Italy kicked Germany out of the Euro 2012 tournament on Thursday night with a 2-1 victory over Joachim Löw's suddenly unimpressive team. Italy will now take on Spain in the final on Sunday.
After a slow start to the 2012 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, German poker players have picked up the pace in the last week with several good results.
Some 120,000 people in Sweden between the ages of 16 and 25 were neither working nor studying in 2010, according to a new report published Thursday by the National Board of Youth Affairs (Ungdomsstyrelsen).
While fertility treatment in Sweden did eventually help her get pregnant, Stockholm-based Australian writer Louise Ling explains that her journey to motherhood wasn't without a few unexpected bumps – and birds – along the way.
Some 70 naked Norwegians joined Swedish pop star Robyn last summer for a long-delayed music video that has finally seen the light of day.
The rejection of Stephen Colbert's bid to tweet in the name of Sweden was due in part to the TV host’s “one-way” Twitter habits, according to Swedish officials, who added that new rules may yet open the account to non-Swedes.
Representatives of German cities destroyed in World War II bomb raids seemed circumspect on Thursday as Queen Elizabeth dedicated a memorial to the bomber pilots – with only an afterthought mention of the tens of thousands of civilian victims.
Representatives of Norway’s Socialist Left Party have proposed abolishing the monarchy, while also offering to smooth the transition by giving the king a notice period.
Buying expensive bottled water rather than getting it out of a tap could not only be a waste of money, but have much fewer health benefits than advertisers would like consumers to believe, a German watchdog said on Thursday.
British police served an extradition notice on Thursday on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has taken refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London requesting aslyum.
A German organist and choirmaster who was fired for “living in sin” will be paid €40,000 in compensation, after he took his case all the way to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) which ruled he had a right to a private life.
American hip hop star Snoop Dogg has been fined after being caught in possession of marijuana and bundles of cash upon his arrival in Norway on Thursday morning.
In The Local’s first installment of “Swedish YouTube Celebrities”, we chat with FreddeGredde – the musician who’s drawn in tens of millions of viewers (and some unusual fan mail) from around the world with his quirky and inventive talents.
The Swedish government, together with the Green Party, on Thursday presented a framework agreement that will allow undocumented immigrants in Sweden to access state subsidized healthcare.
A gun toting nine-year-old took aim at shocked bystanders before stealing an electric car and embarking on a 30 km/h joyride that ended with him crashing at a roundabout in western Sweden.
Swiss researchers are working on creating drones that use thermal imaging to detect fawns nestled in fields that are due to be mown by farmers.
Three children aged 8, 10 and 14 years-old ran away from their parents and travelled 1,000 km to see their grandmother last Saturday.
Some 85 percent of medium-sized German companies are planning to invest this year, but relatively few will run to the bank to borrow money, a study released on Thursday by the Deutsche Bank showed.
Bern has reached an agreement on data exchange with the United States, allowing Switzerland to remain in the Visa Waiver Program.
A German court told a lesbian who had fled persecution in Iran, to go back and simply live discreetly and hide her sexuality. Iranian courts sentence lesbians to whippings and, in a fourth instance, death.
After failing in their efforts to help locate a toddler's missing teddy bear, Swedish police officers on Wednesday offered the distraught little girl a new bear as a consolation gift.
Germany’s domestic intelligence service destroyed files on neo-Nazis linked to the terror gang which claimed the murders of ten people - on the day the killings were traced to them, it has emerged. The interior minister has demanded an explanation.
A man from the south of France has declared himself satisfied after a court banned him from seeing his mother-in-law. The two fell out due to a fight over a can of beer.
Immigrants to Germany are facing less job discrimination and their children are doing better in school, but some problems remain, various reports released this week showed.
The EU has demanded that Switzerland lift restrictions on immigration from eight Central and Eastern European countries.
The Tunisian party Al-Majd wants to deport far right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen who is on holiday in the seaside resort of Hammamet.
A 43-year-old American skydiver died on Wednesday after crashing into the side of a mountain at an extreme sports gathering in Eidfjord, western Norway.
Gunfire erupted in connection with a brawl that broke out at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg on Wednesday night, the second night in a row violence has flared up at the hospital.
Germany's Angela Merkel held last-minute talks with French President François Hollande on Wednesday before a crucial EU summit but warned she would not budge in her opposition to pooling eurozone debt.
The number of people buying and selling black market tickets to the legendary Bayreuth festival is higher than ever before, a financial newspaper reported on Thursday.
Two soldiers were killed and two paramilitary gendarmes wounded Wednesday in an ambush blamed on illegal gold miners in French Guiana, officials in the overseas region said.
France's foie gras industry says legislation due to come into force in California on July 1 banning the sale of duck or goose liver pate over animal rights concerns contravenes international trade law.
This Week's Highlights: Japanese films in Cologne, an American play in Frankfurt, and a mediaeval festival in Bretten.
As Germany prepares for Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final clash against Italy, midfield star Bastian Schweinsteiger has said Germany need a title to crown the rise of their current golden generation.
Some 100 people in their early twenties rioted in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta just after midnight on Wednesday night, smashing up police cars and throwing stones at officers.
Despite a no from local authorities, Swedish prince Carl Philip is adamant he wants a waterside sauna and his appealing the decision that the project would be in violation of Sweden’s environmental laws.
The 415-year-old Cornelius van Wytfliet atlas, stolen from Sweden's National Library (Kungliga Biblioteket, KB) more than a decade ago has been returned to the country after being recovered in the United States last year, officials announced on Wednesday.
German astronaut Thomas Reiter has warned that a space clear-up is needed to protect the satellites upon which many aspects of modern life depend.