Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt took a doubtful stance to the "true economic governance" within the eurozone called for by French president Nicolas Sarkozy and German chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday.
A 25-year old Algerian man escaped from the clutches of his police minders on Tuesday as he ditched his crutches and took to his heels after a court appointment in Nyon in western Switzerland.
The news of Crown Princess Victoria's pregnancy couldn't come at a better time for a Swedish Royal Family looking to turn the page on a tumultuous year, according to one royal expert.
DNA evidence has linked a 24-year-old Argentinian tour guide to the murder of two French women in a nature reserve in northwestern Argentina, authorities said on Tuesday.
Switzerland widened sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime on Wednesday, adding 12 individuals to a list of key players under financial embargo and travel restriction.
Switzerland said on Wednesday that it would double its aid and give 20 million francs ($25 million) more to help drought-hit victims in the Horn of Africa.
Earth is wearing a belt of antimatter – a twin of ordinary matter that could one day be used to create fuel for interstellar space travel – according to a breakthrough study by German and Italian scientists.
Politicians and commentators took to the web, airwaves and newspapers on Wednesday with contrasting views on the proposals announced by French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday evening.
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel Westling are expecting their first child, the Swedish Royal Court announced on Wednesday.
Monster trucks could soon be coming to a German autobahn near you. A controversial programme aims to test the 25-metre-long "gigaliners" on the country's roads.
Swiss cities Zürich and Geneva remain second and third in a UBS global cost of living ranking, while Oslo in Norway is the most expensive city in which to live.
Financial sector players wasted no time on Wednesday in slamming a mooted financial transactions tax, saying it would push business to rival global centres and be hard to enforce.
House hunters with a penchant for the macabre may be interested in a new listing on the Baltic island of Gotland, which includes a bony medieval tenant at no extra charge.
With the eurozone debt crisis still simmering, Germany and France have proposed an economic government for Europe’s currency union. But newspapers in The Local’s media roundup aren’t so sure it will be enough to save the euro.
Scandinavian airline SAS on Wednesday said it returned to profit in the second quarter as its passenger numbers increased, and maintained its outlook of full-year growth despite higher fuel prices.
As fashionistas in the Swedish capital settle down after a frenetic Stockholm Fashion Week, The Local's Caroline Bursell takes a look back at some of the event's highlights.
Several police came under attack in the Gothenburg district of Angered overnight as teenagers hurled Molotov cocktails at police vehicles.
The biggest German construction group, Hochtief, posted on Wednesday modest second quarter results owing to problems with its Australian unit Leighton.
French film actor Gerard Depardieu was caught short on a Paris to Dublin flight and chose not to bother going to the toilet before relieving himself, airline CityJet told AFP on Wednesday.
Swiss supermarket retailer Migros announced it is cutting prices by 10 to 20 percent on more than 500 branded products as it takes steps to help mitigate the effects for consumers of a burgeoning Swiss franc.
The teenager arrested by police on Monday on suspicion of the pre-school explosion, may have had help from one or more accomplices, according to police.
German health authorities are making arrangements to burn around 15 tonnes of swine flu vaccine worth around €250 million which people refused to take, and is now past its use-by date.
Berliners enjoy the best standard of living among Germany’s big-city dwellers while people in Munich have to pay the highest prices, according to a new study by the Swiss bank UBS.
Inmates at a detention centre in Kalmar, in southern Sweden, have written a letter of complaint to the board about the poor channel selection on the centre TVs.
A 65-year-old woman who police stopped after her erratic driving caused concern was found to have a blood alcohol level of 5.76 grams per litre.
Seven people have been detained by police after a 35-year-old woman was allegedly kidnapped and tortured during an ordeal lasting ten days.
Insurer and pensions specialist Swiss Life on Wednesday said its first half net profit jumped 49.8 percent to 403 million francs ($510 million), on the back of a one time tax revenue of 89 million francs.
The iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel worked for the Nazis during the German occupation of France in World War II, according to a new book published on Tuesday.
France's Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany's Angela Merkel vowed to give the eurozone bloc a "true economic government" on Tuesday but experts said their pledges were not enough to defuse the debt crisis.
A war of words has broken out between current Bayern Munich stars Bastian Schweinsteiger and Philip Lahm and former goalkeeper Oliver Kahn over leadership of the Bavarian football club.
A Swedish mother has been accused of child abuse in the United States for leaving her one-year-old in a pram outside a restaurant.
Swedish and American researchers have found five gene variants strongly linked to aggressive prostate cancer, a discovery that could lead to new tests and treatments, a study said Tuesday.
A grandmother's quick walk with her dog through a park in western Sweden took longer than expected last week after she stopped to help another woman give birth in the grass.
Voting activists have launched a campaign to try to get non-Germans involved in the country's elections, with a shadow poll to be held in Berlin ahead of a state election in the capital in September.
Arsonists went on the attack in Berlin again on Tuesday night, burning a series of expensive cars for a second night in a row, this time hitting at least 15.