Germany kicked off what’s being billed as “super election year” on Sunday, but German newspapers in The Local’s media roundup aren’t quite sure what to make of the second state poll in Hesse within 12 months.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday defended Germany's decision to join other European powers in launching a massive economic stimulus but again warned against the danger of mounting debt.
Extremely icy streets caused hundreds traffic accidents, several severe injuries and even seven deaths across Germany during rush hour traffic, police reported on Monday.
Former justice minister Thomas Bodström and former prime minister Göran Persson have been reported to the Riksdag's constitutional committee over the expulsion of two terror suspects Sweden to Egypt in 2001.
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Monday made a surprise stop in Afghanistan to meet Swedish troops in the northern part of the country, a government spokesman said.
The Swedish government has expressed disappointment at a decision by the US to impose trade sanctions on a large number of EU products to force an agreement over hormone-treated meat.
President-elect Barack Obama is planning a speech before Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg gate in April to thank Germans for their support during his campaign, news magazine Focus reported this week.
A frantic call to police reporting a car with a pair of masked bandits caused a scare on the A3 motorway, but they turned out to be a couple who had caught a cold, Erlangen police reported on Monday.
Maja and Lukas were the most popular names given to new born babies in Sweden in 2008. Iris and Harry are hot on their heels however.
Some 40 students and teachers suffered injury from a gas leak at a school in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein on Monday.
Swedish pensions firm AMF Pension has confirmed there is a significant risk it will have to cut its dividend rate, according to a statement by AMF's CEO Ingrid Bonde to Dagens Nyheter.
A medical student in Lund convicted for raping a minor will not be able to gain employment within the Swedish healthcare sector without prior approval, the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has ruled.
Fish products from unsustainable stocks remain on sale in many Swedish retail outlets, according to a new report from the Society for Nature Conservation (SNCC).
Finding a decent football team to support is one of the main challenges when settling in a new country. But getting behind a club whose tradition you don't share doesn't always work out for the best. That's why The Local has decided to lend its voice to Långholmen FC, arguably the most international football club in Sweden.
German luxury automaker Porsche announced on Monday it was offering €2.8 billion ($3.7 billion) to buy up the rest of Swedish truckmaker Scania.
German officials have said they are increasingly worried about the possibility of terror attacks after a suicide bombing outside its Kabul embassy and a new al Qaida video threatening Germany with more bloodshed.
Less than a third of the Swedish electorate is aware that there is an election to the EU parliament in 2009, according to a new Europe Barometer survey by TNS Gallup.
The tables turned for German pop icon Dieter Bohlen on Monday when he testified before a Lübeck court over a series of robberies that included his home, where thieves grabbed some €150,000 in goodies five years ago.
Germany's Social Democrats were nursing their wounds on Monday after a drubbing in a state election in Hesse over the weekend.
Germany's economy minister has called for diversifying the country's energy sources after the recent gas crisis in Europe, hinting Berlin should take another look at phasing out nuclear power.
Armed tribesmen have kidnapped a German engineer in southern Yemen, the man’s employer confirmed on Sunday evening from capital city Sanaa.
Fresh details have surfaced about the deportation of two terror suspects from Sweden to Egypt in December 2001, including allegations of US pressure and the role of former foreign minister Anna Lindh, following the release a new book on Monday.
A Swedish court has ruled that a woman be allowed to seek treatment for her addiction to Coca Cola.
A man with an immigrant background was insulted before being brutally beaten with a baseball bat in the town Arnö, outside of Nyköping in eastern Sweden.