Eleven people have been convicted in southern Sweden for their involvement in the illicit distillation and sale of thousand of litres of bootleg booze.
German authorities have extended the closure of the country's airspace to 2 am Wednesday due to the giant plume of volcanic ash, though some airlines continued to operate flights with special permission.
Four German soldiers were wounded – some seriously – when their armoured vehicle crashed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, continuing a heavy run of casualties for the Bundeswehr.
A court handed two former Siemens executives suspended sentences and hefty fines Tuesday for their part in a corruption scandal that engulfed the German industrial giant in 2006.
Two comprehensive test flights by aircraft-manufacturer Airbus have shown no damage to aircraft or pilot's visibility, a company spokesman said Tuesday, suggesting the danger in volcanic ash-affected European airspace is lower than thought.
The left-green opposition wants to hold a referendum on the Bypass Stockholm (Förbifart Stockholm) traffic link that will cost the state around 27 billion kronor ($3.75 billion).
An 83-year-old man who stormed a Jehovah’s Witnesses congregation with a machine gun in the city of Bielefeld was sentenced to 11 years prison on Tuesday for 39 counts of attempted murder.
Sweden retains its position as the tenth most attractive country in the world, writes Liselott Bergman of the Swedish Institute. That is the result of this year’s Anholt-GfK Nation Brands Index (NBI), which measures the global image of 50 countries in terms of attractiveness and perceived qualities. One of Sweden’s challenges is to promote itself as a tourist destination – without having an Eiffel Tower or any other world-famous postcard motif to offer.
German luxury automaker BMW is partially halting production at several sites because of spare parts not arriving due to the turmoil in European air traffic, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
Convicted serial killer Thomas Quick, who recently retracted confessions for eight murders, has formally petitioned the Svea Court of Appeal for a retrial in the case of the murder of nine-year-old Norwegian girl Therese Johannessen.
A courtroom in Lund played host to chaotic scenes on Tuesday morning as the district court ruled to keep a 23-year-old man in custody in connection with the car park assault that led to the death of a 78-year-old woman.
Germany hung onto its dubious title as Europe’s leader in spreading computer viruses in 2009, though its share of malicious activity in the region dropped slightly, a survey has found.
Controversial Augsburg bishop Walter Mixa has asked for forgiveness as church officials look into accusations that he physically abused children at a church orphanage and spent the institution's money on art, wine and jewellery.
TeliaSonera declared a return to profits on Tuesday while the Nordic telecoms giant reported a drop in sales for the first quarter 2010, coming in under analyst expectations.
Nearly 9,000 tenacious runners and triathletes overcame Europe’s transport chaos at the weekend to compete in the gruelling, 18-kilometre Fisherman’s Friend Strongman Run near the western German town of Weeze.
Dutch firm Spyker has declared its intention to cover its losses by taking funds from Saab GB, arguing that the firm is not a Saab subsidiary but an independent company bought from US General Motors.
In the wake of prosecutors' decision to drop a criminal investigation into German Colonel Georg Klein over the Kunduz air strike, a leading conservative politician has demanded an end to the parliamentary inquiry into the affair.
The Swedish Riksbank has decided to leave base (repo) interest rates unchanged at 0.25 percent, it was announced on Tuesday.
The number of criminal offences in Germany went down by 1.2 percent in 2009, a media report said on Tuesday.
Many German airlines resumed service on Tuesday morning despite another extension on the flight ban until at least 8 pm due to volcanic ash still hovering over Europe.
Skavsta airport south of Stockholm is set to reopen on Tuesday, according to an update from the Civil Aviation Authority (Luftfartsverket - LFV), while airports south of a line between Norrköping and Strömstad remain closed.
Fresh from squeezing past Manchester United in the quarter-final, Bayern Munich are cautiously confident ahead of Wednesday's semi-final, first leg, Champions League clash against Lyon.
Embattled airlines can not count on financial support from the Swedish state to compensate for the flight chaos of the past week, enterprise minister Maud Olofsson has said.
A Swedish think-tank has launched a new web portal enabling aid-workers and peacekeepers to check that the firms they contract do not also engage in illegal activities.