Bundesbank official Thilo Sarrazin faced increasing pressure from across the political spectrum due to his controversial views on Muslims and immigrants on Thursday, as calls grew for him to leave the Social Democrats (SPD) and his central bank post.
A special police unit on Thursday forcibly ended the occupation of Stuttgart’s main train station, which rooftop demonstrators had hoped would derail a controversial rail project in the southwestern city.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday suggested that Germany's nuclear industry, already expected to pay a windfall tax on longer operating rights, should also stump up to help develop renewable energy.
Germany midfielder Michael Ballack is set to be dropped by national coach Joachim Löw for next month's Euro 2012 qualifiers, according to reports in the German media on Thursday.
A court in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania on Friday will consider whether the original bill from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s June 2006 barbecue with then US President George W. Bush has to be made public. The event is reported to have cost €8.7 million.
An adult education centre in Karlskrona in southern Sweden has cancelled a modelling course for children aged five to eight after receiving a number of calls about the offering, Sveriges Radio Blekinge reported on Thursday.
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange on Thursday said that the handling of rape and molestation allegations against him by Swedish prosecutors has caused enormous damage to his person and to the whistleblower website.
This Week's Highlights: Roxy Music plays Bonn, Goethe is feted in Frankfurt, a fantasy film festival in Munich, and a vintage clothing swap sets up shop in Berlin.
The Baltic Sea faces the threat of uncontrolled growth of freight traffic and wind energy over the next 20 years, the World Wildlife Fund has warned in a new report, calling on governments to work together to avert a Baltic 'Wild West'.
Officials searched the offices of Mayor Adolf Sauerland and others at Duisburg's city hall on Thursday, confiscating documents related to the ongoing investigation into the Love Parade tragedy which left 21 people dead.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle warned Serbia Thursday that it had no chance of joining the European Union unless it adopted a "cooperative" stance on Kosovo.
Nadja Benaissa, an HIV-positive pop star who infected a former sex partner, avoided jail on Thursday after a German court handed her a two-year suspended sentence.
The ruling Alliance coalition has promised its fifth in-work tax credit if it wins the election next month, it promised as it rolled out its manifesto on Thursday.
Record growth is lifting the spirits of Germany's traditionally cagey consumers, the GfK institute said Thursday as its household confidence index pointed to a sustained expansion of Europe's biggest economy.
Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed rumours of a rift with Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola, saying that he hardly ever speaks to him.
As Germany debates major military reforms that will likely put an end to conscription – and thus the alternative public service – conservative politicians are suggesting a new compulsory service programme for young adults.
Unemployment in Sweden dropped significantly in July to 8 percent from 9.5 percent in the previous month, Statistics Sweden reported on Thursday.
What’s on in Sweden: Open air Othello in Stockholm, 100 years of flight in Gothenburg, and a huge Beatles concert in Malmö.
Bavarian doctors began a two-day protest on Thursday to air their concerns about German Health Minister Philipp Rösler’s policies. The general practitioners will refuse to see patients during this time.
Luxury car manufacturer Spyker Cars, which purchased Sweden's Saab from General Motors, has more debts than assets, according to a filing submitted to the stock exchange in Amsterdam, NYSE Euronext.
The number of people suffering from serious abuse of alcohol and drugs has increased by 20 and 15 percent respectively over the past decade, new figures from a government inquiry show.
The value of Swedish BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg's share holdings in the company have plummeted to around 40 million kronor ($5.37 million) from the 62 million kronor he had originally paid for them.
Two girls from Haninge, south of Stockholm, hoping to work as au pairs in New York learned that they lost more than 100,000 kronor ($13,400) to a fraudulent agency, TV4 Nyheterna reported late on Wednesday.
German driver’s licences are getting an expiration date, according to a media report on Thursday. As of 2013, they will be valid for only 15 years.
A French court sentenced an 18-year-old woman on Wednesday to a suspended jail term for desecrating the tombs of German soldiers killed in World War I on a drunken spree, a court official said.