Erik Hamrén is to take over as new national team coach after the Swedish Football Association reached an agreement on Wednesday with his club, Norwegian champions Rosenborg.
What's on in Sweden: Selam African festival & gospel munificence in Stockholm; Cirque du Soleil and MJ Thriller in Gothenburg; Oumou Sangaré in Malmö/Lund.
General Motors' shock decision to back out of selling its Opel unit sparked a mix of fury and fear in Germany on Wednesday, as thousands of auto workers faced an uncertain future.
Daily life in Germany’s formerly communist eastern half has changed dramatically in the 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. David Sharp turns back the clock in Eisenhüttenstadt.
An emergency loan vital to completing the sale of Saab Automobile has been held up by questions from the European Commission, possibly jeopardizing the proposed deal.
Deutsche Bahn on Wednesday announced a special €20-ticket in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – but they will only be available for a limited time.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Wednesday oversaw a deal aimed at resolving a divisive border dispute between Croatia and Slovenia.
Anglican bishops from England and Northern Ireland have rebuffed invitations to attend the ordination of the openly gay Eva Brunne to be the next Bishop of Stockholm.
The Local’s German media roundup surveys the overwhelmingly positive response to Chancellor Angela Merkel's historic address to a joint session of the US Congress on Tuesday.
The head of US firm General Electric applauded German industry on Wednesday as an example for American businesses to follow, in a reversal of the usual direction of praise.
Saab Automobile sales plummeted in the United States during the month of October, while sales of Volvo showed signs of improvement.
After the latest football violence left 29 police slightly injured in Rostock, the police union on Wednesday demanded Germany’s leagues pay up to €50 million a season to combat hooliganism.
Two women who were told to stop kissing by a guard at a popular Stockholm night club have had their damage award for discrimination upheld by the Supreme Court.
Three stressed-out bears in the Leipzig zoo are shedding their fur, leaving them virtually naked as temperatures creep towards freezing, the zoo told The Local on Wednesday.
Curiosity is the most effective weapon against xenophobia, writes journalist and head of think tank FORES Martin Ådahl, as a comment on the Sweden Democrats’ future role in Swedish politics.
Millions of Swedes have had trouble using their mobile phones on Wednesday morning due to problems with the network of Swedish mobile operator Tele2.
A former motor mechanic was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison on Tuesday for trying to blackmail BMW heiress and Germany’s richest woman, Susanne Klatten, out of €800,000 over purported sex tapes.
An insatiable eagle has been reported to the police after it attacked and killed a little girl's pet rabbit in a garden on the island of Väddö in the Stockholm archipelago.
Increasing the number of German troops in Afghanistan is not necessary, head of the DBwV German Military Association insisted on Wednesday.
Support for Sweden’s two main political blocs is about equal, according to a new poll, which also shows the far-right Sweden Democrats with enough support to gain a seat in the Riksdag.
A 30-year-old in Düsseldorf has been the first German patient to suffer life-threatening health complications from a swine flu vaccination, daily Rheinische Post reported on Wednesday.
Annika Östberg, who was recently transferred from the United States to Sweden to serve out a lifetime prison sentence, isn’t yet ready to re-enter society, according to prosecutors.
US automakers General Motors on Tuesday scrapped an on-again, off-again plan to sell its big European division, Opel, which had triggered a political and diplomatic controversy.
A cyber attack knocked out the website of a Swedish intelligence agency on Monday, just days after several Swedish media outlets and the police were hit by similar attacks.
Bordeaux's 2-0 win at FC Bayern Munich on Tuesday night put the French side into the knock-out stages of the Champions League and effectively scuppered the Bundesliga side's European campaign.