Brazil has announced that it will delay a decision to buy 36 fighter jets following a slew of budget cuts, leaving Swedish firm Saab, along with French and US rival bids, playing the waiting game over the lucrative deal.
Sweden's Maria Pietilä Holmner won the bronze medal in the women's world slalom at the world skiing championships in Germany on Saturday, coming in behind Austria's Marlies Schild and Kathrin Zettel.
Two German journalists held by Iran for more than four months after entering the country on tourists visas were released on Saturday, the Foreign Ministry has confirmed.
Germany’s entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has been chosen – Lena Meyer-Landrut will sing an electro-pop song called ‘Taken by a Stranger’ after television viewers picked it over several other songs.
Swedish average alcohol consumption declined in 2009, in comparison with 2008, but remains high in a historical perspective, a new report published on Friday showed.
Thousands of anti-fascists and neo-Nazis as well as police officers trying to keep them apart filled Dresden's city centre on Saturday after organisers of three neo-Nazi demonstrations were given the judicial go-ahead to march.
Embattled Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg included a ten-page political analysis he commissioned a parliamentary researcher to write, almost untouched, in his own doctoral thesis, according to new information.
The Swedish and Norwegian coast guard continued work to clean up the oil spill caused by a grounded Icelandic vessel just north of the Swedish border on Thursday, reporting that weather conditions remained favourable.
The German police force has admitted sending undercover officers to other countries, including Scotland, during a parliamentary hearing into the controversial deployment of an undercover British policeman in Germany.
The first prizes of the Berlin film festival were awarded on Friday night, with the Teddy Award for best gay and lesbian film going to the Argentine melodrama Ausente.
A reward of €5,000 is being offered for information about the murder of three members of Albert Einstein’s family in 1944 as authorities launch a last-ditch attempt to find the killer.
Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has said that planned closure of several Swedish embassies can not be avoided through organizational changes or greater efficiency.