Germany and France launched a radical drive Friday to unify the diverse, debt-ridden eurozone economy, but plans to stifle wage growth provoked an immediate backlash.
The German Foreign Ministry on Friday denied accusations that its embassy in Egypt had offered inadequate assistance to Germans trying to leave as the country descended into violence during the historic uprising of the last 11 days.
The cost of gas and electricity are the biggest financial worries for Germans, with nine of out 10 people concerned about the rising cost of energy, a poll published Friday has found.
Most Germans doubt that companies will boost the representation of women on their boards unless they are forced to do so by a mandatory quota, a poll published Friday found.
Sweden's third-largest bank, SEB, reported bumper profits on Friday thanks to a sharp reduction in credit losses in the Baltic countries.
A Norwegian man wanted on suspicion of kidnapping, robbing and extorting several million kronor from wealthy Swedish men was caught and arrested in Spain on Thursday.
In anticipation of the Women’s World Cup in summer toymaker Mattel this week unveiled two new Barbie dolls modelled after Germany’s head coach and star player.
The Swedish actress Lena Nyman, known from her roles in Ingmar Bergman's 1978 film "Autumn Sonata" and the "I am Curious" films, died on Friday after an extended illness.
The Swedish government confirmed on Friday that it had raised 19 billion kronor ($2.94 billion) on the sale of 255 million of its shares in Nordic banking giant Nordea.
An overcrowded hospital in Gothenburg has resorted to giving patients in a children's ward saucepans and spoons to summon assistance in emergency situations, according to a union report.
Volvo Group, the second-biggest maker of heavy vehicles, said Friday it returned to a booming profit in 2010, thanks to a strong recovery across the sector and despite a slightly disappointing fourth quarter.
The Sweden Democrats has demanded that the Swedish Security Service's files on contacts between Swedish individuals and the Stasi be opened to the public in order "to clear the air" over the period in history.
In the race for the key state of Baden-Württemberg, the centre-left opposition is within striking distance of taking power in the March election after more than half a century of conservative rule, a poll showed Friday.
More than 140 Catholic theologians from Germany, Switzerland and Austria called Friday for an end to celibacy as part of sweeping reforms in the wake of a sex scandal that rocked the Church.
The German boss of the top US investment bank Goldman Sachs called on Friday for Greece’s debt to be partially forgiven in order to save the ailing Mediterranean nation from possible bankruptcy.
What do a drag queen and teen-pop has-beens have to do with Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt? It can only mean the 2011 Melodifestivalen is upon us, contributor Julie Blomberg Gudmundsson explains.
Over the next two to three years, 100,000 Swedish women will be recruited for a new national study of breast cancer led by a professor at Solna's Karolinska Institute.
Professional party girl and hotel chain heiress Paris Hilton is in southern Germany to educate herself on the controversial Stuttgart 21 rail project, her press relations agency said Friday.
Swedish Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren has announced that he wants to remove the municipal vetoes against wind power farms that are currently in place.
Chancellor Angela Merkel may have ruled out a mandatory quota for women in executive positions at German firms this week, but on Friday Family Minister Kristina Schröder said she was still pushing a graduated scheme to achieve the same ends.
Sweden's Green Party has announced that it wants to reduce or even remove conditions for immigration on the grounds of family reunification.
Borussia Dortmund hopes to tackle Ruhr valley rivals Schalke in front of 80,000 fans on Friday with no hype spared as the German league leaders' website described it as "the most important match on planet earth."