Popular clichés about Bavaria have created lasting impressions of Germany around the world. But Mark Worth takes the time to find out that the former kingdom has more to offer than just men in short leather trousers and beer.
The reward for clues leading to the arrest of one of Germany’s most hotly pursued criminals has been doubled to a record €300,000, daily Bild reported on Tuesday.
British-owned Mecom, publisher of dailies Berliner Zeitung and Hamburger Morgenpost, has sold its German holdings to Cologne-based media group M. DuMont Schauberg just three years after entering the market, the company confirmed on Tuesday in London.
Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the biggest stimulus package in Germany's post-war history against critics Tuesday, saying it would leave Europe's top economy in better shape than before the crisis.
The German festival association DSB wants Munich’s Oktoberfest to be added to the UNESCO’s list as an Intangible Cultural Heritage element, daily tz reported on Tuesday.
Frigid temperatures have frozen lakes, canals and rivers across Germany, but authorities are warning ice skaters to stay off of certain bodies of water after one man died and 19 other fell through ice in the state of Bavaria in recent days.
Volvo Group has given notice to 1,620 workers in Sweden, the company announced on Tuesday afternoon.
A 40-year-old former police officer was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for charges including oil smuggling by a court in Halmstad in western Sweden on Monday
Germany has thrashed out the biggest stimulus package in its post-war history, but critics dismissed it Tuesday as is too little, too late to shore up Europe's leading economy.
A 70-year-old man has been killed at a psychiatric clinic in Örebro in southern Sweden. A 52-year-old fellow patient has been arrested on suspicion of the murder.
Commerzbank, Germany's second biggest bank, has wrapped up its purchase of peer Dresdner Bank, nailing down a risky deal that has taken months to finalise.
The German government on Monday night agreed to a €50-billion stimulus package, but will it be enough to bolster Europe’s largest economy? The Local spoke with Prof. Michael Burda, director of the Institute for Economic Theory at Berlin’s Humboldt University.
Jan Troell's Everlasting Moments reaped five 'Golden Beetle' awards at Monday night's domestic film industry awards ceremony. Domestic vampire shocker Let The Right One In also received five awards.
Consumer prices fell on average 1.3 percent from November to December, mainly due to a sharp decrease in mortgage costs, new figures from Statistics Sweden (SCB) show.
A burial chapel in the Jewish cemetery in central Malmö was fire bombed early on Tuesday morning. It is the third time the chapel has been attacked in recent weeks, according to a report in Sydsvenska Dagbladet.
IT consultants dominate the ranks of people applying for work permits in Sweden under new legislation passed in December.
German discount grocer Aldi plans to open at least 75 stores in the United States in the coming year, hoping to draw traditional Wal-Mart shoppers to even cheaper deals during the economic downturn, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
Bavaria’s Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann has warned against speculation in the case of the alleged neo-Nazi stabbing of Passau police chief Alois Mannichl, daily Passauer Neue Presse reported on Tuesday.
The number of auto workers forced to accept reduced hours could rise to as many as 300,000 in the coming months as the financial crisis takes hold in Germany, industry expert Ferdinand Dudenhöffer told daily Bild on Tuesday.
Germany's governing coalition hammered out on Monday the country's biggest economic stimulus package in its post-war history, aimed at heading off a painful recession in the world's number one exporter.
Data gathered during Sweden’s mid-December earthquake shows that cows in Skåne barely noticed the shaking beneath their feet, disappointing researchers who suspected the animals had an innate ability to detect natural disasters.
A prominent member of Sweden's largest political party likened Israel to apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany in calling for a boycott of Sweden’s upcoming Davis Cup tennis match against the Middle Eastern country.
After meetings with executives from General Motors and Ford at the Detroit auto show Monday, a Swedish government official reiterated that the state had no intention of buying Saab and Volvo.