A German truck driver who fathered seven children with his stepdaughter admitted in court on Wednesday to also sexually abusing his biological daughter over a number of years.
A computer found hidden at Jönköping Airport in central Sweden in a case of suspected industrial espionage has been found to have been part of routine cooperation between the IT department and an airline.
German luxury carmaker Daimler raced back to profit last year after massive 2009 losses, and gave an upbeat outlook for 2011 on Wednesday.
Sweden has ranked second in the World's Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011, falling behind Switzerland, but leaping ahead of Singapore and the US.
A year after claims about an exodus of Jews from Malmö made global headlines, many Jewish residents still don't feel safe in southern Sweden, The Local's Karen Holst discovers.
Sweden claimed the team bronze at the world ski championships in Germany on Wednesday, behind France and Austria.
The German government on Wednesday made it more difficult to file complaints about the sound of children playing in residential areas by altering noise pollution laws.
Four teenagers have been arrested for beating a man into a coma in a Berlin metro station. The attack has caused widespread outrage for its senselessness and brutality.
Sweden's Svea Court of Appeal (Svea hovrätt) has announced that it has raised the penalties served on three of the key men behind the spectacular helicopter heist in Västberga in September 2009.
"Almanya," a Turkish-German film debuting at the Berlinale, has received rave reviews for its humorous and sensitive take on immigration and integration. The Local spoke with the sisters behind the movie about learning to live and laugh together.
Google has been the frequent target of Germany's data protection officials, but instead of retreating from the country, the US web giant is reportedly planning to create a leading internet research facility in Berlin.
Sweden's wolf hunt, which has courted controversy with the EU Commission and animal rights campaigners, has come to a close with hunters failing to fill the quota, officials said on Wednesday.
Germany faces a soggy future of extreme rainfall and flooding in the coming decades caused by climate change, according to the country's leading meteorologists and disaster protection officials.
Jens Weidmann, chosen Wednesday to head the German central bank, has been one of Chancellor Angela Merkel's closest aides for almost five years but remains almost unknown to the wider public.
Swedish police have arrested 16 protesters outside the Swedish Migration Board's (Migrationsverket) asylum seeker detention centre in Kållered outside Gothenburg.
Jens Weidmann, a close aide to Chancellor Angela Merkel, was named Wednesday the next head of Germany's central bank following Axel Weber's surprise resignation last week.
Granting membership to Turkey would strengthen the European Union (EU), Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt argued in his annual foreign policy statement to the Riksdag on Wednesday.
German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Wednesday faced accusations he plagiarized parts of his doctoral thesis. But the minister said he had nothing to worry about.
Sweden has participated in a foreign policy cooperation with the United States, Baltic and Nordic countries to drive a wedge between Russian leaders Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin, documents released by WikiLeaks show.
Daimler announced Tuesday that former high court judge Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt has become the German auto giant's first-ever woman board member.
A chemical accident at a transport company in northern Hesse spurred a large-scale rescue operation overnight. Some 15 people were hospitalized and surrounding buildings were evacuated, police said Wednesday.
Police in southern Germany detained some 300 anti-nuclear energy demonstrators overnight after they blocked a radioactive waste transport headed north to Lubmin. By Wednesday morning the five-car train was on its way, they said.
Troubled regional bank WestLB announced Wednesday that Germany's government had submitted a last-minute restructuring plan to the European Commission that included cutting a third of its assets by 2015.
Sweden will on Thursday unseal classified diplomatic files dealing with the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said.
Two taxi drivers from Paris have been charged with human trafficking for driving a group of Afghan asylum seekers from France to Sweden.
A woman in her fifties from Värnamo in central Sweden died recently of the rare brain-debilitating disease Creutzfeldt-Jakob (CJD), Sveriges Radio (SR) reported on Tuesday.