The Iraqi founder of the Iraqi Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam is being prosecuted in Norway for inciting terrorist acts, the public prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.
Police have admitted that none of the more than a dozen Stockholm school students nabbed in a high-profile drug raid tested positive for drugs and no charges were filed, raising questions about the police's methods in the case.
A 26-year-old motorist who advised a policeman to wipe his bottom with a traffic ticket has been cleared of any wrongdoing by a court in northern Norway.
A respected economics institute has suggested a one-off tax for the wealthiest in Germany, to raise €230 billion to shore up national debt. Would such a measure kill investment in the country or is it a fair idea? Have your say.
Fredrik Reinfeldt filed a formal divorce application on Wednesday at the Stockholm District Court, seeking to ending what had been a 20 year marriage with his wife Filippa.
A scandal over a botched probe of ten murders blamed on German neo-Nazis felled the third top official this month as the head of a state intelligence service stepped down Wednesday.
Animal lovers have expressed outrage after an official at the Swiss environment ministry said all stray cats should be killed.
Three men were jailed Tuesday after they savagely attacked a man involved in a cannabis scam where ordinary grass was sold instead of marijuana.
Three German dolphins are looking for a new home after zoo officials in Münster said they were closing the dolphinarium because they did not have enough money to upgrade it.
The Swiss federal administration awarded 361 contracts last year without first putting the requests out to tender, a newspaper report says.
British police were on Wednesday investigating the mysterious death of Eva Rausing, wife of the heir to the Tetra Pak packaging fortune, after arresting a man reported to be her husband.
A TV report into the daily work of President François Hollande revealed secret files by mistake.
Over 15 percent of cigarettes in France are fake or have been smuggled into the country, a recent survey reveals.
A German kindergarten teacher is being hailed as a heroine for leaping down a mineshaft after a three-year-old and then holding him above water, keeping him warm with her body heat until they could be rescued.
The former leader of a German state has been accused of breach of trust over a multi-billion-euro buy-back of energy company shares - for nearly a billion euros too much - bypassing parliament just before an election.
A male employee at a preschool in southern Sweden previously held on remand following accusations that he sexually assaulted several children at the school was released on Wednesday, but suspicions against him remain.
Oslo Mayor Fabian Stang wants to ban begging in the Norwegian capital amid a controversy over the erection this week of a temporary Roma camp outside a city church.
With the summer holiday season in full swing, The Local scoured the streets of Stockholm for tips about Swedes' favourite domestic travel destinations outside the Swedish capital.
A respected German economics institute has suggested that wealthy people be hit with a capital tax, some of which they could get back with interest. Such a move could raise around €230 billion, it said.
Chancellor Angela Merkel did not rule out selling tanks to the Indonesian government, while on a trip there talking with top politicians there about close political and economic cooperation.
French first lady Valérie Trierweiler has not joined her partner François Hollande on official visits abroad since she caused uproar over an indiscreet tweet last month.
A Turkish national was convicted in a Moscow court on bribery and extortion charges and sentenced to five years behind bars for helping a Swedish executive at retail giant Ikea extort a bribe, Russian police said.
Humans make king penguins stressed, but the regal birds chill out over time as they get more used to people's presence, a Swiss study shows.
Lucasfilm, the production company of Star Wars director George Lucas, has lost its bid to prevent a Swedish firm from registering the trademark "Brandroid" despite concerns it is too similar to other Lucasfilm "droid" trademarks.
The Swedish company boss jailed in the Central African Republic on murder suspicions has been temporarily released, claiming that judges have realized they have no proof against him.
Global oil prices slid on Tuesday after Norway halted an oil workers' strike that threatened production and news of weak Chinese crude imports raised demand concerns.
French President Francois Hollande took a cup of tea with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on Tuesday, with both heads of state speaking in each others' languages.
French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron tried Tuesday to laugh off a rocky start to their relationship despite lingering differences over the eurozone crisis.
German authorities investigating suspected tax fraud have started nationwide raids of many Credit Suisse bank clients, the Handelsblatt financial daily reported Wednesday.
Women who consume moderate amounts of alcohol can lower their risk of contracting rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new Swedish study.
The death of a 10-year-old boy who was found buried under sand on a German island has been declared an accident. Experts believe the hole he was digging collapsed, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa vowed Tuesday his government would not yield to pressure from Britain, Sweden or the United States in deciding whether to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
British police on Tuesday arrested a 49-year-old man, reported to be the heir to the Tetra Pak packaging fortune, after his wife was found dead at their luxury London home.
German tax authorities searched the homes of Credit Suisse bank clients across Germany after a bank worker tipped them off about a tax fiddle used by thousands of people, a financial newspaper reported on Wednesday.
The 1972 World Chess Championship between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky was almost abandoned but for a timely intervention from German arbiter Lothar Schmid. He tells the story on its 40th anniversary.