Switzerland has denied visas to President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace and five top Zimbabwean officials who had planned to attend a technology conference in Geneva, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
French auto giant PSA Peugeot Citroen on Wednesday said it planned to slash thousands of jobs in Europe as part of an €800-million cost-cutting plan amid a stagnating European car market.
A former Bundeswehr soldier who accidentally shot and killed a comrade has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and disobeying orders and sentenced to two years probation.
Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium thrillers have inspired films, an upcoming comic book, sightseeing tours and now a special H&M line dedicated to his tattooed hacker heroine, the Swedish fashion giant said Wednesday.
Three out of four young Swedes think that breastfeeding mothers ought to keep their tops on in restaurants, bars and on public transport, according to a new survey.
Serbian police have recovered two works by Pablo Picasso stolen from a Swiss cultural centre in 2008, a police statement said.
Germany’s top companies paid their supervisory boards better last year than the previous year, with the most generous rises approaching 40 percent – despite an average worker’s wage increasing by 1.6 percent over the same period.
As Germany this week marks a half century of mass Turkish immigration, The Local’s Marc Young explains why it’s time to end the country’s hypocritical stance towards dual citizenship.
Berry pickers working in Sweden without a permit are being badly mistreated, according to a new report from the labour rights watchdog Swedwatch.
The Swedish military has been hit by a smuggling scandal stemming from the Air Force's just completed mission in Libya.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin tried to block Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's switch from Schalke 04 to Bavarian giants Bayern Munich, according to Royal Blues chairman Clemens Tönnies.
Swiss tourist authorities have reacted with anger to a British report highlighting the increasingly pricey nature of winter holidays in the Swiss Alps.
The German government announced the biggest cuts in its military since the end of World War Two on Wednesday, closing or significantly scaling down more than 100 of its 400 bases and cutting 15,000 soldiering jobs.
Driven to desperation by the financial crisis, a mother and her son agreed to transport 600 grams of cocaine to pay their bills in Madrid, but were caught in Geneva before finishing the job.
“One in ten Norwegian women over the age of 15 has been raped,” The New York Times has reported in an article seized upon by Norway’s media on Wednesday.
Move over, Alexander Graham Bell, Germany is marking the anniversary of the first phone call today – a century and a half after Johann Philipp Reis first transmitted a spoken sentence over a cable.
If, as expected, President Sarkozy announces he plans to run for re-election in 2012, he will find that the obvious domain name, nicolassarkozy2012.fr, will not be available.
Hundreds of restless Stockholmers gathered at Kulturhuset at midday on Tuesday for an hour's worth of grooving to work off those dull workday blues at Lunch Beat - the disco while you eat.
Swiss trade union Travail Suisse has called on the government to loosen immigration laws and allow more workers into the country in order to fill future labour market gaps in sectors such as education, healthcare and engineering.
A café in Bonn called Apfelkind has become entangled in a legal fight with Apple over its logo, with the computing giant trying to block the café owner’s trademark application. The Local spoke with its owner Christin Römer.
A password hacking scandal which on Tuesday exposed login details of 90,000 Swedes, including several journalists and celebrities, has widened to include 180,000 users on nearly 60 websites.
Rumours that England international David Beckham is set to move to France to play for Paris Saint-Germain have been boosted by claims that T-shirts bearing his name have been ordered.
The pride of Norway's industrial green energy effort, Renewable Energy Corp., has decided to shut down three Norwegian factories, or nearly half its local production, as a world glut in solar cell production forces the company's hand.
The tiny village of Calamane in the south west Midi-Pyrénées region was the unexpected beneficiary when a 79-year-old widow showed her appreciation of her former neighbours by leaving €327,000 ($455,000) in her will.
Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, author of the world acclaimed Millennium trilogy, came in at shared ninth when Forbes recently ranked stars who are still earning big in the afterlife.
The French rugby team has been slapped with a £2,500 ($4,000) fine for its show of defiance during the haka performed by the New Zealand team before the kick-off in Sunday's World Cup final.
A strike at the newly-revamped Musée d'Orsay kept it closed to the public for a sixth day on Tuesday by a strike launched to demand extra manpower to staff the larger, renovated space, the museum said.
For those planning a grand wedding in Sweden and searching for a suitable location to host a reception, The Local has put together a list of top spots, from fairytale castles to 19th century homes, as well as some more modest options.
The Bundestag has thrown its support behind German Chancellor Angela Merkel's plan to strengthen the eurozone's €440-billion fund as she heads to Brussels for a crunch EU summit on Europe's sovereign debt crisis.
A video has emerged showing a Swiss couple kidnapped by the Taliban in Pakistan nearly four months ago, flanked by four masked gunmen pointing rifles at their heads.
Swiss food giant Nestle said on Wednesday it is investigating allegations that a Chinese subsidiary has been short-changing dairy farmers for at least 10 years.
Prime Minister François Fillon said on Tuesday that French banks need to increase their capital by about €10 billion ($14 billion) to deal with the debt crisis but will not require public money to do so.
A doctor in Eskilstuna in eastern Sweden was on Tuesday charged with raping and sexually assaulting several female patients.
Berlin police smashed an international computer “phishing” gang accused of stealing at least €1.3 million from at least 1,000 computers having taken details of people’s bank accounts and using them to transfer money.
US social media giant Facebook has been named as the backer of a server hall project in Sweden's far north, which is set to begin operations in 2012.
Some 45,000 school children in the Washington DC area will get the chance to savour some wholesome Swedish food on Wednesday in an initiative by the Nordic embassies in the US capital.
The Greens are calling for a compulsory levy to be imposed on plastic shopping bags, in an attempt to copy Ireland where such a rule has reduced the number of such bags in use by 90 percent.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the treaty bringing hundreds of thousands of Turkish "guest workers" to Germany, a move which dramatically altered the fabric of German society.
Nalan Arkat, general secretary of the Turkish Community in Germany (TGD), tells The Local why the 50th anniversary of the labour agreement between Germany and Turkey is a time for reflection, not celebration.