German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Friday for a global economic charter to enforce new standards when the world comes out of the financial crisis.
A Swedish court has suspended a decision awarding the running of the Stockholm metro to Hong Kong company MTR after French rival Veolia appealed the decision, Veolia said on Friday.
The economic downtown has created a windfall for one of Sweden's main pawn broker chains, which on Friday reported a 20 percent increase in loans given out last year compared to 2007.
American starlet Lindsey Vonn on Friday showed her form in Garmisch-Partenkirchen ahead of the world championships by consolidating her World Cup rankings lead with success in the women's slalom.
German luxury carmaker Porsche on Friday said it would cut production amid crashing turnover due to the global financial crisis.
Sweden’s top military commander on Friday handed over to the government a lengthy report detailing a range of proposed reductions to the country’s armed forces.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. As Germany looks set to rack up massive new debt this year, Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has been spotted casting a hopeful eye at his lottery ticket.
The chief physician of the psychiatric ward at a Stockholm hospital has rebuked an art student after she pretended to be psychotic as part of an art project.
High pressure system Friederike is blowing icy air toward northeast Europe from Russia, bringing temperatures as low as -13 degrees Celsius (8.5 degrees Fahrenheit) and a chance of snow to Germany this weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Friday.
The Swedish government announced on Friday it was postponing the sale of state-owned mortgage lender SBAB because of the financial crisis.
Senior diplomats from six world powers will attempt to convince Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions next week at a meeting in Germany for their first meeting since US President Barack Obama took office, a German official said Friday.
Sweden doesn’t want to be rushed into approving a Russian-German natural gas pipeline project under the Baltic Sea before a careful review of environmental concerns, a minister said Friday.
Germany’s Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) has announced it began checking drinking water for radiation in Kissenbrück near the controversial nuclear waste facility Asse in Lower Saxony this week.
In the first of a series highlighting different communities in Sweden, The Local’s David Landes takes a look at how the sprawling and complex history of Swedish-Russian relations affects life for Russians living in Sweden today.
With Berlin Fashion Week currently in full swing, Sarah Giblin from Exberliner Magazine examines a style particular to the German capital’s prostitutes: the corset look.
Three academics who demanded to see the source material behind a controversial new report on religious and poltical extremism in the Malmö suburb of Rosengård have been told that the material no longer exists.
Get the skinny on next season's hottest fashion collections from German labels like Hugo Boss, Joop! and Strenesse Blue with The Local's photo gallery special of Berlin Fashion Week.
Finance Minister Anders Borg spoke on Thursday of the need for Sweden to further bolster the banking sector.
Workers at a Brandenburg steel plant couldn’t believe their eyes when €170,000 in cash rained from a safe that a bank had sent to be scrapped, daily Henningsdorfer Generalanzeiger reported on Friday.
Crime in online virtual worlds is on the rise, according to the Baden-Württemberg state office of criminal investigation (LKA) on Friday.
Swedish media company Metro International announced on Thursday that it was shuttering the Spanish version of its free Metro newspaper due to plummeting advertising revenue coupled with the global economic crunch.
Norway's government has said it plans to surface a Nazi submarine loaded with mercury that sank off its shores in 1945 that poses an environmental hazard.
Employees with foreign backgrounds working for a telemarketing company in Jönköping in central Sweden claim management encouraged them to change their names in order to increase sales.
The opposition has hit a two year low in voter support, while the Moderate Party has reached heights not seen since the month following Sweden’s last election, according to a new survey.