Three people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a crash involving four cars on the E4 motorway just south of Stockholm.
In light of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall next year, the premier of Saxony-Anhalt warned on Monday against adopting a rose-tinted view of communist East Germany.
German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück said on Monday there were signs Europe’s largest economy could come through the global financial crisis largely unscathed.
Natural disasters killed over 220,000 people in 2008, making it one of the most devastating years on record and underlining the need for a global climate deal, the world's number two reinsurer Munich Re said Monday.
A German boy who was given the name Sabsudin by his Afghani father in 2002 will from now on be known as Sebastian. Pestering at school led the mother to apply for the name change, against the dad’s wishes.
Police on Monday were busy looking for an attacker who assaulted a man with a wrench before making off with his car outside of Norrköping in eastern Sweden.
New Year’s Eve revellers in Germany should bundle up if they plan to ring in 2009 outside – the German Weather Service (DWD) in Offenbach on Monday warned that an icy wind will cause temperatures plunge on Silvester night.
Swedish singles prefer a quiet night in on New Year's Eve while their Danish neighbours plump for a night on the tiles, a new survey of European attitudes to pleasure has shown.
A decade after its introduction, three-quarters of Germans have confidence in the stability of the common European currency, the euro, a survey by the polling firm Forsa has found.
Germany’s public health care system could come up short of cash in 2009. If the economy tanks, the new universal premium set by the government might not be enough, Health Minister Ulla Schmidt said on Monday.
The number of cases of child abuse reported to the police has increased dramatically over the past year, new statistics from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå) show.
Swedish police experienced the latest in a series of busy nights on Sunday as gangs of youths created disturbances in the suburbs of Stockholm and Malmö.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel blames Hamas for the escalation of violence in Gaza because of the firing of rockets into Israel and the abandonment of its ceasfire, her spokesman said on Monday.
Over 8,500 Swedes were added to the ranks of the unemployed during the Christmas week, new figures from the public employment agency (Arbetsförmedlingen) show.
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, the German government’s expert for climate change, warned on Monday the process of global warming was occurring much faster than is widely known.
Sweden's Migration Board has elected to pay over a million kronor in compensation to a demoted employee who maintained a pro-Israeli blog instead of following a court order to reinstate him.
The recent devaluation of the Swedish krona has made the nation poorer. If the currency's 15 percent decline against the euro stands there is a risk of Sweden dropping down the OECD wealth league table, analysts predict.
A 59-year-old man scared the wits out of golfers at a Lerum country club in western Sweden by bearing his ECG monitor and declaring that it was a bomb. The man has now been ordered back into rehab for his persistent alcohol abuse.
German Gen. Reinhard Kammerer on Monday said the Bundeswehr’s mission in Afghanistan needed greater political backing in Berlin.
Swedish authorities have confirmed that a 40-year-old man from Norrköping is being held prisoner at a US detainment camp in Iraq.
A five-year-old boy died after he and two companions fell through the thin ice covering a pond in the German state of Lower Saxony on Sunday.