Responding to a firestorm of protest in Germany over its disputed Street View navigation service, Google said Thursday it would extend a deadline for allowing people to opt out.
No Angels pop star Nadja Benaissa confessed this week to having unprotected sex with three partners without telling them of her HIV status, but on Thursday a former boyfriend told the court that she was honest with him about her infection.
Swedish has been spoken in Finland for hundreds of years, yet declining numbers of speakers and a lack of support from many Finnish speakers mean the language is under pressure like never before, writes Carina Chela.
A bongo antelope at Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna may have starved to death, newspaper Eskilstuna-Kuriren wrote on Wednesday.
The Bundeswehr on Thursday ended its disciplinary investigation of Col. Georg Klein, the German officer who called a controversial air strike in Afghanistan last year leaving scores of civilians dead.
Sweden and Barcelona star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is going nowhere, his agent Mino Raiola said on Thursday, pouring cold water on reports linking the Swedish forward with a move from Barcelona to AC Milan.
The German economy should grow by 3.0 percent this year, the country's central bank said on Thursday, raising a previous forecast of 1.9 percent following record second quarter growth.
Germany's has increased its humanitarian aid to Pakistan by €10 million to €25 million to help the millions of flood victims struggling to survive, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
A civil servant working under Integration Minister Nyamko Sabuni will be assigned new duties after writing a blog saying that there are no good adherents of Islam and comparing the religion to Communism or Nazism.
Google Street View is still harmless, says German consumer protection expert Falk Lüke, but that doesn’t mean the current discussion surrounding it is unnecessary. Instead, we should be focused on creating international rules for online privacy.
Göran Lindberg, the former Uppsala county police chief convicted in July for a string of sex crimes, has appealed his six and half year prison sentence.
Svenska Spel chair, former deputy prime minister Margareta Winberg, will repay more than 22,000 kronor ($2,982) that she received erroneously in expenses for her role, according to the company's report to the Ministry of Finance.
A father saved his three-year-old daughter from a bear attack after the girl managed to climb a fence into the animal’s zoo enclosure, police in the western German state of Rhineland-Palatinate said on Thursday.
Sweden is set to experience the worst grain harvest in 15 years due to adverse weather conditions during the sowing season and the summer, according to a new forecast from the Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket).
For two teenage Roma sisters, life has turned into a nightmare since they were expelled from Germany, the only home they had ever known, and forced to settle in Kosovo, a country they had never seen.
Children of families on Germany's Hartz IV welfare benefits will be given special voucher credit cards to access educational and extracurricular activities rather than their parents being handed cash, under a government scheme detailed this week.
What’s on in Sweden: Magnificent men and their flying machines in Stockholm, midnight runners in Gothenburg, and it's festival time in Malmö.
Police dragged away hundreds of protesters at the Stuttgart central train station on Wednesday night to clear the way for work on the controversial “Stuttgart 21” project to turn the site into a major European transportation hub.
A woman tending to a family grave in a churchyard in southern Sweden on Wednesday was left three feet under after her leg sank through soil rendered sodden by the recent heavy rains.
An alternative German bank whose stated mission was to give customers democratic control over how their deposits were used was shut down late on Wednesday because of its runaway debt.
This week's highlights: Pop in Cologne, Argentine stories in Frankfurt, dragonboat races in Hamburg and a palace festival in Potsdam.
Two Social Democratic election candidates from central Sweden were caught by police having sex with prostitutes in a Swedish Trade Union Confederation (Landsorganisationen i Sverige, LO) flat in Stockholm.
Liberal Party leader Jan Björklund announced on Swedish public radio's P1 channel on Thursday morning that the dividends to the owners of privately run free schools should be stopped if the schools experience a drop in quality.
With Bayern Munich starting the defence of their Bundesliga title on Friday at home to 2009 champions Wolfsburg, the question on fans' lips here is can anyone stop their march to the title?
Elections in Sweden tend to be decided over issues rather than candidates, but with the upcoming September 19th vote for the first time pitting two blocs against each other, personal politics are playing an unprecedented role, writes AFP's Rita Devlin Marier.
Cash machine withdrawal fees could be capped by the government under a plan being hatched to stop banks stalling on an industry-wide agreement to slash soaring fees, a media report said Thursday.
The Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) began an inquiry on Wednesday into vaccinations for swine flu made by British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline suspected of provoking narcolepsy.
The city of Duisburg was forced late on Wednesday to abandon its effort to block the release of confidential documents on the internet detailing the recent Love Parade tragedy that killed 21 people.