Faced with post-holiday bloat, Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times, parses the decision by German women’s magazine Brigitte to stop using skinny models.
Israeli President Shimon Peres arrived in Germany on Monday at the start of a visit set to culminate in a historic speech in parliament to mark the Holocaust.
A German health insurance official on Monday said additional fees for statutory insurance are likely to be implemented nationwide by 2011 at the latest.
A 29-year-old man has been brutally beaten by a group of teenagers in a Munich S-Bahn commuter train, police reported on Monday.
A burglar breaking into a workshop outside of Rostock chose not to steal the construction company’s expensive equipment – opting instead for calendars of scantily clad women.
A police raid in southern Sweden has led to the discovery of a dazzling array of stolen goods, including boat engines, vehicles, heat pumps, weapons, musical instruments, psalm books, lamps, computers, glass objects, fittings for an entire kitchen, and a spiral staircase.
A foreign tourist and a local teen were shot in in the Sofielund neighbourhood of Malmö in southern Sweden on Sunday night.
Germany's rail operator Deutsche Bahn Monday said it had selected industrial giant Siemens as its "preferred bidder" for a record order of 300 trains worth up to €6 billion.
A convicted rapist considered to be one of Sweden’s most dangerous repeat sex offenders is set to become a father following a secret romance with a female prison guard, one of several inmate-guard love affairs reported to have taken place at a prison in central Sweden.
Fresh falls of snow and biting winds are expected to hit Sweden later this week as a low pressure belt makes its way across the country.
An increasing number of German smokers are turning to contraband cigarettes in response to higher tobacco taxes, according to research published on Monday.
General Motors and the Swedish government have both poured cold water on rumours that Saab has been sold to Dutch sports car maker Spyker.
The Moderate Party is making an election year play to increase its appeal to feminist voters, promising to take on gender-based pay disparities and ranking schools according to gender equity, among other proposals.
German justice authorities said Monday they have ordered an international arrest warrant for ex-Argentine military dictator Jorge Rafael Videla over the killing of a German citizen while he was in power.
Alice and Lucas have topped the list for the most popular names given to newborns in Sweden in 2009. It was a dark year for Jennifer and Johan, however, two previous favourites that have dropped out of the top 100.
Is the German penchant for cheap eats threatening more than the country's miserly gullets? AFP's Frederic Happe reports on how the trend towards budget victuals is affecting food producers.
A woman should take over the top position for the socialist party The Left after Oskar Lafontaine’s resignation this weekend, the party’s parliamentary group deputy chairman Bodo Ramelow suggested on Monday.
Dutch billionaire businessman Marcel Boekhoorn has upped his investment in Saab suitor Spyker Cars of the Netherlands, trade union newspaper Dagens Arbete reports.
Swedish telecom giant Ericsson on Monday reported a 92 percent drop in net profits for the fourth quarter, adding that it would now cut 6,500 jobs under its restructuring plan.
Snow and ice caused havoc on German roads and disruptions at the country’s largest airport in Frankfurt on Monday. Meteorologists expect the deep freeze to continue all week.
Rising star Toni Kroos was both chief playmaker and goalscorer on Sunday in Leverkusen's 3-0 win over Hoffenheim that knocked his parent club Bayern Munich off the top of the table.
Swedish far-right businessman Patrik Brinkmann has announced he will pour €5 million ($7.1 million) into the coffers of Pro NRW, an anti-Islam populist party based in Cologne, Germany