Wednesday saw the start of the trial against a 67-year-old Swedish woman who is charged with having swindled 3.4 million kronor ($517,000) from friends with the help of so called "Nigeria Letters".
The small industrial state of Saarland has a new premier after Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) was elected on Wednesday to lead the unwieldy coalition government.
The Bronx is one of New York's toughest neighborhoods, fueling hope for the maid suing Dominique Strauss-Kahn for sexual assault that a jury there will give the wealthy Frenchman a rough reception.
A court in Ho Chi Minh City jailed a French-Vietnamese lecturer and blogger for three years Wednesday for attempted subversion, the latest conviction of a peaceful democracy advocate in Vietnam.
President Nicolas Sarkozy promised new measures Wednesday to slash France's public deficit amid fears that France could be the next country after the United States to suffer a top credit-rating downgrade.
A Swiss-Japanese project said Tuesday that it is building a mobile concert hall which would bring music and performance arts back to earthquake-devastated northern Japan.
The world's biggest temporary staffing group Adecco said Wednesday that its second quarter net profit soared 45 percent to €141 million, thanks to strong demand in the industrial segment.
The world's biggest food company Nestle posted Wednesday a 13.7 percent fall in first half net profit to 4.7 billion francs (€4.5 billion), hurt by the strong Swiss franc against most major currencies.
Swiss banks will pay two billion francs (1.91 billion euros, $2.6 billion) to German tax authorities under a deal reached Wednesday between Bern and Berlin to end a long-standing tax evasion and banking secrecy dispute.
Rain showers, followed by bouts of sunshine, followed by ominous looking skies – this summer it’s been extra difficult to predict Sweden's weather and thus meet government targets for forecasting accuracy.
Swedish bestselling author and human rights activist Henning Mankell said in an interview on UK television on Monday that mainstream politicians shoulder the responsibility for the rise of the far right.
With the euro almost at parity with the Swiss franc, the Swiss National Bank has cut interest rates further this week and will significantly increase the supply of liquidity to the money market.
When American research centre Pew investigated the development of religious conflicts and oppression worldwide between 2006 and 2009, Sweden distinguished itself as a country where hostilities related to religion are increasing the most.
Swiss banks will pay nearly €2 billion to German tax authorities under a deal reached Wednesday between Bern and Berlin to end a long-standing tax evasion and banking secrecy dispute.
A judge at a London court on Wednesday ruled that a British man can be extradited to South Africa to face trial for the murder of his Swedish bride but he referred the case to the home secretary for a final decision.
A fox is thought to have bitten a small girl from the Zurich area who was sleeping with her bedroom window open.
A 10-tonne digger slipped while working and fell on a house in Biel in Canton Bern yesterday.
Lars Ohly announced on Tuesday that he is to step down as leader of Sweden's Left Party. While widely respected as a person and as a skilful debater, his tenure will be remembered more for his stance on Communism and electoral decline.
Germany's second biggest bank, Commerzbank, warned Wednesday that its prospects this year and next depend on the eurozone debt crisis, which savaged its earnings and has rocked markets.
30-year-old Jenny Persson from Malmö, in southern Sweden, has been missing without a trace since she left her flat on August 1st without her credit cards, mobile phone or passport.
A police union has warned that riots of the kind that have gripped Britain for the past four nights could happen in Germany. Senior politicians, however, have denied Germany is at risk of such unrest.
Germany has released a plane belonging to Thailand's crown prince which was seized at Munich airport as surety for an outstanding Thai government debt, a court official said Wednesday.
Germans who brought T-shirts bearing a skull and right-wing flags back from a recent rock festival will soon find that the print has given way to a message urging them to mend their ways.
The mother of a child model, whose provocative pictures in Paris Vogue have caused controversy in the US, has closed down her Facebook page to “protect” her daughter.
A flamboyant contestant in France's version of the Big Brother reality show, 'Secret Story', has been killed in a road accident.
When Nathalie Dahyot was invited to lunch with a friend, she didn’t expect it to end up in the national media.
There has been wide coverage of the outbreak of riots in London and other English cities in the French media.
Germany's biggest energy group, EON, confirmed on Wednesday it would cut up to 11,000 jobs as it reported its first ever quarterly loss.
A tenant in Gothenburg has been fined over 30,000 kronor ($4,660) for carrying out shoddy and unfinished painting work and for choosing the wrong shade of green for his bedroom.
Saab CEO and sole director, Victor Muller, will meet Wednesday with representatives of the four unions at its factory in Trollhättan in western Sweden, who are seeking answers as to how the company will ensure that wages are paid.
Workers at Berlin’s Ostbahnhof train station got a fright on Tuesday afternoon when a tarantula hopped out of a backpack that had been taken to the lost and found office.
A man in his seventies has been reported missing after having fallen overboard on a fishing trip near Varberg in western Sweden. The man's 11-year-old grandson tried to save him but was unable to hold on.
As Germany prepares to mark the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, Erin Huggins spoke with Russell Swenson, who witnessed the birth of the Iron Curtain while stationed in the city with the US Army in 1961.
In the face of a booming jobs market, unemployment benefits for older workers who lose their jobs should be curtailed to stave off “forced early retirement,” the pro-business Free Democrats have said.
A 64-year-old man has been charged with harassment after posting an advert in a local newspaper to wish happy birthday to a boy to whom he claims to be the father.