Most people wouldn’t consider the scruffy German capital an innovative financial centre, but as Michael Dumiak reports, some serious business is going down not far from Berlin’s once-infamous Zoo train station.
A Swedish woman arrested in Pakistan three weeks ago, along with her child and two other Swedes, is not a terror suspect, a source close to the Pakistani authorities said on Thursday.
An 18-year-old went on a rampage with an axe and Molotov cocktails at a school in Ansbach in southern Germany on Thursday, injuring nine of his fellow students.
Angry dairy farmers poured more than 100,000 litres of milk on streets and fields across Germany on Thursday to protest market prices they say are too low.
Increased immigration to Sweden in recent years has helped boost the country’s foreign trade, a new study shows.
"Route 46," an abandoned stretch of the Third Reich's planned national motorway has just been placed under a preservation thanks to the lobbying of a Bavarian nature protection official.
A bride-to-be in the Lower Saxony city of Osnabrück went berserk in a dry cleaner’s shop upon discovering her wedding dress had been stolen, police confirmed on Thursday.
English-language comedy has established a firm foothold in Sweden, writes Ben Kersley, with even local comedians increasingly trying their hand at being funny in a tongue they speak with enviable fluency.
Nearly 170 authors and organizations from the world of children’s literature were named on Thursday as finalists for the world’s largest prize in the genre, named for the late Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.
This Week's Highlights: A culture festival fills Düsseldorf's old town, Dinosaur Jr. plays Frankfurt, and a Vincent Van Gogh painting arrives in Cologne.
Swedish furniture maker Ikea took in a record €21.5 billion ($30.1 billion) in earnings so far this year, the company said on Thursday, despite weaker demand.
Attempts to restrict filming and photographing scenes of drunken debauchery at Munich's Oktoberfest this year has provoked accusations organisers of the beer bash are impinging freedom of the press.
The emergency telephone at the Munich S-Bahn stop where a man was beaten to death over the weekend has been broken for the past five years, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Thursday.
In children’s literature, late Swedish author Astrid Lindgren continues to be synonymous with the highest standards in writing, imagination and imagery, not only because of her books, but also for an award that helps foster excellence in a new generation of children’s authors, The Local’s Lyida Parafianowicz discovered.
Social media are set to dominate the general election campaign in Sweden in 2010. Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and blogs will all play their part, according to a new survey of local politicians.
The Swedish-born wife of Las Vegas crooner Paul Anka has called Swedish men "tragic" for their "nappy changing" and "equality nonsense". LA housewife Anna Anka argues that she could be a role model for Swedish women to follow.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said that Afghanistan's elections results must be carefully checked because of fraud accusations.
The Swedish government has announced the allocation of 200 million kronor ($29 million) over ten years to support research into non-profit civil society groups such as women's refuges.
The family and lawyer of Marco Weiss have reacted angrily to the Turkish court sentence handed to the 19-year-old for sexually abusing a British girl while on vacation in Turkey in 2007.
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic produced his best performance yet in a Barcelona shirt as the champions were held to a 0-0 draw by Inter Milan in the Champions League Group F opener on Wednesday.
The Bosnian Serb Prime Minister Milorad Dodik praised the decision of the UN war crimes court to grant early release to Biljana Plavsic, a convicted was criminal serving time in a Swedish prison.
The Canadian government will not stand in the way of Swedish firm Ericsson's $1.13 billion deal to buy a slice of Nortel's mobile telephone division, Industry Minister Tony Clement confirmed on Wednesday.
The world’s first ever “festival of languages” opens in Bremen this Thursday, with events across the city, from the university to the local parliament.