A man who grabbed a 2-year-old boy from his mother at knifepoint in the southern Swedish city of Malmö was arrested after holding the toddler hostage for more than two hours on Monday afternoon.
Following a report at the weekend that Saab has once again signed a deal to sell equipment to Saudi Arabia, politicians on the left have called for an overhaul of Sweden’s weapons export laws.
How do you navigate the planet’s largest shindig dedicated to the printed word while avoiding the likes of Jonathan Franzen and Thilo Sarrazin? Berlin-based US author Ralph Martin offers an insider’s account of the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Iran said on Monday it has arrested two foreigners thought to be Germans. Tehran claimed they were posing as journalists to interview the son of a woman facing execution by stoning in a case that has triggered international condemnation.
After a glorious autumn weekend across much of Germany, parts of the country could see the season’s first snowfall later this week, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Monday.
Mats Östman, a police officer with Gotland police in eastern Sweden, took poetic licence on Saturday morning in the framing of an unorthodox incident report published on the police homepage.
A fugitive public transportation fare dodger has been arrested while trying to enter Germany on foot from Poland, police said on Monday. He will now serve almost five months in jail for failing to pay thousands in fines.
A Düsseldorf court on Monday sentenced a serial rapist, who had admitted to committing more than 1,000 sex offences over two decades, to 10 years behind bars.
For Swedish carmaker Saab, its new 9-5 model could not be more important. Contributor David Hooper finds out if it lives up to all of its pre-launch hype, and considers the company’s plans for the future.
A motorcycle secured a few days ago by police is likely the vehicle used by the leftist terrorist group the Red Army Faction (RAF) in the notorious shooting of West Germany's federal prosecutor Siegfried Buback in 1977.
The Swedish Election Authority (Valmyndigheten) has received a record number of appeals requesting that all or part of the 2010 general election be redone.
At 1pm Central European Time on Monday the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, will be announced.
A Swedish woman who received burns on several parts of her body during a surgical procedure at a hospital in the United States is suing the hospital for negligence, according to a federal lawsuit file on Friday.
Three researchers were awarded the the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics "for their analysis of markets with search frictions".
Sweden's education minister Jan Björklund on Monday presented a new school curriculum promising clearer goals for teachers and pupils, with the introduction of grades from year six.
Germany's luxury car maker Daimler will recall about 85,000 Mercedes Benz C- and E-class autos in the United States to fix a problem with power steering systems, the US traffic authority NHTSA said on Monday.
A long-running conflict over a museum at Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen has ended, opening the way for the project to be completed by 2012, officials said Monday.
A man and woman have been arrested for making threats in connection with a pimping trial underway in Malmö involving a 14-year-old girl
Two Swedish Combat Boat 90s (CB90) have been loaned to the UK and the Netherlands for six months.
Due to the imperfect service offered by German national rail provider Deutsche Bahn, the company should refrain from increasing fares as planned, experts said Monday.
Twelve police patrol units are hunting a serial rapist who is now suspected of three rapes or attempted rapes in Örebro in central Sweden in the last few days.
Outraged Turkish groups and German politicians on Monday demanded an apology from Horst Seehofer after the conservative Bavarian state premier suggested over the weekend Germany put a stop to immigration for Turks and Arabs.
A Swedish couple who became engaged on June 6th, 2006, or 060606, and had twin boys on September 9th, 2009, or 090909, married on Sunday, October 10th, 2010, or 101010, in southern Sweden's Svedala.
Bernd Stork faces his toughest test as Kazakhstan coach on Tuesday as his underdogs take on his native Germany in their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.