Would German carmaker Opel be better off without its troubled US parent General Motors? German newspapers in The Local’s media roundup aren’t so sure.
Ailing US auto maker General Motors is reportedly poised to close or sell three European factories from its German unit Opel – but state officials in Germany are still hoping to split the two companies.
ABBA star Björn Ulvaeus has launched a stinging broadside at advocates of internet piracy.
German Foreign Minister Frank Steinmeier made a surprise trip to Iraq on Tuesday - the first such visit for more than 20 years.
Friesland county health department officials have discovered seven cardboard boxes full of Nazi files on cases of forced sterilisation in a Jever office attic, administration director Jochen Meier told The Local on Tuesday.
A vicious attack at a motorway rest stop after a huge neo-Nazi march in Dresden last weekend has sparked alarm across Germany. As David Wroe reports, some believe the country’s far-right scene is undergoing a dangerous transformation.
A suspected bomb discovered outside of the US embassy in Stockholm on Tuesday turned out to be a Statue of Liberty souvenir.
Englishman Ben Kersley is billed as Sweden's only Swenglish stand-up comedian. The Local catches up with him as he prepares to perform two shows in Stockholm this weekend.
Swedish wooden toymaker Brio, famous for its small, multicoloured train sets, is teetering on bankruptcy, the company announced on Tuesday.
The Swedish krona has continued its slide against major world currencies as a Riksbank official raised the prospect on Tuesday of zero interest rates and "exchange rate targets" to stimulate the economy.
German luxury automaker Daimler warned Tuesday it could suffer a significant fall in sales this year after posting a sharp drop in 2008 profit.
Håkan Roswall, the prosecutor in the trial of the men behind the popular file sharing site The Pirate Bay surprised a Stockholm court by amending the charges as the trial entered its second day on Tuesday.
Following a slew of protests from the general public, Sweden's Data Inspection Board has reported a website that names and shames convicted sex offenders, to the police.
A Malmö court has acquitted the head of the al-Aqsa Foundation in Sweden on charges that he used funds from the charity to support Hamas.
Fast food chain McDonald’s is banking on increased sales and adding some 2,000 new jobs in Germany in 2009 as customers look for cheaper nourishment amid a stark recession.
A Leipzig woman flew to New Zealand hoping to find love with a 33-year-old PhD student she had met online, but found an old man living in a “horror house” instead, New Zealand paper Otago Daily Times reported on Tuesday.
A 30-year-old woman suffering from autism attacked a five-year-old boy while on a walk with caregivers in Gothenburg on Monday. The woman is being held on suspicion of attempted murder.
A woman suffering from cancer has received some shocking news from the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) - a letter informing her that she had been declared dead.
The twin brother suspects in the KaDeWe jewellery heist will be brought to Berlin on Tuesday where they will be held and interrogated, one of their lawyers told daily Berliner Zeitung.
Berth Milton, head of the Private Media Group adult entertainment empire, has been hit with an 865 million kronor ($100 million) tax bill following a Swedish court judgment.
Motorists in Germany had to contend with snow and wintry driving conditions on Tuesday morning, as meteorologists forecast up to 40 centimetres of snow in some areas.
Not put off by the bad luck omens, 60 German singles gathered on Friday the 13th on platform 13 in Berlin's Potsdamer Platz station for a Valentine's Eve speed-dating party with a difference, AFP's Richard Carter reports.
Police responded on Monday night to several reports of a brawl involving 40 to 50 young people in Tensta north of Stockholm.
Naturalized Swedes who received their citizenship under false pretenses could have their Swedish passports revoked, according Migration Minister Tobias Billström.