A promise by Swedish music streaming service Spotify on Monday to unveil a “new direction” has sparked a flurry of rumours and speculation about what sort of innovation the company may have in store.
A high-ranking local politician from western Sweden, currently facing charges for buying sex, was found to have made thousands of visits to numerous pornographic websites from his office computer.
Stockholm International School has seen thousands of students pass through its doors since it was founded in 1951. To mark its fiftieth birthday, Maggie Dankiewicz, Valerie Evers, Caroline Engström-Roberts and the students of Grade 5 tell of its fascinating history.
Prolonged dry weather is disrupting shipping on some of Germany’s main waterways, the Rhine and Elbe rivers. The drought has also sparked a forest fire in Upper Bavaria.
A huge display featuring giant chipmunks from Hollywood film Alvin & the Chipmunks 3, unveiled on Sunday at Stockholm landmark Svampen ('The Mushroom'), was met with outrage by onlookers and city officials alike, who were expecting traditional Christmas decorations.
Germany's giant IG Metall union said on Tuesday it had struck a deal with employers for a 3.8-percent pay rise for industrial workers that should serve as a model for the rest of the German economy, the biggest in the European Union.
The German Bishops’ Conference, which represents the country’s Catholic dioceses, will cut its ties with the publisher Weltbild amid outrage that its catalogue included risqué titles such as “The new Kama Sutra” and “Tempted to Sin.”
The European Central Bank should not act as lender of last resort for struggling eurozone countries, the head of Germany's central bank said on Tuesday, warning it could destroy its independence.
German parliamentarians from across the political spectrum expressed shame Tuesday over a decade-long murder spree blamed on a neo-Nazi cell and pledged to do more to protect the nation's minority communities.
Twelve male medical students from university town Uppsala, north of Stockholm, have shed their shirts for charity to produce a topless calendar for 2012.
A searing blog post on a major French news site has caused concern among Bergen politicians and tourist authorities by highlighting pollution readings in the western city that are five times higher than acceptable levels.
A worker at a Swedish meatball plant lost two fingers on Tuesday morning while trying to unjam a meat grinder at a processing facility in central Sweden.
A psychiatric assessment of the Norwegian gunman who killed 77 people in twin attacks in July will be submitted to the Oslo district court on November 29th, the court said on Tuesday.
Two young members of the youth wing of the Moderate Party have been asked to leave the organization after posting a picture of themselves making the Nazi salute on a personal blog. One of them has also been charged with hate speech.
As Switzerland debates allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt, a leading politician has caused consternation by comparing homosexuality to drug use.
Consumer protection authorities in the state of Thuringia are requiring retailers to stop selling three brands of vodka produced by spirits company Bärenkrone after they were found to contain methanol.
Germany’s Ruhr region is facing an invasion of countless huge daddy longlegs, also known as harvestmen, as the creatures begin to colonize all of Western Europe.
Cyclists in the Swiss capital would be well advised to invest in a sturdy lock after a study found that Bern is the second worst city in German-speaking countries for bike theft.
Swiss police said on Monday a teenager had turned himself in after an arson attack at a church in western Switzerland.
Switzerland's trade surplus increased 10.2 percent last month to 2.2 billion francs ($2.4 billion) despite the impact of the strong franc on exports, customs officials said on Tuesday.
Police in Örnsköldsvik, in the north of Sweden, recently sent a loaded rifle through the post to the forensic laboratory for analysis.
A massive class action lawsuit in Italy against a Swiss billionaire and a Belgian baron over 3,000 allegedly asbestos-related illnesses and deaths ended on Monday and a verdict is expected in February.
Bayern Munich hope to win a place in the knock-out phase of the Champions League on Tuesday with a home victory over Villarreal, although a draw would also be enough.
Deutsche Bahn is spraying so-called “artificial DNA” on its tracks, as well as overhead wires and other metallic surfaces thieves might try to steal and sell later on the black market.
Swiss parents are not allowed to school their children at home via webcam. The Federal Supreme Court ruled that children’s social skills were not sufficiently nurtured by such an arrangement.
Up to 40,000 people in France could be HIV positive but are not aware of their condition, according to a report from the Saint-Antoine hospital in Paris.
Danielle Mitterrand, the widow of former French president François Mitterrand, died early on Tuesday, political sources said. She was 87.
The brutal murder of a 13-year-old schoolgirl by a fellow pupil who raped another schoolgirl in a different school a year earlier has shocked France and led to calls for new measures to deal with youth delinquents.
A group of firefighters more used to putting out fires decided to switch roles when they smashed the windows of their boss's car and set it alight on Monday.
France's nuclear giant Areva will cut at least 2,700 jobs and slash planned investments by 40 percent to generate at least €500 million ($674 million) in savings per year by 2013, sources told AFP on Monday.
France on Monday called on its international partners to impose a freeze of Iran's central bank assets and an oil embargo to persuade Tehran to scrap its nuclear programme.
The National Socialist Underground (NSU) deliberately targeted policewoman Michele Kiesewetter in 2007 because of a connection between her family and the neo-Nazi terrorist cell, according to the German authorities.
A German top-flight referee who attempted to kill himself hours before a major Bundesliga match last weekend did not have football-related motives for the act, a report said on Monday.
Nearly 180,000 bikes were stolen across Germany in 2010, estimated at a value of €120 million. According to a new study, more than over 90 percent of bicycle thefts go unsolved.
Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt is to travel to Ukraine in a bid to apply "football diplomacy" to secure the release of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, according to a report by Reuters.
Police have found the two girls, aged 13 and 14, who disappeared without trace about two weeks ago in the Uppsala area, north of Stockholm.
Swedish crime drama Millennium, based on the novels by Stieg Larsson, has won the prize for best TV movie at the International Emmy Awards in New York.