Berlin’s seminal punk venue SO36 might be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, but it’s also on the verge of being shut down. Michael Dumiak looks at efforts to save Germany’s very own CBGB.
Amazon will not offer their “Kindle” electronic book device in Germany in the near future despite rumours of a release in June, magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported this week.
Bavaria’s science minister wants to publish a new scholarly edition of Adolf Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf” ahead of 2015, when the state’s exclusive rights to the work expire, daily Handelsblatt reported on Monday.
Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock said Monday that she was trying to get German citizenship during a press conference for the premiere of her new film “The Proposal” in Munich.
Switzerland's Roger Federer has once again put paid to the ambitions of Robin Söderling, again defeating the Swede in straight sets just weeks after the French Open final.
Porsche, the heavily indebted maker of German luxury sports cars, rejected on Monday a merger offer by Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car maker.
Desperately seeking Sweden: Christine Demsteader ponders a few literary journeys as she prepares for an epic trip around the country she has come to call home. She invites The Local’s readers to join her en route.
An American tourist caused an accident near Karlsfeld over the weekend, banging up some €45,000 in damages when he followed an outdated navigation system prompt in the wrong direction, daily TZ reported on Monday.
Sweden's former state-owned enterprises have become more profitable and effective when privatised, according to a report from the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications (Näringsdepartementet).
Exberliner Magazine talks to Karl-Heinz Müller, the man behind this week's Bread & Butter fashion show taking place at Berlin's iconic former airport Tempelhof.
Support for the government's trade and industry policy has grown among Swedish companies, according to a new survey from the Swedish Federation of Business Owner (Företagarna).
Controversial Body Worlds creator Gunther von Hagens plans to preserve the late Michael Jackson’s body in a dancing pose for display using his plastination process, a spokesperson told The Local on Monday.
Speaking at a seminar in Visby on Monday, Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) leader Jan Björklund proposed an apprenticeship system for young people as a way to counteract youth unemployment in Sweden.
Sweden has well and truly shaken off the miserable weather that blighted the first weeks of June with the current warm spell set to stretch into the first days of July.
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has said the England camp is "buzzing" ahead of their European Under-21 Championship final against Germany in Malmo, Sweden, on Monday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s warm reception at the White House on Friday should put to rest lingering doubts about her rapport with US President Barack Obama and its impact on the transatlantic agenda, writes Dr. Jackson Janes, executive director of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
The Left Party (Vänsterpartiet) wants to limit the size of banks, as well as increase state ownership of financial institutions.
Three of four reported hate crimes are xenophobic or racially motivated, according to a new report from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brottsförebyggande rådet).
The majority of Dresden residents advocate a renewed effort to get their city back on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list after losing the title last week, a survey by daily Sächsische Zeitung found on Monday.
Sweden needs to adopt stricter ethical guidelines for judges clear following accusations of judicial bias in the Pirate Bay trial, according to legal professionals.
Most of Germany can expect hot and humid summer temperatures early this week, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported from their headquarters in Offenbach on Monday.
A military tribunal on Sunday sentenced a Jordanian man to 15 years in prison for stabbing and wounding a 63-year-old German tourist in Amman last year, a judicial official said.
Commuters on the Stockholm subway are not expected to experience any delays in their Monday morning commute despite a smoke bomb attack at Fittja station south of the city.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet believe they have discovered the DNA mutations that explain why children delivered by planned Caesarean are at a higher risk for immunological diseases such as asthma, cancer and diabetes.