Oktoberfest might be just around the corner, but if you’re looking for a trip with a tipple attached, there are plenty of other places you can head.
Norwegians voted on Monday in local elections for the first time since Anders Behring Breivik's deadly rampage in July, in polls seen as a test of their commitment to the democratic system he detested.
The work of Stockholm University's Professor Thomas Helleday has been described as 'potentially the biggest breakthrough in cancer research for decades'. The Swedish way of working has been key to his success, he says.
German scientists say the Arctic ice cap is smaller today than ever previously measured, providing further evidence of global warming and the need to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
A high-ranking manager at Swedish bank Handelsbanken has been arrested on suspicion of having lent out millions of kronor without requiring the be secured by any collateral.
An incident caused by a blast at a nuclear site in the south of France Monday in which one person died "is over", its regulator the national Nuclear Safety Authority said.
The remnants of Hurricane Katia is set to reach Sweden's west coast on Monday evening carrying heavy rain and strong winds.
The Bethanien arts centre has unveiled a large work painted onto one of its walls by British street artist Banksy eight years ago.
More than a quarter of Swiss households have access to a gun, according to a study carried out by the Institute of Criminology at the University of Zurich.
Switzerland on Monday widened sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, adding 19 individuals and eight institutions to the list of key players under financial and travel embargo.
The Swedish minister who at the weekend said that no money would be coming to victims who suffered abuse while in foster care has opened to further talks on the issue following pressure from the opposition.
German film director Roland Emmerich has revealed in an interview that it's not easy being Green when his mother is around. She stopped sending him his postal vote forms to Hollywood when she learned of his environmentalist political leanings.
The Local is updating live after a blast at a nuclear plant in southern France left one person dead and four injured on Monday.
Italy is edging closer to a tax deal with Switzerland that would yield Rome “a lot of money quickly“, according to Alfredo Gysi, head of the Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland.
One third of all voters in local elections in Norway has changed loyalties and will vote for another party after taking an online test of their views versus those of party candidates.
Four violent sexual assaults on Norwegian women southeast of Oslo and another this weekend in the capital itself have many in southern Norway wondering what’s next.
German officials rushed on Monday to calm highly stressed markets, insisting Greece should stay in the eurozone, amid rising alarm that Germany is losing patience with being the bailout paymaster.
The French government sought to play down fears of a radioactive leak after the explosion Monday at a nuclear site in the south of France in which at least one person died.
Two Swedish labour unions have filed a request to force troubled automaker Saab into bankruptcy, the Unionen labour group said in a statement on Monday, according to the TT news agency.
Swedish children's television star and magazine editor Ola Lindholm was convicted and fined 1,500 kronor ($227) on Monday for cocaine use in a case which has left him out of job and in the media spotlight.
Patrons at Swedish restaurants will see the value-added tax (VAT) added to their bills cut by more than half staring January 1st, 2012 as part of a government spending package designed to boost employment among young people.
An Intercity train hit a deer at 160 kph (100 mph) travelling from Berlin to Hamburg on Sunday evening. The train was so seriously damaged it could not continue its journey.
The four terrorist suspects held in Gothenburg on Sunday have ties to the Somali Islamist movement al-Shabaab and were plotting an attack using bombs and firearms, according to a Swedish media report.
All deviant behavior which does not fit into dominant Swedish social norms is lumped together and attributed to immigrants, writes Salam Zandi, drawing parallels with concepts developed by thinkers such as Edward Saïd.
Switzerland's government has "partially" agreed to a Washington ultimatum that information on US nationals who have money in the country be handed over, local media reported on Saturday.
Even the supreme skills of superstar Dirk Nowitzki could not save Germany from defeat at the hands of hosts Lithuania in the European basketball championships on Sunday. The 84:75 loss means Germany are out of next year‘s Olympic Games.
An angry elk turned the tables on a hunter in northern Sweden at the weekend, kicking the man down to the ground and prompting a fatal round of man-versus-beast combat.
Switzerland's two biggest banks on Sunday gave divergent opinions on the Swiss National Bank's decision to put a floor on the Swiss franc's exchange rate against the euro, local media reported.
Pirates who attacked a yacht in the Gulf of Aden killed its French skipper before abandoning it, a source close to the family said on Sunday, the day after the dead man's wife was found unharmed.
Violence broke out in the eastern town of Mulhouse over the weekend after rival gangs fought street battles, leaving at least six people injured including four police officers.
Any chance of a peaceful Sunday were ruined for Dominique Strauss-Kahn when a group of around 300 people, mostly women, arrived outside his apartment in Paris' chic Place des Vosges to make a noisy protest.
French police were on Monday interviewing ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn as part of their inquiry into the alleged attempted rape of a journalist in a Paris flat in 2003, his lawyers said.
Thieves in the small Swiss town of Weiningen near Zurich stole 84 carrier pigeons worth about 12,000 francs ($13,500), local police reported on Sunday.
Coach Marc Lievremont's outburst at some of his players for the way they performed in the win over Japan has unearthed fault lines in his squad that threaten to undermine France's World Cup campaign.
The world's biggest watchmaker Swatch said on Monday that it has ended its partnership with Tiffany & Co as it accused the US luxury jeweller of blocking the development of the business.
A 30-year-old French diplomat based in Papua New Guinea was airlifted to a hospital in Australia on Monday after being attacked by a shark while kite-surfing.
Japan's Suzuki said on Monday said it had decided to end its capital and business partnership with German carmaker Volkswagen after a disagreement about ordering engines from a third party.
African leaders gave former French president Jacques Chirac and his prime minister Dominique de Villepin briefcases full of cash, notably to finance election campaigns, a former aide alleged on Sunday.
Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse on Sunday said it had provided Washington data about its US customers, local media reported.
There are fears that France's three largest banks may have their credit ratings cut this week by ratings agency Moody's, according to reports over the weekend.
A man in the southern town of Perpignan told a court that his girlfriend's violent attack on his manhood left him needing eleven stitches in his testicles to repair the damage.
A storm front swept across Germany on Sunday evening, pummelling several states with rain and, in some areas, ping-pong-ball-sized hailstones. Mud and water was washed across roads and railway tracks causing several accidents.
The German government has taken a step forward in its move to ban former employees of communist East Germany's Ministry for State Security, or Stasi, from working in the authority that administers the archive of Stasi files.
A 58-year-old man has been sentenced to four years imprisonment after forgetting a bag containing almost four kilogrammes of illicit drugs in his local supermarket.
Greek Prime Minister Georges Papandreou confirmed on Sunday that Germany was keen to import solar-generated electricity from his debt-ridden country.
A Stockholm Social Democrat has been cleared of assisting in the attempted kidnap of the daughter of a top Syrian diplomat.
One of the four people held in Gothenburg on Sunday on suspicion of preparing terrorism offences has denied the accusations through his lawyer.