One of the most popular poker series ever played on PokerStars was launched last month and German players came out in force, taking home close to $1 million over 10 days of online tournaments.
The most expensive poker tournament in Europe ever will be played in Monte Carlo April 23-25, and one of the players will be 21-year-old Swede Viktor Blom.
German tourists on holiday in Thailand were among thousands evacuated from the beaches and taken to high ground after an enormous undersea earthquake in the Indian Ocean prompted a tsunami alarm.
Revelations that Sweden has helped the regime in Saudi Arabia enhance its military capabilities amount to a betrayal of the Arab spring and support for a Saudi-backed Arab counter-revolution, argue a group of Arab and Swedish pro-democracy activists.
Seven of the eight men charged with the aggravated rape of a woman at a housing facility for asylum seekers in Småland, southeastern Sweden, last year were convicted and sentenced to prison on Wednesday in the Eksjö District Court.
A bronze, Viking-era "piggy-bank" containing thousands silver coins dating from the 11th century has been unearthed on the Baltic island of Gotland in what Swedish archaeologists have described as a "fantastic" treasure find.
A German state employee got one last hurrah when he sent a farewell email to 500 colleagues detailing how he had been paid €745,000 for “doing nothing”.
Iran has stopped oil imports to Germany and reduced its consumption of EU products as the European Union moves towards a total embargo on Iranian oil, Iranian media reported on Wednesday.
Protesters in northern Italy held rallies and staged sit-ins on Wednesday against land seizures for the construction of a controversial high-speed rail link between Lyon and Turin.
A German student who found the food at his university canteen so inspiring he created art on his plate, has launched what he hopes will become a global challenge to make boring lunches more exciting.
A family from eastern Sweden who feared their missing pet parrot had perished in freezing cold temperatures could hardly believe their ears when they heard squawks of "paaaapaaa" emanating from a nearby forest.
The French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean issued an orange tsunami alert on Wednesday after a massive earthquake struck off Indonesia's Sumatra island, the local prefect's office said.
The tsunami scare that followed an earth quake in the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale, had tourists fleeing the beaches of Thailand and Indonesia for higher grounds.
How to defend a mass-murderer whose guilt is not in question? Anders Behring Breivik's defence will take the unusual approach of trying to prove he is criminally responsible and should be sent to prison.
German authorities imposed more punishments than ever before on people living on the country’s basic unemployment support last year for breaking the system’s rules, it was reported on Wednesday.
Germans are more annoyed by old people and teenagers in their area than their Turkish neighbours a new study shows – contradicting the image of communities consumed by ethnic strife.
A 20-year-old Swede who has yet to graduate from high school has nominated himself to the board of Investor, one of Sweden's most powerful investment companies.
French Budget Minister Valérie Pécresse said on Wednesday that market fears over Spain's finances were "excessive".
French President Nicolas Sarkozy declared on Wednesday that a win for his Socialist rival Francois Hollande in next week's presidential vote would plunge France into financial crisis.
Raymond Aubrac, one of the last surviving senior leaders of the French Resistance, has died aged 97 in Paris, his family said on Wednesday.
Anti-racism groups have expressed indignation that Hitler’s book, “Mein Kampf” (“My Struggle”) is freely available in bookstores in the Swiss region of Romandie.
German engineering giant Siemens, which recently settled a bribery dispute with the Greek government, said on Wednesday it has won a €41 million contract for the Athens metro.
A man in southern Sweden suffering from sex addiction, who recently sought help in order to combat his problems, has been sentenced to community service after sexually molesting his female therapist.
The five Norwegian officers who died in the Hercules crash on Sweden's highest peak Kebnekaise in March have been formally identified, Swedish police confirmed on Wednesday.
Foreign-born offenders in Geneva will in future be offered 4,000 francs ($4,634) to leave the country, as part of a plan to reduce the burden on Switzerland's prisons.
A homeless Stockholm man has been granted a subsidy from local authorities to purchase camping equipment rather than stay in the “substandard” temporary accommodation provided for homeless people.
Switzerland has suddenly relaxed visa requirements for workers from 33 countries, including many Balkan nations, in a move that has angered anti-immigrant opposition politicians.
A French court on Tuesday fined Air France €100,000 ($131,000) and ordered it to pay compensation after its CityJet subsidiary paid employees based in France under Irish contracts.
The biggest move in recent German history has begun with staff at Berlin’s two airports starting to pack up 55,000 cubic metres of equipment ready to move to the capital’s new international airport.
The pastor of a church has been held by police after two people died following the collapse of part of the building during an Easter Sunday service.
A car chase through the streets of the Norwegian capital Oslo in the early hours of Wednesday morning ended with police opening fire after having been threatened by a gun-toting suspect.
A project by Salafist Muslims to give away 25 million German-language Korans across the country – by post and in town centres, has been slammed by a conservative politician calling it a disturbance of the religious peace.
Thirty-six workers who provide services to a gas transportation company are being held hostage in Peru by suspected Shining Path guerrillas, one of the companies that employ the workers reported Tuesday.
One year after France introduced a law banning women from wearing full-face veils in public, officials report that around 300 have been fined.
There is no reason to ban texting and talking on mobile phones without hands-free while driving, according to a report from the Swedish National Road and Transport Institute (Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut - VTI), handed to the government on Wednesday.
The naked body in Arab art is the theme of a new Paris exhibit meant to broaden views of Arab culture, spotlighting the many artists willing to break taboos and depict nudity in all its forms.
The French branch of US fast food giant McDonald's said on Tuesday it was to introduce a "McBaguette" sandwich in a bid to cater to local tastes.
A 32-year-old policeman was killed early on Wednesday morning as he attended a burglary at a large electrical goods store.
Patients in a psychiatric clinic in Lund have been without running water for two days after a nearby fire cut off their supply, leaving many mentally ill patients unable to shower or flush the toilet.
Three German students are offering to help female students improve their grades – by inviting them out of the library and into bed.
One man is dead and another seriously injured after an argument in a homeless shelter in Stockholm turned into a knife fight late on Tuesday night.