How do you raise a bilingual child? The most effective method is to immerse them in the language from the youngest age possible. As Nic Townsend discovers, this is exactly what Futuraskolan, a company operating seven Swedish schools and preschools, strives to do.
Public health minister Maria Larsson has called for a new law forcing local councils to jointly house older couples following a spate of high profile cases in which people requiring elderly care have been separated from their partners.
A 52-year-old rail worker reprimanded two years ago for visiting pornographic websites at work has escaped with just a second warning despite repeatedly causing trains to be delayed in eastern Sweden.
German prosecutors said on Wednesday they have charged two men for exporting equipment to Iran intended for use in making long-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
A 10-year-old boy pulled a knife on federal police officers in the southern German town of Bad Bellingen on Wednesday after they tried to lecture him for making mischief near train tracks.
German carmaker Daimler on Wednesday launched a new partnership with France's Renault and Japan's Nissan aimed at saving billions of euros and accelerating sales of environmentally friendly electric cars.
Some 48,000 Swedes tied the marital knot in 2009, with most couples footing the bill themselves, a new report from Synovate shows.
Germany is still raking in hundreds of millions of euros from tax dodgers thanks to stolen Liechtenstein bank information purchased in 2008, just as new Swiss data is scaring droves of offenders to turn themselves in.
Henrik Larsson, the former Sweden and Celtic striker, has played down talk linking him to the vacant manager's position at the Glasgow club.
This month Rhine-online, the Rhineland’s leading English-language website, gazes at the Moon in the Ruhrpott, celebrates style on the streets of Cologne, and dances a little Flamenco in Düsseldorf.
Turnover at Swedish restaurants and cafés increased by 3.2 percent and 6.8 percent respectively in February as the economy continues to show signs of recovery, according to a new report from Statistics Sweden (SCB).
A man has been arrested in western Sweden on suspicion of aggravated war crimes, with an alternative charge of murder, in connection with the Kosovo war in 1999.
This Week's Highlights: A night of opera and theatre in Berlin, a festival of light in Frankfurt, and the circus comes to Cologne.
Two German women arrested in Britain after allegedly trying to smuggle a dead relative onto a flight to Berlin have insisted they thought the man was simply asleep.
The world's leading luxury car company, BMW, is to join with the SGL Group to build a high-tech carbon fibre factory in the US state of Washington to supply material for electric cars.
The 23-year-old man suspected of the fatal beating of a 78-year-old woman in a Landskrona car park last week has been remanded into custody on charges of aggravated involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault.
Health Minister Philipp Rösler came under heavy criticism on Wednesday for his suggestion to create a university quota to encourage medical students to become country doctors in rural areas struggling to treat their populations.
Swedish researchers have discovered a new way of establishing at an early stage which women run the risk of toxaemia (pre-eclampsia) during pregnancy.
In the face of growing internet crime, Germany’s professional police association (BDK) wants to create an online emergency call system, a media report said on Wednesday.
The new more restrictive US policy on the use of nuclear weapons is a courageous step towards disarmament, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said late on Tuesday.
A couple were out on their snowmobile near Ammarnäs in northern Sweden on Tuesday when they stumbled upon a six-month-old baby laying fast asleep on the track in front of their vehicle.
Former Swedish neo-Nazi Anders Högström is to be extradited to Poland this week to answer charges in connection with the theft of the "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign from the Auschwitz death camp, a prosecutor said on Tuesday.