US automaker General Motors (GM) has put the brakes on the planned purchase of Sweden's Saab by two Chinese carmakers over concerns about technology licensing.
China has had to delay the loan of two pandas to France because the Greek debt crisis dominated the G20 summit when they hoped to finalise details, French Ecology Minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet said on Monday.
Thousands of Swedish parents choose to keep track of their children by help of their mobile phones, despite warnings from experts that this kind of surveillance could be an infringement on the children's privacy.
A six-year-old girl who caught measles at seven months has developed a chronic and incurable brain inflammation, it was reported Monday. German doctors are warning that not enough parents are inoculating their children.
The German economy, Europe's biggest, looks set to slow dramatically later this year as the eurozone debt crisis increasingly takes its toll, slumping industrial output data showed Monday.
A 23-year-old man known for his passion for weapons shot and killed his girlfriend with an assault rifle in Saint-Leonard, in the south of Switzerland, on Friday night.
Germany said Monday it would call for fresh "pressure" on Iran to comply with international commitments on its nuclear programme if a key report this week reveals further defiance.
Berlin-based artist collective “Migrantas” has been exploring the effects of immigration since 2004. For their latest project, they invited multilingual children to think about what the different cultures in their lives mean to them. Jessica Ware reports.
The first six months of 2011 saw the number of mountain accidents climb by over 50 percent compared to the same period last year.
France unveiled a €7 billion austerity package and plans to balance its budget by 2016 on Monday as President Nicolas Sarkozy seeks to protect the country's credit rating ahead of a tough election fight.
Authorities have discovered serious defects in the air conditioning system of the new headquarters being built to house Germany’s BND foreign intelligence service, potentially costing nearly €10 million to fix.
Heavy rain and flooding hit southern France at the weekend, seeing hundreds of people evacuated, three killed in flood-related accidents, and 12 regions still on alert on Sunday.
Up to 100 people have spent their third night camped outside in Paris' premier business district, La Défense, according to protestors.
Arrest warrants have been issued for two men suspected of the brutal murder of a couple on their dairy farm outside of Alingsås in western Sweden, although prosecutors believe both suspects have likely left the country.
A major power outage struck parts of south eastern Sweden on Sunday evening after a rogue magpie had flown into a relay plant and caught on fire.
As the 22nd edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival opens this week, The Local's Peter Vinthagen Simpson delves into the twin themes of love and director Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Latest statistics suggest that western German states will fall well short of a 2007 target of ensuring that one in three children would have a day care spot by 2013.
As smart phones increasingly take over, mobile data traffic is surging, a study by Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson showed on Monday.
A new website set up by a Swede with ties to neo-Nazi groups and featuring the names and contact information of dozens of convicted child sex offenders has been reported for data privacy violations.
A German court has issued an injunction that temporarily bans Apple Inc. from selling or marketing its mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads in Germany. But it’s unclear whether it will have an immediate effect on the company.
Switzerland's unemployment rate rose from 2.8 to 2.9 percent in October, a slight monthly increase that experts believe heralds the beginning of a downward economic trend.
Firefighters were seeking on Monday morning to control a blaze near Stavanger in south-western Norway after an explosion at a mechanical workshop left five people seriously injured and the smell of ammonia gas lingering in the air.
When police in northern Sweden were busy searching for a stolen snowblower they accidentally stumbled upon 130 litres of illegally distilled alcohol hidden in the same garage.
Sweden can't afford to keep discriminating against those living in the suburbs and thereby missing out on the payback of years of investment in education and skills, journalist Carlos Rojas argues.
Dark-skinned men in Norway are feeling the stigma of a recent wave of “after hours” sexual assaults in which roughly half of the attackers were asylum seekers from war-torn countries.
Loulou de la Falaise, who created jewellery and hats for fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, died on Saturday at the age of 63, the Yves Saint Laurent-Pierre Bergé Foundation announced.
Venezuelan militant Carlos the Jackal goes on trial in a Paris court on Monday charged with four deadly bombings carried out almost 30 years ago as extreme-left wing attacks ravaged Europe.
A man was being questioned on Sunday night in connection with the murder of an eight-year old girl who went missing on Saturday in the southern town of Bellegarde.
Iran has both the ability and the inclination to keep tabs on political antagonists in Sweden, according to new guidelines issued by the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket).
For several years now, Jacques Arnould has been giving disabled people in Switzerland the right to a little tenderness and sexual attention.
Unknown hackers rendered the German websites of athletic apparel company Adidas inoperable the entire weekend.
Roger Federer returned to winning mode ten months after his last title as the home tennis hero thrashed Japanese wild card Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-3 to win a fifth Swiss Indoors title on Sunday.
A first-year student at a Paris university has lodged an official complaint after an initiation ceremony left him with letters written in blood on his back.
The Swiss central bank warned it is ready to intervene again if necessary to push down the value of the national currency against the euro in order to protect exports to the country's main market.
Prime minister François Fillon will announce new cost-cutting measures on Monday as a new poll suggests more French people are already feeling the pain of the economic crisis.
Greece’s new unity government, yet to be even sworn in, has already come under pressure from Berlin, after Economics Minister Philipp Rösler warned “our patience will run out at some point.”
Swedish investment firm Kinnevik has reported that its net asset value has increased by some 2.14 billion kronor ($324 million) as a result of the successful initial public offering of discount coupon firm Groupon on the Nasdaq exchange in New York.
Stressed out mothers increase the risk of obesity among their children, a new Swedish study has shown.
Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed a comprehensive tax cut plan on Sunday evening in an effort to resolve an internal coalition dispute between her Christian Democratic Union (CDU), its Bavarian CSU allies, and the Free Democratic Party (FDP)
Sweden's debt collection agency's (Kronofogden) plans to sell seven paintings by Adolf Hitler, a move which has drawn criticism from the Jewish association in Stockholm, has been scuppered after the works were deemed to be fakes.
Ten-man Bayern Munich went five points clear again at the top of the German league on Sunday as striker Mario Gomez scored his 20th goal of the season in a 2-1 win at bottom side Augsburg.