Arguing that having sex is essential to a reasonable quality of life, a Swedish court has ordered local authorities to subsidize a 30-year-man’s prescription for the potency drug Viagra.
Muslims across Germany prayed on Friday for a pregnant Egyptian woman murdered in Dresden last week, a killing that provoked outrage and anti-German sentiment in her home country.
I’ve read about a number of horrible medical mistakes on The Local. How can I find out whether or not my doctor has been reported for malpractice? - Dianne, Stockholm
A 32-year-old man from northern Sweden charged with trying to kill his ex-girlfriend four times had enough Zyklon B pesticide, once used in Nazi gas chambers, to kill 42,000 people.
Buyers beware: The Hamburg consumer protection agency reported Friday that an increasing number of food companies are substituting artificial ingredients to cut costs without informing customers.
Tens of thousands of Jehovah's Witnesses gathered on Friday at Berlin's Olympic Stadium and four other major German cities for an international congress, predicting the demise of the "current global system."
Facing accusations of racial insensitivity, the Dresden Zoo has been forced to rename a baby primate called ‘Obama,’ according to information obtained by The Local on Friday.
An Uppsala University education student has been charged for requesting nude pictures over the internet from hundreds of underage girls across Sweden.
Nearly a quarter of a million Swedes were registered as jobless at the end of June, an increase of nearly 75 percent compared with the same month last year.
Residents of the sleepy farming district of Österfärnebo in eastern Sweden blame bureaucratic obstinacy for bringing plague-like swarms of mosquitoes to their village.
Sweden’s four national newspapers plan to boycott Britney Spears' upcoming concert in Stockholm to protest what they see as unreasonable demands for the use of pictures taken at the concert.
A four-year-old girl went on a joyride with a forklift in Winnenden, rolling it into a heating-oil tank and spilling some 500 litres of fuel into the sewer, police said Friday.
The troubled German computer chip maker Infineon said Friday it would make a major capital increase with the backing of the US investment fund Apollo.
A neighbourhood in the small city of Kamen in North Rhine-Westphalia had a fright when the threat of the ground collapsing beneath their homes forced an evacuation on Thursday evening.
European Union nations gave their official backing Thursday for Jose Manuel Barroso to serve a second five-year term as European Commission president, the EU's Swedish presidency said.
A Swedish documentary filmmaker has been sued for defamation by US-based banana producer Dole Foods for a new film featuring a Los Angeles lawyer’s fight for Nicaraguan fruit workers.
An ICE train caught fire at the Hannover train station on Thursday evening, forcing Deutsche Bahn to bring some 350 passengers to safety.
German Labour Minister Olaf Scholz urged industries on Friday to open up more training and apprenticeship positions despite the current recession.
Suspected faulty fuel rods at an aging German nuclear power station prompted its Swedish operator to announce further checks on Thursday only days after a short circuit forced an emergency shutdown.
Sweden’s Vattenfall suffered another setback on Thursday as the company announced it would carry out additional checks of suspected faulty fuel rods at a nuclear power station it operates in Germany.
Sweden’s Ericsson has signed a contract with Sprint Nextel worth up to $5.0 billion to take over daily management of the US telecom group’s network, Ericsson announced on Thursday.