What’s on in Sweden: Choral Christmas in Stockholm, a New Year's Eve run in Gothenburg and get your skates on in Malmö.
The president of Bavaria’s Savings Bank Association, Siegfried Naser, bowed to public pressure over the €3.75 billion BayernLB bank debacle and resigned on Wednesday.
Enterprise Minster Maud Olofsson was joined by leading Social Democrats on Wednesday in welcoming a deal over the sale of Volvo Cars to China's Geely. But labour group Unionen expressed concern for the future of the Swedish marque.
Green Party security speaker and chair of the parliamentary defence committee Omid Nouripour has been among Germany’s most outspoken critics of the administration as the deadly Kunduz air strike scandal continues to unfold. The Local caught up with him to find out where he stands.
Young Swedes have ever more fluid definitions of sex and sexuality, according to a new study from Malmö University in southern Sweden. Women in particular are more likely to pursue sexual activities with others of the same gender.
Dresden became the latest German airport to shut down due to bad weather as snow and ice on Wednesday continued to wreak havoc with planes, trains and automobiles during the busiest travel week of the year.
The Geely group, which US auto giant Ford said Wednesday had agreed to terms for buying its Swedish brand Volvo, began as a refrigerator parts supplier but, in just two decades, has grown into one of China's largest private carmakers.
In the latest battle over what people may legally call their children, the Swedish Tax Authority (Skatteverket) has ruled that the parents of a two-month-old boy in Skåne in southern Sweden may not call their child Allah.
German industrial group Siemens and Danish group Dong Energy said Wednesday they would boost cooperation in the offshore wind power sector with a jointly-held stake in the British project Lincs.
Former Red Army Faction (RAF) member Verena Becker is once again free after being held for four months over her suspected involvement in the 1977 murder of West Germany’s Chief Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback.
US auto giant Ford confirmed late on Wednesday morning that an agreement has been reached to sell Volvo Cars to Zhejiang Geely Holding. The deal is to be signed in the first quarter of 2010 and completed in the second quarter.
Two Hamburg men have died in a homemade sauna after apparently being poisoned by a carbon monoxide leak, police said Tuesday.
It is not just HSB housing association in Skåne in southern Sweden that has classified immigrants as a risk factor in assessments of working environments. The criteria have been used by real estate companies across the entire country for at least a decade, reports Swedish daily Metro.
The German military deliberately misled the American fighter pilots who carried out the Kunduz air strikes in which up to 142 Afghans, including many civilians, were killed, daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported Wednesday.
This Week's Highlights: Swan Lake swirls through Frankfurt, Renaissance art hangs in Munich, and independent American films screen in Berlin.
A court in western Sweden has cleared a potato-gun-wielding 15-year-old boy of weapons charges due to his young age.
There have been signs of life from a German family of five who were kidnapped in Yemen this summer, daily Bild reported on Wednesday.
A number of Swedish organizations that provide research funding have petitioned the Swedish government to require potential recipients to submit their applications in English, a practice that the Swedish Ombudsman of Justice (Justitieombudsmannen) has ruled to be in violation of Swedish language law.
Senior government figures spoke out against a spike in the contribution German workers pay towards unemployment insurance on Wednesday, as a whirlwind of debate raged over how to get the nation’s finances back under control.
Yuletide arsonists have once again successfully set the Gävle goat ablaze. Police received a call around 3am on Wednesday that the Christmas goat in the eastern Swedish town was on fire.
Seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher said Wednesday he has signed a three-year deal to return to Formula One racing with Mercedes GP from next season.
Women run twice the risk of men of whiplash injuries during a car accident. Furthermore, whiplash prevention measures in new cars are much less effective for women than for their male counterparts, according to a new study.
In what has been a tumultuous month for the Swedish auto industry, Chinese carmaker Zhejiang Geely Holding could close a deal with American Ford on Wednesday for the purchase of Volvo cars, Swedish public television reports.