French President Nicolas Sarkozy took a break from his re-election campaign Thursday to take a friendly videophone call from US President Barack Obama – in the presence of reporters.
Supermarket giant Rewe has pulled its "100% biodegradable" bags from shops after an environment organisation called them a "particularly cheeky case of consumer deception."
Eiffel Tower visitors face longer queues than usual to ride to the top, as two of its three public elevators are out of order during the busy spring season, the tower's operating company said.
Austria will on Friday sign a much-needed treaty with Switzerland to tax Austrian money in Swiss bank accounts, Economy Minister Maria Fekter said Thursday.
A desperate man in Munich fled onto a balcony and called police for protection after his insatiable companion on a one-night stand refused to let him leave her flat, police said on Thursday.
An ultra-quick sock drier and a device to repel pesky bugs are among about 1,000 inventions being showcased at the 40th International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva next week.
Serbian police have uncovered a painting by French Post-Impressionist Paul Cezanne stolen from Switzerland in 2008 and arrested three suspects, local media said Thursday.
An American comedian who spent 30 days visiting Mosques across the US is bringing his stand-up show about the trip to Germany. Aman Ali spoke to The Local.
This Week's Highlights: Short films in Dresden, art in Cologne, Middle Eastern culture in Hamburg, and a festival of light in Frankfurt.
The Eurovision Song Contest has been engulfed in a row between this year’s host Azerbaijan and Germany. Stung by criticism of its human rights, Azerbaijan has portrayed Frankfurt as a seedy city rife with homelessness, drug-use and prostitution.
A Swedish couple who believes Ikea spied on them and is outraged by the company's perceived stonewalling is suing the Swedish furniture giant in an effort to expose the truth.
The Swedish government has proposed to loosen current restrictions facing flat owners who want to sublet their apartments in an effort to help ease the current housing crunch in large cities.
An Uppsala University official has promised to bolster efforts to give foreign students accurate information to help avoid misunderstandings like the one that has left one graduate student without her degree.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship's ultra-violence is coming to Stockholm on Saturday, with Sweden’s own Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson set to grab the hometown spotlight for the first time, contributor Jimmy Lazenby explains.
A woman who was wrongly convicted of murdering her father and jailed for life has been told by a court she must pay €32,000 towards the cost of finding the evidence which proved her innocence.
When the trial against the trio suspected of abducting a 25-year old son of a millionaire businessman came under way on Thursday, one of the suspects admitted his involvement while two denied all charges.
A man jailed for incest after fathering four children with his sister has been told the German court ruling was justified – following the rejection of his appeal to the European Court of Human Rights.
A local politician in northern Sweden, working as a disabled transportation driver, has been arrested after he was caught by police while molesting a disabled woman in his vehicle.
Peru has deployed 1,500 troops to cordon off a remote area where 36 gas transportation workers have been taken hostage, allegedly by the Shining Path rebel group, the defense ministry said.
Three boys narrowly avoided being fired on by police on Easter Sunday after messing around with air rifles.
French Socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande vowed on Thursday to "dominate finance", following warnings from the right that a left-wing victory would trigger attacks on the euro.
Toulouse football club almost lost close to a million euros after it paid the wrong club for a new player.
Germans are increasingly taking on jobs rather than deciding to become their own bosses, with the number of new start-up businesses this year expected to be the lowest since reunification.
The mother and father of two children aged 6 and 9 faced judges in Strasbourg this week after leaving their children at an airport for almost a week.
A teacher who grew cannabis and then offered a joint to a pupil has been jailed for six months.
A philanthropic movement wants to create a Swiss Utopia by ensuring that every citizen receives an “unconditional base income” of 2,500 francs ($2,729).
German teenagers wanting a boob job, a nose job or liposuction will have to wait until they turn 18, even if their parents will sign off on the surgery, under new government plans.
A team of Norwegian researchers has concluded that women and men function differently when it comes to wanting sex, with women at their most active in the spring and men in the autumn.
Anders Behring Breivik has told his new psychiatrist that he has received two direct death threats and that he knows of at least ten people who would like to see him dead.
Several people with connections to Malmö’s underworld were hospitalized late Wednesday night after knife-wielding thugs kicked off a fight in the city.
One of the ringleaders of the May 68 student revolt in Paris, politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit, has returned to the university where it all began, this time as a member of its governing body.
Amateurs Quevilly shocked Ligue 1 outfit Rennes 2-1 on Wednesday to reach the French Cup final for the second time in their history but first since 1927
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama agreed in a telephone call on Wednesday that "more resolute" UN Security Council action was needed in Syria, the White House said.
The mother of Joshua French, the Norwegian-British man facing execution in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has called for UK PM David Cameron's help in seeking a pardon for her son.
Scientists at Uppsala University have found that the widespread belief that women and children are saved first in maritime disasters is a myth, unless the men are threatened with physical violence like on the Titanic.
Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp has insisted his team have won nothing yet, even though their 1-0 win over Bayern Munich has left them six points clear at the top of the German league.
A 23-year-old Swede stands charged with manslaughter in the Maldives, after the quad bike he was driving crashed into a tree, killing two British honeymooners.