Sweden called on Venezuela on Monday to explain how Swedish-made weapons sold to the South American country ended up in the hands of Colombian FARC guerillas.
The long wage dispute between 220,000 public day care workers and state employers ended with an agreement in Frankfurt on Monday.
Rules of engagement for German forces in Afghanistan are being eased to allow soldiers to use their weapons more often. They will also be allowed to shoot at fleeing attackers, the Defence Ministry announced Monday.
The Swedish streaming music provider Spotify has applied for its software to be made available on US giant Apple's iPhone.
Plans to share confidential banking data between the European Union and the US for anti-terrorism purposes have united disparate parts of the German political spectrum in opposition.
German autobahns will probably become parking lots this weekend as school vacations begin in southern Germany and come to a close in much of the north, auto club ADAC said Monday.
The Swedish publishers of Kalle & Anka & Co, a comic featuring the Disney character Donald Duck, have expressed regret over an edition featuring the loveable children's character engaging in internet 'piracy'.
A lost herd of "peaceful" mini-horses from Bavaria has been taken in by a cloister of Franciscan monks until their owner is found, police in the town of Bad Neustadt reported Monday.
Swedish steel maker SSAB reported a net loss of 636 million kronor ($86 million) in the second quarter and warned of worse to come as demand continues to decline.
Gay and bisexual youths in Sweden suffer from poorer health than the general population. Psychological problems and an increased incidence of attempted suicide are among the issues highlighted, a new study presented on Monday shows.
Health minister Ulla Schmidt faced a barrage of criticism from political rivals Monday after her official vehicle was stolen while she was visiting Spain.
An aerial view of Berlin shows one of its most unique characteristics: the expanse of green space. Almost no other metropolis can boast the same tree per capita ratio or the same percentage of park area. But there is a whole other swathe of greenery in Berlin, a private one.
The Colombian rebel group the FARC is in possession of advanced weaponry manufactured by the Swedish firm Saab Bofors Dynamics, according to a report in the Colombian weekly newspaper Semana.
A 55-year-old man died on Sunday night after crashing his motorbike into an elk that had strayed onto the road near Tingsryd in southern Sweden.
Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived in Barcelona on Sunday to put pen to paper on a deal that will make him the European champions' most high profile summer signing.
Two of Germany’s controversial flat-rate bordellos were closed over the weekend after nationwide raids uncovered poor conditions and illegal sex workers, police reported.
Despite the worst economic crisis since 1945, German consumers are ever more confident in the future and increasingly willing to part with their hard-earned cash, a closely-watched survey said on Monday.
The European Union spends millions every year on publicity material about itself that can only be described as propaganda, a Swedish think-tank has said.
Gay marriage has been permitted in Sweden since May, but the country's bureaucrats are proving slow to catch on. Same-sex couples who tie the knot are still being registered by the tax office as domestic partners.
German pooches are getting the royal treatment as owners dish out more than €5 billion each year for pedicures, winter jackets and even wedding dresses for their dogs, the German Kennel Club (VDH) said on Monday.
The European Union should take on a larger role in Afghanistan, Sweden's foreign minister, Carl Bildt, has suggested.
Is economic adversity forcing eastern Germans to become “cannon fodder” for the military? David Wroe reports on the growing trend to join the Bundeswehr.