German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble warned on Thursday Berlin's deficit will exceed 5.0 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) next year, as the country's public borrowing balloons to €145 billion ($213 billion).
Nobel season reaches its pinnacle on Thursday evening as the 2009 laureates receive their awards from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and dignitaries gather for the banquet of the year at City Hall in Stockholm.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that plans to tax the bonuses of London bankers was a "very charming idea" but did not say whether Berlin was prepared to heed a Franco-British call to adopt the policy.
As Stockholm gears up for Thursday's Nobel banquet, the foreign ministers of Sweden and Norway have lashed out at Iran for its treatment of 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, who says Iranian authorities confiscated her medal.
German luxury car maker Daimler has told 37,000 workers in Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg that their jobs are safe until 2020 and that the group will create about 2,000 new ones.
Thoughts turn to giving during the holidays and pensioners are among Germany’s most generous donors to charity. But the country's seniors are increasingly demanding to know exactly where their money is going.
A politically active business-owner from Södertälje south of Stockholm is recovering from an axe attack he claims was carried out on the orders of a political rival.
Scientists in Hamburg on Thursday unveiled the world's most powerful weather supercomputer that they hope will provide critical data on global warming for international efforts to combat climate change.
Officials in Baden-Württemberg on Thursday approved a controversial rail project in Stuttgart despite concerns about its impact and a hefty price tag of more than €4 billion.
The Swedish parliament on Wednesday passed controversial new limits on sickness benefits designed to get more people back into the workforce.
A wintery chill has swept over Sweden’s previously sizzling real estate market, with prices for both houses and apartments dropping in November, new statistics show.
What’s on in Sweden: Dubstep comes to Stockholm, Alice Cooper pays a visit to Gothenburg and Elvis has been spotted in Malmö.
If proud pop Joel Sherwood ever had and doubts about Sweden's ability to keep kids occupied, a chance encounter with a baby-friendly booklet was enough to answer all his prayers.
Members of the German military’s elite KSK special forces played a key role in a NATO air strike in Afghanistan that killed scores of civilians, daily Bild reported on Thursday.
Swedish Prime Minster Fredrik Reinfeldt implored the United States on Wednesday to implement more ambitious goals for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Experts are warning of a dangerous trend among German youth after a 14-year-old Brandenburg boy died experimenting with a "self-strangulation game," daily Berliner Morgenpost reported on Thursday.
German consumer protection advocates on Thursday warned parents to beware of online Advent calendar games for children that promise prizes to collect their personal information.
A mysterious bottle that washed up on the shores of Ireland with a cryptic Swedish message inside has a local woman wondering if the note may have been authored by a Swede whose children perished in the 2004 tsunami.
The far-right Sweden Democrat party enjoys the support of 5.1 percent of the electorate, according to a major new survey from Statistics Sweden.
Thousands of students plan to demonstrate on Thursday as state education ministers meet to discuss university reforms in Bonn.
A Swedish national is reportedly among five terror suspects arrested in Pakistan on suspicions of plotting a militant attack, Pakistani authorities said on Wednesday.
Wintry weather is on the way for the weekend as a high pressure system from Scandinavia brings a blast of cold air, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Thursday.
Sweden has scrapped its bid to co-host the Euro 2016 football championships with Norway after the governments of both countries refused to provide financial support for the joint bid, the Swedish Football Federation (SvFF) announced on Wednesday.
Sweden has agreed to provide the EU with 8 billion kronor ($1.12 billion) to help developing countries cope with the effects of climate change, the government announced on Wednesday.
Christian Gross admitted he was delighted to begin his tenure as Stuttgart coach with a 3-1 win over Romania's Unirea Urziceni which sealed his new team's Champions League last 16 berth.