Just ahead of the 725th anniversary of the Pied Piper reputedly banishing a plague of rats from Hamelin, there has been an "explosion" in the German town's rodent population, city officials said on Tuesday.
Michael O'Leary, CEO of budget airline Ryanair, has criticized a Swedish advertising watchdog for its claims that the company uses naked women as part of its marketing.
Deutsche Bank is at the centre of a US investigation into illegal tax shelters - named after cartoon character Homer Simpson - the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
German Education Minister Annette Schavan on Tuesday called the results of the latest student assessment testing "encouraging" after Saxony pushed Bavaria from the top spot for scholastic achievement.
As the flow of immigrants into Sweden reaches record levels, growing numbers are choosing to live in communities featuring universities rather than in cities traditionally known for their large immigrant populations.
Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad has said he is keen to do a lot more to help people in need, according to the Dutch foundation that owns the Swedish furniture giant.
Whether you preside over a family with kids or have just been lumbered with a bout of babysitting, Jennifer Heape has scoured Sweden’s three largest cities to bring you The Local's guide for child-friendly days out.
Looking for a fun and romantic weekend away from grey Berlin this November, Brett Neely heads to Brandenburg's Hoher Fläming nature park for some beautiful scenery and outdoor activities at an affordable price.
Airline passengers across Germany suffered flight delays and cancellations on Tuesday when pilots’ union Cockpit called limitedstrikes for LTU and dba.
Jennifer Heape combs the Swedish capital for child-friendly winter activities.
Sweden's second city has plenty of options for families with children this winter, as Jennifer Heape finds out.
Jennifer Heape checks out what Malmö has to offer for kids this winter.
A civil engineer responsible for building an ice rink that collapsed and killed 15 people in Bad Reichenhall almost two years ago has been handed an 18-month suspended sentence for negligent homicide on Tuesday.
A pig's head has been found stuck to the entrance gate of a Jewish cemetery in eastern Germany next to a cloth with "six million lies" written on it, police said on Tuesday.
An enterprising Swedish company seeking to hire 20 witches has provided a welcome break in the country’s otherwise steady flow of dismal employment news.
Volvo IT, which provides its parent Volvo AB with IT services, announced on Monday it would be laying off 350 employees.
Authorities in Willich have asked for clues in the escape of a 37-year-old inmate who managed to hide himself in a cardboard box picked up by a delivery truck last week.
An airplane with 63 passengers on board made an emergency landing at Gothenburg’s Landvetter airport on Tuesday morning because of a cracked cockpit window.
German film director Werner Herzog is among the 15 filmmakers who have made next year’s Oscar shortlist for best documentary film, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills has announced.
Desperate executives from German automaker Opel turned to Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday evening for government help in case US parent company General Motors goes bankrupt and leaves it high and dry.
With both teams top of their World Cup qualifying groups, respective coaches Joachim Löw and Fabio Capello believe Wednesday night's Germany-England friendly here is a chance to put some new talent in the spotlight.
Six people have been taken to hospital after a bus on its way from Stockholm to Copenhagen collided with a road maintenance truck early on Tuesday morning.
Law enforcement agencies in Bonn are investigating 563 cases of suspected online child pornography across Germany, daily Bild reported on Tuesday.
Most Swedes do not wish to see an increase in the size of the country’s force in Afghanistan, according to a new study.
Muslims and newly arrived refugees in Södertälje, just south of Stockholm, are being subjected to harassment and hate crimes, according to police.