While the sale of Saab Automobile may have once again helped the troubled Swedish automaker avoid bankruptcy, uncertainties about possible layoffs and obtaining necessary approvals remain, the AFP's Nina Larsson explains.
German tennis legend Boris Becker appeared in a Swiss court on Friday to dispute a 9,600 franc ($11,125) fee sought by the minister who presided at his wedding, Swiss news agency ATS reported.
Germany's population will plunge by 17 million inhabitants – a fifth of its current size – by 2060, according to a demography study presented by Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich this week.
A French court on Thursday cancelled a construction permit for a mega-mosque in the southern city of Marseille that had been touted as a potential symbol of Islam's growing place in France.
Scientists who threw down the gauntlet to physics by reporting particles that broke the Universe's speed limit said on Friday they were taking a fresh look at their contested experiment.
A Belgrade court Friday convicted controversial Serb businessman Stanko Subotic in absentia and sentenced him to six years in prison for smuggling cigarettes in the 1990s, the Beta news agency reported.
Three women wearing head scarves completely shielding their faces were denied entry to a Gothenburg courtroom on Friday during the remand hearing of one of the suspects in the Röda Sten murder plot case.
Discussions of integration generally focus on how well immigrants have adapted to their new country – but half a century after Turks started moving to Germany, few things underscore their broad societal impact here more than the ubiquitous döner kebab.
Five months after his arrest in New York on attempted rape charges, Dominique Strauss-Kahn is still making lurid headlines and France's Socialists are breathing a sigh of relief at a narrow escape.
German households should recycle even more of their rubbish following the passage of a new law by the Bundestag on Friday, aiming to reduce the country’s consumption of raw materials.
After months of uncertainty cash-strapped carmaker Saab might finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, as Chinese firms Pang Da and Youngman announced on Friday that they will buy 100 percent of the shares of Saab Automobile.
Switzerland's Federal Competition Commission (COMCO) is investigating several companies that have allegedly used questionable tactics to work around the strong Swiss franc.
The High Court in London will rule on Wednesday on Sweden's bid to secure the extradition from Britain of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over rape allegations, the court said on Friday.
A 21-year-old animal rights activist is being prosecuted at the Gothenburg District Court, suspected of arson and writing threat letters, sometimes in his own blood.
Mornings full of thick, grey fog will continue to greet Germany’s early risers, but the bright reds and yellows of autumn will be highlighted by sunshine-filled and comfortable afternoons across the country over the weekend.
The Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS), a conservative Muslim group, has chosen a symbol reminiscent of the Jewish Star of David for a planned protest against Islamophobia this weekend.
A ”slave auction” held by a Lund student group in April was a ”costume party” meaning no charges will be filed against the organizers, according to the prosecution authority in Skåne in southern Sweden.
Germany's top court Friday stopped a new fast-track committee appointed to approve emergency measures to tackle the eurozone crisis, potentially slowing decisions by the eurozone paymaster.
Swedish police officers' slow response to the spectacular helicopter robbery of a G4S cash depot in Västberga south of Stockholm in 2009 has come in for stinging criticism from the inspection unit of the National Swedish Police Board (Rikspolisstyrelsen).
“We’re behaving like spoiled egoists,” a University of Bergen zoology professor has said of a world too busy to contemplate the perils of the world's rocketing population growth.
With the European currency in disarray, Sweden's Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt revealed this week that European leaders have floated the idea of asking Norway, with its huge oil fund, for assistance. But should Norway come to the rescue if the EU puts out a mayday call?
New to Stockholm or looking to rediscover some of the things that make it special? Check out this short "video tour" led by a local tour guide.
Police hunting two men who shot dead an officer after what was described as a “James Bond” type chase in Augsburg, say the suspects may have been involved in a big drug deal.
An Oslo-based team of architects has won an international jury’s prize for an “enrapturing” halo-on-a-mountain design for an alpine lookout and its panoramic pathway.
A passenger pod broke off a spinning carnival ride and hurtled into a crowd of spectators in Bremen on Thursday evening, leaving several people hurt and one woman critically injured.
Johnny Hallyday, sometimes called "the French Elvis Presley," will give his first ever UK concert when he appears at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2012.
A supermarket cashier who was threatened with the sack after picking up a discarded special offer coupon will keep her job after an online campaign was mounted to support her.
A French art expert unveiled evidence on Thursday he says proves that a silver statuette of a "wounded woman" is an unknown work by Auguste Rodin, depicting his lover and disciple Camille Claudel.
After a three year dispute, the court of appeal in Versailles told a children's nursery on Thursday they had the right to fire a woman who refused to remove her veil for work.
Chinese automakers Pang Da and Youngman have agreed to purchase Saab Automobile, according to a statement issued Friday by Saab owner Swedish Automobile.
Fresh from clinching a deal on the euro, French president Nicolas Sarkozy sought to convince voters on Thursday he was best-placed to steer the country ahead of a tough election fight next year.
Norway on Thursday said it would restart contributions to the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF), nearly two months after it announced a freeze on aid over corruption.
Palaeontologists say the parts of a fossilized skeleton found in the Ruhr Valley during construction work two years ago belong to a previously undiscovered dinosaur that could be a relative of the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex.
A couple from Brittany were one step closer to becoming the first legally married same sex couple in France on Thursday after they cleared a legal hurdle to have the husband's sex change legally recognized.
Students and staff at a school near Uppsala in eastern Sweden were shocked to see one of the school cafeteria staff performing an erotic pole dance in response to complaints about inedible food.
The number of elderly criminal suspects in Sweden is increasing, according to fresh figures from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brottsförebyggande rådet, Brå).
Wolves are doing so well in Germany, and adapting to so many different habitats, that they are likely to spread from their current strongholds in the eastern parts of the country to become part of the natural landscape nationwide.
Fifty years after the first Turks came to Germany, Michael Hofmann, an expert in Turkish-German relations, measures the influence the immigration has had on Germany.
Over 200 Cambodian workers fainted this week in a factory which manufacturers clothes for Swedish fashion giant H&M.