The colourful plastic toy bricks you may have noticed patching up buildings around Europe recently have nothing to do with municipal budget cuts. Shannon Smith examines a Berlin-based artist’s quirky open-air installations.
A 15th century castle in southern Sweden belonging to a man who once supplied secret Russian technology to the Swedish military, is set to go up for auction in November.
TeliaSonera has yet to take over full control of Lithuania’s TEO LT as planned, the Nordic telecommunications operator said on Tuesday, but it has acquired nearly all of Estonia's Eesti Telekom.
A 51-year-old man has been remanded into custody after setting fire to his ex-wife in Gävle in eastern Sweden.
Two young German entrepreneurs presented what they described as a Europe-wide first on Tuesday: a newspaper tailored to readers' individual wishes and delivered to their door before 8:00 am.
Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin was stripped of some of his responsibilities on Tuesday in a symbolic protest of anti-immigrant comments he made last month.
Germany's economic recovery following the worst recession in 60 years looks to be gradual and bumpy, a closely-watched confidence survey suggested on Tuesday.
New statistics show that 70 percent of convicted criminals in Germany never see the inside of a jail. While appearing excessively lenient, a top criminologist told The Local on Tuesday that decreasing crime rates prove the country's penal system is effective.
An outspoken Hollywood housewife prompts The Local's Jeanne Rudbeck to weigh up her options: stay a wage slave to the grave or get back to bitchin' in the kitchen.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new centre-right coalition could slash subsidies to the country’s already beleaguered solar energy manufacturers, business daily Handelsblatt reported on Tuesday.
Swedish broadband provider ePhone is not obligated to hand over customer information to five book publishers, according to a decision by the Svea Court of Appeal which overturns a lower court ruling.
A Congolese environmentalist, an Australian doctor and a peace worker from New Zealand have been announced as the joint winners of the Swedish Right Livelihood Prize. The prize is an annual award honouring those who work to improve the planet and the lives of others
The Frankfurt Book Fair opened Tuesday with the welcome mat laid out for guest of honour China, but the German hosts also made clear freedom of expression was more an opportunity than a threat to its Chinese guests.
Nothing says 'cool dad' like a dashing nappy bag, writes Joel Sherwood, who finds his street cred only slightly hampered by a hasty online purchase.
Snow caused a massive 18-car pileup on the A20 motorway east of Lübeck on Tuesday morning, as the first wintry weather of the season hit broad swaths of Germany.
Swedish investment group Investor turned a profit in the third quarter, the company reported on Tuesday, capitalizing on global financial markets’ decreased volatility.
Housing prices in Sweden have regained their momentum after last autumn's tumble despite concerns over interest rate developments and rising unemployment.
German supermodel Heidi Klum has broken her silence over the birth of her fourth child, confirming that the little girl’s name is Lou Sulola Samuel.
The leader of the Turkish Community in Germany (TGD) Kenan Kolat said Tuesday that non-Muslim schoolchildren should be allowed out of school for an important Islamic religious holiday.
Sweden continues to isolate asylum seekers awaiting deportation in remand centres, despite continued criticism from torture committees at the United Nations and the Council of Europe.
Australian police Tuesday said they had found the body of a man in rugged bushland in an area where they had been searching for a missing 24-year-old German hiker.
A maintenance error blocked access to hundreds of thousands of Swedish websites for about 30 minutes on Monday night.
A 40-year-old Swedish man has been arrested in Bulgaria on suspicions of money laundering and drug crimes.