Ferdinand Piech, the grandson of the inventor of the VW Beetle, was more than ever the Germany's auto godfather on Thursday after his vision of a Volkswagen-Porsche tie-up prevailed.
After years of industrial and familial battles, Europe's biggest car marker Volkswagen appeared close Thursday to taking over fellow German carmaker Porsche.
Swedish truckmaker Scania was hit with unexpected losses in the second quarter due to weak demand, and warned that no recovery is yet in sight.
Peter Harry Carstensen, the conservative premier of the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, lost a confidence vote as expected on Thursday, clearing the way for early elections on September 27.
This Week's Highlights: Santigold plays Hamburg, a fashion exhibition opens in Düsseldorf, and Frankfurt screens "Blowup" under the stars.
Three children of a father accused of abusing and imprisoning his family spoke out on Thursday as the trial of the 58-year-old kicked off in Uppsala in eastern Sweden.
The race to take over General Motors Opel unit was reduced to a head-to-head duel on Thursday after GM jettisoned an offer from China's BAIC, leaving just Magna and RHJ International standing.
Stuttgart police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man who bled to death Thursday morning after he jumped head first into a swimming pool at a disco, a spokesperson told The Local on Thursday.
What's on in Stockholm: Stockholm Pride & Opera al fresco in Stockholm.
More than half of Germans believe in love at first sight – many of them through their own experience, a poll for the German edition of Reader’s Digest revealed on Thursday.
A shortage of healthy sperm and a spike in demand from lesbian couples has caused a backlog of artificial insemination applications at Swedish fertility clinics.
Two passenger ferries have collided in heavy fog near the port of Nynäshamn off Sweden's east coast. Ten people sustained minor injuries, according to the latest reports.
The Swedish foreign ministry announced on Thursday it was closing one embassy and four consulates general, including those in New York and Los Angeles due to budget constraints.
German Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries on Thursday backed changing the law to allow gay couples adopt children.
Although profits reported by Swedish-Swiss engineering group ABB fell significantly in the second quarter, its results still exceeded consensus expectations.
Berlin had the highest concentration of immigrants in 2008, welcoming 13 new people for every 1,000 residents, a report from the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) said on Thursday.
Wendelin Wiedeking was a savvy manager who saved Germany's Porsche from the brink and transformed it into a firm as impressive as one of its roaring sports cars.
A Swedish man who claimed to be wheelchair bound has been asked to repay millions of kronor in social insurance benefits after authorities obtained a picture of him dancing with a life-sized rabbit.
Following a wave of scandals surrounding Vattenfall, the Swedish government has demanded concrete measures be taken by the board of the state-owned nuclear operator.
There were clues that the ground in Nachterstedt was unstable years before a landslide pulled homes into a lake killing three people earlier this week, daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Thursday.
What's on in Sweden: Stockholm Pride & Opera al fresco in Stockholm; eccentric variety show in Gothenburg; Möllevången music, theatre & arts festival in Malmö
The current recession has put increased pressure on Sweden's institutions of higher education as more and more men head back to school due to the shaky job market.
The German luxury sports car maker Porsche announced Thursday the resignation "with immediate effect" of chief executive Wendelin Wiedeking and financial director Holger Härter.
A 60-year-old woman from central Sweden was arrested and remanded in custody on Wednesday after confessing to killing her mother.
In the world of gaming production and development, Sweden has earned itself an all-time high score, ranking as a top-three nation alongside the US and UK, according to gaming whiz Vic Bassey.
The Pirate Party will be getting its feet wet in local politics in several municipalities in eastern Sweden next year.
A new comic book about the life of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as "Miss Tschörmänie" has sold out in four days.