The north Stockholm suburb of Solna has been named the most business-friendly municipality in Sweden according to a new ranking.
A company in Västerås in central Sweden has been fighting for two years to have the right to call itself the ‘The Whore-child’ or ‘Horungen’ in Swedish.
The US Justice Department sued German giant Deutsche Bank Tuesday for mortgage fraud, saying the bank illegally obtained government insurance for substandard mortgages during the US housing boom.
Opponents of a giant bridge to be built through Germany's historic wine country, prized for its world-class Rieslings, mourned on Tuesday their defeat in a years-long battle to stop the project.
Swedish parents are working ever harder to aid their offspring's prospects with the choice of name seen by many as a key to wealth and prosperity, a new study from Uppsala University shows.
An annoyed resident of Berlin’s Treptow district responded to the sound of a crying child on a playground by pelting it with an illegal firecracker, the Berliner Morgenpost daily reported on Tuesday.
In the latest chapter of a controversy over the restoration of the Berlin Wall’s famed East Side Gallery, several artists are demanding compensation from the city because they say their artwork was removed, painted over or reproduced without their consent.
Despite widespread smoking bans across Germany, more than four out of five corner pubs and bars still have patrons smoking inside, a study released Tuesday has found.
A woman's body has been unearthed in a manure basin in the countryside near Essunga in western Sweden, with police yet to establish the cause of death.
History’s most extensive and expensive manhunt has come to an end. In The Local's media roundup, the German press on Tuesday gauge the symbolism versus the reality.
US poet and musician Patti Smith has been awarded the 2010 Polar Music Prize, along with US string quartet Kronos Quartet, organisers announced on Tuesday.
Two disabled women were made to feel like "a menace to society" after being told by a Swedish Q&A hotline that Stockholm clubs were an "inappropriate" environment for wheelchairs.
Swiss media have welcomed Osama bin Laden’s death, but have also warned that the war on terror is far from being over.
Switzerland said on Monday it had frozen 830 million francs ($960 million) in funds belonging to north African strongmen since the start of this year's popular uprisings.
As a county council election re-run beckons in western Sweden, the Social Democrats are losing ground and could lose power, new figures show.
Saab has entered into a "strategic partnership" with Chinese Hawtai Motor Group, who plan to invest billions of kronor into the Swedish firm, it was announced on Tuesday.
Confused by Germany's recycling system? It just got even more complicated with an orange bin. But as Alexander Bakst discovers, Germans are taking the new element in their stride.
Amid rising petrol prices, a cross-party group of MPs is calling for a hike in the Pendlerpauschale commuter allowance, which lets German workers write off travel costs on their tax.
The death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on Sunday has not affected Sweden's security situation regarding terrorist threats, according to the Swedish Security Service.
President Christian Wulff has spoken out during a visit to Mexico against the appalling drug-related violence gripping the North American country.
Many regional rail commuters will once again have to find alternative transport this week with train drivers for several private operators set to strike from Tuesday afternoon until Friday.
Wintry conditions have made a return to much of Sweden with snow showers reported in central and northern areas.