Germany's national football coach Joachim Löw insisted on Wednesday Rene Adler remains his first-choice goalkeeper going into the World Cup despite growing criticism of Bayer Leverkusen's goalie.
The Local has partnered with A Hedonist's Guide To..., a luxury city guide series for travellers who value both style and substance when it comes to soaking up a city. Every month it will be bringing readers of The Local its picks of the best places to sleep, eat, drink, party and see in Stockholm. It is also doing the same for Berlin on TheLocal.de.
The Local has partnered with A Hedonist's Guide To..., a luxury city guide series for travellers who value both style and substance when it comes to soaking up a city. Every month it will be bringing readers of The Local its picks of the best places to sleep, eat, drink, party and see in Berlin. It is also doing the same for Stockholm on TheLocal.se.
Widespread sunshine combined with warm Mediterranean air moving into Germany have meteorologists expecting record highs in the coming days, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Wednesday.
Belgian writer and illustrator Kitty Crowther has won the 2010 Astrid Lidgren Memorial Award for children's literature, a prize named after the Swedish creator of Pippi Longstocking.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday urged Germany, where some three million people of Turkish origin live, to loosen its rules for dual citizenship.
Natural gas customers in Germany may be in for some price relief after a court ruled Wednesday that energy companies could not link prices to fluctuations in the price of oil.
An organisation for young Muslims in Sweden has outraged the country's largest gay rights group by inviting an imam in favour of executing homosexuals to speak at its April conference.
An inmate at Malmö prison has been warned over his persistent flatulence, with staff suspecting that the prisoner deployed the malodorous method to voice his discontent towards the system, the Metro newspaper reports.
German media group Axel Springer announced on Wednesday it would merge its Eastern European operations with those of Switzerland's Ringier to create one of the region's biggest print and digital publishers.
Three bear cubs have been put down outside of Rättvik in central Sweden after their mother was mortally injured by hunters. Two men have been arrested on suspicion of poaching.
Ahead of an EU summit this week, Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken a hard line on financial aid for Greece. The Local’s Marc Young explains why the euro needs someone other than Germany to play Europe’s bad cop.
Capital Markets, the investment banking arm of Nordic finance giant Nordea, has awarded record bonuses for 2009 to staff and senior managers despite criticism from its major shareholder the Swedish state.
Sweden's justice minister Beatrice Ask has bowed to mounting criticism and performed a public u-turn on her suggestion that colour-coded envelopes be sent to suspected sex-buyers.
Trust in the Catholic Church has taken a heavy blow, a poll released Wednesday revealed, with barely one in six Germans saying they had confidence in the Church in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal.
Children of unemployed parents should be able to take holiday jobs without the additional income affecting their family’s Hartz IV welfare payments under a move to fix an “incomprehensible” flaw in the system, Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle said Wednesday.
Despite having five suspects in custody over the recent spectacular poker heist in Berlin, police have recovered just €4,000 of the estimated €242,000 stolen, authorities said Tuesday.
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has a huge lead over Social Democrat Party leader Mona Sahlin, a new survey of voter confidence by Novus Opinion shows.
Daimler will pay some €134 million in fines to settle US allegations that the German automaker habitually bribed foreign officials, a source close to the case told the news agency AFP on Tuesday.
Chinese Geely representatives will arrive in Sweden over the weekend to complete the $1.8 billion purchase of Volvo Cars from Ford, on either Sunday or Monday, according to the Financial Times.
Sweden's defence minister Sten Tolgfors was joined in Brazil on Tuesday by Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia as Brazil decides on a fighter jet tender that has a Swedish plane in the running.
A 70-year-old Swedish man suffering from Lou Gehrig's Disease, or ALS, has taken his own life after demanding the right to assisted suicide in a letter to the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) on Monday.
Germany and France are hatching a plan to spread the burden of helping cash-strapped Greece by having the International Monetary Fund provide emergency financial help to the ailing country, media reported Wednesday.