The three men accused of planning to murder controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks in a foiled attack in Gothenburg on September should be sentenced to prison, prosecutors argued in their closing arguments on Wednesday.
Sweden is bracing for yet another blustery storm, at the same time as the country has yet to fully recover from the chaos caused by storm Dagmar over the Christmas holiday weekend.
Transgender people in Sweden who are denied breast implants are more likely to commit suicide, according to an advocacy group which has urged health authorities to draw up national guidelines on the procedure.
A court denied a woman a widow's pension Wednesday because her husband died of cancer after only 17 days of marriage. The court said it could only make exceptions in the case of accidents.
While many Germans complain of immigrants arriving and drawing on the social security system, tens of thousands of Germans also emigrate every year looking for wealth, as new statistics show.
Hundreds of thousands of German senior citizens are dependent on drugs or alcohol and authorities worry the number is only increasing.
A 66-year-old Norwegian woman sought refuge in her cellar and escaped unharmed as a hurricane ripped her home to pieces on Christmas Day.
Many Somalis in Sweden feel dismissed when visiting a doctor in Sweden, according to a new study, which shows that many end up looking abroad for medical treatment as a result.
Despite doom and gloom in many business sectors, German car manufacturers think 2012 could be a banner year, especially in the United States.
A dentist who removed the wrong teeth, a naked hiker, and a bar owner bar who played music too loud amid a techno paradewere among the protagonists in some of the oddest cases to be heard this year by the Swiss Supreme Court.
A voluntary amnesty for Swedes with assets hidden in tax havens is paying dividends, according to Swedish tax authorities, who report that the amnesty had brought in close to a billion kronor in new tax revenue in 2010.
New statistics published Wednesday revealed that half of Germans retiring in 2010 had to take their pensions early, raising concerns of increasing old age poverty.
A Swedish mother of two has been investigated over suspected links to Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik after a SIM card registered in her name was discovered in a mobile broadband device found on Breivik's farm.
Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia state is investing millions of euros in a plan to turn a former elite school for Nazi children into a popular tourist attraction.
The department of Foreign Affairs, the Swiss army, private bank Julius Bär and Nestlé are among the victims of a hacking attack targeting US security firm Stratfor on Christmas Eve.
Politicians in France are getting increasingly competitive about their use of Twitter, the social network messaging site, and the number of followers they can attract.
A couple from northern Sweden who fled the country after being convicted for swindling unknowing Swedes into funding fictional projects in Thailand have been arrested in Vietnam.
People who regularly attend church enjoy lower blood pressure than peers who steer clear of the pews, a Norwegian study has found.
A 54-year old married woman in a picturesque French village is alleged to have tricked family, friends, neighbours and even her husband's work colleagues into parting with millions of euros.
Pandabare, a nudist community in western Florida, United States, has won an advertising grant to tempt German nudists to try stripping off stateside.
A Swedish mother of two has been linked to Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik after a mobile broadband SIM card registered in her name was discovered in a computer found on Breivik's farm.
Passenger groups have expressed dismay at news that state-owned train operator SNCF will put its prices up by an average of 3.2 percent from January.
French electricity giant EDF said on Tuesday it had reached a new agreement with Italian shareholders in Edison to take majority control of Italy's second biggest power company.
FC Sion on Tuesday urged the Swiss Football Association (ASF) to appeal against a threatened suspension from FIFA over breaches of player recruitment rules.
A woman's refusal to be served by a "dark-skinnned" clerk at the local office of a public agency is not a crime, a Swedish court has ruled.
A French graffiti artist accused of tagging trains in Boston and New York paid a fine of $2,500 (€1,900) to avoid a trial on vandalism charges in one case, Massachusetts prosecutors said on Tuesday.
This year was the hottest in France since the start of the 20th century, national weather service Météo France said on Tuesday, with average national temperatures 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than the norm.
A member of the well-known American heavy metal band Mastodon has claimed that a German boy ripped him off in an eBay internet scam.
Four youths from southwestern Sweden were lucky to escape without injury after their supply of New Year's fireworks inexplicably went off in their car while they were driving home.
Sweden is experiencing one of its warmest Decembers on record, according to meteorologists, as record high temperatures have spawned signs of spring in the middle of winter.
A Berlin local politician active in the Syrian opposition was attacked by two men in his home, police said Tuesday, in a case the German foreign ministry said it was following closely.
Animals are always amusing, with their funny wet noses and their general gullibility, and no-one loves animal celebrities as much as the Germans, so we collected the year's big animal stories. What was that bear called again?