The German Football Association (DFB) said Wednesday it will investigate Bundesliga strugglers Nuremberg following the violent incidents which followed a 1-0 German Cup defeat at home to Greuther Fürth.
Internationally renowned for his Christmas decorations, Johann Wanner has excelled as a designer, researcher and successful businessman. But most of all, he's still a child at heart, The Local's Meritxell Mir discovers.
Some face time with Sweden's mighty elk led best selling children’s book author Jan Brett to choose the 'King of the Forest' rather than sleigh-pulling reindeer to star alongside a family of trolls in her latest Christmas-themed book, The Local's Joel Linde discovers.
European authorities sought to head off panic Wednesday over hundreds of thousands of French-made breast implants at the centre of a health scare, saying there was no proof of a link to cancer.
Hot on the heels efforts to turn Sweden into the world's culinary capital, the government is set to announce a new initiative meant to make Sweden's vast forests one of the country's primary tourist attractions.
Turkey is increasing pressure on France on all fronts as French lawmakers prepare to debate a draft law making it a criminal offence to deny the Armenian genocide on Thursday.
Ever thought of applying to Stockholm University, but didn't know where to start? Here's a step-by-step guide on how to turn the dream into reality.
One of Swedes' most cherished animated Christmas television programmes includes scenes where the Nazi's swastika-emblazoned flag is seen flapping in the wind.
A 22-year-old man from southern Stockholm was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Wednesday for ”sadistically” torturing a puppy to death.
A judge has handed down prison sentences of between four and six years to four young men charged with attempting to kill a man at a Berlin metro station earlier this year.
The German government is bankrolling a new TV cop show in Afghanistan in the hope of helping improve the image of the country's much-maligned police force.
Support for the Free Democratic Party (FDP) has slumped to two percent, according to a recent poll.
Germany intends to borrow up to €250 billion ($329 billion) from the markets in 2012, less than this year's level, the government's financing agency said Wednesday.
Switzerland's swimming communmity is in a state of shock after the president of the Bellinzona swimming club partially admitted to allegations of child abuse spanning more than 30 years.
A now 16-year-old boy who had been turned in by his school for downloading films was convicted of violating Sweden's copyright laws by a appeals court on Wednesday, overturning a lower court's acquittal.
The father of Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in twin attacks in July, says his son is the "worst terrorist" since World War II, in an interview released on Wednesday.
A Norwegian couple breathed a Yuletide sigh of relief this month when doctors removed a tiny plastic Christmas star from the throat of their 7-month-old baby boy.
By handing its official Twitter account over to regular citizens, including a priest, a teacher and a ”coffee-drinking bull-dyke", Sweden defends its reputation as one of the world's most democratic nations, The Local's Rebecca Martin discovers.
Two Swedish journalists found guilty by an Ethiopian court Wednesday of supporting a terrorist group are innocent and must be set free, Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said in a statement.
The late Swedish crime writer Stieg Larsson's former partner has slammed the commercialization of the author's best-selling novel, “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” in connection with the release of Hollywood's adaption of the book.
2011 has been the hottest year since 1864, when Switzerland first began to measure and record temperatures, said MeteoSwiss on Tuesday.
Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock has admitted to smuggling delectable sausage from Germany into the United States for Christmastime.
Police in Uppsala, north of Stockholm, caught two thieves stealing Christmas trees after following the tracks in the snow where they had dragged the loot from the scene of the crime.
Norway on Wednesday offered the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about €7 billion ($9.2 billion) to help bolster the European economy, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said.
A 34-year-old man was arrested in Larvik on Tuesday night on suspicion of killing a 64-year-old woman he claims was his mother.
Twelve women from the Paris suburb of Sarcelles have been awarded cooking qualifications in a scheme sponsored by Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse.
German energy supplier EnBW said on Wednesday it had agreed to sell its shareholdings in two Polish power plants to French giant EdF for €301 million ($395 million).
Swedish journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson were found guilty of terror crimes by an Ethiopian court on Wednesday.
A trader accused of a $2.25 billion fraud at Swiss bank UBS was remanded in custody by a London court on Tuesday as his case was adjourned until January 30th, when he must enter a plea.
It would be a miracle for France to retain its triple-A credit rating, threatened by the eurozone debt crisis, the head of its main market regulator said on Tuesday.
A 35-year old woman has been arrested after the discovery of a two month old baby in a freezer.
Being good-looking can be as useful as a university degree when it comes to wages and promotions, with a person's attractiveness directly affecting pay-packets and careers, according to a new study.
Italian makers of sparkling spumante have claimed victory over their French champagne rivals in a battle of the bubblies.
Decisions by former Saab owner General Motors weren't the cause of the Swedish automaker's bankruptcy, according to a new study, which also found that former Saab management is partly to blame.
A report that former England captain David Beckham had agreed to sign for French Ligue 1 giants Paris-Saint Germain is not true, a spokesperson for the football star told AFP on Tuesday.
The government threatened to deploy police officers at airports in place of striking security workers, during the busy holiday season, as their action continued for a fifth day.
Germany is transformed into a winter wonderland during the holidays, but what happens when a German family has to celebrate the Yuletide during summer down under? Jeff Kavanagh reports on a very kiwi Christmas.
The safest municipality in Sweden is Habo, north of Jönköping in central Sweden, where the risk of having an accident or being subjected to a crime is the smallest in the country, according to a new report.
A 55-year-old man was shot in the head while renovating a café in central Malmö on Tuesday afternoon.
There’s more to skiing in Germany than the northernmost bits of the Alps. As the new season begins, The Local introduces some alternative slopes that just might be closer than you think.