Prostitutes from Hungary are increasingly being sent to work in the red light district on Sihlquai in the centre of Zurich, but they don’t see themselves as victims of trafficking, according to a Swiss researcher.
Youth workers are appealing to Munich’s mayor to intervene after it emerged that city authorities were keeping most of the money paid to kids from a children’s home for their performances in a religious play in the Bavarian village Oberammergau.
A mother held on suspicion of killing her two young sons, whose lifeless bodies were recovered from a lake in Sigtuna north of Stockholm on Monday, has denied committing the crime.
More than 50 people were injured, nine seriously, on Tuesday when a train derailed after colliding with a car in the eastern German state of Saxony, police said.
Very soon, palm trees and exotic fruit will grow and flourish in a remote part of Bavaria known for its long winters. Christine Madden reports on the Klein-Eden project.
A ban on the public display of Nazi symbols such as the swastika was rejected by the Swiss Council of States on Tuesday after an eight-year fight by politicians and associations to introduce a legal change.
As young people in Germany have literally 'gone west', small business owners in Eastern states face a quandary: Who will they pass their life’s work on to?
Swedish finance minister Anders Borg on Tuesday defended the government's autumn budget proposal on against charges that it was overly optimistic in a spirited debate with his Social Democratic counterpart on the the floor of the Riksdag.
A man shot dead was discovered by police on Tuesday in the southern Stockholm district of Östberga, after a local passer-by reported his car careening into several parked vehicles.
A Frenchwoman found proof of the maxim that nothing in life is certain except death and taxes when she received a bill in the name of a grandfather who died in 1949.
Switzerland's biggest political party SVP is seeking to stop the central bank from selling the country's gold reserves through a citizen's initiative launched on Tuesday.
Happy in Hamburg: People living in the northern port city are the most content Germans, according to a study published on Tuesday. While the eastern state of Thuringia has the grumpiest residents, overall the country is the happiest it's been in a decade.
Swiss banking giant UBS said on Monday it had suspended all its advertising campaigns after the discovery of rogue trading that cost it $2.3 billion.
German industrial giant Siemens refused on Tuesday to comment on a newspaper report that it had withdrawn about half a billion euros in cash from a French bank and parked it at the European Central Bank.
Snow fell in the Swiss Alps overnight on Sunday to levels unseen for the month of September, Swiss weather agency Meteosuisse reported on Monday.
A woman in central Sweden was shocked to discover a living toad at the bottom of a bag of pre-packaged salad that had been in her fridge for almost a week.
Swedish fashion giant H&M has committed to phasing out the use of all hazardous chemicals in making their clothes following a Greenpeace campaign urging them to "detox" their production.
After their stunning success in Berlin’s recent state vote, Germany’s Pirate Party says it has a new ambitious goal: Entering the Bundestag after the 2013 federal election.
The trial of the alleged killers of newlywed honeymooner Anni Dewani was moved Tuesday to South Africa's high court in Cape Town where proceedings will start in February, a South African magistrate ruled.
Doctors in southern Sweden used hundreds of leeches to help save a woman's face after a massive chunk had been bitten off by her own dog.
Some Swiss banks are not allowing their German customers to make cash withdrawals until a double taxation treaty between Bern and Berlin comes into force, the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) said on Monday.
Copper-rich Zambia is a victim of Swiss-based commodity companies who rake in profits by exploiting developing countries, a new book out on Monday claimed.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas "knows what's in store"Â when he attempts this week to force a vote at the United Nations on the establishment of a state largely within Israel, Norway's most-senior diplomat has warned.
Banking giant UBS is to hold a board meeting on Wednesday in Singapore, when it will decide whether to maintain support for its chief executive Oswald Gruebel after a rogue trading case, Swiss press said on Tuesday.
Israel's consulate in the southern French port city of Marseille was temporarily evacuated on Tuesday when a bomb disposal squad found a mock device placed in a van parked outside.
President Nicolas Sarkozy starts a series of meetings in New York on Tuesday but his pregnant wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, has stayed behind in Paris.
Former French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing tried to settle the future of one of Paris' most prestigious buildings on Monday in a saga that has pitted the arts establishment against a group of famous actors, designers and celebrities.
Martine Aubry was on the defensive on Monday after Sunday night's interview with Dominique Strauss-Kahn brought to light a "pact" the two had made that suggested only one would stand for the presidential nomination.
Every 10 days, an assault rifle goes missing from the tally of assault rifles in the Norwegian Armed Forces, and some end up in the hands of criminals, a military spokesman has admitted.
As Swedish news outlets reassess their policies regarding online comments amid an ongoing debate about "internet hate", The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson argues that free speech is too important to be left to fend for itself in an online Wild West.
The French writer who says Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her in 2003 fought back on Monday, vowing to bring a civil case against the former IMF chief if there was no criminal prosecution.
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone Monday to discuss the need for action on the eurozone crisis and the Middle East, the White House said.
Swiss exports fell 4.1 percent in August compared to 2010, hit by the strength of the franc, customs authorities said on Tuesday.
The lawyer for the New York hotel maid who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of rape called Monday the primetime interview he conducted in France "a joke," and said the full story would come out with an upcoming deposition.
The Swiss government on Tuesday cut its growth forecast for 2012 to 0.9 percent, citing a worsening world economic environment and the strength of the franc.
An experienced surfer and bodyboard champion, Mathieu Schiller, was killed by a shark on Monday off the French island of La Réunion, reported local news site ipreunion.com.
Confectionery giant Fazer has announced that its "Kinapuffar" product is to be re-designed after complaints that the current portrait was "racist".
Sweden's government has forecast that growth in Sweden's GDP will fall sharply, from 4.1 percent in 2011 to 1.3 percent in 2012, warning that the fall could be even worse in its budget statement presented on Tuesday.
The family of German World War II General Erwin Rommel is complaining that a planned film by public broadcaster Südwestrundfunk (SWR) doesn’t do enough to portray Rommel as an opponent of Hitler.
A large container ship nearly sunk in Hamburg’s port late on Monday after a crash into another ship that left emergency officials scrambling to contain the damage.
The Stockholm derby match between Djurgården and AIK began in deathly silence on Monday evening as fans from both sides staged a protest at all they consider to have gone wrong with game.
Google has bought German local bargain website DailyDeal as the internet titan seeks to expand its own local deals programme to users outside the United States.
Exberliner, Berlin’s leading English-language magazine, in September samples exquisite American coffee, tries out a new social network for artists, nibbles on Swedish candy and tours the city in style with a re-designed Rickshaw.