Volkswagen on Monday reported record results in 2009 despite a difficult year for the auto industry, as it pursues Japanese rival Toyota for the title of world's number one carmaker.
An aide to Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt was put on the defensive on Monday following a Facebook passage in which he praised pro-employment policies that resulted in immigrant labourers cleaning up faeces on the weekend.
Fredrik Neij and Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, two of the men found guilty for their role in operating The Pirate Bay file sharing site, both find themselves once again in the recording industry’s crosshairs.
A young boy in the state of Saxony was hit and killed by a schoolbus while waiting at a stop on Monday morning. Police are now investigating whether he was pushed in front of the vehicle by fellow students.
Wallywoods, a seminal gallery for Berlin’s avant-garde art scene, is locked in a Stalingrad-esque struggle for survival with intractable municipal officials. Ben Knight slips behind the lines to talk with its curator of chaos.
Germany’s reputation in Afghanistan has been damaged significantly in the last year, a new poll revealed on Monday.
The Swedish Institute has slammed as “nonsense” an index released last week which ranked Sweden as the most expensive country in the world.
The number of fake euro banknotes seized in the second half of 2009 was eight percent higher than in the first six months, the Frankfurt-based European Central Bank said on Monday, continuing a trend that began in late 2007.
Ulf Olsson, who had been in court-ordered psychiatric care since his 2004 conviction for two murders, was found dead early on Sunday morning shortly after blogging about his desire to kill himself.
Police in Oslo are to investigate suspicions that Norwegian drug gangs may be connected to the grisly find of two burned bodies in the boot of a car in western Sweden last week.
The circus showman nearly killed by tigers during a Hamburg dinner performance in December re-entered the ring over the weekend, daily Augsburger Allgemeine reported on Monday.
A powerful explosive device detonated at the entrance of a night club in central Malmö early on Monday morning.
Dutch defender Jos Hooiveld, who helped lead Stockholm club AIK to the 2009 Swedish football championship, has been signed by Scottish club Celtic.
Scantily clad Pirate Party supporters demonstrated over the weekend at several German airports to show their opposition to controversial “naked” scanners planned for security checks.
Much of northern Germany on Monday was still grappling with the effects of a treacherous winter storm that cut off Baltic island villages, snarled traffic and closed schools.
German industry trade experts fear the harsh winter could mean billions of euros in losses, daily Bild reported on Monday. But more cold, snow and traffic chaos were forecast after a stormy weekend.
Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Monday made a surprise visit to Yemen, where the government said it had new information on five Germans that have been held hostage for some six months.
The updated version of the Saab 9-5, which stands ready for production, may very well not make it to market as a result of General Motor’s decision to wind down the Swedish automaker, according to a GM executive.
A German electrical engineer who helped make MP3 players a reality has turned his attention to making "dumb devices" act smart.
Bonus payments increased at Sweden’s four largest banks last year, despite a sharp drop in the banks’ results, according to an ongoing review by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen – FI).