The remains of German billionaire Friedrich Karl Flick, which were stolen a year ago, have been recovered in Hungary, the police announced on Monday.
In the latest installment of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, The Local’s column about life in Germany, Portnoy cracks open the tiny door to Advent calendar torture.
A Muslim woman from Kista north of Stockholm who was denied a job as a dentist after refusing to wear short-sleeved work clothes for religious reasons has lost her discrimination case against the Swedish Public Dental Service (Folktandvården).
German engineering firm MAN lost its third top executive in over a week on Monday, as millions in fines for corruption offences loomed.
Nearly every tenth German was on the dole in 2007, the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) reported on Monday. In some big cities like Berlin the number on welfare was almost double that figure.
Medical staff brought 89-year-old John Demjanjuk into a Munich court on a stretcher on Monday to face charges that he herded tens of thousands of Jews to their death in a Nazi gas chamber in World War II.
The month of November was one of the gloomiest on record in Stockholm, meteorologists said on Monday, as the Swedish capital registered only 17.5 hours of sunlight for the entire month.
After mild temperatures for much of November, chilly weather will make an appearance just in time for the official beginning of meteorological winter, the German Weather Service reported on Monday.
Grab a ticket, wait your turn, then pounce. Paddy Kelly examines the vicissitudes and intricacies of queuing in Sweden.
With just three days left for people to sign a petition for a referendum to strengthen Bavaria’s porous smoking ban, organisers told The Local on Monday that they have collected more than 80 percent of the required signatures.
British rocker Peter Doherty was hauled off stage at a weekend music festival in Germany after he began signing the disused first verse of the national anthem associated with the Nazis.
A Hong Kong man’s porridge eating skills helped him claim victory at the 2009 Santa Games in Gällivare in northern Sweden on Sunday.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Monday that Iran would face new international sanctions if it builds more uranium enrichment plants.
German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Monday said Berlin would re-evaluate a controversial NATO air strike in Afghanistan that left scores of civilians dead and led to the resignation of his predecessor.
Social assistance payments to Swedes struggling to make ends meet jumped by 19 percent during the third quarter, new statistics show.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on Monday slammed Switzerland's referendum to ban the construction of minarets on mosques in the Alpine country.
China must play a prominent role in the global fight against climate change, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said on Monday after a China-EU summit.
Tiger Woods has played down rumours about his love life and praised the actions of his Swedish wife after the golfer was involved in a Florida car crash that remains shrouded in mystery.
The Swiss vote on Sunday to ban mosques with minarets has spurred heated debate in neighbouring Germany, where the Muslim population's plans to build houses of worship has created controversy in the past.
A hat trick from German international striker Stefan Kiessling sent unbeaten Leverkusen to the top of the Bundesliga on Sunday after blitzing hapless Stuttgart 4-0.
The wave of sex crimes in Borås in western Sweden continued over the weekend, despite the detention of a 12- and 13-year-old boy suspected of attempted rape.
A joint meeting in Berlin of the German and Israeli cabinets planned for Monday has been postponed because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a viral infection, his office said on Sunday.
A Swedish government representative is due to land shortly in Detroit to provide input to the General Motors (GM) board ahead of a Tuesday meeting where it is expected to decide the fate of Saab Automobile.
Police said on Monday they narrowly missed nabbing escaped convict Peter Paul Michalski in Mülheim an der Ruhr early, but called on the dangerous criminal to give himself up before someone is harmed.
Swedish star footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have strengthened his chances of being named European footballer of the year after shooting Barcelona to a 1-0 win over Real Madrid.