General Motors' announcement on Friday that it will wind down its lossmaking brand Saab Automobile brings an end to the iconic Swedish brand after six decades of car manufacturing.
German business confidence rose for the ninth month running in December, the closely watched Ifo survey indicated on Friday, in the latest sign that Europe's biggest economy is on the road to recovery.
Sweden's enterprise minster Maud Olofsson lamented the "very sad" news on Friday of the imminent demise of Saab Automobile, while also reiterating her long-held assertion that the government will not step in to save the brand.
The news that carmaker Saab is to be closed down by owner General Motors has been greeted with widespread dismay in Sweden.
The Society for German Language (GfdS) on Friday crowned Abwrackprämie, or “wrecking premium,” the most important German word of 2009.
US car maker General Motors is to shut down Saab as talks collapse with Dutch sportscar manufacturer Spyker over the acquisition of GM's Swedish unit, Reuters reports
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel scored a key political victory as a disputed tax relief package passed the upper house of parliament Friday despite serious reservations from the country's states worried about their tattered public finances.
Ericsson's Chinese competitor Huawei has made deep inroads into the Swedish company's home turf after securing a deal to deliver a major 4G network in Sweden.
Frankfurt police said on Friday they believe a 22-year-old American man who went missing last month probably fell into the Main River in an alcohol-related accident.
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Thieves have stolen the notorious “Arbeit macht frei” entrance gate to the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, a spokesperson at the camp memorial confirmed on Friday.
An increased police presence has led to a distinct reduction in crime figures for flashpoint Malmö suburb Rosengård, according to local media reports.
Sweden's economy is showing strong signs of recovery with tax cuts and low interest rates helping to bring the country out of a protracted slump, according to a new report from the National Institute of Economic Research (Konjunkturinstitutet - NIER).
German national rail provider Deutsche Bahn plans to start a pilot programme in Berlin and Potsdam in summer 2010 to test an electric car sharing service, financial daily Handelsblatt reported on Friday.
German soldiers were on the ground filming ahead of the controversial deadly bombardment that killed up to 142 people in Afghanistan, daily Bild reported on Friday.
Global staff at Germany's largest bank, Deutsche Bank, will share the burden of a 50 percent British tax on bonuses, chairman Josef Ackermann said on Friday.
Fire fighters in the Bavarian city of Alzenau made a child very happy on Thursday night when they used special night vision equipment to retrieve a tiny lost pet.
Social Democrat member of parliament Per Svedberg awoke shamefaced this week after making lewd advances in a state of undress to a female colleague at a Riksdag Christmas bash.
A Swedish bank inadvertently published a link to a porn site in a magazine distributed to hundreds of thousands of Swedish school children.
Swedish authorities have broken with a 45-year tradition and given the all clear for hunters to kill a total of 27 wolves next year in a bid to control the country's burgeoning lupine population.