Artist Lars Vilks, who caused controversy by drawing cartoons that depicted the prophet Muhammad as a dog, has been attacked while giving a lecture at Uppsala University.
In September 2003 the Swedish electorate voted by a resounding majority against surrendering the krona in favour of the euro; six and half years later as the eurozone economies have been forced to underwrite a €750 million bailout of Greece, this popular opposition remains strong, and apparently at odds with the mainstream political establishment.
The European Central Bank in Frankfurt on Tuesday resumed loans of US dollars following an agreement with the US Federal Reserve that is part of a massive EU plan to save the euro.
Berlin's Jewish Museum on Tuesday unveiled an extension to its striking building by Star US architect Daniel Libeskind, which will be used in its growing role in teaching people about the Holocaust.
A fox famous for stealing hundreds of shoes from homes in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate is on the prowl once again this spring, regional authorities reported on Tuesday.
Demand for rental apartments has continued to outstrip supply in large parts of Sweden, according to a new report.
Swedish carmaker Saab Automobile has said it will rehire 187 people laid off last April, following negotiations with unions.
The German military is becoming increasingly multicultural, but the Bundeswehr reportedly has yet to provide chaplains for its growing ranks of Muslims and Jews.
British authorities have arrested two Lübeck students after the teenagers allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl and filmed the incident on a cell phone while attending a class trip in London, a media report said on Tuesday.
A bronze statue by Swedish sculptor Carl Milles, which was stolen from outside Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska University Hospital five years ago, has been found in the woods outside nearby Kungsbacka.
The Royal Court has sought the help of the Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten) to lend appropriate attire for the guards at the new Haga Palace home of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling, as their trousers have not yet arrived.
The German edition of fashion magazine Vogue has devoted its entire June edition to ageing supermodel Claudia Schiffer – adorning the cover with a naked portrait just weeks before she is expected to give birth to her third child.
The Stockholm stock exchange followed markets across Europe and Asia downwards on Tuesday morning after a day of significant gains on Monday and indicating that the recent turbulence remains.
The pro-business Free Democrats, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partners, on Tuesday hit a new approval rating low following a bitter defeat in a key state poll in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Deutsche Post, the world's biggest postal and logistics company, said Tuesday that its first quarter net profit leapt by 80 percent to €1.7 billion.
The number of jobs advertised in Sweden rose in April for the third month running, according to the Monster Employment Index. The number of vacancies was up 17 percent on April last year.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet on Tuesday approved Germany's share of a trillion-dollar rescue package of loan guarantees for crisis-hit European countries amid reports she had been prodded by US President Barack Obama to take action.
Kurt Ove Eriksson, a 73-year-old fisherman living in Bohuslän in western Sweden, made an unexpected discovery when he went down to his hut by the harbour - a 3.50 metre Giant Oarfish, last seen in Swedish waters 131 years ago.
Public workers’ union Verdi on Tuesday accused Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle of blocking a new deal to provide a minimum wage for those who care for the sick and elderly.
Swedes are least satisfied with their sex lives while they fantasise the most about group sex, according to a new survey of sexually active people in four Nordic countries.
Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg argued on Monday that the UK has a clear self-interest in helping to back the European Union bailout fund as London would be hit hard by a bank financing failure.