Sweden's parliament on Thursday narrowly passed a landmark government proposal allowing the replacement of nuclear reactors at the end of their life span.
Stieg Larsson's partner Eva Gabrielsson has said she "flatly refused" an offer from Larsson's brother and father aimed at settling their inheritance dispute. Larsson's brother and father announced that talks had broken down with her after they made her a "customised" offer in his literary estate.
Saturday's Royal Wedding will represent the culmination of more than a year of hard work and planning by the Royal Court - and months of preparation will come to a head, writes The Local's royal correspondent Juan Navas
A teenager was convicted by a Swedish court on Thursday for assaulting a police officer during an attack on Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who courted controversy with a drawing of the Prophet Muhammed.
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Hannelore Kraft, the leader of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), announced on Thursday she would form a minority government with the Greens in Germany’s most populous state.
Germany and other European governments on Thursday took a big step towards revealing if banks can withstand shocks such as hit the global economy two years ago, and now in reaction to concern about finances in Spain.
A court in Magdeburg handed the city’s zoo director and three of his employees a suspended sentence on Thursday for violating animal rights laws by euthanising three tiger cubs because they weren’t purebred.
Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Thursday rejected the prospect of new sanctions for fiscally irresponsible countries outside of the eurozone.
Roxette’s Per Gessle, Eurovision contestant Malena Ernman and businesswoman Cristina Stenbeck: the great, the good and the celebrated of Sweden will be out in force to celebrate the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling on Saturday.
Right-wing extremist NPD parliamentarian Holger Apfel has been temporarily banned from the Saxony state parliament following an anti-Semitic outburst on Thursday. He was removed from the building in Dresden by several police officers.
Germany, arguably the team of the tournament at the World Cup so far, can all but seal a last 16 ticket with victory over Serbia in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
What’s on in Sweden: Teenagers in Stockholm, Metal in Gothenburg and Men in Drag in Malmö. Oh, and apparently someone's getting married.
A Swedish web will service that allows people to customise the way in which they wish their online accounts to be handled after their offline death has gone international.
Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has joined forces with UK Prime Minister David Cameron to call for "less talk and more action" to ensure that Europe tackles its economic crisis as EU premiers head to Brussels for crisis talks.
Anyone hoping to buy an iPhone 4 in Germany will have to wait until at least July. A crush of customers trying to pre-order the new model have overwhelmed Apple’s German partner Deutsche Telekom.
Ingemar Eliasson, who was Marshal of the Realm - the most senior official at the Swedish Royal Court - until this year, talks to The Local about the marriage of Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling.
What do the country homes of dentists in eastern Germany have to do with the election of country's next president? Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for the British newspaper The Times, explains.
This Week's Highlights: Christopher Street Day in Berlin, the Rowing World Cup in Munich and Altona parties in Hamburg.
Germany's labour market will improve this year, with employers offering up to 100,000 new positions, the German Chambers of Commerce (DIHK) predicted on Thursday.
A train collision between Hannover and Braunschweig late Wednesday night left 16 people injured, according to the authorities in Lower Saxony.
BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg once again found himself in the news for the wrong reasons on Wednesday after comments in a White House press conference were interpreted as patronizing towards the ordinary people hit by the catastrophe.
Lars Lagerbäck is confident that his Nigerian team can get their World Cup back on track after the defeat to Argentina when they meet Greece in Bloemfontein on Thursday.
Germany's Angela Merkel has praised Spain's ongoing efforts to slash its deficit and reform its economy, as reports circulate that Madrid is preparing to ask for a bailout.
Wedding fever has gripped Sweden this week amid frenzied last-minute preparations for Crown Princess Victoria's nuptials on Saturday with her former personal trainer Daniel Westling after more than eight years of courtship.