The US ambassador to Berlin, Philip Murphy, sought Wednesday to stem the diplomatic damage from awkward cables on WikiLeaks, calling Germany's maligned Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle "a friend."
State-owned German railway Deutsche Bahn said Wednesday that it would sell German assets belonging to its British subsidiary Arriva to a consortium led by the Italian Ferrovie dello Stato.
Two Swedish citizens of Somali origin, members of the Islamist movement al-Shabaab, were sentenced by a Swedish court on Wednesday to four years in jail for "planning terrorist crimes" in Somalia.
After almost 14 years as president and CEO of AB Volvo, Leif Johansson announced his intention on Wednesday to resign in conjunction with his 60th birthday next summer.
The Oscar-winning fraternal duo Joel and Ethan Coen are to open the 61st Berlin International Film Festival next year with their remake of the classic John Wayne western “True Grit,” organisers announced Wednesday.
An old silver treasure dating back to the Viking Age that was stolen on Gotland a year ago was recovered on Wednesday.
Sexual assault claims brought against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have nothing to do with his website and he should say so, the lawyer for the two Swedish women whose claims led to his arrest said on Wednesday.
Swedish IT experts confirmed on Wednesday that a new brand of hacker attack disabled websites for both the Swedish prosecutor's office as well as the lawyer representing the women at the centre of rape allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
A strong month of German industrial activity in October erased a decline in September and underpinned prospects for record national economic growth in 2010, official data showed on Wednesday.
Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg prime minister and Eurogroup chairman, launched a blistering attack on Germany on Wednesday, calling its flat rejection of proposals for eurozone bonds "un-European."
Sweden's ruling Moderate Party have overtaken the Social Democrats, which for decades dominated the country's political scene, as the party that enjoys the highest level of support, according to a new survey released on Wednesday.
High-profile human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson will represent beleaguered WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange in his extradition fight from Britain to Sweden, the lawyer's office announced on Wednesday.
Still looking for that special Christmas gift? Two Berliners have compiled a loving – and often humorous – tribute to famous dead musicians in a novel pocket-sized calendar.
The Courtyard by Marriott Stockholm and Renaissance Malmö hotel are offering readers of The Local a special winter package that will give you the chance to enjoy these two great Swedish cities for shopping, culture or just relaxation.
A geothermal power plant is “very likely” the cause of several small earthquakes near the Rhineland-Palatinate city of Landau, a state report revealed Wednesday.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt denied on Wednesday that there have been contacts between Swedish and US authorities on the possible extradition of beleaguered WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange.
Swedish glam rockers The Ark shocked their fans by announcing that they will disband after 20 years together at the end of their summer tour next year.
UK transplant and film director Dylan Williams talks to The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson about how making Men Who Swim (Män som simmar) -- a film described as "Spinal Tap in trunks" -- helped him deal with the challenges of integration, fatherhood and middle-aged physical decline.
Hippies enjoy celebrating Christmas too, police in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate said on Wednesday after they were stunned to find a two-metre marijuana plant decked out in twinkling lights during a drug bust.
Three weeks after Germany went on high alert over terrorism fears, Berlin's state interior minister, Ehrhart Körting, acknowledged Wednesday there were no fresh indications of planned attacks.
Pilots from the airlines Germania and Tuifly walked off the job Wednesday morning, affecting flights around the country.
The United States and Sweden have worked closely with one another to combat illegal file sharing, documents released by WikiLeaks reveal.
Opposition politicians called for all-day schools to become the standard in Germany on Wednesday, as debate raged about Germany’s latest mediocre performance in the international PISA tests.
Werder Bremen enjoyed a rare - but alas meaningless - 3-0 win over Champions League holders Inter Milan on Tuesday as the Italians progressed while Bremen bowed out of Europe.
A British businessman has been arrested at the request of South African authorities on suspicion of conspiring to have his Swedish bride murdered while on honeymoon, police said Wednesday.
The website of the Swedish prosecutor's office pursuing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange came under cyber attack on Tuesday in the latest salvo in a campaign by online supporters who have also struck PayPal and the Swiss Post Office bank.
The likelihood that Brazil will purchase Swedish-made Saab Gripen fighter jets to modernise its air force diminished significantly following recent comments by the outgoing Brazilian president, analysts believe.