Passengers forced to wait for delayed trains in Germany must now be compensated after the Bundestag, or the lower house of parliament, passed new legislation on Friday.
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Lufthansa boss Wolfgang Mayrhuber suggested Friday his airline should use the global economic crisis as an opportunity to reinforce its position in Europe.
Business confidence in Germany has risen from record lows, a key index showed Friday, offering a small ray of hope following a week of dire forecasts for Europe's biggest economy.
A German working at the US Embassy in Berlin died on the premises in the centre of the capital Friday in an apparent suicide, American officials said in a statement.
Head of the neo-Nazi NPD party Udo Voigt was sentenced on Friday to a suspended sentence of seven months for incitement of hatred and slander in a racial discrimination trial.
Stockholm taxis are to be deployed to respond to emergency calls and drivers trained to treat cardiac arrest using defibrillators, medical and taxi officials said on Friday.
Sundsvall council in northern Sweden is demanding liver tests from prospective employees to ensure sound alcohol habits.
A Swede has been jailed for attacking a cashier at a branch of a state monopoly alcohol retailer, Systembolaget, on the Baltic island of Öland.
Germany said Friday it was worried by the mounting influence of the Taliban in Pakistan and urged Islamabad to deal "firmly" with Islamist militants in the country.
Three young children abandoned by a German couple in Italy will return home with their grandparents on Friday. Police have released their mother after she was found with her fugitive boyfriend this week.
This weekend will provide Swedes with a glimpse of summer with sunny weather and warm temperatures in many parts of the country, according to Sweden's meteorological agency (SMHI).
Saxon premier Stanislaw Tillich has praised Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s soft spot for Saxony – where he once served as a Soviet spy – saying it could benefit the economy of the eastern German state.
A Saudi Arabian woman now weighs just 37 kilogrammes (81 pounds) after doctors in Berlin removed an 18-kilogramme (40-pound) bone tumour from her pelvis, the hospital said on Friday.
The beautiful coastal town of Västervik once built warships for King Gustav I. These days luxury yachts are more in evidence, writes Jennifer Heape.
Swedish bank SEB said on Friday that it would seek to join the state-backed guarantee programme after reporting a 44 percent decline in net profits for the first quarter.
Police confirm that they have received a wealth of tips and information about the dead baby that went missing from a Stockholm church mortuary prior to burial this week.
Swedish truck maker AB Volvo reported mounting losses for the first quarter on Friday as demand collapsed in the wake of the financial crisis.
German Family Minister Ursula von der Leyen has made parental leave benefits more flexible during the recession so that new families don’t have to fear leaving the workforce in a cutthroat job market, daily Bild reported on Friday.
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The government led by former Prime Minister Göran Persson knew that Sweden was used as a transit destination for clandestine CIA flights transporting suspected terrorists, according to a report in the Expressen newspaper on Friday.
A record-breaking warm and sunny spring means that Germany is enjoying a veritable explosion of blooms this April, but the country’s bee colonies are struggling to keep up, daily Bild reported on Friday.
A rock previously used to demarcate a parking area outside a church north of Stockholm is in fact a 1,000-year-old runestone, it has been discovered.
A series of watercolours by Adolf Hitler were sold at a British auction house on Thursday for more than €100,000.
The Department of Justice Thursday called on a US court to lift a stay of deportation against a former Nazi camp guard wanted for trial in Germany, arguing the 89-year-old was fit enough to travel.
A second person has been detained in connection with the shooting earlier this week of a Swedish aristocrat and his girlfriend in Gamla Stan in central Stockholm.