Volkswagen, the biggest European automaker, said on Tuesday it would buy 49.9 percent of the luxury sports car maker Porsche by the end of this year for around €3.9 billion ($5.8 billion).
VfB Stuttgart coach Markus Babbel is confident his struggling Bundesliga side can defeat Sevilla in Tuesday's Champions League clash, despite the Spaniards defending a 100 percent record.
Left Party leader Lars Ohly on Tuesday changed his stance regarding pre-election cooperation with other parties on the left, emphasizing that the far-right Sweden Democrats would never threaten to split the nascent red-green partnership.
A massive dig along 22 kilometres of a new high-speed train route in Saxony-Anhalt has revealed a spectacular discovery of 55,000 artefacts – among them skeletons that date back to the Bronze Age.
Meteorologists on Tuesday morning recorded the lowest ever October temperature in Germany, as the mercury dipped to a chilly -24.3 degrees Celsius in Bavaria’s Berchtesgaden national park.
Swedish tennis great Mats Wilander said on Tuesday he planned to step down as captain of Sweden's Davis Cup team in order to spend more time with his family.
Former England and Mexico boss Sven-Göran Eriksson has ruled himself out as a candidate for the vacant post as Swedish national team coach.
Swedes have become more positive about the country’s economic development, as well as developments in their own pocketbooks, according to a new study.
Germany’s high court began hearings on Tuesday over whether the Hartz IV welfare benefits for some 1.7 million children are sufficient to cover their daily needs.
Accusations of sexual harassment and a feces-filled counterattack have rocked the Stockholm production of the musical Cats, despite rave reviews and sellout crowds.
In our regular column answering readers' questions about Stockholm, Peter Vinthagen Simpson gives tips on where to find good Argentinian cuisine in Stockholm.
Swedish tax authorities have decided to continue their fight to bar a Stockholm-area mother from naming her child Token.
A German cardiologist convicted of killing his French lover's daughter 27 years ago was kidnapped and dumped, bound and gagged, outside a French courthouse, police said Tuesday.
An opinion piece by Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson in which he labels Muslims a major threat has been reported to Sweden's highest legal official by the Centre Against Racism (Centrum Mot Rasism).
Hoping to make working in agriculture more attractive to younger Germans, a Bavarian farming association has presented the latest edition of a calendar showing farm girls in erotic poses.
Swedish football legend Henrik Larsson has announced he is retiring from professional football at the conclusion of the current season.
Administrators of Germany’s insolvent mail-order giant Quelle announced late on Monday night that the storied firm would be liquidated and up to 7,000 employees laid off after efforts to find a new investor were fruitless.
The German Medical Association said Tuesday it was angered by reports that government workers will receive a special swine flu vaccination and said it should be given to high risk groups instead.
Police in western Sweden may soon be able to close their files on a daring four-year old bank robbery after one of the thieves experienced a religious salvation during his time on the run.
Nationwide strikes by custodial workers began in Berlin on Tuesday after failed wage negotiations, trade union IG BAU announced.
Swedbank has reported an operating loss of 2.6 billion kronor ($373.6 million) for the third quarter, a worse result than analysts expected for the Swedish bank with heavy exposure in the troubled Baltic region.
The European Commission may have its doubts that a Berlin-backed plan to save Opel is legal but it is unlikely to challenge the deal for fears it would only drive the automaker into bankruptcy, observers said on Tuesday.
The state ought to once again take over primary responsibility for Sweden’s schools, according to a proposal under consideration within the Liberal Party (Folkpartiet).