The Labour Ministry admitted on Wednesday it made a numerical error in its draft law on the controversial €5 rise in long-term unemployment benefits, fuelling opposition claims that the new rate has been calculated in a slipshod manner.
The German luxury car maker BMW said Wednesday it had extended the contract of chairman Norbert Reithofer until 2016.
The wine harvest at one of Germany’s most northerly vineyards has been cancelled this year after thieves stole most of the grapes off the vine from the hill above the left bank of Hamburg’s harbour in the St. Pauli district, the city said on Wednesday.
A 12-year-old girl who was raped repeatedly by her ageing stepfather filmed an attack as evidence using a secret video camera in her room, a North Rhine-Westphalia court heard this week.
A 32-year-old cyclist who suffered minor injuries when hit by a car last autumn has been fined for cycling on the road.
Strong demand from China pushed sales by German luxury sports car maker Porsche up 17.9 percent to a new record in its 2009/2010 fiscal year, the company said on Wednesday.
Swedish clothing giant H&M reported disappointing third-quarter earnings on Wednesday, adding it would scale back plans for new stores due to property market challenges in southern Europe and France.
Human rights group Amnesty has reported the Swedish border police to the Parliamentary Ombudsman (Justitieombudsmannen - JO) over the deportation in February of 30 Roma, who were deposited on the Öresund Bridge.
Emergency services in Brandenburg are preparing to evacuate the towns of Elsterwerda and Bad Liebenwerda amid flooding caused by record high water levels on the Elster River, officials said Wednesday.
Karolinska University Hospital has requested an inquiry into the care it gave former foreign minister Anna Lindh after her fatal stabbing in September 2003.
Environmentalists on Tuesday slammed a proposal to ship decommissioned nuclear generators to Sweden from Canada for recycling.
Active Sweden Democrats will not be allowed to be members in one of Sweden’s main healthcare professionals unions, the chair of the labour group said on Wednesday, prompting claims from the party that they are "politically corrupt."
A controversial new video game set for release on the 20th anniversary of German reunification this week lets players take on the roles of trigger-happy East German border guards or political fugitives running for their lives.
Ninety-two years after the end of the First World War, Germany will finally put the spectre of the Treaty of Versailles behind it this Sunday with its last payment stemming from reparations.
Starting October 1st, no minors under 18 will be able to buy scratch cards from Sweden's state-owned lottery company Svenska Spel.
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored against his old team Ajax at the fourth attempt to help AC Milan to a 1-1 draw in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening.
The centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) vowed on Wednesday to fight Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government coalition plan to reform the Hartz IV welfare system, saying they believe payment calculations are incorrect and possibly even manipulated.
Germany’s BMW will supply engines to Swedish automaker Saab starting in 2012, the company announced on Wednesday.
Housing rents could increase significantly in the coming years when landlords will be allowed to pass on the costs of new climate-friendly insulation to tenants, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Wednesday.
Western intelligence agencies have uncovered an al-Qaida plot to launch attacks in Germany France, and Britain by Pakistan-based extremists, security sources and media reports said Wednesday.
A man was arrested on Tuesday on suspicions of having murdered a 27-year-old Gothenburg woman who disappeared in the early hours of Sunday morning.