Germany has taken its seat on the UN Security Council this week touting an ambitious agenda. Some of this will end in disappointment, experts warn. But there is still much Berlin can achieve.
Some 3,000 tonnes of dioxin-contaminated fatty acids used to enrich animal feed have been distributed in at least four German states, according to official estimates. As the scandal continues to spread, the authorities are shutting down more farms as a precaution.
A Swedish famers' association wants to set limits on Sweden's cherished right of free access for berry pickers, skiers and horse riders.
Germany successfully placed its first bond issue of 2011, the Bundesbank said on Wednesday, reaffirming its safe haven status after several operations fell short late last year.
A former executive at Bavaria’s state-backed bank BayernLB was arrested on Wednesday under suspicion of fraud, tax evasion and taking bribes related to dealings with Formula 1 racing boss Bernie Ecclestone.
After weeks of freezing temperatures and snow across much of Germany, meteorologists are warning a brief thaw and steady rain could cause sporadic flooding in the coming days.
Germany coach Joachim Löw said Wednesday he was opposed to playing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar during winter, saying it would be unfair to fans in Europe.
The remains found in Swedish Millennium trilogy actor Per Oscarsson's burned home have now been identified. It is now clear that it was the actor and his wife who died in a fire on New Year's Eve.
A Kurdish poet who lives in western Sweden has filed a police report after receiving a death threat from Islamists in northern Iraq.
A man was taken to hospital in Stockholm on Wednesday morning after being knocked unconscious by a falling icicle.
A county veterinarian has speculated that the birds that fell from the sky in central Sweden on Tuesday may have been frightened by fireworks, then run over by a car after landing on the road in the dark.
A 17-year-old boy was left potentially paralysed following a training accident at a gymnastics camp in southwestern Sweden on Tuesday afternoon.
Gunther von Hagens, the German anatomist dubbed "Doctor Death" who has gained fame worldwide by preserving and displaying dead bodies, said Wednesday he is terminally ill and plans to exhibit his own corpse.
Police in Värmland in western Sweden have launched a preliminary murder investigation regarding the case of a 78-year-old retired female pastor who disappeared on December 14th.
Reducing Sweden's mortgage interest tax break would help protect against unwanted bubbles in the housing market, a prominent Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) politician has argued.
A newborn infant shut in a suitcase has been abandoned on the street in central Hamburg, the police reported on Wednesday.
Sweden's infectious disease control agency has determined that India is the worst country for stomach ailments for Swedish travellers.
The widow of the Stockholm suicide bomber said Tuesday that she had posted an audio recording on website YouTube of her husband after he blew himself up in an attempt to target Christmas shoppers.
Bavarian conservative leader Horst Seehofer has stepped up the pressure on his embattled coalition colleague Guido Westerwelle with a thinly veiled call for Westerwelle to pull his party together.
American diplomats wanted to start a trade war with Germany and other European countries that opposed the use of genetically modified crops, according to Wikileaks cables reported by British daily The Guardian.