The government has proposed utlising thousands of Swedes with diminished work capacity due to illness or disability in a new effort to help preserve Sweden's cultural heritage.
UEFA have rejected Swiss club FC Sion's appeal against their expulsion from the Europa League, allowing Celtic to remain in the competition, European football's governing body confirmed on
As Berliners prepare to go to the polls this Sunday, The Local spoke with Mayor Klaus Wowereit about his re-election campaign and his priorities for the German capital.
Parts of Sweden were left reeling on Tuesday in the wake of torrential rains and gusty winds accompanying the remnants of hurricane Katia as it made its way across the country.
Car makers at the world's biggest motor show, the IAA, sought on Tuesday to rise above the gathering global economic gloom, saying they were better positioned than in the last crisis three years ago.
South Korea's Samsung Electronics said on Monday it had filed a complaint in France against its US rival Apple for infringement of three mobile phone technology patents in its iPhone and iPad tablet
Automaker Dacia, a unit of French giant Renault, is to start testing sales of its cars online later this week, initially in Italy, but later in other European countries.
Germany is falling behind in its production of skilled young workers, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, which shows stagnation of the number of people attending higher education.
A traditional men's guild in Zurich has rekindled a 22-year-old battle after it voted against female participation in the city's traditional spring parade.
A 50-year-old Swedish man has been charged with harassment after he played a Bob Dylan song for his ex-girlfriend hoping to reignite an abandoned love.
Members of The Left party are boycotting the pope's speech to the German parliament during an official visit to Berlin later this month. For Der Tagesspiegel’s Malte Lehming, leftist attitudes toward Catholicism are no different from right-wing populist bigotry against Islam.
A Swiss regional court on Tuesday ordered European football governing body UEFA to reinstate FC Sion into the Europa League, the Swiss club said in a statement.
Fifteen-year-old Leonie Schärer has become only the third girl ever to win Knabenschiessen, a traditionally male shooting competition held annually in Zurich.
As the chill of autumn starts to sweep across Sweden, food blogger Maia Brindley Nilsson offers some tips about how to find some of the culinary treasures hidden in Sweden's forests.
General Motors believes its European Opel brand can easily compete with the likes of rival Volkswagen and wants to steer it upmarket, GM Europe chief Nick Reilly said on Tuesday.
An Italian politician was convicted by a Swedish court on Tuesday for assaulting his son while on holiday in Stockholm in a case that has sparked heated debate in both Italy and Sweden.
The trial against a Swedish doctor accused of infant euthanasia came underway on Tuesday, a case causing concern among the country's medical profession.
A pizzeria owner once jailed for his part in Switzerland's "heist of the century" is facing a new brush with justice after he delivered cocaine in a pizza box to an undercover policeman.
The two Swedish reporters jailed in Ethiopia were in the country investigating Lundin Petroleum, a Swedish oil and mining company, at the time of their arrest, according to reports in the Swedish media.
Four men arrested in Gothenburg at the weekend on suspicion of planning terror crimes will face a remand hearing on Wednesday, but for planning to commit murder, rather than terror acts.
Our hearts don’t mind living in overweight bodies and will keep us alive as long as we work out, Norwegian research now suggests.
A 69-year-old German man has been charged with nearly 500 counts of rape after it emerged he fathered three children with his own daughter over a period of 34 years at the family's home in Bavaria.
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban proposed on Monday a plan to fix foreign exchange rates to help Hungarians with foreign-denominated loans hit by a soaring Swiss franc.
French roads were safer in the busy holiday month of August than in any other August since records were first collected in 1956, according to data released on Monday by the national highway agency, Sécurité Routière.
The Norwegian krone has weakened by over two percent against the euro in just 24 hours, as investors react to news China is in talks to buy up Italian state debt still weighing down the continent’s currency.
American actor Danny Glover was honoured with one of France's highest honours, the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, in a ceremony on Monday evening.
Norway's Conservative and Labour parties came out on top in local elections that saw the populist anti-immigration party lose ground in the aftermath of the July attacks, near-definitive results showed on Tuesday.
The Local’s series Made in Germany presents the best the country has to offer, including the transparently superior products from Jenaer Glas.
African leaders gave French former president Jacques Chirac and possible presidential candidate Dominique de Villepin $20 million in cash, including to finance elections, a lawyer said Monday.
A debate has flared up about whether to protect what remains of Adolf Hitler's mountain retreat, known as the "Berghof", his favourite residence for more than 10 years until his suicide in a Berlin bunker in 1945.
US luxury jeweller Tiffany & Co. denied on Monday that it had violated an agreement with Swatch, and accused the Swiss watchmaker of provoking the breakdown of their partnership.
A blogger from Strasbourg appeared in court on Monday to face charges from former Socialist chief Martine Aubry that he had defamed her by publishing rumours about her sexual and private life and about her husband's activities as a lawyer.
On Tuesday the trial against 24 people for possessing and distributing child pornography opened in Sweden, in a case that has drawn widespread attention as all but one of the defendants are women.
As French bank Société Générale lost another 10 percent of its stock market value on Monday, reports emerged the bank was planning to sue British newspaper The Mail on Sunday over an article it published in August.
Scientists have shown that modern humans have some traces of genes from Neanderthals, but a study out on Monday suggests that any breeding between the two was most likely a rare event.
US President Barack Obama increased the pressure on leading European nations including Germany to end the euro crisis, with a speech calling for decisive action to help the global economy.
Munich start-up company Amsilk claims it is the first to mass-produce synthetic spider silk, a challenge that has defeated several major corporations.
As preparations are finalised for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Germany at the end of the month, a number of MPs have declared they will boycott his speech to parliament.
Photographer Terje Hellesö, has been stripped of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency's Nature Photographer of the Year award after admitting that he manipulated a number of his pictures of predatory animals.
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is out of Tuesday's Champions League clash between his old club Barcelona and AC Milan at the Camp Nou due to a long-standing groin problem.