This Week's Highlights: Lionel Richie takes the stage in Frankfurt, a spring festival swirls through Munich, and one of Germany's biggest art fairs kicks off in Cologne.
A US soldier will be jailed for life for the murder of four bound and blindfolded prisoners in Iraq, a court martial in Germany ruled on Thursday.
This pair of zany, youngish guys have made one heckuva splash on Swedish television in the last year, and are now set break more TV barriers with a talk show to be broadcast live in Sweden from New York City.
Nadja Benaissa, the No Angels singer accused of grievous bodily harm for allegedly having unprotected sex without telling her lover she was HIV positive – and infecting him – may soon be out of custody.
Police in Berlin are trying to find out how a 1.20-metre-long dead crocodile turned up on the banks of the Oberhavel in Spandau.
The German government is set to boycott the United Nations anti-racism conference in Geneva next week, according to
Live television is often full of surprises – even in Sweden. And when comic duo Filip and Fredrik are involved, there’s no way to predict what sort of wackiness may ensue when the cameras start rolling, The Local’s David Landes discovers.
A couple from Bonn is suing their landlord for promising them a quiet flat – but failing to tell them about the man living above who snored so loudly they could not sleep.
The number of unions in Sweden’s manufacturing sector agreeing to pay cuts and shorter working hours in an effort to save jobs is increasing dramatically.
Buyers interested in purchasing in beleaguered Saab Automobile have been visiting the company’s main base of operations this week to get more information about its factories, organization, and business plan.
A Swedish prosecutor thinks that health professionals who prescribe birth control pills to girls younger than 15-years-old should be charged as accomplices to rape.
Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery on Thursday fuelled further speculation over a switch to Barcelona after saying he understands why compatriot Thierry Henry plies his trade for the Spanish giants.
Critique from bloggers has spurred social networking site Facebook to block several profiles and groups preaching neo-Nazi rhetoric – but these are a small fraction of the hundreds of offenders, critics say.
A server previously used by The Pirate Bay file sharing site and taken by Swedish police in January 2008 is now on display at a Stockholm-area museum.
The relatives of a man who spent the last three decades collecting empty cans on the streets of a town in northern Sweden were surprised to learn he was worth millions when he died.
Apple Deutschland now offers films for purchase and rent via iTunes, with some 500 available so far, the company announced on Thursday.
Broadband operator Bahnhof is continuing to destroy the IP address details of its customers in an open and fully legal bid to undermine Sweden's new anti-file sharing laws.
Some 5,000 German retailers are on the verge of ruin due to rising rents, the HDE industry association told daily Neue Rhein Zeitung on Thursday.
Police believe that a car crash in southern Sweden in which two young boys died on Good Friday may have been planned by their 37-year-old father, who also died in the frontal collision with a local bus.
Troubled German carmaker Opel will likely soon demand millions of euros from its beleaguered US parent General Motors, which is threatened by impending bankruptcy.
Restoration work began this week on murals painted on the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall, 20 years after the Cold War barrier fell, organisers said. But some of the original artists are unhappy with their plan.
Sweden, along with Germany, is set to add manpower and materiel to a European Union anti-piracy operation currently underway off the Somali coast, according to the Spanish captain heading up the mission.
A father of three from Dalarna in central Sweden has been charged with attempted murder for trying to poison his children with the exhaust from a running car.
A 26-year-old woman from Malmö has been charged for pointing a stun gun at her ex-boyfriend's genitals.