The number of Swedes on long-term sick benefits has stabilized after seven years of successive falls, according to official figures released on Tuesday.
The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Tuesday said it would support the victims of the Love Parade tragedy in Duisburg with €1 million in immediate aid. Meanwhile the removal of the city's embattled mayor looked less likely.
German champions Bayern Munich suffered a major blow on Tuesday when star Dutchman and Bundesliga player of last season Arjen Robben was ruled out for two months because of a left thigh injury.
About 600 employees of a Volvo bus plant near Bangalore in India are striking for better pay and the return to work of four colleagues suspended following a dispute, a spokesman for the Swedish group said on Tuesday.
Could Germany’s 2010 Eurovision Song Contest winner Lena Meyer-Landrut become a one-hit wonder? According to a Tuesday media report, sales for her second single “Touch a New Day” have been disappointing.
Barcelona star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been named in the Sweden squad to face Scotland in a friendly at Råsunda stadium in Solna on August 11th, marking the end of a nine month national team hiatus.
Two years after realizing a boyhood dream to become a racing car driver, Sweden's Prince Carl Philip has something to cheer after claiming his first career win at the Kinnekulle track in western Sweden.
Strong results by BMW on Tuesday demonstrated the recovery by German luxury carmakers this year, with the group reporting a seven-fold leap in quarterly profit that kept it ahead of Audi and Mercedes.
A 16-year-old boy was sentenced on Tuesday to three years juvenile detention for the murder of his girlfriend who was the same age.
The Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) has rejected a request from a man in Stockholm for a car registration plate which reads FCKU2MF.
Giving birth while living abroad can be a daunting prospect. The third instalment of the Local's series Motherhood in the Fatherland follows expectant mum Sabine Devins as she negotiates the cultural quirks of having a baby in Germany.
German consumers will overpay utility companies €1 billion for their electricity this year, according to a study commissioned by the Green party’s parliamentary group.
Swedish tourists evacuated after forest fires on the Greek island of Samos are set to return to their hotels on Tuesday as the emergency services regained control of the situation.
Germany’s Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that the law denying unwed fathers custody rights to their children without the mother’s permission is unconstitutional, opening the way for automatic joint custody.
Eight teenage boys who have admitted to sexually abusing other younger boys at a summer camp on the island of Ameland last month are unlikely to be arraigned, the Osnabrück state prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday.
Vintage railways across Sweden face closure as a result of a new legislative proposal requiring them to stand for the full cost of their supervision and inspection, according to volunteer groups.
In light of the German auto industry’s buoyant earnings, politicians from the ruling coalition suggested Tuesday that the companies repay the money they earned during the government-sponsored “cash for clunkers” stimulus programme in 2009.
A 32-year-old took the needle into his hands when he tired of the wait at Sundsvall hospital in northern Sweden and sewed up the cut in his leg himself. The man was later reported to the police for his impromptu handiwork.
The far-right Sweden Democrats have the backing of 6.5 percent of the electorate and would hold the balance of power if an election were held today, a new voter poll by Aftonbladet/United Minds shows.
When an incendiary bomb hit in World War II, Berlin's Tell Halaf archaeological museum went up in flames and its 3,000-year-old statues were smashed to smithereens. It has taken nine years of piecemeal work, but 60 artefacts have now risen again, phoenix-like, from 27,000 fragments of stone found in the ruins.