Saab's owner Swedish Automobile announced Wednesday it had secured more short-term funding with a 25-million-euro ($36-million) loan and that it has started paying out staff's salaries for June.
The German authorities will be able to more easily obtain information on bank account transfers and airline passengers, but will have other powers curtailed under an overhaul of anti-terrorism laws announced on Wednesday.
A former police officer in Lower Saxony was sentenced Wednesday to four-and-a-half years in prison for killing her newborn baby last year and burying it in order to avoid shocking her new boyfriend.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday called on bankers to help bailout Greece, saying they "should lend a hand" to eurozone governments trying to hammer out a new rescue package for the debt-ridden country.
An ad campaign by a Swedish dating site urging people to cheat on their spouses and which shattered the record for consumer complaints, has been cleared by Sweden's advertising watchdog.
Israeli authorities have rejected claims of the Swedish Ship to Gaza movement that "foreign agents" were behind the damage to their boat, which was reported sabotaged on Monday.
The Swiss government on Wednesday rejected proposals to tighten rules on assisted suicide, saying that they could inadvertently legitimise organisations offering assisted suicide.
The Green party campaign manager for Berlin's upcoming state election in September has been fired after a newspaper reported that he had been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and assaulting police.
A by-the-numbers exchange on human rights. Mutual praise and admiration. New deals worth billions. The Chinese juggernaut has passed through Berlin, leaving German commentators pondering the implications in The Local's media roundup on Wednesday.
Sweden's National Board of Forensic Medicine (Rättsmedicinalverket) has admitted that it lacks the tools to fully assess the risk of relapse for the 52-year-old man convicted of killing his seven-year-old stepdaughter during an "exorcism".
As the singing contest reached its climax on Tuesday night, French audiences gave a Gallic shrug to the X Factor reality television programme.
Police in Stockholm have been forced to apologize after singling out three nationalities in a letter to a local neighbourhood watch group warning them against organised crime, according to Swedish media reports.
Historical documents related to the capture of seven Swedes by the Gestapo in Poland in 1942 puts Sweden's subsequent ball bearing deliveries to Nazi Germany in a new light, argue historians Susanne Berger and Ingela Magner.
German newspapers on Wednesday hailed homegrown tennis star Sabine Lisicki after she made it into the Wimbledon semifinals, wondering if the country at last has a new Steffi Graf.
A controversial plan to deport foreign criminals from Switzerland hit an impasse this week after a governmental working group indicated it cannot agree on how to implement the measure.
An animal park near Germany’s northern border with Denmark is hoping a freakish-looking hatchling related to ancient “terror birds” will become a new star attraction.
France has begun parachuting arms shipments to Berber rebels fighting Libyan leader Moamar Qaddafi's forces in the highlands south of Tripoli, the French daily Le Figaro reported on Wednesday.
A female caregiver is suspected of having sold sex to an 85-year-old man, who was known to the authorities for having shown a large appetite for sex, according to a report in the local Borås Tidning (BT) daily.
Anne Sinclair, the wife of Dominique Strauss Kahn, defended her husband in an interview on the eve of the publication of a book about the former IMF boss in her firsrt public comments since his arrest on sexual assault accusations.
While visitor numbers to Sweden continue to climb and the country is the most visited among the Nordic nations, Swedes elect to retreat to their country cottages for their holidays, new figures from two tourist organisations show.
For the first time this year, the unemployment rate in France edged up in May, according to new statistics.
The Mühleberg nuclear power station near Bern will shut down five weeks before a scheduled annual inspection to allow for extra safety measures.
The Interior Minister, Claude Guéant, has been corrected on an assertion he made that 66 percent of the children of immigrant families leave school without qualifications.
A truck dropped one tonne of cherries on a Swiss motorway near Basel, spreading a sticky fruit film over a kilometre and disrupting traffic for hours, a report on Wednesday said.
France's Christine Lagarde was named Tuesday the first-ever female chief of the IMF, faced with an immediate crisis as violent Greek protests rocked the stability of the eurozone.
A radical tax reform plan by a former advisor of Chancellor Angela Merkel has been dismissed as unfair by her conservative coalition partners the Christian Social Union.
Swedish grocers stepped up a nationwide recall of raw sprouts after new reports that a Swedish man had been infected with the same deadly E. coli bacteria strain that has claimed dozens of lives across Europe.
Sweden coach Thomas Dennerby on Tuesday defended his team amid gibes of bully girl tactics in their 1-0 Group C opener against newcomers Colombia at the Women's World Cup.
Three people were seriously injured in what police suspect may have been a gang-related shooting in Norrköping in eastern Sweden on Tuesday night.
North Korea's women's football coach has claimed several players played in the opening 2-0 World Cup loss to the United States on Tuesday suffering from the effects of being struck by lightning at a training camp.
Chinese cyber attacks on German computers rose sharply in number last year and included attempted penetrations of government ministers’ PCs, according to a Wednesday media report.