One in five Germans has an alcohol problem, a leading health expert has estimated at the launch of a “dramatic” new report into addiction on Tuesday.
Germans flocked outdoors to enjoy a foretaste of summer over the Easter holiday weekend, but the country can expect cooler weather and showers in the coming days.
With the nuptials of Britain’s Prince William and his betrothed, Kate Middleton, set for Friday, royal family fanatics have a wealth of options to watch the ceremony in Germany – including a wedding-themed vacation in the North Sea.
Swedish citizen Mehdi Ghezali was kept at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp for two years to provide the US government with information of the ‘recruitment’ of foreign Muslims in Saudi Arabia, according to documents made public by whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.
The pre-trial detention of two Swiss engineers suspected of helping Libya build a nuclear bomb did not violate their human rights laws, a court ruled on Tuesday.
Several Swedish government ministers continue to violate Riksdag housing rules by refusing to give up temporary accommodations normally reserved for MPs, according to an investigation carried out by Swedish newspaper Metro
Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has shocked her fans by attacking her late German grandmother for being “mean as hell” and full of hate.
Swedish anti-monarchy advocates are heading to London this week to join their UK counterparts in a 'not the royal wedding' celebration similar to events which took place at the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria in 2010.
Germany's top industry body launched an unusually frank attack on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government on Tuesday, openly calling it directionless and demanding it pick up the ball on much-needed changes such as tax reform.
The auto industry hit back on Tuesday at the Greens premier-designate in Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, over his weekend suggestion that the German industry needed to shrink in the interests of the environment.
Swedish police are hunting a gang of teenage boys after a fight at a school in northern Stockholm on Tuesday left a further teenage boy in hospital nursing stab wounds.
Sweden's jobs market is continuing its recovery, new official data shows, with employment rates increasing steadily and the promise of more vacancies in the offing.
Switzerland's highest criminal court on Thursday acquitted a private banker of charges of running slush funds allegedly used by French engineering giant Alstom to bribe foreign officials.
Swiss banking giant UBS said Tuesday that its net profit fell 18 percent to 1.8 billion francs ($2 billion) in the first quarter, hurt by a tax charge and higher personnel costs.
Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf has stated that he has no plans to retire, despite the occasion of his 65th birthday on Saturday.
Fire warnings have been issued across Switzerland as the country's record-breaking drought has continued.
Protesters have taken to the streets across Switzerland to protest against nuclear power and call for greater use of renewable energy.
With William and Kate wedding mania reaching fever pitch, Roger Boyes, Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times, looks at Germany’s bad case of royal envy.
Police were called after a petrol station near Stuttgart began charging €9.99 per litre ($40 per gallon) of super gasoline amid dwindling supplies on Easter Monday.
Swedish soldiers are carrying an ever increasing equipment burden, with many soldiers suffering from back pain as a result, a new report on Tuesday showed.
With forecasts indicating a continued bout of warm, dry weather in much of Sweden, authorities have urged caution following reports of a number of grass fires over the Easter weekend.
A Swedish company believes a device modeled on a children's toy will make harnessing energy from the world's oceans as easy as flying a kite, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.
A soaring number of Germans are working in so-called “mini-jobs,” according to official figures that show another side to the booming economy, media reported Tuesday.
There was mounting resentment Tuesday among centre-left Social Democrats against the party’s decision not to expel Thilo Sarrazin over his incendiary statements on immigration.
A 54-year-old Swedish man has been deported from Venezuela to Colombia on suspicion of being the head of the FARC in Europe, according to a Reuters news agency report.
Russian financier Vladimir Antonov is to arrive in Sweden on Tuesday to meet state representatives to discuss the future of crisis-hit Swedish carmaker Saab.
A Ryanair flight from Sweden to Paris with 173 people on board was forced to make a "security landing" at the Skavsta airport south of Stockholm on Monday after its instruments failed, the airport said.
Members of Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union will pursue tougher sentencing laws for violent crime in the wake of Saturday’s brutal bashing at a Berlin U-Bahn station.