German scientists have found that fragments of a dog's skull and teeth discovered in a cave in Switzerland date back more than 14,000 years in what could be the oldest known remains of man's best friend.
Germany hopes to sells its multi-billion-euro stake in Commerzbank "within three years at the latest," Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle said on Monday.
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A number of Vietnamese berry pickers in Särna in central Sweden have begun shooting small birds with catapults and arrows as their situation becomes increasingly precarious, local newspaper Dalarnas Tidningar reports.
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A search party was called off in southern Sweden on Sunday as three naked German women lost in the woods eventually managed to relocate their holiday home without the aid of a police helicopter or sniffer dogs.
Peter Sunde, one of the co-founders of The Pirate Bay, has appealed a ruling by Stockholm District Court banning him from continuing to run the popular file sharing site.
Duisburg’s embattled Mayor Adolf Sauerland is planning to have himself voted out by the city council – rather than resigning – over the Love Parade tragedy that left 21 people dead.
Minister for Education Jan Björklund has presented a legislative proposal that would enable truancy to be displayed in the grade reports of all school goers.
Germany’s ruling centre-right coalition, along with the opposition and social organisations, began bickering on Monday over proposed reforms to the country’s Hartz IV unemployment benefits that could lead to increased payments.
Telemarketing firms are flouting a law against making unwanted sales calls, prompting Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger to announce Monday she was considering toughening the rules.
Budget airline Ryanair has said it has no plans to stop charging fees for bank card payments, despite a new Swedish law intended to ban the practice.
Geely Holdings formally completed its deal to buy Sweden's Volvo Cars from US auto giant Ford at a ceremony in London on Monday, the Chinese firm has confirmed.
A grey – though not cold – week ahead will bring some storms and showers along with cooler nights and daytime temperatures in the low to mid-20s, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported Monday.
The ten men suspected of involvement in a spectacular cash depot heist have denied all charges as their high-profile trial opened amid huge media and public interest in Stockholm on Monday.
More than 120 Deutsche Bahn passengers were forced to disembark from a train in Osnabrück on Sunday that was filled to up to double its capacity and could not go on, the national rail provider said.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Federal Employment Agency on Monday rejected an Economy Ministry proposal to accelerate recruitment for skilled migrants, saying Germany should focus on its own potential instead.
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have returned home after their six week long honeymoon, arriving at Stockholm's Bromma airport on Sunday evening.
Germany’s under-20 women’s football team took home the FIFA World Cup on Sunday for the second time after a 2:0 victory over Nigeria in Bielefeld that completed an undefeated tournament.
Swedish high-jumper Emma Green showed that there is life in Swedish athletics by beating her personal best to clinch a silver medal at the European Championships in Barcelona on Sunday.
Sweden's governing Alliance coalition wants to extend the mandate of Swedish forces in Afghanistan and is prepared to increase the military budget if the situation demands it.