The youth services office in the Bavarian town of Tirschenreuth on Tuesday admitted on partial responsibility in the case of a two-year-old girl whose mother allowed her to starve to death.
Chinese car maker Zhejiang Geely Holding has vowed to pump an extra $900 million dollars into Volvo Cars on top of the $1.8 billion purchase price in a bid to revive the Swedish brand's flagging fortunes.
The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday slashed its growth forecasts for Germany for this year and 2011, warning that a recovery in Europe's top economy would only be "moderate and fragile."
Manchester United's manager Sir Alex Ferguson said his side were gunning for Bayern Munich in a Champion’s League quarter-final clash on Tuesday evening.
The Swedish tax agency has been instructed by the EU commission to revise its procedures for approving surnames after a Spanish-Swedish couple were refused the right to give their son both their names.
Turkey's ambassador to Sweden, Zergün Korutürk, returned to her post in Stockholm on Tuesday, two weeks after she was recalled over the Swedish parliament's recognition of the Ottoman Turk massacre of Armenians as genocide.
A new ban on battery cages for poultry in Germany may mean happier chickens, but it will also force the country to import up to half of its Easter eggs this year.
Vandals in Germany have sabotaged a Google "Street View" car, police said Tuesday, an apparent act of protest against the navigation service that is controversial in the country amid privacy concerns.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble called for greater integration among European Union member states eventually leading to an “economic government” following the Greek debt-crisis.
Foreigners own 33,168 summer houses in Sweden, an increase of four percent on 2008 and nine percent on 2007. Germans, Danes and Norwegians dominate the statistics, a new report shows.
Sweden's Green Party has announced plans to re-introduce a sabbatical leave year, cut the working week and slash sales tax on the service sector - including household services, restaurants, hairdressers and bicycle repairs.
A Berlin firm has developed a new tablet PC called the “WePad” that aims to bridge the gap between the publishing world and the internet while competing with Apple's hotly awaited iPad.
A couple in their seventies are being cared for at a Lund hospital after they were attacked by a young man over a parking space in Landskrona in southern Sweden.
Swedish coach Sven-Göran Eriksson has declared is faith in the abilities of his adopted nation, the Ivory Coast, to survive the World Cup's 'group of death' and progress into the knockout stages in South Africa.
The debate over whether child pornography websites should be blocked or shut down reignited in Germany on Tuesday, as the EU Commission moved to censor offending content.
The German head of petrol providers BP and Aral on Tuesday vehemently rejected accusations that the companies were gouging driver with higher prices ahead of the Easter holiday.
Telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom this month unveiled a quota for female senior executives, but even with more women managers, Germany as a whole still trails far behind in pay equality between the sexes.
Sweden's national lottery operator, Svenska Spel, has managed to track down the lucky winner of a record 214.6 million kronor ($29.5 million) jackpot.
Sweden's largest pension fund has announced the exclusion of Israeli arms maker Elbit Systems from its portfolio of investments for ethical reasons.
The life of Astrid Lindgren, the Swedish author behind children's characters such as Pippi Longstocking, is to be made into a feature length film, her daughter has confirmed.