As Norway comes to terms with Friday's bloody attacks, the Swedish press has been quick to leap to the defence of pan-Scandinavian values of openness, tolerance and democracy, The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson discovers.
Norway’s mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik wanted the opposite of freedom. That's why open societies including Germany must resist xenophobia and isolationism in the face of terror. A commentary by Der Tagesspiegel’s Gerd Appenzeller.
Proponents of a bigger Munich Airport have cleared a major hurdle: Bavarian officials have approved the construction of a third runway to increase the capacity of Germany's second largest air hub.
German consumer sentiment has been hit by the Greek debt crisis, and a widely watched index fell to a forecast 5.4 points for August from 5.5 points in July, the GfK research institute said Tuesday.
The discovery of a deadly bee disease among several broods in western Sweden have prompted a warning from agriculture officials concerned about containing the contagious illness.
A core ingredient for the bomb which ripped through the government buildings in Oslo, Norway last Friday was bought in Sweden, while the government has proposed a review of the sale of fertilizer, another ingredient in the bomb.
Sweden's defence capabilities would allow it to independently defend itself against all but the most severe attacks, according to an analysis by Nato, which also found that Sweden's Armed Forces served as a strong deterrent against potential attacks.
Top Muslim leaders in Germany are calling on the federal government to take immediate action to stamp out growing anti-Islamic sentiment in the wake of the Norway massacre.
White-collar staff at cash-strapped Swedish carmaker Saab Automobile will not receive their salaries due on Wednesday, the firm has confirmed in a statement.
The likelihood of older people suffering from accidental falls in their own homes may be tied to the level of daylight, Swedish researchers have discovered.
The surprise emergence from hiding of the maid who accuses Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape has raised the stakes again in the torrid case a week ahead of the next court hearing.
A court in Burundi on Monday found a Frenchman guilty of raping five teenagers, giving him a 25-year jail sentence and a fine of €14,000 ($20,000).
A 31-year-old Eritrean man was stabbed by two white men at the Aarau train station over the weekend in an attack that many fear could be racially motivated.
More than four months after his untimely death, the corpse of Berlin’s beloved polar bear Knut is still on ice, media reported this week.
A Swedish sailor in his seventies began a long-planned solo journey to the United States on Monday by hitching his boat to a trailer and driving through Germany.
A 25-year old woman who died when she drove the wrong way on the A7 motorway and collided with another car had 2.3 grams of alcohol in her blood. The legal limit in France is 0.5 grams.
Investigators said they will unveil new findings on Friday revealing the "exact circumstances" of the deadly crash of an Air France jet in the Atlantic in 2009.
French detectives interviewed a celebrity former news anchor Monday in connection with allegations of attempted rape against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, sources said.
Moves by France and Italy to curb the flow of Arab Spring migrants this year violated the spirit, but not the rules, of Europe's border-free Schengen area, the European Commission said on Monday.
While a common feature of restaurants in America, the humble doggy bag remains a rarity in Sweden, something an eco-conscious consumer group wants to see change, Lina Sennevall discovers.
Police investigating an arson attack on an apartment housing Roma and Sinti families in Leverkusen were continuing Tuesday morning to probe the possibility that neo-Nazis may have been behind the attack.
Former Swedish finance minister Eric Åsbrink has been given a new position as an advisor at the United States' largest investment bank Goldman Sachs.
A 52-year-old man was stabbed to death by his own daughter on Tuesday morning, shortly before the young woman turned against her mother.
A Swiss clairvoyant helped spare the blushes of a Swiss Army officer last week when she correctly ascertained that he had lost a small electronic device while urinating.
Reiner Haseloff, the conservative state premier of Saxony-Anhalt, is facing fierce criticism after allegedly comparing forcing German police to wear name tags to how Jews had to display the Star of David under the Nazis.
France needs fewer immigrants to work in construction and IT, according to a new set of government proposals.
An increase in the number of wolf attacks this year has led to calls for tough action to cut numbers.
The 'doyenne', the name given to the oldest known living woman in the country, has passed to 113-year old Marcelle Narbonne, a former typist who still enjoys a glass of champagne.
The father of Norwegian mass killing suspect Anders Behring Breivik has spoken of his shame at his son's actions.
Sweden Democrat Erik Hellsborn has written on his blog that the twin attacks in Norway are the fault of "mass immigration" and "Islamisation", denying that he feels any shame for sharing the same views as the perpetrator.
Swiss banking giant UBS said Tuesday that its second quarter profits plunged 49 percent compared to a year ago as a strong Swiss franc bit into earnings and revenues slumped on economic uncertainty.
Delays in train services continue to affect travellers on key routes across Sweden, with disruption expected to last until Friday.
A family of six found dead in their Berlin apartment appear to have been killed by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, state prosecutors announced on Tuesday.
A major German police union has called on internet users to help law enforcement prevent tragedies such as the Norway massacre by reporting violent extremist views expressed on blogs and web forums.
Several political parties want to see a review of Sweden's gun laws in the wake of the twin terror attacks in Norway.
Deutsche Bank on Monday named a canny Indian investment banker and a German veteran of the old school to run the biggest German bank in tandem from May 2012.