The paediatrician suspected of the alleged mercy killing of a baby at Astrid Lindgren's Children's Hospital in Stockholm in September 2008 is to face trial for manslaughter, the prosecutor decided Tuesday.
Swedes are wasting up to 20 working hours a month dealing with an increasing flow of information, a new report published on Tuesday showed.
German prosecutors Tuesday said John Demjanjuk should serve a six-year jail term for helping to murder 27,900 Jews during his alleged time as a Nazi death camp guard during World War II.
American ecologist Stephen R. Carpenter has been awarded the 2011 Stockholm Water Prize for his groundbreaking research on how lake ecosystems are affected by the surrounding landscape and by human activities.
Berlin's celebrity polar bear Knut, who died suddenly over the weekend, likely fell victim to an undiagnosed brain disorder, his zoo said Tuesday.
Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, on Tuesday was told to pay €541,000 ($768,000) in compensation to a client who had not been sufficiently informed of the risks of certain financial products, the court said.
Some 36 percent of Swedes now support a phasing out of nuclear power, up from 15 percent in 2008 and having risen sharply after the disaster in Japan, a poll showed Tuesday.
The Greens and the Left Party want to ban tobacco displays in Swedish shops, a proposal supported by the Swedish National Institute of Public Health (Folkhälsoinstitutet).
The weather will remain sunny and pleasant for most of the week, but spring isn’t here to stay just yet, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Tuesday. Cold and even a few snowflakes could return this weekend.
Metro, the third biggest global retail group, posted solid 2010 results Tuesday but could now be hit by government austerity measures, political unrest and effects of Asian catastrophes and nuclear crisis.
International fraud by so-called "Nigeria letters" have increased dramatically in recent months with a growing number of Swedish victims left millions of kronor out of pocket.
A German court on Tuesday jailed an ex-trucker for 14 and a half years for sexually abusing his daughter, stepson and stepdaughter, with whom he fathered eight children.
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on Tuesday warned Germany must not discriminate against its Muslim population, saying that Islam was a part of its society. His comments contrast starkly with those of the country's new conservative interior minister.
Since Sweden's household services tax relief (RUT-avdrag) came in to effect, the babysitting business in the country has boomed.
Many German kindergartens have three times the level of dangerous chemicals than an average household, posing serious health risks to children, a study released on Tuesday revealed.
The number of sadistic sex crimes against animals in Sweden has doubled over the past four years, according to statistics compiled by broadcaster TV4.
With seven regions set to be turned over to Afghan troops this summer, Bundeswehr Gen. Bruno Kasdorf said Tuesday he was cautiously optimistic about the situation in the strife-torn country.
If any more nuclear power plants are taken off the grid in Germany, the country would be in danger of blackouts and higher electricity prices, the German Energy Agency (DENA) said Tuesday.
Nine out ten Swedes support the UN-backed mission to stop Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi with a vast majority backing Swedish involvement in the military operation in the north African country.
Russia's bid to build a rival to a US-backed gas pipeline to Europe received a major boost this week when the project was joined by the hydrocarbon subsidiary of the German powerhouse BASF.
Sweden's Queen Silvia has been struck down with the flu and has been forced to cancel her participation in the royal couple's state visit to Botswana which begins on Tuesday.
Swedish fund EQT Monday announced the sale of Kabel BW, a German cable operator, to US-based Liberty Global for €3.16 billion ($4.49 billion).