Usain Bolt repeated his Olympic sprint double at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Thursday evening, blitzing to a staggering new world record of 19.19 seconds in the 200m.
The Local has discovered that Chinese readers are unable to access "Sweden's News in English" as the site has been banned in the Asian country.
A sweatpants-wearing 26-year-old has been charged with theft after knocking a more formally dressed citizen to the ground and removing his jeans.
German prosecutors on Thursday raided the headquarters of luxury carmaker Porsche to seize documents in an insider trading investigation, the company said.
New DNA evidence has implicated former Red Army Faction member Verena Becker in the leftist assassination of West Germany’s Chief Federal Prosecutor Siegfried Buback more than 30 years ago.
If you're looking to combine a one of Sweden's most beautiful natural landscapes with a bit of luxury, Gränsö could be for you, writes Jennifer Heape.
This Week's Highlights: Jazz in Leipzig, wine in Stuttgart, and a new festival for video art in Berlin.
The Swedish state has no intention of bailing out the Koenigsegg Group, the prospective buyers of Saab Automobile, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has said.
The town of Plauen in Saxony is seeking to insure its place in history books, alongside Berlin and Leipzig, with plans for a memorial to East Germany's peaceful demonstrations on the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Germany upped the pressure on US auto giant General Motors on Thursday to sell its European unit Opel to Berlin's preferred bidder, setting the stage for a potential transatlantic showdown.
454,000 Swedes were registered as unemployed during the second quarter of 2009, new figures from Statistics Sweden (SCB) show.
The 16-year-old boy on trial for the murder of 15-year-old Therese Johansson Rojo in the Stockholm suburb of Stureby in June was rushed to hospital on Thursday.
A court in Potsdam sentenced a sadomasochistic scientist to 10 years in jail on Thursday for strangling a woman to death during what he claimed was a bizarre sex game gone wrong.
What's on in Sweden: Cirkus Cirkör and "progg" poster exhibition in Stockholm; Midnight run and Stephen Lynch (US) in Gothenburg; Orquesta Faela and music festival in Malmö
A senior German politician on Thursday recommended that her compatriots buy Japanese cars because they are more environmentally friendly.
A man in Viernheim surrendered to police on Thursday morning after a tense overnight standoff after barricading himself in his apartment and injuring a family of four with a bomb the day before.
Germany's controversial discus thrower Robert Harting put on a crowd-pleasing show of celebration and then went out partying with fans on Wednesday night in Berlin after he won a gold medal at the IAAF world athletics championships.
The United Nations refugee organ, the UNHCR, plans to spend nine months closely monitoring the work methods of the Migration Board (Migrationsverket). The UNHCR regularly directs criticism at Swedish migration policies.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was named the world’s most powerful woman for the fourth year running in a report released on Thursday by US business magazine Forbes.
The dreaded spruce bark beetle has lived the life of Riley in forests destroyed by Storm Gudrun in January 2005. But there are now signs that the ravaging beetle's long rampage is over for the time being.
A 14-year-old girl was raped on Wednesday evening by at least two people in a bush by Grönkullagatan in Helsingborg.
The German naval frigate “Bremen” has captured a pirate boat in the dangerous waters off the coast of Somalia, the Bundeswehr said on Thursday.
A man in his forties was shot on Wednesday evening in a house in the leafy Stockholm suburb of Tyresö.
Swedish district prosecutor Rolf Hillegren, who was reported to the justice ombudsman for referring to some cases of rape as mere regulatory offences, will no longer work on sex crime cases, it has been announced.
Some of Germany’s most treasured historic Prussian landmarks will soon get a €155-million makeover, the federal government announced this week.