Breaking a longstanding political taboo, Sigmar Gabriel, the designated leader of the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), has said he would consider working with the hard-line socialist party The Left after Germany’s next federal election in four years.
Germany captain Michael Ballack on Tuesday dismissed concerns over the artificial pitch for the key World Cup showdown with Russia, saying his team is well-prepared to adapt to the tricky surface.
Germany on Tuesday balked at increasing the resources of the International Monetary Fund, arguing it could encourage countries to count on being bailed out by the organisation.
US-based toy retailer Toys"R"Us has been reprimanded for gender discrimination following a complaint filed by a group of Swedish sixth graders about the store’s 2008 Christmas catalogue.
Guido Westerwelle is on track to become Germany’s next foreign minister, but Katinka Barysch from the Centre for European Reform argues he should take the helm of the Finance Ministry instead.
German supermodel Claudia Schiffer will never grace a catwalk again, Italian magazine Donna Moderna reported on Tuesday.
Germany’s national rail provider Deutsche Bahn will increase its fares by 1.8 percent beginning on December 13, the company announced in Berlin on Tuesday.
File sharing site The Pirate Bay was out of commission on Tuesday as it struggled to find hosting providers willing to serve the site.
Swedish aerospace giant Saab AB is under investigation by South Korean security authorities looking into allegations the company paid off a local research institute in exchange for classified information.
Three researchers are to share the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics, the Royal Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences announced on Tuesday.
Authorities in central Sweden have shuttered a pizzeria after a witness reported seeing four live sheep being led into the establishment’s basement. Police suspect one of the animals may have been slaughtered.
A government spokesman said on Tuesday Germany is poised to recover faster than originally thought from a crippling recession, revising upward a growth forecast for Europe's largest economy this year.
Police on Tuesday reported they found ten people crammed into a small car during a routine traffic stop on a North Rhine-Westphalian motorway.
There was nothing wrong with the care given to a newborn baby who died in September of last year at Astrid Lindgren’s Children’s Hospital, according to a report on the incident.
This year's Nobel Literature Prize could go to a poet for the first time since 1996, Swedish literary circles say as speculation mounts ahead of Thursday's announcement.
The Year in Sweden - October: Journalist Kim Loughran sketches a month by month account of the country he has called home ever since his accidental migration in 1966.
A 70-year-old Swedish woman who went to hospital for a cataract examination ended up having surgery on her eyelid by mistake.
A 24-year-old man died in Gothenburg died last April as a direct result of injuries sustained at the hands of police officers. But none of the officers involved have been held accountable as prosecutors failed to follow up on the case, according to the findings of a Sveriges Radio report.
The Local's series "Making it in Germany" presents Soula Parassidis, a Canadian soprano singer who now performs at the Leipzig Opera after arriving with nothing but a suitcase.
Despite wholesale electricity prices dropping some 50 percent recently, German households paid 5.8 percent more for power than last year, daily Bild reported on Tuesday.
The bust of legendary Egyptian beauty Nefertiti, believed to be 3,400 years old, has been moved gingerly to its new home in Berlin before it is to go back on display this month, the city's museum authority said on Monday.
Six children and two men were injured in a school bus crash in Kitzingen in Bavaria's Franconia region on Monday evening, police reported.
Swedish hamburger chain Max has said it will stop selling Dole fruit salad in retaliation for the US food giant’s bid to muzzle a Swedish documentary film about the company.
The Swedish government notified the European Commission on Monday that it was prepared to guarantee the 4 billion kronor ($570 million) loan that troubled automaker Saab is seeking from the European Investment Bank (EIB).