A German family of three has been arrested on charges of keeping a 20-year-old woman as a slave for nearly a year in their home until her escape last weekend, prosecutors said Thursday.
Criminal suspicions have surfaced involving Marcus Allbäck, a former striker for Sweden's national team and current assistant trainer, in connection with the Gothenburg construction corruption scandal.
Germany has so far refused pressure from its NATO allies to join the militarily mission against Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, but Berlin said Thursday it might send troops to the North African country after he's been deposed.
The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) plans to investigate Chinese company Huawei following claims from Swedish trade union Unionen that the company is not adhering to Swedish employment law.
The man who typed up Oskar Schindler's list that helped save 1,200 Jews from the Nazis, Mietek Pemper, has died in Germany aged 91, the Bavarian city where he lived said Thursday.
A 29-year-old car salesman in North Rhine-Westphalia has confessed to stealing a customer’s money and then killing the man to hide his crime, the police said on Thursday.
A French Muslim husband and wife living in Britain are to challenge France's ban on full-face coverings at the European Court of Human Rights, their lawyer said on Thursday.
The French economy has suddenly slowed down but is still creating jobs, official data indicates, but analysts warn that the country has a deep trade problem of weak competitiveness.
A French court ordered defence giant Thales to pay the Taiwanese navy more than 500 million dollars on Thursday, rejecting the group's appeal against a 2010 abritration ruling.
France will have to pay a billion euros in aid to farmers hit by a drought in parts of the country, Prime Minister Francois Fillon said on Thursday.
African leaders accused of spending embezzled millions in France continued to do so even after a probe was launched and prosecutors have refused to investigate, a lawyer said Thursday.
US carmaker General Motors is once again considering selling it’s troubled German unit Opel, according to the media on Thursday. Opel dismissed the reports as "speculation."
As the warm summer weather beckons, contributor Alec Forss offers up a list of some of Sweden's best hiking trails.
Already grappling with a now notorious sex-party scandal, the Hamburg-Mannheimer subsidiary of German insurance company Ergo reportedly overcharged 70,000 customers some €160 million (€234 million) for state-subsidized pension saving schemes.
Germany striker Miroslav Klose has signed a two-year deal with Italian side Lazio after failing to agree on a contract extension with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
A number of Swedish schools are violating the law by charging students high fees for expensive class trips, according to the country's schools inspectorate.
The number of Swedish women who fall victim to work-related injuries is growing, according to a new study from Swedish insurance company AFA.
US tech giant Microsoft has decided to offer Germans the ability to opt out of its online map service “Streetside” after pressure from privacy advocates.
A local politician and a construction magnate are among six people charged with corruption in conjunction with the building of a new national sporting arena in Stockholm.
This Week's Highlights: Greek theatre in Dresden, baroque opera in Frankfurt, and Carnival of Cultures in Berlin.
A French convent has refused to shelter the ex-wife and accomplice of notorious Belgian paedophile killer Marc Dutroux who recently won early release.
The Moroccan government said Wednesday it had ordered a probe into claims that a French ex-minister had sexually molested boys in Morocco.
Swedish dairy firms Arla and Milko have announced that they are in discussions over the terms of a merger in a move taken as a result of Milko's parlous finances.
The government is expected to face a new defeat in the Riksdag on Thursday after the far-right Sweden Democrats said they will side with the centre-left opposition's proposed reforms to Sweden's public health insurance system.
An email from the missing husband and father from Nantes has revealed more about his debts and depression.
A commercial for potato chips is the first to make light of the incident involving Dominique Strauss Kahn and a hotel maid (VIDEO).
The Council of States has ruled that Swiss private home-owners must continue to build fallout shelters, in the wake of Japan’s nuclear disaster.
Months after terrorists sneaked a letter bomb past German airport cargo checks all the way into the Chancellery mail room, logistics security reportedly remains lacking as inspection jobs remain unfilled.
Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt, star of the Oscar-winning film "In a Better World" and who will feature in "The Hobbit", has been fined for cocaine use only a few months after a previous bust.
After a brief period of peace, hostilities have broken out again in the family of the richest woman in France.
The death toll from an outbreak of killer bacteria centred on Germany jumped to at least 30 on Thursday, as EU and Russian leaders got ready to cross swords over Moscow's ban on EU vegetables.
A programme on a local Zurich radio airs what it calls “acoustic porn,” hoping to inspire people to make love, a report say.
The number of foreign tourists visiting Sweden climbed 3 percent during the first four months of 2011, new statistics from the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) show, prompting hopes of a new record year.
Cash-strapped Swedish carmaker Saab stopped production on Wednesday due to a lack of spare parts, only two weeks after restarting production lines.
Virtually unknown to foreigners, Germany’s oldest hiking trail, the Rennsteig, winds deep into the country’s “green heart” in Thuringia. Gentle panoramic views, a host of outdoor activities and cosy hospitality make for a restorative getaway.