Deutsche Post, Europe's largest mail carrier, said Wednesday it would appeal against an EU order to repay up to €1 billion ($1.3 billion) in state aid because it broke anti-trust rules.
Indonesian twin sisters separated only weeks after birth have found each other almost 30 years later in Sweden, living just 60 kilometres apart.
A police officer who deprived a 57-year-old anesthesiologist of sleep while she was in custody in connection with a high profile case of the death of a prematurely born baby girl is now suspected of professional misconduct.
Abba has announced plans to release a deluxe edition of its last studio album which will be the first time since 1994 that the Swedish pop music supergroup has released material previously unavailable to the public.
Swiss distillers of absinthe are mortified by an American television crime drama show that depicts the high-octane spirit as a killer drink.
The dismembered, partially cooked corpse of a missing man has been found in a Berlin apartment, where prosecutors believe he was killed after a sex game spiralled out of control.
Human excrement could be just the ticket to keep errant elk from unwittingly ending their lives on Norway’s rail tracks, a researcher has said.
A 20-year-old man from Malmö, southern Sweden, was sentenced to eight months in prison for not telling eight women that he was infected with HIV before having sex with them.
A 93-year-old Frankfurt lady was overjoyed to welcome home her pug Tuesday, after police found it in the home of a 74-year-old woman who had offered to take the dog for a walk.
A Swiss Post employee was severely injured when a regional train dragged him for three kilometres after his arm became stuck between the sliding doors of a carriage.
The German economy, Europe's biggest, got off to a good start in the new year, with business confidence rising for the third month in a row, the Ifo economic institute said on Wednesday.
Budget minister Valérie Pécresse told parliament on Tuesday that the French budget deficit for 2011 would "probably be less than 5.5 percent."
Legendary rock star Mick Jagger is bowing out of a planned appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos over concerns he was to be used for political purposes by Britain’s Conservative party.
Switzerland said on Tuesday it has returned nearly 1.7 billion francs ($1.83 billion) in illicitly placed assets to countries involved in the Arab Spring regime changes.
A crack over two kilometres long and up to a metre deep has been discovered on the Baltic island of Hiddensee. Large areas of the German island’s coastline have been blocked off amid fears of a huge landslide.
The Swiss National Bank, which set an exchange rate floor against the euro of 1.20 francs to curb its spike in value, expects the franc to decline in the future, a board member said on Tuesday.
The Saab museum of automobile rarities, which has struggled to find a buyer following the company’s recent bankruptcy, has been saved by a Wallenberg-family trust that wanted the museum to remain intact.
Low-cost carrier Norwegian has announced it will buy 222 new airliners from Boeing and Airbus at a total cost of 127 billion kroner ($21.5 billion).
A 25-year-old man who was knocked over by a motorcycle escort for outspoken apprenticeship minister Nadine Morano is no longer in danger after coming out of a coma.
Polish authorities have announced plans to boost tourism at Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's notorious "Wolf's Lair" headquarters in what was once East Prussia.
Los Angeles prosecutors have announced 63 more charges against a German man accused over a four-day arson spree which gripped Hollywood over the year-end holidays.
A man convicted for child pornography crimes and over seventy counts of child rape is believed to have downloaded child pornography while serving time in a Swedish psychiatric ward.
Seasoned sky-watchers were left swooning on Tuesday night as a solar storm had large parts of Norway basking in the glow of spectacular northern lights.
Ericsson on announced a worse-than-expected 73 percent drop in its fourth quarter net profits, sending shares in the Swedish telecom giant plummeting in Wednesday morning trading.
A 38-year-old German man who kidnapped his four children and took them to North Africa last year told a court Tuesday that his Christian beliefs drove him to the crime. He remains unrepentant.
Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche announced on Wednesday it had launched a takeover bid for Illumina, a US company that specialises in life sciences.
Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis said on Wednesday its net profit dropped seven percent in 2011 to $9.2 billion.
Two armed assailants prompted an intense police chase during which at least one shot was fired following a brazen carjacking on a highway roadside in central Sweden on Tuesday night.
French rescue workers were trying on Tuesday to keep a half-rotted corpse intact as they prised it out of a bank's air vent in order to determine if the dead man was trying to rob the establishment.
French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis on Tuesday joked about, but did not deny, rumours that her relationship with US actor Johnny Depp was on the rocks.
Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom will stay behind bars awaiting possible extradition to the United States after a New Zealand judge Wednesday said the Internet millionaire poses a serious flight risk.
An anti-immigrant website has urged readers to infiltrate a group focused on helping undocumented immigrants in Sweden in order to turn them over to police.
French media was buzzing with speculation about the political future of President Sarkozy on Wednesday after comments he made on an official to French Guiana.
Silent film "The Artist" added 10 Oscar nominations to its Hollywood haul on Tuesday -- and is part of a distinctly Gallic flavour to the Academy Awards shortlists this year.
A coach who used sexually suggestive materials known as "hot babes on defence" to train of a team of 14-year-old boys has been relieved of his duties and reported to the police.
Germany’s socialist Left party is calling an expert hearing on “legalizing cannabis through the introduction of cannabis clubs” in the German parliament on Wednesday. The idea has met widespread rejection.