The Stockholm Stock Exchange's recent recovery gained fresh momentum on Monday with the OMXS index up 1.8 percent at the close of the day.
Hamburg’s data protection commissioner Johannes Caspar has given Google an ultimatum: the company must provide a written guarantee that its online Street View project will follow German privacy laws by Wednesday at 10 am.
Nearly 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germans from the country’s formerly communist eastern half remain at greater risk of falling into poverty.
After yet another embarrassing result at the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend, Germany wants to change how it select its entry after not winning the camp musical spectacle since 1982.
A German appeals court overturned a five-year jail sentence on Monday for an obese bus driver who fatally squashed his wife by falling on her during a booze-fuelled row.
Germany's representative in the European Commission launched a sharp attack on his own country's banks on Monday, saying they had been "world champions" in investing in risky financial products.
Swedish free newspaper group Metro International has announced that it is to end distribution of its publication in 12 cities in the north and south-east of Sweden.
A 42-year-old man charged with sex offences against a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide prior to the trial was sentenced to three years imprisonment by a Jönköping court on Monday.
Polar World, the world's largest polar bear park, opens today in Dalarna, Sweden. It is also the first park to engage in the breeding of the endangered species.
A Swedish surveillance ship operating in the Baltic sea has saved two Russian fisherman from drowning, according to a report in Svenska Dagbladet.
A neighbourhood feud near Haparanda in northern Sweden has held the media focus for several years - the accepted story being that a Roma family terrorized the whole village. But when the acclaimed Swedish investigative journalist Maciej Zaremba visited the village of Vojakkala for Dagens Nyheter he found the truth to be quite different.
The financial crisis and its effects dominated the debate between the seven parliamentary party leaders on national Swedish television's Agenda programme on Sunday evening.
The chief executive of the Norrland Opera House, Magnus Aspegren, has been fined 60,000 kronor ($7,550) as a result of the floor collapse at a rock concert at the Opera in 2007.
There may be a lot of talk show hosts in the world but there's only one Conan O'Brien. Since stalking is such a strong word, The Local's blogger Mollie Söderlind explains why she's in hot pursuit of the Tonight Show supremo.
Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared on television for her first American-style “Town Hall Meeting” on Sunday night. While she made a good impression, critics have dismissed the show as scripted and safe.
Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin sparked controversy this month with a critique exploring why blogs thrive elsewhere yet seem to struggle in Germany. The Local spoke with US-based blogger Felix Salmon about becoming the most hated man in German cyberspace.
While pondering the remembrance of things past, Jeanne Rudbeck decides she'd much rather sip a latte in the city than flee Stockholm for Nature with the rest of the population.
Some 600 Tamil demonstrators blocked traffic at the Frankfurt train station on Sunday afternoon as they tried to draw attention to their plight in Sri Lanka, police said.
Public day care centres remained closed across Germany on Monday morning as workers staged a second day of strikes to pressure state employers into better wage and health care benefits.
Jurgen Kantner, kidnapped from his sailboat by Somalia pirates last year, has baffled locals by returning to the scene of the crime to retrieve his beloved sailboat.
An increasing number of southern Swedes have felt the full force of the law since a 2006 crack down on peeing in public, a practice long forbidden but widely tolerated.
New disturbances broke out in Lund in southern Sweden on Sunday as two deserted buildings were occupied by activists.