Discount supermarkets and economy airlines have long done a roaring trade in Germany, but an increasing number of Germans are taking their thriftiness to the grave. The Local’s Kristen Allen reports on the trend toward bargain burials and anonymous funerals.
Two people were injured on Friday afternoon when a car exploded at a Statoil service station in the Stockholm suburb Gubbängen.
A married couple in their sixties have been found dead in the cellar of their home near Sollefteå in northern Sweden.
Top Swedish skier Anja Pärson sealed her first World Cup win of the season in the women's super-combined event in St. Moritz on Friday.
Germany said on Friday that it sees no reason for "unease" over Greece's fiscal woes and that it is confident that Athens will live up to its promises to rein in its yawning budget deficit.
The deep freeze hitting Germany this winter has frozen Hamburg’s Alster Lake for the first time in over a decade. Jeff Kavanagh laces up his skates to go for a spin.
Two homes in the town of Tiefenort in Thuringia were evacuated on Friday after a landslide opened up a two-metre crater nearby.
The director of the Dutch Shareholder's Association VEB has thrown a spanner in the works of the Saab-Spyker deal by publicly demanding answers from Spyker CEO Victor Muller on his financing plans.
Latest figures from Statistics Sweden reveal that in the last 50 years the number of foreigners living in Sweden or those with two foreign-born parents has risen from four to nearly 20 percent.
A 34-year-old illegal taxi operator has been charged in Malmö on eight counts of rape and attempted rape.
Sweden's ruling centre-right alliance has increased its pulling power among voters to take a 45.7 percent share according to a new poll. But the left-green opposition still maintains its lead with 48.6 percent.
Sweden's justice ombudsman (JO) has levelled heavy criticism at the Social Insurance Agency for a string of perceived shortcomings.
A tighter control of plagiarism across the Swedish education system is thought to be working after the number of students suspended on grounds of cheating at colleges and universities fell by 15 percent last year.
A freight train laden with auto parts derailed near the village of Schandelah in the state of Lower Saxony on Friday morning, forcing commuter traffic in the state to be rerouted.
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez believes the German giants need to win all of their remaining Bundesliga games to be sure of the title - starting with Mainz on Saturday.
German group BMW said Friday that 2009 sales slipped by 4.7 percent as the luxury car market was hit by the global recession, but added it expected to sell more than 1.3 million autos this year.
Sixty Haitian children have arrived in Germany where they will be adopted some two weeks after the earthquake that devastated their country.
Germany believes Thursday's conference in London to map out Afghanistan's future could be a "turning point" for the country, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.
A Deutsche Bahn conductor will be disciplined after she threw a 16-year-old girl off a train on the coldest night of the year. The incident is the latest in a string of controversial measures taken against children without proper tickets.
The first step towards introducing congestion charges in Gothenburg was taken on Thursday evening when council leaders met to fine-tune a proposal, which will now be submitted to the Swedish parliament.