German scientists said Friday they believed it possible to reconstruct one of the world-famous Bamiyan Buddhas dynamited by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, prompting worldwide condemnation.
Europe's biggest carmaker, Volkswagen, unveiled record 2010 results Friday and said it would do even better this year, sending its shares soaring.
After months of political wrangling, Germany’s upper house of parliament on Friday finally approved an increase of €5 to Hartz IV welfare benefits. But a separate court decision said those on the dole should expect payment for TVs.
US technology giant Apple has reported a boom in Swedish sales for the 2010 financial year, with the popularity of iPhone behind the buoyant figures.
Six skaters from the Netherlands were saved from an ice floe on Lake Vättern in central Sweden on Friday after having been adrift for several hours.
In the last seven years The Local has become the leading source of English-language news from Sweden and Germany. Now we are launching a new edition in Switzerland.
A sounder of hungry wild boars destroyed a Berlin cemetery for British soldiers this week, rooting up graves and headstones and causing some €10,000 in damages.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly berated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for failing to advance peace talks during a "tense" phone call.
Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has underlined that the country's first priority is to help nationals flee war-torn Libya, while migration minister Tobias Billström accused Italy of exaggerating any impending refugee wave.
Proving the rape claims against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will present a challenge for Swedish prosecutors amid a climate of mistrust against them, Sweden's Dagens Nyheter daily wrote on Friday.
Almost 200 German economics professors have signed a declaration rejecting current proposals to resolve the eurozone debt crisis, instead calling for a way for distressed countries to declare bankruptcy.
The US Army has reportedly ordered “psychological operations” against foreign officials, including German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière, in order to influence policy in Afghanistan.
Two contrasting weather systems will split Germany into two halves this weekend, with a cold and sunny east facing a warmer but wet west, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).
An elderly Swiss woman has been trampled to death in Thailand, after elephants that she and other tourists were riding began fighting with each other.
Switzerland has ordered an immediate freeze on any assets that may belong to defiant Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi and his entourage, the Swiss foreign ministry said in a statement.
Following another extended stretch of sub-zero temperatures, ice coverage on the Baltic Sea is greater than it's been in nearly a quarter century, Sweden's meteorological agency reports.
A flood of complaints from disgruntled commuters have forced the operators of Malmö's new City Tunnel to educate local residents about the the dos and don'ts of travelling on a big-city transit system.
The treasurer of the Green party in the eastern German state of Brandenburg has disappeared – along with €40,000 in party funds. Police are now looking for the man, who resigned suddenly just before he and the money went missing.
Sweden's education minister Jan Björklund has sharpened his tone against privately-run, publicly-funded "free schools", conceding that there are several indications that profit takes precedence over quality.
For a winter adventure of epic proportions, The Local’s Karen Holst steps off the ski slopes and into Sweden’s lone Arctic wilderness – Sarek National Park.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle renewed his call for sanctions against Libya on Friday as US President Barack Obama tried to organise a coordinated effort from world leaders to quickly respond to the crisis in the North African country.
Swedish carmaker Volvo hopes to become a global luxury brand and turn China into a major manufacturing base by investing $10-$11 billion over the next five years, a report said Friday.
Germans woke up to the second train drivers’ strike of the week on Friday, with heavy delays and cancellations reported across the country. But the already struggling S-Bahn commuter train services in Berlin were spared.
Bayern Munich have brushed aside the merit of a valuable Champions League victory at Inter Milan in midweek as they turn their attention to what is arguably their most important match of the season Saturday.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that he would have been prepared to kill for former boss Jose Mourinho, with whom he spent a season at Inter Milan.
Marcus Hellner handed Sweden their first gold medal of the world Nordic ski championships Thursday when he won the men's sprint.