The head of the German airline Lufthansa called Monday for the European Union to pay carriers compensation for business lost owing to the closure of European airspace after the eruption of an Icelandic volcano.
A man pretending to be a naturopath has been sentenced to prison for three and a half years by Borås District Court.
Reductions in social benefits will spearhead the deepest spending cuts in modern German history, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Monday. But education and research will be spared the axe and income and sales taxes will not be increased.
Germans worry the most among people living in European countries, particularly about unemployment, a new study by the GfK market research institute reported on Monday.
Nordea's committee for responsible investment decided on Friday to divest its holdings in BP in all of its 'ethical' profile funds.
King Carl XVI Gustaf will award 40 His Majesty the King's medals (H.M. Konungens medalj) to a number of prominent Swedes on Tuesday afternoon.
Presidential contender Joachim Gauck launched a broadside Monday at the timid and short-sighted nature of politics and vowed to use the “power of words” to lift Germans up to match their potential.
Sweden will not boycott Israeli goods or break its relations to Israel, foreign minister Carl Bildt has said in a response to opposition demands in a parliamentary debate on the Israeli boarding of the Ship to Gaza aid convoy.
A feed on the popular microblog website Twitter has caused consternation at the Swedish Royal Court which has been unable to shut off the stream of often erroneous information about members of the royal family.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised both Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, and the Swedish government for their handling of the economic crisis.
Genetically modified corn has been grown in seven German states in breach of a national ban after contaminated seeds were sold to farmers, the environmental group Greenpeace revealed Monday.
Police scoured a school and surrounding buildings after witnesses reported seeing an armed man around the school's grounds Monday morning, authorities announced.
Germany was among the latest national teams to arrive in South Africa on Monday for the first World Cup staged on the continent.
A father of two died in Munich while trying to rescue his two-year-old son who fell into the Isar River from a bridge over the weekend, the city's fire department said Monday.
A Swedish court has ruled that a Cambodian man should be allowed to change his Tax Agency (Skatteverket) birth date records, thereby adding 12 years to his age.
Germans are set to find out by lunchtime Monday the results of the cabinet’s brainstorming session on how to slash government spending by €51 billion over the next six years.
The prospect of state aid for car maker Opel dimmed on Monday with a large number of government MPs reportedly against giving government help to the firm.
Former Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung has reportedly blasted his successor‘s possible plan to cut the military budget by ending Germany’s conscription programme.
Peter Ekweri, a man deported in 1995 from Sweden to Ghana, despite the fact that he came from Uganda, is demanding compensation from the Swedish state after being imprisoned and tortured in the west African country.
Sundsvall library in northern Sweden has discovered a rare item in an inventory of old books in its cellars - the Sachsenspiegel from 1481, thought to be only the second existing copy of the hand-written German legal code.
Pilots working for four regional Swedish airlines went out on strike early Monday, affecting a large number of domestic flights with the threat of a broader strike affecting international and charter flights on Wednesday.