German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday the EU backs the Arab League's "firm stance" on Syria and will support it through further sanctions, ahead of talks with the head of the pan-Arab body.
A 28-year-old man suspected of stabbing a young girl in the throat in Gothenburg at the beginning of February has been apprehended and is being held in another country pending Sweden's extradition demand.
A play depicting a fictional meeting between Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik and Dutch anti-Islam far-right leader Geert Wilders is to be staged in Amsterdam next month, organisers said on Tuesday.
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The Swiss government is standing by its choice of the Gripen jet to replace its ageing fighter fleet, the defence ministry said on Tuesday, after reported military fears that the aircraft was not up to
A man in Lund, southern Sweden, lay dead in his house for weeks before his body was discovered, as visiting care staff had left after the man failed to answer his door.
The Swedish government said Tuesday it had expelled a foreign diplomat, amid reports the person in question was a high level official at the Rwandan embassy in Stockholm.
France set a record for its wine and spirits exports with more than €10 billion in 2011, a 10.5 percent annual increase, the Federation of Wine and Spirits Exporters said on Tuesday.
Norwegian police have requested assistance from France and Facebook to cast light on the personality of the man who killed 77 people in twin attacks last July, the police prosecutor in charge of the probe said on Tuesday.
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Norwegian police have requested assistance from France and Facebook to cast light on the personality of the man who killed 77 people in twin attacks last July, the police prosecutor in charge of the probe said Tuesday.
A French bulldog has adopted a newborn litter of six German wild boars after they were found cold and starving in the woods, their mother possibly killed by hunters.
A German handyman renovating the kitchen of a woman who had recently died, opened what he thought was a bag of rubbish to find coins and gold bars worth at least €100,000.
Sweden is among twelve countries set to be discussed in a report from the EU commission, due to what the European Commission believes are imbalances in the economy.
Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny, sentenced in absentia to 16 years on Monday by an Italian court in a landmark asbestos trial, is a self-styled philanthropist and champion of sustainable development.
A 34-year-old Moroccan man had more than a kilo’s worth of cannabis in his stomach when he was stopped on Saturday by customs officers at Stavanger Airport, south-western Norway.
Professors across Germany could get major pay raises after the Federal Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that the basic salary agreement reached in Hesse state was unconstitutionally low.
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A Swedish man set to take off on his "dream holiday" to Mexico was turned away before boarding, as Oslo flight officials claimed he shared the name of a wanted terrorist.
German investor confidence hit a 10-month high in February amid optimism Europe's top economy will be able to escape from the eurozone crisis relatively unscathed, data showed on Tuesday.
In the suffocating atmosphere that was East Germany, a whole range of misfits managed to find air to breathe and now, two decades after the Berlin Wall's fall, new films are putting communism's outsiders in focus. AFP's Eloi Rouyer reports.
A report from the consulting company ECA International has ranked Geneva as one of the most expensive places to rent accommodation in the world.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has predicted that Germany, Europe's top economy, will grow by 0.4 percent this year, the Economy Ministry in Berlin said on Tuesday.
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A Swedish man set to take off on his "dream holiday" to Mexico was turned away before boarding, as flight officials claimed he shared the name of a wanted terrorist.
After observing a slight rise in real estate prices after the first month of 2012, Swedish realtors are hoping that this may be the beginning of a positive trend after last year's plummeting prices.
Switzerland’s oldest man died on Monday at the age of 109 at ‘La Rose des Vents’ nursing home in Fribourg.
Over 100 reports of damage have been filed with insurance companies following the earthquake in the Zurich area that took place on Saturday night.
One person was killed in a motorway pile-up between Düsseldorf and Cologne on Tuesday morning when smoke from a fire caused seven trucks and 15 cars to crash. The fire left a bridge unsafe, delaying the clear-up operation.
All doctors must be prepared to refer patients to abortion clinics even if the wilful termination of a pregnancy runs counter to their own beliefs, Norway’s health ministry has confirmed.
A 29-year-old man in northern Sweden has been remanded into custody together with an accomplice after trying to extort money from his parents by pretending he had been kidnapped.
The former head of Air France sparked outrage when it was revealed that he and his wife were about to fly to Mauritius in business class for just €24 ($30).
Some of Germany’s most famous trees, the limes along Berlin’s central boulevard Unter den Linden, were chopped down on Monday to enable construction of an underground train line.
Far-right Front National candidate Marine Le Pen is taking her battle over France's election rules to the country's highest court this week as she claimed still to be short of meeting requirements to stand in upcoming presidential elections.
A group of Kazakhs has filed a lawsuit in Switzerland against Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his son-in-law for having allegedly embezzled 400 million francs ($435 million), news agency ATS reported on Monday.
The Swedish Government has penned a new terror strategy, upgrading Sweden’s risk status since the last plan four years ago, calling for an ‘inter-agency cooperation’ in the fight to counter terror in Sweden.
A German man has been living at a Swedish airport for two months – he says he has no wish to return home and nowhere to go in Sweden.
The largest ratings agency, Moody's, threatened to follow its rival Standard & Poor's by downgrading France from its triple-A rating, along with the UK and Austria.
At least 13,000 people formed a human chain through the centre of Dresden on Monday evening despite subzero temperatures to mark the 67th anniversary of the city’s allied bombardment – and to block a neo-Nazi march.
New witness statements have led to four men being held in custody in connection with the fatal Malmö shooting of a 19-year-old man in August last year.
A man being held in custody in Gothenburg, in western Sweden, has reported the detention centre to authorities after it took two hours for toilet paper to be delivered to his cell.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to announce his bid for re-election on Wednesday, setting the stage for what he hopes will be a dramatic comeback against his poll-leading Socialist rival.