As Greenpeace activists' fight to prevent further oil exploration in the Arctic hits Swedish waters, foreign minister Carl Bildt argues that a general ban on drilling in the Arctic would be "irresponsible".
Hundreds of Swedes go to Las Vegas every year to play in the World Series of Poker, the unofficial world championships. As of next year they will be able to play for gold bracelets and huge prizes in Melbourne, Australia as well.
The beginning of the week saw the finale of the European Poker Tour season – it came very close to a sensation.
Munich police have caught a biker who was caught 26 times by the same speed camera – and often photographed giving traffic cops the finger.
Renault and its Japanese subsidiary Nissan announced a big step in the Russian market on Thursday, heading for control of the Lada brand to become the third-biggest auto force in the world.
Muammar Qaddafi's regime funded French President Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign, lawyers for former Libyan prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi said on Thursday, quoting their client.
A Frenchman died on Thursday four days after being beaten up on an Indian train for allegedly harassing a pregnant woman, police said.
A guard and a ferry captain told an Oslo court Thursday how a uniform-clad Anders Behring Breivik had tricked them last July 22nd into allowing him to go to Utøya island, where he massacred 69 people.
Can you put a robot in the dock? Not yet, but we need to think about it – as artificially intelligent robots step from fantasy into daily life, legal and ethical questions emerge which require answers, says one German legal professor.
The CEO of Sweden-based Lundin Petroluem rejected calls for an independent probe into the company's activities in Africa, telling owners to "sell your shares" if they don't trust Lundin's actions.
British researchers who have come to Sweden to take bumblebees back to England have been threatened by bee-enthusiasts, who believe that Sweden’s bee population risks extinction.
After last weekend’s balmy temperatures, this week looks set for a disappointingly damp conclusion, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Thursday.
The Swedish Arts Council (Kulturrådet) has come under fire for providing public funds to help an organization that encourages Swedes to dodge paying fares on public transit systems around the country.
As Swedish furniture retailer Ikea probes revelations about the use of East German prisoners labour, new allegations emerged Thursday indicating the home furnishings giant also used Cuban prisoners to build furniture in the 1980s.
International students at German universities should be made to learn at least some German - even if their courses are largely taught in English - the new representative of higher education leaders has said.
Switzerland must shed its role as a bank haven for tax cheats and end disputes with foreign tax authorities, the chairman of the country's biggest bank UBS said on Thursday.
Coffee capsule company Nespresso said on Thursday it intends to open a new factory in western Switzerland costing 300 million francs ($329 million) to meet growing global demand.
Six Greenpeace activists have been arrested in Sweden after they attached themselves to a ship off the southern coast of Sweden in an attempt to prevent Shell’s proposed drilling for oil in the Arctic region.
As Ikea investigates claims that East German prisoners were forced to make its furniture in the 1980s, allegations emerged on Thursday that Cuban prisoners were also made to build the furniture giant’s products in the 1980s.
After her child suffered a serious injury in Sweden and no ambulance was sent, US-native and parent Rebecca Ahlfeldt was left feeling especially vulnerable.
Norwegian whale hunters have harpooned the first three whales of the year, nearly a month after the controversial hunting season began, the country's Fishermen's Sales Organisation said on Wednesday.
A testosterone-charged party in southern Sweden turned violent after a teenager couldn’t accept that he’d lost an arm wrestling match.
Wednesday’s one and only presidential debate, three days before the second round of elections, saw heated discussion from incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and hopeful Francois Hollande.
"The best remedy for burnout? Shovelling horse manure." That's the counterintuitive slogan for Bavaria's latest summer holiday campaign - to get jaded urban professionals doing some physical labour - and pay for the privilege.
Swiss air ambulance service Rega has been transporting injured US soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq to the US base in Germany, it has emerged.
A 33-year-old German woman who was injured while hiking in eastern Switzerland has been found alive after three days in the wilderness.
Nicolas Sarkozy made a last-ditch effort to revive his struggling re-election bid Wednesday, branding Socialist frontrunner Francois Hollande a "liar" in the campaign's only live television
A man who was caught taking thousands of litres of beer and other alcoholic beverages into Sweden has been acquitted of smuggling charges after a court ruled it's plausible the man simply "drinks a lot".
Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga wants Swiss employers to take on more Swiss women rather than bringing in workers from abroad.
The French president enjoys powers unequalled in the democratic world, a situation strengthened by a decade-old reform that reduced the chances of "cohabitation" with a government of a different political hue.
Germany's top airline Lufthansa said on Thursday that it intended to shed 3,500 administrative jobs in the next few years as part of a radical cost-cutting programme.
Norwegian telecom giant Telenor said on Wednesday its chairman would step down after losing the confidence of the government, the company's biggest shareholder.
German discount supermarket Aldi Süd sparked concern among dairy farmers on Wednesday by announcing it was slashing the retail prices of dairy products by up to ten percent.
The only privately owned version of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" -- one of the most recognizable paintings in history -- set a world record Wednesday when it sold for $119.9 million at Sotheby's in New York.
A professor at Lund University has been reported to the Disciplinary Board after she graded her son’s exam paper and gave him a pass, one month after she was caught doing it the first time.
A man went on trial in Scotland on Wednesday accused of conspiring with the man who carried out Sweden's first ever suicide bombing.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would be making a last-minute decision on whether to attend Euro 2012 in Ukraine, amid tension over the treatment of the country's jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
A care home resident in western Sweden who was thought to be asleep on the floor was repeatedly ignored by nurses and eventually declared dead by an on-duty doctor.
Chunky, space-stealing speakers could become a thing of the past, thanks to scientists in eastern Germany who have made the world’s first printable speaker. Paper-thin, they promise to make noise in the tech world and beyond.