What's on in Sweden: International film festival & Simple Minds (UK) in Stockholm; Christmas market & Takida in Gothenburg; The Sonics (US) in Malmö/Lund.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that crunch UN climate talks in Copenhagen next month must lay the groundwork for a binding international pact to be signed in the first half of 2010.
Two German utilities – Vattenfall and EWE – announced on Wednesday they would dramatically raise electricity prices for their customers starting next year, blaming the higher cost of renewable energy.
The Federal Statistic's Office on Wednesday forecast Germany's rapidly ageing population was likely to decline by 20 percent to around 65 million by 2060.
More than one hundred Swedes who were defrauded of tens of millions of kronor by a group of phony stockbrokers will likely never see their money again.
Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt expressed concern on Wednesday over human rights deficiencies in Russia. Reinfeldt, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency, was speaking at the end of an EU-Russia summit.
Sweden on Wednesday returned the skeletal remains of Maori people, which were removed from New Zealand in the mid to late nineteenth century.
A trial opened in Germany on Wednesday with all the elements of a 21st-century spy thriller: the Balkan criminal underworld, betrayal of state secrets and careless pillow-talk to a gay lover.
Sweden’s cultural heritage is virtually unknown outside the country’s borders. Swedes should be better at using culture to promote their own country, writes Olle Wästberg, Director-General of the Swedish Institute.
A Swedish newspaper has finally resolved the gripping YouTube mystery of an errant frisbee that struck a young man's face, causing him to spill a drink down the front of his shirt and go ballistic.
Swedish hospitals are increasingly turning to electroshock therapy to treat depression, but have failed to adequately warn patients about the risk for memory loss associated with the treatment, a Sveriges Television (SVT) report reveals.
The massive student protests across Germany this week appear to have prodded officials to undertake educational reforms, including changes to bachelor's programmes and financial aid.
A massive fraud ring in Spain has sparked a growing recall of German credit cards, with customers of nearly all banks in the country affected. Some 100,000 cards been affected so far.
Nearly one in ten Swedes in their forties is currently receiving some type of benefit due to illness or disability, according to a new report.
A 20-year-old woman from Norrköping in eastern Sweden has died after contracting the swine flu virus.
A "temple city of the arts" lies in the centre of Berlin on an island in the River Spree. The Old Museum designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and built in 1830 was the first building on Berlin Museum Island and the first public museum in Prussia.
The German Weather Service warned on Wednesday a low pressure system over the North Sea could bring hurricane-force winds of 115 kilometres per hour to Germany’s northwestern coast.
A businessman from southern Sweden who attempted to pay for sex from two 18-year-old women instead found himself caught up in a blackmail scheme.
Germany's cabinet decided on Wednesday to extend the mandate for its unpopular military mission in Afghanistan by one year, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
Despite increased risks facing Swedish troops in Afghanistan, vital medical personnel are still in short supply in the field.
A Swedish ice hockey player who was sentenced to two months in prison after fighting with an opposing player has had his sentence reduced upon appeal.
A 13-year-old serial thief responsible for more than 140 crimes is being shipped off to Eastern Europe for a year in a dramatic effort to get his life back on track, youth officials in the German state of Hesse said this week.
Both Germany captain Michael Ballack and his Chelsea teammate Didier Drogba have been ruled out for Wednesday's friendly match, as the mourning Germans prepare to take on the Ivory Coast.