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A new Swedish website offers an answer to those who want to know if someone is using their social media images permission.
Tuesday is set to be the warmest day of the year so far in Sweden with temperatures in excess of 27 degrees Celsius across most of a sun-drenched country.
An enterprising German teenager has scored global fame by making painstaking videos re-enacting World Cup matches with Lego. Joshua Keane caught up with Fabian Moritz.
Germany's government moved on Tuesday to break drug makers' grip on prices with a bill aimed at saving the creaking health care system about €2 billion a year.
New government statistics showed this week that fewer immigrants are becoming German citizens, spurring opposition politicians to call for reforms to a system they say impedes naturalisation when the country urgently needs to buoy its shrinking population.
Custodians of Eriksbergs Gamla Kyrka in Western Sweden have been surprised to learn that the stains on the church pews are not from bat faeces but in fact form part of the fabric of ecclesiastical cultural heritage, according to a report in the local Borås Tidning daily.
Eleven years after the introduction of the euro every second German still longs for the return of the Deutsche mark, according to a new poll published on Tuesday.
According to legend, iconic Egyptian queen Cleopatra killed herself with an asp bite, but a team of German historians now believe she used a deadly drug cocktail of opium and hemlock instead.
Sweden's nimble-fingered youth gather in Borlänge in central Sweden on Thursday to kick start the heats for the national SMS text-message championships, which culminates in a Stockholm final on August 14th.
Everyone knows Oktoberfest, but Germany has plenty of other great beer and wine festivals. The website hostelbookers.com tells you where to get your drink on and lay your boozy head.
The sex crimes trial against former police chief Göran Lindberg has opened on Tueday morning amid intense media interest. Lindberg faces 23 counts of rape, pimping and buying sex.
Jonny Forsberg from Årjäng in central Sweden, who lost his driving licence when he sped up to allow an ambulance to pass, has now regained the right to drive for the time being after he retracted his confession.
An earthquake shook the Rhine-Main metropolitan area early on Tuesday morning, startling many residents who called police to report the disturbance.
A guest at a McDonald's restaurant in Mora in central Sweden had part of his finger severed when the hatch at the drive-thru counter was closed on him on Sunday evening.
One day ahead of Germany's presidential election, candidate Joachim Gauck on Tuesday went hunting for votes with a visit to the socialist Left party parliamentary group despite previous attempts to distance himself from its politics.
Bundeswehr soldiers who serve on foreign deployments and their families experience so much harassment in Germany that the military has taken to blurring their faces in press photos, a media report said on Tuesday.
Danes pay the highest level of tax in the EU, measured as a tax-to-GDP ratio of 48.2 percent, pushing Sweden into second place with an overall tax take of 47.1 percent, new figures from Eurostat show.
Germany, along with Britain and France, uses foreign intelligence obtained through torture in the fight against terrorism, a new report from Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
Swedish sixth seed Robin Söderling overcame ninth seed David Ferrer in an epic five sets battle on Monday to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals.
Swedish truck-maker Volvo announced on Monday plans to recall 77,000 trucks in North America due to the risk of rust in the steering mechanism which in rare cases could cause drivers to lose control of the vehicle.