Germany has agreed to allow test cultivation of Amflora, a genetically modified potato manufactured by chemicals giant BASF, the Agriculture Ministry said on Monday.
Prominent German feminist Alice Schwarzer on Monday said women from the formerly communist eastern part of the country were less “ditzy” than those with western German roots.
Internet search engine Google plans to launch its controversial Street View feature in Germany soon, but users with objections can register complaints before images of their street are made public, news magazine Focus reported on Monday.
At least five people in Sweden are being examined for possible exposure to swine flu, according to an official with the Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet).
Germany's leading tourism group, TUI, said Monday it would cancel Mexico City visits until May 5 owing to the swine flu outbreak and would offer alternatives to clients who had planned to travel to other parts of Mexico.
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania agreed in Vilnius on Monday on a key undersea power link between Sweden and Lithuania that would connect the three Baltic states into the Scandinavian energy grid.
Even in Sweden, a country with traditionally liberal views about sexuality, fetishism has long been considered a taboo subject. But as The Local’s Rami Abdelrahman discovered recently, it appears that fetishism is finding a mainstream foothold in Swedish society.
Swedish teenagers are drinking less alcohol than they were a few years ago. It has become hip to be sober, according to the Swedish National Institute of Public Health (Statens Folkhälsoinstitutet).
FC Bayern Munich’s coach Jürgen Klinsmann, 44, has been fired after a disappointing showing from his team this season, the club's website announced on Monday.
German celebrities aren’t worth talking about – even in Germany – according to an online media study published this week. Madonna and other foreign celebs ranked well above the country’s dimly shining stars for web gossip.
Braving a chaotic, frustrated crowd of 20,000 people, Ben Knight spends his Saturday evening as a bus guide during Berlin's first ever Long Night of Opera and Theatre.
The number of students enrolled at Swedish universities climbed in 2008 for the first time since the early 2000s, new statistics from the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskolverket) show.
Sweden has the highest incidence of reported rapes in Europe - twice as many as "runner up" the UK, a new study shows. But the figures don't tell the whole story, says the professor who led the study.
German consumer confidence is resisting a deep recession in Europe's biggest economy but could still be done in by rising unemployment, the latest survey by the GfK research institute showed on Monday.
Net profits at Swedish truckmaker Scania plunged 93 percent to 179 million kronor for the first quarter ($21.8 million), the company reported on Monday as orders for new vehicles also took a dive.
Italian carmaker Fiat is prepared to guarantee that Germany’s four Opel plants will stay open if it takes over the troubled General Motors subsidiary, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Monday.
The university town of Lund in southern Sweden is set to become the site of a new particle accelerator, Max IV, Lund University announced on Monday.
A "cow gone wild" injured several children and a police officer in Hagen after escaping from its pen and rampaging through city, police in the German state of Lower Saxony reported on Sunday.
Swedish finance minister Anders Borg has criticized how the United States and Britain have managed the financial crisis and wants smaller countries to have more influence on the global economy.
T-Mobile customers took full advantage of free text messages offered on Sunday in apology for a nationwide service blackout last week.
Relegation-threatened Energie Cottbus threw the Bundesliga title race wide open on Sunday when the strugglers inflicted a shock 2-0 defeat on league leaders Wolfsburg.
The 41-year-old bouncer suspected of having shot a couple in Gamla Stan in central Stockholm last Tuesday was remanded in custody on Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder.
Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt will visit Sri Lanka on Wednesday, along with his counterparts from Britain and France, following a the government in Colombo’s decision to reject a ceasefire offered by Tamil Tiger rebels.