State health officials said on Wednesday they were gearing up to fight swine flu across Germany ahead of the new school year. Teachers are celebrating the return of soap after budgetary cuts left many school restroom dispensers empty.
German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück said on Wednesday he was considering giving low-interest state loans to cash-strapped firms in order to prevent a credit crunch hampering a recovery in Europe's biggest economy.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday prodded US carmaker General Motors to decide the fate of its German unit Opel unit over the next fortnight.
Police are questioning a 30-year-old man in Cuxhaven after two women were found murdered at a camping ground in the picturesque coastal town early on Wednesday morning.
Sweden's capital will this weekend welcome a host of international comedy stars when the very first Stockholm Comedy Festival opens on Friday.
A frozen pizza craving cost a Cologne man €480 in fines and his driver’s licence after he barrelled through a speed trap on his way home to chow down, police announced Wednesday.
The Swedish EU presidency is considering calling an extraordinary EU summit in September to find common ground ahead of a G20 meeting about the global economic crisis in Pittsburgh.
A Bavarian spiritual guru known as Oliver Shanti went on trial in Munich on Wednesday for 314 charges of sexual assault against children.
German firms are at their most confident since the spectacular collapse of US banking giant Lehman Brothers in September 2008 and the subsequent global recession, a survey showed Wednesday.
A 33-year-old man from Västerås in central Sweden has been arrested for alleged crimes in breach of copyright legislation. Local media report that police uncovered up to 10,000 films hidden in the man's cellar.
The Swedish government has promised to find 8.4 billion kronor ($1.19 billion) to fund education and training measures designed to combat growing unemployment.
Four Swedes are described by medical authorities as having a life-threatening condition following infection with the A/H1N1 swine flu.
A Lebanese translator from Berlin now owns a street in the Brandenburg town of Havelsee for the low price of €1,000 after officials botched an auction.
Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent of British daily The Times, knuckles down to write his new book – but only after a valiant effort to escape work.
Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang's second trip to space has been delayed again due to a faulty valve on the US shuttle Discovery.
Ida Riedel Palmer, 23, was left disappointed when what was advertised as a free "body jam" dance CD with her breakfast cereal directed her to a hardcore porn website.
The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) said Wednesday that Germany needs to look for a new nuclear waste depot because the current Gorleben facility has “many birth defects.”
Germany's highest tribunal has affirmed that gays and lesbians have the right to adopt their partner's children, overturning a lower court ruling.
A pregnant woman went to the doctor complaining of stomach pains. The doctor suspected appendicitis and decided to operate, but instead of removing the offending organ the surgeon removed her ovary.
Sweden's women stamped their intentions on Euro 2009 in Finland with an impressive 3-0 win over Russia in their group C opener.
A thief in southern Sweden took time off during a weekend break-in to surf pornographic websites on a company computer and leave a note complaining about unsatisfactory hygiene standards, local newspaper Helsingborgs Dagblad reports.
The Pirate Bay, one of the world's most popular filesharing websites, was back online on Tuesday hours after being shut down following a Swedish court order.
School officials will not be penalised in the case of a developmentally disabled Lübbenow girl recently found to have been kept locked up by her parents since 2002, daily Berliner Morgenpost reported on Wednesday.