German scientists have discovered a new way to treat HIV-AIDS by stopping the virus attaching itself to a human cell, which reduces side effects and the chance of viral resistance.
Sales of toys, clothing and footwear have shrunk during this year's Christmas season, probably due to the intense wintry weather.
Christmas cards by snail mail remain popular among Swedes, with Swedish postal service Posten estimating that it will deliver nearly 35 million Christmas cards this year.
More than 20 people, most of them children, were injured when a Düsseldorf bus careened through an intersection and smashed into a tree after the driver collapsed at the wheel Thursday morning.
Thousands of Christmas travellers in Sweden faced misery on Thursday as snow, freezing temperatures and an electricity failure led to major disruption on the road and rail networks.
Swedes who have left their Christmas booze shopping until the last minute could be in for a nasty surprise - stocks of Glögg, the traditional Swedish mulled wine, are running out in stores up and down the country.
The European Commission has issued a new challenge to Sweden's wolf hunt policy, with the EU environment commissioner warning the government against letting the hunt begin before it receives answers to its questions.
The German parliament on Thursday fined Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) more than €1.2 million ($1.6 million) for violating campaign contribution laws in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
German retailers believe the crucial Christmas shopping season will be the best in a long time, with sales expected to rise by 2.5 percent in Europe's top economy.
German airline Lufthansa could take over Scandinavian carrier SAS as early as the first half of 2011, with talks pending, according to Bloomberg News.
A Stockholm woman who approached a psychic medium for help to free her from the evil which she felt had begotten her, has been awarded damages after claiming fraud when results were less than satisfactory.
While the world continues to talk about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's case, Sweden-based journalist Johanna Koljonen is encouraging women around the world to share their feelings online about negative sexual experiences.
Residents of the Rhine-Main region west of Frankfurt were shaken by an earthquake early Thursday morning that scientists say registered 3.5 on the Richter scale.
The next fortnight's highlights: The Nutcracker in Hamburg, Marilyn Monroe in Berlin and Frankfurt, and magic in Munich.
Swedish steelmaker issued a profits warning on Thursday, expecting weak demand and lower production to push operating profits to near zero.
Germany, along with several European neighbours, is working on a permanent euro rescue mechanism that would include the creation of a new and independent funding institution, media reported Thursday.
Jellied pigs’ feet, Donald Duck and a goat-riding gnome may not be your typical global Christmas symbols, but for Swedes they’re all part of the fun, writes Jennifer Heape.
Former England manager Steve McClaren's future as coach of Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg hung by a thread on Wednesday after his team were knocked out of the German Cup by Second Division Cottbus.
What’s on in Sweden: Charles Dickens classic and new circus in Stockholm, Balkan beats in Gothenburg and electronica in Malmö.
Motorists should expect clogged roads and long traffic jams on Thursday as hordes of people go on holiday, compounding the effects of recent bad weather, the ADAC motor club has warned.
A new snowstorm pushing in through the south of Sweden, with more snow and winds forecast, has led to the cancellation of train services in some areas as operators are forced to prioritise key routes.
Germany praised the US Senate's ratification of a nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia late on Wednesday and urged Moscow to quickly grant its own final approval.
Have moves by PayPal and major credit cards choked off Wikileaks' donations? Not according to the chairman of a German foundation that channels donations to the whistleblower website.
An application has been submitted by South African prosecutors to extradite the husband of slain Swedish bride, Anni Dewani, accused of hiring hitmen to murder his wife during their Cape Town honeymoon.