Swedes are gearing up unseasonably warm weather during the final weekend in May, with temperatures expected to reach as high as 30 degrees Celsius before dipping back down to the mid teens in the first days of June.
The corpse of German communist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg, murdered in 1919 by right-wing forces, may have been in the forensic medicine department of Berlin’s Charité hospital for some 90 years, weekly news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday.
Greece on Friday issued an arrest warrant on a second former Siemens executive who failed to testify in a graft probe implicating the country's main two parties, a judicial source said.
Germany’s weakened national football team was held on Friday to a 1-1 draw by China in a friendly in front of a passionate home crowd in Shanghai.
German retail sales rose by an unexpected 0.5 percent in April from March, official statistics showed Friday, suggesting that consumption could help ease the country's historic recession.
After two and half years of waiting, immigrants arriving in Sweden will finally be able to obtain Swedish national identity cards.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is among the best-loved and most-influential politicians in the world – second only to US President Barack Obama and ahead of the Dalai Lama, according to a poll released on Friday.
Police in Nuremberg on Friday said they have arrested an 81-year-old woman for dealing heroin with her son – supposedly because her pension wasn’t enough to make ends meet.
Ellen Söderberg is the youngest candidate in the EU Parliament elections, but the 18-year-old high school student says she’s not intimidated by the competition or her relative lack of political experience.
General Motors' German unit Opel and its 25,000 employees were staring into the abyss on Friday after the two firms bidding to take control appeared to get cold feet.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats look set to win a clear victory in the upcoming European elections, according to a new opinion poll published Friday.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy has cancelled an official visit to Sweden in reaction to comments made by Sweden's foreign minister advocating Turkish EU membership, according to French media reports.
Sweden's Volvo Group has scrapped plans to make 600 employees redundant following the completion of a deal with Swedish unions to cut working hours instead, the company announced on Friday.
It was April 15th, 1912, when the world’s first “unsinkable ship” sank while crossing the Atlantic Ocean on her maiden voyage.
A man who allegedly threatened to kill dozens of girls if they didn’t pose nude for him in front of a webcam was charged on Friday by the district court in Uppsala.
Thomas Wolf, Germany’s most-wanted criminal, was arrested without a fight on Hamburg’s notorious Reeperbahn red-light strip on Thursday evening. He had been on the run for nine years.
Saab Automobile has been granted an extra three months to restructure, a Swedish judge said Friday, as parent company General Motors looks to sell the loss-making unit.
Sweden’s GDP took a historic dive in the first quarter of 2009, plummeting by 6.5 percent, according to new statistics.
A 22-year-old man has admitted to stabbing a 20-year-old woman at a rail station in Hallstahammar in central Sweden on Thursday afternoon.
Award-winning Irish stand-up comedian Dylan Moran heads to Sweden next week, where he will perform in Stockholm and Gothenburg. The Local gave him a call.
The Bundestag, or the lower house of parliament, passed a law on Thursday allowing the controversial treatment of the country’s worst addicts with synthetic heroin.
Several young men who left Sweden to join the radical Islamic militant group al-Shabaab in Somalia have been killed in battle, according to Sweden’s security service Säpo.
A 15-year-old was apprehended by police in the Hesse town of Kirchhain after threatening a school killing on an internet forum, authorities reported on Friday.
A 66-year-old Swedish man has reported a woman to the police for fraud because she refused to have sex with him.