What's on in Stockholm: Bunny Wailer and The Pet Shop Boys; exhibitions focusing on Taiwan and West Sahara.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel flew to Washington Thursday for talks with US President Barack Obama on the international economic crisis and climate protection.
Dresden has lost its UNESCO world heritage site status for building a controversial bridge over the Elbe River.
Neo-Nazis in Germany are applauding the repression of protests in Iran and publishing statements supporting the reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his hard-line government.
Sweden's Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday that the judge in the high profile Pirate Bay case was not biased, as has been claimed by lawyers representing the men behind the popular file sharing site.
Sweden’s Pirate Party has ended speculation about its political priorities by announcing that its newly elected member of the European Parliament plans to join the legislative body’s Greens/European Free Alliance parliamentary group.
Britta Steffen broke the world record in 100 metres freestyle on Thursday morning in Berlin. But the German swimmer immediately criticised the high-tech suit she was wearing, saying it was making her too fast.
As Sweden’s under-21 side prepares to face England in the semifinals of the European U-21 football championships, it faces the prospect of doing so without co-manager Tommy Söderberg on the sidelines.
Threats and vandalism allegedly carried out by animal rights activists have forced restaurant in Umeå in northern Sweden to close its doors.
The situation of embattled carmaker Opel is far worse than was known: West Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Thursday the General Motors unit was losing up to €6 million a day, triple the amount widely assumed.
The Klimahaus, or Climate House, in Bremerhaven opened on Thursday, with city planners hoping it will become an environmental tourist draw for the northern city.
In the first case tried since the passage of Sweden’s anti-file sharing law in April, an ISP has been told by a Swedish court it must hand over information about its customers to five publishers looking into copyright violations.
Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries says she wants to change the German constitution to include equal rights for gay people but is being blocked by conservatives in the government.
"Freedom from indoctrination ought to be a basic human right for all children," argues ABBA star Björn Ulvaeus in a passionate plea for Sweden to rethink its policy on faith-based schools.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives are considering raising Germany’s value-added tax rate, daily Bild reported on Thursday.
Swedish budget clothing retailer has sidestepped a downward global sales trend to report a healthy second quarter net profit.
Ericsson CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg has been appointed as new chairman of British Petroleum and will leave his post as head of the Swedish telecoms giant at the end of the year.
A nearly 40-year-old gibbon has given birth to a healthy baby at a zoo in central Sweden, much to the surprise of zoo officials who just a few months ago thought the mother may be dying.
Forest officials in Bavaria are hoping a laser scanning technique will be able to create a three-dimensional map of miles and miles of woodland, with exact imaging of each tree, to help them manage the region.
Stone Age humans may have ripped raw meat from the bone with their teeth but they also played music, according to a study reporting the discovery of a 35,000-year-old flute, the oldest instrument known.
A man who raped another man at knifepoint early Sunday morning may have struck again, according to Stockholm police.
Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson announced on Thursday that Hans Vestberg would take over as CEO of the company in 2010.