Rain showers and traffic jams made for a slow and wet start to the holiday weekend on Thursday afternoon, with much of the country facing the prospect of a damp Midsummer holiday.
In the latest installment of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, our column about life in Germany, Portnoy slams the government’s attempt to block child pornography online as a ham-fisted assault on civil liberties.
An attempt to tighten German laws against online child pornography has sparked resistance from some Social Democrats and its intended enforcers.
A local Christian Democratic politician in northern Sweden is in hot water after praising Adolf Hitler for his skill in solving economic crises.
Germany could have to take on another €312 billion in debt by 2013, according to finance ministry documents cited on the website of the magazine Der Spiegel.
Suspected Islamic militants on trial for plotting to bomb US targets in Germany have begun making confessions after a shock twist in the high-profile case, a lawyer said Thursday.
With job losses continuing to mount in the mining, manufacturing and energy sectors, Sweden's unemployment rate rose to 9 percent in May, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden.
When the driver of a train traveling through central Sweden saw what he thought might be a bloodied body lying across the tracks, he slammed on the emergency brakes. But it was too late.
Germany's cash-for-clunkers auto premium has drawn more women to Europe's biggest car market than ever before, according to a study released on Thursday.
This weekend might be the official start of summer, but you might prefer to put your barbecue plans on hold with stormy weather and rain expected across much of Germany.
What's on in Sweden: Morrissey & Midsummer fun in Stockholm; AC/DC & Euro 2009 U-21 football in Gothenburg; Yasmina Reza's ART in Malmö.
A 14-year-old boy riding a high-powered jet ski has died after colliding with a channel divider on the Main River, police reported Thursday.
A high school principal in northern Sweden has left his post after publishing risqué photos of himself on Facebook and joining a number of sexually-themed groups on the popular social networking site.
German troops in Afghanistan are to deploy heavy weaponry for the first time as fighting against the Taliban intensifies, the daily Handelsblatt reported on Thursday.
Canadian auto parts maker Magna seemed to get the green light to buy troubled carmaker Opel, but a report Thursday said a Chinese company is preparing a serious bid for the General Motors division.
This Week's Highlights: Faith No More take the stage in Frankfurt, Cologne celebrates gay pride, and Berlin busts into bloom with Fete de la Musique.
A fire on an uninhabited North Sea island and national park has destroyed thousands of bird nests, an official confirmed Thursday.
Sweden's appeals court has upheld a sentence of life imprisonment for Toni Alldén, the 51-year-old who has confessed to killing 29-year-old Carolin Stenvall outside Gällivare in northern Sweden.
Chinese automaker Geely has reached an initial agreement with Ford for the purchase of Volvo Cars, according to Chinese media reports.
Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats have warned Chancellor Angela Merkel against offering EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso her support ahead of summit in Brussels on Thursday.
Real Madrid are ready to shell out another €55 million ($76 million) for French star Franck Ribery, although his club Bayern Munich have again insisted the playmaker is not for sale.
A 42-year-old man from Skåne in southern Sweden was sentenced on Wednesday to eight years in prison for child rape and other crimes.
Agriculture authorities in Sweden are setting up battle stations in the country’s continuing struggle to fight off killer slugs.
Swedish power company Vattenfall’s €8.5 billion ($12 billion) friendly takeover of Dutch utility Nuon was approved by Nuon shareholders on Wednesday.