The two Swedish men convicted of planning terrorist crimes in Somalia have been released by the appeals court in Gothenburg pending a verdict on their case.
Deutsche Börse and NYSE Euronext said on Wednesday they are in "advanced discussions" to merge and create the world's largest stock exchange operator by revenues and profits.
Posten, the Swedish postal service, has announced that a man in eastern Sweden who has finally received a postcard originally posted more than 16 years ago will not have to pay a 16 kronor ($2.50) fee that it had previously demanded after all.
The former spokesman of Wikileaks, German programmer Daniel Domscheit-Berg, has written a tell-all book about the inner workings of the secretive online whistleblower organisation and its controversial leader Julian Assange.
Authorities urged farmers in the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to secure their fences on Tuesday after determining that a lone wolf likely killed and severely injured a total of 15 sheep in a single field overnight.
A man has reported Swedish television network TV4 after his 21-year-old foster son took his life following the airing of a programme on criminal gangs in which the young man took part.
Trailing heavily in opinion polls a few months ago, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling centre-right coalition has clawed back support just one percentage point behind Germany’s left-wing opposition parties.
French movie star and animals right campaigner Brigitte Bardot has written to the Swedish government to register her protest against the ongoing wolf hunt.
Germany's central bank chief Axel Weber is out of the running to be the next head of the European Central Bank as he is leaving to join Deutsche Bank, according to media reports on Wednesday.
Swedish charity Children's Rights in Society (Barnens rätt i samhället - Bris) received a record number of calls to children's help hotline, new figures show.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has said he will not come to Germany for a medical check-up. US officials had allegedly put forward such plans as a way to get the leader out of Egypt and several German politicians had signed on to the idea.
Scandinavian airline SAS on Wednesday posted larger than expected losses for the final quarter 2010, although said that it hopes to return to profit in 2011 as the market recovers.
The two men who escaped from an Aachen prison in 2009 sparking a desperate police manhunt have been sentenced to long prison terms. They will likely spend the rest of their lives behind bars.
Germany's trade surplus grew by 11.2 percent in 2010 as exports leapt by a record 18.5 percent, but Europe's biggest economy also bought more from neighbours as it bounced back from a historic recession, data showed Wednesday.
Captain Philipp Lahm insists Germany must beat Italy in Wednesday night's friendly to break the Italian curse on his team and end 16-years of defeat at the hands of the Azzurri.
The case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is fighting extradition to Sweden over rape allegations, has prompted a growing debate on the "grey zones" of the country's sexual assault legislation.
The World Rally Championship 2011 season starts in Karlstad in central Sweden on Thursday and defending champion Sébastien Loeb is taking nothing for granted in the wintry conditions.
A bar in Uppsala in eastern Sweden recently launched a new service that lets mobile phone-toting bar patrons leave their wallets at home. But not everyone is toasting this new taproom technology, contributor Oliver Gee discovers.
A woman from Borås in western Sweden has filed a discrimination complaint against a health clinic after she was told to go back to Africa and get help from a medicine man for pain in her legs.
With almost 400 films and countless other events accompanying this year’s Berlinale, choosing what to see can be a daunting task. Fortunately, The Local has sifted out a sampling of the festival’s most interesting offerings.
The dramatic theft of material from a critical new documentary on jailed Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has touched off a storm of suspicion days before its world premiere in Berlin.
An amendment to the law relating to East German secret police files on Wednesday will likely lead to more investigations into the pasts of people working in the public sector, a spokesman for the file archive said.
The 61st annual Berlin International Film Festival runs from February 10-20 and boasts almost 400 films. Don’t get lost in the frenzy – check out The Local’s tips, event picks, and ongoing coverage to make the most of this year's Berlinale.
The Berlinale, while offering a bounty of great films, can be logistically challenging. But fear not, The Local has a few tips on keeping any funny business from blocking your escape into show business.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange repeatedly offered to be interviewed in Sweden last year over allegations of rape and molestation, his Swedish lawyer told a British court on Tuesday.
Julian Assange's attorneys warn he could be put to death or be sent to the feared Guantanamo Bay prison camp if he were extradited to the United States, but experts dismiss the claim as "impossible."
The German government and the opposition have failed once again to reach a deal on reforms to Hartz IV welfare benefits, negotiators announced early Wednesday. At issue is the amount paid to the long-term unemployed.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Tuesday that Sweden is one of twelve countries that has reported cases of narcolepsy after the swine flu vaccine was administered.