Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned on Wednesday that the frigid state of US-Russian ties could aggravate a range of world crises after high-level talks on Iran's disputed nuclear program were axed.
Sweden’s EU parliamentary delegation is rejoicing following a decision by the body to toss out a proposal that would have banned file sharers from the internet and forced internet service providers to filter content in the hunt for pirated material.
People in Africa are reaching out to help the less fortunate citizens of faraway Sweden, writes David Bartal.
A disgruntled dentist in the Bavarian town of Neu-Ulm is under investigation for assault and theft after forcibly retrieving unpaid dental work from the mouth of his patient.
Germany will double its contribution to an EU police training mission in Afghanistan, the cabinet in Berlin announced on Wednesday.
Swedish central bank chief Stefan Ingves has said the country is financially strong and well prepared for the challenges posed by a global economic downturn.
A local council in western Sweden has withdrawn its written warning against a pre-school teacher who encouraged children in her class to eat cat food earlier this year.
Complaints from foreign students who’ve been rejected from Swedish universities have left the National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) struggling to keep up.
An Aachen man who failed to reach orgasm during his €30 ($44) session with a prostitute has accused her of unfairly taking his money, according to a bemused police report on Wednesday.
A damaging bribery scandal at German conglomerate Siemens came to court in Nuremberg for the first time on Wednesday as a former board member went on trial charged with breach of trust.
Sweden’s outbreak of blue tongue disease continues to spread as animals in the Småland region of south central Sweden and neighbouring Skåne county to the south have now been diagnosed with the condition.
Researchers in Gothenburg studying the connection between alcoholism and the hormone ghrelin have found that a single genetic cause may lie behind several forms of dependency.
China has started making inquires at German dairies for powdered milk in the wake of a deadly food safety scandal, daily newspaper Die Welt reported on Wednesday.
Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have arrived in Berlin for a three-month stay while Pitt stars in Quentin Tarantino's “Inglorious Basterds,” which begins production in mid-October.
The longstanding dispute over who owns the rights to a famous image from Sweden’s war-time propaganda campaigns is over.
German business confidence dropped for the fourth straight month in September, the key Ifo index showed on Wednesday, as the biggest European economy was gripped by the international financial crisis.
Fresh research has shed light on what exactly is breaking down the wooden hull of the centuries old Vasa war ship housed in one of Stockholm’s most popular museums.
Sweden’s newest music sensation, Veronica Maggio, talks to The Local’s Jennifer Heape about nerves, female solidarity and exploring her darker side.
Eighteen years after German reunification, the eastern states still depend on financial support from the federal government, Transportation Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee told broadcaster ZDF on Wednesday morning.
Nearly two of three Swedes believe that unemployment is on the rise, according to a new survey.
The Riksbank announced on Wednesday that it was entering into a $10 billion reciprocal currency arrangement with the Federal Reserve Bank in the United States.
An autopsy has shown Berlin's famous zookeeper Thomas Dörflein died of a heart attack, but Germany daily Bild reported Wednesday that Knut’s surrogate father was also suffering from cancer.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Tuesday that Russia’s apparent cancellation of a ministerial meeting of six major powers on Iran’s nuclear program would make it “difficult” to bring pressure on Tehran.