At least 205 children suffered sexual or physical abuse at Jesuit-run German institutions in recent decades, often with those in charge aware, according to a study released Thursday.
The head of Germany's biggest bank said Thursday it was dangerous to paint banks as immoral institutions that do not contribute to the economy.
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told German officials in talks in Berlin on Thursday that Europe could no longer expect US consumers to support the global economy alone.
The New York Times on Thursday blasted Germany for its reaction to the Greek debt crisis. But the paper’s criticism of Berlin is naïve and flawed, argues The Local’s Marc Young in an editorial rebuttal.
German President Horst Köhler sparked a political storm on Thursday by suggesting Germany’s military involvement in Afghanistan was partly motivated by its economic interests rather than solely to guarantee its security.
Swedish online music service Spotify is starting to become a major revenue stream for Swedish music companies as digital sales are forecast to account for 25 percent of income in 2010.
The Bukowski auction house in central Stockholm was raided on Thursday lunchtime with the thieves reported to have made off with 12 million kronor ($1.5 million) in looted jewellery.
Thousands of passengers on Swedish internal flights are facing delays and cancellations after 230 pilots working for four regional airlines went on strike on Thursday morning.
Organic food, widely assumed to be healthier than conventional groceries, usually have no nutritional advantage at all, according to a comprehensive study released Thursday by German consumer organisation Stiftung Warentest.
German luxury carmaker Daimler announced on Thursday it was starting a joint venture with Chinese auto group BYD (Build Your Dreams) to mass produce electric cars in China.
The author Henning Mankell is among eleven Swedes on the Ship to Gaza - a flotilla of small ships heading to Gaza over the Mediterranean aiming to raise awareness and show solidarity for the Palestinian people.
A publicity-shy German hotelier worth a reported €600 million choked to death on a piece of meat in Hamburg's luxury Atlantic Hotel, police confirmed Thursday morning.
What’s on in Sweden: Irish theatre in Stockholm, monster trucks in Gothenburg and Chris Isaak croons in Malmö.
Crown Princess Victoria’s fiancé Daniel Westling could be granted the title His Royal Highness, according to reports.
Fears the swollen Oder River could burst its banks following massive flooding in Poland intensified Thursday morning, with Brandenburg authorities announcing the maximum threat level.
The Swedish government has sacked the director-general of the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), Anders Nordström, and announced a major overhaul of the sternly criticised public authority.
A new poll shows Sweden’s opposition Social Democrats have fallen to their lowest level of support since the 2006 election.
This week's highlights: Film Festivals in Berlin, Frankfurt, and Hamburg, zoo history in Cologne and Polaroids in Düsseldorf.
Germany needed to consider reducing the size of its armed forces, the opposition Greens said on Thursday.
Swedes continue to turn their backs on the Church of Sweden with new figures indicating that the longer term fall in members has now started to hit baptisms and weddings.
Stockholm's Moderna Museet has been roundly criticised by the Swedish National Audit Office (Riksrevisionen) for inadequate control of its collections, after it emerged that a work by US pop artist Andy Warhol has disappeared, the Svenska Dagbladet daily reports.
Bayern defender Philipp Lahm will lead Germany in the football World Cup in South Africa in the wake of captain Michael Ballack’s injury, media reported Thursday.
The Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) has reiterated its call for a state-run unemployment insurance fund, party leader Jan Björklund has confirmed.
Delays were expected at Berlin’s airports Thursday morning after some ground staff went on strike as a warning shot over failed wage negotiations, the trade union has announced.