Ikea affiliated trade unions across the world announced on Thursday the formation of a border-crossing alliance to promote employee welfare and success of the Swedish furniture giant.
With a solar flare providing excellent Northern Lights viewing opportunities in Sweden on Thursday night, a researcher at Lund observatory explained the phenomenon and the five best ways to catch it.
Industrial activity in Germany rebounded in January after grinding to a halt at the end of last year, official data showed on Thursday.
A man in Köping, in eastern Sweden, was shocked to have his morning coffee interrupted by the sight of a wolf strolling around his garden, straight through his children’s play area.
Mobile phones should carry a deposit just like bottles, to encourage people to recycle them, a German Green MP has suggested.
The Nobel Foundation, which administrates the prestigious prizes in line with the will of Alfred Nobel, on Thursday rejected criticism of recent choices for the Peace Prize.
The Nobel Foundation, which administers the prestigious prizes in line with the will of Alfred Nobel, on Thursday rejected criticism of recent choices for the Peace Prize.
Germany's former president Christian Wulff is set to be honoured at a torchlit military ceremony on Thursday evening, after leaving office early under the cloud of a political favours probe.
A shop selling clothes favoured by neo-Nazis has changed its name from “Brevik” after massive protests in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, forced a u-turn just a week after it opened.
German Women’s Minister Kristina Schröder used International Women’s Day to rule out quotas to help women break through managerial glass ceilings – and to praise top fathers.
A recent study has shown that while sexual assaults on younger children are most often committed by family members, adolescents are more often abused by their peers.
A severed fingertip found at the scene of a break-in could point to a not-so nimble-fingered would-be thief, after German police sent it for DNA testing.
A roof avalanche in Davos ripped through the ceiling of an apartment building almost killing one tenant.
The journalist girlfriend of French Socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande tweeted Thursday she was furious to find herself on the front of the glossy Paris Match magazine she works for.
Cannabis smokers caught with less than 10 grams of the drug will now only be subject to a 200 franc ($219) fine.
Socialist Left Party politician Akhtar Chaudhry has called on fathers to talk to their sons about rape, saying that it is not enough to prepare girls on how to defend themselves.
French men still refuse to pitch in and take on their fair share of work around the home. A recent survey shows that that women do twice as much household work as men.
Presidential hopeful François Hollande says all high earners will have to pay his proposed 75 percent tax - unless they earn their money by kicking a ball.
A 46-year-old man from eastern Sweden has been sentenced to two months in prison and a hefty fine after pooping on the floor in a sports shop in central Gävle.
Sweden’s equality minister has spoken out about the lack of gender equality in Sweden, after a recent poll showed that the majority of Swedes believe the country is not gender equal.
Dozens of campaigners on the dole and trade unionists staged a sit-in at Fouquet’s, a glitzy Paris restaurant where President Nicholas Sarkozy famously celebrated his 2007 election victory.
This Week's Highlights: English theatre in Frankfurt and Munich, an architecture tour in Cologne, and an art auction in Berlin.
A Norwegian scientist has warned that recent powerful eruptions on the sun could trigger powerful northern lights in southern Norway on Thursday, causing interference to radio communications.
Six Norwegians have made it onto the Forbes billionaires list for 2012, with John Fredriksen ranking highest at number 75 among those considered to be the world's wealthiest.
Organisers of the world’s biggest information technology fair CeBIT in Hannover are appealing to residents of the city to give delegates a lift, as the public transport system was paralysed by a strike.
Germany forward Lukas Podolski is leaving FC Cologne at the end of the season to join Arsenal for €13 million, the daily paper Bild said on Thursday.
Women already have representatives championing their cause, but now the Swiss canton of Zurich wants to balance it out by appointing someone to deal specifically with male affairs.
A justice at Mexico's Supreme Court has proposed the immediate release of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, sentenced to 60 years for kidnapping, in a motion to be voted on by five judges.
The world's biggest watch fair is set to open in an optimistic mood, with Swiss watchmakers -- the industry's barometer -- expecting 2012 demand to beat 2011's, when exports hit a record.
Eleven Swedes have made it onto the Forbes billionaires list for 2012, with H&M owner Stefan Persson placing highest among the Swedes considered to be the world's wealthiest.
A 19-year-old Cologne postman, plus his mother, and stepfather, who worked as sub-contractors for the German postal service, are suspected of stealing over 1,000 parcels.
German scientists on Thursday joined a mission to the seabed off Japan where a massive quake triggered last year's devastating tsunami, to get their first proper look at the buckled ocean floor.
A 19-year-old man in Finspång, in southeastern Sweden, went on a rampage with a sword on Wednesday night, shattering the windscreen of a flabbergasted young couple’s car.
Despite that fact that Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ranked current third best footballer in the world according to an internet sport site, there are voices saying he can never be number one.
The Swedish export control council was informed of the secret plans to help the Saudis build an arms factory as early as May 2010, according to new revelations from Sveriges Radio (SR).