The German government unveiled measures on Wednesday to try to stop a drain of doctors from country to city amid concerns that an ageing population will require ever more health care.
BMW customers are waiting for around three months for their new car, as the Bavarian firm struggles to keep up with demand.
A Liberal Party MP is planning to present a motion to Sweden's Riksdag in the autumn to push for a removal of the requirement for compulsory sterilization for those undergoing a sex change.
Researchers who have analysed more than 70 cases of so-called "honour killings" in Germany say they are not on the rise – and suggest that better integration of migrants could help in preventing such crimes.
The mayor of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius has has been filmed driving an armoured vehicle over a parked car as both a prank for a Swedish TV show, and as a blunt warning to drivers to observe the city's regulations.
Employees at troubled Swedish automaker Saab are finally set to get paid salaries for July after Swedish Automobile, the troubled carmaker's Dutch owner, announed Wednesday it was issuing new shares.
A Swedish court of appeal has ruled that a woman who was penetrated by a grilling fork in a sexual attack is not a victim of rape because she wasn't drunk enough at the time of the incident.
A French tourist diving in the Seychelles died after a possible shark attack, officials said Tuesday.
The Council of Europe expressed concern Tuesday about discrimination against Roma, urging its member states to draw lessons from the Nazi massacre of gypsies during World War II.
A Saudi man on holiday in Switzerland thought he was doing a good deed when he killed a loose snake in a park. But instead of getting a round of applause, he got jail time.
Authorities have arrested a new suspect in the murders of two French women who were found shot to death in a nature preserve in northern Argentina, federal police announced Tuesday.
French banking giant Societe Generale said on Wednesday its second-quarter net profit slumped 31 percent as it took a charge for its exposure to Greek debt and warned of a difficult 2012.
France is about to extradite former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega – currently serving a French jail term for laundering drug money – to face charges in his home country, his lawyer said.
Swiss residents are the world's most prolific railway riders, tracking an average of 2,258 kilometres (1403 miles) every year, the country's public transport association said Tuesday.
The Central Council of Muslims said it was advising professional football players in Germany that they need not fast during Islam's holy month of Ramadan ahead of the regular season resuming Friday.
A Swiss man has been charged with conspiracy to defraud the US government after he allegedly helped clients evade taxes by stashing their money in Switzerland, US justice officials said Tuesday.
After the massacre in Norway, police in Switzerland are increasing their presence at an international socialist political camp getting underway where thousands of young people are expected.
A study released Wednesday by the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention found that about one million Swiss are injured in non-occupational accidents every year. Of those, 1,900 die from their injuries.
Germany is to liberalise long-distance coach transportation, allowing private bus companies to compete with the state-owned Deutsche Bahn rail service, the government said on Wednesday.
Gambling problems among young men have doubled in the past decade, according to a new survey from the Swedish National Institute of Public Health (Folkhälsöinstitutet - FHI).
Police in Örebro in central Sweden are hunting for a woman who reportedly brandished a bow and fired an arrow at group of teenagers.
What defines a modern German? More people believe it’s not race or national origin that matters, but whether a person can adjust to life in Germany and properly integrate into society, according to a new study.
A court ruled late on Wednesday that German air traffic controllers cannot proceed with a strike planned for Thursday morning. The labour dispute had threatened to disrupt thousands of flights.
Germany's centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) appears to be pulling itself out of the political doldrums with a new three-man leadership troika, according to a poll published on Wednesday.
The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has unexpectedly cut its target interest rate on Wednesday to try to stop the surge of the franc, which the bank says is "massively overvalued."
With no end in sight to the shortage of student housing in Stockholm, foreign students should be on the lookout for scam artists hoping to capitalise on their desperation, contributor Anita Badejo discovers.
Police in Nice have opened an inquiry after roads close to a mosque were given names that could "incite discrimination and racial hatred."
Gustaf Reinfeldt, the 18-year-old son of the Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has secured a job at US hamburger chain McDonald's, using his Twitter feed to invite friends in for a grilled patty, according to news website Nyheter24.se.
German data protection authorities say Facebook’s new facial recognition feature is illegal and have demanded the social networking site end its use and delete all related information.
One in five eastern Germans have some sympathy for the communist regime's decision to build the Berlin Wall, according to a new poll, published nearly 50 years after the Cold War barrier was erected.
Former Socialist party leader Martine Aubry has followed up on her threat to take legal action against a blogger who published comments about her health and private life and made accusations about her husband's political views.
Two youths who left a man seriously injured after attacking him in a Berlin underground station earlier this week are just 13 years old, according to police.
Tourists who want to see more of Paris than just the classic city centre sites are being invited to take trips to some of the city's more notorious suburbs.
Paris-based RATP, which runs the city's metro and bus systems, has taken over the running of Manchester's tram network.
An 11-year-old girl went missing near Kumla in central Sweden on Tuesday night after a conductor forced her to get off a train travelling from Örebro to Gothenburg because she was unable to show her ticket.
A young cannabis user in Nice thought he had found a safe place to stash five kilograms of the drug - reportedly to keep it safe for his dealer - by hiding it inside his sister's teddy bear.
Sweden's young Social Democrats kicked off their congress Tuesday with emotional tributes to those killed in last month's attack on their sister organisation in neighbouring Norway.
The alleged hitman in Anni Dewani's honeymoon murder could escape prosecution, if a malignant brain tumour leaves him unfit for trial, a South African magistrate said Tuesday.
In August, Exberliner, Berlin’s leading English-language magazine, explores an inner-city park oasis, peruses a new cultural space and stays fit with a hola hoop.