The extreme winter weather has damaged up to 40 percent of Germany’s roads, creating problems that will be extremely expensive for cities already struggling financially, technical inspection association TÜV reported on Friday.
The 40 millionth Ford “Made in Germany” rolled from the US carmaker’s plant in Cologne on Friday – some 85 years after starting production in the country.
The former commander of the Russian navy's Baltic fleet denied on Friday that Russia dumped radioactive and chemical waste into Swedish waters in the Baltic Sea in the early 1990s.
Fears that uncertain recovery in Europe's biggest economy could stall were stoked Friday when data showed that German industrial production suffered a sharp setback in December.
The two political blocs have drawn to within three percentage points of each other in a new voter poll from Demoskop published in the Expressen newspaper on Friday.
An orthodontist in the state of Baden-Württemberg has reportedly turned a 16-year-old boy out of her practice because she was offended by his name – “Cihad,” an alternate spelling for “Jihad,” which she interpreted to mean “holy war.”
A Swedish biotechnology firm has developed a new medicine which provides hope for sufferers of Huntington's disease, according to a report in Göteborgs-Posten.
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The Svea Court of Appeal has confirmed the sentences for the two teenagers convicted in the killing of 15-year-old Therese Johansson Rojo in the Stockholm suburb of Stureby last summer.
Bayern Munich are expected to be without French midfielder Franck Ribery when they hunt their eighth straight Bundesliga win against defending champions Wolfsburg on Saturday.
Sven Thidevall, a Church of Sweden bishop in Växjö in southern Sweden, has been obliged to seek the solace of sick leave after an office quarrel ended in a bout of clerical fisticuffs.
Swedish truck maker Volvo said on Friday that it sees signs of recovery in the global economy, despite reporting widening losses in the fourth quarter of 2009.
In a further sign of Beijing's growing military clout around the globe, China's foreign minister will open this weekend's Munich Security Conference for the first time.
The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, became so enamoured with traditional Swedish advent candlesticks while attending the December climate summit that he took 15 of them home with him.
Swedish Saab dealers have said they are willing to stump up millions of kronor to help Dutch sportscar maker Spyker secure its purchase of Saab Automobile.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her centre-right coalition on Thursday evening following widespread criticism that the government had bungled its first 100 days in power.
Public workers continued their third day of limited strikes on Friday, as employees in Frankfurt and Saarbrücken walked off their jobs in an ongoing labour dispute.
A British airman died Thursday after being hit by an avalanche while skiing in Germany as part of a training exercise, defence officials said.
Negotiations over Germany coach Joachim Löw's contract extension have been postponed until after the World Cup finals, the German Football Federation (DFB) announced on Thursday.
Sweden has declared a target of ten medals at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver, despite a record haul of 14 in Turin four years ago.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has asked for an explanation from the previous Social Democrat government over Russia's release of toxic waste into Swedish waters in the Baltic Sea.
A 55-year-old woman was seriously injured by falling snow from the roof of a building in Blackeberg in Stockholm on Thursday. The cold snap has led to a record number of reports from worried pedestrians over hanging ice.