Germany insisted on Tuesday it would not jump to the rescue of debt-laden Greece, digging in against fierce pressure from its euro area partners days ahead of a crucial EU summit.
Sweden is expected to post a budget surplus next year as the effects of the financial crisis continue to recede, according to a financial authority report.
Stress about work is playing ever greater havoc with the mental health of Germans, with sick days due to depression and angst almost doubling in less than 20 years, according to a study released on Tuesday.
British faith healer Mervyn Johnson, recently released from jail, participated last week in a healing session in Västerås in central Sweden just three years after he was convicted of sexually abusing several women and children.
Dresden has long been known as centre for quality handicrafts, but an erotic shop is taking a new twist on the tradition by offering dildos formed from local Elbe River sandstone.
The days are numbered for the 20 kronor ($3) note, known as 'Selman' as it depicts the celebrated Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf, with a new coin set to replace the paper bill.
Germany's Hartz IV welfare recipients will not get additional money to clothe their fast-growing children after a court ruled Tuesday that a revolving wardrobe door was just a fact of life for parents of young kids.
Europe's biggest car maker, Volkswagen, announced on Tuesday a long-awaited capital increase aimed at ensuring strong credit ratings as VW takes over the luxury sports car maker Porsche.
The Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman (Justitieombudsman - JO) has launched an inquiry into demands by several Swedish universities for employment applications to be submitted in English.
The Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) has announced the opening of its internet declaration service, enabling those with electronic identification to declare their taxes online from Tuesday.
The introduction of a parental leave gender-equity bonus on July 1st 2008 has had no effect on how parents elect to divide up time spent caring for their children, a new report from the Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) shows.
The Gulf emirate of Qatar is looking for more German investment opportunities after becoming the third biggest shareholder in Volkswagen, a top official told the business daily Handelsblatt.
Few things rouse German national pride like Teutonic bread, which is why the country’s bakers are fuming this week against supposed EU plans to label their loaves unhealthy due to high amounts of salt.
The Umeå University student union has found itself fighting accusations of sexism after a raucous dinner party organised by business students last weekend.
An 88-year-old former SS hit man was given a life sentence Tuesday for shooting dead three civilians in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands in 1944.
A huge jump in left-wing extremist and anarchist crime has reportedly sent the number of politically motivated offences in Germany soaring to its highest level since records began.
When a man stopped to offer his help at the scene of an accident outside Alingsås in western Sweden on Monday, a couple who had been involved in the crash took the chance to steal his car.
US aerospace giant Boeing lashed out Monday at Germany's plans for a multibillion-euro loan to develop Airbus's A350 airliner, ahead of a WTO ruling on EU aid to its European arch-rival.
One of Germany’s “wise men” of economics has cast doubt on the government’s plan to charge banks a levy that would be used to bail out troubled financial institutions, warning on Tuesday it could spark a credit crisis.
Former justice minister Thomas Bodström has called for the resignation of his successor, Beatrice Ask, after the minister proposed that suspected sex buyers should be named and shamed.