Losing your job may be traumatic, but there are worse places to find yourself out of a job than Sweden, The Local's Geoff Mortimore explains.
Living a stone's throw from the heart of the city, while surrounded by nature: that's the reality of life at a new ecologically sound housing development in Berlin.
A man arrested in Stockholm in connection to a foiled plot to murder staff at Jyllands-Posten, a Danish newspaper that published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, is set to face trial in Denmark, a Swedish court ruled Monday.
Germany's giant auto economy continued to roar ahead in March, the sector federation VDA said Monday, with an 11-percent-jump in new car registrations compared to the same period last year.
More than 100 letters that the great German-language author Franz Kafka wrote to his sister will go on display in Baden-Württemberg after they were bought by the German Literature Archive Marbach.
A Stockholm-based foundation providing apartments for the less well-off, is under investigation after having allowed a number of wealthy politicians, church officials and members of the aristocracy to benefit.
Bodies of people killed in the Air France plane that crashed in the Atlantic near Brazil in 2009 have been found, French officials said Monday. Their search for the wreckage and victims – among them 28 Germans – was aided by a robot from a Kiel institute.
While Sweden's Caribbean colonial ambitions ended long ago, a group on the island of Saint Barthélemy is working to preserve the former colony's Swedish heritage, contributor Carina Chela discovers.
Swedish carmaker Saab and its Dutch owner Spyker took steps on Monday to reassure investors that the future is based on solid financial ground.
Freelancers and entrepreneurs tired of working in their pyjamas or nursing a cold cappuccino are coming together in communal offices. David Sharp reports on the hot trend among Germany's self-employed.
The Swedish government on Monday launched a new online service - Openaid.se - in a bid to increase transparency within development aid and enable interested parties to follow the entire aid chain.
A Nazi submarine mission to the United States during World War II that aimed to unleash a wave of terror ended in farce after being hit by a series of disasters, newly released files showed Monday.
Germany expressed its "great concern" on Monday about the detention of Ai Weiwei, a prominent Chinese artist and outspoken critic of the regime in Beijing who was planning to set up a studio in Berlin.
A prosecutor looking into whether or not a surveillance programme run by the US embassy in Stockholm violated Swedish law has dropped the investigation.
A lucky lotto player from Stuttgart has become the third-biggest winner in German history by snaring a €24.8-million jackpot on Saturday.
Sweden's Riksdag backs the banning of texting while driving and the introduction of a hands-free requirement while making calls at the wheel.
The political body blows that have rained down on Free Democrats leader Guido Westerwelle for more than a year have finally taken their toll. But can his party recover? The Local’s press round-up gauges the debate.
Electricity shortfalls created by the German government's suspension of seven old nuclear reactors is being filled by a jump in imports from neighbouring countries, the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) said Monday.
The Swiss Federal Office of Statistics has released new figures on life expectancy, but there are large differences between regions.
The famed Salzburg music festival has withdrawn an invitation to former Swiss politician Jean Ziegler to speak at the event's opening, citing alleged links to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi.
The Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland says the Alpine country’s checks on food imports are over-the-top.
A Swedish prosecutor has opened an investigation concerning police officers alleged to have dragged a partially handicapped man from his car, calling him an "idiot" and a "druggie", and having erased his phone of the evidence.
Temperatures over the weekend rose to record-highs for the season.
A report that a deadly snake has escaped has left residents of an apartment building in Malmö in southern Sweden living in fear.
World champion German boxer Rola El-Halabi is unlikely ever to fight again after she was shot repeatedly by her stepfather in her dressing room before a bout on Friday night.
New mothers of children born in the last three months of the year have twice as high a risk of suffering from depression than do women who give birth during other times of the year, a new Swedish study shows.
Former Bundesliga champions VfL Wolfsburg moved a step closer to safety on Sunday with a late equaliser to draw 1-1 at home with Eintracht Frankfurt, despite having been reduced to 10 men.
Health Minister Philipp Rösler was shaping up Monday morning as the most likely new leader of the Free Democrats as the business-friendly party geared up for generational change and tough times ahead.
A principal at a middle school in south central Sweden has admitted to secretly installing a surveillance camera after it was discovered by a group of students.
A Swedish couple were killed in Thailand at the weekend after being electrocuted in the shower of their hotel on the island of Krabi.