German cinema chain Cinemaxx has announced plans to close another three to five cinema multiplexes which it has deemed no longer profitable.
German discount supermarket change Lidl is planning to open its first stores in Switzerland next year, according to free Swiss newspaper .ch.
A television show focusing on the Olympic Games has been reported to the Swedish Broadcasting Commission for allegedly making offensive comments regarding Germany's Nazi history on live television, a Swedish daily reported this week.
Swedish athletics star Carolina Klüft said on Friday she hoped Ukrainian heptathlete Lyudmila Blonska would face a life ban after failing a dope test at the Beijing Olympics.
Germany's formerly communist east is one Europe's most troubled regions when it comes to demographic and economic issues, according to a new study released this week by the Berlin Institute for Population and Development.
Ask The Local: Every week we will be answering readers' questions about Sweden. This week, Janey in Stockholm wants to know how the healthcare system works.
The German women's and men's kayak teams paddled their way to gold medals within minutes of each other on Friday at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Berlin is plenty interesting above the ground, but that didn’t keep Brett Neely from doing some urban spelunking to check out the city’s numerous bunkers.
Sweden's Carolina Klüft has been eliminated from the women's long jump final in Beijing after failing to make the cut.
A precision control projectile co-developed by a Swedish company has been listed as one of the US Army's prestigious 'Top 10 inventions of 2007'.
This week a mix of ministers, water sanitation experts, royalty and corporate leaders are gathered for World Water Week in Stockholm to mull over the world’s biggest global public health crisis. The problem is that not enough people are paying attention, writes John Sauer.
Four Munich boys have been hospitalized after stealing and eating poisonous plants from an educational nature walk, police reported on Friday.
A television show focusing on the Olympic Games has been reported to the Swedish Broadcasting Commission for allegedly making offensive comments regarding Germany's Nazi history on live television, Aftonbladet reports.
Germany on Friday called on Russia to live up to a promise to withdraw troops from Georgia and demanded a security zone with Russian 500 soldiers be of "temporary" nature.
News that signal boxes located at pedestrian crossings are designed to spread the word of God has angered the designer who drew the pointing finger symbol for the boxes' Swedish manufacturer.
A man in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of setting fire to a mosque in Strömsund, northern Sweden. Police are classifying the attack as a hate crime.
Swedish trade unions have lost 37,000 members in the first six months of the year.
VfB Stuttgart is under fire for allegedly doctoring a photo of their new keeper Jens Lehmann for the club’s yearbook this season to rid it of the emblem of his old team Arsenal FC and a Nike swoosh.
For the last six days, a grief-stricken mother gorilla in the Münster zoo has refused to let go of her dead baby. Now the controversial anatomist Gunther von Hagens has said he wants the body for his plastination exhibitions, daily Bild reported on Friday.
'Yes' washing-up liquid is Sweden's most loved brand with around 2.5 million Swedes big fans of the soapy detergent, according to a new report.
Veteran Swedish table tennis star Jörgen Persson has defeated Croatia's Zoran Primorac to reach the semi-finals of the men's table tennis at the Beijing Olympics.
A military airplane was involved in a minor crash during take-off from an airfield in southern Sweden on Friday morning. All three crew members escaped without serious injuries.
Almost every third voter (32 percent) has seen their trust in the government diminished since parliament voted in favour of the introduction of a controversial new signals intelligence law.
Half of all Germans fear the conflict between Russia and Georgia could lead to a new Cold War between Moscow and the West, according to a survey published on Friday.
A platoon commander who gave the order that led to a Swedish conscript being killed in a military exercise in the Stockholm archipelago in May has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Armed Forces.
Police on Friday were searching for the murderer of an 8-year-old Leipzig girl after determining she had been the victim of a violent crime.
A German airliner with 265 passengers on board had to make an emergency landing in Kenya on Thursday after a fuel leak in one of the Boeing 767-300's two engines, airline Condor said.