A town in south-eastern Sweden has all that enthusiastic rock climbers could need - but until now relatively few climbers have known about it. A new project means all that could be about to change.
Authorities in communist East Germany were responsible for the deaths of 1,393 people between 1961 and its demise in 1989, 46 more than previously thought, researchers said Wednesday.
Sweden’s four governing parties on Wednesday presented their plans for a common election campaign. The centre-right parties plan to spend 20 million kronor on the fight to retain power in the election, which will take place on September 19th.
Zimbabwe's largest mobile operator, Econet Wireless, has secured a $60-million loan facility from Swedish export credit agency EKN to expand its infrastructure, the firm said Wednesday.
Many Swedes with short-term fixed-rate mortgages will face higher bills from now on, after state-owned mortgage lender SBAB and Nordic bank Nordea both raised rates. But mortgages fixed for three years or more will become cheaper, SBAB said.
Not much happens in Germany during the summer holidays in August. But that’s just enough to annoy Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for the British newspaper The Times.
Guido Westerwelle, Germany's first openly gay foreign minister, has announced he will not take his partner along on officials trips to countries where homosexuality is outlawed.
Sweden’s long summer days are presenting a challenge to Muslims fasting for Ramadan, which starts on Wednesday. Religious leaders say the long hours of daylight are not a good excuse to skip the fast.
A court spokesman confirmed on Wednesday that the far-left Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD) had forced financial behemoth Deutsche Bank to abandon legal proceedings to close the communist party's bank accounts.
Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN.se) and state broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) have been reported to the police for publishing child porn in the form of manga cartoons, prohibited under Swedish law.
A Nuremberg court on Wednesday rejected a complaint by clothing label Thor Steinar, a sartorial favourite in Germany's neo-Nazi scene, against satirical brand Storch Heinar, citing the right to free speech.
Swedish police detained five berry pickers from Vietnam on Wednesday on suspicion of assault after they locked up their team leaders in a school building on Tuesday in a dispute over pay.
A Munich resident was recently billed for Germany's public broadcasting licence fees, but the authorities soon discovered there was a problem: “Bini” was a dachshund dead for the past five years.
A Swedish woman has reported two doctors for bit having told her that her hip operation was unsuccessful and left her to find out for herself that her walking problems were caused by having one leg "much longer" than the other.
German power giant EON posted mixed quarterly results on Wednesday and pressed Chancellor Angela Merkel to live up to her promise to extend the life of some of the country's nuclear plants.
The flood danger in the eastern state of Brandenburg continued to ease overnight, with water levels on the Neiße and Spree rivers dropping significantly, an official said Wednesday.
San Francisco police have announced they would not charge the 18-year-old suspect they had arrested for the shooting death of a German tourist over the weekend, saying they lacked evidence.
A 63-year-old Swedish man convicted and sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for sexually assaulting three boys in Cambodia, believes that he will soon be a free man after handing over $11,000 in bribes.
The Black Forest might sound like a spooky place to take children on holiday, but Rhea Wessel discovers her favourite wintertime retreat also offers plenty of family fun during the summer.
Franz Beckenbauer's former assistant Holger Osieck has surprisingly been named Australia's new football coach over a host of better-known candidates.
As Germany’s two major political parties slug it out over a hike in the pension age to 67, a leading economic institute has poured petrol on the debate by predicting the age will have to rise to 70.
Volkswagen and Eon were hoping to raise the profile of biogas-fuelled cars during the ongoing election campaign by loaning them free of charge to politicians but the risk of being seen as a bribe put a stop to their plans.
Second generation immigrants in Germany are having fewer babies than their parents, a new study has revealed, denting the widely-held belief that migrant communities could be the nation’s fertility engines.
Sweden's foreign ministry on Tuesday issued a warning to citizens to avoid travel to Moscow and regions in western Russia ravaged by wildfires and sweltering heat.
Internet giant Google’s plan to introduce its ''Street View'' to Germany has sparked a groundswell of debate about privacy, with one senior conservative politician complaining on Wednesday that the service would help burglars.
Sweden's agriculture minister Eskil Erlandsson has demanded an end to the neglectful treatment of minks after having been presented with macabre film footage from Sweden's mink farms.