An al-Qaeda-linked extremist group in Somalia has recruited more than 20 young people from Sweden to fight in the war-torn African country, the Swedish Security Service (Säpo) fears.
The Hamburg Airport has welcomed a group of special environmental detectives to its runways this spring. For the next few months, six hives of honey bees will be stationed along the tarmac to monitor air quality.
The Local’s series “Made in Germany” presents the best the country has to offer. And what better way to get things off on the right foot than by profiling the iconic Teutonic footwear maker Birkenstock?
The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) has proposed banks limit the amount offered for new residential mortgages to 85 percent of a property's market value.
The swine flu vaccine is set to cost the Swedish tax payer 900 million kronor ($121 million), according to new figures released by the National Board of Health and Welfare.
A memorial square to Anna Lindh, the former Swedish foreign minister murdered in 2003, was inaugurated in Stockholm on Tuesday near where she made her final public appearance.
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg has said the company number of mobile broadband users worldwide will grow from 400 million presently to 3.5 billion by 2015.
Despite increasing violence against police, officers are reaching for their weapons less often, statistics from the IMK association of state interior ministers showed on Wednesday.
Eccentric singing sensation Lady Gaga is set to hit Stockholm this weekend on the first date of her European tour. According to reports, the star will be rehearsing in Malmö ahead of Friday's premiere.
Lufthansa, the biggest European airline, said on Wednesday it expected stronger profits this year despite a sharp first-quarter loss, but stressed the environment was uncertain.
The Danish producer behind the Millennium trilogy films, Søren Stærmose, has said that he remains hopeful that the Hollywood version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo will be filmed in Stockholm but that reports of a final decision are premature.
A court in Augsburg on Wednesday sentenced Karlheinz Schreiber, an arms dealer who was a key player in a party funding scandal that helped propel Chancellor Angela Merkel to power, to eight years in prison.
Voter turnout for the crucial May 9 election in North Rhine-Westphalia will likely be low, polling experts said on Wednesday. Meanwhile support for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) in the state continues to slide.
The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) has reacted strongly to a music video for the country's Eurovision hope Anna Bergendahl's song This is My Life which features the singer walking along a railway line.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that the Greek debt crisis had put the fate of the Europe Union and Germany's role within the bloc on the line.
The enormous boulder that fell on a Bavarian home and killed two in January has been linked to a cave in the cliff behind the home, a media report said on Wednesday.
The death of the 19-year-old woman found under a walkway in the Södermalm area of Stockholm in the early hours of Sunday was an accident, an autopsy of the young woman's body has shown.
BMW, the world’s leading luxury car maker, posted Wednesday a first-quarter net profit to €324 million, and upgraded its full-year outlook.
An officer employed within the Swedish border police in Västra Götaland has been fired after offering a female asylum seeker assistance in return for sex. The man now risks up to six years in prison.
Colonel Georg Klein, the Bundeswehr officer who ordered a deadly bombardment that left dozens of civilians dead in Afghanistan last year, is reportedly not likely to face disciplinary action.
Swedish construction firm Skanska has won the contract for the development and construction of the New Karolinska Solna (NKS) hospital near Stockholm in a deal worth around 14.5 billion kronor ($2 billion).