German hackers have pledged to continue their cyberwar against the far right - despite recent crackdowns against so-called 'hacktivists'. In an exclusive interview, one spoke with Brian Whelan.
Despite a predicted turnover of six billion kronor ($887 million) in 2012, Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek has revealed that a stock exchange listing is not on the cards for the Swedish online music company.
Most Germans would like to see firms adopt a voluntary quota to ensure that women hold a certain percentage of top management jobs – but only around one in four would like to see this enshrined in law, new figures show.
A 52-year-old man from Ystad in southern Sweden, convicted of murdering his 25-year-old girlfriend, was sentenced on Friday to 16 years in prison.
Another teenage girl in Borås, western Sweden, has been subjected to physical abuse such as kicks, beatings and electric shocks, as her parents tried to exorcise her from evil spirits.
The German army is investigating death threats sent to a young actor who was in a television film depicting the Bundeswehr as a bunch of buffoons, the army has confirmed to The Local.
Britain, the Czech Republic, France and Poland are calling for nuclear power to receive similar subsidies from the EU as wind and solar energy, a German newspaper said Friday.
Lawyers representing Anders Behring Breivik are set to request that their client is acquitted of terror charges when an Oslo court convenes to consider the case on Monday.
Baboons can recognize scores of written words, a feat that raises intriguing questions about how we learn to read, scientists reported on Thursday.
A 23-year-old man has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital after police discovered he had kept the corpse of his dead mother in the cellar for a year.
The ancient town of Trier is expecting at least half a million pilgrims over the coming month to view a tunic, put on display Friday, that was reportedly worn by Jesus.
Archaeologists have found the oldest engravings of letters ever to be discovered in central Germany, officials from the area announced on Thursday.
With an English version of his debut novel finally hitting bookstores, celebrity Swedish defence lawyer and best-selling author Jens Lapidus tells The Local's David Landes why defending criminals beats a full-time career as a writer.
The bear that has been roaming around since the Easter weekend stealing honey and mauling a goat has now been tagged with a tracking device.
The notorious former Libertines frontman Pete Doherty says he enjoyed a brief romance with singer Charlotte Gainsbourg after they worked on a movie together.
Germany's top human rights official Thursday slammed as "unacceptable" Ukraine's crackdown on former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and other opposition members after a visit to the country.
One of the two Swedish businessmen who were cleared of sexual assault charges leveled by a teenager in New York has spoken out about the ordeal, labelling the accusations a “complete fabrication”.
A Peeping Tom has been caught out trying to film young girls getting changed in the cabins at the Alpamare water park in canton Schwiez.
French presidential campaigns are often conservative affairs, but a new campaign video shows Socialist presidential candidate François Hollande hanging with youths in the French banlieues to the rap track "Niggas in Paris" by Jay-Z and Kanye West.
The three Swedish citizens and one Tunisian citizen resident of Sweden who are charged with being behind the planned terror attack on the Jyllands-Posten daily denied all charges when the trial finally begun in Copenhagen on Friday.
The Norwegian government plans to expel foreign beggars in a move intended to tackle human trafficking.
Unwanted Playboy magazines, recalcitrant seals and an enormous glue spill - The Local's News in Brief tackles the smaller offbeat news stories from around Sweden this week.
Hostile attitudes towards Roma people in Switzerland are making life difficult for the Jenische people, an entirely separate travelling ethnic group with a long history in the country, community leaders say.
Ten German protesters were arrested in Athens on Thursday after leaving a giant golden turd on the doorstep of the Berlin embassy in the Greek capital.
Germany's number two drug store chain, Rossmann, should look before it leaps into the gap left by the demise of rival Schlecker, German retail analysts have warned, saying the domestic market is nearly saturated.
They lost brothers, sisters and friends, some suffered grievous injuries themselves, yet survivors of last year's Norway massacre want to see the killer have a fair trial - no more, no less.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday that he did not believe in the sincerity of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, nor in the UN-backed ceasefire aimed at halting 13 months of bloodshed.
A Swedish night shift nurse has been fired from a Gothenburg hospital for being high on cannabis and failing to notice a patient's rapidly deteriorating condition.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, in the midst of a re-election campaign, has taken aim at the British Financial Times daily, accusing it of blindly supporting the "Anglo-Saxon model" of economics.
Three people were killed and 13 others injured in central Germany early Friday morning, when a regional train smashed into a digger working on the train line.
A 26-year-old man with ties to a Hells Angels branch in central Sweden was sentenced to prison Wednesday after being fund guilty of selling large quantities of synthetic drugs imported from China and hidden inside garden gnomes.
The looming toilet paper dearth in Sweden following threats of a solidarity strike among Swedish paper workers is over, after retail and stockroom employees on Thursday agreed to the mediators’ bid.
The Peruvian government Thursday ruled out negotiating with a leftist guerrilla group demanding a $10 million dollar ransom for 36 workers kidnapped from a Swedish construction firm.
Yvonne the runaway cow who became a German media sensation last summer will be charging onto the silver screen when she stars in her very own feature film – “Cow on the Run”.