A boy in western Sweden is to be compensated after enduring years of racially-motivated bullying, Sweden’s Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen – DO) has ruled.
German luxury carmaker Porsche on Thursday announced a campaign to hire 100 new engineers for its southern German development centre “straightaway,” as part of a new recruitment programme.
Tough new financial regulations will impose a greater burden on German banks than thought, forcing them to put aside an extra €50 billion in capital in coming years, a central banker has said.
Swedish house prices have risen for the 18th straight quarter and home construction is booming, but that doesn't meant that house hunters can't find something spacious for a reasonable price.
Patients suffering from dementia are routinely locked in without supervision at night at six of ten care homes in Sweden, a new inspection report from the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has shown.
As the Vatican prepares for a historic meeting Friday to confront sex abuse by priests, Germany is struggling to hammer out a compensation plan in the wake of scandals that rocked the Church this year.
This week’s highlights: A language-learning festival in Berlin, Jewish culture days in Munich and Christmas markets galore.
On the eve of three important international summits, US ambassador to Sweden Matthew W. Barzun emphasises the importance of the transatlantic partnership as well as Sweden’s constructive role in promoting international engagement.
A Bavarian man was sentenced to 13 years in jail on Thursday for collaborating with his wife to deliberately starve their three-year-old daughter to death.
Success breeds resentment – so it's little wonder other countries including the United States are jealous of Germany's booming economy. But even Germans don't seem to like it when things are going well, says Malte Lehming from Der Tagesspiegel.
Iraqi soldiers are using Swedish-made anti-tank weapons after having received the equipment from the US military, in direct contravention of bilateral arms exports agreements, according to Sveriges Radio's news bulletin Ekot on Thursday.
Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has warned of imminent terrorist attacks in Germany. His task was delicate, but newspapers in The Local’s media roundup on Thursday praised his approach, saying he had calmly informed citizens without inciting hysteria.
What’s on in Sweden: Brown and Friendly comedy in Stockholm, A Bullet For My Valentine in Gothenburg and Lady Gaga comes to Malmö.
Swedish football player Dulee Johnson of Stockholm side AIK was charged on Thursday for allegedly raping a woman earlier this year.
The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson exposes the orthodoxy and self-serving folksy truisms of far-right PC in a lexicon of populist platitudes.
Namibian police have hindered a possible terrorist attack on a flight from Windhoek to Munich, Federal Criminal Police (BKA) said Thursday. A suspected explosive device was found in a piece of luggage discovered as the LTU/Air Berlin flight was being loaded.
Sweden's unemployment rate continued to decline in October to 7.5 percent from 7.8 percent in September, Statistics Sweden announced on Thursday.
A Swedish court on Thursday issued a warrant for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on suspicions of rape and sexual molestation.
Google Street View, which has sparked a lengthy and heated debate in privacy-conscious Germany, went online overnight.
Germany coach Joachim Löw has backed midfielder Michael Ballack to return to form and regain the captaincy of the national side after the Germans were held to a goalless draw by Sweden.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in the United States, the White House said late on Wednesday.
The latest terrorism warning prompted fresh calls on Thursday for tougher laws to monitor the electronic communications of suspected radicals as well as a debate about Germany’s readiness for attacks.
Police in South Africa have arrested a second man in connection with the murder of a Swedish newlywed on her honeymoon in Cape Town, national police Commissioner Bheki Cele said Thursday.
The Gothenburg trial of two Swedish citizens charged with "planning terrorist crimes" in Somalia ended Wednesday.
Sweden and Germany played out a dull defensive goalless draw in Gothenburg on Wednesday night, underlining how important the absent Zlatan Ibrahimovic is to Euro 2012 qualification plans.
Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle confirmed on Thursday that Germany aimed to begin withdrawing its soldiers from Afghanistan in 2012.