German Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle on Friday slammed a US proposal to regulate the trade balances of G20 nations as tantamount to abandoning free market principles.
Not everyone has the gift of rhythm and grace, but rarely has that fact been celebrated. A group of Hamburg hipsters plans to change that this weekend with what they call the Ugly Dance World Cup.
Two police officers have been charged for assaulting a young man who used his mobile phone camera to film them roughing up two suspects in a Stockholm metro station.
Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan spoke of his love for Berlin Friday as he presented his new film in the city, which hopes his huge pulling power will lure more Indian tourists to its attractions.
A 26-year-old Swedish man was let off with a fine despite being clocked driving nearly 200 kilometres an hour.
A school in Linköping in central Sweden has reported an incident to police that culminated in a student using his mobile phone to film the attempted suicide of another boy at the school.
Police in Sweden are still holding four of the 20 women arrested on Wednesday in a series of raids directed at a suspected child pornography network.
The Local’s series "The New Berliners" explores the lives of immigrants from around the world in Germany’s capital. For the fifth installment, Julia Lipkins spoke with Israeli dancer Maya Lipsker.
Swedish researchers have for the first time mapped the 3D structure of a complete egg receptor that binds sperm at the beginning of fertilisation.
What do an electric blanket, a trumpet and cordless drill have in common? Left behind on Berlin’s metro, they all ended up at the transport authority’s regular auction visited by Ruth Michaelson.
As Malmö police warn the immigrant residents to exercise caution after a spate of apparently random shootings, The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson talks to local leaders about fear, caution and how residents are reacting to the situation.
Business English has long been mandatory for would-be German managers, but lately more American students have been enrolling for business German to improve their own job prospects.
German business managers are surfing a wave of confidence, as a key survey released on Friday showed another surprise jump in October to the highest level since May 2007.
A German freighter rammed into a passenger ferry near Amsterdam on Friday, capsizing the boat and sending an unknown number of people on board into the water. The are still no reports of survivors.
Germany has unveiled a new strategy to help firms in Europe's top economy obtain vital minerals, amid concern that China is curbing exports of rare earths crucial for high-tech industries.
Sweden's Volvo, the world number two for heavy goods vehicles, drove back into profit, announcing third-quarter profits of 2.81 billion kronor ($422 million) on Friday.
Ericsson, the world's biggest mobile network maker, revealed surprisingly strong quarterly net profits on Friday but said it was still grappling with sector-wide component shortages.
Roger Federer and home favourite Robin Söderling both qualified for the quarterfinals of the Stockholm Open with ease on Thursday, beating Taylor Dent and Benjamin Becker respectively.
Malmö police have recruited the detective who played a decisive role in apprehending "Laser Man" gunman John Ausonius as a new double shooting has further raised fears of a repeat of 1991's racially-motivated attacks.
German companies have contributed some $1.7 million to candidates and parties running for the upcoming US midterm elections, with pharmaceutical company Bayer donating the most cash, a media report said on Friday.
Mediated talks between advocates and opponents of the controversial Stuttgart 21 rail project began on Friday, with the process scheduled to be aired live on the internet and public broadcasters.
With Dortmund bidding to consolidate their lead at the top of the Bundesliga against Hoffenheim on Sunday, Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal says points now take priority over performance.