The failed terrorist attack on a transatlantic flight to Detroit has re-started a debate in Germany on full-body scanners. The national police union (GdP) has declared itself against their use.
Germany's Kathrin Hölzl won the giant slalom race in Lienz, Austria on Monday after American World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn suffered a nasty fall.
Temperatures across much of Sweden are expected to plunge well below freezing on Monday night, creating slippery road conditions and leaving the country in a chill expected to last through the end of the year.
Daniel Westling, who is set to become Prince and Duke of Västergötaland when he marries Crown Princess Victoria next June, can now also add “hottest hick” of the year to his list of titles.
A Swedish citizen is fighting for his life after being assaulted by two security guards at a nightclub in Angeles City in the Philippines.
A French-born, US-based marketing expert who has often criticized American carmakers claims he can turn around troubled Swedish automaker Saab Automobile.
The head of the Free Democratic Party's (FDP) parliamentary faction Birgit Homburger has labelled the idea of taxing manager's bonuses "populist," after both Great Britain and France declared their intention to do so.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday slammed the "unacceptable" crackdown on Iranian pro-opposition demonstrators by state security forces and pressed Tehran to respect civil rights.
Ronald McDonald is helping Swedish schoolchildren improve their English skills, unbeknownst to the US fast food giant who created the icon.
A man caught crossing the street on a red light in Finnentrop, North Rhine-Westphalia has ended up in jail after the police officer who stopped him found that a warrant was out for his arrest.
A 42-year-old man who stabbed his girlfriend to death and then poured whiskey on her dead body has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
In Part 2 of a two-part interview, US Ambassador Matthew Barzun talks to The Local's David Landes about succeeding President Bush's envoy, eco-friendly former Ambassador Michael Wood; the significance of The Pirate Bay; and, introducing TED.
More than 31,000 spectators are expected to brave Sweden’s chilly winter temperatures to attend a hockey match in Gothenburg on Monday night, setting a new European record in the process.
In Part 1 of a two-part interview, David Landes speaks to new US Ambassador Matthew Barzun about fundraising for Obama, adjusting to life in Sweden, Alfred Nobel's legacy, and engaging citizens in online networks.
Germany's largest companies, represented on the DAX stock market index, cut 116,000 jobs worldwide in 2009, a survey published Monday has revealed.
Germans have less faith in their political system than at any point in the post-war period, mainly due to what they see as a weak response to the financial crisis, a poll published Sunday showed.
In a surprising move, a gaming company has agreed to pay back some of the millions of kronor a company in Uppsala in eastern Sweden lost due to an employee’s gambling addiction.
The directors of Munich's Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) asked the police to end a six-week student sit-in in one of their lecture halls. The students had previously accused the directors of starving them out.
Five chilled and hungry Afghan teenagers stumbled into a southern Swedish town on Christmas Eve after being left by smugglers in a deserted stretch of forest days earlier, a priest who had taken them in said Sunday.
Swedish hockey legend Peter Forsberg, who has twice helped his country capture Olympic gold, was among the 23 players provisionally named on Sunday to the squad heading to Vancouver to defend Sweden’s Olympic ice hockey title.
China is likely to overtake Germany as the world's largest exporter in 2009, despite a sharp fall in shipments as the global downturn took its toll, a high-ranking trade official has said.