Four people were refused entry to a lecture given by controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks at Uppsala University on Thursday after going through a security check.
A new video shows a pensioner blinded by a police water cannon in last week’s violent protests in Stuttgart was throwing objects at officers, raising questions about whether they were provoked or guilty of excessive force.
Sweden’s passion for ice hockey will be on display this weekend when teams from the National Hockey League (NHL) square off in Stockholm, but the fast-moving sport wasn’t always near and dear to Swedes’ hearts, The Local’s David Landes discovered.
Saab Automobile and Volvo Cars are in talks for production collaboration, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing a spokesman from Saab owner Spyker Cars.
Air traffic officials warned travelers in Sweden on Thursday of possible delays and cancelations after Swedish aircraft technicians went on strike on Thursday in a wage-related action expected to last through the weekend.
A German soldier has been killed and six others wounded in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan, Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg announced on Thursday.
Two Germans were among four people killed when fireworks being prepared for Hanoi's millennium celebrations exploded, the Foreign Ministry in Berlin said on Thursday.
The Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa has been awarded the Nobel prize in Literature 2010, it was confirmed on Thursday.
With actor Daniel Craig in Sweden for the filming of the Hollywood remake of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", a Stockholm resident has lodged a complaint due to restricted access on her street.
The current debate about Islam’s place in German society is often skewed by a perverse interpretation of the religion that most average Muslim citizens do not recognize, writes Thomas Seibert from Der Tagesspiegel.
Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl was named by Norwegian media on Thursday as a favourite to win the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in Germany’s reunification and the creation of the European Union.
Several suspects involved in last year’s Hollywood-style helicopter heist of a cash depot south of Stockholm were found guilty on Thursday.
A 24-year-old Munich woman told friends she planned to take a taxi home after visiting Oktoberfest last Friday, but she never made it home. Sabine P. has vanished without a trace, police in the Bavarian capital said this week.
A man who had been suffering from depression took his own life just two weeks after being told by the National Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) that he should seek full-time work, the man's relatives have told a welfare board inquiry.
German firm Siemens has scored a victory over a French rival with European railway operator Eurostar announcing Thursday it had ordered 10 high-speed Siemens trains.
Workers hungry to share in the spoils of Germany's booming economy through higher wages have been given encouragement from a surprising place: the country's pro-business Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle.
This Week's Highlights: Urban art in Berlin, books take centre stage in Frankfurt, and a Marc Chagall exhibition opens in Hamburg.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has been stripped of her status as the world’s most powerful woman, with the new Forbes list putting US first lady Michelle Obama at the summit of female influence.
Swedish troops in Afghanistan have been involved in over 30 firefights and 15 bomb attacks since May, according to a media report.
Leading members of the opposition Social Democrats and Greens called on Thursday for Islam to be recognised by the state as a religious community, similar to Christianity and Judaism.
A man has been arrested in connection with the theft of art worth millions of kronor from the Malmö Art Museum which was only discovered when police unearthed a work by Edvard Munch during a raid on a flat in Landskrona.
Brazil is to wait until after the completion of the presidential elections at the end of October before deciding on a multi-billion-dollar fighter jet purchase, defence minister Nelson Jobim said on Wednesday.
It was a state secret throughout the Cold War, a Mosel-region bunker full of a substitute currency in case of an emergency. But this month the vault door will open, giving visitors a taste just how much fear infused that era.