Ida Ingemarsdotter and Charlotte Kalla combined to hand Sweden the gold medal from the women's team sprint event at the world Nordic ski championships on Wednesday.
Sweden's Left Party has set its sights on stopping the privatisation of Sweden’s largely publicly-funded healthcare system.
Two US servicemen were shot dead at Frankfurt Airport and at least two others seriously injured on Wednesday after a man opened fire on bus for American soldiers. Both US President Obama and German Chancellor Merkel expressed shock and outrage.
Sweden’s Finance Minister Anders Borg wants to put the squeeze on Swedish banks, where profits have swelled, shareholder dividends ballooned, and interest margins on mortgages doubled.
As religious tensions continue to cause friction in Sweden and elsewhere, Lutherans, Catholics, and Muslims in a small Stockholm suburb have come together to present a new model for religious tolerance, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.
A gorilla at Zürich Zoo has given birth to her first ever child, zoo authorities announced on Tuesday.
Manchester United have expressed interest in signing Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer from Schalke 04, the Bundesliga club's president said on Wednesday.
A 36-year-old man in southern Sweden charged 39 counts of committing sex crimes against 30 young girls has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison.
The Swedish foreign ministry said Wednesday it had summoned Iran's ambassador to protest the reported arrests of opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi in Tehran.
E.ON, Germany's biggest power group, said Wednesday that it will sell its British electric grid business Central Networks to the US group PPL for €4.7 billion ($6.5 billion).
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reshuffled her cabinet on Wednesday, making Thomas de Maizière defence minister following Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg's resignation. Hans-Peter Friedrich will take over the Interior Ministry.
Volkswagen caused a sensation at the Geneva Auto Show this week with a long-awaited remake of its classic "Bulli" minibus, which still has a devoted cult following around the world.
Julian Assange's Swedish lawyer Björn Hurtig is under investigation by the Swedish Bar Association (Advokatsamfundet) following accusations made by a British judge during the WikiLeaks founder's extradition trial.
An outbreak of spring fever has lead to a spurt of lusty behaviour in the Ruhr Valley, leading police to throw some metaphorical buckets on cold water on matters that got out of hand.
The plagiarism scandal entangling former German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and a landslide victory in a state election in Hamburg have boosted the popularity of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) in a poll published Wednesday.
Two Swedes of Somali decent have been acquitted of planning terrorist crimes in Somalia by a Swedish court of appeal.
A Swedish company has revealed the world's first eye-controlled laptop computer, allowing users to switch between windows and scroll through documents in the blink of an eye.
A Shakespearean robot, the world's most merciless alarm clock and "intelligent" cocktail shakers were among the gadgets wowing visitors at the CeBIT high-tech fair on Wednesday.
A well-known Swedish filesharing site has been shuttered following the arrest of a man who has since confessed to uploading more than 1,000 films to the network affiliated with the site.
Sportswear maker Adidas saw a dramatic jump in its net earnings in 2010, thanks in large part to the World Cup in South Africa and strong growth at its US subsidiary Reebok, the company reported on Wednesday.
Germany's cabinet is expected to agree on a draft law on Wednesday that would prevent companies from charging customers while they are on hold on the telephone.
Almost immediately after Defence Minster Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigned due to a plagiarism scandal, a number of conservative politicians began expressing their hopes for a comeback. They say Germany needs a political talent like Guttenberg.
Two Swedish officers who were shot to death in Afghanistan in February last year appear to have been killed by Swedish bullets.
An Icelandic cargo ship that ran aground last month inside Norway's only marine natural reserve, was on Tuesday leaking oil along the Swedish coast as it sailed towards Denmark where it will undergo repair, the Swedish coast guard said.