The new coalition of German Chancellor Angela Merkel will likely boost Europe's top economy, but analysts questioned Monday how far she will pursue crucial yet contentious reforms.
Three and a half weeks after the disputed air strike ordered by the German military in Afghanistan allegedly killed 30 civilians, the Afghan government has paid compensation to the families of survivors.
Guido Westerwelle, Germany’s newly designated foreign minister, refused to answer a question in English for a BBC reporter during his first press conference after the election, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Monday.
Germans elected new governments in two states on Sunday. While the conservatives can hope for a razor-thin majority in the north in Schleswig-Holstein, the Social Democrats will remain in the driver’s seat in Brandenburg to the east.
A prosecutor in Estonia on Monday urged for a new investigation of a 1994 Baltic Sea ferry disaster which claimed the lives of hundreds of Swedes, as claims of a cover up continue.
The 40-year-old ''mastermind behind a Swedish teen sex ring has been sentenced to four years in jail on charges of aggravated pimping offences.
For the first time this year, the number of monthly layoffs announcements in Sweden has dropped compared to last year, according to preliminary statistics for September.
A 25-year-old English tourist fell to his death from a Munich hotel window after drunkenly trying to use it as a loo, police in the German state of Bavaria reported.
Angela Merkel set to work Monday on a new centre-right coalition after clinching a second term, but warned Germans of a hard road ahead to revive the sickly economy and rescue jobs.
While it didn’t get enough votes to enter parliament, one of Germany's newest parties, the swashbuckling Pirate Party, took a surprising sixth place in the national election on Sunday.
Green groups vowed on Monday to hit the streets if Chancellor Angela Merkel's victorious new coalition keeps its campaign promise to reverse Germany's scheduled exit from nuclear power.
Sweden's Parliamentary Ombudsman (Justitieombudsmannen - JO) has rapped the Migration Board (Migrationsverket) over its controversial reassignment of Lennart Eriksson, an employee who had voiced pro-Israeli opinions on his personal blog.
US President Barack Obama and other world leaders hailed German Chancellor Angela Merkel's election triumph - but the international media highlighted the German conservatives' worst vote tally in half a century.
Movie buffs, art collectors and Ingmar Bergman fans will be able to put their hands on the legendary Swedish film-maker's personal items as they go under the hammer Monday in Stockholm, writes the AFP's Igor Gedilaghine.
Swedish police had been forewarned by counterparts in Serbia about plans to rob a Stockholm cash depot, according to media reports. Six people have been taken into custody for their suspected involvement in the crime.
For the past 25 years the Swedish Security Service (Säpo) has been sitting on documents attesting to the innocence of a man charged with espionage in 1983, a new investigation has revealed.
Munich authorities on Monday tightened security checks at Oktoberfest and detained two suspected Islamists just days after terrorist threats led them to declare airspace above the festival a no-fly zone this weekend.
District court proceedings kicked off in Stockholm on Monday for what has been called the largest insider trading scandal in Swedish history.
Female German public officials earn almost a fifth less than their male counterparts, according to a new study published in daily Die Welt on Monday.
Sweden’s Sophie Gustafson scored a long-awaited professional golf victory, her first in more than five years, by winning the$1.1 million LPGA Challenge in California on Sunday.
A high school in Duisburg will be closed on Monday after its director received a threatening email, police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia reported.
Mothers with high salaries breast feed their children longer than mothers with lower incomes, according to a new Swedish study.
Arson is suspected in a powerful fire which ravaged the offices of the Assyrian cultural and athletic association (Assyriska föreningen) in Södertälje early Monday morning.