Residents of Malmö have received food for thought from a concerned countryman who has proposed translating the city's name to Mothvirgin, thus making it more accessible in the English-speaking world, local newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.
Medical experts warned of grave health danger to children on Monday following weekend reports that many important infant vaccinations have not been delivered to German hospitals since late January.
The harsh winter weather continued to batter Germany on Monday, with more snow in the forecast. Hospitals reported a spike in ice-related injuries and an ice breaker delivered provisions to the Baltic Sea island of Hiddensee, which has been unreachable for weeks.
Shares in German-based SAP, the world's largest professional software group, slumped Monday after the company said Leo Apotheker would step down as chief executive officer to be replaced by two company insiders.
Saturday's Melodifestivalen heat was watched by almost three million Swedes as Eurovision fever gripped the country once again.
The party could soon be over for Germany’s smallest Karneval parade unless the town of Unna in North Rhine-Westphalia can find a replacement for its retiring merry jester.
Sweden’s National Public Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen) has been fined for discriminating against a Muslim man who had his benefits withdrawn after refusing to shake the hand of a female CEO.
The EU's competition watchdog has approved the Swedish government's intention to guarantee a European Investment Bank (EIB) loan to automaker Saab.
Indie cinemas are a dying breed the world over... except in Berlin, home to nearly 60 small arthouse and neighbourhood venues. The fight for survival is brutal. But as Exberliner magazine's Alice Harrison reports, some of them are even getting the red carpet treatment at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Deutsche Bahn CEO Rüdiger Grube has personally intervened after a 16-year-old girl thrown off a train on one of the coldest nights of the year was compensated by the company with a bottle of wine.
A German tax dodger has won millions in damages in a suit against his Liechtenstein bank for failing to reveal that his information was stolen along with hundreds of other account holders and sold to Berlin for a criminal investigation.
The wait for a rental apartment in Stockholm averages 104 weeks, rising to as much as 20 years for attractive areas. In many comparable EU cities apartments can be found immediately and often at little or no extra cost, a new survey shows.
This month Rhine-online, the Rhineland’s leading English-language website, offers some Karneval insight, uncovers a Mapplethorpe retrospective in Düsseldorf, and dines the Michelin-way in Königswinter.
Military police are conducting an investigation into reports that the two Swedish military officers and their local interpreter killed on Sunday west of Mazar-e Sharif in Afghanistan were attacked by a police officer.
A Stockholm police officer has been reminded of his responsibilities after being caught in a Thai massage parlour under surveillance by the vice squad.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners, the pro-business Free Democrats, have agreed to quicken the pace of their promised reforms in reaction to the party's rapidly falling public approval ratings.
The number of Swedish firms filing for bankruptcy declined by 14 percent in January in comparison with the corresponding month in 2009. 484 companies went to the wall during the month.
Public workers’ union Verdi called for strikes in northern Germany on Monday as their wage dispute with state and municipal employers continued.
South Korea is keen to learn from Germany's experience of melding capitalist and communist rival states, officials said after a presidential summit on Monday.
Mehdi Kadirou, a rejected asylum seeker, has been kept locked up for 18 months in an Uppsala cell while the police and migration authorities decide where to return him, according to a report in the local Upsala Nya Tidning newspaper.
Six people suffered smoke injuries, with one also sustaining burns, in a fire which ravaged an apartment block in Östermalm in central Stockholm on Sunday.