Rudolf Brazda, the last known survivor of the Nazi death camps sent there because he was homosexual, has died in France aged 98, officials said on Thursday.
Fare dodgers in Germany are using social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to warn fellow travellers of the presence of public transport inspectors on buses and trains.
As Germany prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall this month, a new exhibition explores the importance of refugee camps for those fleeing communism before the Iron Curtain came down. Erin Huggins reports.
A union has leapt to the defence of the train conductor who was suspended after throwing an 11-year-old girl off a train on Wednesday because the girl didn't have a ticket.
Panama's ex-strongman Manuel Noriega looked set Wednesday to finally return home -- and go straight into custody there -- after more than two decades in foreign prisons, as France ordered his extradition.
The bodies of two French women who were found shot to death in a nature preserve in northern Argentina are to be sent home as new evidence emerged from the crime scene, officials said.
A 13-year-old Boy Scout died in a fall in the Bernese Alps. He was on a hiking expedition with three friends when he slipped and fell 300 metres.
It will probably come as little surprise to anyone trying to find somebody to do some work on their house or office, that Sweden is suffering from an acute shortage of craftsmen, according to a new report.
The long running trademark dispute between beverage company Red Bull and Swedish event organiser Bad Bull Entertainment has finally come to end, forcing Red Bull to retreat with its tail between its legs.
Fifty-seven people were convicted on Thursday for being part of a massive doping ring in one of the largest criminal cases in Swedish legal history that accrued an estimated 58 million kronor ($9 million) in legal fees.
Lawyers acting for the woman who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape have appealed to Air France stewardesses to report any inappropriate incidents involving the former IMF boss.
Reinsurance giant Swiss Re posted an 18 percent jump in second quarter net profit to $960 million Thursday and said it expected even better results through 2012 after cutting its exposure to weak governments' debt.
Switzerland was the world's best destination for adventure travel in 2010, according to a new ranking. The country's untouched nature, good infrastructure and friendliness impressed the study's authors.
Two men in their twenties have been banned from driving for a year after being found guilty of racing their cars at over 190 kilometres per hour along country roads in the eastern region of Alsace.
A bag containing a stash of stolen watches appeared on the Zug police's doorstep this week, authorities reported on Thursday. The watches, valued at 240,000 francs, had been stolen from a salesman's car in May.
A Swiss man is being sought by Russian secret police after breaking out of a prison in the Caucasus. Once a promising young politician, Christoph Häusler is thought to have become involved in the Islamic extremist scene.
Authorities are conducting an autopsy on the son of a known neo-Nazi after his body was found with a gunshot wound to the head – next to his father who shot himself as the police approached the scene.
A German court on Thursday awarded more than €3,000 ($4,265) in damages to a child murderer over a threat by police to inflict "unimaginable pain" if he did not reveal his victim's whereabouts.
France said Thursday its aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle would return home for maintenance next week from the NATO-led mission over Libya, but insisted there would be no respite for Muammar Qaddafi.
Former supermodel Linda Evangelista stunned a New York court with a demand of $46,000 a month in child support for her son fathered by Francois-Henri Pinault, one of France's wealthiest men.
A Chinese newspaper wrote an in-depth article attacking wealthy US investor George Soros, but confused him with former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer.
With record-high enrollment at many Swedish universities this year, the lack of student housing is greater than ever as students look for a place to live at the start of the fall 2011 term.
Germany’s tight labour market is slowly tumbling towards crisis, with a new study suggesting there will be 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2025 and industry expecting around 70,000 training places to be empty this year.
The world's biggest re-insurance group, Germany's Munich Re, said Thursday that its second quarter net profit rose 3.8 percent to €736 million ($1.05 billion) despite a heavy charge on its holdings of Greek debt.
Overcrowding is becoming so serious in Swedish hospitals that in some cases patients are being forced to sleep and eat in rooms described as toilets.
German telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom said Thursday that its second quarter net profit fell by 26.7 percent owing to restructuring costs, but confirmed its full-year targets.
If you want to see Scandinavia at its best, there’s no more exciting way to do it than to hop on a bike and explore the region’s excellent network of hostels.
A car park in Marseille has been overrun by gangs of youths who threaten staff and demand money from drivers. Things have got so bad that the company in charge, Vinci, has given up trying to run it.
A total of 101 members of parliament have been fined for missing parliamentary committee meetings, according to a report from the Regards Citoyens pressure group.
A furious Swedish family has blasted a Ryanair cabin crew after a passenger slipped into cardiac arrest and was just offered a sandwich and soda.
This Week's Highlights: Charlie Chaplin in Berlin, a surf festival in Munich, and Hamburg celebrates all things British.
As Germany's population ages, the number of children is dropping precipitously. Now people under 18 make up only 16.5 percent of the country’s population, the lowest rate in Europe.
Germany, like many countries, has struggled with declining church attendance. But could Church visits be boosted if it was easier for parishioners to swap notes on who has the most talented pastor or priest?
Two Swedish suspects have been identified in a major global paedophile ring spanning 14 countries which has been exposed by the US police.
The leadership battle for the Left Party has intensified after the party's foreign policy spokesperson Hans Linde announced his intention to challenge current leader Las Ohly for the post.
After years of painstaking work by scientists, a rare bird has made an unassisted migratory flight over the Alps for the first time in centuries.
Malmö FF held out to secure a 1-1 draw in a fiery second leg of their Champions League qualifier against Glasgow Rangers on Wednesday, winning the tie 2-1 on agregate.