Former post office head Lars G Nordström has been proposed as the new Vattenfall head, when the company elects its third chairman in as many years.
The German military on Friday admitted its soldiers in Afghanistan deliberately shot several people during a violent protest outside their base in the northern town of Taloqan.
A Swedish prosecutor filed charges Friday against 24 people for possessing and distributing child pornography, in a case that has drawn widespread attention as all but one of the defendants are women.
Volkswagen has slashed prices of some of its more popular car models in an attempt to gain ground in the American market, with a Jetta on sale for less than €13,000 ($18,400) and a Passat available for €15,000 ($21,240).
A class of immigrant students in southern Sweden was given a Swedish grammar lesson using the Swedish word for Negro.
Prestigious auction house Stockholms Auktionsverk in central Stockholm was robbed around midday on Friday when two masked robbers ran in and ordering the shocked customers to lie down on the floor.
Extreme weather producing thunder, squalls and hail storms is expected to make for an unusual weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Friday.
Swedish adventurer and free-diving champion Annelie Pompe became reached Mount Everest's fabled 8,848 metre summit on Friday, but failed in her quest to become the first Swedish woman to do so without bottled oxygen..
The violent death of a taxi driver killed 15 years ago has finally been solved after the man who killed him went to the police and confessed.
Women have better career chances in smaller German companies than large corporations, with a fifth of mid-sized firms being led by a female CEO, according to a new survey released on Friday.
Germans living in the region near Denmark fear the thriving cross-border trade and traffic will be significantly affected by the re-imposition of border controls recently announced by the Danish authorities.
Revelations that the Green Party's Mikaela Valtersson spent thousands of taxpayers' kronor on taxi rides rather than taking public transportation have raised questions about her leadership potential, as the party convenes its conference to decide who will lead the party.
A drug smuggler disguised as a missionary has been caught by Swiss airport authorities who asked to see his Bible.
A Swiss newspaper has said it has received hundreds of photos from readers practicing “planking” in Switzerland and wonders if it is the latest trend in the country.
A petition in Canton Ticino could force a referendum on prohibiting women from wearing burqas in public, a first for the country.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed on Friday a speech by US President Barack Obama calling for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal based on 1967 borders, calling it "very important."
Sweden has expelled two diplomats working at the Libyan embassy in Stockholm, confirming that Libya no longer has any diplomatic ties with Sweden.
Written off by many as an American fad from the 1960s, roller derby is enjoying a renaissance in Sweden, where camaraderie and image are just as important as inflicting maximum pain on your opponent, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.
German electricity will be largely nuclear-free from this weekend, when a power plant is taken off-line for maintenance leaving just four of the country's 17 nuclear generators operating.
Bremen’s state election on Sunday is expected to confirm what opinion polls say is happening throughout Germany - the Greens are on the rise, the Free Democrats in the dumps.
German officials have given an ultimatum to statutory health insurers: Treat former customers of a now-bankrupt insurance company fairly or they will face a legal crackdown.
A Swedish man in his fifties who was allegedly caught having sex with a sheep near Alingsås in western Sweden denies being guilty of animal cruelty.
The media storm surrounding the special edition of Swedish children’s cartoon Bamse, aimed at helping asylum seeking children, could have ‘xenophobic undercurrents’, according to controversial artist Lars Vilks.
Despite Berlin’s reputed round-the-clock nightlife, all of the capital’s bars close at some point, right? Well, not quite. Exberliner magazine’s Jacob Heinze discovered four real 24-hour drinking joints.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and Chilean President Sebastian Pinera signed cooperation agreements on mining, forestry and “green technologies” on Thursday.