Rene Adler is set to be Germany's first choice goalie at this summer's World Cup in South Africa, the national side's goalkeeping coach said on Monday.
US President Barack Obama is reportedly planning to reduce his country’s sizable nuclear weapons arsenal, which could lead to the elimination of the few remaning bombs still stored in Germany.
A leading figure behind both Ikea and Tetra Pak's decisions to move their headquarter beyond Sweden's borders has said Sweden is making major strides on the road to becoming a more business-friendly nation.
About 28 percent of people collecting Hartz IV welfare benefits in Germany are immigrants – a situation integration commissioner Maria Böhmer wants to change by recognising foreign qualifications to give newcomers a better chance at finding work.
A 60-year-old man convicted of drunk driving in northern Sweden has applied to the government for a pardon on the grounds that he is too fat to go to jail.
More than 200 people who had artificial hip replacements at a Freiburg clinic will have to go under the knife once again due to faulty implants, the RkK regional hospital association reported on Monday.
It sounds like something from a creepy science-fiction film, but a poll published on Monday showed one in four Germans would be happy to have a microchip implanted in their body if they derived concrete benefits from it.
If you’ve ever been titillated by typeface or fascinated by fonts, then Rebecca F. Miller doesn’t have to spell out the allure of Berlin’s quirky Letter Museum.
A roof collapse at an Ica Maxi supermarket in Kristinehamn in western Sweden has left staff and customers in shock but miraculously no one is reported to have been injured.
Merck KGaA on Monday hailed its takeover of Millipore, a US biotechnology firm, with the German pharmaceutical giant's chief executive Karl-Ludwig Kley saying he felt like he had won a gold medal.
Billy Lansdowne, former football player and one of Sweden's most popular pundits, speaks to The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson about the state of the game and the launch of his new blog, Billy's Boot Room.
A majority of Swedes are in favour of King Carl XVI Gustaf remaining on the throne despite reaching the pension age in 2011.
German Consumer Minister Ilse Aigner on Monday warned of the growing power of internet companies like Google and Apple, as CeBit, the world’s biggest high-tech trade fair, prepared to kick off in Hannover.
Almost 300,000 students signed up for courses at Swedish universities in 2009 - the highest number ever, according to new statistics published on Monday.
Sweden's GDP declined by 1.5 percent in the fourth quarter, making 2009 the worst year for growth since World War Two, according to a new report from Statistics Sweden (SCB).
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday evening dismissed talk of a German rescue plan to help Greece weather its massive debt crisis, as Athens braces for a tough EU audit on its ailing public finances.
Neo Nordstedt, a six-month-old Swedish baby, awoke from his slumber on Friday to find that he, and his pram, had been completely buried under snow falling from a three-storey building.
German communities asked for financial support on Monday, saying they could not afford to back up their weekend agreement with public workers’ union Verdi to increase wages by 2.3 percent over the next two years.
The vicious Atlantic storm “Xynthia” ravaged Germany overnight, killing at least six and injuring dozens. National rail provider Deutsche Bahn said on Monday morning that commuter traffic was “relatively stable” after wind downed countless trees.
More than 100 Swedes are reported to be missing after the massive earthquake that hit Chile on Saturday. The foreign ministry has received unconfirmed reports of one Swede among the dead, the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper reports.
German giants Bayern Munich this weekend went top of the Bundesliga for the first time since winning the title in 2008 - back where they belong, trainer Louis van Gaal said.
Storm Xynthia, which has claimed several lives in Portugal, Spain and France, will hit southern areas of Sweden on Monday.
Johan Olsson claimed Sweden's 11th medal of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic games when fortune favoured him in the battle for the bronze in the men's 50 kilometre cross-country classic.
Police are searching for four armed robbers who opened fire with a hand gun and a rifle during a supermarket robbery on Saturday in Södertälje, 30 kilometres south of Stockholm.