David Landes takes a look at what Sweden's papers have to say about the proposed surveillance law in the days leading up to next week's Riksdag vote.
German politicians reacted with regret to the rejection of the EU Lisbon Treaty by Irish voters on Friday.
Shown a red card against Croatia, German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been banned for one match by UEFA and will miss Monday's clash with Austria in Vienna with a Euro 2008 quarterfinal place at stake.
As the vote on Sweden’s controversial surveillance proposal nears, the voices of political party youth wings and bloggers are rising up in a chorus of opposition.
Deutsche Post is planning to privatize all of its local branches by outsourcing mail services to retailers, Germany's state-owned postal giant said on Friday in Bonn.
Some 65 percent of Germans believe their language is constantly "degenerating," according to a survey released by the German Language Council and the Society for the German Language on Friday.
Left Party Riksdag member and rising star Josefin Brink has bared all in an interview with the Expressen newspaper, revealing that she worked as a stripper in the 1990s.
Swedish hopes of beating Spain in their Euro 2008 Group D match rests mainly with a trio of players, who have over 200 caps between them but also their fair share of injuries.
A massive meteorite has been found by two individuals near the village of Kitkiöjärvi north of Pajala in northern Sweden.
Swedish unemployment is at levels not seen since 1991, with only 122,187 people registered as out of work at the end of May.
A new poll reveals that small businesses feel let down by the government’s lack of support.
Berlin authorities have launched a criminal investigation and are insisting 28,000 10th grade students retake their final mathematics test after discovering it was distributed in as many as 15 schools around the city before the test date.
The government’s commission on defence has recommended drastic cuts to Sweden’s Armed Forces in a report submitted to the government on Friday.
Welcome to Portnoy’s Stammtisch, The Local’s new column pondering life in Germany. In his first dispatch, Portnoy opines on US President George Bush’s last visit to the Fatherland.
The German government wants the country’s marine forces to fight international piracy.
The police investigation into a 57-year-old man suspected of killing a former Iraqi agent in Stockholm in 1985 has been closed.
Gerard Bernadotte, the so-called “fake” Swedish prince, is being sued by Lufthansa airlines for over 940,000 kronor ($15,4500).
German inflation reached 3.0 percent in May as the cost of energy stoked consumer price increases in the biggest European economy, figures released Friday by the Federal Statistics Office showed.
Bavarians celebrate the 850th anniversary of Munich on Friday with a party that will last into the weekend and with special events all summer.
A Gothenburg-area teacher has been fined 80 days pay for sexual molestation after giving a 17-year-old student a supportive pat on the rear.
A German journalist covering the European football championship tried to delay his flight from the northern Italian city of Verona to Vienna by making a fake bomb threat, according to reports in the Italian media.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced a national education offensive beginning with a fact-finding tour the length and breadth of the country.
Either Spain or Sweden could wrap up a place in the Euro 2008 quarter-finals if they emerge triumphant from the pair's Group D meeting here on Saturday.
A far-right Sweden Democrat politician surprised his colleagues in the southern Swedish town of Karlskrona by voting in favour of allowing Muslims to convert a former recreation hall into a mosque.