A team of amateur aviation historians have discovered the wreckage of a Royal Australian Air Force Spitfire and remains of the pilot who crashed in northern France during World War II.
A Swedish children's retailer has pulled a "sickly" skinny doll from store shelves following a storm of Facebook complaints from shocked parents concerned over the effect the doll might have on children.
Sweden's "official gateway" on the internet launched an Arabic edition on Wednesday, in an effort to strengthen Sweden's dialogue with the Arabic speaking world.
German opposition parties have demanded another parliamentary vote following reports that the French and German governments are planning to expand the eurozone financial safety net even further.
Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer has said a new mandatory bicycle helmet law is likely to be introduced in the near future to reduce the number of head injuries in bicycle accidents.
Eva Joly, who will stand for the Greens in the 2012 presidential elections, is shown in this week's Gala magazine posing as an 18-year old in the Miss Norway beauty contest.
Psychiatrists evaluating Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik's mental state were given an another month by an Oslo court on Wednesday to decide whether he can be held criminally accountable for the July 22nd attacks.
UEFA chief Michel Platini arrived at a Swiss regional prosecutor's office on Wednesday for an interview with the prosecutor investigating a dispute between European football's governing body and FC Sion.
Marie Dedieu, 66, a handicapped Frenchwoman who was kidnapped from her beachfront Kenyan home and taken to neighbouring Somalia has died, the French government confirmed on Wednesday.
Switzerland sold arms and ammunition to long-term clients Egypt and Bahrain during the "Arab spring" protests, according to a report by Amnesty International.
Deutsche Bank’s London headquarters were raided by EU investigators Wednesday morning, after reports that Europe’s leading banks have been manipulating interest rates.
In the wake of last weekend's nationwide “Occupy” protests, The Local took to the streets of Berlin to gauge public opinion on the demos, in the latest instalment of the Zeitgeist series.
Nordea, the biggest Nordic bank, announced a €300 million fall in third quarter profit pm Wednesday, blaming market turbulence and the debt crisis for results that fell far short of forecasts.
Switzerland and Greece are set to hold talks on a tax agreement with a view to curbing capital flight from Greece to Swiss banks and thereby increase the crisis-hit country’s tax revenues.
Manfred Gerlach, who served communist East Germany as its last head of state, has died after a long illness it was reported Wednesday.
Twelwe people were arrested in Sweden early on Wednesday morning suspected of spreading child pornography, according to the Swedish National Bureau of Investigation (Rikskriminalpolisen).
Women in Bergen are hoping they can follow other cities’ leads, and start a Late Bloomers’ club for those coming out of the closet and declaring they are lesbian.
It's been 30 years since since Swedish technology and initiative helped launch a bold, but modest initiative which marked the start of he modern era of mobile telephony, The Local's Joel Linde explains.
Between 2005 and 2009 the German government approved the sale of huge quantities of weapons to repressive regimes in North Africa and the Middle East despite clear policy guidelines, a new Amnesty International report says.
Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has denied reports that a phone call with the then US president George W. Bush in 2005 left the White House so incensed that official visits were put off for six years.
More than half the pilots in the Swedish Airline Pilots' Association (Svensk pilotförening, SPF) admit to having fallen asleep during flights, according to a new independent study.
Three piles of human excrement left at a crime scene in central Sweden served as key evidence in the case against two men charged for tying up and robbing a strawberry farmer earlier this year.
French writer Tristane Banon on Wednesday said that she is to drop her attempt to have former IMF boss Dominque Strauss-Kahn prosecuted, after prosecutors refused to take up the case.
The "bad bank" of German state-owned lender Hypo Real Estate said Tuesday that writedowns on its holdings of Greek bonds pushed it deeply into the red in the first six months of this year.
From mining and tunneling to ports and airports, global engineering company Cavotec enables industries worldwide to improve productivity, safety and sustainability. Now the company – which has extensive operations in Sweden and in many ways has its roots here – is listing on the NASDAQ OMX in Stockholm.
A 40-year-old teacher was shot in her car on the school run on Tuesday morning in full view of her 12-year-old daughter.
A hard-hitting film that warns young people against the dangers of drink-driving will air on eight different TV channels on Thursday evening.
Newly-elected Socialist party candidate François Hollande will be cheered by two new polls that predict a clear victory over Nicolas Sarkozy in next year's presidential elections.
Twenty-one German soldiers have been discovered in a World War I tunnel in Alsace, France, 93 years after they were buried alive during battle.
For couples wanting a fairytale wedding, holding the ceremony or reception in a castle could be the perfect setting. Sally McGrane reports.
The children of Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak, jailed in Eritrea since 2001, think that it is the massive Free Dawit campaign that has made the release of their father impossible.
The highly popular church built near the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi in Northern Sweden might soon be joined by an ice mosque by next winter, if all goes according to plan.
The DNA tests claimed to prove that world-renowned director Ingmar Bergman had another biological mother were false, according to a new study.
Despite screaming headlines, sexual assaults of children in Germany have decreased over the past two decades, according to a large-scale new study.