The price of gold has had an extraordinary run over recent years, and for happy industry professionals holding their annual powwow in Germany, the party is set to continue.
Twenty years after German unification, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she has found some habits of her communist East German upbringing hard to break, such as stockpiling consumer goods.
The Green Party confirmed in a press conference on Monday that no agreement has been reached over a coalition with a Fredrik Reinfeldt-led government, revealing that Alliance coalition leaders appeared "split" on the issue.
Just days ahead of the trial against former Red Army Faction (RAF) member Verena Becker for killing a federal prosecutor 33 years ago, former members of the far-left West German militant group stepped forward on Monday, saying someone else pulled the trigger.
Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal on Monday extended his contract with the German giants by one year through to June 30, 2012.
An alleged serial rapist admitted before a Düsseldorf court on Monday to having committed more than 1,000 sex offences over two decades, usually luring his victims by faking a disability.
US-born contributor Naomi Olofsson wonders why supposedly immigrant-friendly Swedes who never bothered to help immigrants adjust to life in Sweden seem so outraged at the success of the far-right Sweden Democrats.
A six-month test run of the controversial ‘naked’ body scanner began at the Hamburg Airport on Monday. While the Interior Minister hailed the security measure as “a victory for safety,” concerns about passenger privacy continue.
Talks on toughening budget rules to prevent a new European debt crisis heated up Monday as Germany called for the hammer to drop on countries that repeatedly run excessive deficits.
Over 600 of the 16,000 people employed by the Swedish Armed Forces have rejected signing a new employment contract which includes a obligation to serve overseas when required.
The road is clear for conscription to be suspended after Angela Merkel’s conservatives agreed to the measure in an effort to modernize the Bundeswehr as a smaller, more professional force, officials announced Monday.
Student unions at Sweden's universities have been hit hard financially since compulsory membership was abolished on July 1st despite more than a billion kronor of support from universities.
The source of a hoax bomb threat to Canadian police which forced a Pakistan-bound plane to make an emergency landing at Stockholm Arlanda Airport at the weekend, was an angry ex-girlfriend, according to a Swedish media report.
Ladies Night, a popular cabaret show which has just celebrated its fifth year in Sweden, has been reported to the Discrimination Ombudsman (Diskriminerings ombudsman - DO) by a man denied tickets on the grounds of his gender.
Heartless or sensible? The government’s announcement of a meagre €5-per-month rise in long-term unemployment benefits touches the core of Germany's identity as a welfare state, according to papers in The Local's German Media Roundup on Monday.
Swedish documentary filmmaker Pål Hollender fled Afghanistan on Sunday night to seek medical treatment in Dubai after he was shot in the arm while filming a new documentary in the country.
A Swedish man charged with public urination has been acquitted by a Stockholm court, opening the door for thousands of others to avoid fines for heeding the call of nature in public.
The trial of ten men 10 men suspected of having sold a mentally handicapped 14-year-old girl for sex opened in Malmö district court on Monday.
The 28-year-old man who was on Saturday a suspect in a bomb threat at Stockholm Arlanda Airport remains in Sweden after having been refused carriage on a flight to Pakistan, despite the case being closed.
Nearly 100 relatives of victims of a Polish tourist bus crash that killed 13 people were due in Germany Monday, many not knowing if their loved ones were alive or dead, an embassy spokeswoman said.
Former Finance Minister and Social Democratic heavyweight Peer Steinbrück has warned his party against lurching to the left in a speech that could position him as the party’s next candidate for Chancellor.
Swedish media company Metro International has launched in three new French cities and will boost distribution in Paris starting next month.
Spyker Cars, the Dutch automaker that owns Sweden's Saab, confirmed on Monday that it was in talks with Germany's BMW, noting speculation about a "possible supply relationship."
Two young German tourists died in northern Italy Sunday after their car plunged into the sea while they were driving off a ferry at Genoa, northern Italy, port authorities said.
Opposition parties and welfare advocates gathered their forces on Monday to launch a major attack on the government’s modest €5-a-month rise in long-term unemployment payments.
A 50-year-old man was arrested early Monday morning after attacking a man with an axe in the back of the head in central Örebro.