Swedish political leaders expressed a mix of hope and uncertainty following the announcement Friday evening that Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak had resigned his post.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hailed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's resignation Friday as a "historic change" but urged the new leadership to respect the country's 1979 peace treaty with Israel.
Researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer Institute have discovered a way for hackers to access passwords stored on a locked iPhone in only six minutes, without even cracking the phone’s passcode.
Sweden is set to re-run one municipal and one county council election, the country's Election Review Board (Valprövningsnämnden) announced on Friday, more than five months after the country's September 2010 general elections.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will have to wait to find out if he is to be extradited to Sweden over allegations of sex offences, while his lawyer launched a scathing attack on Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.
Sweden's Anja Pärson claimed a dramatic 12th world championship medal on Friday after she claimed the bronze medal in the super combined in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany.
Pär Kjellin, the CEO of leading Swedish travel package operator Apollo, has argued that travel and tourism to countries with authoritarian regimes helps to undermine them.
In the latest installment of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, The Local’s column about life in Germany, Portnoy slicks back his locks to explore the nation’s hairstyle fetishes.
Sweden's economy came in for high praise on Friday when UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne revealed that he was keen to examine and learn from how the country has dealt with crises and handled its finances over the last 20 years.
A cross-eyed opossum called Heidi, Germany's latest animal sensation after "Cute Knut" the polar bear cub and Paul the Octopus, has been hired as a tipster for the Oscars, her zoo said Friday.
Swedes have a similar genetic make up to the Danes and the British, although variations between those living in the south and the north of the country are greater than once thought, a new study shows.
Germany said Friday that Bundesbank boss Axel Weber, thought to have been a front-runner to become European Central Bank president, was leaving "for personal reasons" on April 30.
Sweden's Transport Administration has advised drivers in Stockholm to leave their cars at home as the continuing heavy snowfalls and winds leave much of the region at a standstill.
Former supermodel Nadja Auermann has reportedly criticised the trend to underage models in the fashion world, saying the situation was creating a beauty ideal flirting with paedophilia.
An innovative Dutch business school is turning heads and attracting students to its unique offering of a European, American or British MBA degree taught in English.
A 6-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck at a preschool in Jönköping in central Sweden after having been the target of bullies for an extended period of time, reported the local Jönköpings-Posten daily.
A Swedish government agency has issued a report revealing that the most popular social media sites continue to present accessibility problems for users with handicaps.
The woman cadet who died after falling from the rigging on German navy training ship Gorch Fock may not have been too overweight for duty as previously suspected. According to a media report, her body may have been pumped full of formaldehyde.
Luxury carmaker Porsche has introduced an electric version of its Boxster roadster as part of an e-mobility pilot programme in the southwestern German city of Stuttgart.
A kidnapped four-year-old girl was returned unharmed to her parents late on Thursday after a secret police investigation, Brandenburg authorities announced.
A report jointly funded by the Swedish and Swiss governments warned on Thursday of acute water shortages in the Middle East that would force feuding neighbours in the region to cooperate to address them.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has expressed disappointment over Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s latest speech and warned the country’s officials not to use violence to put down the popular revolt there.
Swedish driver Per-Gunnar "PG" Andersson, behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta, clocked the best time in the opening super-stage of the season opener world championship event Rally of Sweden in Karlstad in western part of the country.
Defending champion Robin Söderling saved a match point before defeating Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber on Thursday to reach the Rotterdam ATP quarter-finals.
The Berlin film festival will honour dissident Iranian film-maker Jafar Panahi, who was sentenced to prison in December, on the anniversary of the Islamic revolution Friday.
A new production of “An Experiment with an Air Pump” staged at the English Theatre in Berlin proves collaboration between the arts and sciences can thrill audiences, writes The Local’s Ruth Michaelson.