Each February, Swedish parents take an estimated 600,000 paid leave days to take care of sick children, according to new Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) statistics.
National coach Joachim Löw ended his stand-off with the German Football Federation (DFB) on Tuesday, as both parties agreed to plough all their efforts into Germany's 2010 World Cup campaign.
The tough economic climate is failing to dent Germans’ enthusiasm for Karneval, with partygoers set to spend €300 million on costumes and makeup during this year’s season, the Toy Retailers’ Association said Monday.
Jobseekers with Turkish names are clearly discriminated against when looking for work in Germany, a study released this week has found.
Best-selling teenage novelist Helene Hegemann rejected accusations of plagiarism in her debut novel “Axolotl Roadkill” on Tuesday, after it emerged she had taken slabs of text from an anonymous author and blogger.
Swedish author and anti-war activist Jan Myrdal, 82, has sparked outrage following a public lecture in which he appeared to welcome the killing of Swedish, US and other soldiers.
China overtook Germany last year to become the world's leading exporter as German trade suffered its sharpest slump since 1950, figures from Germany's Federal Statistics Office showed on Tuesday.
The number of asylum seekers deported from Sweden rose by 1,300 during 2009, according to new figures from the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket).
Cross-country skiing, isn't that like alpine skiing but on the flat?
Three men have been arrested in Afghanistan on suspicion of being connected to the deaths of the two Swedish soldiers near Mazar-e Sharif on Sunday, according to a report in the Expressen newspaper.
Are these guys insane? Leaping at high speed from two daunting, hills with just a pair of skis to save them?
The Swedish Welfare Board (Socialstyrelsen) is set to investigate the Swedish Public Dental Service (Folktandvården) after a nine-year-old girl died following repeated visits to the dentist complaining of toothache and an abscess.
Opel boss Nick Reilly presented on Tuesday a plan for the future of the ailing General Motors unit, with a forecast loss of 8,300 jobs from a total of around 50,000, as expected.
Millions of German families on welfare could receive more government assistance after the nation’s highest court ruled Tuesday the controversial Hartz IV system of payments was unconstitutional.
The president of Hamburg's city parliament is reportedly in hot water for ordering authorities to clear the footpaths of ice outside his own home while leaving the rest of the city to slip and slide their way home.
Swedbank has reported a bigger than expected operating loss of 1.6 billion kronor ($226.7 million) for the final quarter of 2009, largely due to its heavy exposure in the Baltic States and Russia, yet the bank's CEO Michael Wolf sees opportunities for profits in 2010.
Eleven months after the deadly collapse of Cologne’s city archive, a construction worker has given investigators their first confession in the case, media reports said on Tuesday.
Troubled Scandinavian airline SAS has announced a new share issue to raise 5 billion kronor ($674 million) as well as a programme of cuts and savings designed to save a further 2 billion kronor.
Buyers at the Berlin film festival will be seeing triple this year, as 3-D productions such as "Avatar" transform the global cinema industry.
One day ahead of wage talks with state and municipal employers, public workers' union Verdi called for further temporary strikes on Tuesday – this time at airports in Munich and Nuremberg.
79-year-old Ingrid Ståhl of Malmö in southern Sweden found out to her surprise that she had been registered as dead after a mistake by the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket).
Swedish tennis star Robin Söderling showed no signs of the elbow complaint which knocked him out of the Australian Open as he earned a straight sets win over Frenchman Florent Serra on Monday in the Rotterdam Open.
A 29-year-old man was shot on Södermalm in Stockholm on Monday night. He was hit in the leg and in the shoulder, but was able to call an ambulance.