A new study by an online dating site has fuelled the popular belief that those with academic ambitions are more likely to hit the books than slip under the sheets.
Despite recent job cuts in the wake of the financial crisis, there are almost twice the number of women over the age of 65 in work today than four years ago, new figures from Statistics Sweden (SCB) show.
With weak poll numbers and an awkward scandal filling the airwaves, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) met Tuesday in Hannover hoping for a reboot nine weeks before national elections.
A middle-aged Swedish couple on holiday in Italy drove 650 kilometres out of their way when their GPS system confused the island of Capri with the northern Italian town of Carpi.
The 13-year-old girl that was badly burned in the fire in an apartment in Rinkeby in western Stockholm on Saturday evening has died of her injuries. The fire has now claimed seven victims.
German airline Lufthansa said Tuesday it was near to a compromise agreement with the European Commission on its planned takeover of Austrian Airlines.
Tired of flash mobs holding gatherings in Braunschweig’s Schlossplatz square, the city says it is forbidding the social networking phenomenon, according to a report published Tuesday by the news site Zeit Online.
Even though there’s an ocean between Per Hanefjord and Hollywood, the budding Swedish film director explained to The Local’s Lydia Parafianowicz that tinsel town honours aren’t out of reach for a kid who grew up 40 kilometres away from the nearest grocery store.
Nestled along the shores of Sweden’s southeastern coast, the historic town of Kalmar has plenty to offer travelers who dare to venture off the well-worn road which leads to the more-high profile Baltic island situated nearby, The Local’s Marge Thorell discovers.
Disney, Universal, Warner Bros and Colombia Pictures are among more than ten major film companies behind a writ to sue for the closure of Swedish file-sharing site The Pirate Bay in Stockholm District Court.
A Freiburg court overturned a city ban on consuming alcohol in public Tuesday. Freiburg and many other German cities have been putting such bans in place to combat public drunkenness and underage drinking.
Busses running to replace Berlin's temporarily cancelled commuter rail routes have been pulled off the road for mechanical defects, including the risk of fire, adding to commuter frustration.
The official Church of Sweden newspaper, Kyrkans Tidning, is at the centre of a storm of controversy after advertisers reacted to the depiction of scenes from UK comic Sacha Baron Cohen's new blockbuster movie Brüno.
A 12-year-old boy was arrested by Berlin police Monday evening after he was discovered to be carrying 150 small packets of heroin at a playground.
Healthcare services are set to become Sweden's new major export industry, the Swedish Trade Council (Exportrådet) has announced.
A family from Kävlinge in southern Sweden has reported the local Church of Scientology to the police for harassment after a fortnight of incessant phone calls, local newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.
German health insurers are urging the government to take on the costs of immunising the population against swine flu, daily Leipziger Volkszeitung reported on Tuesday.
There is nothing to indicate that a third ship was directly involved in last week’s ferry crash near Nynäshamn off of Sweden’s east coast, according to preliminary interviews.
Deutsche Bank, Germany's largest, reported on Tuesday a better-than-expected 68 percent increase in second quarter net profit to €1.1 billion ($1.6 billion dollars).
Speculation is rampant that German Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher will come out of retirement and once again take the wheel for Ferrari.
Swedish teen swimming sensation Sarah Sjöström took home the women's 100m butterfly world title in Rome on Monday, setting a new world record of 56.06sec.
Swedish star footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he is finally "living a dream" upon signing a five-year contract with Barcelona on Monday.