Whistleblower website WikiLeaks has slammed a Swedish tabloid as 'corrupt and politicized' the day after it published a scoop on Swedish Guantanamo detainee Mehdi Ghezali.
A family in Stockholm were surprised to find out that their daughter had been assigned a place at a preschool with a teaching method created by L Ron Hubbard, the father of Scientology.
During a visit to Sweden on Wednesday, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin blasted the gulf between words and practice in modern international relations, using an anecdote from his KGB past to denounce civilian deaths in Libya.
Five security personnel have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the beating death of a British man visiting a popular Frankfurt techno club.
Organizers for next month's Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf admitted on Wednesday an embarrassing typo in an informational pamphlet for the competition mixed up the German words for “schools” with “gays.”
Swedish bank Handelsbanken posted a slight increase in profits on Wednesday on the back of a sharp fall in bad loan losses.
Swedish truck maker Volvo Group reported strong first quarter earnings on Wednesday, although the firm warned that the Japan disaster could impact its second quarter.
Volkswagen reported a three-fold profit leap Wednesday and said it had sold two million cars in the three months from January through March, a new milestone for the biggest car maker in Europe.
Germany on Wednesday said it would strongly back European Union sanctions against Syria over its bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters.
Thieves broke into a studio belonging to a dominatrix in the Saxon city of Zwickau and stole whips, chains and other sex toys, police said Wednesday.
Sweden's Supreme Court (Högsta Domstolen) has ruled that Sami reindeer herders in northern Sweden can continue to let their animals graze in forests despite the objections of landowners, ending a 20 year dispute.
Hordes of lemmings have been spotted leaving the safety of the mountains to make their way down to more inhabited areas, falling victim to traffic and being preyed upon by other animals.
In an unusually frank personal interview, Germany's national football coach Joachim Löw has denied wearing a toupee and waved away rumours that he is homosexual.
Swedish household goods manufacturer Electrolux reported a 50 percent drop in net profits for the first quarter on Wednesday, citing a rise in raw materials costs.
At a meeting in Stockholm with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced that visa regulations would be eased while emphasising economic cooperation between the countries.
Germany put off opening its borders to eastern European workers until the last possible minute, but as May 1 now approaches, some fear a golden opportunity has already been missed.
More than 300 firefighters near Aachen on the Belgian border fought back the region's biggest forest fire in 60 years early this week.
Switzerland said it will destroy its remaining 3.4 million unused doses of vaccines against the H1N1 virus by the end of the year.
Swiss-based medical technology company Synthes said on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement on a $21.3 billion takeover by US health care giant Johnson & Johnson.
Weißwurst in Hamburg? Jiffer Bourguignon heads down to the harbour to report on the revival of one of the city’s legendary eateries.
Switzerland may be particularly prone to natural disasters like avalanches and landslides, but some cantons have been slow to assess the risks in their territories, reports say.
Ten helicopters and 350 firemen were on Tuesday battling a forest fire near the town of Viege in the south of drought-stricken Switzerland.
Swedish telecom giant Ericsson reported a whopping 224 percent rise in profits on Wednesday, surprising analysts and sending its stock up almost 7 percent in early trading.
A 36-year-old Indian man drowned on Tuesday in Switzerland's Lake Brienz, police have said.
Up to two thirds of casual joggers may actually be risking their health by overstraining themselves and ignoring body stress and pain, a study commissioned by German health insurer AOK has found.
Swedish-Swiss engineering giant ABB on Wednesday reported a 41 percent increase in first quarter net profit, driven by strong demand from industry and power utilities.
The Church of Sweden has ruled that pastors are not allowed to man machine gun turrets while serving in the field with Swedish troops in Afghanistan.
British actor Hugh Laurie, best known as “House” from the hit US medical drama, will make his German musical debut in Hamburg on Wednesday.
The daily discrimination faced by Sweden's Roma population violates Swedish law, according to a new report by the country's Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen – DO), which argues for tougher legislation to protect the Roma's rights.
Manchester United produced a devastating attacking performance to record a 2-0 win over Schalke 04 in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday.
Murhabazi Namegabe of the Democratic Republic of Congo Tuesday was awarded a children's rights prize for his "long perilous struggle" to free child soldiers and sex slaves in his homeland.