What's on in Sweden: Skansen Christmas market & Charles Dickens in Stockholm; Swedish Idol & Melissa Horn in Gothenburg; Little Theatre of Gestures in Malmö/Lund
Swedish tennis sensation Robin Söderling felled his second heavyweight of the week in London with a straight set victory over ATP World Tour Finals title holder Novak Djokovic.
In a ruling with potentially wide-ranging fiscal consequences, a court in the state of Lower Saxony on Wednesday ruled a long-standing “solidarity tax” to help fund German reunification was unconstitutional.
In an unprecedented move, Swedish public television will provide viewers with live, web-based broadcasts from the Dreamhack computer gaming convention, which kicks off this Thursday in Jönköping in southern Sweden.
General Motors has decided to keep open all four of its Opel plants in Germany, the US carmaker's interim Europe chief Nick Reilly said on Tuesday.
The rivals of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats, the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), sunk to their worst-ever showing in an opinion poll published Wednesday.
Germany's cabinet approved on Wednesday a 12-month extension of a popular scheme allowing firms to reduce working hours, which has helped keep a lid on unemployment in Europe's biggest economy.
Germany's Olympic champion speedskater Claudia Pechstein remains barred from the sport after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Wednesday rejected her appeal against a ban due to irregularities in her blood.
Police raided an indoor public pool south of Stockholm on Wednesday morning to remove three activists who were part of a group which had occupied the facility for nearly two months.
A verbal spat has broken out between the political opposition and Sweden’s industry minister Maud Olofsson after Left Party leader Lars Ohly blamed the government for the failed sale of Saab.
Bayern Munich's under-pressure coach Louis van Gaal has suspended struggling Italian striker Luca Toni because of a complete breakdown in their relationship, the Bild daily reported Wednesday.
As sports car maker Koenigsegg reverses out of its takeover deal, GM-owned Saab is increasingly being viewed by analysts as a company without a future. It aims to be a volume producer, but last year produced just 93,000 vehicles - a tiny number by global standards.
Sweden's main newspapers on Wednesday struck a gloomy tone about the prospects of Saab Automobile’s survival, the day after luxury automaker Koenigsegg ditched its plans to buy the troubled Swedish brand from US parent General Motors.
It sounded like a plot from a Bond film: a completely bald aristocratic inventor, sitting in his lair in a converted aircraft hangar, plotting the takeover of a huge chunk of the country's industrial heritage. The plan by supercar maker Christian von Koenigsegg to buy troubled Swedish carmaker Saab brought the dreamers and the cynics out in equal numbers.
Apple has summarily removed an iPhone application from German news magazine Stern due to objections over photo galleries featuring too much naked skin, Der Spiegel reported on Wednesday.
Beijing Automotive Industry Holding (BAIC) is weighing up its options after the Koenigsegg Group, of which it was to become a minority owner, broke off negotiations for the acquisition of Saab.
The future of Saab Automobile is hanging in the balance after Swedish sports car maker Koenigsegg announced on Tuesday that it was pulling out of a deal to buy the iconic brand from General Motors.
Holiday shopping went horribly wrong for an elderly woman in Hamburg after she was severely injured when an artificial Christmas tree fell on her, authorities reported late on Tuesday.
Swedish golfers Henrik Stenson and Robert Karlsson are facing tough competition in their attempt to help Sweden repeat its 2008 victory at the World Cup of Golf this week.
A 56-year-old man from Gothenburg has been awarded 60,000 kronor ($8,600) in compensation after being asked an insulting question during an employment interview.
A former Mercedes Benz worker who was tortured during Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship has said that the German auto manufacturer collaborated with the regime.
Retreat from nuclear energy can no longer be halted, Germany’s new Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen told daily Bild on Wednesday.
After decades of progressive weight gain, Swedes’ waistlines appear to have stopped expanding, a new study shows.
VfB Stuttgart kept alive their Champions League hopes on Tuesday night, beating Glasgow Rangers side 2-0 at Ibrox.
A former prison on the outskirts of downtown Stockholm has been honoured as the 2009 hostel of the year by the Swedish Tourist Association (Svenska Turistföreningen – STF).