Sweden's opposition parties have opened up a lead of almost 5 percentage points over the governing centre-right Alliance, according to a new poll published on Friday.
Greens in Washington DC have founded the first chapter of a German political party in the United States ahead of September’s national election. The grass-roots initiative hopes to encourage absentee voting by Germans abroad.
Hannover goalie Robert Enke is set to win the battle to be his country's number one keeper in next summer's World Cup finals in South Africa, former shot-stopper Andreas Köpke said Friday.
The Alliance parties have agreed to reduce income tax by 10 billion kronor next year, as part of the fourth stage in the parties’ in-work tax credit programme (jobbskatteavdraget), news agency TT has revealed. The tax cuts will mean individual tax reductions of up to 250 kronor per month.
Police in Skåne in southern Sweden will shortly begin publishing pictures of criminal suspects on the police website, a practice that may soon be adopted all over the country.
Germany Friday threw its weight behind a scheme to limit bonuses for bankers as part of a drive towards greater financial market regulation to be debated at a key Group of 20 meeting next month.
Whether you want to drink champagne with the A-listers in Stureplan, find an alternative groove on Söder, soak up the history in Gamla Stan or get down with the locals on Kungsholmen, Stockholm's nightlife has something to offer.
Apple has approved Swedish firm Spotify’s iPhone application, which will allow users to stream music to their handsets.
Former Red Army Faction terrorist Verena Becker was arrested on Friday for her suspected role in the leftist assassination of West Germany’s Chief Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback more than 30 years ago.
Police have arrested a 24-year-old suspected of helping the Sauerland terrorist cell currently on trial in Düsseldorf. He was reportedly on his way to an Islamist training camp.
Daily newspaper Die Welt on Friday reported that 90,000 jobs are at risk in the German car industry, as the country's spectacularly successful "cash for clunkers" programme draws to a close.
A chemistry mistake in an advertising campaign for the picturesque town of Konstanz has billboards around Germany showing the pristine Lake Constance full of the poisonous substance formaldehyde.
A young pregnant woman is critically ill with a life-threatening lung infection that is suspected to be the A/H1N1 swine flu.
Swiss extreme tightrope artist Freddy Nock will walk a cable car line up to the peak of the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain, in an attempt to break a world record this Saturday.
Sweden has uncovered a treasure trove in its government archives of valuables belonging to the family of the last Russian tsar. The items have been turned over to relatives, the government said on Thursday.
Some 200 Thai berry pickers who staked their life savings to travel to Sweden to pick berries, only to find themselves penniless and stranded, have had their return trips arranged for them through donations.
As the Aftonbladet organ harvesting scandal rumbles to the end of its second week, Stockholm-based Israeli writer David Stavrou calls on policy makers in Sweden and Israel to shed light on the situation rather than turning up the heat.
This week's balmy summer temperatures in Germany are expected to come to an end over the weekend as cold front “Giselher” moves in, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Friday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed she wants her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) to form a coalition with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) after the September 27 general election, daily Die Welt reported on Friday.
A 3-year-old boy was seriously injured on Thursday evening after falling from a second floor balcony in Rinkeby in west Stockholm.
Fire fighters in Gothenburg were attacked with stones on Thursday night as they rushed to tackle the latest in a series of fires with suspected connections to youth gangs that have raged across the city in the last week.
A Vietnamese reporter has been sacked after he made a blog post about the Berlin Wall in which he criticised his country's former communist ally, the Soviet Union.
Global Gaming Factory (GGF) insists it will seal a deal to take over file sharing Site before the end of next week despite questions from financial regulators about how it intends to finance the purchase.