A North Rhine-Westphalia state labour court this week will address a case brought by a man fired for using a company power outlet to charge his electric scooter, which cost the firm just €0.018.
Anders Borg on Wednesday took aim at the centre-left opposition’s "rampant" spending programme, prompting his Social Democratic counterpart to call the finance minster's analysis "defective and silly".
German football club Werder Bremen has loaned Swedish striker Markus Rosenberg, whose goal lifted the team into this season's Champions League, for the season to Spanish first division side Racing Santander.
A legal inquiry released Wednesday puts blame for the Love Parade tragedy that left 21 people dead squarely with the city of Duisburg and the event’s organisers, who have claimed the police exacerbated the crowd problems.
Germany coach Joachim Löw has leapt to the defence of Real Madrid's new boys Sami Khedira and Mesut Özil after their club coach Jose Mourinho grumbled about the German pair's lack of Spanish.
Opel has reportedly enlisted the help of Germany’s sparkling 2010 Eurovision Song Contest winner Lena Meyer-Landrut for a new advertising campaign meant to burnish the ailing carmaker's frumpy image.
A 22-year-old man accused of killing a 18-year-old woman in Hjällbo north of Gothenburg was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Wednesday for murder and attempted aggravated rape.
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Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet signed off Wednesday on a hefty austerity package that critics say will hit the poorest hardest and could endanger Germany and therefore Europe's economic recovery.
A growing number of Germans want children, intensifying demands for government assistance to improve the balance between work and family, according to a new study from the Family Ministry.
Sony Ericsson said Wednesday China would become its biggest handset market by volume in the next three to four years, as it moved to grab a bigger slice of the fast-growing smartphone market.
Joachim Löw, coach of Germany's national football team, confirmed Wednesday that veteran midfielder Michael Ballack will remain his first-choice captain despite being left out of their opening Euro 2012 qualifying games.
Swedes should expect higher economic growth and lower unemployment than previously forecast, according to a new report from the National Institute of Economic Research (NIER).
The bizarre story of a German woman arrested trying to fly her dead husband home from England on easyJet in April has had a happy ending of sorts, a newspaper report said Wednesday.
A top Swedish prosecutor decided on Wednesday to reopen a probe into rape suspicions against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Big-hitting Swedish star Johan Edfors has confirmed his title defence at the season finale of professional golf's Asian Tour at the end of the year.
German politicians on Wednesday called for airlines to provide passengers with more leg room to insure their security and health, in addition to justifying rising ticket prices, a media report said on Wednesday.
An advocacy group for German train passengers said on Wednesday the controversial plans to revamp Stuttgart’s main station could still be aborted in light of continuing protests against the mammoth rail project.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition will likely reduce the tax burden for citizens by up to €500 million as part of its plan to simplify the German fiscal system, a media report said on Wednesday.
Björn Riese, who is leading the liquidation of HQ Bank, has said that a deal to resolve the future of the finance firm is close, with the bank likely to be able to re-open its doors on Friday.
The abolition of the Swedish state alcohol retail monopoly, Systembolaget, would lead to an increase in binge drinking, alcohol-related deaths and sick leave, according to a new study from Stockholm University, reported SVT news programme Rapport.
The four Alliance parties retained the support of voters and lead over the red-greens with 4.6 percentage points, according to the latest voter poll by Novus Opinion.
With more than 30 years of experience helping and advising high school students worldwide to apply to universities in the US, John Carpenter is eager to help teenagers make a successful transition into post-secondary education.