Princess Madeleine and fiancé Jonas Bergström revealed on Tuesday that their decision to wed came in June when the future duke went down on one knee during a holiday on the Italian island of Capri.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Social Democratic Party’s chancellor candidate, announced last week a plan to create full employment in Germany by 2020. Rejecting criticism he’s being unrealistic, he argues his political opponents offer no alternative.
Inflation in Germany dropped 0.5 percent last month compared to the same period in 2008 – the first such decline in 22 years – raising the spectre of deflation amidst the worst economic downturn since World War II.
A man has died after being attacked by a bull on Tuesday afternoon on a farm outside Båstad in southern Sweden.
Looking for a way to expose her young daughter to both music and English, Rhea Wessel discovers singing children’s songs can be a challenging yet rewarding pastime.
The global economic crisis is having a negative impact on German children, who have seen their allowances shrink this year, according to a new study published on Tuesday.
Elizabeth Dacey-Fondelius, the self-styled 'Boston Blatte', says when she first came to Sweden almost 16 years ago as a tourist, she didn’t expect to stay. Then she met a man.
Swedish digital streaming music service Spotify is proving to be the saviour of the music industry after years of falling sales. Music company Sony BMG Sweden confirms that revenues from Spotify now outstrip iTunes.
An immigrant population of crayfish from the United States has invaded the waters of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, threatening the local population with a crustacean plague.
Leading conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) want to institute stronger control over internet use and conduct police surveillance to prevent crime, daily Rheinische Post reported on Tuesday.
Activists for environmental group Greenpeace have started dropping boulders into EU-protected cod fishing grounds off Sweden to impede bottom-trawling, a spokesperson confirmed on Monday.
Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has summoned Iran's ambassador to protest against the mass trials of election demonstrators and warned that further steps will be taken if necessary.
A court jailed a 90-year-old former German army commander for life Tuesday for ordering a massacre of civilians in an Italian village in 1944 in one of Germany's last major Nazi war crimes trials.
Sweden's inflation rate continued to fall in July as consumer prices dropped for the fourth straight month, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden.
The campaign for Germany's general election in September only officially began on Sunday, but one Berlin politician has already created a stir with chesty imagery of herself – and Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The timing of Princess Madeleine's engagement to boyfriend Jonas Bergström has come as a surprise to most Swedes, a royal expert tells The Local.
A police inspector in Landskrona in southern Sweden has been reported to the National Swedish Police Disciplinary Board (Rikspolisstyrelsens Personalansvarsnämnd) for describing a suspect as a "negro in a green military jacket".
German racing legend Michael Schumacher on Tuesday said he was cancelling his plans to return to Formula One due to complications from injuries caused by a motorcycle accident.
The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe said this week it will send observers to monitor the German general election next month, the first time such a mission has been sent to Germany.
The Swedish prison population has reached record levels, according to a budget proposition presented to the government by the Prison and Probation Service (Kriminalvården).
Stockholm police were called out to a local beach on Monday after a tip off that the kidnapped British girl Madeleine McCann had been spotted there.
A visitor to the Federal Horticultural Exhibition (BUGA) in Schwerin died on Monday after he was struck by lightning during a sudden thunder storm, police reported on Tuesday.
Germany's DFS air traffic authority is planning to record internal discussions between their control tower employees after an embarrassing near-collision in Frankfurt last month, daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Tuesday.
Princess Madeleine, Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf's youngest child, is to wed her long-time boyfriend Jonas Bergström, the Royal Court has announced.