Europe's economic powerhouse Germany needs to lure qualified foreign workers to address skill shortages, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Wednesday, wading into a fierce immigration debate in the country.
If you're looking for music festivals in Sweden this month, you need look no further than the capital, writes David Stavrou.
A social insurance fraud ring in southern Sweden is thought to have stolen about 75 million kronor ($10.5 million) from Sweden’s social security system by faking serious illnesses. In many cases, the frauds involved entire families.
The organisers of an aid flottilla Ship to Gaza said in Stockholm on Wednesday they would make a new attempt to reach the Palestinian territory before the end of 2010.
Industrial giant Siemens said on Wednesday that it would cut 2,000 jobs in its German IT solutions and services (SIS) unit, part of a broader programme initially unveiled in March.
Summer weather will be taking a break for the remainder of the week, particularly in the southern state of Bavaria, where high altitudes could even see snow, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Wednesday.
At the start of a state parliamentary inquiry into Duisburg’s ill-fated Love Parade music festival, North Rhine-Westphalia’s interior minister on Wednesday rejected claims that mistakes by the police led to the tragedy responsible for the deaths of 21 people.
Heavy rains have been forecast for the east coast of Sweden as the Meteorological Institute (Sveriges meteorologiska och hydrologiska institut - SMHI) issued a warning for northern areas.
The armoured Mercedes belonging to late billionaire Theo Albrecht has gone on sale just a week-and-a-half after his death, offering a special glimpse into the reclusive lifestyle of the co-founder of discount grocery chain Aldi.
Adidas, the world's second biggest sports equipment and clothing maker, raised its earnings per share outlook on Wednesday after raking in strong second-quarter profits thanks to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
German insurance group Munich Re posted a better-than-expected second quarter net profit on Wednesday owing to earnings from investments, and raised slightly a full-year sales target despite losses from events such as the BP oil catastrophe.
Taxis in London have been voted the best in the world for the third year running, with Sweden's capital Stockholm falling in favour to 23rd place of the 53 global cities featured in a new survey published on Wednesday.
German men have become the weaker sex. Not even the Constitutional Court decision opening the way for unmarried fathers to gain joint custody of their children can change that. But that doesn’t make fathers any less important, writes Tissy Bruns from Der Tagesspiegel.
Sweden’s schools and universities should be allowed to ban students and teachers from wearing face veils, education minister and Liberal Party leader Jan Björklund has said.
Over the last six years a man in Germany's Harz region earned the dislike of his fellow residents by tattling to authorities about some 15,000 parking violations – but this week “parking ticket Horst” had to answer for a citation of his own.
Inmates at Sörby prison in northern Sweden have reacted with dismay at the internment of a 78-year-old man who moves with the help of a walking frame and wears a nappy, threatening to strike if he is not taken into care.
The grime and grit of Berlin’s U-Bahn metro may not seem very glamorous. But this month a dozen designer-model teams will take inspiration from their favourite underground stations for the city's first fashion show in beauty pageant form. Who will become Miss U-Bahn 2010?
Swedish oil production and exploration firm Lundin Petroleum has reported a profit before tax of $79 million ($30.9 million) for the second quarter, meeting analyst expectations.
Of the 148 Swedish members of parliament from across the party spectrum interviewed in a new survey, 66 percent are prepared to cooperate across the political blocs to ensure a stable government if the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) enter parliament.
A fortepiano believed to have been played by legendary Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has turned up in the German city of Baden-Baden, a media report said on Wednesday.
Public opinion poll ratings for Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s centre-right government coalition remain dismal despite recent reports that the economy is recovering after the global financial crisis, according to Forsa survey released on Wednesday.
The wheat harvest in many parts of Sweden is under threat by the fungus disease Tilletia contraversa (dwarf bunt).
Lund University in southern Sweden has introduced a separate admissions process for foreign students after criticism that the current system discriminates against even those with top grades.
Zimbabwe's foreign minister Wednesday summoned Germany’s envoy and two other western diplomats to scold them for leaving early from the burial of President Robert Mugabe's sister, after being told in a speech to go "to hell."