Germany’s education system from kindergarten to university is making noticeable progress with the state of Saxony leading the way, according to an annual education survey.
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A wayward mouse forced the grounding of a US-bound SAS flight on Tuesday, leaving 250 travellers stranded at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport as crews tried in vain to capture the rogue rodent.
Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said Tuesday the Scandinavian country was putting in place measures to protect its finance and banking sectors from being sucked into the European debt crisis.
France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel vowed to give the eurozone bloc a "true economic government" Tuesday, but experts said their pledges were not enough to defuse the debt crisis.
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Swiss private bank Union Bancaire Privee said on Tuesday it will purchase ABN AMRO Bank Switzerland for an undisclosed amount, increasing its assets under management by around 20 percent.
French magistrates on Tuesday formally began an embezzlement investigation into new International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, opening the way for possible criminal charges.
Prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt announced on Tuesday his Moderate Party was delaying plans to implement several tax reductions, citing increasing concerns about the state of the global economy.
An elderly Swedish woman was given quite a scare on Monday morning when she discovered a 3-metre-long boa constrictor lying on her second-floor balcony.
The German government doesn't think eurobonds will help Europe out of its debt crisis, but it's high time Chancellor Merkel gave up her stubborn resistance to them. A commentary by Marcus Gatzke from ZEIT ONLINE.
Bundesliga matches took bizarre and unappetising turns at the weekend, with a Hoffenheim employee blasting Borussia supporters with a high-pitched siren – and Cologne fans showering their Schalke rivals with faeces and urine.
Just days after signing an anti-tax evasion agreement with Germany, Switzerland is now planning to strike a similar deal with the UK, according to Patrick Odier, head of the Swiss Bankers Association.
Colleagues of the doctor accused of terminating the lives of a number of hospital patients plan to hold a meeting to support him on Tuesday.
Flat prices fell by 6 percent in Sweden and house prices by 2 percent in July compared to the previous month, according to fresh figures from Sweden’s real estate statistics website Mäklarstatistik.
A woman, resident in the area, made the most recent discovery on Tuesday morning when taking her two small children to the playground.
Germany's centre-left Social Democrats have warned members of the hard-line socialist Left party they would be rejected as state coalition partners unless they condemn the building of the Berlin Wall.
The fight for votes is making Swiss political parties more creative in their campaigns. The Swiss People’s Party (SVP) is now courting women – with a sexy muscle man.
Sixties actress and animal rights activist Birgitte Bardot has pleaded for the life of a bull terrier that attacked and disfigured a young girl’s face.
Yannick Noah, the former tennis player turned singer and humanitarian, has again clinched top spot in an annual poll to find France's favourite personality.
Police have launched an investigation after around 117,000 chickens suffocated in an eastern German factory farm when the power cut out.
France has slipped from 6th to 8th place in the annual Shanghai ranking of the world’s universities.
Nearly 70 percent of people who work for Germany's national railway operator Deutsche Bahn are de-motivated and frustrated with their jobs, the Financial Times Deutschland reported on Tuesday.
The head of Germany’s federal anti-discrimination agency says tougher penalties need to be enacted to crack down on people being unfairly disadvantaged.
The name of Sweden's disgraced former labour minister, Sven-Otto Littorin, is back in the spotlight after Littorin won a travel agency's essay contest with his poetic description of a “dream holiday” to the Middle East.
The Swiss government on Monday said it was "preoccupied" by the security situation in Geneva, a city more famed for its chocolate and banking than for high levels of criminality.
The integration of foreigners is the top political issue for Swiss youth, overriding concerns about unemployment or climate change, a study released on Monday showed.
The German economy grew by a meagre 0.1 percent in the second quarter of the year, while expansion in the first quarter was slower than originally reported, according to official data published on Tuesday.
Tests are underway to find out what species would be best as the next generation of Germany’s street trees. As every year urban trees are subject to pollution, poor water conditions and limited root growth area many become sick.
Eleven cars were set on fire in Berlin on Monday night, prompting a police investigation into a possible political motive behind the arson attacks.
Sweden owes its Baltic neighbours a "debt of honour" for turning a blind eye to post-war Soviet occupation, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt told his Baltic counterparts on Monday.
New figures show that police in the county of Halland have been the most fastidious in fining those that feel the need to take a leak in public.
Heavy rains and extreme weather are becoming more common in Sweden, according to a study by forecasters at the Swedish meteorological and Hydrological Institute, SMHI.
Three climbers -- a Swiss, an Austrian and a Pakistani -- have gone missing during an expedition to the high