A Swedish activist has been convicted to 20 years in prison in Bahrain for kidnapping a police officer, according to human rights group Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR).
Sixty-six years after the end of World War II, an international organisation Thursday launched a drive to return personal belongings, including wallets and photographs, to concentration camp victims.
A Swedish student who was trying to boost her finances by stripping and selling sexual favours has reported her adult education college for discrimination after being suspended for her "sick" behaviour.
Swedish finance minister Anders Borg on Thursday ripped the record of former UK PM Gordon Brown, while praising French finance minister Christine Lagarde amid speculation over who may succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn as head of the IMF.
German Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière Thursday said his country should be prepared to pull its weight militarily abroad, taking part in international operations even when Berlin's interests are not directly at stake.
Linköping University Hospital in central Sweden announced plans to review diagnoses by a doctor previously reported seven times for misdiagnosing cancer following revelations of similar errors at a Gothenburg hospital.
A 35-year-old man from Stockholm considered to be one of Sweden's worst child sex offenders was sentenced to psychiatric care on Thursday for sexually assaulting more than a dozen pre-teen girls.
Anders Lettström, a close friend of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf, has been caught on tape asking a reputed gangster to broker a deal to hush up reports of the King’s philandering in a recent tell-all book, according to Sveriges Radio (SR).
A woman was shot dead by a policewoman in Frankfurt on Thursday after she stabbed another officer with a knife following a dispute at a job centre.
Japanese engineering giant Toshiba said on Thursday it would buy Swiss utility metering firm Landis+Gyr for $2.3 billion in response to expected growth in worldwide demand for more efficient power grids.
Swiss commodities giant Glencore said on Thursday that it had raised about $10 billion (7.0 billion euros) through an initial public offering set at 530 pence per share.
The second “Home Office Day” is under way in Switzerland, with hundreds of office workers planning to stay home, organizers have said.
Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical said Thursday it reached a €9.6 billion ($13.6 billion) deal to buy Swiss drugmaker Nycomed in what would be one of the biggest overseas acquisitions by a Japanese firm.
The Swiss Federal Court has ruled that an insurance company must cover the dentist bill for a woman who broke a tooth while eating olive bread, reports said.
Organisers of an art exhibition in Baden-Württemberg have been told to cover up the penis of a sculpture depicting a naked man before posters advertising the show will be allowed to go on public display.
An increasing number of hamsters are being taken to the animal hospital in Zurich, prompting authorities to issue guidelines for the owners.
Germany said Thursday it respected Dominique Strauss-Kahn's decision to quit as head of the International Monetary Fund, saying it will allow the lender to get back quickly to normality.
This Week's Highlights: Jewish films and Arabic graffiti in Berlin, cherry blossoms in Hamburg, and Frankfurt celebrates its famous green sauce.
Motorists heading for Stuttgart Airport on Thursday morning were told to take the train instead after a tanker truck of acid crashed into a truck carrying petrol on a nearby motorway, blocking it completely in both directions.
Fewer Swedes support Swedish membership in NATO and roughly half are outright opposed to the idea, a new poll shows.
This month marks the 40-year anniversary of a public demonstration that had longstanding ramifications for Stockholm city planners and residents, not to mention environmental activism, The Local's Geoff Mortimore explains.
University towns across Germany could face reduced budgets as a result of the census currently being conducted – as it is likely to reveal their populations are smaller than previously assumed.
A Hamburg insurance company has admitted organising a sex party for its 100 best representatives, where around 20 prostitutes were on hand, complete with colour-coded wrist bands to indicate who could use them.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt told Brazilian business leaders Wednesday that there should be a global "green economy" with sustainable growth.
Germany's introduction of the E10 biofuel has been a public-relations disaster. But as Alexander Bakst reports, the auto industry is already rethinking its approach to sustainability.
Sweden's three-time world heptathlon champion Carolina Klüft, who now competes in the long jump, will retire after the London Olympics in 2012.
Some 20 Nobel laureates called Wednesday for world leaders to urgently act to ensure global sustainability, in recommendations handed over to a special UN committee.