The US automaker General Motors has paid €650 million to its European unit Opel/Vauxhall to cover engineering services amid a restructuring of the troubled division, GM said on Monday.
A slogan chosen by the city of Stockholm to promote events related to the June 2010 wedding of Crown Princess Victoria has been reported to the Ombudsmen of Justice (Justitieombudsmännen – JO) for violating Sweden’s language laws.
Sweden's minorities have more health problems than the population as a whole, according to a new study examining the respective health situations of the country's Jews, Romanies, Sweden Finns, Sami and Tornedalians.
A German woman has been freed from the rubble of a Port-au-Prince hotel four days after the devastating earthquake that plunged the city into chaos. Rescuers found her thanks to a mobile phone text she sent to her husband.
Nowhere in Germany are people more at risk of poverty than in the capital city of Berlin, a study released on Monday found.
A workplace spat at a McDonald’s in central Sweden spilled over onto the internet last week, prompting an angry reaction from union representatives after the details of a worker’s sacking were detailed on Facebook.
A website featuring personal information about Swedes convicted of sex crimes involving children has been reported to the police by Sweden's Data Inspection Board (Datainspektionen – DI).
A wild boar was shot and killed by a city marksman after it went on a biting rampage in a suburban area of Berlin, police told The Local on Monday.
US President Barack Obama – or at least his stage version – thrilled a Frankfurt audience Sunday with songs in a musical that opened far from the trenches of Washington politics in a land still charmed by his message of hope and change.
The Swedish job market has become tougher for degree-holding immigrants in the last decade, a new report shows.
A teenage boy has died after being hit by a commuter train north of Stockholm on Monday morning.
Arms dealer Karlheinz Schreiber went on trial in Augsburg on Monday for tax evasion, fraud and bribery. Extradited from Canada, he is a key figure in slush fund scandal involving Chancellor Merkel's Christian Democrats.
Long known as Germany's gritty industrial heartland, the Ruhr Valley is hoping to show a different side as one of Europe's cultural capitals this year. The Local takes a look at some of the highlights of RUHR.2010.
German film "Das Weisse Band" (The White Ribbon) took home its first award of the season, picking up the Golden Globe statuette Sunday night in Los Angeles.
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone remains in the hunt to buy Saab from General Motors despite reports touting Dutch sportscar maker Spyker as the sole remaining bidder.
Germany’s Catholic bishops echoed Protestant criticism of the country's military presence in Afghanistan over the weekend, as Bundeswehr troops shot and killed an Afghan civilian.
The first private pharmacy in Sweden since 1971 opened for business in Stockholm on Sunday following an inauguration by Swedish Health and Social Affairs minister Göran Hägglund.
The mystery of Russia's famed Amber Room, seized as the spoils of war by the Nazis, has puzzled historians and experts since it disappeared in 1945.
Sweden picked up an unexpected pair of victories in the men’s and women’s Nordic skiing World Cup competition in Estonia on Sunday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a historic a historic joint cabinet meeting in Berlin with top ministers on Monday.
More than 2,000 Saab drivers filled a several kilometre stretch of road in the Swedish automaker's home town on Sunday in a demonstration of support for the beloved brand in the face of a decision by owner General Motors (GM) to wind it down.