Silvana Koch-Mehrin, once a leading members of the Free Democrats (FDP), on Wednesday became the latest public figure in Germany to be stripped of her doctorate for plagiarism after the country's defence minister was forced to quit earlier this year.
Nearly two thirds of Swedes say they are against adoption of the euro, the highest figure since polling began, according to a new survey from Statistics Sweden (Statistiska Centralbyrån - SCB).
Are there limits to age and experience? When is it time to call it quits? Roger Boyes, Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times, explores Germany’s unhealthy age fetish.
The re-trial of the so-called Högsby 'honour killing' continued on Wednesday with testimonies from the parents who denied claims by their 23-year-old that they made him take the blame for murdering his sister's boyfriend.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle underlined Wednesday Berlin's objections to Danish plans for permanent customs checks at their internal EU border, after talks with his Danish counterpart.
The insolvency administrator for low-cost power provider TelDaFax is seeking to calm fears from customers that their electricity will be immediately cut off. But prepaid customers may end up losing money.
Professional networking site Linkedin revealed on Wednesday plans to open a Stockholm office to further the Scandinavian market and offer better services to their existing members in the Nordic countries.
Only 15 percent of members of the Church of Sweden say they believe in Jesus, and an equal number claim to be atheists according to the results of a recent survey.
The leaders of Sweden’s two largest political parties clashed for the first time on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt warning that pressure from opposition parties on the right and left were pushing his minority government towards crisis.
German doctors are prescribing too many addictive sleeping pills to alcoholics, too many strong tranquilizers to dementia patients and too many contraceptive pills with higher risks than others, according to a damning report released on Wednesday.
A woman who admitted she never passed a driving test but bought a fake Filipino driving license has been told by a court she can continue driving on German roads.
A 24-year-old man considered to be Sweden's worst serial rapist was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Wednesday for attacking 13 women in the central Swedish town of Örebro.
A Russian painting considered worthless by its owner and nearly donated to charity fetched a staggering 7.6 million kronor ($1.2 million) at an auction in Uppsala in eastern Sweden on Tuesday.
Seven people are going on trial in Lausanne in one of Switzerland's largest ever art theft and forgery cases, involving paintings by artists including Degas and Pissaro.
Berlin police are investigating the apparent collapse of a company organizing high school proms whose managers have disappeared – along with tens of thousands of euros paid up front for graduation balls and holidays.
Beginning drivers will have to undertake a "feedback" session with a driving instructor after they get their licenses, according to plans set to be incorporated into a German traffic safety bill, the Saarbrücker Zeitung reported.
Swedish star DJ Basshunter has been cleared of charges that he sexually assaulted two women following a performance at a Scottish nightclub in December.
There will be a total lunar eclipse on Wednesday night, with fabulous views of the Moon reddening, disappearing and then reappearing expected across Germany.
Veteran farmer, anti-globalization campaigner and Euro MP José Bové has gone on trial in Poitiers for destroying genetically modified maize in 2008.
Oscar nominated and César winning actress Isabelle Adjani ordered her bodyguard to attack her doctor boyfriend, an anonymous letter has claimed.
Thousands of students start the dreaded Baccalauréat high school exams tomorrow amid concern over a rise in cheating.
A vote in the National Assembly rejected a proposal for same-sex marriage by 293 votes to 222.
German vegetable growers who have seen their businesses badly hit by the EHEC E.coli outbreak as people avoid cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce, have been told they will get half of what they have lost in governmental aid.
Ratings agency Moody's warned Wednesday it may downgrade the rating of French banks Credit Agricole, BNP Paribas and Société Générale because of their exposure to Greek debt.
Road traffic authorities in Bern have launched a promotional YouTube campaign to invite drivers to apply for special car plates, a report says.
A Yemeni blogger who has received death threats for criticising President Ali Abdullah Saleh has applied for asylum in Sweden amid mounting political violence in the country.
Two decades after the German parliament decided to move the government from the Cold War capital of Bonn back to Berlin, some politicians still disagree over whether all functions should be brought from the state of North-Rhine Westphalia.
Swedish prosecutors have charged two former students along with a third accomplice for beating a high school to teacher to death in early April.
Urban camping in Berlin, haystack beds in Bavaria and giant tree forts in Saxony – Ruby Russell discovers quirky alternatives for your summer holiday.
A couple from western Sweden was forced to give up their adopted son when his biological mother changed her mind eight months after giving him up for adoption.