The German economic recovery has accelerated in recent months, the central bank said Wednesday, fuelling expectation it could raise its growth forecast for Europe's biggest economy.
Germany's world-famous beer festival Oktoberfest said Wednesday that it has upped the price for its huge mugs of amber nectar to almost €9 for this year's 200th anniversary event.
With skittish Germans fearing the imminent collapse of the euro, Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for the British newspaper The Times, decides it’s time to buy gold. Or sell it.
Robin Soderling took just 71 super-charged minutes to sweep aside hapless American Taylor Dent on Wednesday to reach the third round of the French Open.
A man who was due to testify against a member of the Black Cobra criminal gang has been shot at a bus stop in Malmö. A female bystander was also injured in the shooting. Both victims were shot in the leg.
A Swedish court ruled Wednesday that Irish low-cost airline Ryanair had no obligation to compensate a couple stranded in Brussels when one of its flights was cancelled due to heavy fog.
Stuttgart police on Wednesday said they had arrested a band of men working for a collection agency who allegedly kidnapped a woman and held her for more than a day before realising they’d snatched the wrong person.
Swedish-born children of foreign-born parents are faced with lifelong challenges that differ greatly from those faced by people with two Swedish-born parents, a new report from Statistics Sweden (SCB) shows.
Nearly one in four households, or 22 percent, would have difficulty dealing with an unforeseen expense of 5,000 kronor ($635), according to a study by Länsförsäkringar.
Germany on Wednesday defended its decision last week to ban naked short selling, saying it wanted a "signal to markets" it will not tolerate "excessive speculation" regardless of international criticism.
Germany's injured captain Michael Ballack has warned his country's football fans against having high expectations for the World Cup finals in South Africa.
The former communications chief of the Swedish Red Cross has been sentenced to five years in prison for swindling the organization out of millions of kronor.
A Swedish appeals court convicted a man in absentia of assault in April. The man's absence turned out to be due to his untimely death a month previously and the prosecutor has now called on the court to re-open the case.
The eurozone’s Greek crisis has stoked German fears of impending inflation and crushing debt, according to a poll published on Wednesday.
A court in Munich on Wednesday jailed a former spy for the German BND intelligence service for more than two years for sharing top secret information with his boyfriend while working in Kosovo.
Poland, Romania and the United States were the largest sources of immigration to Germany last year, which surged by six percent according to official figures.
Swedish household borrowing continues to increase at one of the world's highest rates and economists at the state Housing Credit Guarantee Board (Statens bostadskreditnämnd - BKN) have raised concerns over the risks for individuals, house prices, and the Swedish economy.
Following the surprise resignation by conservative Hesse state premier Roland Koch, the Christian Democratic (CDU) state parliamentary group has unanimously chosen Hessian Interior Minister Volker Bouffier to succeed him.
Floodwaters from Poland have arrived in eastern Germany earlier than expected, hitting the second-highest warning level and rising, officials said on Wednesday morning.
Almost a quarter of Green Party support could consider voting for one of the centre-right Alliance coalition parties, a new survey has shown.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks with Saudi King Abdullah late on Tuesday after calling for Gulf nations to help press Iran over its nuclear drive, the official SPA news agency said.
Iraqi Airways has announced that it is cutting services to Sweden and the UK after an "escalation" of a legal battle with Kuwait, that state carrier said on Tuesday.
Uppsala University has invited artist Lars Vilks to speak again after his lecture on May 11th was interrupted when he was attacked.