A high-profile business incubator that many hoped would bring forward a new generation of Swedish entrepreneurs has shut its doors.
As the 20th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall approaches, the British Foreign Office has released classified documents exposing the divisions between UK diplomats and Margaret Thatcher over her opposition to German reunification.
On the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Hungarian border, Gerhard Meyer recalls how a black market sports car helped him be the first East German to cross into West Germany just hours after officials made the announcement.
Frankfurt Book Fair organisers said Friday that two Chinese authors they had disinvited to a symposium after China threatened to boycott the event would attend after all – but not as official guests.
Danish researchers have concluded that the nearly decade-old Öresund Bridge linking Sweden and Denmark is insufficient, proposing that a tunnel also be built between the two countries to facilitate the region’s growth.
This weekend marks the beginning of Weinfest season, when cities across Germany celebrate one of the country’s oldest industries, wine making. The Local highlights the best of the Bacchanalian bashes.
The pace of layoff announcements has leveled off, signaling a clear break with the country’s recent trend of rapidly increasing joblessness, according to the National Public Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen).
Every autumn, thousands of cranes gather on Germany’s Baltic Sea to rest before continuing their winter migration. This year, birdwatchers in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania are being treated to a premature arrival due to an early harvest.
Rents in Germany are on the rise, but there continues to be wide geographic disparity in the cost of a flat, according to a new survey. Unsurprisingly, Munich remains the country's priciest place to live.
Financial markets implode, the flow of regular work slows to a trickle, and the only thing expanding is his waistline. Roger Choate explains how he unexpectedly came to wave his wilting wallet in the direction of a personal trainer.
A driver arrested in southern Sweden with a high concentration of alcohol in his blood has been cleared of any wrongdoing after convincing jurors that he first started drinking in the moments after he stopped his car, Metro reports.
A nine-year-old girl was robbed at knifepoint by a group of young boys in a sandbox in Partille outside of Gothenburg in western Sweden. The booty: the girl’s collection of Pokemon cards.
A reader wants to take his girlfriend to a spa in Stockholm for her birthday. But which one? Peter Vinthagen Simpson has the answer.
Sweden’s economy returned to growth in the second quarter, ending a year of contraction and indicating that the worst of the country’s recession may be over.
We are the people, we are the Pope – we are Opel. The motto printed on the fetching yellow t-shirts of Opel workers certainly has its charm. But it also shows the ridiculous importance Germans have attached to the fate of one struggling carmaker, argues Moritz Döbler from Berlin’s newspaper Der Tagesspiegel.
A man's family plummeted into the Main River in their car on Thursday evening after a misunderstanding caused his wife to back off of a ferry, police said on Friday.
One of the three Swedish nationals arrested nearly two weeks ago in Pakistan is Mehdi Ghezali, a former terror suspect who was released from the United States’ Guantánamo Bay prison in 2004.
The German government has issued a round of formal diplomatic protests to fellow NATO countries, asking them to refrain from criticising a controversial air strike called by the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan last week.
Swedish security service Säpo failed last week to respond to an emergency call from the Stockholm County police chief, Carin Götblad, prompting an internal investigation.
Sweden's swine flu outbreak is expected to peak within the next two to three weeks, indicating that the disease has been less widespread than health authorities originally expected.
The government has proposed a sweeping overhaul of Sweden’s system for supporting newly arrived immigrants in their search for a job in hopes of getting them established and working more quickly.
General Motors' decision to sell its European unit Opel to a Canadian firm backed by Russian finance raised concerns on Friday about the widespread layoffs.