A miniature pot bellied pig is believed by police and rescue officials to have been the unwitting arsonist behind a fire that broke out on Thursday in an apartment in a northern Swedish town.
Germany is set to make it easier for tens of thousands of children fathered in France by German soldiers during World War II to gain citizenship six decades on, the Interior Ministry said Thursday.
Sweden’s Ombudsman for Ethnic Discrimination (DO) hasn’t won a single case before the country’s labour court since 2003.
Ready for takeoff? A German company has developed a jet pack that solves a problem from almost every preceding model before it - propellant. Instead of rocket fuel, the JetLev Flyer uses pressurized water, making it the latest in sporting technology.
Sales by German car sharing agencies jumped by 12 percent last year as the idea of having a collective auto handy gains traction in the biggest European auto market, the BCS car sharing federation said onThursday.
Abba may have gone the way of Napoleon, but their music and the Eurovision Song Contest retain their phenomenal popularity thirty-five years after the Swedes first faced their Waterloo, writes Peter Vinthagen Simpson.
Two thieves dressed in angel and devil costumes robbed a shop owner in Cologne at knifepoint on Thursday.
In a bid to keep Berlin’s teachers from escaping to higher paying jobs in other cities, the city-state government has decided to increase their salaries by almost 50 percent each month, daily Der Tagesspiegel reported this week.
Two of the people behind The Pirate Bay took questions from the prosecutor and recording industry lawyers on Thursday, calling the popular file sharing site "a hobby site" and "a really strong brand".
Get on the fast track to a great night out with The Local’s weekend going out guides in partnership with top Swedish entertainment website Djungeltrumman.
Fredrik Reinfeldt has politely declined a suggestion from an unemployed Swedish artist that the Prime Minister tattoo his chest with an image designed by the artist himself.
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A 58-year-old man faced trial in an Augsburg court on Thursday for the gruesome death of a young girl some 27 years ago.
Unemployment in Sweden jumped up over 7 percent in January, according to new statistics released on Thursday.
The city-state of Bremen plans to be the first place in Germany to use synthetic DNA on valuables to trace thieves, daily Berliner Morgenpost reported this week.
Swedes generally support the government’s refusal to rescue beleaguered carmaker Saab using taxpayer money, according to several polls.
The Swedish website of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) was hacked on Wednesday evening as internet intruders called on Håkan Roswall, chief prosecutor in the ongoing Pirate Bay tial, to "stop lying".
What's on in Sweden: Bounce streetdance and Gypsy Queens in Stockholm; International horse show in Gothenburg; Morrissey tribute in Malmö
The board of Swedish automaker Saab is expected to make a decision about whether or not to seek bankruptcy protection during a special meeting of the company’s board on Thursday.
German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück said on Thursday the government would not rule out state aid for Opel, the German unit of troubled US carmaker General Motors.
Germans are more keen than ever to learn a second language, but fewer foreigners are choosing to study German, according to two new surveys.
Brazil midfielder Diego gave Werder Bremen a UEFA Cup lifeline with a late equaliser on Wednesday to seal a 1-1 draw against AC Milan in the Round of 32 first-leg clash.
Police in Malmö have arrested a man and a woman on narcotics charges after finding the pair had two suitcases filled with amphetamine-like substance khat.
A Swedish prosecutor is looking into suspicions of bribery and corruption after a college on the island of Gotland received a donation from Nord Stream, which wants to build a gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea.