German retail sales fell by 1.8 percent last year, final figures released Tuesday by the national statistics service showed, the biggest decline since euro notes and coins were introduced in 2002.
Germany said Tuesday it would pay for data on some 1,500 suspected tax dodgers with funds stashed in Swiss accounts, waving aside concerns that the allegedly stolen material would not stand up in court.
Mountain lodges in a prime Swedish ski resort have grown in value by a whopping 153 percent since 1991, new figures show.
The German government should have no qualms about buying stolen Swiss information on rich tax dodgers, argues Ludwig Greven from Zeit Online.
Buying stolen Swiss information on rich tax dodgers is wrong and puts Germany on shaky moral ground, argues Kai Biermann from Zeit Online.
An Iranian-born German citizen is fighting to have his name removed from Interpol’s most-wanted list after allegedly being placed there by Iran for his work with Kurdish activists opposed to the regime in Tehran.
German film Das weiße Band, or “The White Band,” has been nominated for two Oscars in 2010, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed on Tuesday.
Police in Poland have issued a warrant for the arrest of Anders Högström, a former neo-Nazi recently indicted over the theft of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from the Auschwitz death camp.
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Birgitta Ohlsson was named as Sweden's new EU minister on Tuesday. An outspoken advocate of feminism, equality and civil liberties issues, as well as a keen supporter of Nato membership, Ohlsson also harbours dreams of a top UN human rights post.
German industrial group Siemens said Tuesday it would spend 16 billion rupees ($346 million) in India, mainly in renewable energy, as part of a drive to step up investment in the country.
Sweden and Poland's foreign ministers have joined forces in calling on the United States and Russia to sharply reduce their nuclear weapons arsenals in Europe.
Unrelenting winter weather forced the evacuation of a Baltic Sea island and caused hundreds of traffic accidents in Germany on Tuesday, as another storm threatened to dump more snow across much of the country.
A government report has recommended that children of all asylum seekers should be given the right to attend pre-schools and schools, bringing Sweden closer into line with UN conventions.
A 37-year-old British citizen has been arrested in Sweden after staff on a Ryanair plane claimed they spotted him secretly filming their security procedures.
Ten years after a fiery crash ended the dream of supersonic travel, a French court will Tuesday try to determine who was to blame for the Concorde disaster that killed 113 people – including 97 Germans.
The scope of a child sex abuse scandal that was uncovered at an elite Berlin Catholic school last week has spread to other parts of Germany and beyond, the provincial superior for the country’s Jesuit order Stefan Dartmann has revealed.
Spyker CEO Victor Muller is missing a third of the funds required to complete the purchase of Saab from GM as questions mount over the secret financiers rumoured to be backing the deal, according to the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper.
A 21-year-old man has been charged with the brutal assault of his 19-year-old ex-girlfriend in Kristianstad in southern Sweden in November.
A dead baby has been found abandoned in the the snow in the southwestern German state of Saarland, the German Red Cross (DRK) and the police confirmed late on Monday.
Birgitta Ohlsson has been named as Liberal Party colleague Cecilia Malmström's successor as Sweden's EU minister despite the initial reservations of party leader Jan Björklund.
The world's biggest reinsurer, Munich Re, reported Tuesday that net profit soared 62 percent last year, exceeding the group's own forecast owing to a sharp decline in natural disasters.
A Los Angeles court has found 35-year-old Swedish hip-hop artist David Moses Jassy, aka Monopoly, guilty of the murder of a jazz pianist in Hollywood in November 2008.
A 45-year-old woman from Småland in southern Sweden has been killed by a jellyfish while on holiday in Malaysia, writes the Aftonbladet newspaper.
German cities and municipalities say they have reached an emergency financial situation with soaring deficits following the worst recession since the Second World War.