A large number of Germans believe that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats are too conservative, a poll showed Friday. Meanwhile support for the environmentalist Greens has grown to record heights.
Berliners can now feel good about their hangovers. For every bottle of a new beer the capital’s denizens guzzle down, the profits will go to social initiatives in their own neighbourhoods. The Local met with the founder of Quartiermeister for a drink.
Most German restaurants abroad feature traditional dishes like Schnitzel and Sauerbraten, but two Bavarians in San Diego have taken a more daring turn, serving exotic burgers made from ostrich, kangaroo and alligator.
The German group Schaeffler, the dominant shareholder in auto parts group Continental, announced Friday a new supervisory board with members representing workers and investors in equal measure.
An Islamic revolution akin to the one that swept through Iran in 1979 could easily take place in Sweden, claims the second highest ranking member of the far-right Sweden Democrats.
The northern port city of Hamburg is bracing for a heated football derby pitting HSV against FC St Pauli this weekend. Joseph Corcos reports on a potentially violent rivalry packed with ideology.
As Sweden's parliamentary party leaders prepare for the final televised debate on Sveriges Television (SVT) on Friday, up to 1.4 million voters are reported to remain undecided ahead of Sunday's election.
One day before the official start of Munich’s 200th anniversary Oktoberfest celebrations, a special historical area tapped its kegs on Friday, treating guests to a nostalgic taste of the famous Bavarian beer bash.
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As Chancellor Angela Merkel fends off accusations her Christian Democrats have lost their conservative edge, Der Tagesspiegel’s Robert Birnbaum argues the party could probably use a new right-wing competitor.
US ambassador to Sweden, Matthew Barzan, praised Swedish police for their professionalism in a statement confirming that the suspect package found at the embassy this morning was determined to pose no threat.
People who have used cocaine are at a greater risk of becoming addicted even after long drug-free periods, researchers at Linköping University have discovered.
A man has expressed remorse to his neighbours over his habit of peeing in the lift in a block of rental flats in Borås in western Sweden over a period of several years in 2000s, reported the local Borås Tidning daily.
There’s nothing like an election to highlight an immigrant’s outsider status. But as Paul O’Mahony explains, the path to citizenship in Sweden isn’t without a bump or two, especially when the journey begins in June.
With polls showing Swedish voters ready to re-elect a centre-right government for the first time in nearly a century and the far-right possibly holding the balance of power, Sweden's September 19th election has no shortage of drama, explains the AFP's Nina Larson.
Swedish oil firm Lundin Petroleum climbed fast on the Stockholm stock exchange on Friday morning after announcing a "significant" find in the Norwegian North Sea.
Former Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück condemned the “excesses” of Germany’s privileged classes on Friday, blaming tax dodgers for helping to perpetuate social problems.
Ten language students from Thailand have been admitted to Uppsala University Hospital with suspected mushroom poisoning after making a stew from the death cap mushroom.
Mona Sahlin accused Fredrik Reinfeldt of spreading lies as the two traded jabs in a heated Thursday night debate pitting the leaders of Sweden’s seven Riksdag parties against each other just four days before election day.
Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Friday repudiated statements by French President Nicolas Sarkozy that Germany is planning deportations of Roma people similar to the controversial programme in France.
Embattled Chancellor Angela Merkel has been dealt fresh blow this week as the German parliament said it was investigating President Christian Wulff over alleged financial irregularities before taking office.
Swedish defence firms Saab Bofors Dynamics sold anti-tank missiles to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, according to Swedish media reports, despite previous denials by trade minister Eva Björling that combat materiel has been sold to the Saudis.
A University of Gothenburg medical scientist has been accused of manipulating research findings in a number of studies, the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) announced Thursday.