English funnyman Paul Foot arrives in Sweden on Wednesday for his first-ever tour of Sweden. He chats with The Local's Vivian Tse about his impressions of Sweden and the Swedes and recounts his long, strange trip towards a career of making people laugh.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been denied a residence permit to stay in Sweden, according to the National Migration Board (Migrationsverket).
Chancellor Angela Merkel has declared “multiculturalism” dead but also wants to lure qualified immigrants to Germany. The conflicting messages left some newspapers in The Local’s media roundup on Monday confused.
National alerts were issued for several 'priceless' church artifacts stolen overnight on Sunday from Tidersrums church in southeastern Sweden's Kisa.
Another northern German island has become the target of arsonists. After this summer’s series of fires on the North Sea island of Sylt, police said Monday they are investigating similar fires set on Usedom in the Baltic Sea.
German President Christian Wulff flew to Turkey Monday for a four-day visit amid a heated debate in his country over the integration of Muslim immigrants, many of them Turkish.
Germany’s largest airline Lufthansa plans to expand its 2010-2011 winter offerings to include more seats and new destinations, the company said on Monday.
Swedish footballer and AC Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has leveled a new attack against his former coach at Barcelona, comparing him to disgraced golfer Tiger Woods.
Swedish publisher Metro International has returned to profitability, reporting a third quarter net profit of just over €1 million ($1.4 million) on Monday.
The Swedish government has proposed implementing a new licencing system for teachers starting in 2012.
German publisher Axel Springer announced on Monday it was shutting down the Russian-language edition of Newsweek, which was often openly critical of the Kremlin, for economic reasons.
Swedish customs agents are nabbing more cannabis smugglers than in past years, and people traveling across the Öresund Bridge with small amounts of the drug figure prominently in the statistics.
A 26-year-old man attempted to crash a sightseeing plane above Munich by attacking the pilot, but jumped to his death instead after he found he was no match for the Bundeswehr-trained aviator, Bavarian police reported.
Headaches continued for Swedish rail travelers on Monday after the country’s national rail operator SJ cancelled more departures in order to complete inspections following the discovery of cracks in a few train wheels last week.
Residents of many German cities will see their local taxes and fees rise significantly in 2011 due to a record €14-billion budgetary shortfall, the German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB) said Monday.
A sculpture owned by a Swedish union fetched nearly 50 million kronor ($7.52 million) at a Christie's auction in London on Thursday.
The planned reform of Germany’s unpopular GEZ broadcasting licence fees could heavily burden businesses, industry experts warned on Monday.
Six Swedes and an American successfully escaped from Haiti's largest prison after they were taken hostage when prisoners staged a revolt on Sunday.
Education Minister Annette Schavan on Monday promised a new law enabling better recognition of foreign credentials would provide 300,000 highly qualified workers for the booming German economy.
German ministers have criticised social networking site Facebook for failing to respect privacy, following a report of a serious flaw that allowed non-subscribers access to private data.
Switzerland's Roger Federer will make his return to the Stockholm Open two years late when the oldest indoor tournament on the ATP circuit begins on Monday.