What’s on in Sweden: Ship shape tour in Stockholm, Cameroonian Jazz in Gothenburg and a spin on Cinderella in Malmö. Plus English comedy in Linköping.
Up to 25,000 people were killed in the controversial Allied bombing of the German city of Dresden during World War II, fewer than often estimated, an official commission concluded Wednesday.
The Year in Sweden - March: Journalist Kim Loughran sketches a month by month account of the country he has called home ever since his accidental migration in 1966.
The Local's series "Making it in Germany" presents Elisa Moolecherry, the Canadian actor and entrepreneur behind Munich’s English-language BeMe Theatre.
At least fifteen boys are now believed to have been sexually abused by a sports coach in the Stockholm area as the case against a 22-year-old suspect widens.
The world's top-selling luxury car maker, BMW, announced Wednesday its pre-tax profit for 2010 would grow significantly, helped by a surge in new or revamped models such as the popular 5-series.
The Turkish government has reportedly angered Turkish-German politicians by inviting them to an Istanbul conference and then urging them to resist political and social integration in their adopted homeland.
The German luxury carmaker Porsche said on Wednesday that has paid down nearly half its mountain of debt but that it expects to suffer a net loss in its current fiscal year.
An elderly British woman died after a German surgeon working as a locum botched an operation on her hip, severing an artery, British media reported on Wednesday.
Police bomb technicians have concluded that an explosive left at the reception desk of a police station in central Stockholm did not pose any threat to people or property.
Swedish furniture chain Ikea has adopted an unorthodox method to get its products into the mind's eye of discerning Parisians - by lining metro station platforms with living room furniture.
An increasing number of prisoners at Swedish correctional facilities are taking the chance to study, according to new figures from the Swedish Prison and Probation Service (Kriminalvården).
Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is to bring forward the government’s scheduled reduction of compulsory military service from 2011 to this autumn despite criticism from the ranks, a media report said Wednesday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said that sexual abuse of children was not solely a problem facing the Catholic Church in Germany, amid a snowballing scandal over paedophile priests.
The price of the average Swedish house has passed the two million kronor ($300,000) mark for the first time new figures from Statistics Sweden (SCB) show.
Researchers in Gothenburg have developed a promising new vaccine against genital herpes, with successful tests on mice offering hope of an STD-free future for millions, Gothenburg daily Göteborgs-Posten reports.
One half of new hires - mainly immigrants, women and young people - receive only temporary contracts from their German employers, sparking calls from trade unions to make changes to employment law.
SSU, the opposition Social Democrat party youth league, has registered the patent for the Swedish word Alliansen (The Alliance) - the collective name used by the government for its four-party coalition.
Håkan Axelsson, the only athlete at the Vancouver Paralympics with both a visual impairment and an amputation, is gunning for gold on Wednesday in the 12.5 km biathlon.
The association of Turkish Social Democrats in Gothenburg has elected to discontinue its operations after last week's parliamentary vote to recognize as genocide the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.
The German industrial group Siemens will cut at least 1,000 jobs as it restructures its SIS information services unit with an eye towards listing it on the stock market, a press report said on Wednesday.
The hailstorm of criticism that has battered Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle lately over his travel entourage was partly driven by homophobia, his ministerial colleague Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said Wednesday.
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's decision to distance himself from a Swedish parliament vote on the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks has been hailed as "very positive" by his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
German banking customers being stung by cash machine withdrawal fees of up to €10 may get some relief after parliament's consumer affairs official declared Wednesday he planned to investigate the soaring costs.
The 33-year-old student held on suspicion of the massacre threat at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm on Monday has been released. He remains suspected of making illegal threats.
Eleven days after armed robbers snatched €242,000 from a poker game in a daring heist at Berlin’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, one of the culprits has turned himself into police.