BMW and its Chinese partner will invest five billion yuan ($732 million) to expand production capacity in the world's biggest car market, the German auto maker said Thursday.
A new programme is helping 17 Turkish imams learn German in a bid for improved integration, a North Rhine-Westphalian cultural organisation said on Thursday.
Swedish health authorities have lowered the recommended age-limit for the swine flu vaccine from three years old to six months as the number of cases has doubled in the last week.
Nordic telecom operator TeliaSonera and Russia’s Altimo have decided to combine their stakes in MegaFon and Turkcell in a new company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Doctors in Bavaria have become the first in Europe to test a new post-mastectomy plastic surgery procedure that uses subcutaneous pig tissue, the University of Munich’s women’s health centre announced on Thursday.
The conditions of two of the soldiers injured in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan on Wednesday are reported to have deteriorated overnight.
The father of the boy who killed 15 people in Winnenden last spring faces charges of negligent manslaughter for not securing the gun his son used in the rampage, the Baden-Württemberg state justice ministry in Stuttgart confirmed on Thursday.
Two female council employees in Motala, central Sweden, came to blows after a woman became irritated by another's choice of perfume, resulting in a physical attack and a death threat.
Is it the chiselled jaw, the tall and blonde reputation or the manly genes of their Viking roots?
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on Thursday ruled out a major tax reform before 2013, potentially setting the stage for conflict within Chancellor Angela Merkel's new centre-right coalition.
A former youth hostel in Vellinge outside of Malmö in southern Sweden opened its doors on Thursday as temporary housing for refugee children, despite bitter complaints from local residents and politicians.
Virtually every Swede between the ages of 16- and 30-years-old uses the internet on a daily basis, a new report shows.
Around 35,000 people took part in a solemn procession through central Hannover to pay their respects to Robert Enke, the star goalkeeper who committed suicide this week, police said Thursday.
As student protests across Germany continue, Education Minister Annette Schavan on Thursday called for states to quickly enact reforms that have already been agreed upon.
What's on in Sweden: International film festival & monster truck extravaganza in Stockholm; Cliff Richard & The Shadows (UK) in Gothenburg; Tower of Power (US) in Malmö/Lund.
This Week's Highlights: Botticelli comes to Frankfurt, Phoenix plays Hamburg, and Berlin hosts a British film festival.
Amid growing concerns about a bubble in the Swedish housing market, warnings about future interest rate hikes appear to have caused a slowdown in rising home prices.
Many of Peru's grittiest slums can only dream of access to water. But thanks to a German NGO, simple technology and hard work, some humble homes are the first to use plastic netting to harvest water from the fog cloaking the night sky, writes AFP's Luis Jaime Cisneros.
The wet and windy weather in Germany will continue into the weekend, but it is set to become considerably warmer.
Under heavy security, German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Thursday to meet with international military commanders and Afghan officials.
A hungry thief sent an employee from a Stockholm-area McDonald’s to hospital on Wednesday night before making off with a booty that included more than just money.
Swedish swimmer Therese Alshammar set a new world record at the World Cup meet in Stockholm on Wednesday, while another one of her previous world records fell.
Sweden’s highest court on Wednesday rejected a request from Turkey to have one of its citizens extradited to face accusations of committing murder while a member of the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).