The German government "invited" on Monday the Iranian ambassador to explain himself after Tehran accused Western countries of "meddling" in its affairs, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said in Berlin.
The Swedish government has expelled a Chinese diplomat following revelations that the Chinese embassy was allegedly involved in spying on political refugees residing in Sweden.
Six foreign hostages, including five Germans, kidnapped this month in Yemen are alive and being held by Shiite rebels, a tribal source said on Monday. Three other hostages were found dead last week.
Sports car manufacturer Karmann has produced its last vehicle, which left its factory on Monday, amid a row between management and unions over the reasons for its insolvency.
Volvo Buses, along with its Chinese subsidiary, plans to deliever 1,500 buses to a group in Shanghai, China in a deal worth 1.3 billion kronor ($162 million).
Lufthansa announced on Monday it had reached an agreement that should finally allow it to buy British Midland (BMI) from the carrier’s dominant shareholder, Michael Bishop.
Production at the BASF factory near Mannheim was closed down on Monday after ten tonnes of chemicals leaked from it into the Rhine River.
Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt on Monday urged Iran to permit peaceful demonstrations against the results of the country’s recent presidential elections.
British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has donned a skin-tight pink suit complete with sewn on genitalia in front of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate to promote his new film "Bruno."
What do finger-chomping chimps at the zoo have to do with voter apathy in Germany? Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent of British daily The Times, has the answer.
German firms are getting over the recession blues and expect a stabilisation in Europe’s biggest economy after the turmoil of recent months, the closely watched Ifo survey suggested on Monday.
The Malmö police department will stop at no lengths to refrain from spending a penny, employees learned recently.
On the eve of Sweden’s taking over of the European Union presidency, foreign minister Carl Bildt encouraged Croatia and Slovenia to reflect on the border dispute which has halted Croatia's EU accession negotiations.
A 36-year-old man suspected of murdering a woman on Kungsholmen in Stockholm over the weekend was already serving a life sentence for another brutal murder. He was on furlough from prison at the time of the killing.
A court in Koblenz has ruled that police may break up public events pre-emptively on the grounds that they expect crimes to be committed.
Police on Monday were still feverishly hunting a blond teenager who stabbed a woman to death while she was jogging in the Spandau forest near Berlin over the weekend.
The man suspected of defrauding the Swedish Red Cross (Röda Korset) of 2.7 million kronor ($336,000) to help fund a life of luxury reportedly built his career on falsified university transcripts.
Activists from the environmentalist group Greenpeace staged a protest on top of the reactor dome of the Unterweser nuclear power plant in Lower Saxony on Monday.
German driving legend Michael Schumacher has waded into the row engulfing Formula One racing by suggesting the breakaway competitor series being organised by the teams could be more exciting to watch than the original.
Germany has reportedly dropped its opposition to allowing meat and dairy products from cloned animals in the European Union.
A woman in her thirties has been remanded into custody on suspicions of abusing her three small children under torture-like conditions.
Tired of buying perfume or chocolates for your spouse while flying home? Looking for a special and safe investment in these turbulent times? AFP's William Ickes reports on Frankfurt airport's new gold vending machine.
There were a number of problems associated with the European Parliament vote held in Sweden two weeks ago, according to a post-election report.
Police suspect arson in eight separate fires which broke out in various locations throughout the Österlen region of southern Sweden early Sunday morning.
Sweden’s justice minister says she’s open to monitoring young offenders with ankle bracelets rather than keeping them locked up.