Germany and France on Thursday threw their weight behind a second term for European Commision President Jose Manuel Barroso, but said he must commit to a clear plan for steering Europe.
Sporty Swedish car maker Koenigsegg has teamed up with a group of Norwegian investors to buy Saab from General Motors, according to state broadcaster Sveriges Television's news show Rapport.
An Islamic cleric who has called for the death penalty for homosexuals has been invited to speak at a mosque in the Berlin neighbourhood of Neukölln, the daily Tagesspiegel reported Thursday.
Giggling Japanese girls and buffoonish British teens? Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent of British daily The Times, looks at the flipside of the impact of tourism on the German capital.
The worst is over for the German economy, economists at a major research institute said Thursday. But unemployment will still rise sharply and growth will be meagre through 2010.
The Swedish government on Thursday announced the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a swine flu pandemic, nearly two hours before the world health body's expected announcement.
The US government has asked Germany to take two detainees from its Guantamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry confirmed Thursday.
A Gothenburg court on Thursday sentenced 13 people to prison for their role in the dramatic robbery of a postal depot in January 2008.
Opel is reportedly planning to build a low-budget version of its Astra to help it rebound, but the carmaker's likely new owner Magna is still considering massive job cuts.
Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has scuttled plans to open stores in India due to regulations preventing foreigners from owning single brand retailers, the company announced on Thursday.
What's on in Sweden: Neil Young & Ikea exhibition in Stockholm; Euro 2009 U-21 football in Gothenburg; Orchestra Baobab in Malmö.
A day before what would have been Anne Frank's 80th birthday, Germany honoured the Holocaust victim and famous diarist in Berlin on Thursday.
Thirteen Swedish municipalities have been chosen to participate in the first phase of a plan to reward newly arrived immigrants who perform well in state-funded language classes.
A piece of German art has found its way into Brad Pitt’s home: The actor bought Neo Rauch's "Etappe" for €710,000 at Art Basel.
Sweden's Ericsson 4 docked at Marstrand in southwest Sweden on Thursday morning as the clear leader of the nine-month yacht race, which is set to conclude later this month.
A pebble-sized meteorite crashed and burned into Earth, grazing 14-year-old Gerritt Blank while on his way to catch the school bus.
Surrounded by hills and forest on three sides and a spectacular fjord to the south, Oslo is like no other capital city in Europe. During the summer, arrive the romantic way by taking the night train from Stockholm or Malmö.
Consumer prices have dropped in Sweden over the last twelve months, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden.
Minister for Higher Education and Research Lars Leijonborg has resigned from the cabinet, according to an official statement.
Chancellor Angela Merkel wants Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble to become Germany’s next EU commissioner, the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Thursday.
Jörg Hacker, the head of Germany’s infectious disease centre, warned on Thursday that the rapidly spreading swine flu could lead to several deaths.
Germany's tennis players are keeping the home flag flying at Halle's ATP tournament by reaching the quarter-finals and dumping out seeds Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tomas Berdych.
A powerful fire tore through a warehouse in Frihamnen on Hisingen in Gothenburg early Thursday morning, destroying millions of kronor worth of boats.
Sweden’s national side came to life on Wednesday night with a convincing 4-0 victory over Malta, keeping the squad’s World Cup qualification hopes alive.
Two young women suspected of beating up the spokesperson of the far right Sweden Democrats and his girlfriend were remanded in custody on Wednesday by the Södertörn District Court.