Rebels in Colombia have freed Swedish citizen Erik Roland Larsson who has been held captive by the leftist FARC guerrilla movement since being kidnapped in 2007.
The family of a 17-year-old who shot dead 15 people in southwestern Germany last week before turning the gun on himself apologised to his victims and their families in a letter published on Tuesday.
The European Union has proposed increasing minimum maternity leave from 14 to 18 weeks, but the German Family Ministry told The Local on Tuesday that current rules are sufficient despite the country's meagre birthrate.
A researcher from a tropical disease research institute in Hamburg has been hospitalised after possibly being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in a laboratory accident, doctors announced on Tuesday.
Police in Skåne in southern Sweden have begun investigating an eight-year-old boy's claims that he was sexually abused at school by boys his own age.
France and Germany insisted on Tuesday that an upcoming crisis summit of the Group of 20 rich and emerging nations must result in stricter financial market regulation.
German fashion designer Jil Sander is teaming up with Japanese no-frills clothing retailer Uniqlo, the company said on Tuesday.
Tragic incidents such as the recent school shooting in Winnenden cannot be prevented simply by banning violent video games, argues Olaf Wolters from Germany’s BIU Association of Interactive Entertainment Software.
Language-learning has always been of great importance to a small country like Sweden, and good English proficiency is crucial in helping the country adapt to a globalized world, writes Olle Wästberg, Director-General of the Swedish Institute.
Struggling carmaker Saab Automobiles has attracted widespread interest from prospective buyers, Sweden's Enterprise Minister Maud Olofsson said on Tuesday.
A Swedish police officer faces a warning after admitting to being intoxicated while in uniform on official business.
The overwhelming majority of motorist speed traps in Germany are flawed, according to a new study by the German motorists’ club (AvD) this week.
The Local's Keith Moore examines the rigours of the supremely challenging Swedish Classic as part of a new series on keeping fit in Sweden, in association with Planet Fitness.
A German tourist attacked by a pack of roving dogs in southern Italy on Tuesday morning has suffered life-threatening injuries, Italian news agency ANSA reported.
The vice-CEO at Swedish pensions firm AMF Pension, Ingvar Skeberg, has been sacked after revelations of malpractice.
Swedish financier Maths O Sundqvist has reached an agreement with his main creditor, investment bank Carnegie, which will now assume control of his business empire.
German investor confidence rose slightly for the fifth straight month in March, a closely watched survey showed Tuesday, brightening the outlook for Europe's biggest economy.
New research has shown that Sweden's relations with the United States ran more deeply during the Cold War than was previously known and the countries enjoyed a close military cooperation.
Support is weak among Swedes for the new IPRED copyright law designed to make it easier to investigate suspected cases of illegal file sharing, a new poll shows.
Living pigs have been scalded to death at four large Swedish meat processing plants, according to the National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket).
General Motors executives have told German Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg that the company is willing to help save their German subsidiary Opel, but the final call whether it becomes independent is up to the US government.
The German city of Munich, best known for Bayern Munich, lederhosen and the Oktoberfest beer festival, is also home to the world's largest community of Uighurs, an ethnic minority from China's extreme west.
German supermarket chain Edeka recalled one of their packaged meats in Hamburg due to a salmonella scare late on Monday.
The fate of Somalis seeking asylum in Sweden depends a great deal which court hears their case.
Swedish swimmer Therese Alshammar broke her previous world record in the 50m butterfly on Tuesday, only to have the record stripped because she wore two swimming suits.