Nicolas Sarkozy on Friday called for rival groups in New Caledonia to show restraint after recent deadly protests in the South Pacific archipelago, as he began his first visit as French president.
France has begun work to reopen its embassy in Tripoli, the foreign ministry said Friday, in another sign of support for the rebel government in waiting that overthrew Muammar Qaddafi.
People looking for a profession that will help boost their sex appeal among Swedes of both sexes would be well served to bone up on biology and anatomy, a new survey has revealed.
Champions League rivals Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen lock horns for Bundesliga bragging rights on Saturday as the title-holders take on last season's runners-up.
Three Gothenburg police officers who parked illegally during a coffee break have managed to beat their fines after appealing their case all the way to the Swedish Supreme Court.
Sweden's finance ministry Anders Borg on Friday announced that the government had significantly lowered its growth forecast for 2011.
Yvonne the runaway cow who has eluded hunters and would-be helpers alike in the woods of Upper Bavaria since May, is still on the loose, but she’s no longer running for her life.
Zürich police have released two previously unseen videos showing violent FC Basel fans attacking riot police in a coordinated offensive outside Zürich-Letzigrund stadium in May.
The scent of Swedish coffee and cakes is filling the air over Soho Square in the heart of London's theatre district after tourism group VisitSweden erected a Swedish style café to offer "fika" and to lure cosmopolitan Londoners to Sweden.
Berlin’s openly gay Mayor Klaus Wowereit has extended the Pope an official welcome for his visit next month, but said he could understand those planning to protest against the papal visit.
Defence Ministry officials gave conflicting views Friday about whether Germany will need to take part in an international peacekeeping mission to stabilize Libya after fighting there ends. And there was rare German praise for the NATO effort in the North African country.
The Moderate Party has announced that it will not stand in the next church elections which take place in 2013, signalling an intention to cut political ties with the Church of Sweden.
France's opposition Socialists ratcheted their bitter battle for the left's presidential nomination on Friday, as their summer conference opened under Dominique Strauss-Kahn's shadow.
Germany's Federal Auditing Office has criticized the Transportation Ministry for wasting taxpayer’s money by paying for personnel to attend a trade union conference on the North Sea island of Helgoland.
French rocker Johnny Hallyday is about to swap his trademark leathers and guitar for the more sober surroundings of the Edouard-VII theatre in Paris.
The number of job seekers in France was up again in July for the third month in a row. Unemployment is at its highest level for over ten years, the employment ministry announced on Thursday evening.
Fears are growing about the spread of the Asian hornet in France after a 38-year-old man died after being stung in Lherm, 30 kilometres south-west of Toulouse.
Swiss authorities have warned that violent storms with winds of up to 120 kilometres per hour are to be expected in the country on Friday.
Europe's biggest automaker, Volkswagen, plans to invest almost €1 billion ($1.44 billion) in renewable energies over the coming years, a press report said on Friday.
A sex scandal has blown up at RATP, the publicly-owned company that runs the trains, trams and buses in Paris.
With the autumn term in full-swing and students primed to take a break from the books, The Local's Karen Holst takes a look at how 'nations' shape Sweden's college social scene.
Stockholm police have identified a large number of sex-buyers following the arrests of six men on suspicion of trafficking and pimping charges in a case involving at least 20 Lithuanian women.
Commodities giant Glencore is looking at making a bid for South African mining group Optimum Coal, the Financial Times reported on Friday.
Chances look slim for Sweden’s 16 athletes at the IAAF World Championships 2011 which open in the South Korean city of Daegu this weekend.
Swiss government minister Doris Leuthard has apologized for likening Germans campaigning against noise pollution from Zürich airport to Taliban terrorists.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn was given back his passport on Thursday, his legal team said, clearing the way for the former IMF head to travel abroad for the first time since his arrest three months ago on
sex crime charges.
German motorists could end up paying more at the pump for the botched introduction of E10 biofuel, as petroleum firms are reportedly are preparing to pass on the costs to customers.
Saab Automobile, the owner of cash-strapped Swedish car maker Saab, has decided to postpone the presentation of its interim report as problems regarding the payment of staff wages persist.
Four parties in the Swedish parliament - the Sweden Democrats (SD), the Christian Democrats, the Centre Party and Left Party - would fall below the threshold for Riksdag seats if an election were held today, a new poll on Friday showed.
Landskrona municipality in southern Sweden is mulling introducing a ban on staff smoking during working hours, even if they are working from home.
Luise Rainer, a nearly forgotten yet beloved German actress will be honoured on Berlin's "Boulevard of Stars" next month after one man campaigned for the 101-year-old to receive the acknowledgment she deserves.
Germany’s high society event of the year is set for Saturday as the great-great grandson of Kaiser Wilhem II gets married at a royal palace in Potsdam.