Reigning Olympic champions Sweden saw off the challenge of Belarus on Friday, eight years on from a defeat at the hands of the same opponents that still haunts the men in blue and yellow.
Swedish cross-country skier Anna Haag clinched a superb second spot on Friday in the 15 km pursuit event at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
Police issued an arrest warrant on Friday for the 23-year-old man who is suspected of stabbing his former teacher to death at a Ludwigshafen vocational school on Thursday. A search of his apartment revealed a stockpile of weaponry.
Faced with a looming pilot strike on Monday, Lufthansa has prepared an emergency flight schedule in an attempt to avert what could be the worst disruption in service to hit the airline in years.
Continuing his fiery criticism of Germany’s social welfare benefits, Foreign Minister and head of the pro-business Free Democrats Guido Westerwelle on Friday advocated tough action against those who abuse them.
Vladimir Antonov, the Russian businessman and backer of Spyker Cars, has pledged that he is ready to lend $100 million to the Dutch car maker in order to finance their takeover of Saab, according to details from an interview with news agency Reuters.
A bill proposing tuition fees for students from non-EU countries will enable Sweden to compete on a more level playing field with universities in other countries, argues Niklas Tranæus from the Swedish Institute.
Snowfalls of up to 30-40 centimetres have been forecast for southern and central areas of Sweden on Friday evening. Meteorological agency SMHI has issued a storm warning with traffic disruption as a result.
Ikea's founder Ingvar Kamprad on Friday expressed "distress" over a bribery affair which has led to the firing of the Swedish furniture giant's two top managers of its Russian division.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday the international community had little choice but to consider fresh sanctions on Iran as Germany's two biggest insurers pulled out of the Islamic republic.
Augsburg Bishop Walter Mixa on Friday faced continuing criticism for claiming the sexual revolution was partially to blame for the widespread abuse of children at German Catholic schools.
As of March, Baden-Württemberg will become the first state in Germany to institute a ban on retail alcohol sales between the hours of 10 pm and 5 am, the state Interior Ministry announced on Friday.
University fees for foreign students studying in Sweden will be introduced in the autumn of 2011, the Swedish government announced on Friday morning.
A poverty relief organisation in Berlin is under pressure this week after it emerged that the director’s company car is a Maserati driven by two chauffeurs.
Student groups have roundly criticised the Swedish government's move to charge fees to non-EU/EEA college and universty students from the autumn term 2011.
Munich Re, the world's biggest reinsurer, on Friday became the latest German firm to pull out of Iran as pressure grows for new sanctions against the Islamic republic over its nuclear programme.
Two Moderate Party politicians in Stockholm have handed in their resignations amid an ongoing internal vote-rigging probe.
Insurers are paying a hefty toll for this season’s brutal winter and are expected to cover tens of thousands more accidents this year, a media report said on Friday.
The achievement brought a broad smile, but tears then trickled down the cheeks of Maria Riesch as she finally became Germany's Olympic golden girl on Thursday.
A big-budget German movie about the Nazis' most successful propaganda picture and the pact with the devil sealed by its lead actor premiered to boos Thursday at the Berlin Film Festival.
A spectacular auto accident in Wiesbaden on Thursday night has led to the death of an 82-year-old woman, police in the German state of Hesse reported.
The opposition Social Democrats have called for legislation to force all of Sweden's municipalities to accept their share of refugees. The new integration policy proposal was presented by Luciano Astudillo and Anders Lago in newspaper Dagens Nyheter on Friday.
A water leak led on Thursday to the discovery of a small cannabis farm in a school in southern Sweden, local newspaper Blekinge Läns Tidning reports.
The Swedish government has announced plans for the sale of its stake in SAS Scandinavian Airlines after seeking parliamentary approval on Thursday.