Did Germany abandon its closest allies by abstaining from a UN resolution to impose a no-fly zone over Libya? The Local discussed the potential implications with Dr. Henning Riecke of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).
Lars Westerberg, the chair of the board of Swedish state-owned energy firm Vattenfall, is to be replaced after revelations concerning extra remuneration to the outgoing CEO.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that reports Libya is reacting to a United Nations resolution were "encouraging" after Tripoli declared a ceasefire in its battle against rebels. But Berlin denied it had isolated itself diplomatically.
Several Bremen parents undergoing methadone replacement treatment for drug addiction are suspected of giving their small children hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin and sedatives, the city’s health and social welfare department said Friday.
Sunshine will return to a soggy Germany again over the weekend, when temperatures will also inch up to slightly more tolerable levels, the Geman Weather Service (DWD) reported Friday.
A weather front of snow has swept in across Sweden on Friday causing a slew of traffic accidents, while falling ice forced a closure of the Öresund bridge.
Hamburg is in the process of approving an ambitious gondola line that would extend some 5.2 kilometres across the northern German city's harbour by 2013, a media report said Friday.
An ad campaign by a Swedish dating site urging people to cheat on their spouses has shattered the record for consumer complaints, the country's advertising watchdog said Friday.
Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has welcomed the UN Security Council decision to authorise a no-fly zone and air attacks on civil war-torn Libya.
Men might disdain female directions while driving, but when it comes to human reproduction a woman’s egg offers key navigation help to sperm. German scientists have discovered how hormones guide sperm to their destination.
Germany's second biggest airline, Air Berlin, plunged into loss last year owing to poor weather, the Icelandic volcano and strikes. The carrier also faces significant challenges in the current year.
When police raided a home in Luleå in northern Sweden last November they discovered a small arsenal of weapons, including a shot-gun built into a guitar.
The conflict between the US-based Wiesenthal Center and Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu has taken another acrimonious turn after he was accused of anti-Semitism and echoing "conspiracy theories against Jews in the 1930s".
A Japanese rock group in Sweden when their homeland was struck by disaster has organised a series of charity concerts across Europe to raise money for earthquake and tsunami relief.
Award winning UK comedian and air guitar specialist Danny Robins, also known by his alter-ego DJ Danny, talks to contributor Anita Badejo about his plans to get Swedish audiences to take off all their clothes during his upcoming tour.
Incoming Opel boss Karl-Friedrich Stracke is planning to slash some 1,200 jobs at the troubled German carmaker’s Bochum plant on the traditional labourers holiday May 1, a media report said Friday.
It’s easy to spend more than necessary on insurance - particularly if all the blurb is in Swedish. But now there’s a way to get Swedish insurance tailored for expatriates in a language that you understand - while saving money at the same time.
A Swedish appeals court has revoked the licence of a Stockholm-area doctor who has previously been convicted of child sex offences and has admitted to substance abuse problems.
A Bavarian radio station was not in violation of the law when it ran a “win your own funeral” advertisement, a court ruled this week.
Muslims in Germany want to form their own charity to support retirement homes and kindergartens nationwide, leader of the Central Council of Muslims (ZMD) said Friday.
As the economy continues to heat up, Swedes are working more overtime than ever before, with extra hours clocked in some sectors shooting up by more than 30 percent.
No German troops will take part in any military intervention in Libya as there are "considerable risks and dangers," Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Friday, after Berlin abstained in a UN vote to impose a no-fly zone.
The Swedish foreign ministry has offered to fly Swedes and other Scandinavians wishing to leave Japan out of the country via Bangkok.