A special police unit in Stockholm combating share scams was closed last week by the chief safety ombudsman due to a large influx of cases.
Former Hessian state premier Roland Koch was named the new chairman of German construction giant Bilfinger Berger on Friday amid accusations that he may have given the company special treatment during his time in office.
About 50 extra police have been sent to Malmö to help hunt for a suspected gunman targeting immigrants, the police chief in the southern Swedish city said on Friday.
Worried Deutsche Bahn's rail network would fail in the case of a natural disaster or terrorist attack, the German government reportedly wants the firm to build some 40 underground crisis centres around the country.
Saab automobile owner Spyker Cars announced on Friday that it expects to sell 30,000 to 35,000 Saab cars this year, about 10,000 less than initially forecast.
The hounding of Moderate Party secretary Sofia Arkelsten may not be the best approach to fighting corruption in Swedish politics, writes The Local's David Landes.
Volvo Cars continues to guide for a full-year positive result after announcing it has achieved an operating profit in the third quarter.
Germany will get a brief break from the chilly autumn weather of recent weeks, with mild temperatures of up to 18 degrees – though there is some rain in the forecast too, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Friday.
The Moderates’ party secretary, Sofia Arkelsten, was fending off new criticism on Friday after it was revealed she secured a first-hand rental contract from Stockholm’s “king” of black market flat rentals.
The Local’s series "The New Berliners" explores the lives of immigrants from around the world in Germany’s capital. For the sixth installment, Julia Lipkins spoke with the Russian teacher Angie Eren.
A Swedish man is likely the first in the country to be charged for reckless driving in connection with text messaging while driving.
With the last valid East German patent set to expire this weekend, engineer and prominent inventor Dieter Mosemann looks back on a time when the communist country's economic shortages sparked innovation and creativity.
What German car fan hasn’t fantasized about shifting into high gear on the autobahn behind the wheel of a BMW, Porsche, Audi, or Mercedes? The Local's motoring series Abgefahren explores the “European delivery” schemes of Germany's top luxury brands offering overseas drivers enough travel perks and discounts to make a new car and unique vacation affordable.
Contributor David Stavrou checks out some of the highlights awaiting Stockholm music lovers in October.
As police in Malmö continue their hunt for a gunman suspected in nearly 20 shootings targeting people with immigrant backgrounds, the AFP's Nina Larsson finds the city's residents remain on edge.
A subsidiary of Swedish phone giant TeliaSonera has enabled Mount Everest climbers to surf the web from their mobile phones and make video calls back home from the top of the world’s tallest peak.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday hailed the results of an EU summit in Brussels that backed her demands for sweeping reforms to deal with future financial crises and ensure the stability of the euro.
Only two in ten Swedes plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to a new survey, much to the dismay of many shop owners.
Yemeni tribesmen kidnapped and then later freed the Swedish technical director of a cement works in the troubled southern province of Abyan on Friday after holding him overnight, a provincial official told AFP.
A Bavarian political scientist warned on Friday that Germans should temper their enthusiasm over rising star Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, saying it could lead to a disappointing “Obama effect.”
Allied forces feared the Nazis were planning to fight a guerrilla campaign from a base under the Alps as the tide turned against Germany in World War II, archives released this week.
German engineering group Siemens said Thursday it has been awarded a $466-million contract to build 70 electric locomotives for US rail company Amtrak's busy northeastern routes.
A 50-year-old man is the first person to be charged in Sweden on suspicions of performing illegal circumcisions.