French prosecutors accept football international Franck Ribery did not know that a prostitute he paid for sex was a minor, the Bayern Munich midfielder's lawyer told AFP on Friday.
The head of the Institute of International Finance, a top lobby group for the banking industry, said on Friday he sees no reason for France to lose its top credit rating despite eurozone debt crisis pressure.
Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik went on his killing spree on Utøya island on July 22nd because a bomb he set off failed to demolish the prime minister's offices, his lawyer was quoted as saying on Friday.
Freezing rain and snow is expected to fall across large swaths of central and northern Sweden on Friday night, prompting warnings from icy road conditions across much of the region.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron were at pains on Friday to stress unity on tackling the debt crisis but differed sharply on strategic points.
Shoplifters caught stealing at from the Dollar Store in Sundsvall in northern Sweden can avoid being reported to police if they agree to wear of full-body sign outing them as a thief.
FIFA said on Friday it had won a case against FC Sion after a Swiss cantonal court upheld a decision by football's world ruling body to impose a transfer ban on six of the club's players.
A 22-year old communications student is seeking to bring attention to youth issues by putting himself forward as a potential candidate for France's 2012 presidential election.
Several more cases of skin cancer or preliminary stages of malignant melanoma have been detected in the retesting of diagnoses after the Sahlgrenska University hospital cancer scandal became public earlier this year.
Germany’s law-enforcement and intelligence authorities are scrambling for answers after a neo-Nazi terrorist cell murdered at least ten people. Hannah Cleaver examines how the far-right threat was ignored.
The neo-Nazi terrorist group which killed nine shopkeepers and a policewoman probably involved at least two more people than the four already in the sights of the authorities, Germany’s Federal Public Prosecutor said on Friday.
A snack bar in Zurich is serving sausages with a sauce so strong that ambulances have shown up on several occasions to rescue fearless eaters.
While learning Swedish is a common hurdle for immigrants of all stripes, US-native and parent Rebecca Ahlfeldt reflects on how differing definitions of foul language can pose a special challenge for the ex-pat parents of small children.
Japan's Suzuki Motor said Friday it had ended its alliance with Volkswagen and demanded the German auto giant sell back its stake in the Japanese carmaker by November 2012.
Rejected asylum seekers will only be allowed to remain in detention for a maximum of two months before being deported from Sweden, according to a new agreement between the government and the Green Party, Sveriges Radio (SR) reported on Thursday.
A sociologist's investigation into a French anti-crime squad operating in the suburbs of Paris has raised questions about current police conduct in France.
A German court has told makers of Nutella to change the labels which it said were misleading, giving the impression that the nut-chocolate spread had more vitamins and less fat and sugar than it did.
Germany might have avoided the recent global real estate bubble, but buying a flat can still be a confusing and expensive endeavour. Joe Morgan looks into mortgages and other property pitfalls.
From swim wear designers to dancers, CEOs to physiologists, Sweden is teeming with foreign talent. The Local kicks off its new series with a countdown of influential foreigners in an array of fields.
A town on the east coast of Sweden has been struck by a wave of unusually smelly crimes, where dirty nappies are pilfered from bins, unwrapped by the perpetrators and strewn around public places.
The Swiss government has decided separated parents should automatically have joint custody of their children except in cases involving the specific protection of the child.
A taxi for “girls out on the town”, trade show vistyors and tourists is how Bergen’s new “bullet rickshaws” or sykkeltaxiene are being advertised.
The European Union said on Thursday it is helping Greece negotiate with Switzerland in a bid to claw back some the €60 billion in unpaid taxes believed to be hidden in Swiss banks.
Swiss banking giant UBS said on Thursday it was to dramatically cut back its investment bank arm, reducing its risky assets by half, or 145 billion francs ($159 billion).
Doctor-managers at a major regional hospital in southern Norway have been caught inflating the numbers for patient overnight stays, a practice that has forced the shuffling of millions of kroner in funding away from other patient-care programmes.
The Irish and German governments became entangled in a spat on Thursday after details of the Irish budget were given to the German Bundestag, before being presented to the Irish parliament, the Dáil.
German insurance giant Allianz will launch special insurance to so-called “space tourists” next year, according to a media report.
High school student Ibrahim El Kadi asked if he could pray while at school. “No,” said his principal.
France's reputation for chauvinism took a hit on Thursday from an opinion poll that revealed that only 27 percent of its people think French culture is better than all others.
Julian Assange has dumped his Swedish lawyer in favour of a new defence team which includes an attorney involved in the Pirate Bay trial, as the WikiLeaks founder continues to fight his extradition to Sweden to face questioning over sex crimes accusations.
Stock market operators NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Börse said Friday they would sell parts of their derivatives activities in a bid to gain approval from EU Commission for their merger.
US fashion designer Marc Jacobs was forced on Thursday to cancel his European press day after his entire spring-summer collection was stolen en-route from Paris to London.
A fiercely contested experiment that appears to show the accepted speed limit of the Universe can be broken has yielded the same results in a re-run, European physicists said on Friday.
Two people died and a dozen were injured early on Friday when a fire broke out in a retirement home at La Rochefoucauld in the Charente region of southwest France, officials said.
Two Swedish men were rescued on Thursday after being stuck for five days on the top of Mount Kebnekajse, Sweden's highest peak, as poor weather had previously made a rescue operation impossible.
Sweden's social insurance agency Försäkringskassan is demanding that a man, convicted of selling alcohol from the back of his van, pay back the full sickness benefits he received during the time he was running his bootleg operation.
Two Polish men, under suspicion of being behind a series of explosions in several European Ikea outlets, have owned up to their involvement, Polish prosecutors said on Thursday.
South Korea is betting that closer cooperation with Germany can help it solve problems related to the country’s eventual reunification with North Korea.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will host British Prime Minister David Cameron for talks on Friday amid growing friction over how to restore stability in the face of Europe's debilitating debt crisis.
Construction workers near Rostock made an unusual discovery Thursday, when they unearthed half of a Soviet World War II-era tank with skeletal remains inside. Experts believe the other half of the tank is buried across the street.