Three centuries ago, Saxony became one of the world's most important centres for porcelain production. Andrew Curry uncovers the origins of the “white gold” that made Meissen famous.
Princess Madeleine has decided to take a time out from official engagements in order to give her time to deal with her aborted engagement to lawyer Jonas Bergström, the Royal Court in Stockholm has announced.
Scandinavian airline SAS has estimated that the disruption caused by the Icelandic volcanic eruption has cost the airline between 650 million and 700 million kronor ($91 million) to date.
Industrial output in Germany shot up 4.0 percent in March, the Economy Ministry said Friday, one day after announcing a surprise spike in industrial orders.
The Swedish Police Union (Polisförbundet) has turned to a card game in order to help officers to address both professional ethics and personal conduct on and off the job.
Seven weeks after the official start to spring, snow fell on parts of Germany overnight as the country shivered under an uncompromising return of wintry conditions.
Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg has declared that Sweden is fully prepared for any emergency resulting from the debt crisis in the euro zone, as the Stockholm stock market continued its slide on Friday.
The Local's series “Abgefahren” drives into the future with Smart's new electric two-seater, which carmaker Daimler hopes will help reshape urban mobility.
Controversial Catholic Bishop Walter Mixa, who resigned last month amid claims he had beaten children and misused Church funds, is being investigated now for sexual abuse, prosecutors announced Friday.
Both houses of the German parliament on Friday approved emergency aid to Greece despite strong popular opposition two days before a state election that could seriously weaken Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition.
A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with threatened massacre which forced the evacuation of Tullängsskolan in Örebro in southern Sweden has been evacuated in Friday morning.
A trainee high school teacher in Stuttgart who moonlights in a gory death metal band that includes naked, blood-smeared women in its live act, is being threatened with dismissal unless he gives up his music career.
Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and opposition leader Mona Sahlin have said that the inconclusive outcome of the UK election, in which no party has gained a majority, leaves Britons with a tough challenge.
A Swedish-led team of scientists has drafted a genome sequence for the Neanderthal and believes its results show that the extinct 'great apes' interbred with humans.
Veteran goalkeeper Hans-Jörg Butt admitted late on Thursday he felt ten years younger after his surprise call-up for Germany's provisional World Cup squad.
Chancellor Angela Merkel will be paid an extra €334 per month - or just over €4,000 a year - after the federal government approved its own pay rise, sparking anger from taxpayers, German media reported Friday.
Swedish construction firm Skanska has reported a profit after financial items of 936 million kronor ($120 million) for the first quarter 2010, an improvement of 108 percent on 449 million kronor posted in the period last year.
Germany is stuck with €250 million worth of swine flu vaccine ordered during the height of the flu panic last winter but never used because the mass immunisation campaign was a failure, according to a Friday media report.
The Stockholm suburb of Danderyd comes out top in a new report from the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (Sveriges kommuner och landsting - SKL) ranking Sweden's schools.
Swedish teachers breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday evening after a new pay deal affording them a 3.5 percent pay rise over 25 months and securing their long summer holidays.