A 48-year-old woman has been sentenced to life in prison for murder, attempted murder and aggravated arson in Grängesberg in central Sweden in January.
Part of a new, increasingly diverse generation of German politicians, half-Scottish David McAllister is set to become the new premier of Lower Saxony. He spoke to The Local.
In May, Sweden's net trade surplus declined to 2.7 billion kronor ($348.59 million) from 8.1 billion the previous year, Statistics Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån, SCB) reported on Monday.
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Shrugging off recent humiliating opinion poll ratings, Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners, the Free Democrats (FDP), vowed Monday they would stick to their present policies and not veer off course following a top-level meeting of party bosses.
Less than 24 hours after their stunning 4-1 win over England, Germany were already planning for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Argentina - and how to contain Lionel Messi.
Less than one-third of Germans have felt personally affected by the global financial crisis, according to a new survey released on Monday.
Swedish internet service provider Black Internet has decided to bar its customers from accessing the The Pirate Bay, amid fears that an appeals court ruling rendered it subject to punitive fines.
In a push to build momentum for German cinema, films including Michael Haneke’s Palme d'Or winner, “The White Ribbon,” have received €101,000 in funding for major screenings abroad.
It has become more expensive to be a parent in Sweden with the costs incurred from having a baby climbing 43 percent in real terms over 30 years, according new to Swedish Consumer Agency (Konsumentverket) figures.
The demand for child day care is rising in Germany, but states are tackling the challenge with varying levels of investment and success, a new study showed on Monday.
German police said Monday they had recovered a 400-year-old painting attributed to Italian master Caravaggio worth tens of millions of euros stolen two years ago from a museum in Ukraine.
A Swedish court has decided to make public most of the police investigation into alleged sex crimes by former police chief Göran Lindberg, whose high profile trial begins on Tuesday.
Swedish researchers have shown that blurred vision can have a detrimental impact on fish looking to pick up a suitable mate, according to a report by news agency TT.
Leftist anarchists in Berlin have reportedly been harassing immigrants showing their support for the German football team during the World Cup, tearing down national flags and even setting one on fire.
Following Germany's crushing 4-1 World Cup victory over England, the newspapers in The Local's media roundup on Monday could hardly contain their joy.
A Swedish theologian has claimed that Jesus may not have have been crucified as there is no evidence to indicate that the Romans crucified prisoners 2,000 years ago.
With the Statue of Liberty providing the backdrop, modern-day expat Swedes gather to enliven the traditions of the mother country to celebrate Midsummer in lower Manhattan's Battery Park, writes Mischa Benoit-Lavelle.
The glorious summer weather enjoyed by much of the country over the weekend will likely stick around for the whole of this week and beyond, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday.
Conservatives said on Monday that humanitarian concerns should no longer be the only criteria in accepting immigrants into Germany and suggested they also be required to take an intelligence test.
Five people died on Swedish roads over the Midsummer weekend, representing a significant decline on recent years.
Cheeks flushed, eyes shining, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was caught in a rare unguarded moment Sunday as she delighted in German victories on the football field and international stage.
While long summer holidays are a matter of course for most Swedes, many small business-owners take a fortnight or less, according to a new survey by member organisation Företagarförbundet.
The Swedish taxpayer spent 1.4 billion ($181 million) in connection with the mass vaccination programme against the swine flu last autumn and the Association of Local Authorities and Regions (Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting - SKL) has called for an independent inquiry.