The German government rejected a plea Monday by troubled retail group Arcandor for emergency loans and guarantees, as the leading shareholder in travel agency Thomas Cook lurched towards insolvency.
World military spending hit a new record in 2008, boosted by the Iraq war, the return of Russia as a global player and the emergence of China, a Swedish think tank said in its annual report on Monday.
German luxury carmakers Audi, BMW and Daimler unveiled weak May sales figures on Monday as relatively good news was reported for German industry in general.
A German hunter faces prosecution after shooting one of two wolves known to live in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt, officials said on Monday.
German industrial orders, a key indicator in Europe's biggest economy, were stable in April compared with the previous month, the economy ministry said on Monday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday her party's strong showing in European elections has boosted her chances of winning a second term in power when Germany holds national elections in September.
Alf Svensson, the former leader of the Christian Democrats, and Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, the wife of the Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt, appear set to claim seats in the EU parliament at the expense of their party colleagues.
The German Customs Investigation Bureau (ZKA) has Pelikan, a writing utensil maker, in its sights for using protected rainforest wood Ramin for paint brush handles, broadcaster ARD reported on Monday.
The Swedish krona fell back against the euro on Monday as markets remained shaky on the back of concerns over Swedish bank exposure to the troubled Baltic state economies.
The judge in The Pirate Bay trial, Tomas Norström, was not biased, Stockholm District Court has argued in its report to the Svea Court of Appeal, which will rule on the issue.
Swedish exports declined by 21.4 percent in volume, measured in constant prices, during the first quarter of 2009, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden.
Ask The Local: Is it legal for a private person to import alcohol to Sweden via the internet?
Do German voters seek stability in times of crisis? Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won Sunday's EU elections while the SPD suffered a historic defeat. Newspapers in The Local’s media roundup explore the ramifications for the upcoming German election this autumn.
A dog in Erkrath discovered a live World War II-era hand grenade while on a walk this weekend, police in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia told The Local.
The German government on Monday rejected emergency guarantees for Arcandor, putting the troubled retail group one step closer to insolvency.
Swedish police have asked the military for assistance as peace activists from across Europe head to Swedish Lapland to demonstrate against a NATO aerial exercise.
A tornado tore through Cologne’s northern Roggendorf district on Sunday evening, damaging cars, homes and gardens along a 300-metre path, according to the fire department.
The Swedish armed forces has agreed to compensate a poultry farmer in northern Sweden after an air force exercise caused the death of 31 chickens.
In Saab's Swedish hometown of Trollhättan people have grown so used to hearing that the carmaker is in dire straits that they no longer believe reports of its imminent demise.
With more than seven percent of the vote Sweden's Pirate Party became the latest party to rock the political establishment in an EU Parliament election.
Berlin’s Tempelhof-Schöneberg district voted overwhelmingly in a referendum on Sunday to keep the storied Tempelhof airport a monument.
Christian Democrat leader Göran Hägglund has called for campaigning to be extended before the EU parliamentary election to raise interest and encourage more Swedes to vote.
Two German soldiers were injured during a firefight in northern Afghanistan, Bundeswehr operations command said in Potsdam on Monday.
Sweden's Pirate Party, on a platform of integrity issues including the legalization of internet file sharing, sensationally claimed a seat in the EU parliament as election results were confirmed on Sunday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives came out on top in Sunday's European elections, trouncing her main centre-left rivals in what was seen as a dry run for September's general election.