German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück resisted on Monday a US call on governments worldwide to pump more taxpayer money into their faltering economies.
An EU proposal intended to improve rights to maternity leave could lead to Swedish fathers losing out, ministers have said.
Germany's second largest bank, Commerzbank, will pump €4 billion ($5 billion) into recently acquired Dresdner Bank, a spokesman said on Monday.
An 62-year-old Braunschweig driver was stopped after circling a roundabout more than 50 times to “break in” her new vehicle, police in the German state of Lower Saxony reported on Monday.
The chief executive of Investor, the holding company of the Wallenberg family, received a pay packet worth 15.4 million kronor for 2008, despite the company posting a loss of 37 billion kronor.
Germany’s first private institute for the education of Muslim Imams will open soon in Berlin’s Karlshorst neighbourhood.
A paediatrician arrested last week on suspicion of killing a baby has been released, according to a court service spokesperson.
In the latest dispatch of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, The Local’s column about life in Germany, Portnoy explains why carmaker Opel deserves to be bailed out – but other Teutonic firms don’t.
A former Gothenburg-area police officer was charged on Monday for having pilfered several pieces of police evidence and taking out a loan in another person’s name.
The majority of cabin personnel for German airline Lufthansa have voted to strike indefinitely in an ongoing wage dispute, their union announced on Monday.
A 19-year-old has been arrested after turning himself into police for the murder of 8-year-old Leipzig girl Michelle, the Leipziger Volkszeitung reported on Monday.
Sweden has been accused of anti-Semitism in a leading Israeli newspaper, following the weekend's Davis Cup tennis match between Israel and Sweden, which was held behind closed doors in Malmö.
A smooth-talking con man known as the "Swiss Gigolo" was jailed for six years on Monday for blackmailing a string of super-rich lovers, including Germany's richest woman – BMW heiress Susanne Klatten.
Teenage boys who eat fish at least once a week score higher on intelligence tests, according to a Swedish study.
Police in Malmö arrested a drunken man who was wandering around the city with a massive snake draped around his neck.
A German Red Cross worker found a dead baby in a Berlin clothing donation container on Monday morning, daily Berliner Zeitung reported.
With play in Sweden’s top football league, the Allsvenskan, less than a month away, The Local’s Keith Moore hears from AIK’s English midfielder Kenny Pavey about how he ended up playing for one of Sweden's most notorious football clubs.
Those who buy new cars with long delivery times can still take advantage of Germany's auto “scrap premium,” or Abwrackprämie by reserving the subsidy before the alloted government funds run out, the Economy Ministry said on Monday.
Swedbank has decided not to pay dividends to shareholders amidst ownership changes resulting in a state-owned credit agency become one of the bank’s major owners.
The lead singer of Metallica was taken to hospital in Stockholm on Sunday with a suspected case of food poisoning, forcing the popular heavy metal to cancel the evening’s concert.
Sliding opinion poll ratings are putting German Chancellor Angela Merkel under growing pressure, as her senior conservative allies call for clearer leadership six months before a general election.
Germany's defence minister will visit Uzbekistan on Monday before heading to Afghanistan where Berlin has one of the largest contingents in NATO-led operations, the ministry said.
In an effort to boost Sweden’s birthrate, the Christian Democrats are considering a proposal that would pay families 10,000 kronor ($1,085) for every newborn child.
Dismay over the how several United Nations (UN) organizations have used development aid from Sweden has led the government to propose tougher conditions for allowing aid groups to receive Swedish funding.
Rescue workers continued their search overnight for a young man who was buried last week when Cologne’s historical archive collapsed, authorities said on Monday.
Israel defeated Sweden 3-2 in a tight Davis Cup match at the weekend in Malmö, advancing to the quarter-finals for only the second time despite a nearly empty stadium and a hoards hostile demonstrators outside.