The Swedish EU presidency can begin its hunt for a new EU Council president after Czech President Vaclav Klaus put pen to paper on Tuesday to make his country the last in the union to sign the Lisbon Treaty.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel used a historic address to the US Congress on Tuesday to issue a heartfelt plea to combat climate change, likening the problem to a second Berlin Wall.
As the SM Guld [Swedish championship gold medal] makes its way to Solna, Nic Townsend looks back at another eventful season in Sweden’s premier football competition.
As thousands of people celebrated the opening of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, Victor Grossman feared he might be arrested. Brett Neely meets the American defector who fled to communist East Germany after deserting from the US Army.
Thieves have stolen the valuable crest of a medieval church steeple in Göttingen – though no one noticed for up to nine days, police in Lower Saxony reported on Tuesday.
A once moderate Muslim spokesperson who last year came out as an Islamist radical has announced plans to start a political party uniting all of Sweden’s anti-Zionists.
Germany's formerly communist eastern states need just 10 more years to match the economic output of the poorest western states, according to a new study released by the IW economic institute in Cologne on Tuesday.
A Swedish job advertisement seeking candidates who aren't afraid to get naked and are practiced in the art of making out in bars has been pulled due to concerns from the National Public Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen).
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Tuesday put pressure on both the United States and China to do more to fight climate change ahead of a UN-sponsored summit on the issue set to take place in Copenhagen in December.
Four women who were denied sick benefits during their pregnancies have won a landmark discrimination case against Sweden’s National Social Insurance agency (Försäkringskassan).
Small general stores are making a comeback in German villages because residents are no longer willing to drive long distances to remote supermarkets, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Tuesday.
The owners of Swedish budget airline Skyways have announced plans to sell the carrier for one krona ($0.14) amid continuing economic problems.
Liberal Party politician Jan-Erik Brohede has died of a swine flu-related illness at the age of 48, newspaper Nerikes Allehanda reports.
An obese man is dead after he refused to have an X-ray taken in a machine for zoo animals because he was too large for one at a Hamburg hospital, daily Bild reported on Tuesday.
German luxury car maker BMW on Tuesday posted dismal third quarter figures and warned there was no guarantee of a recovery in the coming months despite strong growth in China.
Breaking a long-standing semantic taboo in Berlin, German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said on Tuesday that Taliban forces are waging a "war" against the international community.
Three lion cubs born last week at Borås Zoo have been put to sleep after their mother refused to rear them.
A German Luftwaffe fighter jet recently intercepted a Russian military aircraft threatening the airspace of NATO's Baltic members, the Rheinische Post daily reported on Tuesday.
A 29-year-old counselor caught secretly filming naked children at a Swedish summer camp won’t be punished for his crimes.
Six people were injured on Monday night in a dramatic accident involving a semi-truck from Lithuania and a blood donor van from the German Red Cross on the A5 motorway near Gießen in Hesse.
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt met with Barack Obama on Monday to discuss how to reach what the US President called an "important deal" at the upcoming Copenhagen conference on climate change.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will deliver a major speech to the US Congress on Tuesday, nearly two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall and as the transatlantic alliance faces new challenges such as Afghanistan and climate change.