The government on Thursday presented a new legislative referral which updates conditions for foreigners working temporarily in Sweden for a foreign company following a European court’s ruling against a Swedish union in a landmark wage-dumping dispute.
Grappling with the end of the popular “cash for clunkers” government stimulus programme, car dealerships in Germany are offering discounts of up to 42 percent on new vehicles, magazine Auto Motor und Sport reported on Thursday.
Twenty years ago this week, East Germany’s communist regime celebrated its 40th anniversary in power while the East German people took to the streets with their fists in the air. Der Tagesspiegel’s Matthias Schlegel reports on the peaceful demonstrations that would help bring down the Berlin Wall.
Romanian-born German author Herta Müller won the 2009 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the Swedish Academy announced.
Telecoms operator TeliaSonera and music service Spotify have signed a two-year cooperation agreement that will enable Telia’s customers to use Spotify in computers, mobile phones and TVs in the Swedish market. Telia is also planning to launch a special Spotify-ready mobile phone.
Two Moderate Riksdag members have proposed setting up a body to monitor news coverage by Sveriges Television (SVT) in order to correct what they see as a left-leaning bias at the state broadcaster.
German writer Herta Müller has been announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2009.
Drivers in eastern Sweden can soon fill their tanks at a village petrol station operated by the Church of Sweden.
A man from Skellefteå in northern Sweden who lost his job as a personal care assistant because of a part-time internship at a local porn shop has accused his former employer of discrimination.
Romanian-German writer Herta Müller, Thursday's winner of the 2009 Nobel Literature Prize, has used her upbringing under Nicolae Ceauşescu's oppressive regime as her main source of inspiration.
Germany on Thursday announced its first confirmed swine flu-related death after a female patient suffered complications from the A(H1N1) virus.
Wooed into learning the art of seduction, The Local’s Christine Demsteader follows a group of men in pursuit of a pick-up artist’s secrets in Stockholm.
Sweden’s highest legal official, Chancellor of Justice (Justitiekanslern – JK) Göran Lambertz, is stepping down from his post and will be replaced by supreme court justice Anna Skarhed, the government announced on Thursday.
Germany's incoming centre-right coalition partners the Christian Democrats (CDU) and Free Democrats (FDP) are planning a big increase in child benefits, daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Thursday.
The trial of John Demjanjuk, accused of assisting in the murder of 27,900 Jews in a Nazi death camp, will begin on November 30 in the southern German city of Munich, the court said Thursday.
This Week's Highlights: Mucha in Munich, an onion festival in Weimar, and a candlelit commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Leipzig's Peaceful Revolution.
Four of Germany’s universities have made it into the top 100 of a new global higher education ranking, but the country’s overall standing has worsened compared to last year.
Sweden's government has proposed abolishing the statute of limitations for crimes that can lead to life imprisonment. Under current laws, suspects for crimes that include murder, genocide and major acts of terrorism can not be prosecuted if 25 years have elapsed since the crime was committed.
The nine-year-old girl who was brutally attacked and dumped in a gully in North Rhine-Westphalia last month cannot remember what happened to her, police said after questioning her.
A 48-year-old man is on trial in Helsingborg in south-western Sweden for having sexually assaulted a police officer following an interrogation for other alleged sex crimes.
What's on in Sweden: Fashion market & Nouvelle Vague (Fr) in Stockholm; Culture night & Nostalgia fair in Gothenburg; The Handsome Family (US) & English comedy in Malmö/Lund
Supermodel Heidi Klum apparently feels her surname is too German for America and has reportedly filed to change it to Samuel – the last name of her husband, pop singer Seal.
Storms bringing heavy rain swept through parts of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony early on Thursday morning, flooding roads and causing power outages, according to the police.
Prosecutors have decided to reopen their investigation into what caused a 24-year-old man’s death following a violent arrest in Gothenburg last April amid revelations that police investigators tried to cover up details about the man's injuries.
Literary circles in Sweden are bursting with speculation ahead of Thursday’s announcement of the Nobel Literature Prize, with many expecting the award to go to a poet for the first time since 1996.