The mineral rich regions of Sweden's far north have long been mined for their natural resources, one firm is now hoping that diamonds can be added to the list, according to a report in the local Norrbotten Kuriren.
In an effort to protect the ocean floor off the coast of the North Sea island of Sylt, environmental group Greenpeace on Tuesday renewed its controversial campaign dropping large boulders to hinder trawling and gravel mining operations.
Swedish Crown Princess Victoria is the most beautiful royal bride all time, outclassing other high-profile royals like Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, and Grace Kelly, a new survey has shown.
Germany's economy might be roaring away but Germans are less and less satisfied with their jobs, according to a study out Tuesday, which suggests low incomes and high pressure at work are to blame.
Swiss universities can limit the number of foreigners who enroll if there is a shortage of available spots at the school, education experts have found. Some had worried that foreign quotas violated international agreements.
Swedish furniture firm Ikea has instructed its lawyers to consider whether a newly opened store in southern China constitutes an infringement of its trademark.
Swiss engineering giant ABB said Tuesday it has won a $1 billion (706 million euros) order from Dutch-German transmission grid operator TenneT to link offshore wind farms to the German power grid.
Anglo-Swiss mining giant Xstrata said Tuesday its first half net profit jumped 27 percent to $2.9 billion (€2.0 billion) and that it expected even better earnings for the second half.
A security guard responsible for transporting cash had a frightening experience on Monday when attackers made him wear a belt of explosives and threatened to blow it up unless he followed orders.
In 2010, the number of farms in Switzerland fell to below 60,000, according to figures released Tuesday by the federal statistics office. The number of organic farms is also shrinking.
More Swedish lesbians than gay men have taken advantage of rules allowing same-sex couple's to get married, new statistics show.
The Greater Stockholm Fire Brigade has announced the introduction of a ban on open fires in the areas in and around the Swedish capital following a spell of warmer weather which has left the ground extremely dry.
German luxury car group Porsche posted Tuesday a first-half net profit of €149 million ($212 million), bouncing back from a heavy loss as it slashed massive debt with a capital increase.
Deutsche Post, the world's leading logistics company, said Tuesday that its second quarter net profit more than tripled from the same period a year earlier to €278 million ($396 million).
Swedish police have detained a 31-year-old man in Ängelholm in western Sweden who was discovered after he sought advice from authorities on the legality of building a nuclear reactor in a domestic kitchen.
A suicide bomber and two gunmen have attacked the office of a German security firm protecting aid workers in the Afghanistan city of Kunduz, in a co-ordinated assault that left at least six people dead.
France on Monday said it had given Libyan rebels $259 million (€181 million) in frozen funds that used to belong to the regime of strongman leader Muammar Qaddafi.
Authorities have bailed a man arrested on Monday in connection with the murder of two French women found shot dead in a tourist area in northern Argentina, a court official has said.
Waiting for Germany’s soggy summer weather to become warm and dry? Not so fast. The recent rain has created the perfect breeding conditions for nasty insects like wasps, mosquitoes and gnats.
French banking giant BNP Paribas reported Tuesday a second quarter net profit up 1.1 percent at €2.12 billion, short of analyst forecasts as it set aside €534 million to cover its Greek exposure.
Five prisoners in Lower Saxony deemed too dangerous to release even though they have served their sentences are on a hunger strike for better conditions including internet access, pay TV and conjugal visits.
A large explosion destroyed a house in the village of Rüfenach early on Monday morning, killing one man. Police suspect the explosion might have been intentional.
The career of the latest winner of Heidi Klum's “Germany’s Next Top Model” television show is in jeopardy after reports that her modelling management agency has terminated her contract.
Self-proclaimed international diva Big Freedia is set to make his Swedish stage debut this week, bringing the flamboyant sounds of New Orleans bounce music, and a warning not to call him "sissy", contributor Caroline Bursell discovers.
A professional diver claims he came face-to-face with a two metre shark at the weekend in the glitzy Mediterranean resort, according to local newspaper Var-matin.
Health minister Xavier Bertrand yesterday presented a package of measures aimed at tightening up the safety of new prescription drugs following the long-running scandal over the Mediator slimming drug.
Germany's Metro, one of the world's largest retailers, posted disappointing second-quarter results on Tuesday that underscored weak western European markets and problems at the group's electronics outlets.
A new book containing statements from a cellmate of missing Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg proves that Russian officials deliberately withheld information about the fate of the man credited with saving thousands of Jews from the Holocaust, researchers allege.
Strong global demand for luxury cars drove earnings at German automaker BMW sharply higher in the second quarter, it said Tuesday while forecasting a solid finish to the year.
A 25-year-old man from the Gothenburg area was stabbed to death in the Thai tourist resort of Phuket on Monday. Two Swedish citizens have been arrested by Thai police in connection with the crime.
At Monday's cabinet meeting, the last before the start of the summer holidays, President Sarkozy wished his team a "good rest" while reminding them to stay "particularly alert."
Tap water is of poor quality in about half of Germany’s public buildings and can carry dangerous bacteria including E. coli and Legionella, a survey has found.
After a miserably wet and cool July, summer is set to return this week, albeit briefly, the German Weather Service (DWD) has reported.
Swedish champions Malmö FF hosts Glasgow Rangers on Wednesday evening hoping to preserve their lead from the first leg and take a huge step to becoming the first Swedish team to qualify for the Champions League in 14 years.
Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has condemned the Syrian regime's "unacceptable" violence against its people at the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
Angela Merkel is facing fresh pressure on her leadership after a former state premier from her own Christian Democrats has won widespread support for a scathing attack on the party’s performance.