An ad campaign meant to reach out to web-savvy Germans by mobile phone company Vodafone has been met with heavy scepticism and criticism from the blogosphere, resulting in the retreat of one of its paid bloggers.
Deutsche Bank has admitted uncovering four suspected cases of spying carried out by companies it hired but stressed the incidents were "isolated".
With Anders Borg, Sweden’s pony-tailed Minister of Finance, now helping the EU navigate through the global economic slump, the AFP’s Marc Preel takes a look back at the rise of this self-described pragmatist.
Swedish media concern Modern Times Group has reported a pre-tax profit of 566 million kronor ($74 million) for the second quarter 2009, exceeding market forecasts.
Three women were sentenced to prison on Wednesday for assaulting the girlfriend of the spokesperson for the far-right Sweden Democrats.
Berlin is still backing the bid of Canadian car maker Magna to take over the struggling General Motors subsidiary Opel, a spokesman said Wednesday.
A new programme called “Discovering Hands” is training blind women to use their developed tactile skills to detect breast cancer earlier and more precisely than doctors, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Wednesday.
The German military is currently taking part in major combat operations in Afghanistan against the Taliban, a Defence Ministry spokesman confirmed on Wednesday.
Stockholm city council has been reported to the Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman (Justitieombudsman - JO) for its widespread use of the English language.
An HIV-positive man was sentenced on Wednesday to eight years in prison after having unprotected sex with three women, including a 13-year-old girl.
Kurt Wallander, the brooding protagonist of Henning Mankell’s famed crime novels, recently came to United States’ television screens in a performance by Kenneth Branagh, giving viewers an unexpected opportunity for reflection, The Local’s Marge Thorell explains.
Customers and employees at a supermarket in Falkensee near Berlin barely avoided a catastrophe when the roof collapsed just 20 minutes after closing time, police said on Wednesday.
Embattled Swedish football manager Sven-Göran Eriksson said money had nothing to do with his decision so sign on ss director of football with English Division Two club Notts County.
Police in Trollhättan are hunting a man who attacked and tried to strangle an eight-year-old girl last Sunday, fearing that he might strike again.
Stormy weather walloped Germany Tuesday night causing heavy damage, including disruption to train services, fires and the death of 120 pigs.
A third person has died due to injuries sustained on Sunday when a retiree rammed his car into a parade in North-Rhine Westphalia city of Menden.
Swedish telecom firm Tele2 has reported a dramatic rise in profits for the second quarter and the firm's share price shot up 5.9 percent in early trading on Wednesday.
A major Sweden-based study has shown that a combination of three different tests could be used to identify incipient Alzheimer's disease (AD) in patients with mild cognitive impairment.
Speaking for the EU Presidency, Sweden's Carl Bildt reiterated on Tuesday that the government of Iran was dealing with questions about its legitimacy in the eyes of voters following last month’s controversial presidential elections.
Four days after a landslide pulled homes into a lake killing three people in Nachterstedt, the state of Saxony-Anhalt’s premier announced on Wednesday that all lakes made from former open-pit mines will be inspected.
Swedish defence minister Sten Tolgfors called for closer cooperation between the European Union and Nato during meetings with his American counterpart in Washington on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old man charged for shooting in the entrance of Casino Cosmopol in Stockholm on Christmas Eve has been sentenced to ten years in prison for attempted murder.
The state of Schleswig-Holstein is on the verge of bankruptcy, taxpayers’ alliance BdST told daily Bild on Wednesday.
A male sea lion from California called Mike has died of exhaustion after over-exerting himself during the mating season in an animal park in Nuremberg, the city said on Tuesday.