For a teacher, a librarian or a dental hygienist an academic degree may turn out be less profitable than having started working straight out of school, according to a new trade union study.
China said on Wednesday the race to lead the IMF was "open", echoing a noncommittal stance by India towards French front-runner Christine Lagarde as she pursued a tour of the emerging Asian giants.
France denounced on Wednesday Iran's announcement that it plans to triple its capacity for enriching uranium as a "provocation", accusing Tehran of repeated violations of international law.
American rapper Eminem is suing German carmaker Audi for allegedly copying his song “Lose Yourself” for a commercial without permission, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Wednesday.
Syria's ambassador to France denied on Wednesday she was resigning in protest at her government's crackdown on dissent, saying a broadcast of the announcement by a woman claiming to be her was a hoax.
The Swiss parliament began Wednesday to examine a government proposal to phase out the country's nuclear plants by 2034.
At least 24 more cases of missed cancer diagnoses from a doctor employed at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg in western Sweden have been discovered.
Former German President Horst Köhler, who resigned last year after he was criticized for suggesting the war in Afghanistan had partly economic motives, has slammed the “outrageous” attacks on him and accused politicians of exploiting the issue.
A new smart phone app showing the closest place to purchase condoms has been launched in a new campaign to promote condom use among Sweden’s young people.
Switzerland's anti-trust commission said Wednesday it had opened a probe into Swatch for suspected abuse of its dominant position, after the group decided to stop supplying components to other watch-makers.
Switzerland said on Wednesday it had recovered a $1.8 million compensation payment that it transferred last year to the Libyan regime after a bitter standoff involving one of Muammar Qaddafi's sons.
Sweden's centre-left opposition political parties have more support among voters than the governing centre-right Alliance, according to a poll by Statistics Sweden (SCB).
The lawyer of the New York maid has asked other women who claim to have been assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn to step forward.
Barack Obama’s enthusiastic reception of Angela Merkel in Washington wasn't just politeness. As commentators in The Local's media roundup on Wednesday agree, the US was making clear it expects more from Germany.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble wants holders of Greek debt to extend their credits by seven years, according to a letter he sent to eurozone partners seen by the media on Wednesday.
Employees at the Swedish branch of Chinese electronics giant Huawei have been subjected to threats, harassment and public punishment from senior staff, according to a report from Sveriges Radio (SR).
The Council of States has approved a new law allowing Swiss couples to have a free choice as to which of their surnames to adopt as a family name.
Germany's killer bacteria outbreak has people running scared in the northern city of Lübeck, where restaurants are empty and vegetables, blamed for the contamination, are withering away at market stalls.
American funnyman Stephen Lynch, the self-professed "musician trapped in the body of a comedian", is all revved to bring his "Beefy Burrito" back to Sweden, The Local's Geoff Mortimore discovers.
New figures show the number of asylum requests to Switzerland has increased by 51 percent in the last month
A Swiss minister has declined to take a firm position in a recent row over a new sex education program in Basel's schools that uses wooden penises and fabric vaginas.
To avoid a looming labour shortage, Germany should follow the example of Scandinavian countries and dismantle barriers to women entering the workforce, according to the European Commission.
Many Swedish companies are in need of foreign workers and the interest in working in Sweden is great, but the agency that deal with issuing their work permits, the Migration Board (Migrationsverket), has been struggling to keep up with the demand.
In a break with French political tradition, Chirac has criticised his successor in his new memoirs.
A French MP let his emotions take over yesterday when he gave the finger to Prime Minister François Fillon.
Angela Merkel's exit from nuclear power has done nothing to stem the tide of support for the environmentalist Greens, who are just three points behind the Chancellor's conservatives, a Wednesday poll showed.
TV and radio presenters in France will no longer be able to invite their audiences to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
The Swedish government has reached an agreement with the Social Democrats and the Green Party to extend the country's military mission in Libya.
The French trade balance showed a record deficit in April of 7.14 billion euros ($10.46 billion), a jump from 5.91 billion euros in March, according to new figures.
After a false start, French carmaker Renault is making an ambitious re-entry into India's fast-growing auto market where it plans to introduce a slew of new models and rapidly scale up sales.
More than 20 billion kronor ($3.25 billion) in tax refunds are set to rain down on close to 3 million Swedes ahead of the Midsummer holiday, marking a new record due in large part to the popularity of filing tax forms electronically.
German Health Minister Daniel Bahr said on Wednesday the nation's authorities expected more deaths from E. coli bacteria, but there were signs the virulent outbreak was peaking. The EU has called for Germany to accept outside help.
Young women and girls in Sweden are getting fewer abortions, according to new figures, which also reveal a slight increase in controversial later-term abortions.
Swedish captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to score three goals as the national side cruised to a 5-0 victory in their Euro 2012 qualifier against visiting Finland on Tuesday night.
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned Europe's debt crisis must not destabilize the global economy, as he laid on a effusive White House welcome for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Germany went ten-points clear at the top of their Euro 2012 qualifying group on Tuesday as stars Mario Gomez and Mesut Özil scored in a 3-1 win over minnows Azerbaijan.