German steel group ThyssenKrupp said on Friday that talks to create a broad joint venture with Abu Dhabi MAR had broken down, a setback for the German company's plans to reduce debt.
German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger has sharply criticised Denmark’s decision to reintroduce border controls and demanded EU officials take action against the Scandinavian country.
The environmentalist Greens have a new worry for the German people on top of nuclear power and GM food: the toxic dangers inherent in dildos, vibrators, butt plugs and other sex toys.
In June there were 27,485 new cars registered in Sweden, a drop by 2.8 percent compared to the same month last year, according to industry organisation Bil Sweden, representing manufacturers and importers of cars, trucks and buses.
The Women's World Cup is proving popular in football-mad Germany as nearly 20 million viewers tuned in to watch the host team beat Nigeria and set a new television record.
The jungle enclosure Gondwanaland at Leipzig Zoo opened Friday with crowds packing in to see its star attraction, Heidi the cross-eyed opossum.
The Swedish government suffered another setback in the Riksdag on Friday, when the Sweden Democrats voted with the centre-left opposition to force through its proposal by a single vote.
A couple in Norrtälje, north of Stockholm, was sentenced to pay damages to their kids after forcing them to swallow Tabasco sauce as punishment for telling lies.
Swiss police said Friday they had captured a convicted murderer and rapist who eluded his guards while out for a walk, after the man asked a restaurant to inform the police of his whereabouts.
Swedish football player Sebastian Larsson linked up with manager Steve Bruce for the second time in his career after joining English Premier League side Sunderland on a free transfer on Friday.
As America marks the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the US Civil War this year, German history buffs have been re-enacting the bloody battles between the Union and Confederacy. Caitlan Carroll reports.
With the summer sun in the ascendancy, it’s time to lather on the sunscreen, pack a picnic, and head out to explore some of the 50,000 playgrounds on offer across Sweden. The Local’s Karen Holst tips some of the country’s best.
With footpaths increasingly clogged with chained-up bicycles, the city of Munich is set to mandate bike parking spaces be installed at newly constructed buildings. It's a positive step, but cyclists around Germany deserve even more, one expert says.
Swedish commercial shipping firm Wallenius has employed armed security staff to police its fleet to help combat the risk posed by pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
Swiss banking giant UBS said on Friday it intends to appoint former German central bank chief Axel Weber as its next chairman, saying that he will be nominated to the board in 2012 and take the post in 2013.
The Christian Democrats on Thursday voted to retain the demand for sterilization for those choosing to undergo a sex change, arguing that if "a woman becomes a man, she should not be able to become pregnant as a woman".
The Swiss government has decided to make wealthy foreigners pay more taxes, but refused to scrap lumpsum tax deals aimed at attracting the rich to the Alpine nation.
About 70 percent of Swiss consumers have shopped across the country's borders in the last year to save money, according to a new study.
One out of three work-related accidents in Switzerland involved a foreign worker last year, according to newly released figures.
The Colorado Avalanche, the final career port of call for Swedish hockey legend Peter Forsberg, are to honour their former star by making him only the fourth player to have their number retired.
It will be 40 years on Sunday since Jim Morrison was found dead in a bathtub in his Paris apartment, but a visit to his grave finds the cult of the lizard king as alive as ever.
Ex-IMF chief and French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn was to return to court Friday for a surprise hearing after a report that the shocking sexual assault case against him is collapsing.
Swiss banking giant UBS said Friday it is planning for former German central bank chief Axel Weber to take over as its next chairman, saying that he will be nominated to the board in 2012 before taking over the top post in 2013.
German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich warned on Friday that both right and left-wing extremists pose a growing threat to the nation’s security, even though political violence actually decreased last year.
The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) has deployed the help of a new super computer to help it predict the weather with more accuracy, after the agency received scathing criticism from the government earlier this year.
Free candy is to be handed out to encourage calm summer nights in the Swedish city of Karlstad, with 10,000 lollipops distributed to revellers in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday.
Of the 300 recruits to the Swedish military that started their initial training in April 20 percent have left due to “physical reasons”, according to a report in Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet (SvD).
German chancellor Angela Merkel has written a personal letter urging International Olympic Committee (IOC) members to award the 2018 Winter Olympics to Munich.
Germany joined France in the quarter-finals of the women's World Cup from Group A after the hosts and defending champions spluttered to a 1-0 win over Nigeria on Thursday.