The turbulent family life of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl has been etched into the public record in excruciating detail through a new memoir written by his estranged eldest son.
The increasing number of rejected asylum seekers being housed in a local jail along with drunks and suspected criminals has prompted the chief of police in Gothenburg to consider reporting himself to Sweden’s Parliamentary Ombudsman (Justitieombudsmännen – JO).
The Swedish Union of Tenants (Hyresgästföreningen) has come up with a "blacklist" of Sweden's worst landlords in its member magazine after asking its lawyers for nominations from each of the country's regions.
A man who defecated on the floor of a shop in eastern Sweden has been sentenced to prison.
Dozens of students collapsed during class at a Freital high school outside Dresden on Tuesday. Officials later closed the building on suspicion that a norovirus was spreading among the pupils.
Google on Tuesday said it planned to invest heavily in its operations in Germany this year, creating hundreds of new jobs at the US internet giant.
Nearly half a million people in Germany turned their backs on share ownership during the second half of 2010 in what experts fear is a declining faith in the stock market.
FC Bayern Munich captain Mark van Bommel has joined Italian side AC Milan, five months before his contract was due to expire, the German giants announced on Tuesday.
The winners of Sweden's 2010 national film awards on Monday night were evenly spread out among the nominees, with three films walking away with at least two awards.
Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg this week angrily dismissed criticism of his handling of several military scandals, but newspapers in The Local’s media roundup wrote he risks losing control of his ministry.
Heat produced by hard-working WikiLeaks servers housed underground in Stockholm may be used to help warm up a local church, according to a proposal from the head internet service provider Bahnhof.
Swedish automaker Volvo opened its new China headquarters in Shanghai on Tuesday in its latest bid to expand its market share in the country.
Swedish mobile network giant Ericsson announced increased sales and a sharply higher net profit thanks to mobile broadband sales, although its earnings slightly missed expectations.
A German man was among the 35 people killed in an explosion detonated by a suicide bomber at Moscow’s busiest airport, media reports said Tuesday.
The number of unpaid SMS loans that end up with the Swedish Enforcement Administration (Kronofogden) has shrunk dramatically, according to the government agency.
More serious allegations about conditions on the German navy training ship “Gorch Fock” emerged Tuesday, with sailors reporting excessive drinking, death threats, sexual assault and unprofessional conduct by officers on board.
Behaviour therapy to help patients with heart disease learn to better manage stress can greatly reduce the risk of heart attacks in the long run, according to a new Swedish study.
The head of the Global Fund Against AIDS, TB and Malaria pledged "zero tolerance" for corruption on Monday after Sweden announced it would not commit to its contributions amid reports of "grave misuse" of about $34 million in four African countries.
Under pressure from German privacy watchdogs, Facebook has agreed to beef up privacy protections in its Friend Finder feature, a data protection official in Hamburg said this week.
More Germans than ever before are getting behind the wheel while on drugs, but they don't face the same penalties as those driving drunk, according to legal experts.