The Museum of Bavarian Kings opened in Schwangau on Friday. The new museum traces the history of the Wittelsbach dynasty, which ruled the southern German kingdom until 1918.
A 1,700-year-old coat is the latest artefact from Dark Age Norway to be freed by the fast-melting Breheimen glacier.
Sticking to a financial plan can be challenging, even if you are the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund.
Celtic will be forced to wait until September 13th before learning if their reinstatement to the Europa League will stand after Swiss club Sion filed an appeal, it was confirmed Friday.
A Swedish woman who had just had a rectal examination was surprised when her doctor whipped out his mobile phone and showed her pictures he had taken of other patients in various states of undress.
European Central Bank chief economist Jürgen Stark resigned in a shock announcement Friday, sending the euro and European stock markets into freefall as fears about the debt crisis deepened.
French police were on Friday trying to identify a Facebook user who urged people "to cut Muslims's throats instead of sheep" during the Eid al-Adha feast, sparking the ire of Muslim and anti-racist groups.
Twenty-eight people were injured when two trams collided in central Gothenburg on Thursday afternoon. Police and emergency service still don't know what caused the accident.
Two aggressive German Shepherds went on a biting rampage in Lower Saxony, attacking five people, before being shot by the police, the authorities reported on Friday.
A German warship has found a French catamaran adrift in pirate-infested waters in the Gulf of Aden off Yemen with no crew aboard. Their fate is unknown, France said on Friday.
A Swiss high school student who had a romantic relationship with his biology teacher has taken legal action against a Lausanne school after his final year thesis was rejected on plagiarism grounds.
Police in Brest on the north-west tip of Brittany made an odd and malodorous discovery when they entered a house containing at least 85 animals, including two rare wolfdogs.
Saab will submit on Monday an appeal against a Swedish court's rejection of its request for protection against bankruptcy, the parent company Swedish Automobile announced.
The terror attacks of the September 11th, 2001, which claimed nearly 3,000 lives, rocked the United States, but also had a profound effect on Sweden. To mark the tenth anniversary of the attacks, The Local has talked to eight Swedes and Americans to ask how the attacks affected them.
Residents in the small southern village of Puy-Saint-Pierre are in uproar after an implausible union between an attractive 42-year-old Parisian estate agent and a gap-toothed 67-year-old local man.
Apple won the latest battle in a global legal war with Samsung on Friday when a German court banned the Korean firm from selling a tablet computer in Germany, ruling it had copied the iPad.
Günther Oettinger, Germany’s EU commissioner, suggested Friday that the flags of EU countries breaking debt and deficit rules could be flown at half mast outside the bloc's institutional buildings. He also said European civil servants could take over Greece's public administration.
Switzerland's moves this week to stem the rise of the franc were criticized on Thursday by Norwegian and Canadian officials concerned about the impact of the franc-euro peg on global currency markets.
A day after police in Berlin detained two men on suspicion of planning a bombing attack, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Friday that terrorism remained a clear and present danger.
Even though ten years have passed since Fredrik Jansson from Skellefteå in northern Sweden had his leg amputated, he must still prove his leg hasn't grown back in order to keep his disabled parking permit.
Thieves driving a wheel loader through the entrance of a supermarket near Gothenburg, in western Sweden, early on Friday morning, scooped a cash machine straight out of the wall before disappearing from the scene with their loot.
A French court will decide on September 23rd whether or not to release former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega so he can be extradited home to face imprisonment there, his lawyer said on Thursday.
Figures published on Thursday showed apartment prices in the capital up by 5 percent in the second quarter and a full 22.5 percent over the last year, the highest annual rise for 20 years.
US president Barack Obama has nominated Washington DC-based lawyer and foreign policy expert Mark Brzezinski to be the next US ambassador to Sweden.
A decade after the 9/11 attacks, Hamburg remains stigmatised by perceptions it was a breeding ground for Islamist terrorists, according to the director of the city's domestic intelligence service. Hannah Cleaver reports.
An unusually strong earthquake rocked western Germany on Thursday evening, causing alarm but no damages. The quake was especially noticeable around the epicentre near the Lower Rhine region but was also felt through the Ruhr Valley.
This year will rank as the second most expensive in history for catastrophic insurance losses, with more than $70 billion (€50.5 billion) already incurred in charges, reinsurer SwissRe said on Friday.
Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld on Thursday described his friend Dominique Strauss-Kahn as charming and "sweet" -- unless you're a woman.
Newly-crowned Jamaican world 100m champion Yohan Blake raced to victory on Thursday in timing a personal best 9.82sec at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich.
French oil giant Total said on Friday it had found a major gas field in the Caspian sea off the coast of Azerbaijan.
Coca-Cola has backtracked from its announcement on Thursday that it was cutting a €17-million ($23.6m) investment in production facilities in the south of France after the government slapped a tax on sugared drinks.
While Swedes are still enjoying the relatively clement weather of early autumn, weather experts are already forecasting another freezing winter to follow the last two.
The two Swedish reporters jailed in Ethiopia after travelling around the off-limits Ogaden area and recently charged with terrorism crimes will face a lengthy prison sentence if they are convicted, according to a legal expert.
A Swedish man from Örebro, in central Sweden, has been remanded into custody under suspicion of aggravated assault after one of his two months old twin daughters died two weeks ago.
A merger of German automakers Porsche and Volkswagen will not be completed in 2011 as planned, but the two companies said Thursday they still intend to create a tie-up.
This weekend could offer a summery break from the recent chilly weather in Germany, as temperatures reach upwards of 30 degrees in parts of the country amid abundant sunshine. Just don't wait until Sunday for your picnic.
The last century would have been very different if it hadn’t been for the German genius for technological innovation. The Local rates the top ten Teutonic inventions that have changed your life.