The wet Swedish summer isn’t bad news for everyone – Swedish retailers have seen an influx of television sales after many Swedes have decided to stay on the couch instead of brave the rain.
Seventeen festivalgoers had to be taken to hospital with minor injuries on Tuesday after having been struck by lightning at the on-going Peace & Love music festival near Borlänge, central Sweden.
Summer in Sweden means a few things: pickled herring and potatoes; dancing round the maypole; and, as we are about to see, millions of people tuning in to watch members of the general public stretch their collective vocal chords at Skansen open-air museum in Stockholm.
Two of Germany’s food giants started a second helping of pudding palaver on Tuesday as they re-heated legal arguments over whether one had copied the other’s dairy dessert.
Germany's national football team are hoping to break their losing streak against Italy in the Euro 2012 semi-final on Thursday. If they win, it will be the first time they have defeated coach Cesare Prandelli's team in a major tournament.
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Danish plastic surgeon Jørn Ege Siana, or the “penis-doctor” as he is known in Denmark, has been given the go ahead to start practicing medicine in Sweden, despite several convictions and a slew of medical complaints in Denmark.
A group of German posties began dog defence classes this week, as part of a post office initiative to make delivering letters less stressful and reduce the injuries caused each year by territorial terriers and aggressive Alsatians.
Norway's ministry of petroleum and energy said on Tuesday it would create a research centre focused on controversial oil and gas activities in the Arctic.
Women are prescribed up to three times as many tranquilizers, anti-depressives, and sleeping pills as men according to new figures from Germany’s largest health insurer. Many are being prescribed without medical need.
Intelligence services in Norway have said a Norwegian man reported to have trained as a terrorist with an Al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen is still in the Middle Eastern country and cannot be extradited.
Magnus Lundberg, the boyfriend of Swedish celebrity doctor Åsa Vilbäck, was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison for burning down a luxury villa in February.
A German court ruled that circumcision for non-medical reasons is bodily harm - a criminal assault - a decision that is bound to create uproar among Jewish and Muslim communities. Is it a reasonable ruling? Have your say.
Swiss and American researchers have found that love and lust activate different but related parts of the brain.
Sweden's Social Democrat head Stefan Löfven is in Chicago to meet with politicians, scientists, and businessmen while learning from President Obama’s election campaign how to win over the Swedish voters in good time for the election in 2014.
A male nurse who threatened police with a homemade bomb strapped to his body in Gothenburg three years ago has been given permission to continue working as a nurse.
Religious circumcisions are bodily harm and thus a crime, a German court ruled this week, in what was dubbed a precedent-setting decision.
Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for the last leg of her historic European tour on Tuesday in Paris, where she will be treated with the honours of a visiting head of state.
Sweden – a country of sexually liberated people, sensible cars and flat-pack furniture, or a modern society battling with violence, injustice and men who hate women? The Local's Rebecca Martin looks at how the success of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy has affected Sweden’s image abroad.
A fifth of French people say they have secretly checked the mobile phone or computer of their partner to see if they were cheating.
An Australian judge on Tuesday ruled a young Frenchwoman not guilty of the bizarre stabbing murder of an elderly man in his Perth home, finding she was insane at the time of the killing.
Germany's plans for vast offshore wind parks as part of wider drive to develop renewable sources of energy could turn out to be little more than hot air if viable financing cannot be found, a new study warned Monday.
On Tuesday the national coordinator for sports related crime, Björn Eriksson, slammed the Riksdag’s proposal that known hooligans should report to authorities prior to major sporting events, in an opinion piece in national newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN).
With financial relations between Washington and Bern increasingly strained, more and more Swiss-Americans are giving up their US citizenship, figures show.
A Norwegian social scientist kicked off a lively debate on Monday when she likened some of the country’s best-known female pop artists to porn stars.
A US jury Monday said French media giant Vivendi was liable for damages to American-based Liberty Media in a lawsuit accusing the French firm of making misleading statements about its finances.
French house building plummeted by 19.8 percent in the three months from March to May from the level for same period last year, official data released on Tuesday showed.
The finance ministers of France, Germany, Spain and Italy will hold talks in Paris on Tuesday in the warm-up to a crunch EU summit later this week, French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said.
A row between health insurers and the Berlin fire department is threatening to leave people who call for emergency medical help with a bill of at least €280.
German cities are being forced to dream up new names for their Facebook pages after the social network decided it would not allow anyone to have control over the name of a place.
A Stockholm-area professor charged with cutting off and eating his wife's lower lip has told investigators he planned to kill himself after the attack and that the decision to eat his wife's lip was made "spontaneously".
A woman from southern Sweden who killed dozens of newborn kittens by placing them in a freezer has been convicted of animal cruelty.
Three, nearly simultaneous car fires broke out in three different locations north of Stockholm on Monday night, leaving police baffled and several passing motorists with flat tyres from road spikes left near the scenes of the fires.
Consumers in Germany get more for their euros than those in many of their neighbouring European countries, apart from the Czech Republic and Poland.