Airlines Ryanair and Norwegian can continue to charge fees to customers who purchase airline tickets with bank cards, despite new Swedish regulations forbidding the practice.
What’s on in Sweden: Alternative circus in Stockholm, European qualifiers in Gothenburg and English stand up comedy in Malmö.
Can being a foreigner be an asset in Swedish business? A conference organized by The Local and Företagsuniversitetet will help provide the insight you need to succeed in Sweden.
Europe's economy outpaced the United States and Japan in the second quarter, EU data showed Thursday, but analysts warned that the German-powered growth would likely lose steam in the second half.
Teens today may not be growing up too quickly after all. A new study on German youth sexuality revealed on Thursday that boys and girls are waiting longer to have sex and then having less of it than they were just five years ago.
The state of North Rhine-Westphalia’s labour court ruled on Thursday that a company had acted unlawfully when it fired an employee of 19-years for using less than two cents worth of electricity to charge up his scooter.
The prosecution presented its final arguments on Thursday in the trial of 10 men suspected of carrying out a brazen helicopter-aided robbery of a Stockholm cash depot last September
The National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has expressed shock over reports of a man diagnosed with autism and Down's Syndrome who had been bound by the arms for a large part of his 25 years in care.
Samsung on Thursday unveiled a gadget at the IFA electronics trade fair in Berlin that it hopes will eventually rival Apple's highly successful iPad tablet PC.
If you're looking for a way to offset the chill of September in Sweden, there is no shortage of concerts to choose from on Stockholm stages, writes David Stavrou.
Trading in the shares in Nordic paper giants Holmen, Stora Enso and Norske Skog has been halted on Thursday amid rumours of a partial merger.
Vegetarian activists exposed their hoax on the German media on Thursday, revealing a new Berlin restaurant supposedly looking for human 'donors' was a public relations stunt to highlight the human cost of eating meat.
Celebrity chef Tina Nordström, Hollywood actress Izabella Scorupco and Princess Madeleine came out on top when Swedish men were asked to plump for their dream woman and detail their sexual fantasies, according to a survey by Novus Opinion.
This Week's Highlights: A celebration of street art in Hamburg, a wine festival in Frankfurt, and "Music Week" in Berlin.
Hidden in the wilds of a Berlin community garden, a vagabond ‘pop-up’ restaurant has risen from the urban greenery. Arsalan Mohammad ventured through “The Pale Blue Door” to find a fanciful culinary experience.
German railway Deutsche Bahn, seeking to expand European services, announced this week it will test its high-speed ICE train in the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France in October.
Sweden's Riksbank has raised the repo rate by 0.25 percentage points to 0.75 percent, a decision which was widely forecast.
A 35-year-old man has been convicted of the rape of a sleeping woman at a party in Haparanda in northern Sweden in April, despite claims that he was also fast asleep at the time.
The Bundesbank's leadership on Thursday backed the dismissal of board member Thilo Sarrazin for his controversial remarks on race and immigration. President Christian Wulff had already signalled support for his removal.
Giving birth while living abroad can be a daunting prospect. The fourth instalment of the Local's series Motherhood in the Fatherland follows expectant mum Sabine Devins as she handles the cultural quirks of having a baby in Germany.
The US government announced criminal charges Wednesday against executives from six German and Chinese companies accused of smuggling antibiotic-tainted Chinese honey in order to avoid import duties.
Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Wednesday continued his war or words with Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, calling him a "small time" coach.
Scandinavian airline SAS has begun the search for a suitable couple to walk down the aisle after announcing plans to play host to the first-ever airborne gay wedding in December.
TV4, the Swedish television broadcaster which last week refused to air a campaign advert for the far-right Sweden Democrats, has agreed to send a reworked version.