Safety concerns have prompted Berlin officials to remove the city’s only cricket pitch, in use for more than six decades beginning with British troops. But cricketers suspect ulterior motives and argue it’s a “death blow” for a sport that promotes multiculturalism and integration.
As production at Swedish carmaker Saab remains on hold due to unpaid bills, a trade association representing auto industry suppliers has claimed that the firm's debts exceed several hundred million kronor.
Commuters face major disruptions on Thursday and Friday with train drivers from five large private rail operators set to strike.
The 23-year-old man accused of murdering Elin Krantz in September last year was found guilty by the Gothenburg District Court on Wednesday. Before sentencing he will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
The Council of Europe thinks Swedish as an official language in Finland is under threat, according to Finnish broadcasting association YLE.
Sweden's finance minister Anders Borg emphasised falling unemployment figures in the budget debate in the Riksdag on Wednesday, while the Social Democrats argued that Sweden was suffering from "mass unemployment".
The former chairman of the bankrupt retail giant Arcandor, Thomas Middelhoff, has lashed out at his accusers as he prepares to fend off their claim for €175 million in damages.
The German foreign ministry said Wednesday that five Libyan diplomats were being expelled because of "pressure" being exerted on Libyans living in Germany.
The lawyer of alleged Nazi camp guard John Demjanjuk called Wednesday for his German trial to be scrapped after new FBI documents emerged calling into question a vital piece of evidence.
Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, plans to restructure its US operations to sidestep new regulations that could have forced it to raise billions in new capital, a report said Wednesday.
The Swedish government and responsible authorities ‘ignore’ child sex tourism offences, according to child rights organisation Ecpat.
The Swiss are more likely to live long lives, are more generous with their time and money and are more likely to be foreign-born than people in other countries.
A Frankfurt Airport employee has been fired after being caught secretly filming women in the public toilets, a media report said Wednesday.
The school board in Skövde in western Sweden has backed local teacher Sam Aalto after he was criticised by a local politician, who argued that his surfeit tattoos and spiky hair set a bad example to students.
A man has been arrested in the proximity of his home in Hörnefors in northern Sweden on Wednesday morning on suspicion of having seriously injured his girlfriend with a samurai sword.
A posthumous bath in liquid nitrogen pioneered by an eco-minded Swedish entrepreneur may be the key to the world's first completely ecological burial alternative, the Local’s Karen Holst discovers.
Applications for asylum in Switzerland rose 18.1 percent in the first quarter of 2011, official figures have shown.
Swiss International Air Lines saw passenger numbers rise nearly six percent in the first quarter of the year, the airline said on Tuesday.
Electricity prices will rise only slightly under the government’s plan to hasten the shift to renewable energy, Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen has said in an effort to bolster his case for green power.
A website enabling teenagers to post insults and racist comments about their peers has prompted an outcry in Germany after 20 youths beat another teen senseless over remarks made on its forums.
The Swedish government forecasts the country will reach a budget surplus by the end of 2011, according to projections in the spring budget bill, presented Wednesday by finance minister Anders Borg.
The Bundestag will not pursue a complaint for breach of copyright against Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, a spokesman said Wednesday in the first piece of good news for the former defence minister mired in a plagiarism scandal.
A doctor from northern Sweden facing sexual molestation charges for forcibly kissing a female patient has been acquitted by a local district court.
A 23-year-old man from Stockholm died after emergency help line operators opted not to send an ambulance, despite the man's repeated calls for help.
A young politician from the socialist Left party has been busted stealing 200 rolls of toilet paper from a city hall in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, media reported Wednesday.