The Local has been nominated as Sweden's Best Online Newspaper as part of the country's most prestigious newspaper awards, Årets Dagstidning.
The German Defence Ministry on Monday stood by a controversial air strike that is thought to have caused scores of civilian casualties in Afghanistan two weeks ago.
Continuing a series of interviews with parliamentary candidates with non-German backgrounds, The Local speaks with Social Democrat Ravindra Gujjula, an Indian-born doctor and mayor in the eastern state of Brandenburg now running for the Bundestag.
The average cost of a litre of beer at this year’s Oktoberfest will be €8.44. And while Germans might moan about the 3.8 percent increase from last year’s price, it’s still cheaper than what many tourists pay for brew back home.
Sweden's foreign ministry confirmed on Monday that four Swedish citizens - three adults and a child - are being held in Islamabad, where Pakistani authorities are investigating whether the group has ties to terrorist network Al-Qaeda.
Canadian auto parts maker Magna said Monday that it planned to cut 4,000 posts at loss-making carmaker Opel once it completes its takeover of the General Motors' German unit.
A letter has been released from the British royal archives in which Queen Elizabeth, wife of King George VI and later known as the Queen Mother, describes a brush with death during a Luftwaffe bombing on September 13, 1940.
Police in Stockholm have uncovered a new scam involving internet transactions and counterfeit euro bills.
The Swedish founder of internet telephony software company Skype, Niklas Zennström, has been named the recipient of a prestigious prize awarded by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.
A Contact Air passenger jet carrying Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Franz Müntefering and 77 others was forced to make a crash-landing in Stuttgart on Monday.
Having lived for some time in a city so dominated by waterways and islands, Alannah Eames decides it's high time to take the plunge and join the boat set.
In the latest installment of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, The Local’s column about life in Germany, Portnoy is dismayed by his growing Teutonic sensibilities as his daughter starts school.
Sweden should build high-speed rail lines connecting Stockholm to Gothenburg and Malmö, a government appointed commission recommends.
Berlin police are investigating some of their officers after witnesses filmed them beating a demonstrator at a protest against government infringement of Germany's data protection laws.
The occurrence of breast cancer among pregnant women in Sweden has more than doubled since the 1960s, a new study shows.
A 24-year old mother-to-be from Stockholm nearly aborted her own child after a doctor wrongly diagnosed her as having had a delayed miscarriage.
Blogging about fashion has become so popular in Sweden that a Stockholm department store has announced plans to open up dressing rooms especially designed for web-savvy fashionistas.
German publisher Georg von Holtzbrinck has teamed up with private logistics companies to create a 'hybrid mail' service using the internet for quicker delivery at a lower cost, according to weekly news magazine WirtschaftsWoche.
German Transportation Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee on Monday announced plans to build 40 new offshore wind farms that would create 30,000 jobs.
A crowd of more than 40,000 turned out London’s Hyde Park on Sunday night to celebrate the music of legendary Swedish pop act Abba.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's beleaguered challenger performed better than expected in a TV debate two weeks before elections but failed to land a knock-out punch, the press said Monday.
The attitudes and values of Swedish police cadets are to be assessed before and after they complete their training, following a number of noteworthy racist comments by police in recent months.
Around 20,000 young Swedes have sold sex, primarily over the internet, a new study shows.