Tempers flared during The Pirate Bay trial on Wednesday afternoon as a record company executive argued the popular file sharing site was to blame for falling music sales.
Hermann Dierkes, a leftist candidate for mayor in the Ruhr Valley city Duisburg, on Wednesday defended his call for a boycott of Israel for its treatment of the Palestinians despite widespread criticism he was stoking anti-Jewish sentiments in Germany.
All production ceased at Saab's Trollhättan plant on Wednesday after it emerged that the embattled Swedish car maker had failed to pay customs duties.
As expected, the Riksdag passed a controversial new measure on Wednesday designed to make it easier to investigate suspected cases of illegal file sharing.
A Munich court on Wednesday sentenced Horst Mahler, a prominent right-wing extremist and former member of the leftist terrorist group the RAF, to six years in prison for incitement of hate crimes.
Dilay Dede meets up with Hakan Vreskala just before the start of his live band tour Klubb East'n'bul, which brings Istanbul style nightlife to Sweden.
The German economy, Europe's biggest, shrank by 2.1 percent in late 2008, its sharpest contraction since the country was reunited in 1990, official data confirmed on Wednesday.
Sweden’s newspapers had mixed reactions to the news of Crown Princess Victoria’s engagement to Daniel Westling.
The Cologne chief of police is suggesting a total bottle ban during the city’s debaucherous Karneval festival after annual booze-fuelled frenzy became particularly rowdy this week, daily Express reported on Wednesday.
Gesine Schwan, Berlin's coordinator for German-Polish cooperation, has warned Chancellor Angela Merkel ties with Warsaw could be damaged by a conflict over a planned foundation for World War II refugees, Berliner Zeitung reported on Wednesday.
A delegation of over 200 Chinese companies on Wednesday kicked off a European shopping spree by negotiating contracts worth billions of euros with German firms in Berlin.
Sweden is set to lose 20,000 jobs in the building sector in the coming year, according to a new forecast from the Swedish Construction Federation (Sveriges Byggindustrier - BI).
A driving examiner from Gothenburg has been indicted on bribery charges. The woman is alleged to have accepted half a million kronor ($57,000) in exchange for approving driving licences for 70 test candidates.
Police suspect that a fire which raged through a hotel in Eskilstuna in central Sweden early Wednesday morning was deliberately set.
A new government proposal calls for compulsory membership in student unions to be made voluntary for students enrolled in Swedish colleges and universities starting in July 2010.
A “monster pig” broke out of its pen in the middle of the night and blocked traffic near Alsfeld because drivers were too frightened to get out of their cars and move the sow, police in the state of Hesse said on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich are hoping to have Luca Toni back for their Champions League clash at Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday as the Italian striker recovers from a heel injury.
Researchers in Sweden have found that people who are overweight from a young age run a much increased risk of dying prematurely.
With the film based on the first book in Stieg Larsson’s crime novel trilogy due to hit Swedish cinema’s on Friday, the AFP’s Delphine Touitou takes a look at how the late authors work has been adapted for the big screen.
Unions are urging Opel plant workers in Germany, and other European staff of US auto giant General Motors (GM), to protest this week in a bid to save their jobs and call for state aid.
Union leaders in Sweden have rejected the notion of a merger between Saab Automobile and the German General Motors (GM) brand Opel.
A mother and her three children are dead after their Moers apartment caught fire early on Wednesday morning, police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia said.
As a new poll shows that Swedes believe Daniel Westling is the right choice for Crown Princess Victoria, one of the country’s most respected historians said that a royal wedding can only strengthen Sweden’s monarchy.
A woman from Gothenburg couldn’t believe her eyes when she discovered a 10 billion kronor ($1.13 billion) deposit in her bank account.