German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes the euro faces a "very difficult phase" with Greece's budget crisis putting the eurozone under "huge, huge pressures," according to comments published Thursday.
There's only one way to see the picturesque town of Västervik during the winter months - and that's from the back of an Icelandic pony, writes Vic Bassey.
Analysts expect a slowdown in the Swedish residential property market in 2010 following a year in which apartment prices rose by 20 percent amid record low interest rates.
Japan and Germany agreed Thursday to work together on climate change, nuclear disarmament and rebuilding Afghanistan during a Tokyo visit by Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.
Introducing... is The Local's guide to the ins and outs of Swedish celebrity. This week Malin Nyberg sits too close to the telly and gets sucked into the wacky world of commercial dance artist Jonas Altberg, aka Basshunter.
Germany’s federal competition watchdog raided the main offices of almost every large retail food and drugstore chain in the country on Thursday on suspicion of price-fixing. Among them were Edeka, Lidl, Metro, Rewe and Rossmann.
Sweden plans to launch an inquiry to examine how victims of past abuse in state-run foster homes and orphanages can receive some form of restitution following the partial findings of a government-mandated investigation.
Three adventurous children aged between five and six sparked a huge search in Nuremberg after they ditched kindergarten to fly to Africa, police said on Thursday.
Three men were sentenced to prison on Thursday for their role in a sex trafficking scheme in which a 17-year-old girl was forced to sell sex to several men in Skåne in southern Sweden.
A dramatic tram collision in central Karlsruhe injured 27 people – six seriously – on Thursday, according to the police.
A 30-year-old Swedish man suspected of having a role in the brazen helicopter-aided robbery of a Stockholm cash depot has been arrested in the Dominican Republic.
More snow is likely to fall this weekend in Germany - even as freezing temperatures mean that accumulation from last week's storm continues to snarl traffic, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Thursday.
Günther Oettinger, Germany's designated EU commissioner, on Thursday defended himself against suspicions of anti-Semitism, stressing that he had "very strong relations" with the Jewish community.
A number of maritime treasures off Sweden’s southern coast are under threat from the shipworm, which is gaining a foothold in the Baltic Sea due to climate change, according to researchers at the University of Gothenburg.
Despite criticism from farmers who say they are barely scraping by, German discount grocery chains Aldi and Penny Markt on Thursday announced further markdowns in an ongoing price war.
This Week's Highlights: A Manowar concert in Berlin, Hedwig and the Angry Itch in Frankfurt, and Chinese temples grace a Munich museum.
Six suspected gang members were arrested on Wednesday as police in southern Sweden seized weapons and explosives in a sting operation targeting the Topdogz criminal organization, local newspaper Sydsvenskan reports.
For the first time ever, Sweden has named a woman to be the top judge of the country’s highest court.
Germany has offered €1 million in emergency aid to help the victims of a devastating earthquake in Haiti, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Thursday.
What’s on in Sweden: Bankers dancing in Stockholm, The 69 Eyes in Gothenburg and musical legend Andy Votel comes to Malmö.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her coalition’s controversial tax cut plans and said she would stand by her promise to overhaul Germany's tax system in the coming years, financial daily Handelsblatt reported.
Every fifth public service position in Germany should go to people with immigrant backgrounds, the country’s integration commissioner told daily Rheinische Post on Thursday.
The floor of a Weight Watchers clinic in Växjö in south central Sweden collapsed on Wednesday night beneath a group of about 20 participants in the diet programme.
Yemeni hostage-takers holding a family of five Germans and a Briton since June are demanding a ransom of $2 million for their release, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Wednesday.
The Swedish ex-Nazi who admitted to having a role in planning the theft of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from the World War II death camp in Auschwitz was indicted by Polish justice officials on Wednesday.
Swedes spent less time on long-term sick leave and more returned to work as a result of new sick leave rules introduced in 2008, according to a new report.