A Russian-born German man was sentenced to life behind bars on Wednesday for the brutal murder of a pregnant headscarved Egyptian woman, a crime that sparked outrage in the Muslim world.
The world-renowned Michelin Guide awarded Germany’s top restaurants a raft of new honours on Wednesday, handing 23 establishments one star and adding a second star to another gourmet eatery.
New German Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle pressed banks Wednesday to increase lending to small- and medium-sized enterprises to support a recovery from the worst recession since World War II.
Germany was in shock on Wednesday after football player Robert Enke, who was set to represent his country at the 2010 World Cup, committed suicide by throwing himself under a train after suffering years of depression.
Irish singer and political activist Bob Geldof criticised the German government’s foreign aid plans on Wednesday, calling them inadequate after meeting with new Development Minister Dirk Niebel for almost an hour.
Swedish taxpayers helped fund a youth recreation centre in the north Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby which served as a recruiting station for the Somalia-based Islamist group al-Shabaab.
With Kabul's credibility in serious question, Swedish foreign minster Carl Bildt has called on Hamid Karzai to instigate widespread reforms during his second term as president of Afghanistan.
French and German leaders stood side by side to honour the fallen of World War I on Armistice Day for the first time on Wednesday, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
A truck thief unintentionally stole a circus lion in Wuppertal before crashing the vehicle and fleeing the scene, police in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia told The Local on Wednesday.
Five Swedish soldiers have been injured in an explosion that also claimed the life of a local foreign language interpreter, the Swedish Armed Forces said in a statement on Wednesday.
A new service for watching movies over the internet for free has attracted more than a quarter of a million Swedes since its launch two weeks ago.
China’s Geely, the front runner to purchase Volvo Cars from Ford, wants to build a factory in China to help increase Volvo sales to one million vehicles, according to US media reports.
Criticism of delayed delivery of swine flu vaccinations continued to grown on Wednesday ahead of a so-called “vaccination summit” in Berlin.
The 10th annual Britspotting Film Festival will serve up a diverse programme of new British and Irish movies from November 13 to 18 in Berlin. Check out The Local’s guide to the cinematic highlights from those wilful, windy islands off Europe’s northern coast.
A 33-year-old Swedish man has been fined €2,000 ($3,000) by police in Germany after he was caught speeding at more than double the legal limit while driving to the south of the country with his girlfriend in a BMW convertible.
Sweden, which currently hold the rotating EU presidency, has called an extraordinary meeting in Brussels next week with the aim of presenting candidates for the new positions of president and foreign policy chief.
Fritz Henderson, the CEO of US carmaker General Motors, apologised late on Tuesday evening for how the company handled reversing its decision to sell its troubled German unit Opel.
Swedish state-owned power company Vattenfall wants to sell its Swedish electricity network to bring in funds for investment in nuclear power in Britain, Sweden’s TV4 reports.
Police in a Stockholm suburb responding to a suspected case of arson on Tuesday night fired shots at a car carrying three teenagers who tried to run the police officers down as they attempted to flee.
Germany’s traditional carnival season kicks off on Wednesday in Cologne, with some 70,000 revellers expected to turn up to party in costume.
Swedish swimmer Stefan Nystrand set a new national record at the short-course World Cup in Stockholm on Tuesday, while American Olympic sensation Michael Phelps failed to live up to expectations.