Sweden’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest might have disappeared without trace in last week’s competition, but now a runner-up is belatedly rescuing Swedish pride by becoming a European sensation - thanks to a one-minute appearance during the music jamboree.
The French head of the European Central Bank on Monday differed sharply with his possible German successor over a radical switch of ECB policy to buy up government bonds which critics say could stoke inflation.
A major project is underway at Uppsala University to try and return the remains of Sami people used for racial biology research.
Horst Köhler, whose resignation as Germany's president Monday shocked the nation, was rarely shy of expressing an opinion on political issues - a trait that eventually brought him down.
After many months of waiting, 250 foreign journalists visited Trollhättan on Monday to test Saab Automobile's new flagship vehicle, the new second-generation Saab 9-5.
Overall retail sales in Germany may have dropped by almost 2 percent for 2009 following the financial crisis, but most hardware stores actually increased their sales by 0.7 percent, a media report said on Monday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said Israel's deadly raid on an aid convoy bound for the Gaza Strip had left her shocked and concerned about the fate of six Germans including two MPs.
The whereabouts of Swedish author Henning Mankell and the other ten Swedish activists onboard ships in the Gaza aid flotilla attacked by Israeli troops in international waters, remained unknown as the ships began to dock on Monday afternoon.
German President Horst Köhler announced his surprise resignation on Monday after appearing to suggest the country's unpopular Afghanistan mission was partly motivated by commercial interests.
Four people are dead after a small airplane crashed into a forest near Bielefeld in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, police there reported on Monday.
Johan af Donner, the former communications chief of the Swedish Red Cross sentenced to five years in prison for swindling the organization out of millions of kronor, has appealed the district court sentence.
Swedish businesses and consumers remain confident about the prospects for the economy, despite the debt crisis in the eurozone, according to a new report.
Next time you head to the supermarket, make sure that baguette doesn't touch the side of the basket - a new study has shown that many shopping baskets have almost the same bacteria levels as the store floors.
Former parliamentarian Jörg Tauss, the most prominent member of the German Pirate Party, has resigned from the party following his conviction for possessing child pornography last week.
A crowd of 40,000 welcomed home Lena Meyer-Landrut, Germany’s winner of the Eurovision song contest, in Hannover on Sunday afternoon, as her musical mentor Stefan Raab suggested she could defend her title next year.
Sorsele, a town in the far north of Sweden, is hoping to attract highly-qualified Russian immigrants in a move aimed at arresting depopulation and ensure the municipality's future.
Federal Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Monday presented a new plan to give community service jobs to some 33,000 unemployed with “miserable” placement chances.
The pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) have expressed a new willingness to form a so-called “traffic light coalition” with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) and the environmentalist Greens in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, a media report said on Monday.
Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has summoned the Israeli ambassador to explain reports that Israeli armed forces have boarded the Freedom Flottila ships heading to Gaza, killing at least ten people.
Despite a 100 percent career record, world number one Roger Federer says it would be a fatal mistake to under-estimate Robin Söderling in their French Open quarter-final.