Following Stuttgart 21 demonstrations that turned violent in Baden-Württemberg’s state capital, the environmentalist Green party on Friday called for nationwide protests against the controversial rail project.
Germany will advise South Korea on how to prepare for reunification with North Korea, should the Pyongyang communist regime collapse, the Interior Ministry announced on Friday.
Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård has announced that he plans to auction memorabilia from HBO's vampire-themed True Blood and Hollywood thriller Straw Dogs in aid of his cash-strapped home town football club Hammarby.
Contributor David Stavrou lays out some of the highlights awaiting Stockholm music lovers in October.
After doubts about the safety standards of an ageing nuclear reactor in the state of Hesse emerged this week, the state's government announced Friday the plant would get a safety overhaul.
Housing rents in Sweden increased by an average 1.6 percent in 2010, down from a 3.3 percent rise in 2009 with an average two bedroom apartment costing an average of 5,644 kronor ($844) per month.
The head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, warned Germany on Friday not to get overconfident about its stellar rebound, saying he doubted the economy could continue to grow so strongly.
The far-right Sweden Democrats stand to hold the balance of power on Monday in the election of a new Speaker of the Riksdag after the Social Democrats nominated a candidate.
German luxury automaker BMW said Friday it was recalling 350,800 BMW and Rolls-Royce vehicles worldwide owing to brake problems a spokesman stressed were "without danger."
Swedish furniture giant Ikea finished off the most recent fiscal year with record-setting profits, according to media reports.
Prince Carl Philip, second in line to the Swedish throne, has accepted the offer of a new employment contract from the Armed Forces, including an obligation serve overseas, reported the Expressen daily.
There is growing unease that protests in Stuttgart are spiralling out of control. How can students and elderly protesters become the targets of water cannons and pepper spray, papers in The Local's Media Roundup asked on Friday.
The Swedish Academy said on Friday that the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced on Thursday, October 7th.
Hunting elk in Sweden isn't for the faint of heart, explains London-native Keith Moore. Especially when it means sitting next to the rifle-toting father of your Swedish girlfriend.
The Local’s series "The New Berliners" explores the lives of immigrants from around the world in Germany’s capital. For the second installment, Julia Lipkins spoke with the musician Joe C. from the United States.
An intelligence chief warned on Friday that left-wing extremist violence could break out when the 20th anniversary of Germany’s reunification is celebrated this weekend in Bremen.
Per Schlingmann, the Moderate party secretary largely credited as the mastermind behind the party’s two successful election campaigns, is leaving his post, to be replaced by Sofia Arkelsten.
The Swedish Security Service (Säpo) has raised the terror alert in Sweden to "elevated" due to an increased threat level.
The first trees were felled in the disputed park at the centre of the Stuttgart 21 project early Friday morning as it emerged that at least 116 protestors were injured in the previous day’s clash with police.
An estimated 5,000 Swedish women have French-made breast implants containing substandard silicone gel, according the Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket).
Al-Qaida boss Osama bin Laden personally directed the plot uncovered by western intelligence this week to launch attacks on Germany and other European countries, a Friday media report said.
Nearly 30 years ago, a hobby photographer set out to photograph the entire border between East and West Germany. Six years ago he resumed the project, snapping the same places to show how strikingly times have changed.
Swedish golfer Peter Hanson, set to play in his first Ryder Cup, ignored a gag order put in place by European team captain Colin Montgomerie and divulged details of internal discussions among the squad.