Stricken German car-manufacturer Opel announced on Friday that it will part company with its US parent corporation General Motors.
Shortly before meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Hamburg on Friday, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk made a strong statement warning her not to appoint controversial politician Erika Steinbach to the board of a German-Polish foundation focused on creating a memorial in Berlin.
Sweden’s central bank announced on Friday it was entering into a “precautionary arrangement” with its Estonian counterpart should the Baltic country’s battered financial system need assistance.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD) in Darmstadt has launched new software that can seamlessly blend a mobile phone photo of a landmark with pictures and background information from historical archives. The launch was staged at the CeBIT trade fair in Hannover on Thursday.
All three suspects charged in the stabbing death of 23-year-old Ahmed “Romario” Ibrahim Ali were acquitted on Friday by a Stockholm-area court.
Sweden’s GDP fell by 4.9 percent in the 4th quarter of 2008 compared to the same period a year before.
The German state ban on religious symbols and clothing for teachers discriminates against Muslim women who wear a headscarf, Human Rights Watch (HRW) told The Local on Friday.
German inflation ticked up slightly to 1.0 percent in February, preliminary data released on Friday by the national statistics office showed, but was expected to fall again soon.
While Sweden can boast of having invented household names such as IKEA, ABBA and Volvo, fewer people are aware that the country also bears the distinction of having created Europe’s first national parks, which this year celebrate their 100th anniversary.
Cross-country ski enthusiasts in Sweden are gearing up for the 85th Vasaloppet ski race on Sunday, in which 15,000 skiers will compete across a punishing 90-kilometre course.
Police called to an emergency in a Berlin bar arrived to find the call had come from another set of officers who considered the crime scene outside their jurisdiction, authorities reported on Friday.
A student association in southern Sweden is on the lookout for a thief with a preference for extra large condoms after fifty commodious rubbers went missing on Monday night.
Bishop Richard Williamson has apologized for his denial of the Holocaust, Catholic news agency Zenit reported late on Thursday, but Germany’s Central Council of Jews in Germany rejected the statement.
Rescue workers have freed an 84-year-old shepherd woman after she spent two days buried under an avalanche in her cabin on a mountainside in the Bavarian Alps, daily Bild reported on Wednesday.
A new poll shows that Swedes generally support the country’s current monarch, King Carl XVI Gustaf, but one in three think he should hand over the throne to Crown Princess Victoria.
Joint talks on Sweden’s future energy policy between the government and the opposition have been called off, energy minister Maud Olofsson announced on Thursday.
Europe's biggest telecoms operator, Deutsche Telekom, said Friday it had achieved its 2008 targets and voiced confidence about this year's results as well.
Luca Toni insists Bayern Munich must use the same passion they showed in their Champions League hammering of Sporting Lisbon in midweek to get their Bundesliga campaign back on track in Bremen on Sunday.
Public workers in four of Germany’s states went on the latest in a series of warning strikes on Friday, hoping to put pressure on employers in an ongoing wage dispute.
The 37-year-old man arrested for his suspected role a starting a fire which consumed part of an Eskilstuna hotel on Wednesday has denied any wrongdoing.
Saab employees filled a main thoroughfare in the company’s home base of Trollhättan in central Sweden on Thursday night to show their faith in the future of the beleaguered automaker.
Sweden’s Volvo Group announced on Thursday it had approved pay raises for 250 high-ranking executives this year, despite heavy fourth quarter losses at the world’s second largest truck maker.