The leaders of Germany and France said the European Central Bank would not get a bigger role in alleviating the continent’s debt troubles, following a crisis meeting in Strasbourg.
The Chechen boss of Swiss football club Neuchatel Xamax, Bulat Chagaev, appeared before prosecutors in Geneva on Thursday amid forgery and attempted fraud allegations.
All three of Sweden's national boarding schools -- Lundsberg, Grennaskolan and Sigtuna humanistiska läroverk -- will be investigated by the Schools Inspectorate (Skolverket) after reports of systematic bullying and violence between students at two of them.
The unseasonably high temperatures across much of Sweden have left much of the country free of snow and has put autumn 2011 on track to be one of the warmest ever recorded in Sweden.
Ships plying the Rhine in Switzerland have had to ditch much of their cargo as a a prolonged absence of rain causes water levels to dip way below normal.
Princess Madeleine is skipping this year's Nobel festivities in Stockholm for another event in New York, the Royal Court confirmed on Thursday.
French anti-racism groups have dropped anti-Semitism suits against Apple after it withdrew a "Jew or not Jew" iPhone app from its online stores worldwide, the groups' lawyer said Thursday.
The popular Swedish equestrian sport of trotting reaches a hoof-thundering climax this weekend with the V75 meet at Jägersro near Malmö, Geoff Mortimore explores the sport where "lagom" really is best.
A 31-year-old man believed to be the head of a criminal gang was killed in a shooting at an industrial site in Malmö, in southern Sweden, on Thursday morning.
Disgraced former Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has escaped criminal prosecution for plagiarizing his doctoral dissertation – by making a $20,000 donation to charity. Is that really fair? Have your say.
The German unit of Swedish furniture giant Ikea said Wednesday it had fired a manager with right-wing extremist "friends" on Facebook for expressing offensive opinions on the social networking site.
A massive Atlantic weather front set to bring storms to half of Norway on Friday could bring a feared 30-metre “100-year wave” crashing into the offshore oil and gas installations lubricating the economy.
US and German telecommunications giants AT&T and Deutsche Telekom said on Thursday they are preparing for the potential collapse of their $39-billion (€29-billion) deal for T-Mobile USA.
The European Commission decided Thursday to haul Germany before the top EU court for failing to scrap a law that protects auto giant Volkswagen from takeover bids.
Scientists at the University of Konstanz in southern Germany announced Thursday they have worked out how some animals can re-grow amputated limbs, successfully completing three decades of research.
Christmas markets are a feature of Yuletide in Sweden and The Local has put together a pick of the best, all featuring warm spiced "glögg" for the adults, and plenty of fun activites for the children.
Dividing kids into racial groups has been the practice in at least one Norwegian high school, where ethnicity determined where kids sat.
Shutting down Switzerland's five nuclear power stations will cost about 20.7 billion Swiss francs ($22.5 billion) and take about 20 years, Swiss authorities said on Thursday.
Non-EU workers and their relatives will have to prove knowledge of one of Switzerland's national languages if they want to stay in the country.
German pharmaceutical giant Merck KGaA has charged that US rival Merck and Co. somehow got control of its Facebook page and won’t give it back. To make matters worse, the company says the social network won’t help resolve the situation.
A Swedish philosophy researcher recently published a paper on time perception, where a ”now” is described as two seconds long, and made up of a past and a present.
Actress and face of Chanel Audrey Tautou switched on the Christmas lights on Paris' premier shopping avenue, the Champs-Elysées, on Wednesday evening.
Signs that the debt crisis is striking at the core of the eurozone eased slightly on Thursday as business confidence in Germany, Europe's top economy, showed a surprise bounce.
After a smartphone application using the Paris metro map was banned by metro operator RATP, its creator decided to launch a competition to design an alternative map.
Weighed down with 453 piercings, a 52-year-old Dortmund man has officially been named the most-pierced person by the book of Guinness World Records.
A wealthy Swedish businessman was surprised to learn on Wednesday that the grounds near his luxurious home appear to feature a giant penis visible only from the sky.
France pressured Germany on Thursday to reconsider its firm refusal to allow the European Central Bank to become the lender of last resort to the eurozone's debt-wracked member states.
The number of obese people in Sweden has all but doubled in the last two decades, but is still comparatively low compared to other OECD countries, according to a recent study.
A 55-year-old Norwegian tourist has died after suffering burns to "100 percent of her body" after a gas explosion at a luxury hotel in the Canary Islands on Wednesday.
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An eye tracking study by a French laboratory, conducted in seven countries, presented an image of an attractive woman to both men and women to discover where their eyes went.
After a ten-year absence, British retailer Marks & Spencer opens its doors again in Paris on Thursday morning.
A jury including provocative French writer Michel Houellebecq handed out a book prize on Wednesday dubbed the "Goncourt for pets", in a nod to France's top literary award, to a Paris vet and first-time writer.
France will discuss creating protected humanitarian corridors in Syria with its EU and Arab allies, Foreign Minister Alain Juppé said on Thursday, after meeting the exiled Syrian opposition leader.
German authorities on Thursday arrested then arraigned another suspected helper of a neo-Nazi terror group, as the authorities admitted files on the members of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) may have been destroyed.
Swedish online music star Spotify said Wednesday ahead of a mystery announcement next week that it has reached 2.5 million paying subscribers.
The leaders of the eurozone's three largest economies will meet in Strasbourg on Thursday in a bid to resolve their differences over how to handle Europe's critical debt crisis.
Prestigious Swedish boarding school Lundsberg, alma mater of Prince Carl Philip and many other high society members, has been reported to the police after a bullying scandal which involved the burning of a pupil's nipples.
Former England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson has held talks with Persepolis FC over the prospect of becoming the Iranian football team's next coach.
Athens-born Elin Georgakila holds a degree in interior design, is full of energy and, seeing the doors close for her in debt-mired Greece, has turned to booming Germany as the land of opportunity. AFP's Celine Le Prioux reports.
As millions of people prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, Jiffer Bourguignon cooks up her own German version of the intrinsically American holiday.
Expectations were reversed in the Champions League Wednesday night, as struggling Leverkusen earned a knock-out place by beating Chelsea, while in-form champions Dortmund were all but knocked out by Arsenal.