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Green Party spokesman Peter Eriksson believes that state power company Vattenfall is a major problem and is willing to sell off parts of the company.
German sports car maker Porsche received top US consumer ratings on Friday as it reported a jump in sales and retained its status as a leading profit-machine in the global auto industry.
The official royal wedding chocolate were made with the help of child labour, according to a Sveriges Radio (SR) report.
Nine cases of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) have been reported to the Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Smittskyddinstitutet, SMI) so far this summer, with forecasts for the season dependent on the weather.
Forecasters are unable to agree on how the royal wedding day will develop with several meteorological services promising dry overcast while others expecting rain, while all agree that temperatures will be around 15-17 degrees Celsius.
Serbia downed 10-man Germany 1-0 in Port Elizabeth on Friday, after Miroslav Klose was sent off early in a World Cup match rife with yellow cards.
Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Friday opened the more ceremonial state proceedings of the impending royal wedding on Friday, when he hosted a government reception at Stockholm City Hall.
The Swedish foreign ministry has defended the invitation of representatives for several of the world's most severe dictatorships to Saturday's royal wedding, arguing that it is accepted to protocol to invite the entire diplomatic core to ceremonial state occasions.
Bats are among Germany's most endangered animals, but Berlin is home to more of the furry flying mammals than any other central European city. The Local’s Kristen Allen gets face to fangs with the nocturnal beasts to investigate.
While bats are particularly plentiful in Berlin, curious folks around the country can also catch a glimpse of the nocturnal hunters with a little patience and these tips gathered by The Local.
There are many simple things that residents can do to help protect the endangered bat population in Germany. The Local has compiled the most important tips.
As republicans sharpen their rhetorical weapons, Peter Vinthagen Simpson ponders why the self-proclaimed most modern country in the world is suffering a bout of introspection over its royal family, long accepted as just part of the national furniture.
The German football team’s second World Cup match takes place during working hours on Friday, but according to a new poll, not all of the country’s employers will allow workers to watch the game on the job.
Exberliner, Berlin's leading English-language magazine, in June heads to a hipster Kreuz-Kölln flea market, goes upmarket in Mitte, and crashes in a jailhouse bed.
Metal thieves disrupted rail traffic between Berlin and Hannover on Friday, stripping some several hundred metres of aerial contact lines and forcing national railway provider Deutsche Bahn to reroute trains.
The lead actor in Bollywood's proposed film on Adolf Hitler that has drawn protests from Jewish groups and condemnation from historians said he has withdrawn from the project.
As Germany's presidential vote draws near, conservative candidate Christian Wulff on Friday called for more cooperation within the ruling centre-right coalition, saying a failure to elect him would send the wrong signal to the public.
Environmental group Greenpeace described a decision by the Swedish parliament to approve the construction of new nuclear reactors, as 27 activists were tried for illegal trespass at the Forsmark plant north of Stockholm this week.
An early summer weather pattern known as Schafskälte, or “Sheep’s Chill," is expected to herd chilly polar air into the country over the weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Friday.
Nigeria coach Lars Lagerbäck remained hopeful of progressing to second round despite losing 2-1 to Greece in their group b match. The Swede called for more dialogue with referees after the Super Eagles were left ruing the cost of a sending off.
Germany coach Joachim Löw has compared Serbia, his young team's rivals here on Friday, to a boxer who has taken a first punch and is poised to fight back after their loss to Ghana.
Some 2,000 police officers are set to patrol the streets of Stockholm in the coming days, with around 15 heads of state attending the marriage of Crown Princess Victoria and commoner Daniel Westling.