Russian financier Vladimir Antonov expressed his doubts about sales goals for Saab Automobile on Thursday, adding that the Swedish automaker may need an extra buffer.
Germany's former Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg plans to leave office with characteristic flair on Thursday night. The aristocratic rock fan has requested Deep Purple’s classic song “Smoke on the Water” be played at his military send-off ceremony.
The choice of Håkan Juholt as candidate to take over as leader of the Social Democrats, while answering one question, leaves much about the party's future unresolved, The Local's David Landes discovers
Foreign students who have completed their university studies in Sweden would get an additional six months to find employment, according to a new proposal.
Anton Hysén, the son of former Liverpool and Fiorentina legend Glenn Hysén, became the first Swedish male footballer to openly declare his homosexuality on Wednesday, courting support but also derision from some quarters of the footballing world.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition is considering altering immigration laws in a bid to force foreigners to learn German, a media report said Thursday. The measure would require certain immigrants to pass an exam to receive more than a temporary residence permit.
Police in northern Afghanistan said Thursday that German troops based in the area had accidentally killed one woman and injured another during an exchange of fire.
The world's leading luxury carmaker BMW reported record profits and sales for 2010 on Thursday and said it expected more of the same this year.
British scandal rocker Pete Doherty is suspected of drunkenly stealing from a music store in the picturesque Bavarian city of Regensburg, where he is filming a costume drama also starring French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Duisburg prosecutors on Thursday charged two Germans with breaking copyright law and stealing data after hacking email accounts of pop stars like Lady Gaga and Ke$ha to purloin unreleased tracks and compromising photos.
Germany expressed caution Thursday on the issue of recognising Libya's opposition as the country's representative, as France irked Berlin by opening diplomatic relations with opponents of Muammar Qaddafi‘s regime.
Ten Swedes have made it onto the Forbes billionaires list for 2011, with H&M owner Stefan Persson placing highest among the Swedes considered to be the world's wealthiest.
Håkan Juholt, current chair of the Riksdag's Committee on Defence, has been put forward as the Social Democrats' top choice to become the party's new leader, the chair of the party's nomination committee announced on Thursday.
German exports in January rose 24.2 percent from a year earlier, pushing the country's trade surplus higher, while China overtook the Untied States as the leading importer of German goods, official figures showed Thursday.
This week's highlights: Poetry in Berlin, apple wine in Frankfurt, Iranian opera in Cologne, and Munich hosts one of the biggest St. Patrick's Day parties on the continent.
The lead police interrogator in the case of suspected rape involving Julian Assange has personal and political connections to one of the two WikiLeaks founder's accusers.
Sweden has halted the deliveries of weapons to two Middle Eastern and North African countries due to the civil unrest gripping the region, the head of a government agency said on Wednesday.
Revamped photo booths that last saw the light of day in the late 1970’s are popping up all over Europe, but it was Berlin that gave birth to the trend. Ruth Michaelson talks with one of the men behind the phenomenon.
A strike by train drivers for both freight and passenger routes crippled rail traffic in Germany Thursday morning, with hundreds of cancellations and countless delays reported across the country.
Sweden's Helena Ekholm won the gold in the women's 15km at the biathlon world championships in Khanty Mansiysk in Russia on Wednesday.
Schalke 04 on Wednesday brushed off reports coach Felix Magath will be dismissed at the end of the season, beating Valencia 3-1 and booking their place in the Champions League quarter-finals.
A Swedish woman was at the heart of a meningitis scare aboard a plane which was held in isolation at Copenhagen Kastrup airport on Wednesday after revealing that she may be suffering from the potentially fatal condition.