Winter is setting in, with more snow and sleet expected in coming days, meanwhile authorities scramble to secure de-icing salt supplies and tighten lax winter tyre rules.
The German foreign ministry said Wednesday it had summoned Pyongyang's ambassador, following North Korea's bombardment of a South Korean border island which killed two marines and two civilians.
Germany's BASF, the world's largest chemicals company, said on Wednesday it has pledged to the 33,000 workers at its main plant at Ludwigshafen not to make any redundancies until 2015.
A fiery Angela Merkel went on the offensive during the parliamentary budget debate Wednesday. As her centre-right coalition’s poll numbers lag, the Chancellor took aim at the increasingly popular Greens.
H&M has acquired the remaining 40 percent of the shares of Swedish fashion concern FaBric Scandinavien, which runs the store chains Weekday and Monki as well as the Cheap Monday brand.
Sweden's parliament, the Riksdag, voted for the most sweeping changes to the country's constitution since 1974 on Wednesday, confirming Sweden's place in the EU among a raft of other amendments.
A Swedish court ruled on Wednesday to reject WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange's appeal against an arrest warrant for rape, meaning that the Australian remains wanted worldwide.
German firms are the most optimistic they have been since reunification in 1990, a key indicator showed Wednesday, raising hopes Europe's powerhouse could drag the debt-wracked eurozone from the abyss.
The number of first-time students at the country's universities declined in the autumn session overall, but the number of new students from other countries increased ahead of the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU students next year.
A British eurosceptic member of the European Parliament was booted from the chamber on Wednesday morning for hurling Nazi comparisons at a German MP.
The court of appeal has cut the penalty served to former Uppsala police chief Göran Lindberg to six years for a series of serious sex offences.
Tipped as one of London’s hottest new acts, The Smoke Fairies play Germany this week. Arsalan Mohammad spoke to band member Katherine Blamire about playing live, formative influences, New Orleans and burgers.
Cooperation between Swedish banks and police to stop the purchase of child pornography images over the internet has proved effective, the national banking association announced on Wednesday.
A court of appeal has increased the penalty for the 24-year-old man convicted of manslaughter in death of a 78-year-old woman who was assaulted during a parking lot dispute in southern Sweden in March.
With Sweden just days away from enacting the most sweeping reform of its integration policy in 25 years, newly installed Integration Minister Erik Ullenhag of the Liberal Party explains how the new policies will help confront Sweden's integration challenge.
Germany's Foreign Ministry has instructed all its overseas embassies to take down portraits of pre-1951 ambassadors to remove any association with the Nazi era.
Temperatures as low as -36 degrees Celsius have been recorded in Sweden as snowfalls and storm winds play havoc with transport services.
The suspect in the murder of two teenagers in Bodenfelde plans to confess, his lawyer reportedly said Wednesday, as police revealed he had the ''potential to be a serial killer.''
A hospital in central Sweden refused to perform an operation on a 16-year-old unaccompanied refugee boy because the doctor didn't think the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) would pay for the procedure.
Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen called on Wednesday for a minimum wage for temporary jobs in Germany to prevent foreign workers undercutting salaries.
A Swedish fighter with al-Shabaab, a Somalian milita with ties to Al-Qaeda, has urged Muslims to kill an artist from Sweden who depicted the Prophet Mohammed as a dog, US monitoring group SITE said Tuesday.
A US jury has ordered German software giant SAP to pay US rival Oracle $1.3 billion in damages in a record-setting copyright infringement award.
AC Milan booked their place in the Champions League knockout phase after goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ronaldinho earned them a 2-0 win at an obdurate Auxerre on Tuesday.