Swedish energy group Vattenfall announced on Thursday that has launched a major pilot project using algae to absorb greenhouse gas emissions from a coal-fired power plant in eastern Germany.
Many Swedes are being bombarded by unwanted calls from politicians ahead of September's election despite being registered on Sweden's national so-called "do-not-call" list.
Swedes, long famous round the world for their relaxed attitude to nudity, are now some of Europe’s biggest prudes, according to a new survey.
A policeman from Stockholm is being prosecuted for having unlawfully detaining a woman and assaulting her, in particular breaking her arm.
The gang of teenagers who sexually assaulted younger boys at a holiday camp on the island of Ameland was larger than previously thought, with authorities announcing Thursday they were investigating 13 youths over the attacks.
A Swedish lesbian couple who wanted a mortgage were told by a bank clerk that they should change their lifestyle and think about living apart.
Overweight people and others who pursue unhealthy lifestyles should have to pay more into Germany's healthcare system to cover the extra costs they create, a conservative politician said on Thursday.
The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Kammarkollegiet) has stripped an interpreter of his license after learning he had misinterpreted during a murder trial due to his poor Swedish skills.
The hot spell that has dominated Germany's weather over the past two weeks is coming to an end, with Friday set to bring rainstorms that will intensify going into the weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) forecast on Thursday.
French authorities are hounding Franck Ribery over under-age sex allegations because of France's awful World Cup performance, the chairman of the midfielder's German club Bayern Munich said Thursday.
Hollywood actor Tom Cruise gallantly saved a reporter from being sacked on Wednesday night by taking extra time to give interviews at the premiere of his new film “Knight and Day” in Munich.
A blue-green algae bloom the size of Germany has formed in the Baltic Sea, threatening marine life and even posing a danger to humans, authorities warned this week.
Investors will comb through the results of stress tests on state-owned German banks this week for signs of trouble in the heart of Europe's biggest economy.
The curtain rises this weekend on Germany's legendary Bayreuth Festival, which is set to open with a brand new production of Richard Wagner's romantic opera "Lohengrin."
Volvo Trucks, the world's second-largest maker of heavy-duty trucks, reported unexpectedly strong quarterly profits on Thursday and maintained its forecast of recovery in US and European markets.
Federal Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer lent his weight on Thursday to the growing chorus of complaints that spending cuts ahead of rail operator Deutsche Bahn’s share market float were to blame for the recent air-conditioning debacle.
Swedish musicians have made their mark in just about every popular musical genre around the world - except country. Stockholm's Southern Skyline hopes to change that, writes Emy Gelb.
An increasing number of Swedes are optimistic about the economy, according to a new SIFO poll.
Another CD packed with evidence of German tax evasion on money totalling €500 million has been spirited out of a bank in Liechtenstein and is being offered to investigators, media reported Thursday.
Aides to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were in damage control mode on Wednesday after a blistering attack on his leadership by the outgoing Swedish head of a UN unit battling internal fraud.
The Thor Steinar clothing label, popular among neo-Nazis, has all but lost its case against left-wing satirical label “Storch Heinar” after a Nuremberg judge warned late Wednesday that much of the complaint was unfounded.
Swedish-Swiss engineering group ABB said on Thursday that its net income fell in the second quarter, but it issued an upbeat forecast for the rest of 2010.
The Berlin state prosecutor has added to the socialist Left party’s woes with the announcement late Wednesday that it is investigating party chairman Klaus Ernst for fraudulently using his travel allowance.