Current US ambassador to Sweden, Matthew Barzun, announced on Friday he is stepping down from his post to lead fundraising efforts for president Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign.
In the aftermath of the recent 'slave auction' stunt carried out by several students at Lund University, there has been too much protesting, and not enough listening, argues US graduate student Cate Bridenstine, who witnessed the event.
German police on Friday detained three alleged members of al-Qaida, federal prosecutors said, as a report said they had been plotting attacks in Germany.
Burnt toast, faulty elevators and a host of other problems have forced Fredrik Reinfeldt and his family to evacuate the Swedish prime minister's official residence in Stockholm.
Lee Heath, a British man living in Germany, died after being brutally assaulted by bouncers in a Frankfurt club this week. The Local spoke with his mother about seeking justice for her son.
Eastern European immigrants who arrive under relaxed EU labour rules after Sunday should be mindful they integrate with Germany society, the government's integration commissioner Maria Böhmer warned Friday.
Law student Åsa Dejus from Obbola in northern Sweden thousands beat out thousands of applicants to land a sought after 'beach tester' position offered by a Swedish women’s lifestyle magazine.
Saab Automobile owner Spyker Cars reported a net loss of €76.3 million ($113 million) for the first quarter, but sales of the iconic Swedish brand shows signs of upward swing.
Notoriously snarky German couturier Karl Lagerfeld hailed Kate Middleton's royal wedding dress Friday, describing the Alexander McQueen and Sarah Burton gown as "elegant and chic."
Police in the Czech Republic have arrested the German boss of the feared Bandido biker gang suspected of involvement in the kidnapping and murder of banker’s wife Maria Bögerl, media reported Friday.
The remains of three Maori aboriginals were returned Friday at a solemn ceremony in Lund, in the south of Sweden.
A Swedish family managed to bite off a little more than they could chew when a normal midweek dinner revealed an unexpected surprise.
A Swiss anti-cancer association has launched a new national cancer programme for 2011-2015 to help stop the disease from spreading.
In the face of anticipated leftist violence at Sunday’s May Day demonstrations in Berlin, members of Angela Merkel’s conservatives have called for known anarchist troublemakers to be taken into custody as a preventive measure.
Winter's over. Summer is just around the corner. That's as good a cause for celebration in Sweden as any, and the revelry on Valborgsmässoafton - Walpurgis Night - on April 30th gets pretty heated.
Police statistics reveal a 30 percent increase in the number of reported cases of money laundering in Sweden for 2010, prompting calls for the creation of a new agency to combat the problem.
A 32-year-old Swedish hunter who fired a single shot that passed through an elk before hitting and killing a cross-country skier has been charged with manslaughter.
A Swiss solar-powered aircraft is set to fly to Brussels as early as next week in what would be its first international flight, the project manager said on Thursday.
Swiss mountaineer Erhard Loretan, one of the few climbers to reach all 14 world’s highest peaks, died on Thursday in a mountain accident.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has thrown her crucial support behind Italy's Mario Draghi as the next head of the European Central Bank, the daily Bild reported on Friday.
Petrol prices in Germany have hit a record high and look set to crack €1.60 per litre ($8.98 per gallon) of premium gasoline.
Germany's Daimler, which owns luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz, said Friday that its first-quarter net profit nearly doubled, underpinning a positive outlook for 2011 as a whole.
Swedish scientists have developed new highly sensitive equipment that may have a huge impact on tracking the spread of HIV and detecting signs of bio terrorism and water contamination.
Simon McDonald, the United Kingdom’s ambassador to Germany, said he was perplexed by the country’s huge interest in the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday.
New York’s Guggenheim Museum is creating travelling “laboratories” that will look at the design of cities. Berlin is believed to be one host city, but a redevelopment dispute is complicating matters.
A Swedish woman, Monica Danielsson, 78, may have provided the last piece in a the puzzle on where US president Barack Obama was born, when CNN recently went to Hawaii finally lay the matter to rest.
Crown Princess Victoria and husband Daniel Westling made a splash when they arrived at the party that Queen Elizabeth II was hosting in London on the night before the wedding, but the couple are not among the few who will attend all the wedding festivities.