The Lower Saxony state parliament made history on Thursday by electing conservative German-Scot David McAllister premier, making him the youngest-ever state leader and the first to hold British citizenship.
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A Swedish court on Thursday fined 29 Greenpeace activists who broke into a nuclear power plant earlier this month.
The city of Dresden on Thursday paid its respects to a pregnant Egyptian woman who was stabbed to death in a courtroom one year ago in a racially motivated crime that outraged the Muslim world.
HostelBookers invites you to explore the beaten path outside Stockholm by taking day trips to Uppsala, Västerås and Drottningholm, writes Madeleine Wilson.
The world's "most valuable" Internet domain name, sex.com, went up for grabs on Thursday having fetched $12 million in 2006, a German firm handling the sale said.
The number of business startups increased in Sweden by 17.6 percent in the first half of 2010 in comparison with the corresponding period of last year.
The number of children born in Sweden in the first half of 2010 climbed by almost seven percent from the corresponding period of 2009, to 58,174, new figures show.
Compulsory military service officially came to end in Sweden on Thursday after 109 years, setting the non-aligned nation on the path to developing a fully professional army.
German police were called to make an unusual arrest early on Thursday, seizing a crocodile peacefully going about its business on the streets of the small Hessian town of Groß-Rohrheim.
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have signed a divorce settlement worth $750 million to the Swedish wife of the disgraced golf star, according to a report in the UK tabloid newspaper The Sun.
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Two brothers suspected of setting fire to the home of the Swedish Muhammad cartoonist Lars Vilks were charged with arson on Thursday.
Eddie Moussa, a player with Swedish second division football club Assyriska was one of the two men shot dead in a gambling club in Södertälje near Stockholm on Wednesday night, according to a statement on the club's webpage.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was left licking her wounds Thursday after rebels in her coalition turned a routine presidential vote into a damaging debacle that left her bruised and weakened.
Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, has raised its key interest rate by 0.25 percentage points to 0.5 percent on Thursday, matching most analyst estimates.
Christian Wulff, who on Wednesday became Germany's youngest-ever president after a nail-biting election, has long been a potential rival to Chancellor Angela Merkel.
As the devastating oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico continues gush, German coastal authorities prepared to deal with a similar accident with a large-scale clean-up and rescue exercise this week.
Kungsleden (The King's Trail), Astrid Lindgren's World, Stockholm Adventure and Åre ski resort are among the candidates nominated for the title of "Best experience in Sweden" which will be decided Eurovision-style at a gala in the autumn.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to nominate Christian Wulff as president was an act of damage control. But his difficult election on Wednesday has ended up tarnishing both her beleaguered government and Germany’s new head of state.
A man has been detained on suspicion of raping a seven-year-old girl in a toilet at the municipal library in Södertälje near Stockholm on Tuesday afternoon, according to information on a police website.
An autobahn accident between a tour bus and a trailer truck left 24 people injured in Bavaria overnight, authorities in the southern German state said on Thursday.
Swedish tennis star Robin Söderling was unable to hold off the challenge of world number one Rafael Nadal in their Wimbledon quarter-final on Wednesday, losing 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-1.
Online retailer Amazon began selling food on its German website Thursday, offering some 35,000 different products including vegetables, meat, fish, baked goods, deli items and regional specialties.