As Berlin’s annual transmediale festival exploring the relationship between culture and technology kicked off this week, The Local’s Ruth Michaelson chatted with participant and “open design” proponent Jay Cousins for an inside look.
The strengthened police presence at German transport hubs and public buildings owing to terrorism fears will be scaled back, Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said Tuesday.
German carmaker Mercedes Benz reintroduced its hyper-luxury Maybach car in India on Tuesday, pitching it at the country's growing number of super-rich.
Swiss Swedish engineering giant ABB said on Tuesday that it had decided to temporarily shut factories in Egypt due to the continued unrest in the country.
Sweden's Royal Court has allowed its lawyers to scrutinise a book review of the biography on King Carl XVI Gustaf published in the Left Party's newspaper to see if there are grounds to pursue legal action.
Pop starlet Lena Meyer-Landrut kicked off her campaign to keep the Eurovision crown in German hands on Monday night, with the first of two televised showcases to pick a song for this years’ Song Contest.
An anti-piracy protection vessel has fired on a hijacked German ship during a botched rescue attempt, panicking Somali pirates on board who shot dead one of the crew, the ship owner said Tuesday.
The German government stepped up its travel advice for Egypt Tuesday, warning “strongly” against travel to any part of the country, which is in the grip of violent and chaotic anti-government protests.
A Swedish pedophile received permission to open three schools despite having a previous conviction for having sexual relations with a child, according to a television news report on Monday.
Several government agencies have directed criticism at 30 Swedish municipalities for placing children at special schools based on erroneous grounds.
The Swedish government has announced that the Equality Ombudsman (DO), Katri Linna, is to be reassigned, despite having four years remaining in her post.
Residents of a Berlin housing project at the coalface of the capital’s gentrification battles have vowed defiantly to lock themselves in and stay put when hundreds of police arrive early Wednesday morning to evict them.
German unemployment climbed last month in absolute terms, official data showed on Tuesday, but dipped to a record low when adjusted for seasonal factors, analysts said.
Sweden's foreign ministry has set up a desk at Cairo airport to help Swedish travellers seeking to find a way home.
Sweden's student loans body, CSN, has reported 29 people to the police on suspicion of committing serious fraud in connection with applications for studies at a UK university.
The driver of the freight train that collided with a passenger train over the weekend, killing 10, apparently ignored two stop signals just before the accident, a media report said Tuesday.
Some 220,000 children were living in poverty in Sweden in 2008 and the figure is increasing, a new report from Save the Children Sweden (Rädda Barnen) shows.
Ski jumping can be thrilling to watch, but it’s not a sport most people imagine doing themselves. The Local’s Kristen Allen heads to Germany’s picturesque Thuringian Forest to strap on some fat skis and go flying – without fear of death.
Two Bundeswehr soldiers are dead and four injured after an accident at a training area in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, authorities said late Monday.
Swedish police have closed an investigation into the fire that claimed the lives of Swedish actors Per Oscarsson and Kia Östling, concluding that no crime had been committed.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week urged Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu to seek a swift revival of peace talks with the Palestinians, citing regional unrest as cause for urgency.
Police in Eskilstuna in eastern Sweden on Tuesday morning shot dead a man suspected of killing his mother with a knife.