Saturday marks 50 years since the deformity-causing drug thalidomide was banned in Germany. Thousands of victims will protest in Berlin this weekend to call for greater compensation and recognition of their suffering. Jessica Ware reports.
Two police cars have been set on fire with Molotov cocktails as protesters attempt to block a train carrying nuclear waste from France to a depot in central Germany.
A Swedish man who sometimes wears a silver-coloured suit to protect himself from mobile phone mast radiation has demanded that local officials in Dalarna in central Sweden create a “radiation-free zone” to protect his health that may leave half the county without mobile phone coverage.
The old oak tree outside the Sveriges Television (SVT) building in Stockholm quickly became Sweden’s most famous piece of vegetation, as tree huggers in vain tried to save it from its maker.
Three-quarters of Germans want the neo-Nazi NPD party banned, a poll showed on Friday, after the discovery of an extreme far-right cell believed to have murdered 10 people, mainly Turkish shopkeepers.
Meteorologists in Sweden are warning people to stay inside this weekend as winter storm dubbed Berit by colleagues in Norway gets set to pummel much of the country with gusty winds and possible snow showers.
The calm November weather will be changing tack this weekend, as strong winds will whip up and down the country, according to the German Weather Service (DWD). Rainfall will, however, remain minimal and localised.
Strange fantasy animals invade Basel’s Sankt Johanns Park while the sky above becomes a multi-coloured canvas. Reporter Meritxell Mir is neither dreaming nor on drugs; she's just participating in a pioneering new project.
Doctors were left astounded after a gigantic baby set a new record for Germany’s heaviest-ever naturally born newborn Friday. The boy was named Jihad.
A 41-year-old man from the southern town of Skien has been charged with attempted murder after apparently trying to saw off his wife’s arms and legs.
The storm Berit — named just before hitting coastal central and northern Norway — has broken through town flood defences in Ålesund, Kristiansund and Namsos.
A former Christian Democratic Party member of Oslo’s education committee has said he supports the segregation of “non-whites” from Norwegians in the capital’s schools.
People in Switzerland are living longer, according to new statistics showing that cardiovascular diseases, cancer and dementia are the country's three most common causes of death.
Despite being caught with enough home-grown cannabis to warrant a prison sentence, a man in western Sweden escaped with probation and a 500 kronor ($75) fine because the drugs were of such poor quality.
Sweden's top 100 most powerful people for 2011 are mainly politicians, men -- and Swedish -- according to Fokus Magazine's annual rankings.
The vice-president of the Zug cantonal parliament, Martin B. Lehmann, died on Thursday after he shot himself at his holiday home in Ticino.
Sweden on Friday announced plans to beef up the capital adequacy requirements for the country's four largest banks to levels higher than required by international regulations in an effort to help protect the Swedish banking system amid the ongoing eurozone debt crisis.
Plan on growing old and grey in Germany? Joe Morgan explains why you shouldn’t rely solely on a state pension for your golden years.
An Airbus A340 belonging to Air France was grounded in Boston after a mechanic noticed that 30 screws were missing.
German footballer Guido Kocer admitted Thursday that his criminal career got off to a bad start when he got scared during an April Berlin casino robbery and sought refuge in the toilet because his fellow gang-members were too violent.
Struggling airline Air Berlin, Germany's second-biggest carrier, is on the hunt for investors and has already begun talks with potential partners from China or the Gulf, a German daily reported Friday.
Security at Stockholm's Arlanda airport has been slammed after a number of fake bombs planted to test security checkpoints went undetected by staff.
Immigrant women in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta are using language lessons and handicrafts to stitch together an alternative Christmas market experience for the entire Swedish capital, The Local's Clara Guibourg discovers.
Accusations that Deutsche Post's service is crap have been taken to the next level. Police say someone in the Munich area has been shoving poop into postboxes for months, clogging up the letter sorting system.
Just like an old Swiss watch that never stops ticking, Didier Cuche continues to defy his age on the World Cup circuit.
The Chechen boss of Swiss football club Neuchatel Xamax, Bulat Chagaev, was charged with forgery on Thursday following four hours of questioning in Geneva, prosecutors said.
A chain of French hotels is going all out to welcome Chinese visitors by adapting its menus and TV channels and giving its employees the necessary language skills.
An official statement by the French president's office to mark the death of Danielle Mitterrand has been criticized for a series of grammatical errors.
An elevator fell in a Paris apartment block on Thursday afternoon, killing one man and injuring three others, two of them seriously.
Two female foreign journalists, including one working for French TV channel France 3, described harrowing sexual assaults carried out by crowds or police as they tried to cover demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
A gang kidnapped two French nationals at gunpoint from their hotel in the Malian desert on Thursday, local security sources said, the latest in a string of abductions of foreigners in the troubled region.
Polish scientists have discovered what appears to be a 17th century ship loaded with looted treasure bound for Sweden dating from the Swedish-Polish war of 1655-60, at the bottom of the Vistula river, according to local media.
German industry causes more environmental and health damage than any other country in the European Union, amounting to billions of euros each year, according to a new EU report.
Russian financier and once prospective buyer of cash-strapped Swedish carmaker Saab, Vladimir Antonov, as well as his Lithunainan business partner Raimondas Baranuskas, have been detained by regulators in London, according to news agency Reuters.
A new expat-run fanzine offers a loving portrayal of the burgeoning Berlin football scene in English.
Second division outfit Dynamo Dresden have been kicked out of next season's German Cup following violence by fans in last month's exit to Dortmund.