A split has opened up between the Church of Sweden and the royal family over Crown Princess Victoria’s wish to be ‘given away’ by her father, King Carl Gustaf, at her marriage to Daniel Westling next month.
Europe's first auction of "fourth generation" frequencies, which promise to revolutionise what mobile phones can do, raised €4.4 billion ($5.4 billion), German authorities said Thursday.
The former owners of Carnegie Investment Bank are suing the Swedish state for 8.4 billion kronor ($1.1 billion) over the enforced takeover of the bank during the financial crisis in 2008.
Berlin might be Germany’s biggest city, but its network of parks, woodlands, waterways and undeveloped spaces make it popular with wildlife as well as people. Hannah Cleaver went to see what happens when their interests collide.
An 83-year-old bowling fanatic has become a national celebrity after becoming the oldest person in Sweden ever to score a perfect series - 12 strikes in a row adding up to 300 points.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said on Thursday that it was too early to speak of exit dates for Swedish and international troops from Afghanistan, telling reporters they were "wrong" and "dangerous."
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle met Google co-founder Larry Page Thursday, amid tensions over its controversial Street View service and Berlin's concerns about data privacy.
Sweden's embassy in Islamabad has been closed for more than two weeks due to the security situation in Pakistan, a foreign ministry spokesman told AFP on Thursday.
Sweden's student loan authority (Centrala studiestödsnämnden, CSN) has expanded its search for those who cheat the system, after an investigation showed that a large number of people had been lent money to which they were not entitled.
Germany’s most attractive employer among this year's crop of university graduates is Ingolstadt-based luxury carmaker Audi, a survey showed this week.
Swedish financial markets minister Mats Odell and finance minster Anders Borg have ruled out following a German decision to ban so-called naked short-selling, a decision which has sent stock markets tumbling across Europe this week.
The Local is proud to present the fourth podcast of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, our regular column about life in Germany.
Socioeconomic factors and gender play a significant role in how young Swedes use the internet, many of whom are as young as four, a new report on internet use among young Swedes shows.
A rapidly growing new German Facebook group is protesting neo-Nazi content by creating a “virtual candle-lit demonstration” on the social networking website.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday took up her campaign for greater financial market regulation and stricter EU budgetary rules at a meeting in Berlin with top officials from around the world.
The Bergman foundation on the Baltic Sea island of Fårö has applied to the Swedish government for 500,000 kronor ($65,700) to establish a resource centre in honour of the Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman.
Germany’s military contribution to NATO operations in Afghanistan costs three times as much as Defence Ministry figures report, according to the DIW economics institute on Thursday.
This Week's Highlights: The Carnival of Cultures in Berlin, the Electronic Beats Festival in Cologne, and a night for dirndls and lederhosen in Munich.
What’s on in Sweden: Flight Of The Conchords in Stockholm, a half marathon in Gothenburg and The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club play Malmö.
The appeals court has ruled that a municipal housing firm may not conduct computer surveillance of communal laundry rooms in order to identify tenants that had neglected to tidy up after them.
The Heidenheim family of kidnapped banker’s wife Maria Bögerl appeared on German television Wednesday night in an appeal for clues to her disappearance. But police said they still have no solid leads on her whereabouts.
Australian ninjas have rescued a German medical student being robbed in an alleyway in Sydney, media reports said on Wednesday.
All newly arrived immigrants should undergo courses in core societal values and be taught about how Swedish society works with municipalities obliged to offer 60 hours of teaching, a government inquiry has proposed.
As a financial storm battered Europe and rain beat down on Frankfurt, the European Central Bank laid the cornerstone on Wednesday for its glittering new twin-towered headquarters.
Police in Västra Götaland in western Sweden raided a Hells Angels club in Gothenburg on Wednesday evening as part of national drive to tackle organized crime.