Worker's pay packets over the past decade have shrunk more in Germany than any other industrialised country, a report released Wednesday has found.
Germans who have legally separated do not have the right to visit the pets they shared with their spouses, a court said Wednesday, rejecting the complaint of a dejected wife.
The city of Düsseldorf may have made false promises in its winning bid to host the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, according to a paper from the rival city of Hannover on Wednesday.
Swedish national rail operator SJ admitted on Wednesday that it was inadequately prepared to deal with the winter weather which swept through Sweden in recent weeks.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron admitted on Wednesday that his country has not invested enough in fighting domestic Islamic extremism and vowed to do more in light of reports that a Swedish suicide bomber lived and studied northwest of London.
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A 24-year-old man currently in detention for sexually assaulting 10 women in Örebro is suspected of four additional crimes.
Swedish-Danish co-production In a Better World (Hämnden) starring Beck actor Mikael Persbrandt has won a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Wednesday.
Three former traders at investment bank Carnegie have been acquitted by Stockholm District Court on charges of illegal price manipulation.
A teacher in Landskrona in southern Sweden who made racist comments to students two years ago has resigned.
As Sweden struggles to come to grips with the suicide bomb attack that shook central Stockholm on Saturday, Sweden-based Bangladeshi journalist Tasneem Khalil argues that the defence of freedom involves raising questions rather than throwing bombs in retaliation.
Violent Islamic extremism is a threat to Sweden that shouldn't be underestimated, a report published on Wednesday by Swedish security service Säpo has found.
As the snow keeps falling in Germany, an enterprising man in the state of Saxony has decided to auction off a huge pile of the white stuff on eBay. But the winning bidder will have to arrange their own delivery.
Five weeks after massive protests stalled the delivery of radioactive waste from France to Germany’s controversial Gorleben facility, another convoy began a similar trip on Wednesday. It is expected to cross the border sometime after noon.
Swedish singer-songwriter Britta Persson is hardly a newcomer, but following the success of her latest album, she may soon find her name added to the growing list of Swedish music exports, contributor Russell Parton explains.
As the Riksdag prepares to vote on Sweden's military mission in Afghanistan, contributor David Stavrou examines how the distant conflict became such an important foreign policy issue--even before being mentioned in a warning sent by the Stockholm suicide bomber.
The often-heard grumble that banks gamble with money has taken on a new meaning with Germany’s Deutsche Bank investing €3 billion in a massive Las Vegas casino due to open Wednesday.
Sweden’s central bank, the Riksbank, once again hiked the country’s benchmark interest rate, the repo rate, by 0.25 percent on Wednesday, bringing the interest rate up to 1.25 percent.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains in a London prison even after a British court decided to grant him bail on charges of rape and molestation after Swedish prosecutors challenged the ruling.
Swedish investigators are continuing their hunt for possible accomplices of a suicide bomber who narrowly missed causing serious damage in Stockholm on Saturday afternoon as police boosted their presence in the city.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel moved Wednesday to silence fears of a eurozone break-up, saying that although some members faced tough challenges, Europe's paymaster would not desert them.
The crisis rattling the euro has shaken Germans' confidence in the currency but despite the grumbling, the advantages for the world's number two exporter far outweigh the downsides, analysts and politicians say.
Swedish household appliance maker Electrolux announced on Tuesday that it will close an appliance manufacturing plant in Canada, cutting about 1,300 jobs.
The Leipzig Zoo has been named the best in Germany and the second-best facility in Europe, according to new rankings to be released this week.