Swedish tennis star Thomas Johansson, the 2002 champion of the Australian Open, announced his retirement on Friday at the age of 34.
Army officers warn that the Taliban is stepping up its offensive against troops in northern Afghanistan and say German soldiers need to be more heavily armed.
Though German consumers aren’t as leveraged as their American counterparts, a study released Friday shows that many are sinking deeper into debt.
Is it hacker coup or grand fraud? A video on the internet shows three people apparently hacking into the massive electronic billboard outside Berlin’s new O2 World stadium to advertise for a party.
God-fearing heavy metal fans in Sweden now have a place to go to bang their heads and worship Jesus at the same time.
Sweden has witnessed one of the coldest starts to a summer in fifty years, said meteorological agency SMHI on Friday, confirming a nation's strong suspicions.
Swedish tax authorities have managed to recoup more than 2 billion kronor ($258 million) from foreign tax havens in the last five years.
Prosectors in Essen said Friday they are investigating former Arcandor CEO Thomas Middelhoff for criminal breach of trust for real estate dealings he had with the now-bankrupt retail giant.
The Swedish debt office increased sharply its forecast for the budget deficit this year, in a revision on Friday, owing to the economic crisis.
A 16-year-old girl suspected of plotting the murder of a 15-year-old girl last weekend in Stureby south of Stockholm has been moved to a psychiatric clinic, much to the dismay of her attorney.
The number of immigrants who took the plunge and became naturalised German citizens in 2008 fell dramatically, according to government statistics released Friday.
Düsseldorf celebrates its sizeable Japanese community on Saturday. Rhea Wessel explores the Rhineland’s hotbed for manga and miso.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s uphill battle to become Germany’s next chancellor just got steeper: the popularity of Angela Merkel's Social Democratic (SPD) challenger plunged to a new low in a poll released Friday.
The number of children at a Japanese school in Germany who have tested positive for swine flu has risen to 46, in addition to three of their parents, local officials said Friday.
Despite the excitement generated by Thursday’s news that Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg was set to buy Saab, a number of automotive journalists in Sweden remain sceptical.
Sweden's extreme right wing National Democrat party has outraged the family of Astrid Lindgren by selling books penned by the popular children's writer on its website.
The water at eight Swedish bathing areas failed to meet European water quality standards last year, according to the European Commission’s annual report.
A Berlin fashion designer is bringing pieces of the Berlin Wall to the catwalk with his collection of Wall-inspired dresses, or Mauerkleider.
A massive fire broke out in the early hours of Friday at a refuelling facility in Kiel, causing tanks of paraffin to explode and leading to a large-scale evacuation.
It's love, set and match for Boris Becker on Friday when he marries his Dutch model girlfriend in a posh Swiss resort and harvests a lucrative TV deal to air his second nuptials.
For the second year in a row, the municipality of Danderyd outside of Stockholm has been voted the best place in Sweden to live, according to a magazine’s annual ranking.