It is hard to avoid the football World Cup at the moment, but in one corner of Stockholm attention is focused not on round balls, but on oval balls. And they are not being kicked around by muscled Calvin Klein models, but by the world’s best female American football players, who are competing in the first ever Women’s World American Football Championship.
Payments from the Swedish Performing Rights Society (Sveriges Tonsättares Internationella Musikbyrå, STIM) for music listening through Spotify have increased eightfold in one year.
A drunken German football fan severely beat a police officer with a vuvuzela horn after the national team’s victory over Ghana on Wednesday night, the authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia said on Thursday.
Documents containing the names of Swedes who worked for the Stasi, East Germany’s security service, must be made available to researchers, a court ruled on Friday.
Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger and Jerome Boateng face a race to be fit for Sunday's World Cup Round of 16 clash with old rivals England.
The government has failed to achieve its main goal of reducing the number of people who are inactive in the job market. New statistics show that their numbers have swelled by 6,500 in the last four years.
A surge in demand for luxury cars has BMW and rival Daimler scrambling on Thursday to ramp up production in Germany and the United States, the groups said.
Football fans itching to watch some World Cup action outside have a reason to cheer: glorious summer weather is finally expected to arrive in Germany this weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Thursday.
H&M announced on Thursday that its second-quarter profit increased 24 percent, but it still narrowly missed estimates due to bad weather for spring sales. It added it will meet its objective of opening 240 new stores this year.
Police have rescued an Aachen man from a wardrobe after he fled there to escape his girlfriend’s angry ex-partner and then used his mobile phone to call for help, the authorities announced Thursday.
This Week's Highlights: An arts festival in Berlin-Neukölln, classical music outdoors in Düsseldorf and Harleys in Hamburg.
Yemeni authorities are questioning a German, an Iraqi and two Yemenis in connection with a failed suicide attack on the British ambassador in Sanaa, the ministry of defence website said on Thursday.
Sweden looks set to enjoy typical Midsummer weather on Friday - that is to say an unpredictable mix of sunshine, clouds and showers.
Volvo Cars now has a government partner among its investors, but it is not the Swedish state, TV4's business news program Ekonominyheterna reported late on Wednesday.
Southern German students have come out on top of the country’s first nationwide standardised language tests, according to results presented this week by state education ministers.
What’s on in Sweden: Women's American Football in Stockholm, Mountain Man in Gothenburg and Japandroids come to Malmö.
Sweden's Anna Nordqvist will attempt to become the fifth woman to defend her title at the LPGA Tour Championship, which kicks off on Thursday.
Social service chiefs in Helsingborg are under fire for not intervening to help a 16-year-old girl, despite receiving several reports that she was abusing drugs and selling sex.
Sweden's Social Democrats are haemorrhaging support and are less popular than at any time in the past 10 years, according to a new poll from Synovate. Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's Moderate Party has a stable lead over its main rival, the poll shows.
Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Wednesday night to stick to the government‘s tough savings programme and hit back at criticism from Washington that austerity by Europe’s biggest economy could put world growth at risk.
The chief test driver for Japanese auto giant Toyota was killed in a head-on road crash in the Rhineland while driving a supercar prototype, the carmaker said Thursday.
Germany’s Jewish community has reacted with shock to a stone-throwing attack by Muslim children as young as 10 on a Jewish dance troupe performing at a Hannover festival, media reported Thursday.