All but one of the nine pupils killed and seven injured in a German school massacre on Wednesday were girls, a local official said. The three slain teachers were also women.
A teenage gunman who shot dead 15 people, including nine students and three teachers at his former school in southwestern Germany, killed himself after a shoot-out with police on Wednesday.
Germany was in shock on Wednesday after one of the country’s deadliest school shootings ever left sixteen people dead. Chancellor Angela Merkel called the tragedy “incomprehensible.”
German authorities issued an arrest warrant on Wednesday for John Demjanjuk, 88, the alleged Nazi war criminal ‘Ivan the Terrible’ suspected of killing tens of thousands of Jews in a World War II death camp.
Swedish wooden toy maker Brio announced on Wednesday that it had proposed a financial restructuring to ward off bankruptcy.
Malmö emergency services had to break off their attempts to coax a lying elephant back on to its feet on Wednesday afternoon - the elephant refused and had to be put down.
More than 45 years after losing contact, a British couple are hoping the Swedish public can help them learn the fate of a long-lost daredevil sweetheart.
The Swedish government on Wednesday laid out the key proposals in its energy and climate bill.
In a dark day for German auto workers, it was announced on Wednesday that tyre giant Continental is to close a factory with the loss of 780 jobs, while Daimler is to put a further 18,000 of its workers on shorter hours.
Police have sealed off a small town in southwestern Germany near Stuttgart and are hunting down a gunman who they say shot dead 15 people and injured many more before fleeing into the streets.
A German publishing house is releasing a full-length German translation of the Koran in audio book form on Thursday, coinciding with the opening of the Leipzig book fair.
Every week, we ask a regular panel of readers to discuss a particular aspect of life in Sweden. This week: Melodifestivalen.
Talks between Sweden's main employers' and employees' associations on a major revision to the agreement which has governed Sweden's labour relations for seven decades, collapsed on Wednesday.
Desperate Opel dealers have suggested taking a stake in the struggling car company, by funnelling €225 million a year from sales profits into a holding company which would invest in the manufacturer.
Figure-hugging, labelled training clothes have long been de rigueur in the gyms and sports clubs of Sweden. Some even promise to eliminate the smell of sweat but, as a new report shows, at a cost to the environment.
Swedish car maker Volvo Cars, and truck makers Volvo Trucks and Scania, have secured loans totalling €1 billion ($1.26 billion) from the European Investment Bank (EIB), it was announced on Wednesday.
Teachers are in danger of losing their jobs in roughly one third of Sweden’s 290 municipalities, a sign that the weak economy is now set to take its toll on the country’s schools.
Heavy snow took drivers in parts of southern and central Sweden by surprise on Tuesday, causing more than 100 accidents in Stockholm county alone.
Swedish researchers have concluded in a new study that suicide in the workplace is contagious.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday warned Germany was facing the worst economic crisis since 1945, but said the country was in better position than most to cope.
An apparently mentally disturbed woman from Finland has lived at Berlin’s Tegel airport for months, according to police.
Germany striker Lukas Podolski struck twice on Tuesday night as Bayern Munich hammered Sporting Lisbon 7-1 to set a new Champions League record on their way to the quarter-finals.
German archaeologists have uncovered an amazingly well-preserved 5,000-year-old sandal in mud under Lake Constance, or Bodensee, close to the Swiss border, authorities said Tuesday.
Sweden’s top prosecutor has said she sees no reason to stop the extradition of a man suspected of having a role in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
Controversial British sprinter Dwain Chambers has said he is delighted to hear the organiser of Berlin's IAAF Golden League meet is prepared to accommodate him for June's star-studded event.