Germany's annual Special Olympics drew to a close on Friday, after 5,000 athletes with learning disabilities gathered in Munich to compete for medals over the five-day-long competition.
US-German billionaire Nicolas Berggruen confirmed his interest in buying the remains of bankrupt German drugstore chain Schlecker on Friday.
A German court has given a man who cooked his kebab shop bills more than 3,000 years to pay off a huge tax bill, because he now lives on unemployment benefit.
A doll billed as a "real retard" found its way into stores in Gothenburg in western Sweden on Thursday, prompting strong reactions about a campaign meant to draw attention to the treatment of people with disabilities.
A jealous Swedish woman who murdered her ex-boyfriend’s new partner in September has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
In the latest of a series of rate increases for international savers, Lloyds TSB International has raised the interest rates on its one-year Euro fixed-term deposit (FTD) account by more than 1.7 per cent to 2.65 per cent.
German police began scanning the floor of a Hells Angels warehouse for a missing man on Friday, fearing his body was cemented into it by gang members. Large-scale raids on the bikers led officers to the depot.
The Paradise Wildlife Park in the UK has pledged their allegiance to Sweden in the Eurovision song contest by making their own film version of Loreen’s “Euphoria” – complete with dancing animals.
Germany is developing a six-point plan to boost growth in Europe, a magazine reported on Friday, amid a heated debate among EU leaders on how to best help indebted eurozone states.
Everyone living in Germany will be asked this year, and then at regular intervals, whether they want to donate organs after their death. Parliament voted on Friday in favour of a new law designed to encourage people to consider donation.
A recent report admonishing Swedes about their dental hygiene prompts Swedish journalist and columnist Ola Tedin to reflect on how a sometimes uncritical media appears to serve the interests of the Swedish state.
A three-year-old girl was found 'drenched in sweat' inside a parked car by a popular swimming spot in central Norway on Thursday, with her parents now facing criminal charges after having gone to the beach for a swim.
The head of Swedish defence group Saab alleged on Friday that his cell phone had been bugged repeatedly during negotiations with Switzerland over Saab's sale of 22 Gripen fighter jets.
The "om" chant featured in yoga lessons at a Stockholm school has prompted a complaint calling for the lessons to be banned because of the term's ties to the Hindu religion.
Angela Merkel's coalition partner the Free Democratic Party (FDP) is back above the crucial five percent mark in a major opinion poll – but that would still not be enough to provide the German chancellor with another government.
The Whitsun (Pfingsten) long weekend should be glorious, with clear skies and temperatures of 20 to 27 degrees Celsius predicted for most of Germany, national weather service the DWD reported on Friday.
Swedish police are the worst in the Nordic region when it comes to clearing up home break-ins, a crime which has increased dramatically in Sweden in recent years.
A Reformist priest from a tiny Bernese village is under investigation by church leaders after it emerged that she helped run a fanatical anti-Islamic website.
A train driver in Zurich encouraged passengers to 'show the finger' to a tram after it blocked his path.
A 40-year-old psychiatrist has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for kidnapping a baby from Romania.
Moody's Investors Service on Thursday downgraded its long-term ratings on two Norwegian banks which it considers to be at risk if the European financial crisis deepens.
Thousands of Stockholm-area residents had their morning commutes disrupted on Friday after a power outage left trains at a standstill.
Anders Behring Breivik told an Oslo court on Thursday that he would not appeal a guilty verdict if the judges deem him sane enough to be criminally responsible for his actions which left 77 people dead in twin terror attacks last year.
A German man was convicted on Thursday of hacking his girlfriend's 24-centimetre lapdog to death with a meat cleaver in Stuttgart, after the animal began yapping at him in the middle of a domestic row.
France's contestant for the Eurovision song contest has tried to rally her country behind her by reminding French people the contest is huge in Europe and that she's been working hard.
The southern city of Nice is clamping down on weddings that get overly boisterous.
A hotel owner in Brittany had a surprise when he saw an advertisement for his own hotel on the internet.
Three fire engines trying to get to a fire in central Gothenburg on Wednesday were delayed after large flower pots placed in the street proved to be immovable.
Raising fresh funds by issuing more debt in the shape of eurobonds will not solve and only exacerbate the eurozone's problems, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.
After Thursday’s second semi final of the glitzy Eurovision song contest in Baku, Azerbaijan, Swedish entrant Loreen secured a place in the final.
The Germans are richer than ever before, new figures on private assets released this week show – with more than €4.5 trillion stashed in savings accounts, shares and even cash last year.
Moody's Investors Service on Thursday downgraded its long-term ratings on three Swedish banks, believed to be at risk if the European financial crisis deepens.
The Cannes film festival has scrapped the screening of the film "The Anti-Semite", by controversial French comic Dieudonné, an official said on Thursday.
Air France-KLM, the struggling Franco-Dutch airline group, warned on Thursday it was overstaffed but said it was still seeking ways to avoid forced departures as part of its turnaround plans.
International ratings agency Moody's affirmed its top AAA rating for France on Thursday but said it would watch closely the policies of new President Francois Hollande who favours growth above austerity.