One of Germany's most modern nuclear power stations was shut down on Friday due to a technical fault, operator RWE said, less than three weeks after problems at another reactor hit the headlines.
The former porn star known as Dolly Buster is asking the German city of Wesel not to vote for her this week after accidentally registering as a candidate for upcoming city council elections.
The 32-year-old Swedish man who tried four times to kill his girlfriend using Zyklon B pesticide was sentenced on Friday to nine years in prison for attempted murder.
German conservatives on Friday rejected German Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries’ suggestion that gay couples should be allowed to adopt children. But gay rights advocates said current laws were contradictory.
As the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches, 91 artists are feverishly working to restore their original contributions to the famed East Side Gallery. The Local’s Andrew Mach reports.
Germany has implemented the best economic stimulus package in the world, according to a new study released by Manager Magazin on Friday.
The three men behind The Pirate Bay file sharing site are filing a defamation lawsuit in Swedish court against a Dutch anti-piracy organization.
The Dresden public prosecutor’s office has charged a man who stabbed a pregnant Egyptian woman to death in a courtroom with murder - more than three weeks after her death sparked outrage around the world.
The mood among German firms brightened for the fourth month running in July amid signs that the worst may be over for Europe's biggest economy, the closely watched Ifo index showed on Friday.
Swedish officials called for a tough stance on climate change at a meeting of European environment and energy ministers held in Åre in central Sweden on Friday.
Swedish football favourite Zlatan Ibrahimovic has left his Inter Milan teammates to return to Sweden in anticipation of signing a new contract with Spanish Champions Barcelona.
The election of US President Barack Obama has more than doubled German confidence in America, a study released this week by the Washington-based Pew Research Center reported.
A gravely ill pregnant woman from Britain who is suffering from the swine flu is in Sweden for treatment due to a lack of specialist beds in Britain.
A Swedish court has overturned the conviction of a man previously found guilty of rape, citing a new legal precedent set by the the Supreme Court earlier this month.
An 83-year-old woman from Östergötland in southern Sweden was forced to pay for back surgery out of her own pocket after doctors at her local public hospital told her she was too old for the treatment.
The energy and environment ministers of the European Union are meeting this week in the Swedish resort town of Åre to work out details of how exactly the EU will meet its ambitious goals to reduce the 27-member bloc’s energy consumption, report the AFP’s Catherine Marciano and James Franey.
With the mobile phone market taking a major hit in the wake of the economic crisis, Swedish telecom giant Ericsson reported an almost 60 percent drop in second-quarter net profits, coming in well below market expectations.
Swedish military forces were involved in a battle in Aqchah in northern Afghanistan on Thursday night. No Swedish soldiers have been reported injured.
Continuing severe weather caused damage and injuries across Germany on Thursday evening with gale force winds and heavy rainfall, police said.
In 1980s communist East Germany, nearly all clothing available was mass-produced and functional rather than fashionable, leaving little room for individuality and self-expression.
Swedish construction firm Skanska reported significantly improved results on Thursday, exceeding consensus expectations for second quarter net profits.