German Chancellor Angela Merkel is prepared to take a personal role in the talks over the takeover of General Motors' embattled subsidiary Opel, her spokesman said on Wednesday.
More than one in ten Swedish school pupils fall below minimum standards for entering high school, according to new statistics from the Swedish Board of Education (Skolverket).
Sweden has agreed to pay direct support of 50 million kronor ($6.9 million) to the beleaguered Palestinian Authority, the foreign ministry announced on Wednesday.
One of the most iconic products of communist East Germany, a little car called the Trabant, will make a comeback at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt this September. And this time it’s electric.
Thirty years have passed since Sweden banned parents from smacking their children. But Liberal Party MP Helena Bargholtz is dismayed to learn that New Zealand is holding a referendum to reintroduce the practice.
Nearly 20 years after the Berlin Wall fell, two men who tried to spirit their East German families to freedom in the West were honoured in a moving ceremony on Wednesday. AFP's Deborah Cole reports on a daring escape attempt and tragic love story.
The father of a three-year-old girl who died of starvation in Bavaria this week has refused to talk with the authorities and remained silent before a judge on Wednesday, as he was accused of negligent manslaughter.
Police in Hannover on Wednesday removed 26 protestors from a site where a pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim is slated to build a lab to test animal vaccinations.
The baby which died in an alleged mercy killing at Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital in Stockholm was given a massive overdose of pain killers, a new report by the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has concluded.
A customer purchasing rocket salad at German supermarket Plus was surprised to find a poisonous plant in the package as well, the discount chain confirmed to The Local on Wednesday.
German politicians lambasted the Economy Ministry on Wednesday for outsourcing a draft legislation to a law firm, calling it “suspicious” and “unprofessional,” news magazine Der Spiegel reported.
Madonna's concert in Copenhagen on Tuesday finished in tumultuous scenes as Swedish fans tried to return home by train.
The Swedish commercial property market has ground to a halt with completed deals continuing to decline. The private residential market has returned to normal however.
Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson's recent golf course strip show has prompted underwear maker Björn Borg to pick up the pace in its photographic hunt for international pant-wearing “Swedish exports”.
Germany should send an unmanned mission to the moon by 2015, according to government aerospace coordinator Peter Hintze, who will present his plan to the cabinet on Wednesday.
German luxury fashion group Escada will have to file for insolvency this week due to €70.3 million in debt and falling sales, the company announced in Munich.
Hunters in the south of Sweden have reported an 'explosion' in the elk population in the wake of winter storm Gudrun that swept through the region in 2005.
Scandinavian airline SAS has announced cuts of 1,000 to 1,500 jobs as part of a new austerity programme to shave 2 billion kronor ($274 million) off its outgoings.
A pupil in Hässleholm in southern Sweden spent seven years in a special school despite not having an intellectual disability. The pupil's parents tried to get their son moved to a regular school but were refused.
"No naked flames or juggling props,” and "garnishes to consist only of edible fruits, vegetables and herbs,” were just two of the rules at the 35th World Cocktail Championships that climaxed late on Tuesday in a hail of ice, bottles and shakers.
A plan to provide free wireless internet across Berlin is on the verge of being taken offline, daily newspaper Berliner Morgenpost reported this week.
A signed, early edition of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" is expected to sell for up to 20,000 pounds (€23,000) when it goes under the hammer in Britain Thursday, auctioneers said.
A group of masked men alleged to have hijacked the ship the Arctic Sea off the coast of Sweden last month could have remained on board the vessel when it passed through the English Channel, the British coastguard has claimed.