Rival German sportswear giants Adidas and Puma ended a decades-long family feud on Monday by playing a football match in their home town of Herzogenaurach, in northern Bavaria.
With less than a week before Germany’s election, Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times, muses that the country’s voters like being bored by Angela Merkel and her political cohorts.
An offer of “free flights” by discount airline Ryanair to executives of Scandinavian airline SAS has erupted into a war of words between the rival airlines on Facebook which has invoked the character of a popular Jim Carrey film.
The 18-year-old who attacked his school in Ansbach, Bavaria last week planned to kill as many students as possible out of a general hatred towards people and feelings of inadequacy, investigators said on Monday.
Another child has been infected with a strain of multiresistant bacteria at the same hospital in central Sweden where three newborns died from similar infections in August.
A team of German and Syrian archaeologists have located an undisturbed Bronze Age crypt under the former royal palace of Qatna in Syria, the University of Tübingen announced on Monday.
Dairy farmers who dumped truckloads of milk in protest of EU policies last week in Saxony-Anhalt are now under investigation after more than a tonne of fish died in a nearby pond over the weekend, a police spokesperson told The Local on Monday.
Swedish celebrity Carolina Gynning takes time out from her career juggling to chat with The Local about taking control over her life and nascent plans to save the planet.
Rumours are circulating about a possible conflict of interest in the upcoming appeals court proceedings against the men behind Swedish file sharing site, The Pirate Bay.
A drunken Australian man visiting Munich’s Oktoberfest died early on Monday after being hit by an S-Bahn commuter train, according to the police.
A Swedish man has successfully beaten back repeated attempts by Mercer, a prominent multinational consulting firm, to claim a Swedish internet domain name to which he has the rights.
As autumn sets in, experts are asking Germans to carefully collect chestnut tree leaves to protect the beloved biergarten fixtures from a growing moth problem.
Swedish boxer Maria Lindberg took the middleweight world champion boxing crown on Sunday, registering a resounding victory over Brit Sara Davis in Rülzheim, Germany.
Alcohol consumption is on the rise among older Europeans, according to a Swedish study, with researchers claiming that public health officials have been slow to react to the problem.
Germany’s largest airline Lufthansa plans to cut some 15 percent of its staff by 2012, financial daily Handelsblatt reported on Monday.
A 45-year-old convicted pyromaniac was taken in for questioning by police in Ystad in southern Sweden early Monday morning on suspicions of attempting to set fires in the area.
Just one week ahead of national elections, both Germany’s finance and economy ministers warned of hard times to come after the vote on a Sunday night political talk show.
Opponents of same-sex marriage made significant gains in Sweden’s church elections on Sunday, on a voter turnout of barely 12 percent.
An Iraqi man who claimed to have worked as a bodyguard for Saddam Hussein is to be deported from Sweden despite findings by the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) that his life is at risk if he returns to Iraq.
Berlin police said on Monday they have issued an arrest warrant for a 50-year-old doctor who conducted a drug-fuelled group therapy session that ended in two deaths and several poisonings.
Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) are limping towards what could be their worst post-war election result this Sunday, opinion polls suggest, possibly condemning them to a period in opposition.
Sweden's unemployment will climb above 11 percent, according to the 2010 budget bill presented by the government to the Riksdag on Monday, requiring measures focused on job creation and jump-starting growth.