Olympic debutante Charlotte Kalla won the women's 10km freestyle in Vancouver on Monday to claim Sweden's first gold medal at the 2010 games.
Germany on Monday appeared likely to step up its campaign to make Bundesbank chief Axel Weber the next European Central Bank president, as eurozone ministers met to decide on the ECB's vice president.
Swedish-Japanese handset maker Sony Ericsson unveiled its new smartphones on Sunday as it seeks to close the gap on its main competitors.
The German industrial group MAN swung to a net loss last year owing to exceptional items, but remained profitable at the operating level, it said on Monday.
Huge effigies of US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and zombie bankers starred in Karneval parades across the Rhineland on Monday.
A Swedish police officer is facing disciplinary action after a neighbour found child pornography on a memory stick the policeman had neglected to remove from a trouser pocket.
The exceptionally harsh winter this year has spurred enterprising criminals in Lower Saxony to steal a tonne of road salt, a police spokesperson told The Local on Monday.
French drinks firm Pernod Ricard has announced its intention to sell off Explorer vodka and a slew of other Swedish and Danish labels to Finnish state-owned wine and spirit service company Altia.
Folk music impresario Izzy Young went from organizing Bob Dylan’s first concert to promoting small acts in Stockholm. Gabriel Stein charts the unusual journey of a man who dedicated his life to folk music.
Jakub Mangell, an 86-year-old man who survived the Nazi Holocaust in Poland and fled to Sweden in 1946, has won his battle against a Swedish district council for the right to a place in a Jewish nursing home.
The Local's series "Making it in Germany" presents Bob Edwards, a former US soldier who has conducted his way to the top of the country’s musical scene.
Swedish pilot Mikael Andersson, 32, was the hero of an attempted hijacking of a plane in Portugal on Friday. The drama unfolded shortly after take off from Cascais, west of Lisbon, on Friday.
A scandal over sexual abuse by Jesuit priests at an elite Berlin school in the 1970s and 80s widened on Monday as the college's rector said he expected more than 100 victims to come forward.
With Sweden's royal wedding year now upon us, writer and commoner Allan Burnett hoists the flag for an influential group catering for the anti-monarchy needs of a large and flabbergasted minority.
The number of tax dodgers turning themselves in has reportedly risen dramatically in recent days, following the German government’s decision to purchase stolen bank data on secret Swiss accounts.
Tomas Holmström's Olympic dream came an abrupt end this weekend as the Swedish right wing suffered an injury to his left knee while playing for the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.
Suspicion that organised crime may have been behind the deadly collapse of Cologne’s city archive grew on Monday as more falsified building protocols emerged.
Rescue workers on Monday located human remains and identification papers following the crash of a small airplane in Saxony near the Czech border.
Every third woman working within Swedish film and theatre has been subjected to sexual harassment, often by those in a supervisory capacity, a new survey by Sveriges Radio published on Monday shows.
Felix Loch won Winter Olympics gold in the men's singles luge on Sunday to lead a German 1-2 with compatriot David Möller finishing second and Italy's Armin Zöggeler third.
Swedish tennis player Robin Söderling has set his sights on claiming a top five spot in the ATP world rankings after on Sunday becoming the first Swede in almost two decades to win the Rotterdam Open.
Finland's Mikko Hirvonen beat the reigning world champion, Frenchman Sebastien Loeb, to win the Rally of Sweden on Sunday.
A plane on its way to Sweden crashed on Sunday evening in Germany, south-east of Dresden. According to Dresden police there were at least two pilots onboard. It is unclear whether more passengers were involved.