Sweden’s foreign minister, Carl Bildt, has said the contents of top-secret American documents about the war in Afghanistan are "not sensational."
Social Democratic leader Mona Sahlin is visiting Afghanistan for the first time. During her trip, she will visit Swedes in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
A mother of 11 children sentenced to prison for alcohol smuggling and the illegal sale of alcohol is seeking a pardon to avoid jail time.
The Duisburg police have been stripped of the job of investigating the Love Parade tragedy in which 19 people were killed amid concerns they are conflicted because of their role in patrolling the disastrous event, authorities announced Monday.
A tourist who takes a guided wildlife tour in Sweden pays four times as much tax on his or her ticket as a tourist who visits a zoo. Illogical, says an organization promoting eco-tourism in Sweden.
Love Parade organiser Rainer Schaller, who also owns the fitness chain McFit, said the event would not be held again following the deaths of 19 party-goers at the weekend. The Local has more details on the little-known, self-made businessman.
A Rwandan man was arrested near Frankfurt on Monday on suspicion of ordering and co-ordinating the massacre of 3,730 Tutsi people in the 1994 genocide in the African nation, police announced.
One of the co-founders of The Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, has been banned by Stockholm district court from continuing to run the filesharing site.
Illegal pesticides have been found on German-grown berries sold in the nation’s supermarkets, environmental protection organisation Greenpeace said on Monday.
The German government has denied that the 92,000 documents published Monday by the whistle-blower website Wikileaks reveal US frustration with the Bundeswehr’s lack of progress in Afghanistan.
A 13-year-old female student has submitted a complaint to the Discrimination Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen, DO), charging that a school refused to enroll her because of her Arabic-sounding name.
If Love Parade organisers and Duisburg city politicians hoped to placate German media by vowing a full investigation into how 19 people died at the event on Saturday, they sorely misjudged the mood of the nation.
Sweden's Per Olov Enquist, a prolific writer of historical novels and one of the country's most famous authors, was awarded Austria's State Prize for European Literature late on Sunday.
Sweden has the longest waiting periods in the world from death to burial, resulting in a major space shortage at crematoriums. As a result, a crematorium has been forced to expand the freezers to make more room for the dead.
The mayor of Duisburg refused to step down on Monday despite pressure over the Love Parade disaster that left 19 people dead.
They came from all over Germany and from as far as Australia, Bosnia and China, each pursuing their own adventure. Fourteen young Germans and seven foreigners died in the hellish crush at the Love Parade in Duisburg on July 24.
In the latest installment of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, The Local’s column about life in Germany, Portnoy discovers fitness in the Fatherland isn’t an easy endeavour.
Politicians in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania hope that a new proposal will prevent private child care centres from being run by neo-Nazis or members of the far-right NPD party, a media report said on Monday.
Stockholm's Pride Festival kicks off on Monday with a distinct emphasis on the upcoming autumn election, including a party leader debate on Friday.
German retailers began their annual summer clearance sale on Monday, offering deep discounts of up to 80 percent on warm weather items as they prepare to stock up for the autumn shopping season.
The German techno festival where 19 people died in a stampede on Saturday had authorisation for only 250,000 revellers instead of the 1.4 million who organisers said attended, a media report said late on Sunday.
Sweden's Johanna Larsson lost in straight sets to former world number six Anna Chakvetadze at the Slovenia Open tennis final on Sunday.
Sweden's Carl "Big Dog" Pettersson captured the PGA's Canadian Open golf title on Sunday in Toronto, firing six birdies in eight holes to overtake American Dean Wilson for a one-stroke triumph.