It's the end of the world as we know it at this year's Stockholm Film Festival, which promises everything a budding apocalypticist could ever need. But there are also plenty of more upbeat cinematic treats in store if global doom isn't your bag, writes David Stavrou.
German international goalkeeper Robert Enke has been killed after he threw himself under a train at a level crossing, police said on Tuesday.
After a decade receiving misguided investment advice, an 89-year-old Swedish woman has negotiated a settlement with the SEB bank worth hundreds of thousands of kronor.
Three friends - a Mexican, a Texan, and an Australian - have finally brought authentic Mexican food to Berlin. The Local sat down with them to find out how they did it.
The latest album from German industrial band Rammstein has been banned from sale to minors for sexually charged lyrics and artwork allegedly inciting sadomasochistic violence.
Software errors in billing software have likely funnelled billions of euros in unjustified charges from Germany's national healthcare fund to insurers, broadcaster ARD reported on Tuesday.
Swedish finance minister Anders Borg said on Tuesday that delicate negotiations to create new cross-border financial supervisory bodies to oversee banks in the European Union were at a "make-or-break" point.
A British bishop who denied the Holocaust took place has been summoned to appear in a German court for inciting racial hatred, a court spokesman said on Tuesday.
Doctors in south-western Sweden will soon be able to prescribe cultural activities such as choir lessons or ceramics classes as part of a taxpayer-funded initiative to help reduce prolonged absences from work due to illness.
A young Austrian man has become the first European to drive a car with thought-powered prosthetic arms, German company Otto Bock announced on Tuesday.
Sweden's much-vaunted gender equality statistics do not stretch as far as the boardrooms of private companies, an area in which the country has fallen way off the international pace, argues Nima Sanandaji, president of the free market think tank Captus.
A man in his sixties from central Sweden who was suffering from the swine flu has been found dead in his home, according to a statement from Örebro hospital.
A sleeping cat is suspected of having inadvertently suffocated a three-month baby to death in northern Sweden.
Germany's largest energy concern E.ON said on Tuesday that it would sell its German extra high-voltage distribution network to the Dutch group TenneT for around €1.1 billion ($1.6 billion).
Swedish football fans were reeling on Tuesday after learning that star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have played his last game for the country’s national team.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel set the course of her new centre-right coalition on Tuesday, spelling out the economic and social challenges she aims to tackle over the next four years.
Top level civil servants in Laholm in south-western Sweden have received a selection of different coloured hats worth 18,000 kronor ($2,600) in a bid to help the bearers think innovative thoughts.
A police officer has killed a 48-year-old man and is in serious condition after sustaining a gunshot wound himself in a shoot-out in Frankfurt early on Tuesday morning, police reported.
A reported explosion sparked a dramatic effort to save a 21-year-old man until authorities realised he had simply sat on a gas pistol in a drunken haze, police in North Rhine-Westphalia reported on Tuesday.
At 80-years-old, Hans Frackowiak is the oldest blogger in Germany. The former miner from the Ruhr region chronicles major events of 20th century Germany history from a personal perspective at Castroper-geschichten.de.
Researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet have uncovered the mechanism that controls how the brain creates long-term memories, marking a significant step forward for developing new treatments for Alzheimer's disease.
Many of the life buoys on Swedish passenger ferries have a defect that causes them to sink when they hit the water.
Germany’s favourite Christmas post office has opened in the Brandenburg town of Himmelpfort, Deutsche Post announced on Tuesday.
A high-ranking Stockholm-area politician has been fined for attempting to purchase sex from an underage girl involved in a high-profile teen sex ring.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday she hopes Berlin will stay engaged in Afghanistan and open to a new American strategy in the strife-torn country.