The threat of a toilet paper shortage looming large over Sweden on Wednesday after a labour union warned it would block deliveries from several Swedish toilet paper factories in a show of solidarity with another union group negotiating for higher pay.
Victims' rights organisations and a police union sharply attacked a plan backed by 10 German states to allow prisoners convicted of dangerous crimes to apply for "holidays" after just five years in jail rather than the current 10.
Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, whose trial for the killing of 77 people in Norway begins on Monday, plans to tell the court he regrets "not going further", his lawyer said on Tuesday.
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Anders Behring Breivik, whose trial opens next Monday, came across as your average guy but behind his courteous exterior lurked one of history's most gruesome killers fuelled by a hatred of multiculturalism and Islam.
A local official in northern Sweden was allowed to stay on the job for several weeks after it was revealed that he had been sending sex-themed text messages to a disabled woman, before finally being asked to leave on Wednesday.
A notoriously aggressive American investment company, attracted to the German market by rising prices, is spending nearly €1 billion on more than 22,000 flats across Germany, the Financial Times Deutschland reported Tuesday.
A woman who recently completed a master's programme at Uppsala University may lose her "dream job" after erroneous information about eligible courses has left her without a diploma.
Ordinarily peaceful Norway, known for tolerance and high living standards, was wrenched out of its serenity on Friday, July 22nd 2011, when two deadly attacks from within plunged the nation into horror.
After petrol prices hit record highs and traffic jams snaked across Germany this Easter, Leipzig made its public transport free for four days this week, but will it get more people out of their cars in the long run? Have your say.
A bear, which was destined for a zoo in central Sweden, has escaped from its enclosure in Alaska, and is now at large, forcing zookeepers to launch a search party.
As a member of the ruling Labour Party that Anders Behring Breivik targeted in the twin July 22nd attacks in Oslo, Geir Lippestad would not appear the obvious choice to defend Norway's probably most hated man.
The trial of Anders Behring Breivik opens next Monday and will last about 10 weeks, involving hundreds of people.
"Aggressive cyclists" have come under fire from Germany's Transport Minister, who called Tuesday for a tougher course of action against bad behaviour on the roads.
Two Lithuanian men arrested in Norway on Saturday have been released and cleared of any involvement in the brutal torture of one of their countrymen at a farm in Nærøy over the Easter holidays.
Pop music mega star Lady Gaga has announced that she will be performing in Stockholm, and it’s not the first time she has shown her love of Sweden… and the Swedish language.
A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to eleven years in prison for fatally shooting a 16-year-old Afghan asylum seeker in the face at a refugee home in southern Sweden last autumn.
Police are warning that specialist bee rustlers are buzzing around in the Lower Saxony region, after two entire hives were stolen, complete with thousands of bees.
Swiss news magazine Weltwoche is facing angry accusations of racism in the German-speaking world after publishing a front page picture of a gun-toting child with a headline that warns of a looming Roma crime wave.
Saab has announced official figures of their multi-billion kronor debt, as the struggling car manufacturer and its assets go under the hammer on Tuesday.
Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway last July, was not psychotic at the time of the twin attacks and can thus be held criminally responsible, a new psychiatric probe concluded on Tuesday.
The eastern German city of Leipzig began a four-day offer of free public transport to drivers Tuesday in a bid to get them out of their cars for good.
When customs officials in Basel examined the trousers of a passing motorist recently, they were surprised to find a baby caiman crocodile taped to his thigh.
A German grandfather was so distracted by a beauty spot that he left his nine-year-old granddaughter locked in the boot of his car and went for a walk.
German writer and Nobel laureate Günter Grass has been banned from Israel over his latest poem. But as The Local’s media roundup finds, pundits are split over whether what he said was justifiable or not.
Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu, still in the doghouse for recent comments about the city's Jewish community, will meet with President Barack Obama’s anti-Semitism representative, who is due to visit Malmö in two weeks.
In a rare sighting, a bear was spotted at Scuol in the Lower Engadine in eastern Switzerland on Saturday.
Five Parisian cafes will find out on Tuesday whether they broke the law by allowing smoking, as reports suggest the law is being broken more and more.
The jobless rate in Switzerland dropped to 3.2 percent in March from 3.4 percent in February, government figures showed on Tuesday.
Strict rules on exit polls could be undermined by users of social networks like Twitter and might even cause the presidential election to be cancelled.
Germany’s nascent Pirate Party has overtaken the Greens to become the nation's third strongest political force, according to a survey published on Tuesday.
A resident of a small village is offering to pay the €20,000 ($26,000) cost to have a speed camera installed in front of his house.
Anders Behring Breivik will go on trial in Norway next Monday charged with committing "acts of terror" when he slaughtered 77 people in twin attacks in July that shook the tranquil country to its core.
Singers from a Stockholm opera house are using the power of their voices during private "house calls" designed to help lift people's spirits, the AFP's Igor Gedilaghine discovers.
The healthcare industry could create tens of thousands of new jobs this year, the German Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry said in a report published on Tuesday.
From the far left, far right and centre, three outsiders are gunning for a surprise against Socialist frontrunner François Hollande and incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in France's presidential vote.
Police arrested an Indian businessman in connection with the murder of a French woman in a New Delhi guesthouse located in a rundown district popular with backpackers, an official said on Monday.
French fashion powerhouse Dior on Monday named Raf Simons as chief designer to succeed disgraced John Galliano who was fired more than a year ago for racist outbursts.
A man's happy-go-lucky night at a Stockholm pub took an abrupt turn for the worse on Saturday when he offered cocaine to a new-found friend that turned out to be an off-duty police officer.
A 19-year-old woman reported being raped by an unknown man in a public toilet at a Stockholm football stadium during the middle of a match on Monday evening.