Ex-England coach Steve McClaren was sacked on Monday by Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg after just seven months in charge with the club just one point away from the relegation zone.
Another onslaught of stormy weather has prompted warnings for southern Sweden and disrupted Baltic ferry service.
A romantic gesture went tragically wrong in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Monday, when a man fell to his death trying to affix a sign on a motorway bridge to mark the 10th anniversary of his relationship.
Delays in the completion of autopsies in criminal investigations in Gothenburg in western Sweden could result in murderers going free.
Swedish employers look for staff who are good-looking and not overweight, according to a new survey.
Rumoured plans to bring embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to Germany for medical treatment in order to facilitate a transition of power are reportedly more concrete than previously thought.
Exberliner, Berlin’s leading English-language magazine, in February finds feline luck, tests a new French watering hole in Mitte, and gives an automatic prayer booth a try.
A 34-year-old man was charged on Monday for aggravated sexual crimes against 13 young girls between the ages of eight and 11.
Acid from a capsized tanker was being pumped into the Rhine River on Monday to ensure the ship does not break into pieces. Officials said there was no danger to the environment.
The head of Germany's largest bank, Deutsche Bank, has drawn ire by saying that appointing more women to its executive board would make it "prettier and more colourful," a press report said Monday.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would be tried behind closed doors in a "flagrant denial of justice" if extradited to Sweden over sex crime allegations, his lawyer told a British court Monday.
The CEOs of Sweden's 50 largest companies earn on average 40 times more than an industrial worker, a finding that a union organisation head believes is "totally unacceptable" and requires a "popular uprising" to remedy.
As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange enters the next round of his legal battle stemming from sex crime allegations in Sweden, The Local’s Karen Holst takes a look at some of the conspiracy theories surrounding Assange and his secret-divulging website.
Giving birth while living abroad can be a daunting prospect. The eighth installment of The Local's series Motherhood in the Fatherland follows new mum Sabine Devins as she handles the cultural quirks of having a baby in Germany.
Sweden Democrat MP William Petzäll is taking a timeout from his political duties after police found him early Sunday morning stumbling drunk in the stairwell outside an apartment he shared with his ex-girlfriend.
Germany's Volkswagen, Europe's biggest automaker, is reportedly planning to boost its workforce from 250,000 to 290,000 by 2018, with most of the new jobs to be created in China.
A Swedish football striker was attacked by a gang of women following a dispute over a food order at a Gothenburg café early on Sunday morning, according to a media report on Monday.
The Defence Ministry will not be completely moved from Bonn to Berlin, assured Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Monday. Some officials in the region had feared the Rhineland city would suffer financially from such a move.
A man detained in absentia for 14 years for a murder in Gothenburg has been arrested in Canada, according to a media report on Monday.
Government and opposition officials failed to agree on changes to Germany’s Hartz IV welfare benefits after nearly 10 hours of negotiations overnight, shrinking chances that the upper house of parliament will vote on the reforms this week.
Organisers of the Alpine World Ski Championships are hoping to put on a top-class event to help boost Munich's chances of hosting the Winter Olympics in Bavaria in 2018.
Swedish centre Peter Forsberg, a former NHL Most Valuable Player pursuing a comeback after a three-year break from the North American league, formally inked a deal on Sunday to return to the Colorado Avalanche.