Champions League quarter-finalists Schalke 04 sacked coach Felix Magath on Wednesday in an acrimonious split following a crisis meeting of the Ruhr Valley club's board.
On Wednesday the Riksdag decided to postpone the vote on the controversial EU data retention directive, following a stay of proceedings called for by members of the opposition.
Ikea and H&M are among a slew of Nordic firms who on Wednesday offered to help their Japanese employees to leave Tokyo and relocate further south due to growing fears of radiation from an earthquake hit nuclear plant.
The Swedish Alliance coalition government has lost the right to sell off stakes in a slew of state-owned companies after a parliament decision on Wednesday afternoon.
A German submarine from World War I has been discovered off the north coast of the Netherlands, where it sank in 1917, and will become an official war grave, the Royal Dutch Navy said Wednesday.
Germany advised its citizens on Wednesday to leave the greater Tokyo region because of the crisis at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant. Meanwhile Germans were also told to leave the Gulf state of Bahrain as protests there became increasingly violent.
A young mother was asked to get off a bus in northern Germany on a cold day because elderly riders were reportedly annoyed by her infant daughter’s crying, forcing her to walk the rest of the way to her destination.
Moving to Sweden often entails a career shift of one type or another. But as The Local's Ben Kersley discovers, some immigrants to Sweden find themselves on career detours that take them to rather unexpected places.
Discovering a new country, getting unexpected academic insights and making new friends - exchange students at Stockholm University get a unique learning experience.
Swedish nuclear safety expert Frigyes Reisch from the Royal Institute of Technology speaks with The Local's Gabriel Stein about how the situation in Japan may impact the nuclear energy development in Sweden.
The Swedish government has failed to adhere to a decision by the country's Parliamentary Ombudsman banning the use of English in email addresses.
Italian director Riccardo Muti was awarded the $1 million prize in memory of Sweden's legendary soprano Birgit Nilsson for 2011, the jury said Wednesday.
Hundreds of people met in the Latvian capital of Riga on Wednesday to remember World War II veterans who fought with Nazi Germany in the Waffen SS, after a court overturned a ban on the controversial annual gathering.
A Swedish court has ruled that depicting the prophet Muhammad naked together with his nine-year-old wife naked is legal, freeing a local politician on charges of racial agitation.
Luxury carmaker Porsche announced on Wednesday it will build its new compact Cajun SUV in Leipzig, creating around 1,000 new jobs at its plant near the eastern German city.
The nuclear crisis in Japan has increased support in Germany for the environmentalist Green party, according to a new poll released Wednesday. The Greens have traditionally taken a strong anti-nuclear stance.
In the thick of the Japanese nuclear crisis, Sweden is tackling the question of nuclear waste storage.
Sweden has no plans in place to follow France and evacuate nationals from earthquake-hit Japan.
A woman in western Sweden who drank two cups of soured milk has been unable to eat for days after a condom later slipped out of the package of the popular Swedish dairy product.
The nuclear crisis in Japan has apparently sparked German angst about radiation in faraway Europe. Geiger counters are sold out across Germany, a media report said Wednesday.
Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal has admitted his side away threw victory in a late loss to Inter Milan that ended the Bavarians' Champions League campaign.
Sweden's Volvo Group has appointed Olof Persson, current head of Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), to take over as the heavy vehicle maker's new CEO following the departure of Leif Johansson.
Germany will contribute up to €25 billion to the European Stabilization Mechanism, the daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Wednesday. The fund planned for 2013 aims to protect the euro from future financial crises.
A British court ruled Tuesday that a businessman accused of ordering his Swedish wife's murder while on honeymoon in South Africa should be taken to hospital after taking an overdose.
A German con man who crisscrossed America using fake identities, including Rockefeller, was charged Tuesday with a 1985 murder, officials said.
An Australian blogger with a passion for Saab cars who, in the words of Saab board chair Victor Muller "played a key role in saving Saab" has been rewarded with a job at the Swedish automaker.
The shutdown announced by the German government of seven of the nation's nuclear power plants might not be legal, several parliamentarians say. They argue the matter needs to be decided in the Bundestag.