Germany's ruling coalition has reached agreement on a €50-billion ($70-billion) economic stimulus plan over the next two years, representatives said after talks on Monday evening.
The German railway Deutsche Bahn (DB) said on Monday it would buy up to €1.5 billion ($2.0 billion) worth of train cars from the Canadian group Bombardier.
The German carmaker Opel, a unit of US giant General Motors, has lowered the price of several models to stimulate demand, an executive said on Monday in an interview.
Sweden said on Monday it would send 10 million kronor ($1.3 million) in extra emergency aid to Palestinians in Gaza to help deal with the humanitarian impact of Israel's massive offensive there.
The southern Swedish city of Lund is considering a total ban on cars and buses in its historic city centre, local newspaper Sydsvenska Dagbladet reports.
How many years does it take before Sweden's quirky Christmas traditions start to get irksome? Eight, says Mark Majzner.
Telecommunications prices in households dropped by 3.3 percent in 2008, according to the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) on Monday.
The parents of the German-Afghan victim of an “honour killing” by her brother last year refused to testify in a Hamburg court on Monday. Meanwhile state prosecutors have also accused her father of abuse.
A 29-year-old Swedish gambler has been charged with aggravated fraud after a security failure allowed him to play, and lose, 700,000 kronor ($90,000) of his bank's money.
Two childhood sweethearts, aged six and seven, eloped from Hannover in northern Germany on New Year's Eve, determined to tie the knot under the African sun, police said on Monday.
The gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine could be considered by an arbitration body in Stockholm, according to reports in German and Russian media.
A man has been charged with the theft of thousands of letters and packages while employed at the post office sorting terminal in Alvesta in southern Sweden.
Police are questioning a single witness in the ski collision that seriously injured Thuringia’s state premier Dieter Althaus and killed a Slovakian woman on New Year’s Day. Meanwhile doctors have said that the politician can’t remember how the accident occurred.
Sweden's labour market woes continued in December as 17,960 people were made redundant, according to new figures from the Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen). In December 2007, by contrast, 2,397 people were let go from their jobs.
Everyone expects 2009 to be a rough year, but according to Hans-Werner Sinn, the head of Munich's Ifo economic institute, Germany is facing two dire years of recession and rising unemployment.
Several civil servants have called for Sweden to take a more compassionate approach to people in debt.
Snow and black ice caused numerous accidents across Germany overnight and early Monday morning, but sunshine is expected to break through the clouds by afternoon.
Almost three months after their birth, the first German sextuplets to be born in the last 20 years went home with their parents on Monday.
A yellow-browed bunting (Emberiza chrysophrys) was spotted near Stockholm on Saturday. The species of sparrow has never before been spotted in Sweden and caused excitement among ornithologists who came from far and wide, Expressen reports.
Around twenty Swedes stranded in Gaza have been in contact with the Swedish consulate in Jerusalem to seek help leaving the war-torn area.
Authorities detonated two World War II bombs and defused two others in an Osnabrück residential area on Sunday night.
Temperatures dropped to below -30 degrees Celsius in parts of northern Sweden at the weekend, as the country experienced its coldest weather of the winter so far.
Germany's fractious coalition will squabble this week over a second boost for the ailing economy, but on Sunday Chancellor Angela Merkel first had to restore harmony among her own conservative allies.