This week, the shadowy organisation Wikileaks caused a sensation – and a scandal – by publishing 92,000 classified US documents on the Afghanistan war. Berliner Daniel Schmitt is one of just two public faces to this mysterious group of former hackers. He spoke to The Local.
German retail sales fell by 0.9 percent in June from the previous month, according to provisional figures published Friday by the National Statistics Office (Destatis), following a sharp rise the previous month.
Warm summer weather will return to the country just in time for the weekend and stay until the work week begins again, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Friday.
Prisoners have a right to protection against offensive symbols such as neo-Nazi graffiti and gross breaches of hygiene such as excrement smeared on their cell walls, Germany's constitutional court ruled Friday.
A truth commission is one of the proposals the Delegation for Romani Affairs delivered to cabinet minister Nyamko Sabuni on Friday.
German luxury car maker Audi, owned by Volkswagen, said Friday it was aiming for record sales this year with help from China where a price war might be brewing with rivals BMW and Daimler.
The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), a European security body, has named Sweden's Knut Dreyer as the new head of its police unit (SPMU), the organisation announced on Friday.
A 102-year-old woman in Halmstad in southwestern Sweden wants to get rid of the legal guardian that the municipality arranged for her against her will when it mistakenly assumed she had no living relatives.
A former principal of Sweden's police training college and chief constable of Uppsala County has been jailed for six and a half years for crimes including aggravated rape, pimping and paying for sex.
Half a million maritime enthusiasts are expected at Hamburg’s harbour this weekend to see a display of grand proportions – six giant ocean liners carving up the water against the background of a blue light festival.
A second Chinese government body had approved China's Zhejiang Geely Automobile's plan to buy Swedish automaker Volvo from Ford, the company announced on Thursday.
Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has angered conservatives in his own government coalition this week by keeping open the possibility of full European Union membership for Turkey.
Sweden's gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 3.7 percent in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, Statistics Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån, SCB) reported on Friday.
Swedish novelist Henning Mankell has had his bag returned to him by Israeli authorities after it was seized when troops raided the Ship to Gaza convoy on which he was travelling. But most of his possessions are missing from the bag, and have been replaced with women’s clothes.
Central Sweden was hammered by heavy rainfall on Thursday, with emergency calls overwhelming rescue services on flooded roads and properties. Several traffic accidents occurred, but no injuries were reported.
Germany scored double-gold Thursday night at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, taking first place in both the women’s 100 metres sprint and the javelin throw.
A high-speed X2000 train from Stockholm to Malmö experienced an engine breakdown on Thursday afternoon outside Skebokvarn in Södermanland southwest of Stockholm.
With Germany industry facing a looming skills shortage, Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle revealed on Friday he was planning a major recruitment drive to attract skilled migrants.
Embattled Duisburg Mayor Adolf Sauerland faced demands to resign from his own conservative party on Friday over the Love Parade tragedy that left 21 people dead.
AFP's Francois Campredon savours a bygone era on vintage Stockholm steamer S/S Storskär, which is over 100 years old, as it cruises through the archipelago and the Baltic Sea for an annual summer steamship parade.
Barcelona's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimović quashed rumours on Thursday that he is leaving football club FC Barcelona, saying that he will remain at the club.