As the mercury begins to slide and Swedes revel in what may be the final balmy days of 2012, The Local catches up with American filmmaker Meng Johnson who recently released a film meant to portray all that is tantalizing about summer in Sweden.
Sweden's trade minister on Wednesday promised the government will renew efforts to legalize exports of snus - or moist snuff - following a new EU proposal to ban all smoke-free tobacco products outside of Sweden.
A 67-year-old German jeweller was spared prison on Wednesday despite killing a teenager who held up her shop. A regional court ruled that shooting the intruder in the back of the head was self-defence.
Germany’s “King of Screws” has outraged trade unions by writing a letter to his own sales representatives, blaming them for the company's poor growth rate and telling them to get up earlier.
EU leaders and analysts expressed relief, and financial markets lifted, on Wednesday after the German Constitutional Court cleared the way for the launch of a bailout fund and debt brake.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Wednesday that Switzerland violated an elderly Italian-Egyptian man's rights in its application of UN counter-terrorism resolutions.
An Oslo court will rule on Friday on the legality of a ban on the display of tobacco products in stores after cigarette maker Philip Morris claimed the two-year-old law violated European competition rules.
The Swedish government said Wednesday it was considering introducing a law to prevent children from emptying their parents' bank accounts in just a few clicks when playing with their smartphones.
Instead of helping a man who had passed out on a subway track in Stockholm, a passer-by chose to rob the unconscious victim before leaving him to be run over by a train.
A Bundesliga footballer has come out as gay – but fearing publicity and even attacks from fans, has remained anonymous.
Sweden plans to spend 409 million kronor ($62 million) to improve education for foreign-born children, an increasing number of whom have struggled to make the grade after arriving in Sweden.
The city of Lausanne has named a new politician to oversee the police department in a bid to calm a tempest that has shaken the city.
Germany’s top data protection official has complained he cannot test how a spy computer program used by the police works – because the firm that made it will not help him examine it and the police do not have the source code.
Parents are outraged after a sixth form has been performing daily clothing checks and sending home pupils with mini skirts and low-cut tops.
More and more Norwegians are finding their way to social networks like Facebook and Twitter, new figures show.
News of the $104 million reward handed to UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld by American authorities was greeted in Switzerland with a mixture of shock, surprise, indignation and resignation.
Paris is not France's best student city, despite its prestigious universities, according to a new report. Toulouse, in the south-west of the country, comes out top in the survey.
A spate of attacks on sheep, many of them found with their throats slit, have caused a mysterious beast hunt in a town in western France.
A Colombian court has convicted the director of a news website considered close to left-wing FARC rebels of conspiracy to commit terrorist acts, a crime punishable by eight years in prison.
The eurozone cleared a key hurdle towards resolving its debt crisis Wednesday as Germany's top court approved a new European firewall for ratification, with some minor conditions.
Both pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian demonstrators appeared in Frankfurt on Tuesday as US philosopher Judith Butler accepted the Theodor Adorno prize. Jewish groups had branded her an "Israel hater" ahead of the ceremony.
Xherdan Shaqiri and Gökhan Inler were both on target as Switzerland beat Albania 2-0 to move to the top of World Cup qualifying Group E.
The Swedish government has upped security for the government buildings at Rosenbad in Stockholm and soldiers are getting ready to protect the government offices against potential terrorist attacks or war.
A thundering first-half volley from Rasmus Elm put Sweden on the path to a 2-0 victory over Kazakhstan on Tuesday night as the team began its campaign to qualify for the 2014 football World Cup.
John Arne Riise scored a last-minute penalty as Norway bounced back from their opening-day defeat with a 2-1 win over Slovenia in a World Cup qualifier in Oslo on Tuesday.
French Interior Minister Manuel Valls delivered a passionate defence of bullfighting Tuesday, as the country's constitutional council examined a call to ban the bloody sport.
Two French ministers were due in Romania Wednesday for talks with the government on its Roma community, after France controversially shut down travellers' camps on its own territory.
French police on Tuesday questioned ex-prime minister Dominique de Villepin over an alleged embezzlement scheme at a luxury hotel chain that was run by a friend of the conservative politician.
There were more unemployed people and fewer new available jobs in August this year than the same time last year, according to new figures from Sweden's National Public Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen).
US authorities have awarded former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld a $104 million reward for blowing the whistle on the Swiss bank's tax fraud, a whistleblowers group said Tuesday.
German police checking a British man’s truck were astounded to see he was driving on tyres bearing the slogan “Made in German Democratic Republic” – the former socialist East which collapsed more than 20 years ago.
A motorist has tried to run over refugee children on two separate occasions in central Sweden, forcing local authorities to report the incidents to police.
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich was named among the world’s top universities in an annual report released on Tuesday.
Germany beat Austria 2-1 on Tuesday evening to stay top of their World Cup qualifying group, but the team admitted they would have to raise its game to make it to Brazil in 2014.
The happiest Germans live in the north of the country, according to a new survey which suggests people in Hamburg and on the North Sea coast are the most content with their lot.
The government has announced that it will put four billion kronor ($605 million) into research and innovation in a long-term effort to secure Sweden’s place among the world's top nations for research.