Thilo Sarrazin’s controversial book has sparked a heated debate about immigration. But what’s it really like on the streets of Germany’s integration flash points? David Wroe and Ruth Michaelson report from Berlin’s Neukölln district.
Germany has grounded all 55 of its Eurofighter combat aircraft indefinitely because of an ejector seat problem, following a fatal accident in Spain, a Defence Ministry spokesman said.
A British watchdog said Thursday it had launched a probe into alleged price-fixing by major European truckmakers, including German giants Daimler and MAN.
An 83-year-old man from Sölvesborg in southern Sweden is facing charges after he extinguished his neighbour’s cigarette with a bucket of water.
A low-pressure system over Norway and Sweden will continue to cause cool and unsettled weather in Germany until next week, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Thursday.
In her short life, Sarah Kane wrote five plays and the screenplay for a short film before she committed suicide at the age of 28 in 1999. An international group of Stockholm thespians will stage her last play, 4:48 Psychosis, in English, for nine performances over the next two weeks, writes Vivian Tse.
Chinese dissident author Liao Yiwu, in Berlin after Chinese authorities allowed him to travel abroad, said Thursday his sheer determination allowed him to beat the ban.
Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Thursday two former inmates at the US prison camp in Guantanamo have arrived in Germany after spending nearly nine years in the terrorist detention centre.
Upscale Munich brothel Pascha complained this week that its competitors are stifling business during the lucrative Oktoberfest season by paying taxi drivers large sums to bring customers to their establishments instead.
The first case tried since the passage of Sweden's anti-file sharing law (Ipred) in April 2009 is heading for the EU Court of Justice after a ruling by the Supreme Court.
Spanish construction giant ACS Group announced Thursday a €2.76-billion all-share takeover bid to take full control of German rival Hochtief to create a major world player.
Swedish blogger and author Damon Rasti has called on all Swedes with immigrant backgrounds to take a five minute break from their work at 2pm on Thursday to underline the importance of all Swedes in the society.
Social Democratic Party Secretary Ibrahim Baylan answers some questions from The Local about the party's stance on a few key issues.
Swedish insurance executive Rickard Gustafson, current head of Codan/Trygg-Hansa, has been named the new chief executive of SAS, the Scandinavian airline announced on Thursday.
What's on in Sweden: Old Skool Hip Hop in Stockholm, Killer Queen in Gothenburg and Dubstep steps into Malmö.
As politicians debate Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg’s plans to streamline the Bundeswehr, a new paper from the Federal Labour Agency (BA) has made the controversial suggestion to move his ministry from Bonn to Berlin.
Few would argue with the merits of a clean house, yet Swedes don't seem ready to sweep the issue of hiring domestic help under the rug. And as Paul O'Mahony discovers, controversial tax breaks are only part of the story.
Sweden's unemployment rate dropped to 7.4 percent in August from 8 percent the previous month, Statistics Sweden announced on Thursday, ahead of general elections on Sunday focussing on the economy and jobs.
Fredrick Federley, a Centre Party MP, was beaten and robbed outside his Stockholm apartment on Wednesday night. The Swedish Security Service (Säpo) has taken over the investigation.
The world's largest aircraft - the Airbus A380 - paid an inaugural visit to Stockholm Arlanda Airport on Wednesday.
As Sweden's centre-right government hopes to win another four years in power, fears that conservative rule would cripple Sweden's welfare state appear to be unfounded, the AFP's Nina Larson explains.
With four days to go before Swedes go to the polls in what promises to be an historic election for one of Europe's oldest democracies, The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson has had a look at the possible outcomes.
Voting may not seem that complicated, but doing so in a different country can be. The Local has thus endeavoured to help any first-time voters by covering some of the basics about how to vote in Sweden.
This week's highlights: Kate Nash plays Munich, Berlin celebrates children, and a festival of culture dances into Düsseldorf.
A piece of Cold War history was due to go on sale in Germany on Thursday as Checkpoint Bravo, a major former crossing point between communist East Germany and West Berlin, goes under the hammer.
The Jesuit order wants to offer victims of sexual abuse by their Catholic priests compensation of around €5,000, a spokesperson said on Thursday.
The Social Democrats have clawed back the lead as the election nears, according to a new poll. But despite the gains, the Alliance coalition retains its commanding lead with four days to go to election day.
The trial of the father of Tim Kretschmer, the teen who shot dead 15 people and himself in Winnenden last year, started Thursday in Stuttgart. He faces charges of violating weapons laws by leaving the gun used in the massacre unlocked in his bedroom.
German national team stars Thomas Müller and Miroslav Klose netted late goals to seal Bayern Munich's 2-0 win over Roma in their Champions League group stage encounter on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich said late Wednesday they have started legal action against a senior member of European football's governing body UEFA over unsubstantiated allegations of corruption made in German magazine Stern.
Left Party leader Lars Ohly took the opportunity of a televised party leader debate to propose to his long-term girlfriend, Åsa, who accepted the offer.
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as his new club AC Milan dispatched Auxerre in their European Champions League clash on Wednesday.