A 39-year-old man from Karlskrona in southern Sweden who admitted to stabbing his neighbour to death blamed the attack on the incessant noise coming from the victim's flat.
Swedish universities should be offered cash ‘equality bonuses’ for making significant strides toward increased gender equity, a government commission has proposed.
Fewer than half of Deutsche Bahn’s long-distance trains were running on schedule during most of December, according to statistics cited in a news report Friday. The figures point to the extent of last month's travel chaos due to heavy snowfall.
The number of complaints directed at Swedish mobile and mobile broadband services increased once again in 2010, a consumer advocacy group announced on Friday.
Swedish online music service Spotify has inked its first United States distribution deal, bringing the popular music service one step closer to the desktops and mobile phones of US-based listeners.
Facing sky-high demand for overnight lodging in the run-up to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, host Düsseldorf is considering erecting a “tent city,” with hotels in the city centre near capacity just five months before the event.
The Stockholm district court ruled on Friday against the heirs of beloved Swedish children's author Astrid Lindgren in a copyright dispute with a company owned by Swedish publisher Bonnier.
German Health Minister Philipp Rösler played the part of politician and paramedic on Thursday evening, after a woman began to feel faint during an event organised by his fellow Free Democrats in the state of Hessen.
Sweden's ruling minority Alliance coalition may lose yet another vote in parliament after the Sweden Democrats announced their intention to support a motion tabled by the Social Democrats and Green Party to stop or restrict the sale of state-owned enterprises.
As the popularity of international social networking site InterNations continues to grow in Sweden, The Local speaks with the site’s Stockholm ambassador, Barbara Weinzierl, about how it brings expats’ online and offline worlds together.
A passenger on an overnight train traveling to Gothenburg from northern Sweden was shocked to discover some unexpected company in his bunk.
German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Friday rejected claims he withheld information on an investigation into a soldier’s death in Afghanistan, as well as an alleged “mutiny” on board a German navy training ship late last year.
German business confidence began the new year at record highs, the Ifo institute said on Friday, good news for the 17-nation eurozone as it grapples with a dogged debt crisis.
German researchers have shed light on life during the Iron Age after examining the ancient remains of a woman found in a bog in what is now Lower Saxony. The body dates back to the pre-Roman era, more than 2,600 years ago.
German porn actress “Sexy Cora” has died following a heart attack she suffered during her sixth breast augmentation last week. A police investigation of the Hamburg plastic surgery clinic where she was treated is ongoing.
Ignition interlock devices designed to bar intoxicated individuals from driving cannot be trusted, according to a Swedish sobriety group for motorists on Friday.
Women and immigrants will have to fill the skilled worker shortage expected to hit Germany in the coming years, according to a new 10-point plan by the Federal Employment Agency (BA).
A Green Party member is considering reporting Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and Migration Minister Tobias Billström to a parliamentary committee following a WikiLeak exposing statements that they made in 2007 about Iraqi refugees.
US competition authorities have cleared Swedish-Swiss engineering giant ABB's takeover of American motor and generator manufacturer Baldor Electric, the company announced on Thursday.
A university in the southern state of Baden-Württemberg has been honoured for its scheme to help foreign students adjust to life in Germany by pairing them with senior citizens who volunteer to help with language and integration.
With Dortmund dominating the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich midfielder Thomas Müller admits this season's title race is effectively over as the defending champions prepare to host Kaiserslautern on Saturday.