Having long been defined by its industrial and maritime history, Göteborg has since reinvented itself. The old ports and warehouses have been replaced by cafes, bars, and one of the liveliest cultural scenes in the region.
The likely trial of Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk may be one of the last times anyone is prosecuted for crimes committed during World War II.
A suspect in a series of grisly rabbit killings has been arrested from a neglected apartment full of animals – both dead and alive, Dortmund police reported on Friday.
A Saudi Arabian inventor has filed for a patent on a potentially lethal science fiction-style human tracking microchip, the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) told The Local on Friday.
Truckmaker Scania announced on Friday plans to implement a 4-day week in June for its 12,000 workers in Sweden in an effort to avoid redundancies as the economic crisis continues to take its toll on truck sales.
Internet service providers (ISPs) in Sweden will be forced to store customer data for at least six months starting in 2010, according to a new proposal from the government.
A pilot scheme in western Sweden will allow residents to take photographs of suspected skin problems and send them via mobile phone to the local health authority for analysis.
The world-famous bust of Egypt's Queen Nefertiti housed in a Berlin museum and believed to be 3,400 years old is a fake dating from 1912, according to a Swiss art historian.
Sweden’s leading defence research agency and primary military procurement body should be shuttered as part of an effort to reduce the country’s military spending, according to a new report.
The global recession is hammering exporting giant Germany harder than any time since records began 40 years ago, with data on Friday showing a first-quarter output slump of 3.8 percent.
A drunk man who bunked down for a night’s sleep in a railyard near Erfurt narrowly escaped it being his last. After being run over by two trains he walked away with minor scratches.
Supporters of The Pirate Bay have begun acting on a plan hatched by one of the masterminds behind the popular file sharing site, prompting the Swedish law firm targeted by the attack to report the matter to police.
A 30-year-old man who repeatedly raped two 17-year-old girls during a frightful 16-hour car ride through southern Sweden was sentenced on Friday to seven years in prison.
Swedish royalists and antique enthusiasts are celebrating the discovery of a 300-year-old wooden desk which once belonged to Queen Hedvig Eleonora.
Germany’s upper house of parliament the Bundesrat has sent a consumer protection bill back to the drawing board, saying regulations regarding rotten meat need to be toughened up.
Stuttgart Zoo polar bear Wilbär has been amply sedated and is on his way to his new home in Sweden, zoo officials announced on Friday.
Blood left on stairs leading to the Rhône River have French search and rescue teams combing the banks and rivers for a missing German tourist.
Swedish Eurovision fever spread across the continent on Thursday, as Abba enthusiasts gathered in London for a world record crooning Waterloo and a second Swedish vocalist helped Azerbaijan advance to the 2009 Eurovision finals.
Anyone planning a trip to the Swedish capital might be a bit aghast at cost of a place to lay their head at night, but Creators Inn by Elvine - the world’s first hotel-in-hotel - might just sport the most shocking price tag of all.
The head of a manufacturing company in Örnsköldsvik in eastern Sweden decided he’d rather quit than lay off more employees.
Swedish universities have begun denying students suspected of illegal file sharing access to school computer networks, prompting criticism from both student groups and file sharing advocates.
Ringing cowbells and shouting slogans, German dairy farmers are staging a hunger strike next to Chancellor Angela Merkel's offices demanding that she take action fight falling milk prices.
Public day care workers began an open-ended strike in five German states on Friday in an ongoing wage and healthcare dispute. Parents were forced to find last-minute alternatives or stay home from work.