Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was one of a host of world stars who unexpectedly turned up bearing a Manchester City strip in the official programme ahead of a Europa League clash with Aris Thessaloniki on Tuesday.
Small and medium-sized companies are among the most likely Chinese investors in Germany, but many struggle with bureaucratic constraints, limited market knowledge and intercultural differences, according to a study released on Friday.
Talks have broken down between Sweden's Financial Sector Union and an industry association over the wages and employment conditions of its 30,000 members.
Three German soldiers were killed and several others injured in northern Afghanistan on Friday at an outpost visited just one day prior by Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg.
Sweden's population continued to grow at the end of 2010, despite a drop in immigration for the first time since 2004.
For those investing in real estate, forget the sexy, better-known cities like Munich and Hamburg. The biggest rate of return on property is in Wiesbaden, according to a new ranking just published in manager magazin.
A Swedish district court has sentenced a 33-year-old man to 18 years in prison for the murder and mutilation of a 30-year-old man on Midsummer's Eve last year in southern Sweden.
The court of appeal in Malmö (Hovrätten) has overturned guilty verdicts served to two men in connection with the sale of a mentally handicapped 14-year-old girl for sex, reducing a third man's sentence for pimping.
Despite 55 serving police officers being caught drink driving over the past five years, only one has lost his job, the Metro daily reported on Thursday.
A member of the Bandidos motorcycle gang reportedly prevented youths who severely beat a man in the Berlin U-Bahn metro from attacking his co-worker. Other witnesses of the assault, however, stood by doing nothing.
A strong academic base, English-language instruction and superb career prospects have made Stockholm University School of Business one of the most popular destinations for overseas master's students in Sweden.
After almost three months of boiling their water supplies following a parasite outbreak, the residents of Östersund in northern Sweden have been told that their tap water is once again safe to drink.
An Australian director has uncovered two films shot in 3D in pre-war Nazi Germany, according to the trade magazine Variety. He said the Nazis were well ahead of Hollywood with the technology, whose popularity peaked in the 50s but is enjoying a renaissance today.
A new exhibition by photographer Jim Rakete timed to accompany the Berlinale celebrates the leading lights of Germany's film industry. Ruth Michaelson reports on the glamour.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats are on course for a bad start to a crunch year on Sunday, with a heavy defeat in Hamburg looming in the first of seven state elections this year.
Oil leaking from a vessel which ran aground off Norway on Thursday evening is threatening the Kosterhavet national park off the west coast of Sweden.
A Sweden Democrat elected as a municipal councillor in southeastern Sweden has been expelled from a union representing transportation and security workers because of his involvement in the party.
Following accusations he plagiarized parts of his doctoral dissertation, Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Friday said he would stop using his academic title and apologized for making mistakes.
Top foreign students are eschewing the opportunity to study at Swedish universities and colleges, deterred by the introduction of tuition and registration fees, as well as the lack of scholarships.
Despite Germany's recent easing of anti-terror measures, the head of the country's domestic intelligence service said in an interview published on Friday that the terror threat is still serious.
The mountainous north isn't the only place in Sweden where ski bums can carve their way down the hill. Even the flatlands of Skåne have a few slopes that can provide for some wintertime fun, The Local's Karen Holst explains.
Swedish defence firm Saab has faced another setback in its bid to sell its Gripen aircraft to Brazil after a US official announced that it has offered the country a "significant technology transfer" if it buys US-made fighter jets.
Leading German gaming company Gauselmann is reported to have secretly contributed more than €1 million since 1990 to political parties in a bid to prevent further regulation of the gambling industry, the Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote on Friday.