Police turned water cannons and pepper spray on Stuttgart 21 protestors on Thursday in a dramatic escalation of tensions over the controversial rail construction project.
Former Baader-Meinhof gang member Verena Becker stubbornly kept her silence at the opening of her trial Thursday for her alleged role in murdering West Germany's top prosecutor during the far-left group's 1970s campaign of violence.
A late-19th century castle with more than 3,000 square metres of living space located just a stone’s throw from central Gothenburg, is now on the market.
Veterinarians in Lower Saxony were forced to euthanise a kangaroo on Wednesday after the mystery animal bounced in front of a car and suffered a severe broken leg.
A man who robbed a jewelry shop in western Sweden died after the gang's luxury getaway car smashed into a lamp post. Two of the man’s accomplices were also injured in the violent crash.
Activists from Nepal, Brazilian and Nigerian environmentalists, and Israeli doctors have been awarded the 2010 Rights Livelihood awards, often called the "Alternative Nobel" prize, organisers announced on Thursday.
Dortmund police found two Bundeswehr practice hand-grenades Wednesday night in the car of a 30-year-old man who had been driving around with the explosives in his possession for several years.
Disgruntled savers from a small Swedish community flooded into a Jönköping court on Thursday to follow the case of Habo Finans, an investment firm which folded taking the savings of almost 780 people with it.
An increasing number of young Swedes continue to live with their parents after turning 18 compared with three years ago, a new survey has revealed.
This week's highlights: Classic cars cruise into Frankfurt, Beatles movies play in Hamburg, and Berlin celebrates German Unity Day.
A landmark court ruling in which four women showed that Sweden’s National Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) discriminated against them by denying them sick benefits during their pregnancies has been upheld on appeal.
The number of unemployed people in Germany fell twice as fast as expected in September and is now poised to drop below the psychological barrier of 3 million, official data showed on Thursday.
German politicians on both sides of the spectrum have expressed deep unease over the Netherlands’ conservative parties' decisions to strike a tentative power deal with the far-right populist Geert Wilders.
What’s on in Sweden: Madchester and Action Impro in Stockholm, Open Culture in Gothenburg and The Red Sparowes fly into to Malmö.
Just because most Germans are likely to mark the 20th anniversary of reunification this week with a shrug doesn’t mean there’s nothing to celebrate, writes The Local’s Marc Young.
Hundreds of rescue workers continued to fight flooding in eastern Germany on Thursday, stacking sandbags and urging thousands of residents to evacuate their homes in the state of Brandenburg.
More than half of Germans see Muslim immigrants as a drag on the country, a poll published Thursday has found.
Stockholm’s metro system was back in operation around midday on Thursday after a seven hour power outage left an estimated 100,000 passengers stranded.
The first television series about everyday life in communist East Germany is creating a sensation 20 years after national unification, with the soap opera dubbed as entertaining as a Cold War "Dallas."
The 50 öre coin took its final breath on Thursday and The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson has had a look at the life and times of Sweden's last remaining copper coin.
Some 85,000 steel industry workers in northwestern Germany will get a raise this autumn after their unions reached an agreement with employers on Thursday morning.
A trial starting on Thursday will dredge up the Baader-Meinhof gang's reign of terror three decades ago, a bloody period that shook West Germany's political system to its foundations.
The Pirate Bay earned up to 35 million kronor ($5.2 million) in advertising revenue from the file sharing website, film companies maintained on the second day of the appeals court trial on Wednesday.
Four nightclub bouncers in Gothenburg have been remanded into custody on suspicion of having committed multiple aggravated assaults involving handcuffs and batons.
The minority Swedish government could suffer its first defeat in the new parliament after the centre-left opposition indicated on Wednesday that it may present a motion to demand the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.