Chancellor Angela Merkel called Thursday for urgent coordinated action to ease the impact of the financial crisis on the mainstream economy, but said new jobless data gave a glimmer of hope.
Five people have been arrested in Malmö in connection with an ongoing gang feud in the southern city, local media report.
Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca posted third quarter profits on Thursday up 28.8 percent on the same period last year.
A woman from southern Sweden has lost her bid to have a speeding fine overturned on the grounds that she was suffering from diarrhea at the time of the offence.
An estimated 40 percent of all German women will be physically or sexually abused in their lifetime, the Robert Koch Institute reported on Thursday.
This Week's Highlights: Berlin's month of photography, a long night of museums in Cologne, and a guitar festival in Frankfurt.
If a recent increase in suspected cases of wrongdoing is any guide, it appears as if perpetrators of financial crimes in Sweden have no plans to let up due to the financial crisis.
Bavarian cops took a naked, half-frozen man into custody on Thursday after several complaints sparked an elaborate hunt involving a police helicopter.
Officials with Sweden’s Road Administration (Vägverket) have denied a driver’s request for a licence place with what at first glance appears to be a completely innocent combination of characters.
After months of careful preparation, Germans will be able to tune into the country’s first completely gay TV channel on Saturday.
Researchers in Sweden have found that the twice yearly ritual of resetting the clock according to daylight savings time can affect one’s chances of suffering a heart attack.
What's on in Sweden: October 31st - November 6th. Keane, US Election Party, and Balkan ecstasy in Stockholm; Nortec Collective and international fashion exhibition in Gothenburg; Aimee Mann in Malmö.
As Americans everywhere prepare to go to the polls, Swedish politician Mathias Sundin - who spent a month this summer working as a volunteer for John McCain - explains why he’s rooting for the Republican candidate.
The first snowfall of the year snarled traffic in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg on Thursday morning.
Berlin's new contemporary art hall opened on Wednesday night with an inaugural exhibition by artist Candice Breitz in the heart of the city. The Local’s Kristen Allen was there to check out the hype.
Cocoa fan Robert La Bua spills the beans on Chokladfabriken's Martin Isaksson, Sweden's master chocolatier.
Robert La Bua gives us the lowdown on how chocolate works and why English-speakers really struggle to pronounce words with five letters and three syllables.
German auto giant Volkswagen said on Thursday it has resisted the current economic slump better than rival carmakers in the first nine months of 2008 and that it stood by its outlook for the full year.
BASF, the world's leading chemical group, lowered on Thursday its 2008 earnings targets and voiced concern about a possible recession next year.
Metro, the biggest German retailer and number two in Europe, published figures on Thursday showing it had been hit by cautious shopping, and growth slowed in the third quarter.
The number of people unemployed in Germany fell below three million for the first time for 16 years in October, data from the Federal Labour Agency showed on Thursday.
The Stockholm Players are veteran performers on the Swedish stage. Jennifer Heape meets the group as they put the last preparations in place for the autumn season.
Much of central and southern Sweden can expect to experience the first snow of the season on Thursday evening, meteorologists say.
A certain number of German banks will apply for state aid in the coming days, including some who had said they would not need it, Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück told the Financial Times Deutschland on Thursday.
The German government is reportedly considering temporarily eliminating taxes on low-emission new cars in an attempt to aid the country’s ailing auto industry.
A Swedish woman stopped by police for driving while intoxicated did her best to get officers to turn a blind eye toward her offence.
A large majority of Germans would back partial nationalizations within strategic sectors to protect them against potential foreign takeovers, a poll published in weekly magazine Stern on Thursday showed.
European defence chiefs agreed on Wednesday to the appointment of Håkan Syrén, Supreme Commander of Sweden’s Armed Forces, to be the new chair of the European Union Military Committee (EUMC).
Sweden's recently approved financial sector support package calls for institutions which borrow money to pay a fee of 0.5 percent of the loans or more, according to details published on Wednesday.