A bomb threat which emptied the offices of a newspaper in Luleå in northern Sweden last week has been traced to the town’s police headquarters.
In the latest installment of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, The Local’s column about life in Germany, Portnoy ventures into the country’s heart of darkness.
Managers from Swedish truckmaker Scania are expected to be charged for violating United Nations sanctions for their role in paying millions of kronor in bribes to the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein.
A 51-year-old Swedish man has been acquitted of drunken driving charges after a court couldn't rule out the possibility that the man was asleep when he got behind the wheel.
German national rail provider Deutsche Bahn has announced that it will outfit its freight train fleet with quieter brakes in an effort to cut noise and the costs of protective walls in residential areas.
A large sinkhole opened up overnight in the middle of residential area in Thuringia, sucking a nearby car and part of a garage into its depths and forcing authorities to evacuate residents, police said on Monday.
After 10 years of retirement savings under the Premium Pension Authority, only one percent of Swedes are very satisfied with their savings, while 17 percent said they were happy with the performance of their nest egg, a survey has found.
A Swedish prosecutor has decided not to launch a preliminary investigation into whether sponsored trips taken by Moderate party secretary Sofia Arkelsten amounted to bribery.
The centre-right Alliance government has reached an agreement with the Social Democrats and the Green Party regarding Sweden’s military mission in Afghanistan.
A mysterious stench has plagued the western German city of Aachen for much of the past year, but neither city officials nor scientists have been able to determine the foul odour's source.
Germany has extended a ban on air freight from Yemen to passenger flights, a Transport Ministry spokesman said Monday, after parcel bombs posted in that country were found on US-bound cargo flights.
A new report released on Monday has questioned the efficacy of the Swedish government's investment of about 900 million kronor ($135.81 million) over the last 10 years in reducing youth alcohol consumption.
On the eve of the US mid-term elections, libertarian Swedish commentator and author Fredrik Segerfeldt takes a look at the evolution of Swedes' attitudes toward the United States – with some help from one of Sweden’s most revered singer-songwriters.
Police in Malmö spent the weekend investigating a shooting that occurred in the city on Friday night, but was not reported until Saturday evening.
Only two weeks after saying attempts to forge a multicultural society had failed, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for more immigrants in the country's civil service and deplored discrimination in employment.
A woman collecting Germany's GEZ public broadcasting licence fees in Ulm has reportedly been fined after a dispute with a pub owner escalated and she made racist comments and a Nazi salute.
The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority has put over 500 fake stockbrokers and other swindlers on its warning list so far this year, a significantly higher number than in the whole of 2009.
German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen was elected leader of the conservative Christian Democrats in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday, a victory party members expect will increase his standing in Berlin too.
The Left Party has dropped out of talks on a broad agreement on Sweden's troops in Afghanistan, the party said in a statement.
Swedish-Lebanese director Josef Fares was voted best director at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival in Qatar on Saturday for his newest film, "Farsan."
Borussia Dortmund returned to the top of the Bundesliga on Sunday after a hard-earned 2-0 win at title-rivals Mainz with the winning goals coming from teenager Mario Götze and striker Lucas Barrios.