Residents living in Kvarteret Plankan in the Södermalm district of Stockholm are in uproar over plans to build a large apartment block in the centre of their courtyard.
Sweden's Minister for Financial Market Mats Odell said on Tuesday that new rules to clarify how and when the Swedish government can take control of a domestic bank in financial trouble should come into effect in 2010.
The Local teams up with Djungeltrumman to help point you in the right direction if you're planning a night out in Stockholm this Saturday.
The escapades of a Düsseldorf farmer's lovesick peacock will cost him €2,900 in damages after the creature mistook a neighbour's car for a competing suitor and attacked it in a fit of rage, the county court ruled on Tuesday.
October will get off to a stormy start on Wednesday, as the low pressure system ‘Quinta’ brings unsettled weather to much of Germany that could possibly spoil the start to the long holiday weekend.
Germany is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Elvis Presley's time in the country with music and exhibitions in the three cities he graced during his two year stint with the US Army.
Police in South Africa rescued a Swedish national from Nigerian kidnappers who had lured the man to the country using an investment scam.
With the world’s financial markets currently giving capitalism a bad name, David Wroe dons his Che Guevara t-shirt and heads to a new Berlin exhibition showing forgotten East German art.
Anders Borg, Sweden’s Minister of Finance, has slammed the culture of “greed” exemplified by US financial institutions and its role in precipitating the current financial crisis.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that she expected a stalled US financial rescue package to be passed by lawmakers this week, as it is needed to bring "new confidence" to the markets.
A German man who recently appeared in a documentary about a 2007 hate crime was injured in an attack that may be related to his testimony in the film, police said on Tuesday in Leipzig.
Despite reporting higher third quarter profits, Swedish clothing chain H&M shares dropped due to slower-than-expected growth.
Social Democratic Party Secretary and EU-critic Marita Ulvskog on Tuesday announced her plans to run for a spot in the European Parliament in the upcoming 2009 elections.
A Riksdag member from Arjeplog in northern Sweden is proposing a new bill which may restrict one of Sweden’s most cherished rights in order to protect the auto industry from industrial espionage.
The German job market is proving resilient despite turbulence on the global financial market, as figures released on Tuesday showed unemployment in Europe’s largest economy sank to its lowest level in 16 years in September.
Erwin Huber, head of Bavaria’s Christian Social Union, announced on Tuesday he was stepping down after the conservative party's disappointing performance in a state election this weekend.
Volvo Trucks announced plans on Monday to lay off 1,000 factory workers in Sweden and 400 in Belgium due to declining demand for trucks in the European market and the rising cost of raw materials.
The Swedish Road Administration (Vägverket) on Monday revealed the final design for its new, more gender-sensitive pedestrian crossing signs.
While French champions Lyon might have injury concerns about Brazilian captain Juninho ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, the Germans have plenty of worries of their own.
An unclaimed suitcase caused a security emergency that closed off a portion of Berlin’s Tegel airport on Tuesday morning.
Five Germans who spent 10 days as hostages along with 14 others returned to Berlin from Egypt on Tuesday a day after their liberation, the German Foreign Ministry said.
Officials in Malmo are trying to figure out how to recoup around 17 million kronor ($2.5 million) in economic support the city mistakenly paid to 1,800 families.
The prime suspects in an opium bust in which Swedish officials last spring seized nearly 100 kilograms of the drug have been sentenced to ten years in prison.