The former head of German humanitarian organisation Cap Anamur was acquitted Wednesday of charges of encouraging illegal immigration by bringing 37 Africans into Italy aboard a ship.
The 19-year-old Safia Benaouda and her two-year-old son, who have been imprisoned in Pakistan since August, are to be released “shortly”, according to the Swedish foreign ministry.
German police carried out dawn raids on 26 premises in Berlin on Wednesday in an operation aimed at suspected Islamists believed to be planning "terror attacks" on Russia, prosecutors said.
The German luxury car maker Daimler said on Wednesday it would launch a financial services unit in the United Arab Emirates to offer credits which conform to Islamic law.
Swedish grocery store chains ICA and Axfood have said they want to meet with the Swedish subsidiary of Dole Foods to discuss Dole’s attempts to ban a Swedish documentary film about the US food giant.
Germany’s professional basketball league might be popular, but it isn’t very German. David Hein looks at a new rule intended to nurture homegrown talent at the expense of American interlopers.
Swedish-Swiss engineering firm ABB, along with six other manufacturers of power transformers, have been fined a total €67.6 million ($99.4 million) for violating European Union competition rules.
A 21-year-old Swedish man is rejoicing following the unexpected success of a decidedly unorthodox plan to find gainful employment.
Autopsies show that two men who died after a group therapy session in Berlin last month both suffered an overdose of Ecstasy, daily Berliner Morgenpost reported on Wednesday.
Three chemists are to share the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work in revealing more about how cells go about using bits of DNA to form the blueprints for living organisms.
Police in western Sweden are soon to start digging for the body of a 65-year-old man who friends believed was in the Canary Islands but may in fact have been killed by his son.
A Dortmund secretary is fighting for her job of 34 years after being fired for snacking on a meatball from a conference buffet on the job, daily Bild reported on Wednesday.
Global Gaming Factory (GGF) admitted on Wednesday that its planned purchase of The Pirate Bay file sharing site is in danger of falling apart.
Germany's worst post-war recession has cut the ranks of the country's billionaires to 99 and the fortunes of those still making the grade have plummeted dramatically, according to a survey released this week.
Heavy overnight snowfalls have been playing havoc with traffic conditions in inland areas of northern Norrland on Wednesday morning.
Politicians have used their full powers of imagination in drafting more than 3,000 parliamentary motions this year that deal with everything from the need for a Minister of the Suburbs to a government inquiry into the lives of cats.
A man’s dog has discovered a dead infant in shrubbery along Munich’s Isar River, according to the city's police.
A World War II veteran, who during the closing weeks of the war stole two 16th-century books stashed for safe-keeping in a German salt mine, returned the works to the German government on Tuesday.
Acts of violence against women accounted for more indictments against off duty police officers than any other crime in the last decade.
Seventeen people were injured in an apartment building fire overnight in the southern Hessian city of Mörfelden-Walldorf, while another fire in Bremen left one woman dead, police reported on Wednesday.