Swedish star Peter Forsberg has given up trying to make a National Hockey League (NHL) comeback at the age of 37 and has retired from ice hockey, the Colorado Avalanche announced on Monday.
As new poll numbers show a continued slide in popularity for Sweden's Social Democrats, the party's crisis commission has proposed increasing the influence of members, trimming the size of its governing board and launching an open nomination process.
An earthquake measuring at least 4.4 on the Richter scale shook the Rhine-Main region on Monday. According to geologists, earthquakes of such magnitude are rare in Germany.
A mother and her baby were trapped in an apartment in a Stockholm suburb of Vårberg on Sunday under threat from a man with several poisonous snakes.
What would have happened if the Nazis escaped to the Moon after World War II? The space fascists thrive and one day return to attack Earth, according to a fan-backed “science fiction black comedy” film set for release in 2012.
After living the romantic wild life by swooning for males of different ages and species, Sandy the penguin has found love again just in time for Valentine's Day. But is the bird with unusual taste in boyfriends finally ready to settle down at the Münster Zoo?
A new drug to combat alcoholism developed at the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy may become reality in the future.
Germany said Monday it may still present a new German candidate for the European Central Bank presidency after front-runner Axel Weber's dramatic resignation last week undid its well-laid plans.
While Swedes no longer take to Viking longboats in search of foreign booty, research shows they remain adept at bringing back trophies of love from their adventures abroad, The Local's Ben Kersley discovers.
Murder charges were filed on Monday against a 37-year-old man who claims he accidentally killed a 17-year-old girl from Blekinge in southern Sweden in August last year during a sex act "that went too far."
Industrial giant Siemens is preparing to spend billions of euros on new acquisitions, the Financial Times Deutschland reported on Monday. In particular, the company is eyeing a big expansion of its power network and automation businesses.
A female employee at Sweden's postal service (Posten) in Malmö in southern Sweden has admitted to stealing money, gift vouchers and lottery tickets from letters that she sorted.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has criticised the system for how rental apartments are apportioned in Stockholm, advocating that rental apartments in the Swedish capital be converted to tenant-owner apartments.
Berliners pushed through the city-state’s first successful referendum on Sunday, with almost everyone at the polls voting in favour of complete disclosure of the German capital’s water utility contracts.
Deutsche Post subsidiary DHL said on Monday it will no longer deliver and assemble goods from Ikea and department store Karstadt. Customers who need help putting together their Billy bookshelves are now on their own.
A tapeworm that can be fatal to humans has been discovered in a Swedish fox, marking the first time the parasite has been found in Sweden.
While the recent dioxin scandal in Germany has many calling for new agriculture and livestock practices, German Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner has said better animal protection will result in higher food prices.
Swedes are more conservative with money than their Nordic neighbours, according to a new Nordea survey.
The German government wants to help Egypt develop democratic institutions as it prepares for free elections, a senior official in the Foreign Ministry told the Berliner Zeitung on Monday.
The population of Sweden's otters has quadrupled in the last 30 years since the environmental toxin PCB was banned, but new pollutants from waterproofing agents pose a new threat against the species.
One of the top classical Grammy Awards has gone to the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Rundfunkchor Berlin in the category Best Opera Recording.