The German chemical giant BASF announced on Monday 3,700 job cuts by 2013 under a deep restructuring plan that follows its takeover of the Swiss group Ciba.
An Israeli refusal to halt settlement building would hobble fresh hopes for the Middle East peace process, Germany’s foreign minister said on Monday on the first leg of a regional tour.
Food safety authorities in Halmstad in western Sweden have been shocked to find minimum hygiene standards observed by just nine out of seventy restaurants serving pizzas in the town, newspaper Hallands-Posten reports.
Paint, wood, photos and plastic might not seem like a list of artistic mediums to be used collectively, but creative mastermind Clay Ketter uses these and more in executing his artistic visions.
Residents of the southeastern Polish city of Jaslo are debating whether to destroy a 67-year-old oak tree that was given to the town by Adolf Hitler.
High schools in Berlin and Bayreuth will be closed for a week beginning on Monday due to ten cases of swine flu, officials confirmed Monday.
German tennis player Anna-Lena Grönefeld became the first female German tennis player to win an event at Wimbledon since Steffi Graf’s 1996 victory after winning the mixed-doubles competition with partner Mark Knowles Monday.
A 19-year-old man was sentenced on Monday to nine years in prison after shooting a man to death and burning the body in a Stockholm suburb.
Chancellor Angela Merkel awarded the first medals for military bravery since World War II to four German soldiers who served in Afghanistan at a ceremony in Berlin Monday.
A 28-year-old woman died after falling out of a third-floor window of a building in Malmö on Sunday. Police have not ruled out the possibility of foul play.
An empty soda can may seem like nothing but garbage, but to designer Kumvana Gomani, it’s a piece of art waiting to happen. Nearly two years ago, the eco-friendly entrepreneur started a jewellery company, using recyclable materials to make sustainable, hand-crafted pieces.
Over 600,000 bolts of lightning have struck Germany in the past week, a new record, the daily Bild reported Monday.
A sunbathing session in western Sweden took a sinister turn on Friday when a teenage girl in Lidköping attempted to strangle her cousin with a bikini top.
“It was a misunderstanding,” is the latest coming from Bernie Ecclestone on Monday, after a British newspaper printed controversial compliments of Adolf Hitler from the Formula One president and CEO.
People with freckles or birthmarks are at greater risk of developing malignant melinoma, a kind of skin cancer.
Having just been promoted to the Bundesliga’s second division, Berlin football club Eisern Union is about to inaugurate its newly renovated stadium - rebuilt by the loving hands of its devoted fans. Ben Knight helped out for a day.
A man is being called the Josef Fritzl of South Africa after he allegedly made his visiting 18-year-old German daughter his sex slave for two months, a South African newspaper reported.
With the election three months away, Social Democratic chancellor candidate Frank-Walter Steinmeier has announced his plans to form a “shadow cabinet” to show off what a possible SPD-led coalition would look like.
A 39-year-old woman who sexually assualted an underage boy and photographed the attack was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Friday.
More and more Swedes are purchasing private insurance for income protection as a result of the economic crisis.
One fifth of Swedes are buying less as a result of the financial crisis. Among low income earners, close to a third have reduced their spending in the wake of economic turmoil, according to a new study from insurance company Länsförsäkringar.
A patient at Danderyd hospital in Stockholm was reported dead after having received a nutritional intravenous drip too quickly, reports Radio Stockholm.
Chinese carmaker BAIC has proposed taking a majority stake in GM's European arm Opel with a bid worth €660 million, a move that could boost negotiations for the unit, reports said Sunday.
Two people have been arrested on suspicions of gang rape on Saturday night at Arvikafestivalen, a synth and electronica music festival held every summer in western Sweden.