German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück made a new jibe on Tuesday against Switzerland and other European finance centres, likening them to the poor African nation of Burkina Faso, in a row over tax havens.
Chancellor Angela Merkel became the first German leader to tour the main Berlin prison run by the feared East German Stasi secret police on Tuesday.
The Centre Party, headed by Deputy Prime Minister Maud Olofsson, has put itself on a collision course with Sweden's two largest parties by calling for an overhaul of the country's much vaunted labour market model.
A ninth case of swine flu has been diagnosed in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, authorities said on Tuesday.
A tiny Baltic Sea community is working to stop an increasing number of swinging outdoor sex parties at a nearby hidden beach, Altenhof Mayor Hilmar Marohn told The Local on Tuesday.
Manchester United have launched a massive €70 million-bid for FC Bayern Munich’s French midfielder Franck Ribéry, UK daily The Guardian reported on Tuesday.
This month Exberliner, Berlin's leading English-language magazine, picks the best places to peruse a temporary collection of swank fashion labels, submit an order for your very own custom-designed bicycle or celebrate the state of manhood, in its many forms.
Police in Düsseldorf are warning car owners about a band of thieves using high-tech jammers to block remote control car door locks to gain access to vehicles.
A Swedish couple from Åre in northern Sweden have taken their fight to name their son Q to the Supreme Administrative Court (Regeringsrätten).
Almost two-thirds of the branches of Swedish state-owned pharmacy Apoteket could be privatized, according to a proposal from the company tasked by the government with breaking up the monopoly.
Düsseldorf, Munich and Frankfurt offer expatriates the highest quality of living in Germany, according to a new study.
Germany’s Constitutional Court upheld a ban on triple surnames on Tuesday. The ruling denied an appeal from a Munich couple who wanted to combine their last names to give the wife the moniker Thalheim-Kunz-Hallstein.
The head of Saab Automobile on Tuesday denied rumours that the Swedish automaker was in discussions with Italy’s Fiat over a possible takeover.
A Swedish man has claimed that his attention deficit disorder (ADHD) is to blame for the aggravated assault of his girlfriend which extended to tattooing his name and ID number on her sexual organs.
At an average of six hours and 34 minutes of free time per day, Germans came only second to Belgians in an international study on leisure released this week.
German sports equipment and clothing maker Adidas posted a huge drop in first quarter profit on Tuesday while announcing a global reorganisation billed as a "game-changing structural refinement."
The parents of a Swedish schoolboy have employed a bodyguard to accompany their son to school to protect him from the bullies in his class.
German bank Hypo Real Estate (HRE) posted on Tuesday a first quarter loss of €382 million euros ($511 million) as the state pursued its bid to nationalise the troubled property lender.
Police have closed an investigation against a former student at Sweden's largest art college accused of vandalizing a Stockholm metro train carriage.
Author and golf enthusiast Gene Oberto bisects the fairways of the nation in this above par guide to the golf courses of Sweden.
An earthquake shook the southern German state of Baden-Württemberg early on Tuesday morning. While it may have been a rude awakening for some, authorities reported no injuries or major damage.
A 67-year-old man from Örebro in central Sweden is in prison in Togo in western Africa suspected of having helped plan a coup in his former homeland.
Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic is pressing Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt for information the suspected war criminal says will help prove he’d been promised immunity by the United States.
Sweden’s Markus Näslund, who reached the National Hockey League All-Star Game five-times and notched more than 800 career points, announced his retirement on Monday.