Former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Khan has been fined €125,000 ($182,223) in court for failing to declare more than €6,000 of luxury clothing he bought on a trip to Dubai.
The nurse who refused to send an ambulance to a 23-year-old Stockholm man who later died had been reported several times prior to the incident.
Social Democrat Karin Wanngård, who will take over after Carin Jämtin as the party's top name in Stockholm City Hall, has landed herself in hot water after calling sales a ‘crap profession’.
A radical Muslim preacher has been ordered by German authorities to depart the country immediately. The move comes after he attended an Islamist rally in Frankfurt that took place despite the objections of city leaders.
As people head outside for the Easter weekend, many would-be bathers may find they packed their swimming stuff in vain – as municipal councils across Germany close down swimming pools in a desperate attempt to cut costs.
A female officer at the Swedish Military Academy (Militärhögskolan) has been suspended after being accused of groping five junior cadets at a spring dance.
Beleaguered Swedish carmaker Saab Automobile remains in limbo pending confirmation of a deal to sell property holdings to raise cash, as the European Investment Bank (EIB) is seeking further assurances, according to a report in the Dagens Industri (DI) daily on Thursday.
The art gallery director who organised the controversial Art of the Enlightenment exhibition of German art currently on display in Beijing is leaving his post in Dresden to take over the British Victoria and Albert Museum.
Computer games are traditionally seen as an escape from the mundane and repetitive, an outlet from the dreariness of everyday life – but a new thesis shows that in the case of the popular online role playing game World of Warcraft that is far from the truth.
The abortion issue, long largely dormant in the Swedish popular discourse, reemerged as a point of contention recently after researchers called for a review of legislation framed in the 1970s.
The man who reported two Lund University student groups over a party featuring guests dressed as "slaves" to be sold at auction has since been subjected to racial slurs at his workplace.
A former member of the Kosovo Liberation Army accused of war crimes has been arrested in Switzerland on a Serbian extradition request, the Swiss justice ministry said Wednesday.
Passengers arriving at Swiss airports will in future be able to make purchases at duty-free shops, the government has decided.
Swiss voters are set to decide in a referendum whether to ban convicted paedophiles from working with minors.
Business confidence in Germany suffered a second monthly fall in a row, the closely watched Ifo indicator showed on Thursday, but the setback was roughly in line with
The major rail links between Hannover and Berlin and Nuremberg and Bamberg were closed down on Thursday, delaying thousands of travellers across the country amid fears the problems could affect Easter traffic.
A demand that female badminton players don skirts when taking to the court in international competition has rubbed the sport's Swedish supporters the wrong way.
Police are hunting the father of a 12-year-old boy who was found bludgeoned to death in the cellar of his house in Berlin late on Tuesday night.
It's been 50 years since the centuries-old Vasa warship was hoisted up from the depths of Stockholm harbour, but as contributor Elizabeth Dacey-Fondelius discovers, preserving this national treasure has been the Vasa's greatest battle.
This week’s highlights: An Easter bonfire in Berlin, Shakespeare in Munich and Swabian festivities in Stuttgart.
Drivers preparing to travel during the Easter break are being warned that German roads are likely to be choked with traffic over the next few days, while increased petrol prices could add to their misery.
A persistently perky penguin in Konstanz who fell in love with his keeper's black and white boots has been forced to turn to his own kind for amorous attention after his keeper started wearing blue shoes.
The youngest surviving premature baby in Europe and possibly the world, was released from a German hospital on Wednesday and sent home with her parents after more than four months in an incubator.
The Swedish Red Cross lost 44,000 members in 2010, equating to every fifth, according to a report from Sveriges Radio's Ekot news programme.
Brightly coloured feathers in blues, reds, yellows and glaring pinks tied to long willowy twigs sold beside daffodil buds tip off the arrival of the Easter season in Sweden.
People in Baden-Württemberg will get a vote on whether to go ahead with the controversial Stuttgart 21 train station construction project, it was agreed on Wednesday night – but the cost of the project will be capped at €4.5 billion.
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has lost his appeal for a reduction of a three match ban.
As many as 1,500 inhabitants in the municipality of Skellefteå in northern Sweden have confirmed in a survey that they have experienced stomach flu symptoms probably caused by a parasite outbreak.