Construction work on the controversial Stuttgart 21 rail project is to restart next week after a two-month pause to assess the future of the project following a state election in Baden-Württemberg.
Just weeks before the kickoff of the Women's World Cup, five players on Germany's national team have participated in an erotic photo shoot for Playboy to prove football really is the beautiful game.
As the climate grows warmer, flowers are blooming earlier in the spring and this year many German honeybees awoke to find many blossoms already gone. Researchers are working to find out why.
Ancient walled cities, storm-tossed islands and a dose of Bergmanesque atmospherics. Gotland and Öland make for a spectacular summer visit.
As German basketball superstar Dirk Nowitzki nears the pinnacle of his sport – winning an NBA title – thousands of fans over the Atlantic are glued to their TV screens and cheering him on. Moises Mendoza explores Nowitzki's impact on the game in Germany.
A 23-year-old man accused of raping and murdering Elin Krantz near a Gothenburg tram stop in September last year has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the crime.
The German Bundesbank on Friday raised its growth forecast for this year to 3.1 percent for Europe's biggest economy, up from a previous expectation of 2.5 percent.
Anne Sinclair, the wife of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been spotted back in Paris after the birth of her new grandson.
Two students enrolled at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) were among several Stockholm residents charged on Thursday for their role in a massive swindling operation involving 100 million kronor ($16 million) in laundered money.
A quick phaseout of nuclear power could lead to blackouts and threaten Germany's key industrial sector, the head of energy giant RWE said on Friday.
Several Swedish politicians are calling for a steep rise in Stockholm's congestion charge following reports of increasing traffic problems around the Swedish capital.
US authorities are reportedly about to close a deal with Swiss banks over American tax dodgers – in exchange for billions of dollars in penalties, the US will stop investigations into the banks.
A new line of thunderstorms is expected to bring more heavy rain to southern and central Sweden on Friday as the region struggles to cope with power outages and flooding from a previous batch of storms.
Sixty top-of-the-range cars were impounded from a luxury car dealership earlier this week after the company went bankrupt. Now the dealership's customers, including several top footballers, fear their cars could be confiscated too.
The government faces the threat of an embarrassing climbdown in its employment policy following a vote to halt a controversial programme for the long-term unemployed.
Italian MEP Mario Borghezio was reportedly given a bloody nose on Thursday as he attempted to sneak into the secretive Bilderberg conference in St. Moritz.
The Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland said Wednesday that there has not been an exodus of banks, despite attacks on the country's banking secrecy rules.
Las Vegas it isn’t, and chances are Elvis won't be anywhere in sight, but this weekend's mass 'drop-in' wedding at Stockholm's Skansen wildlife park is expected to draw hundreds ready to say "I do", The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.
A man who forcibly had sex with a sheep has been convicted of violating Sweden's animal cruelty laws.
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is the odds-on favorite to become the next IMF chief as nominations close Friday, with her main rival short of any endorsements from major economies.
Lawyers for US rock group The Doors have threatened legal action against a Paris bar devoted to the band, saying it did not want to be associated with a drinking establishment.
German officials on Friday said they had found the first direct evidence of deadly E. coli bacteria on vegetable sprouts thought to have killed 33 people and left over 3,000 ill.
A Swedish woman who has been on the run since 2007 has received a 25-year prison sentence in Ethiopia on charges of fraud and human trafficking, Sweden's TV4 news reports.
The European Court in Luxembourg warned France on Thursday over its failure to protect the threatened Great Hamster of Alsace, the last wild hamster species in Europe.
The former President is not used to having doors closed in his face, but that's what happened recently at a casino in Deauville.
An Algerian man was refused French nationality on the grounds that he held degrading views about women.
A group of tourists from northern Sweden had an unpleasant start to their holiday in Turkey after a suspected case of food poisoning sent 17 to the hospital.
As Denmark prepares to vote on re-introducing border controls, a diplomatic war of words has heated up between the German and Danish officials.
As Chancellor Angela Merkel touts Germany’s planned exit from nuclear power, a new study has dismissed fears that electricity prices and greenhouse gas emissions will rise.
Disabled people are being lured to Sweden by false promises of generous benefits in a sophisticated fraud scheme that officials liken to human trafficking, according to Swedish media reports.
The Swedish Bar Association (Advokatsamfundet) has issued a warning to the Swedish lawyer of WikiLeaks frontman Julian Assange, its head said Thursday.
Germany's latest animal sensation, Heidi the cross-eyed opossum, has made her media debut three weeks before her new tropical enclosure at Leipzig Zoo is revealed to the public.