Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition on Thursday nominated Lower Saxony’s premier Christian Wulff to be Germany’s next president.
German Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner said Thursday she was deleting her Facebook account in protest because the social networking site's new privacy settings announced last week do not go far enough.
As the German government scrambles to rein in the ballooning deficit, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has reportedly proposed a hike in so-called 'solidarity' surcharge - the unpopular reunification tax.
The Swedish organizer of the Ship to Gaza has accused Israel of using disproportionate military force against a peaceful aid operation. Mattias Gardell said the Israelis had committed “premeditated murder” and were guilty of piracy.
An Anders Zorn painting fetched a record price for a Swedish work when it was sold at auction in Stockholm on Thursday. Anders Zorn's "Sommarnöje" ("Summer Delight") sold for 26 million kronor ($3.35 million).
A majority of Germany’s 16 states are set to block the federal government’s planned cuts to solar energy subsidies in the upper house of parliament on Friday.
The Ship to Gaza incident was, to say the least, badly handled by Israel. The blockade of Gaza is wrong. But Swedish activists need to ask themselves tough questions about the consequences of their actions, says Stockholm-based Israeli journalist David Stavrou.
Opposition to joining the euro adoption is growing in Sweden, with an increasing number of people fearing that businesses would lose out if the country scrapped the krona and joined the single currency, a poll showed on Thursday.
The heads of Sweden's nuclear power plants have called for the installation of armed rapid reaction forces to be put in place in order to increase security.
Lower Saxony premier Christian Wulff has replaced Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen as the favourite to become Germany's new president after an abrupt shift in the feverish speculation about the post, media outlets reported Thursday.
Russian authorities have found a sunken German ship in the Baltic Sea with more than 10,000 World War II-era munitions aboard, an emergency official said on Thursday.
Swedes sent a total of 16.3 billion text messages in 2009, an increase of 65 percent on 2008 and more than the number of calls made on the country's mobile telecom networks, a new report from the Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (Post- och telestyrelsen - PTS).
Clean-up crews are taking to beaches in the state of Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania to remove clumps of paraffin that leaked into the Baltic Sea from an unknown source, German maritime authorities said on Thursday.
A programme offering people persecuted by the Nazis a chance to visit their former hometown Berlin is slowly winding down. Julia Lipkins speaks with some of the last survivors.
The Christian Democrats have proposed kicking out politically appointed lay judges in the court system and introducing jury duty for all citizens, emulating the model used in many common law countries like the US, England and the Commonwealth nations.
Police have confirmed that a 21-year-old man has confessed to the killing of a 73-year-old woman found dead in a woodland area outside Halmstad on Saturday, according to the officer in charge of the murder investigation, Lars Hamrén.
As floodwaters recede in northeast Germany, heavy rains in the south have raised flood alarms to their highest level in Bavaria on Thursday, the state environmental authority said.
This Week's Highlights: Art studios open to the public in Cologne, it's culture night in Hamburg, and there's opera for all in Berlin.
After the grey and chilly weather of recent weeks, summertime temperatures will slowly arrive in Germany over the weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Thursday.
Sweden's foreign minister was at Istanbul airport in the early hours of Thursday morning to assist Swedes deported following their participation in the Gaza aid convoy.
Talks between the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) and the conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) to form a so-called “grand coalition” in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia ended without an agreement late on Wednesday night, leaving the future of the state government unclear.
Lars Lagerbäck, the Swedish coach leading Nigeria at the World Cup, has said that his adopted nation can beat anyone as the team arrived in South Africa on Wednesday.
Injured Germany captain Michael Ballack has been urged to retire from international football by Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeneß and forget about leading the national team at Euro 2012.
Princess Lilian, the 95-year-old widow of Prince Bertil, an uncle of King Carl XVI Gustaf, has Alzheimer's and will thus not be able to attend the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling in June, the Royal Court has confirmed.
What’s on in Sweden: Ambassadorial football in Stockholm, picnic for unity in Gothenburg and Canadian poetry in Malmö.