What's on in Sweden: Beer festival & Tom Jones (UK) In Stockholm; International Book Fair in Gothenburg; Hello Saferide in Malmö
Barcelona and record signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic go into Wednesday's Champions League group opener at Inter Milan in high spirits after collecting maximum points from the first two league outings.
Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist, architect and activist behind Beijing's “Bird’s Nest” Olympic stadium had emergency brain surgery in Munich on Monday night for injuries sustained in a beating by the authorities.
Education and Research Minister Annette Schavan has been withholding a study on nuclear energy for months because it contains results too controversial to reveal ahead of Germany's election, daily Financial Times Deutschland revealed on Wednesday.
Pakistan’s foreign ministry on Wednesday confirmed that four Swedish citizens are sitting in prison in the capital Islamabad, three weeks after their arrest in the north of the country.
As Sweden takes a battering in the US health care debate, Swedish Institute chief Olle Wästberg examines two of the insults most frequently flung: that Sweden is rampantly socialist, and that it's the poster child for neo-liberal market excesses.
Research conducted by the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) has found that women are still struggling to reach the top positions in Germany’s leading companies.
German scientists have discovered a new kind of spiny-tailed dinosaur after uncovering its skeleton in the deserts Niger.
Sweden’s Minister of Finance Anders Borg had some explaining to do on Wednesday when it was revealed he failed to follow new tax rules that he himself had introduced back in 2007.
A woman in Aachen was compelled to call the police after her drunken female friend slumped into a bathtub while the two were having an erotic chat online, the authorities reported on Wednesday.
Eight German soldiers were injured – one seriously - on Wednesday morning in two attacks by Taliban insurgents in the northern Afghan region of Kunduz, the Defence Ministry reported in Berlin.
Sweden’s indigenous Sami population should be granted more freedom to pursue economic activities other than reindeer herding, according to findings presented on Wednesday by a government appointed working group.
Police in Stockholm are tracking a criminal gang of 14 to 17-year-olds suspected of carrying out a number of violent robberies in the city’s southern districts.
Computer gaming addiction is reaching “pandemic” proportions around the world, according to a Swedish organization poised to take a leading role in helping young people cope with the problem.
Some 15 people stood by without intervening at the Munich S-Bahn station where two teenagers beat a 50-year-old man to death over the weekend, police said on Wednesday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel rode a 1920s luxury train as she campaigned across Germany on Tuesday, retracing the steps of the country's first post-war chancellor ahead of the September 27 election.
A Stockholm-area investment executive received a package of live cockroaches in protest of his firm’s perceived negligence in upgrading run-down apartment buildings in Malmö’s Rosengård neighbourhood.
Chinese automaker Geely, which had previously indicated its intentions to own 100 percent of Volvo Cars, has scrapped plans to put together a bid for Ford’s troubled Swedish subsidiary.
Swedish rookie goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has surgery on Tuesday to fix a heart problem, but is expected to back in uniform with the National Hockey League’s Toronto's Maple Leafs within a few days, the team said.
A new study by Men’s Health magazine shows that the key to a long-lasting marriage in Germany could simply lie in the town in which couples live.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt took aim at bonuses common at large banks when he opened the Swedish parliament on Tuesday, saying big bonuses "must come to an end".
VfL Wolfsburg got off to a winning start on their Champions League debut in Group B as Brazil striker Grafite scored a hat trick to seal a 3-1 win over Russian side CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night.