A rollercoaster week on the Stockholm stock exchange ended on a peak as rates rose in anticipation of Friday's financial rescue package vote in the United States.
The remains of a Viking-era stave church, including the skeletal remains of a woman, have been uncovered near the cemetery of the Lännäs church in Odensbacken outside Örebro in central Sweden.
Golf clubs in Sweden are facing tough economic times, with three clubs declaring bankruptcy in just the last few weeks.
Speaking during celebrations to mark German Unity Day on Friday, Chancellor Angela Merkel said young people in Germany needed to learn more about their country’s Communist past.
Private owners have taken over 16,000 municipal rental apartments since the 2006 elections.
The credit crisis, high oil prices and a weakening European economy have hit the German car industry hard with luxury automakers BMW and Porsche registering shrinking sales.
While authorities in Sweden have been known to put their foot down when it comes to what parents name their children, the three-letter combinations on Swedish licence plates can also be censored.
A 16-year-old who threw a party at her parents’ new home in Lippstadt while they were on vacation got more than she bargained for when more than 200 teenagers rampaged through the house, torturing the family’s rabbits, ripping off wallpaper and peeing on the carpets.
Skandia AB, the Swedish subsidiary of Anglo-South African Old Mutual Plc, announced on Friday that it has come to a favourable settlement in its six-year dispute over the sale of its asset management business.
As speculation begins to mount over this year's Nobel Literature Prize, the Swedish Academy said on Friday it would announce the winner on October 9th.
Germany opend a three-day party in Hamburg on Unity Day on Friday with Chancellor Merkel and President Köhler to mark 18 years of the unification of East and West Germany.
German Family Minister Ursula von der Leyen is opposed to proposals to extend paid maternity leave for women to 18 months, warning they could backfire and hamper jobs in Germany.
A 10-year-old boy was reported to police for getting into a fight with an 8-year-old during recess at a school in Jönköping in central Sweden.
Germany’s government and banks have agreed on the details of a 35-billion-euro rescue plan for embattled mortgage lender Hypo Real Estate hours after gaining European Union approval for the bailout.
The Social Democrats want to create an ombudsman to help protect individuals’ privacy in Sweden, party leader Mona Sahlin told Sveriges Radio.
A Swedish sailing team entered in the Volvo Ocean Race, in which teams circumnavigate the globe, was penalized by international sailing authorities on Thursday because the boat’s keel failed to comply with the rules.