As support for party leader Mona Sahlin continued to waver on Friday, regional Social Democratic party chiefs called for the party to hold its congress as soon as possible to end speculation about who is best suited to lead the party.
India’s Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh attacked German automakers on Friday, saying driving big-engined luxury models from BMW and Mercedes-Benz in his country was “criminal.”
Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg sharply criticised senior politicians in the EU for bringing up the issue of whether private lenders should take a hit if financially strapped eurozone countries ask for help.
Germany coach Joachim Löw warned Friday against the "aggressive" approach of the Turkish football federation in its efforts to recruit German-born and trained Turks to its national team.
A brash website allowing users to rate Swedish teenage girls as "ugly" or "hot" based on the unauthorised use of pictures from their Facebook accounts has been reported to the police.
The Local’s series The New Berliners explores the lives of immigrants from around the world in Germany’s capital. For the eighth installment, Julia Lipkins spoke with Turkish bridal shop owner Sahes Tascioglu.
Premiums for statutory health insurance will rise beginning in 2011 following Friday’s parliamentary approval of sweeping reforms meant to keep Germany's creaky health system solvent.
The number of children born in Germany hit a record low in 2009, official statistics showed on Friday, with Europe's largest country facing a demographic crisis as its birth rate continues to plunge.
Finding a cure for Sweden's lack of winter sunlight is a constant challenge. But as contributor Emy Gelb discovers, a trip to the tanning salon may not be as popular as it once was.
The Social Democrats have proposed that all new cars sold in Sweden be equipped with ignition locks to prevent a vehicle from starting if the driver is intoxicated.
Exberliner, Berlin’s leading English-language magazine, in November visits the Adolf exhibition, gets its fill of veggie cuisine, and discovers where to get vintage rock wear.
Officials in Stockholm have come up with a novel solution to address the student housing shortage afflicting university towns across the country: converting cargo containers into student residences.
A Jewish doctor in the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Paderborn has reportedly walked out of a surgery after discovering a Nazi tattoo on the arm of a patient.
Sweden has topped the rankings of a study evaluating the countries with the world's best policies that benefit the developing world for the second straight year.
An American think tank has criticised Sweden for maintaining a constant current account surplus and urged the country to undertake measures to stimulate domestic demand.
The storm system “Carmen” ripped through Germany on Thursday night, bringing high winds, heavy rain and some snow in the first big storm of autumn.
Germany's economic expansion has slowed slightly in the third quarter, official data released on Friday showed, as Europe's top economy decelerated as expected from record growth.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday denied a media report claiming that she had plans to reshuffle her cabinet following the rumoured resignation of Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.
An unexpected flood of obscene words forced Swedish internet search service Eniro to shutter a publicity campaign in downtown Stockholm on Thursday shortly after it was launched.
Germany must search for alternative storage facilities for nuclear waste in the event that the site at Gorleben is deemed unsafe, Hesse's state premier Volker Bouffier said Friday.
Germany was among the EU heavyweights that issued a joint declaration Friday insisting that bond market jitters over a future bailout fund are misplaced as Ireland suffers a debt crisis.
Severe acne can increase the risk of suicide, Swedish researchers have found, but a drug used to treat the condition may not be the main culprit.
Sweden’s lack of qualified interpreters with specialized skills in legal terminology poses a threat for those seeking asylum in the country, warns the head of the Swedish Bar Association (Advokatsamfundet).