The delivery of a baby at a Stockholm hospital turned into a struggle of life and death when the specialist doctor pulled and tugged to get the baby out, causing the baby to have multiple brain haemorrhages and a torn windpipe.
Two new gender-specific magazines launched this month by a Swedish publisher have sparked a storm of criticism among parents voicing concerns that they promote 'outdated' stereotypes.
The University of Bayreuth Friday said former German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg deliberately plagiarised his doctoral thesis, a charge which led to his resignation in March.
Germany's premier naval training vessel Gorch Fock returned to its base in Kiel on Friday months after reports emerged of a mutiny and unsafe conditions following a cadet’s death.
It might be time to test your beachwear for the summer, as dry and sunny weather heats up the weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Friday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s relationship with German energy companies has reportedly so deteriorated that she no longer wants to meet with their executives to discuss how best to phase out the use of nuclear power.
The head of German flag carrier Lufthansa said Friday that Japan bookings have fallen since the earthquake and tsunami in March but he hoped demand would stabilise in the second and third quarters.
Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf has denied labeling Stieg Larsson's wildly successful Millennium crime novels "horrible" in an interview with a Polish newspaper.
The Swedish military is investigating what could be a sighting of a foreign submarine in the Swedish archipelago after a Stockholm resident snapped a photo of a lurking mass on the surface while walking her dog.
The Swedish government on Friday announced plans to step up its efforts to fight racism by appointing a special commission to survey xenophobia in the wake of electoral gains made by the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats.
A woman who “misplaced” her car while on a visit to Munich has finally retrieved her Audi after more than a month of searching in vain.
A Swedish milkmaid who was denied employment at a dairy farm in southern Sweden over suspicions she may be trying to get pregnant should be compensated by the country's employment agency, Sweden's eqality watchdog claims.
While football hooliganism has all but disappeared in the UK, Sweden continues to struggle with how to deal with the problem, turning it into a political hot potato, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.
Several children were injured after a truck rammed their school bus in Gummersbach east of Cologne on Friday morning.
Gonorrhoea and syphilis are making a comeback in Sweden, with the number of reported cases among young women soaring by nearly 60 percent in 2010.
German authorities were alerted to a terrorist plot in Düsseldorf by US authorities using airline passenger data, the Rheinische Post newspaper reported Friday.
A popular Swiss open air festival has promised revellers that they will get a full refund if the event is marred by rain.
Most Germans see no reason to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden and think the US government should have put the terrorist leader on trial rather than killed him, according to a poll published Friday.
A Swiss adventurer dubbed "JetMan," will on Friday attempt an elaborate flying descent into the Grand Canyon.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel late on Thursday played down differences with France on recognition of a Palestinian state, saying they shared the goal of a quick relaunch of Middle East peace talks.
Three drunken and uniformed members of Sweden's National Home Guard (Hemvärnet) have been charged for attacking a group of campers in the forests of eastern Sweden, south of Stockholm.
A nation of car buffs, Germany is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the invention of the automobile this year. Tracy Moran looks at how Stuttgart, the country’s motor city, is revving up for the festivities.
Saab's new partner Hawtai on Friday defended itself against claims reportedly made by a top Swedish diplomat that raised doubts about the Chinese automaker's ability to salvage the Swedish car brand.
Surgery appears to be a better treatment option for early prostate cancer than "watchful waiting," particularly for younger patients, according to a Swedish study published Thursday.