It’s enough to make some choke on their choc ice – a new survey shows that not only are plenty of Germans happy to go naked on the beach, a worryingly high proportion may even try to strike up conversation with other holidaymakers.
German baritone singer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, hailed as one of the greatest lyrical vocalists of the last century, has died at the age of 86, a close associate said on Friday.
With Sweden's Princess Estelle's christening just days away, the Royal Court on Friday released new images of the infant princess and her proud parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.
The European Champions League final was decided in Munich on Thursday, with a German team losing 2-0 to a French team. But even though it was broadcast live on television most people missed it – because it was women’s football.
A job ad for a personal assistant for a 35-year-old disabled man in western Sweden who specified he wanted a "disciplined" and "easily trained" woman has been pulled due to a flood of applications from women eager to fill the position, according to the recruitment agency which posted the ad.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea said Friday it was sacking four current and former managers at its French subsidiary over allegations that they used illegal police files to spy on staff and customers.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel left her conservative party somewhat shell-shocked with her merciless sacking of a minister for a terrible regional election result that weakened her domestically as she fights the euro crisis.
Two alleged South African hitmen will go on trial on July 30th in the killing of honeymooner Anni Dewani, even if her British husband has not yet been extradited to stand trial with them, a judge said Friday.
A ferry moored at Stockholm's Frihamnen harbour received a bomb threat around midday on Friday, prompting a swift evacuation of the vessel.
Three people were burned to death in central Germany when their car hit a bridge, flipped over and caught fire on Thursday evening.
Abba's famous refrain fails to capture the true cause for concern when Swedish politicians leave government to fatten their wallets in the private sector, argues commentator and historian David Linden.
A couple in the southern town of Cannes have been able to escape a string of parking fines by registering a car in the name of their four-year-old son.
The manufacturer of the bikini suspected of having caused severe bust-line burns on a Swedish woman claims that test results reveal the beach garment is not responsible for the woman's scorched skin.
The editor-in-chief of Swedish tabloid Expressen and two other journalists with the paper have been convicted of weapons crimes related to a report about how easy it is to buy guns in Malmö in southern Sweden.
A man was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Friday morning after being shot by "one or more assailants" in Oslo.
Researchers in Lausanne have identified a gene thought to be involved in autism and schizophrenia.
Ah, there you are Mr Local Reader, how nice of you to... drop in. This week’s Local List turns the spotlight – sorry, the megawatt interrogation lamp – on Germany’s cold-blooded coterie of Hollywood film villains.
The Council of States wants to change the law so that people cannot claim political asylum because they have deserted their country’s army. The aim is to make it harder for Eritreans to seek asylum in Switzerland.
Some sex abusers should continue to work for the Catholic church, a bishop said on Thursday, while a cardinal argued for some homosexual relationships to be treated like heterosexual ones.
Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter wants to have a presence at the 2015 World Expo in order to improve Switzerland’s image in Italy.
Former Manchester United striker Ole-Gunnar Solskjær is the subject of interest from Aston Villa regarding the vacant manager's job, his Norwegian club Molde have confirmed.
This Week's Highlights: Open-air cinema in Berlin, a museum festival in Cologne, and a festival of Irish culture in Hallbergmoos.
Racist comments on the Stockholm police's Facebook page beneath a plea for tips which also featured links to surveillance camera footage have prompted a backlash from the Swedish Bar Association (Advokatsamfundet) over how police use social media.
The eurozone could absorb a Greek exit from the bloc, although it would prove extremely costly, a top member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners said on Friday.
Norway's ice hockey world championship dreams came to an end on the country's national day on Thursday, falling victim to an ultimately commanding display by Russia who ran out 5-2 winners.
A woman in her fifties is being questioned by police after admitting she put sleeping tablets and tranquillisers in drinks she made for her neighbours.
A German politician not only had the embarrassment of being stopped trying to board a plane carrying an axe – he then had to admit it was for a live role-playing game, but insisted it was for a friend.
A man who took two flights a month to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport just to steal the bags of other passengers has been caught by police.
Patrons at Paris's "Crazy Horse" breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday as topless dancers got back on stage following the first-ever strike over pay at the famed cabaret.
French leader Francois Hollande's new Socialist government got down to work on Thursday with the first order of business a symbolic 30 percent pay cut for the president and ministers.
Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg had at least 15 kilogrammes of gold and jewellery in his car when the Red Army arrested him in 1945, according to a new book by Swedish author Bengt Jangfeldt.
The leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy and senior EU officials agreed Thursday that both budget consolidation and growth are necessary to tackle the eurozone crisis, Berlin said.
A 29-year-old man from northern Sweden, who staged his own kidnapping to blackmail his parents into giving him money, has been convicted and sentenced to ten months in prison.
Sweden's hopes of returning to the finals of the ice hockey world championships were dashed in bitter fashion on Thursday by a late goal which gave the Czech Republic a dramatic 4-3 victory.