Tricks which make it difficult to compare food prices have been revealed by a German consumer watchdog, showing people can pay up to 50 percent more for the same product depending on which shop they use.
Norway's not the only country "punching above its weight": the US president has used the same metaphor to describe a string of Washington's "closest allies", an eagle-eyed Danish TV team has found.
A 76-year-old man has been convicted in Sweden for molesting three young girls in the Philippines when he was teaching English to poor children there.
German police are appealing to 9,000 men to take part in a mass DNA test, in the hunt for the killer of a woman whose dismembered body was found in a lake.
No other statistic shows more clearly that kids these days aren't like they used to be: Munich's metro is short of train-drivers. Apparently, young Germans no longer want to be train drivers when they grow up.
Soon parents may be able to perform a simple blood test to determine whether or not their children have autism, thanks to new findings from Swedish researchers.
A bid to release a Swiss woman kidnapped in Yemen has suffered a blow after her abductors made excessive demands, including for Osama bin Laden's widows to be freed, a tribal chief said on Thursday.
A Paris court on Thursday found Jean-Paul Guerlain, the former "nose" behind the world-famous perfume brand, guilty of racial insults after televised remarks he made about "negroes" and fined him.
Campione, a small Italian town on the banks of Lake Lugano, has two particularly outstanding characteristics. First, it’s completely surrounded by Switzerland. Second, it’s the home of the largest casino in Europe.
Lured by lower prices across the border, more and more Norwegians are snapping up summer homes in Sweden, new statistics show.
An "active" 87-year-old woman was gobsmacked to read a letter from the Swedish tax agency informing her of her own death, forcing her to call the authorities and explain that she was, in fact, alive.
The 2012 Norwegian Poker Championship is currently being played In Dublin, Ireland with over 1,000 players from Norway invading the Irish capital.
Norwegian gay rights groups are planning to gather outside an Oslo concert venue on Thursday night to take a stand against Sizzla, a reggae star notorious for his anti-gay lyrics.
A case nearly dubbed "packed-lunch-gate" by German media pundits reached court this week, as a teacher sued a 16-year-old pupil for giving her tinnitus by bursting a paper bag on the playground.
While celebrity ice dancing shows have become a television staple, Germany has a real drama on ice this week, with Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy fighting for a medal in the world figure skating championships.
More and more foreigners are snapping up summer homes in Sweden, new statistics show, with Norwegians, Germans, and Danes among those most eager to own a slice of Swedish summer paradise.
This Week's Highlights: Dinner on a Baltic beach, a spring festival in Berlin, and French singer SoKo steps up to the mic in Cologne.
As video footage of horrific Swiss deaths filters onto the web, an ethics expert has called on companies like Facebook and YouTube to advise users on what's acceptable.
At least four suspected members of Italy’s major mafia organisations are thought to be resident in Switzerland.
The Islamist gunman branded a "monster" by President Nicolas Sarkozy will be buried in France because Algeria refused to let him be buried there, a Muslim official said Thursday.
Swedish retailers H&M recorded higher net profits in the most recent quarter according to figures published on Thursday, yet failed to live up to analysts' expectations.
Swedish computer programmers have created a a new browser plug-in dubbed the "Henerator" which automatically changes the Swedish equivalents of "he" and "she" into the recently coined and gender-neutral pronoun "hen".
The family of a British man who was beaten to death in a Frankfurt nightclub last Easter were in court on Wednesday to see the four bouncers accused of the attack go on trial.
Mums and dads are patrolling a primary school in Berlin after a man entered the school unnoticed and sexually abused an eight-year-old girl in the toilets, police confirmed on Wednesday.
Luxury shops in Paris will soon have to switch off their lights at night to save electricity. The French government is introducing new measures to cut energy consumption.
A French auction house is auctioning several hundred torture and execution devices, including hanging ropes and hand crushers, collected by one of France’s last executioners. Rights groups have condemned the show as "shocking".
Already the envy of Europe for their handsome pay packets, Norway’s workers saw their wallets swell still further in 2011 as average monthly earnings jumped 3.8 percent to 38,100 kroner ($6,660).
A secondary school student near Paris was accused of wearing provocative clothing and sent back home. The school thought her skirt was too long, and conveyed religious values.
Sweden's minister of defence, Sten Tolgfors, announced on Thursday he was resigning his post, citing the ongoing revelations about Sweden's secret deal to build a weapons plant in Saudia Arabia as "the final straw".
Switzerland's government needs to do much more to tackle rising racism and xenophobia, a Commissioner from the European Council on Human Rights said in a letter to the Swiss foreign ministry.
The outlook for jobs in Germany is buoyant, despite a struggling economy, new statistics revealed Thursday show. The number of Germans in work rose once again in February.
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche on Thursday raised its hostile bid for US gene mapper Illumina to $51 a share, up 15 percent from its previous offer price of $44.50 per share.
Around 11,000 employees of bankrupt German drug store chain Schlecker faced being sacked without compensation Thursday morning as a deadline passed for creating a rescue company to help them.
Supporters of Germany's new Pirate Party briefly hijacked a conservative party website in a mock battle over internet savviness ahead of a regional election, the parties said Wednesday.
Personal details of thousands of Swedes, including those with protected identities, may have been accessed in a hacker attack targeting an IT-firm supplying services to the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket).
A 56–year-old man, working at a local school in Borås, in western Sweden, has been reported by several teenage students for repeatedly harassing them with lewd comments on school grounds.
The doctor who was cleared in the infant euthanasia case in October last year has reported her colleagues to the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) for giving what turned out to be a fatal dose of the anesthetic thiopental to the prematurely born and brain damaged baby.