Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has renewed his sponsorship contract with German sportswear giant Puma through until the end of 2013, making him the best paid person in athletics.
German prosecutors said Tuesday they had charged a Catholic priest with raping an underage girl after a tip-off from a special body set up to combat abuse scandals that have rocked the Church.
Christian Clausen, the CEO of Nordic banking group Nordea has spoken out against state bail outs of troubled banks, arguing that they should be allowed to fold.
A 35-year-old man in North Rhine-Westphalia has lived for the past several years unaware a bullet became lodged in his head one drunken New Year's Eve, police told The Local on Tuesday.
The prosecutor who issued the warrant for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been reported for violating rules on the confidentiality of preliminary investigations, newspaper Dagens Juridik (DJ) reported on Tuesday.
Stockholm county council has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a runner at this year's Midnight Run (Midnattsloppet) after being turned away from a Stockholm hospital because it was full.
Unknown perpetrators have trampled an enormous swastika into a corn field in the Upper Bavarian municipality of Aßling, and authorities fear it may signal renewed neo-Nazi activity in the region, a media report said this week.
Hultsfredsfestivalen AB, the firm behind the iconic Swedish music festival which has filed for bankruptcy, is unlikely to offer refunds to any ticket holders, with total debts for its parent company totalling almost 30 million kronor ($4 million).
Barcelona still hopes to sell out-of-favour Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to AC Milan despite denials by his agent, Spanish sports newspapers reported on Tuesday.
The region of Hälsingland in northern Sweden is set to host the cast of the US remake of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" - the first of the Stieg Larsson Millennium trilogy, with local residents and businesses ready to cash in on the Hollywood windfall.
The sensitive personal information found on the new German identification cards with data chips scheduled for nationwide introduction this November can be easily hacked, according to testing done by a TV news show.
Germans have been reluctant to donate to the flood victims in Pakistan. The Local spoke with Shahid Riaz, president of the Pak-German Council for Culture and Democracy, about the need to ditch prejudices and focus on the humanitarian catastrophe.
There was traffic chaos on the motorways around Göttingen in the state of Lower Saxony following closures forced by a landslide, officials said.
Foreigners living in Sweden can't get enough of smoked salmon, cinnamon buns, crayfish and meatballs. However, they have a harder time warming up to blood pudding, fried herring, Kalles kaviar and pasta with ketchup, The Local's readers revealed in a survey.
Two Stockholm schoolgirls have been taken to court for trying to bug their teachers during a grading conference. They were found out after one of them revealed all on Facebook.
People who buy low-emission cars will from 2012 be entitled to a 40,000 ($5,400) kronor grant, the governing four-party centre-right Alliance has proposed.
A third baby has died from bacteria-tainted feeding infusions at an infant care unit in Mainz, hospital officials said on Tuesday.
Gifted foreign students should be allowed to take their Masters’ for free at Swedish universities, in exchange for a promise to stay in Sweden and work after completing their courses, Higher Education Minister Tobias Krantz has suggested.
A tornado raged through eastern and central Hesse on Monday evening, causing severe damages estimated to be in the millions of euros, according to the authorities in the state.
Domestic consumption and business investment have helped Germany post record growth and raised the chances that Europe's economic engine will keep chugging along this year, economists said on Tuesday.
Tiger Woods and Swedish model wife Elin Nordegren divorced Monday, their marriage "irretrievably broken" by a blistering sex scandal that has left the world number one golfer's life in disarray.