Many of northeastern Germany’s coastal herring fishermen will be forced to return to port early this year. An EU reduction in the catch quota means many crews have already reached their limit, fishery groups said on Wednesday.
Hamburger chain McDonald's has reacted with ire to a new neon sign outside a Swedish strip club in southern Sweden.
Four weeks after the collapse of the Cologne’s historical archive, construction on the controversial north-south Stadtbahn, the underground metro believed to be the cause of the accident, is set to resume.
With the new anti-file-sharing IPRED law fresh on Sweden's law books, five book publishers have applied to the courts to trace a suspected illegal file sharer.
The €1.5 billion allotted for the German Abwrackprämie, or scrapping premium, has been spent, according to of the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (Bafa) on Wednesday.
Sweden's security police (Säpo) have been called in to assist the National Investigation Department (Rikskriminalen) in its investigation into a slew of recent incidents involving glass in chicken products.
German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück fears that the country will take years to recover from the financial crisis, German weekly magazine Stern reported today.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she was confident that leaders at a G20 summit in London would take action, saying they could not afford to "stick their heads in the sand."
The city of Berlin announced on Wednesday plans for a large-scale urban dog waste composting pilot programme to deal with the growing health hazard posed by lazy dog owners who refuse to clean up after their pets.
The royal wedding, doggie doo DNA and a confession from Alfie Atkins' secret friend, as well as The Local's own Japanese girl band, were among the traditional April Fool's Day hoaxes in the Swedish media on Wednesday.
A catchy hit inspired by a lovestruck Tokyo girl’s new life in Malmö has soared to the top of the charts in Japan, as a wave of Swedish influences washes over the country's musical landscape.
President Nicolas Sarkozy insisted on Wednesday that G20 leaders must use their London summit to crack down on tax havens, warning Paris and Berlin are not happy with current drafts for an accord.
The future of a female Church of Sweden pastor is in the balance following revelations that she had a love affair with a 15-year-old confirmation candidate.
Göttingen’s social welfare bureau has reduced a man’s welfare benefits due to meagre profit from sales of the German street magazine Tagessatz, the Göttinger Tageblatt reported on Wednesday.
Sweden's finance minister Anders Borg has predicted that the country's unemployment rate will hit 12 percent in 2011.
Sweden Finance Minister Anders Borg has predicted that the country's unemployment rate will hit 12 percent in 2011.
Steelworkers union and their employers agreed to a two percent wage increase and a €350 one-time payment for workers in a second round of negotiations in Düsseldorf late Tuesday night, according to a spokesperson for industry labour union IG Metall.
Christine Schürrer, the German woman found guilty of murdering two children in Arboga, has complained about her trial and claims that Sweden has no right to consider itself a state governed by law.
In a time of severe economic crisis, the European Union is fortunate to have Sweden taking up the presidential reins this summer, British Ambassador to Sweden Andrew Mitchell tells The Local's James Savage.
While imprisoned for serious drugs offences, Andreas Olsson, the leader of the Bandidos organized crime gang in Stockholm, has been studying courses in financial criminal law at the taxpayer's expense.
Ten Augsburg postal workers were injured on the job by a mysterious blue powder on Tuesday evening. Bavarian police evacuated the building and then found a similar powder on a nearby street.
German researchers said this week that they have uncovered a second, hidden face within one of ancient Egypt's most treasured artefacts, the bust of legendary beauty Queen Nefertiti.
Sweden's main banks, some of which have requested state assistance to help cover substantial losses, have rewarded employees for their performance in 2008 with a total of 5.7 billion kronor ($690 million) in bonuses.
Swedish diplomats in Pyongyang are continuing their efforts to help secure the release of two US journalists being held by North Korea.