Chancellor Angela Merkel defended on Monday Germany's heavy dependence on exports that has made Europe's largest economy one of the biggest casualties of the global recession.
Sex education should form part of the curriculum for all adults attending Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) classes, a new government report has proposed.
Princess Caroline of Monaco's husband Prince Ernst August of Hannover denied in court on Monday that he drunkenly beat up a hotel manager with a knuckle duster on the Kenyan island of Lamu in 2000.
Sweden's two Ericsson yachts were neck and neck with US entry Puma Ocean Racing Monday as the boats sprinted for Stockholm on the ninth stage of the Volvo race around the world.
At least two German women and a South Korean woman kidnapped in Yemen last Friday have been murdered, according to Yemeni authorities.
Half of all immigrants feel like outsiders in German society and say their achievements find less acknowledgement than those of Germans, according to a survey released Monday.
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A prominent neo-Nazi who buried a comrade with a swastika flag was fined €1,200 Monday, after a Passau judge found him guilty of displaying unconstitutional symbols.
A low-pressure area named after the Norse god Odin brought storms and flooding to central Germany on Monday, but summery weather is on its way soon, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).
Unknown thieves stole a 60-year-old Czech-made half-track from its home in Heilbronn in southern Germany, according to the police on Monday.
A report presented to the government on Monday has proposed that Sweden establish a national abortion registry and distribute free contraceptives to students over fifteen in a bid to lower the number of unwanted pregnancies and abortions.
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Eighteen tonnes of eggs went over-easy on the autobahn in the eastern German state of Brandenburg after a truck overturned early Monday morning.
An unofficial strike at a Systembolaget (Swedish alcohol retail monopoly) warehouse south of Stockholm is currently underway, possibly threatening the supply of Sweden's favourite holiday beverage.
As the Pirate Party is gearing up for Brussels, Swedish police authorities are ramping up their efforts against file sharers.
Two people have died after a small aircraft crashed on the runway shorty after takeoff at Midlanda airport in Sundsvall in northern Sweden on Monday morning.
The Church of Sweden has already been shaken by several sex scandals this year. Archbishop Anders Wejryd regrets the incidents, and maintains that transparency is the best policy.
German unemployment will exceed five million by next year, warned Deutsche Bank’s chief economist in an interview with daily Bild Monday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to visit Washington later this month to hold talks with US President Barack Obama, a government spokesman confirmed Monday.
Germany's foreign minister summoned Iran's ambassador on Monday in protest at heavy-handed police action against demonstrators following the weekend's disputed presidential election.
Egypt will soon provide evidence that the 3,400-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti was taken illegally out of the country by Germany, according to Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass.
As they start to leave the nest, children of the nineties will face an ever-increasing housing shortage, according to a new study by the Swedish Union Of Tenants. At the same time, business daily Dagens Industri (DI) reports that housing construction is at a record low.
Students from universities and schools across Germany are planning to take part in a nationwide strike protesting the state of country’s education system starting on Monday.
Swedish high school students will no longer be able to take courses at municipal adult education programmes (Komvux) in order to improve their grades, according to a new schools bill to be presented on Monday.
EU Industry Commissioner Günter Verheugen wants a thorough examination of plans to rescue troubled German automaker Opel, which he believes would ultimately benefit Russia.
Anna Nordqvist, who turned 22 last week, became the fourth Swede to win a golf major with her surprise victory at the LPGA Championship on Sunday.
Several cases of unsolved rapes in Tensta might soon be closed, according Stockholm police authorities. An 18-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of three rapes and is suspected of an additional five rapes in Belgium.