Four hundred Iraqi refugees from camps in Syria and Jordan will arrive in Germany this month at the start of a European resettlement programme, human rights groups said Wednesday.
Two people feared trapped in the rubble of Cologne's historic archives and adjacent buildings are almost certainly dead, officials in the western German city said on Wednesday.
A scheme to provide free wireless internet in the centre of Berlin has the German tech industry worried about its potential commercial impact. But city officials remain keen despite setbacks for municipal WiFi elsewhere.
The tourism board for the Australian state of Queensland has chosen two Germans as finalists for their "Best Job in the World" contest, where the winner will become caretakers on the tropical paradise Hamilton Island for six months.
Peter Sunde, one of the four men charged in The Pirate Bay trial, has announced that he is becoming a member of Sweden’s Green Party.
A female teacher has been taken to hospital after a vicious fight broke out between rival factions at a high school (gymnasium) in Vimmerby in southern Sweden on Wednesday afternoon.
German officials have changed the rules for the popular new auto “scrap premium,” or Abwrackprämie, because of fraud, an Economy Ministry spokesperson told The Local on Wednesday.
Sweden’s National Police Board (Rikspolisstyrelsen) has been ordered to pay a man 300 kronor ($33) in compensation after police destroyed his pipe during a drug raid.
Sweden is something of a haven for indoor sports, with floorball already established as a popular institution. Netball on the other hand has yet to grip the popular imagination, but a new club in Stockholm is doing all it can to take the sport out of the shadows.
Sweden’s Volvo Group bowed to criticism and said it was scrapping a proposal to raise executive bonuses on Wednesday, the same day that its truck making subsidiary announced it was stopping production at one of its plants because of dropping demand.
A Zwickau court on Wednesday sentenced a German woman to eight years in prison for killing three of her babies shortly after giving birth.
Orders for German machine tools, a key export product for Europe's biggest economy, fell by another 42 percent in January, the sector federation VDMA said on Wednesday.
After nearly a decade together, Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and his girlfriend Emma Pernald have decided to go their separate ways.
Cologne’s Mayor Fritz Schramma on Wednesday called into question further construction of a metro line after the dramatic collapse of the city’s historical archive left two people missing and a gaping hole where half a block of buildings once stood.
The head of the European division of stricken US carmaker General Motors, Carl-Peter Forster, told daily Bild on Wednesday that its German unit Opel will likely have to lay off 3,500 workers.
A Swedish teenager who made oinking noises as he walked past two police officers has been convicted for the insult and ordered pay a fine.
A female doctor in Stockholm has been detained on suspicion of murder for the alleged mercy killing of a baby girl.
Ingrid Bonde, the head of Swedish pension firm AMF Pension, has been named Sweden’s most powerful businesswoman by a leading business magazine.
After weeks of controversy, conservative politician Erika Steinbach has withdrawn her candidacy to become a board member of a German-Polish foundation aiming to create a memorial for WWII refugees in Berlin.
The German sports equipment and clothing maker Adidas posted on Wednesday a 2008 profit that exceeded its target, but the company warned that business would be tougher this year.
Car sales in Sweden have fallen off so sharply that Japanese automaker Toyota was forced to lease a cargo ship in Malmö to store 2,500 unsold cars, according to a port official.
A number of potential bidders, including two Chinese care makers, Geely Automobile and Dongfeng Motor Group, have shown an interest in purchasing Saab, sources with knowledge of the situation said on Tuesday.