beer brewers staged temporary strikes on Monday morning in an ongoing wage dispute with employers in the southern German state.
Saab’s US owner General Motors has said it will start paying money owed to the struggling Swedish automaker’s suppliers in order to keep Saab's production lines running.
New documents have shown that the mother and stepfather of Raoul Wallenberg both committed suicide in 1979 having dedicated much of their lives in a despairing search for the missing Swedish diplomat who helped rescue thousand of Jews from extinction during the Second World War, the Wall Street Journal reports.
One person has been taken to hospital with smoke injures and an entire block evacuated in the wake of a devastating fire in Mölndal in western Sweden.
The Abwrackprämie – a €2,500-premium for junking an old cars to buy a new one – has created record-level discounts at German car dealerships of nearly 50 percent, daily Bild reported on Monday.
Volvo Group’s plan to raise the salaries of 250 top executives is “insulting” according to Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.
Fredrik Reinfeldt on Sunday blasted plans by his European counterparts to aid their domestic auto sectors with taxpayer money, calling instead for a cut in capacity.
Politeness in an impolite world? More Germans are taking etiquette courses as they look for a way to ground themselves during uncertain economic times.
Bayern Munich coach Jürgen Klinsmann admitted his side lacked urgency and were lethargic on Sunday as 10-man Werder Bremen held the defending champions to a 0-0 draw.