German Olympic Committee (DOSB) chief Thomas Bach believes Munich, one of three official candidates for the 2018 winter Olympics, has everything it needs to deliver a "modern Games."
The Frankfurt Book Fair opens to the public on Saturday after a week of deal-making between publishers and agents from around the world. Rhea Wessel reports from behind the scenes of the literary frenzy.
A series of investigations have shown that there was no malicious intent behind a fire that claimed the lives of seven people in a Stockholm suburb this summer.
Google's online service Google Editions enabling electronic books to be downloaded to mobile telephones and readers will have some half-a-million publications available in the first half of next year.
The weather will be a soggy and cheerless affair as high pressure system “Xavier” sweeps over Germany this weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported from its headquarters in Offenbach on Friday.
Police on Friday said two reckless teenagers caused railway havoc east of Stuttgart by “surfing” on a train travelling 80 kilometres an hour.
Not long after a German woman made headlines for being fired over swiping meatballs at work, a court in Baden-Württemberg ruled on Friday that a nursing home worker was rightfully sacked for taking home leftover Maultaschen, a Swabian specialty similar to ravioli.
Swedish stage and film actor Mikael Persbrandt has put his money where his mouth is and invested in a firm selling underwear for well-developed men.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the leader of the Original Gangsters criminal gang on suspicion of being behind an attempt to blow up two men.
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A 57-year-old Irish filmmaker was stabbed in an attempted robbery by three masked teenagers during an evening stroll in Berlin’s Schöneberg district, police confirmed to The Local on Friday.
A Church of Sweden pastor has been convicted of shoplifting and ordered to pay a 5,100 kronor ($734) fine for stealing, among other things, a jar of figs marinated in cognac.
The small Bavarian town of Straubing has been invaded by 1,250 fascist garden gnomes with their stubby right arms raised in a Hitler salute – all in the name of art.
A lay judge slept his way through a court case which resulted in the convictions of two gangsters for forcing an 18-year-old boy to cover an offending tattoo, one of the men has claimed in his appeal to the Supreme Court.
A former South Korean air force major-general was arrested on Friday on charges of leaking classified military information to Swedish defence and aviation company Saab, officials said.
Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson on Friday reported a €199 million ($297 million) net loss and a 42 percent drop in sales for the third quarter.
Germany's Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) advocated on Friday that the so-called 'morning-after' pill be offered without a doctor’s prescription.
Almost three-quarters of Germany’s train stations are wheelchair accessible, a new survey found on Friday, but facilities vary greatly between the country's 16 states.
Four of ten Swedish voters would support the major parties cooperating with the far-right Sweden Democrats if the party were to claim seats in the parliament at the 2010 general election.
The Swedish EU Presidency has slammed a decision by a Zimbabwe court to send a close aide to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai to jail, calling it an act of "politically motivated abuse."
Swedish hockey player Nicklas Lidström made NHL history on Thursday when he became the first European defender and only the eighth defender overall to reach 1,000 points..
The museum of the World War II-era Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp has launched its profile, "Auschwitz Memorial," on the Facebook social networking website, a museum spokesman said this week.
Closed for 70 years following heavy bomb damage during World War II, Berlin's Neues Museum throws open its doors again on Friday, with 3,400-year-old Egyptian beauty Queen Nefertiti star of the show.