A squabble over a historic overpass that turns the phrase, “Building bridges between nations,” on its head was finally resolved Friday.
The weekend weather will look very different depending on whether residents are in eastern or western regions. While sunshine and pleasant temperatures are expected in the west, it will be rainy and cooler in the east, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Friday.
The Deutsche Telekom spying trial took a dramatic turn on its opening day Friday when the main accused, Klaus Trzeschan, made a partial admission and incriminated the company’s then boss Kai-Uwe Ricke.
Sweden’s state owned companies are set to earn record-breaking profits this year, although not every company has had a stellar 2010.
A woman in her fifties died on Friday morning when she was hit by a car driven by her ex-husband in Landskrona in southern Sweden.
The Falu district court on Friday acquitted serial killer Thomas Quick for the murder of Israeli tourist Yenon Levi in 1988.
The future of Germany's Karstadt, Europe's third-largest department store chain, appeared to be secured Friday as a court approved its acquisition by a billionaire investor, safeguarding 25,000 jobs.
Police on Friday blamed a Jena woman for getting herself thrown across a field by a hungry elephant last week, saying she had come too close to the circus animal.
Nearly two-thirds of Germans disagree with controversial central banker Thilo Sarrazin’s claim that rampant immigration is making Germany “dumber,” a poll released Friday has found.
The Red-Green coalition have presented a new agreement on immigration police, arguing that the Swedish Aliens Act is applied too strictly and calling for a review of the asylum process and rules for family reunification.
Taking inspiration from comments make by readers of The Local, US exile Doug Lansky offers up ten more distinctly Swedish habits which often give expats plenty to talk about.
With Germany's opening Euro 2012 qualifier against Belgium taking place on Friday night, German police have been searching trains bound for Brussels in a bid to prevent known hooligans from travelling.
The Swedish Economic Crime Authority (Ekobrottsmyndigheten, EBM) is launching an investigation into suspected fraud and accounting crimes at HQ Bank.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyer admitted on Friday that he does not know whether his client is still in Sweden.
A blog post by a local Sweden Democrat politician, Per T K Wahlberg, in which he claims that black Africans are genetically programmed to rape children, has raised questions about the party's attempts to distance itself from open racism.
Germany’s worsening doctor shortage means there could be 7,000 fewer general practitioners by 2020 than there are today, two peak medical bodies warned Friday.
Judaism is making a comeback in Germany 65 years after the Holocaust, thanks largely to immigration from the former Soviet Union, as shown by this week’s ordination of two rabbis in the eastern city of Leipzig.
The prospects for 25,000 employees at the beleaguered department store chain Karstadt are looking brighter after it emerged Thursday night that negotiators were close to striking a deal on reduced rent on the chain’s properties.
Swedish fifth seed Robin Soderling advanced to the third round of the US Open on Thursday by defeating 72nd-ranked American Taylor Dent 6-2, 6-2, 6-4, setting up a clash with either Dutchman Thiemo de Bakker or Croatia's Ivan Dodig.
Germany faces Belgium on Friday with coach Joachim Löw expecting three points from his team's opening Euro 2012 qualifier as the Germans look to build on their momentum from the World Cup.
With President Christian Wulff expected to announce soon the dismissal of central banker Thilo Sarrazin over inflammatory race and immigration comments, leading politicians called on Friday for a renewed integration debate.
The gap between the government parties and the opposition has halved in Synovate's latest election poll.
Investment bank Carnegie has signed a deal to take over crisis-hit sector colleague HQ Bank, with payment amounting to 268 million kronor ($36.8 million) to settle employee stock options and client obligations.