Germany may not be on the brink of a severe recession, but the country long seen as the financial powerhouse of Europe appears to be headed for economic stagnation.
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up an appeal against French railways firm SNCF over its role in deporting Jews during World War II, blocking descendants of deportees from suing in US courts.
German investigators are pursuing hundreds of former Nazi death camp guards around the globe – after the conviction of John Demjanjuk set two important legal precedents.
A French father's 30-year quest for justice for a murdered daughter came a step closer to an end on Tuesday when a German doctor he had had kidnapped went on trial in France.
Police have arrested three people after a 19-year-old man was kidnapped and used as a slave to clean two filthy flats - fearing for his life after being beaten up and even dangled head-first off a bridge.
Former owner of the bankrupt Beluga shipping firm Niels Stolberg has been accused of funnelling money donated to rebuild a school in Thailand after the 2004 tsunami in Asia into his company’s coffers as he battled to keep it afloat.
Hundreds of Swedish police officers marched into unemployment offices on Wednesday and started looking for other jobs in Sweden's major cities in a demonstration against the profession's low wages.
Two Egyptians who were forcibly deported to Egypt from Sweden by CIA agents in 2001 have blamed the US spy agency for the torture they received in their home country.
Norwegian students are among the oldest in Europe and are on average 28 years old, although the age of students everywhere is rising, a study has learned.
Investigators confirmed that the driver of a tanker truck that crashed and exploded on the E6 motorway north of Gothenburg on Wednesday morning died in the fiery wreck.
Two burglars making a getaway in a row boat were caught by waiting police after paddling for their lives with just one oar.
The countless cartridges have been cleared away, most shattered windows have been replaced and a poster still proudly states "Utøya. Welcome to the island, the Nordic paradise."
Norway has found more oil than Iraq, Iran, Brazil the US or Russia so far this year and can expect to spend an extra 25 billion kroner ($4.2 billion) from the annual budget as a result, Norwegian media reported on Tuesday.
Norway’s information technology overseer, the Datatilsynet, is considering a “Danish style” ban on cloud computing for government agencies, saying subscriptions to remote data storage, software and retrieval could put citizens' private data at risk.
Account-holders in the troubled Franco-Belgian Dexia bank on Tuesday withdrew €300 million, Belgian economic daily De Tijd said on Wednesday.
Germany's flirtation with sunny weather is fizzling out as a large low pressure system travels down from Scandinavia. With it will come rain showers, gusty winds and cloudy skies.
1,000 villagers were unwitting participants in their mayor's celebrations of his 40th wedding anniversary when he woke them up by letting off fireworks and sounding the village church bells at midnight.
Talks between the Social Democrats (SPD) and Greens on forming a coalition to govern Berlin collapsed on Wednesday – over disagreement over a three-kilometre stretch of motorway.
Almost 20 percent of Swedish fathers don't take one single day of parental leave during the first four years of their children's life, according to fresh figures from Sweden's social insurance agency Försäkringskassan.
A long-standing tradition has come to an end in two Swiss cantons whose citizens have previously been able to turn to a fungus expert to avoiding eating poisonous mushrooms.
Former employees of supermarket chain Coop have said that they were occasionally ordered to take old packaged meat off the shelves, repackage it and put it for sale again as fresh meat, even after the expiration date.
Germany on Wednesday lamented the failure of the United Nations Security Council to agree a resolution on a bloody crackdown in Syria that has left 2,700 dead, saying it had undermined the body's authority.
A new study on financial secrecy has found Switzerland to have the world's most opaque bank system, despite recent fiscal agreements with Germany, the UK and the US.
Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman has been awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the discovery of quasicrystals" which "fundamentally" altered how chemists conceive of solid matter, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced on Wednesday.
A 26-year-old man has been charged with blackmail after threatening to make public a film of a famous Swedish actor masturbating, unless paid a substantial amount of money.
English-speakers in Stockholm and Uppsala looking for a slice of home language culture should leave a day or two free in October for some skillful, crazy fun - and some nudity - when two celebrated performance groups take to the stage.
The female prison guard who was beaten to death by an inmate on Monday was alone with the 28-year-old offender at the time, in violation of a previous decision that the inmate should be accompanied by two guards when being moved.
French officials scrambled on Wednesday to defend their plan to save struggling Franco-Belgian bank Dexia, insisting it is a one-off action and poses no threat to the state's own credit rating.
The glamorous journalist girlfriend of top Socialist François Hollande was the subject of a Paris police investigation into her background and network, according to a report in L'Express.
French men and women can expect to live longer now than ever before but professional workers have longer life expectancy than their blue collar colleagues.
A massive explosion, followed by an “inferno” has been reported from the E6 highway north of Gothenburg on Wednesday morning, in what police believe to be a collision between a truck and a tanker.
Police have caught up with the leading suspect in the case of a 33-year-old Indian man who died when he ended up on the tracks of a metro line.
The socialist Left party (Linke) is being wracked by speculation that former leader and one-time Finance Minister Oskar Lafontaine could return to the top ranks of the party.
Fewer tourists visited Sweden in the summer 2011, breaking a six year upward trend, according to new figures from the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket).
Angela Merkel’s junior coalition party, the Free Democrats (FDP), is being forced by its members to take an internal referendum on whether to oppose Germany’s involvement in measures to rescue the euro.
Australia's newest Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt assumed it was an elaborate undergraduate joke when he heard a Swedish voice on the line informing him that he had a "very important call" on Tuesday night.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants Poland to "submit" to the will of its powerful neighbour, Polish opposition leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski claims in a new book.
Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg in western Sweden has launch a massive social media campaign to encourage blood donors to help meet a shortage.