More than six decades after his birth, the son of a French mother and a German Wehrmacht officer, French retiree Daniel Rouxel, was at last granted German citizenship and a measure of dignity on Wednesday.
Only a short trip from Berlin or Hamburg lies the leafy Mecklenburg lake district. Looking for a relaxing waterborne retreat from the busy German capital, Sabine Devins gets herself up a creek with a paddle.
A 62-year-old man found guilty of sex crimes perpetrated against eight girls over a period of several years had his sentence reduced on Wednesday from seven to five years.
The Swedish firm set to buy The Pirate Bay, Global Gaming Factory (GGF), has said it is about to ink a deal with a major record company, a move that will enable it to sell the label's content through the file sharing site.
One policeman was injured after the intoxicated driver of a motorised wheelchair led officers on a high-speed chase through Bielefeld on Tuesday night.
Perhaps aware much of Germany's summer has been grey and wet, airline Lufthansa announced on Wednesday it would offer its customers cash back for rainy holidays.
Having a baby has been a real eye-opener for Joel Sherwood, who continues his Pop Culture series with a curious look at the hidden crannies he never knew existed.
After a difficult spring, the economic situation has improved this summer for Swedish hoteliers, but experts fear that the industry is in for a difficult autumn season.
Adidas posted Wednesday a massive drop in second-quarter profit that underscored weak consumer sentiment worldwide. But the sports equipment maker beat expectations and stood by its full-year outlook.
The wave of unemployment is expected to subside, business has picked up and the number of consulting jobs has increased.
A woman who received a bill for almost 65,000 kronor ($9,000) after giving birth at Uppsala University Hospital has petitioned the Swedish government to erase her debt.
Less than eight weeks before Germany’s general election, the centre-left Social Democratic Party plunged to its worst opinion poll rating of the year on Wednesday.
A new U-Bahn metro train, the U55, opens in Berlin this weekend after 13 years of construction. With just three stops, it will be the shortest line in the country, but officials hope it will popular with tourists.
A commercial for Apoliva, an assortment of personal care products for Apoteket, featuring Swedish supermodel Adina Fohlin has made a major splash, although not quite the one that the Swedish pharmacy chain was hoping for. Rather than running out to purchase Apoliva products, viewers are running scared.
A Romanian-Orthodox priest and another man have died after a church roof collapsed, Berlin police reported on Wednesday.
Football club Schalke 04 have become the target of protest letters from Muslims offended by the official anthem of the Ruhr Valley Bundesliga team.
A 36-year-old Swede resident in the United States was shot dead during a visit to his family's home in Trollhättan in western Sweden on Tuesday in a suspected murder believed to have been witnessed by the victim's two year-old son.
A leading virologist has suggested that school holidays be extended to prevent the spread of swine flu, which has recently taken hold across Germany.
There are major differences in how local authorities in Sweden treat those seeking social assistance, according to a new study. This is the first time the handling of such individuals by local authorities has been examined, reported Sveriges Radio (SR).
Two former referees are taking the Swedish Handball Federation to court after being fired, reported Svenska Dagbladet newspaper.
German rail operator Deutsche Bahn, still reeling from a spy scandal earlier this year, admitted on Tuesday it had secretly and illegally monitored the health records of some of its employees.
The Central Council of Jews advocates the publication of a scholarly edition of Adolf Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf,” broadcaster 3SAT reported on Wednesday.
The Örebro district court has sentenced a 28-year-old man to six-and-a-half years in prison for raping four women.