Defence lawyers for the three founders and a financier of Swedish file sharing site The Pirate Bay warned on Friday of the consequences for popular websites like Facebook and Twitter if their clients’ guilty verdict isn’t overturned.
Two Swedish citizens of Somali origin tied to an al-Qaeda-linked extremist group were charged in Gothenburg on Friday with "planning terrorist crimes" in Somalia.
During a service to honour a fallen Bundeswehr soldier on Friday Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg called for a more honest discussion about the dangers of Germany’s military deployment in Afghanistan.
Germany said on Friday it was "confident" of cutting the deficit on its public finances to within EU limits in 2011, the first major eurozone economy to do so since the global recession.
The number of Swedish employees working in China has doubled in the last five years, according to a comprehensive report issued by an engineering industry group in Sweden surveying the current industrial landscape between the two countries.
Time is almost up for German residents to opt out of having their homes or businesses shown on Google's controversial Street View navigation service. The deadline is midnight on Friday for people living in the 20 cities set to go online later this year.
Having seen the disastrous consequences of virulent anti-Semitism firsthand, Germany must lead the fight against Europe’s rising intolerance towards Muslims, writes The Local’s Marc Young.
Former England manager Sven-Gorän Eriksson of Sweden has lashed out at current manager Fabio Capello of Italy for not treating his players like adults.
A professor at Umeå University in northern Sweden was stunned after a thief who stole his laptop copied and returned the contents of the computer to him - on a USB memory stick.
A 23-year-old serial rape suspect in central Sweden's Örebro has confessed to a rape committed in March, but has denied the other three crimes for which he faces charges.
Two Germans arrested in Iran this week for interviewing the son of a woman facing execution by stoning have confessed to committing an offence, the public prosecutor said in reports on Friday.
A TV studio audience thought they were in for a good time at the filming of a new German game show this week, but instead they were forced to spend over seven hours with no bathroom breaks or water while producers held them captive.
The Local’s series The New Berliners explores the lives of immigrants from around the world in Germany’s capital. For the fourth installment, Julia Lipkins spoke with the Bosnian boxer Marco Huck.
The Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) has rescinded its sales ban on the PutOn condoms brand after originally ruling that it failed to meet Swedish safety requirements.
Mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson reported a third consecutive quarter of net profits on Friday following dramatic restructuring, but its sales fell far below expectations.
The development of Germany’s renewable energy sources will mean record green electricity surcharges for consumers in 2011, increasing power bills by up to €112 per year, according to industry experts.
Every four years, Stockholm’s Moderna Museet presents a sampling of what's new in Swedish contemporary art. Contributor Jennifer Lindblad takes a look at this year's exhibit, which opened October 2nd.
Mediated talks over the controversial Stuttgart 21 rail project will begin on Friday in the southern German city. The two sides agreed on the first official meeting on Thursday night.
Rule of law and government effectiveness in Sweden are among the best in the world, according to the World Justice Project’s 2010 Rule of Law Index.
This weekend a colonial German church celebrates its 100th anniversary in Namibia. The Lutheran church was finished in 1910 after a tumultuous period of construction that mirrored the upheaval of Imperial Germany's African conquest.
Piggybacking on the reputation for the quality of their country’s cars and machines, German consumer goods brands are feverishly wooing Chinese customers as they try to catch up with their French and Italian rivals in a fast-growing market.
Former Social Democratic justice minister Thomas Bodström is leaving politics and giving up his seat in the Riksdag to remain with his family in the United States.
Swedish golfers Robert Karlsson and Johan Edfors stood at the top of the leader board after the opening round of the Portugal Masters on Thursday.