Roaring auto output pushed German industrial production higher in May by the biggest margin since August 1993, official data showed Wednesday, signalling the country's deep recession might be near an end.
A powerful low-pressure system currently racing north across the Baltic Sea is expected to sweep over Sweden late on Wednesday night and into Thursday, bringing with it torrential rains and chilly temperatures.
The number of marriages that ended in divorce is up 3 percent from last year, according to the latest numbers released by the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) on Wednesday. The German state of Saarland had the highest rate of divorce.
The mother of a Swedish teenager is fuming at the ease with which her daughter was able to get her nipple pierced, sparking calls for the introduction of age limits on piercing in Sweden.
British author Andrew Brown talks to James Savage about living in Sweden in the seventies, fishing, and how immigration has changed the country.
The German government has defended its delayed reaction to the stabbing of a pregnant Egyptian woman in a Dresden courtroom on July 1. Her murder has sparked ongoing protests in Egypt.
Incidents of alcohol poisoning and abuse among people between 50 and 60 years of age have risen in states across Germany, health insurer DAK confirmed on Wednesday.
Thousands of blank travel documents, stamps and official seals from the offices of four Berlin district administrative offices have been stolen, daily Der Tagesspiegel reported this week.
European Union regulators waded into the energy sector Wednesday, fining Germany's Eon and France's GDF Suez a total of more than a billion euros for agreeing to stay out of each other's markets.
Nuclear officials ruled on Wednesday to place the Ringhals plant in southwestern Sweden under observation following several recent incidents that risk jeopardizing security.
Swedish telecoms equipment provider Ericsson has inked deals with two Chinese mobile operators worth $1.7 billion.
When she graduated from high school, Maia Hirasawa never imagined that she would make a career out of music. Now a decade later, the 29-year-old Swedish-Japanese musician has carved out a space for herself on the Swedish music scene.
More than 10,000 companies declared insolvency in Germany between January and April this year, official data showed Wednesday, as the global economic crisis hits Europe's top economy harder than most.
Controversy mounted on Wednesday following the Swedish military’s recent decision to pass over a Swedish supplier of armoured transport vehicles in favour of a Finnish company.
FC St. Pauli has asked Hamburg authorities to clarify a rough police operation on Saturday at a packed fan pub, magazine Der Spiegel reported on Wednesday. Fans have announced a demonstration set for Friday.
When a group of Roma and Sinti started camping out in Görlitzer Park in Kreuzberg at the end of May, media chaos broke out. Leftists took them in, then turned them over to a church; the church turned them out and the authorities dithered helplessly before finally putting them in temporary accommodation in Spandau.
The bitter custody battle over the fate of the perennially popular polar bear Knut has reached an end. Knut will remain in Berlin indefinitely, the Berlin Zoo and Neumünster Zoo confirmed on Tuesday.
Swedish energy company Vattenfall has been rocked by news that one of its nuclear power stations in Germany is to be taken out of operation for almost a year following a safety scare at the weekend.
Swedish firm SKF, the world's largest manufacturer of ball bearings, has shrugged off a local politician's vocal press criticism and is pushing ahead with plans to shut down a factory in France.
Road kill reported by a driver in the German state of Lower Saxony turned out to be a drunk badger taking a nap, police in Goslar reported on Wednesday morning.
Sweden’s renters are having a tougher time meeting their monthly obligations, resulting in increased evictions as well as applications for housing assistance payments.
The positive test of German cyclist Stefan Schumacher for EPO Cera during last year's Olympic Games has been confirmed by the B sample, his lawyer Michael Lehner said on Tuesday.
A German nuclear power station that underwent an "emergency shutdown" at the weekend will remain offline until April or May 2010 while repairs are carried out, its Swedish operator has said.
Swedish track and field star Carolina Klüft may not be able to compete in next month's world athletics championships in Berlin, her coach said on Tuesday.
Sweden has been ranked the fifth most trade-friendly country in the world, according to a new report.