German giants Bayern Munich confirmed on Wednesday that Dutch coach Louis van Gaal will take over as head coach on July 1 having signed a two-year contract to replace the fired Jürgen Klinsmann.
The US Army on Wednesday announced it would consolidate military personnel at its Grafenwöhr base in Bavaria at the expense of facilities in Schweinfurt, Wiesbaden, Bamberg and Kaiserslautern.
Britain's Simon Rattle said Wednesday that he would remain the chief conductor of the world-renowned Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra until 2018
What's on in Sweden: Canadian improv theatre and Morrissey in Stockholm; Funk veterans and Basketball Festival in Gothenburg; Brandy in Malmö
Oldenburg police revealed on Wednesday that a tapestry once belonging to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels has sparked an ownership dispute after being allegedly smuggled out of East Germany stashed in the boot of a car in the 1980s.
Ailing German auto parts maker Schaeffler warned on Wednesday it may have to cut up to 4,500 jobs as sales plunged by a third amid the crisis in the automobile sector.
Despite a projected budget deficit of 3 billion kronor ($379 million) for 2009, Sweden’s county and local governments shouldn’t expect any more money from the state.
The Bavarian dialect is Germany’s best-loved accent, according to a new poll from monthly magazine Daheim in Deutschland.
The path to survival for Sweden’s auto industry is cutting jobs and focusing on niche products, experts said on Wednesday.
An aggressive conspiracy of ravens is wreaking havoc on farmers in central Sweden, having killed more than a dozen animals in the last 3 months.
The Swedish Liberal Party has demanded that Sweden become a full member of NATO and argues that an open debate over the issue is needed.
John Demjanjuk, an 89-year-old deported from the US is fit to stay in jail as he awaits charges he helped herd thousands of Jews into the gas chambers, the German prison holding him said Wednesday.
Swedish opera star Malena Ernman took another step toward solidifying her pop-music credentials on Tuesday night by sailing through the first semifinal of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest.
Saarland might be known for its affinity for French culture, but as Rhea Wessel reports, this summer the state will become Germany’s hotspot for American music.
Swedish art student Anna Odell has been charged by prosecutors in Stockholm for a faked suicide attempt she acted out as a part of a final art project.
Germany's cabinet agreed on a "bad bank" scheme on Wednesday to clean up toxic assets from banks' balance sheets, a key plank of Berlin's bid to turn around Europe's biggest economy.
A severe storm in the German state of Baden-Württemberg created what police called “winter conditions” on Wednesday, with hail up to 50-centimetres deep in some places.
Swedish cyclist Thomas Lövkvist took the lead in the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, becoming the first Swede in 26 years to don the pink leader’s jersey in the Italian cycling classic.
Daycare workers will likely strike nationwide on Friday in an ongoing wage dispute, forcing parents to scramble for alternative child care.
Sweden's rising hip-hop star Adam Tensta talks to The Local's Majsan Boström about bright musical prospects, growing up in a tough Stockholm neighbourhood, and recording in the same studio as boyhood idol Michael Jackson.
Wolfsburg's strikers Edin Dzeko and Grafite both netted in the German league leader's 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday while title rivals Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich also picked up wins.
The centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) reached their highest approval rating this year in an opinion poll released by weekly magazine Stern on Wednesday.
A Holocaust revisionist was sentenced to three months in prison in Australia Wednesday for defying court orders to stop publishing anti-Semitic material on the internet.
Public health insurance companies may have sold personal patient information to private insurers, German federal commissioner for data protection Peter Schaar told daily Bild on Wednesday.
US investment fund Ripplewood is interested in Opel, the German unit of struggling General Motors for which Berlin is trying to find a buyer, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Wednesday.
A proposal to offer performance-related bonuses to immigrants who complete state-funded language courses within one year has raised concerns from both students and teachers.
A 23-year-old man wanted by police since December for firing shots at the entrance of Casino Cosmopol in Stockholm was arrested on Monday.
A Swedish man of Lebanese origin charged with planning to set up an Al Qaeda training camp in the United States was convicted by a New York court on Tuesday, according to prosecutors.