A woman threatened to set herself on fire outside the County Court in central Gothenburg on Friday after she had her asylum application rejected.
A former Saab executive lashed out at the Norwegian government on Friday over its handling of a decision to reject the Gripen in favour of the American F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The percentage of German primary school pupils learning English has tripled in the past four years, according to a new study.
Strands of hair found in a book at Uppsala University have been used to confirm that a skeleton discovered in Poland is that of 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
Germany's biggest stated-owned regional bank Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) said Friday it was raising billions of euros in fresh capital and considering tapping a government rescue package after being hit by the financial crisis.
The widow of German industrial billionaire Friedrich Karl Flick called on thieves to return her husband’s corpse, saying the Flick family is willing to pay an “appropriate” finder’s fee, according to daily Bild.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to provide faster internet for the entire country, she announced at this week’s internet technology summit in Darmstadt, daily Die Welt reported on Friday.
German wild boar hunters are reporting one of their best seasons since World War II after moderate weather and plentiful food led to a wild pig population boom.
Relatives of the victims of a 1994 Baltic Sea ferry sinking, which claimed the lives of 501 Swedes, are stepping up pressure for a new probe of enduring claims that the disaster was caused by an explosion.
To show its appreciation for Thursday’s offer of financial assistance from Iceland’s Nordic neighbours, the country’s airline, Icelandair, said on Friday it was offering a 25 percent discount on all economy class seats.
Germany's richest woman said turning in her blackmailing ex-lover was a difficult choice but was necessary to protect her family and defend women against similar situations in the future.
An alleged terrorist from the Sauerland terror group has been extradited from Turkey to Germany on Friday, federal prosecutors in Karlsruhe said.
Sweden's National Debt Office (Riksgälden) said on Friday it plans to sell Carnegie's investment banking arm and insurance broker Max Matthiessen as separate units.
Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca said Thursday it would slash 1,400 jobs by 2013, affecting operations in Umeå in northern Sweden, as well as Södertalje south of Stockholm.
A draft 2009 budget passed late Thursday by a committee from Germany's lower house of parliament would allow Berlin to spend and borrow more than other budgets proposed by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Grand Coalition government.
A Swedish mother is celebrating the remarkable birth of her new daughter, who was welcomed to the world high above Kazakhstan in the back of a Finnair jet.
The global financial crisis could mean up to 215,000 lost jobs in the next year for Germany according to an industry study released by daily Bild on Friday.
Defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich will take on bottom side Energie Cottbus on Saturday with midfield star Franck Ribery despite his injury scare with France.
The Swedish government has indicated it plans to move forward with a controversial anti-file sharing law but that the proposal will be altered in an attempt to appease some of the measure’s many critics.
Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has banned the Lebanese station Al Manar TV from broadcasting in Germany, daily Die Welt reported on Friday.
The Riksdag voted late Thursday night to ratify the European Union's Lisbon reform treaty, making Sweden the 25th of the 27 EU members to approve the text.