Germany's Deutsche Bank on Wednesday announced it had struck a deal to buy Sal. Oppenheim, a Luxembourg-based private banking group, for €1.0 billion ($1.5 billion).
When Australian George Pesor's children were abducted by their mother on a visit to Sweden, police searched for six months without success. But when Pesor flew to Sweden and took matters into his own hands, he solved the case in just a week.
Germany's top airline Lufthansa plunged to a nine-month loss and warned of "very considerable risks" ahead on Wednesday as it worked to integrate Austrian Airlines and British Midland into its business.
A school principal from southern Sweden has infuriated health workers and disabilities rights advocates after claiming in a newspaper article that dyslexia and anorexia are made-up diseases.
Heavily indebted private German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 wants to move into paid TV channels to help increase revenues, financial daily Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new centre-right coalition of conservative Christian Democrats and pro-business Free Democrats wants to avoid being stigmatised as a callous, neoliberal reform project. But Zeit Online’s Katharina Schuler argues the government has already set Germany on the path for dramatic change.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was formally re-elected to a new term Wednesday, has topped Forbes magazine's list of the world's most powerful women four years running, and just grew stronger.
Three people were found dead on Wednesday morning after a fire broke out in an apartment in Farsta in south Stockholm.
Activists from Greenpeace dumped 18 tonnes of German coal in front of Sweden’s government offices in Stockholm on Wednesday as a protest against Swedish state-owned coal plants abroad.
The man on trial for murdering Marwa El-Sherbini, a pregnant Egyptian woman who died in a Dresden courtroom, delayed the third day of legal proceedings against him on Wednesday by intentionally banging his head on a table.
One of Germany’s last Nazi war crime trials began on Wednesday in Aachen against 88-year-old Heinrich Boere, a Dutch-born former SS hit man accused of killing three of his countrymen.
Chinese automaker Geely is the only remaining bidder for the purchase Volvo Cars, the Swedish carmaker's US-based owner Ford announced on Wednesday.
Telecoms operator TeliaSonera announced solid quarterly results on Wednesday, hitting targets for the year despite difficult conditions in the Baltics.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel formally embarked on a second term on Wednesday, leading a new centre-right coalition that has pledged to make Europe's biggest economy emerge stronger from the global financial crisis.
Sweden’s Handelsbanken on Wednesday announced lower quarterly profits which nevertheless beat forecasts on the back of a jump in earnings from basic lending operations.
Hannover Bishop Margot Käßmann became the first woman to lead the Protestant church in Germany on Wednesday after the majority of the synod voted in her favour.
Nordic banking giant Nordea has reported third quarter profits that far exceeded market expectations, defying predictions of a massive fall in earnings.
Germany's federal ministries have consulted external companies for drafting laws some 60 times since 2000, daily Saarbrücker Zeitung reported on Wednesday.
A mistake which put an Iraqi asylum seeker on the wrong train in Malmö in southern Sweden has forced him to start the asylum process all over again.
Since the global financial crisis began a year ago, one out of every nine Germans have lost their jobs, according to a trade union study cited by daily Rheinische Post on Wednesday.
Superstars U2 announced Wednesday they will perform a free concert at Germany's Brandenburg Gate to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
A new attempt to sell the popular file sharing site The Pirate Bay is underway, as the site’s owners are reportedly discussing bids with four potential buyers.
VfB Stuttgart coach Markus Babbel's position is on thin ice after the Bundesliga club suffered a 1-0 shock defeat on Tuesday in the third round of the German Cup at second division Greuther Fürth.
Around one million Swedes have been vaccinated for the swine flu, according to the country’s public health authorities.