A tie-up between German energy giant RWE and Russian gas company Gazprom could face serious antitrust obstacles, according to the Federal Cartel Office, which regulates business competition in Germany.
Whether you're a Russian oligarch's wife wanting to lose weight for your wedding or the leader of the world's Catholics looking for a little pick-me-up, there's a little place in Montreux that could be just what you need.
Swedish home electronics chain ONOFF filed for bankruptcy on Monday, citing stiff competition, price pressure, and low profits.
While Sweden is not exactly known around the world as a destination of culinary excellence, there are some juicy Nordic morsels that leave exiles pining for a taste of home, food blogger Maia Brindley Nilsson discovers.
A report by prosecutors investigating the Love Parade tragedy – in which 21 participants were killed in a mass stampede in Duisburg last year – says the event should never have been approved by authorities at all due to poor security arrangements.
Sprinter superstar Usain Bolt has been confirmed to partake in Swedish athletics competition DN-Galan, which is to be held on July 29th, at Stockholm's classic Olympic arena, Stockholms Stadion.
A German appeals court on Monday upheld renegade British bishop Richard Williamson's conviction for Holocaust denial, but reduced the fine ordered by a lower court to €6,500 ($9,262).
Anti-corruption campaigner Eva Joly looks likely to be the Greens' presidential candidate in 2012. The Norwegian-born European parliamentarian appears to have beaten rival candidate Nicolas Hulot.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Monday on the parliament in Rome to approve government spending cuts so as to end speculation Italy could become the next casualty of the eurozone debt crisis.
Sweden has one of the most overvalued housing markets in the world, according to a new report, while new figures indicate that the long climb in prices may be grinding to a halt.
A Google-funded institute in Berlin to study the internet's impact on society is starting to take shape, with the US tech giant company announcing on Monday it would invest €4.5 million ($6.3 million) in the project.
Scientists have for the first time found a strain of gonorrhea bacteria that is resistant to treatment with antibiotics, reported Magnus Unemo, the Swedish scientist who isolated the strain, at a conference about sexually transmitted diseases in Ottawa, Canada.
A three year-old girl lost her finger in a water slide at at a camp site in Boden in in northern Sweden on Sunday.
Two riders in the ninth stage of the Tour de France suffered spectacular crashes after a collision with a car belonging to French public television. One of the riders, Dutchman Johnny Hoogerland, slammed into a barbed-wire fence.
France on Saturday recognised the newly created Republic of South Sudan, President Nicolas Sarkozy said, calling for establishing diplomatic relations.
Two Belgians died on Saturday after their helicopter crashed in northern France, police said.
With the government's case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn foundering, public criticism of the prosecutor by the alleged victim's lawyer underscore problems if a trial takes place, legal experts say.
For Charles Pillitteri, the fight against fraudsters began when he discovered fake bottles of his Canadian ice wine in Taiwan in 1998.
Geneva's lakeside streets morphed into a gigantic dance floor over the weekend as an estimated 300,000 music lovers and partygoers gathered for the annual open-air Lake Parade bash.
The banknote printing company Crane & Co has been contracted to print 8 billion kronor ($1.25 billion) worth of bills for South Africa's Reserve Bank to replace a prior faulty batch.
Socialist party presidential candidate Martine Aubry has dismissed recent claims circulating on the internet and in the media that she is an alcoholic, a lesbian and has a brain tumour.
Secret building plans for the new headquarters of Germany's BND Intelligence agency have disappeared and a high-ranking employee is suspected of downloading porn to his work computer, according to media reports.
A potentially deadly spider that stowed away in a box of Colombian bananas is assumed to have been killed after a supermarket in the western German state of Saarland was fumigated with pesticide.
Heavy storms on Sunday afternoon have caused mudslides and floods across eastern Switzerland, reports said.
The Syrian foreign ministry called in the French and US ambassadors on Sunday to deliver a "strong protest" over their visit to the flashpoint central city of Hama last week, state media said.
French choreographer and dancer Roland Petit, who helped set up Les Ballets des Champs-Elysees and formed several more dance companies, died Sunday in Geneva at the age of 87, the Paris Opera Ballet said.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn was an "excellent" IMF director, his new successor Christine Lagarde said Sunday, but added that the international institution will need time to heal from the recent scandal that forced his resignation.
France vowed Sunday it would work with the African Union to find "political solutions" to the Libya crisis, but insisted that the ouster of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi was a "key point".
The French foreign ministry on Sunday summoned Syria's ambassador to France over damage done to the French embassy and a consulate in Syria.
Swiss food giant Nestle said Monday it has agreed to take a majority stake in Chinese sweetmaker Hsu Fu Chi for 1.4 billion francs (€1.2 billion).
Swiss biochemicals group Lonza said Monday it is offering to pay $1.4 billion to acquire US group Arch Chemicals, a move which it said would strengthen its position in the market of microbe control.
A New York state senator and a coalition of women's rights groups and community leaders gathered Sunday to defend the alleged victim of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and demand the prosecution continue the sexual assault case.
Switzerland's president on Sunday blasted European Union officials for adopting an unhelpful attitude in bilateral negotiations and focusing entirely on money.
A 7-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Umeå in northern Sweden on Sunday.
Anshu Jain, the 48-year-old Indian head of Deutsche Bank investment banking, is tipped to be named co-chief executive of the German bank, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported Monday.
Two Swedish men have been named by Indian officials among the dead after a train crash in northern India on Sunday.
Germany's shock defeat to Japan in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup has also cost them a place at the 2012 Olympic Games in London as they miss out behind Sweden and France.
Heavy storms with torrential rain swept across Bavaria overnight, causing flooding and property damage.
An Ethiopian state-controlled website has published a half-hour long video of the two jailed Swedish journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will on Tuesday begin his appeal against a UK court ruling to extradite him to Sweden to face rape and sexual assault allegations.
Daniel Domscheit-Berg recently spoke with Exberliner magazine’s Dana Kikic about his intense three years at WikiLeaks, Julian Assange’s power-tripping personality and his new whistleblower platform OpenLeaks.