Germany said on Wednesday that it remained confident the EU reform treaty would be passed despite political turmoil in the Czech Republic, which currently holds the European Union’s rotating presidency.
Captain Michael Ballack must lead the German national team by example as the squad looks to bounce back from home defeats in their last two games, German Football Federation (DFB) boss Theo Zwanziger said on Wednesday.
US car maker Ford revealed on Wednesday it is in detailed talks with potential buyers for its Volvo Cars subsidiary.
While sun exposure has long been linked to skin cancer, a new Swedish study shows it also dramatically reduces the risk of suffering blood clots, one of the authors of the report said on Wednesday.
A 66-year old penioner standing trial in a Hildesheim court on Wednesday admitted to clubbing to death a 33-year old man and his two parents – the culmination of a feud between the long-time garden colony neighbours.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Wednesday they would consider extending Abwrackprämie, or scrapping premium, due to its “great success” in helping the nation’s ailing auto industry.
The German cabinet on Wednesday approved a plan to fight child pornography by requiring internet service providers (ISPs) to work with law enforcement and block questionable content, but some critics say the initiative won’t be enough.
Bindeshwar Pathak, a sanitation expert from India, won the Stockholm Water Prize on Wednesday for his work developing inexpensive and environmentally friendly toilets.
A man convicted for the statutory rape of a minor is free to continue practicing as a physiotherapist in Sweden pending a ruling from the country’s medical responsibility board about whether or not to recall his licence.
Those struggling to navigate the murky depths of German bureaucracy now have a government-sponsored hotline that promises help for even the most intricate of administrative answers. The Local dialled 115 to check it out.
A teacher in Kungsbacka in western Sweden has been indicted on charges of sexual harassment after allegedly sending nude photos and trying to seduce a 16-year-old pupil.
Officers managed to save some 4,200 trout from certain death on the autobahn after an emergency call from a truck driver, Bavarian police reported on Wednesday.
Swedish health authorities are growing increasingly concern about the mental health of the country’s young people, according to a new report.
Sweden posted the fourth straight decline in foreign trade in February, with both exports and imports posting steep falls from 2008 and set to weigh on the already-dismal outlook for the country's first quarter GDP.
Every week, we ask a regular panel of readers to discuss a particular aspect of life in Sweden. This week: linguistic faux pas.
A majority of Germans oppose their nation's continuing military engagement in Afghanistan, according to a new poll released on Wednesday.
A key German index released Wednesday found corporate sentiment in Europe's biggest economy plumbing record new depths, but some economists detected signs the low point might be near.
The head of the third largest district of Sweden’s Trade Union Confederation (LO), is calling for the organization’s national leader, Wanja Lundby-Wedin, to step down.
A 60-year-old businessman has been arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a 16-year-old-girl as part of a sex ring probe that has so far led to four criminal indictments.
The German cabinet meets on Wednesday to discuss a plan to block child pornography websites, but experts warn that the virtual barriers will only stop amatuer web browsers.
German luxury sports car manufacturer Porsche has managed to get billions in loans after weeks of negotiating with banks to secure its future, the company announced on Wednesday.
A German-born woman is breaking new ground in Indonesia by running for parliament in next month's general election, and is learning some tough lessons about politics along the way.
Police near Stockholm have broken up a major counterfeiting ring specializing in US dollars and euros.
The head of Swedish truck maker Volvo said Tuesday that European sales would drop 40 percent in 2009, but that demand elsewhere is expected to pick up before year’s end.