With neutrality outdated and Sweden unable to effectively defend it's borders, the country needs to set aside its hang-ups and start thinking seriously about joining NATO, argues Birgitta Ohlsson, foreign policy spokesperson for the Liberal Party.
An 89-year-old former Nazi death camp guard, John Demjanjuk, arrived in Germany on Tuesday after his deportation from the United States, vowing to fight charges that he assisted in the murder of over 29,000 Jews.
Not much left of your paycheque at the end of the month? Workers in Germany have the second highest tax and social contribution burden of 30 nations, according to a new study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
German financial regulator Bafin confirmed Tuesday that it had filed a formal investigation against luxury sports car maker Porsche for possible market manipulation.
Three bidders from three different countries are said to be the most likely buyers for Saab Automobile, according to an unnamed source with Saab's owner, General Motors (GM).
Bank accounts belonging to the four men found guilty in the Pirate Bay trial will be frozen as early as Wednesday, according to Sweden’s official debt collection agency.
Investigators have found a homemade bomb in the room of a 16-year-old girl who planned to torch her school and attacked another student with a knife near Bonn, the website of magazine Focus reported on Tuesday.
A study by Germany’s most popular youth magazine Bravo says that two-thirds of teenagers in the country have already viewed pornographic films or images and every second 14-year-old has been drunk at least once.
The Swedish government’s proposal to charge university tuition fees to non-European students has been postponed by one year, Anders Steinwall of the Ministry of Education told The Local.
The city of Berlin on Tuesday kicked off celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Soviet blockade of West Berlin.
A prominent Swedish think tank has warned that air cargo companies hired to deliver humanitarian aid and support peacekeeping operations in Africa are also often used to smuggle weapons.
A former police officer who ripped off the head of a Madame Tussauds waxwork of Adolf Hitler last year was fined €900 in damages by a Berlin court on Tuesday.
Police in Thailand working together with their Swedish counterparts have arrested two Swedes suspected of sex crimes involving children.
The picturesque Bavarian town of Dietramzell gained unwanted attention this month as the second home of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Issa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan – recently exposed on tape viciously torturing a man. The Local spoke with Mayor Leni Gröbmaier.
The German Jewish Council has slammed Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem “disappointing” and lacking “credibility” in light of the pontiff’s failure to address concerns about the controversial Pius Brotherhood.
British rocker Peter Gabriel along has been awarded the 2009 Polar Music Prize, along with Venezuelan conductor and composer Jose Antonio Abreu, organizers announced on Tuesday.
Malena Ernman is in Moscow preparing for her semi-final heat of the Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday. Meanwhile Swedes are gearing up for the party, hopeful that the opera singer can bring home the glory.
Former Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk arrived in Germany from the United States on Tuesday to face charges that he assisted in the murder of over 29,000 Jews.
The Baltic Sea is slowly recovering and the negative environmental trend has been broken, according to new Swedish research.
Falling numbers of immigrants seeking German citizenship require a thorough investigation, the government’s integration representative Maria Böhmer told broadcaster ARD on Tuesday.
The Swedish National Association of Beekeepers has, in a letter to the government, demanded protection for their bees from "problem bears" that have developed an unhealthy appetite for their honey.
Former Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk was taken from his Ohio home Monday and deported to Germany where he faces charges of helping murder 29,000 Jews in World War II.
A unique collection of silver coins and an unidentified skeleton have been found in Skänninge in southern Sweden.
Swedish health authorities have ruled that gender-based abortion is not illegal according to current law and can not therefore be stopped, according to a report by Sveriges Television.
Sweden's centre-right government has been urged to do more to offset the effects of the global economic crisis, notably to combat soaring unemployment, a panel of economic experts said on Monday.