Germans are increasingly worried that their political parties are susceptible to cronyism and lobbying, a survey by the anti-corruption group Transparency International revealed Thursday.
An Islamic centre in Berlin was hit by an arson attack on Thursday, with an assailant hurling a petrol bomb against the building’s facade. It was the third such incident involving a Muslim building in the capital in a fortnight.
Police were searching Thursday afternoon for two women suspected of stealing a baby girl just six hours after she was born in a Frankfurt hospital.
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Thursday suffered his first parliamentary defeat since reelection as the far-right Sweden Democrats and centre-left opposition voted in favour of major cuts to the government’s administrative budget.
The state of Swedish train operator SJ's vehicles are worse this winter than last year, according to CEO Jan Forsberg.
After 60 years of fragmented nationwide law enforcement, the two branches of Germany's federal police are set to be brought under one roof.
Swedish pop star Robyn has been named Swede Of The Year by Fokus magazine for reaching "the highest levels of popular music without being shallow."
Three entrepreneurs have brought the single-source coffee movement to Germany, directly connecting customers to an Ethiopian community producing their gourmet beans.
The sister of Anni Dewani said on Thursday that it would be an "unforgivable" crime if the slain Swedish newlywed's new British husband was found guilty of killing her during their South African honeymoon.
Sweden's consumer price index (CPI) continued its climb in November, fuelled by ever-increasing housing and electricity prices, Sweden's statistics agency announced on Thursday.
Swedish micropay site Flattr, which was launched by The Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde, remains one of the sole online financial lifelines for embattled whistleblower site WikiLeaks.
Germany's Bayer Group said Thursday it would spend €1 billion ($1.3 billion) over five years to expand its high-tech materials business in China to capitalise on the growing economy.
Tax relief of €4.5 billion could be coming the way of German companies and workers, mostly by slashing red tape, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) announced Thursday.
What’s on in Sweden: British punks in Stockholm, American scratchers in Gothenburg and a study of entertainment in Malmö.
The name of Sweden's justice minister Beatrice Ask has been hijacked on the internet, with a website featuring her name in the address now linking to WikiLeaks.
The source of the intestinal parasite that sickened thousands in the town of Östersund in northern Sweden has been identified, according to city officials.
With just two days left at the UN climate change summit in Cancún, Mexico, German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen appealed to the leaders to see climate protection as an economic opportunity, and not a burden.
About 70 Ryanair passengers were barred from leaving a plane stuck at Gothenburg City Airport in Säve for several hours on Wednesday evening.
Wintry weather hammered Germany on Thursday, as ice and snow snarled rail and road traffic, cancelled flights, and caused power outages in eastern parts of the country.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyers spoke out on Wednesday, insisting that the accusations of rape and molestation made against him by Swedish prosecutors are "politically motivated."
More documents released by Wikileaks this week have shown that Washington put intense pressure on Berlin not to enforce arrest warrants against CIA agents involved in the 2003 abduction of a German citizen mistakenly believed to be a terrorist.
A British businessman wanted in South Africa on suspicion of arranging the murder of his newlywed Swedish bride will be held in jail in London after an appeal was lodged on Wednesday against him being granted bail.
Last season's Champions League finalists Bayern Munich went through to the round of 16 as Group E winners on Wednesday with a 3-0 win over Basel as midfielder Franck Ribery netted twice.