The insolvency of German drugstore chain Schlecker has also ruined its founder Anton Schlecker, who is said to have lost nearly all of his wealth, according to a his daughter.
The so called “upper class safari” that has been recently running in Stockholm has come under extreme criticism from residents of the elite suburb, and has even evoked several protest attacks.
A Serbian mother, a father and their 25-year-old son, charged with trafficking after allegedly having "purchased" a 14-year-old girl in Serbia and bringing her to Sweden to serve as the mentally handicapped son's wife were freed on Monday.
After several years of what a leading economist has described as “mass immigration”, foreign nationals made up 15 percent of Norway’s workforce in 2011, official figures show.
Sweden plans to give priority to refugees from Somalia and Eritrea in its efforts to resettle 1,900 United Nations (UN) refugees in 2012.
Putzmeister, a German family-owned engineering firm, is to being taken over by Chinese construction equipment giant Sany Heavy Industry, the German company said on Monday.
German railway operator Deutsche Bahn is demanding a free ICE train worth €30 million from Siemens to compensate for delays in delivering the next generation its high-speed rolling stock.
The woman found dead from stab wounds over the weekend in the Stockholm area was discovered by her next door neighbour who alerted the police after being called to the scene by the woman's boyfriend.
Several high-end apartment projects across the Zurich region are either significantly undersubscribed, or have not had enough take-up to warrant the start of construction, real estate figures show.
An Oslo court on Monday sentenced two men to prison for planning to bomb the Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad, in Norway's first ever guilty verdict for "plotting to commit a terrorist act."
Swiss Christians have taken issue with a new campaign by supermarket giant Migros that encourages children to awaken strange powers by collecting 48 different magical stones.
Six men in Hallsberg, central Sweden, have been charged with the severe beating of a 19-year-old with metal rods at a gym in central Sweden, in an attack police believe to be honour-related.
A brutally cold high pressure system from Siberia tightened its icy grip on Germany on Monday, as temperatures were poised to plunge below -20 degrees Celsius later in the week.
A trader at Swiss bank UBS pleaded not guilty on Monday to losing $2.25 billion in fraudulent trades in London, clearing the way for a trial later this year.
The German military is trying to determine why the number of criminal investigations of soldiers on foreign deployments is rising – the number of cases last year surged to the same amount as the years 2002 and 2006 combined.
A proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act will make it possible only for foreigners holding residence permit C to apply for naturalization in Zurich, immediately reducing the number of valid applications by about one fifth.
Two apparently disabled would-be shoplifters got up and legged it after being confronted by supermarket staff, leaving a secret compartment in the wheelchair packed with pilfered coffee.
After meeting at a high security ward and chatting on the internet, “the Skara Cannibal” and the “Vampire Woman”, two infamous Swedish murderers, have found love and are hoping to get married.
Norwayâ€™s privacy watchdog has reprimanded financial services giant DNB for keeping strict tabs on the time taken by its employees for toilet visits and other private tasks.
Germany, the world's number two exporter, expects healthy growth in foreign demand for its goods thanks to booming emerging markets and a nascent US recovery, according to a report on Monday.
Presidential candidate François Hollande is reportedly getting advice from some of the experts who helped Barack Obama win the US presidency in 2008.
Switzerland and Germany on Saturday paved the way for an agreement on a long-standing dispute over flight noise from Zurich airport.
French aircraft maker Dassault has made a new offer to Switzerland for its Rafale fighter jets after the government decided in November to buy Sweden's Gripen planes instead, a report said on Sunday.
A Norwegian UN employee freed after a nearly two-week-long kidnapping in Yemen said on Sunday he had been treated well and that uncertainty had been the worst part of his ordeal.
A trader accused of a $2.25 billion fraud at Swiss bank UBS is due to enter his plea in a London court on Monday.
Germany’s plan to put a million electric cars on the road by 2020 is unlikely to do much for the environment without a dramatic increase in renewable energy, the daily Tageszeitung reported on Monday.
The photo shoot for a Swedish crime writer's new book took an unexpected turn recently when the author was forced to the ground by police who suspected he was holding a real weapon.
Five years after France introduced a smoking ban in public places, a new report says more people are flouting the rules, particularly at work.
An eight-year-old girl was still in a coma on Monday morning after a ride on a fairground carrousel in a Paris park ended in disaster.
A woman from Gothenburg in western Sweden was reported to police for throwing a small dog from a balcony early Sunday morning.
Winter can be a dreary time in Germany when the thrill of new snow wears off and the temperatures continue to sink. For that reason, this week’s Local List will be dedicated to the best warming winter getaways.
French business newspaper La Tribune published its last paper edition on Monday with the headline "La Tribune salutes you" ("La Tribune vous salue bien"), making it the second title to stop its print edition in two months.
A shopping trolley immersed in seven tonnes of white sugar, 2,000 vacuum-packed sausages littering the floor and thousands of slices of bread forming little houses are all part of a modern art display exploring Germany's discount shopping culture.
Chancellor Angela Merkel sought Monday to placate critics of a German proposal to put Greece under the supervision of an EU budget tsar, saying Europe must help Athens enact economic reforms.
Up to five companies are keen to buy Saab, one of the bankrupt Swedish carmaker's three administrators said Sunday.
A French tourist killed during a hold-up at a money exchange bureau in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh was killed by "random" gunfire, the tourism minister said on Sunday.
President Nicolas Sarkozy went on primetime TV Sunday to unveil plans for new taxes he hopes will fix France's ailing economy and boost his credibility ahead of polls he is tipped to lose to a Socialist.