France, which is taking over the UN Security Council's rotating presidency in August, will call an emergency ministerial meeting on Syria, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Monday.
French President Francois Hollande visited the Olympic Park in London on Monday following a golden night for France in the swimming pool.
Madonna has blamed a handful of "thugs" for an rowdy outbreak that marred the end of a concert in Paris last week when the star bowed out after barely 45 minutes on stage.
Two young Jewish men and a Muslim man from Berlin have united to launch a joint petition against a German court's recent decision criminalise non-medical circumcision.
A male Berlin-based Whitney Houston impersonator says he has never been so busy – thanks to a mix-up which saw broadcaster CNN use a photograph of him within a series of pictures of the dead singer.
When you travel abroad, how much do you actually experience? We all come back with pictures of ourselves in front of world famous sites and buildings, but we often see little beyond the tourist clichés and samey hotel rooms. Now a new trend, social travelling, is changing all of this.
A woman has been found dead after what is suspected to be an apartment brawl in Malmö on Monday afternoon.
Police at Gardermoen airport in Oslo opted against detaining a man on Sunday evening because he was 'too drunk for his own well being' and instead took him straight to hospital.
More German motorists than ever before are filling up at petrol stations and driving off without paying, a recent study revealed. In 2011 alone there were 85,000 thefts reported – and the majority of culprits were men.
The donor organ waiting list scandal unfolding in a German hospital, where it seem doctors changed medical records to push patients up the lists, could date back nearly 20 years, it emerged on Monday.
Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria has cancelled a planned trip to the Olympic Games in London to stay at home and take care of her daughter Princess Estelle.
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer die more commonly of other causes such as heart disease, indicating that lifestyle changes affect prognosis, according to a new Swedish-American study.
Hundreds of Germany's dirtiest athletes gathered on the banks of the North Sea on Sunday for the Mud Olympics, where competitors squelched around to raise money for a counselling service for cancer patients.
A young Swede's attempt to steal a car on Saturday night ended in a lake near Falun in central Sweden after the teenager attempted to swim away from pursuing police officers.
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Monday they were confident Europe could overcome its debt woes.
A 63-year-old disabled woman from southern Sweden has expressed outrage after being denied by a transportation service for being “too heavy”.
A gang of middle-aged 'old school gangsters' in Marseille has been caught with a stash of firearms, a drugs lab and two kilos of cocaine.
Top Swiss bankers have voiced doubts that the tax deal with the USA will be completed before the end of the year, with some saying agreement may never be reached.
The Swedish economy grew a faster-than-expected 1.4 percent in the second quarter, compared with the first three months of the year, official data showed Monday.
The owner of a security company has gone on hunger strike outside a French tax collectors office, in protest at taxes that he says threaten to sink his firm.
A 26-year-old woman was crushed to death at a paper mill in Iggesund in northern Sweden on Saturday evening after getting stuck between two rolls of paper.
"Even the Kazakhs are laughing at us," the Bild mass circulation newspaper screamed on its front page under an Olympics medal table showing sporting powerhouse Germany with nothing to show for its efforts.
German authorities are said to be investigating a potential link between a former Ku Klux Klan-member police officer, and a neo-Nazi terror group in the killing of a German policewoman. Hers was the last in a string of ten killings.
A controversial new test to detect Down syndrome in unborn babies will come onto the Swiss market in August, something campaigners fear will lead to further stigmatization of sufferers.
South African swimmer Cameron van der Burgh pointed to the heavens in a tribute to deceased Norwegian swimmer Alexander Dale Oen after claiming Olympic gold and new world record in the 100 metre breaststroke on Sunday.
A 34-year-old Londoner has been plucked to safety on the French Atlantic coast after making an impromptu bid to swim across the Atlantic to New York.
An 18-year-old girl has survived after being shot in the head in an apparently unprovoked attack in a Swiss village late on Saturday night.
Norway's prime minister Jens Stoltenberg has expressed confidence that Norway will be able to ride out the crisis in the event of a collapse of the euro, but warned against complacency based on the country's oil wealth.
German prosecutors have charged a man employed at Syria’s embassy in Berlin with spying. He allegedly passed information about dissidents living in Germany to the Assad regime.
In the first instalment of The Local’s exclusive interview with US Ambassador Philip Murphy, America’s top diplomat in Germany stresses the need for a European growth agenda to help stem the euro crisis.
A man in Dalarna in central Sweden has been detained for pouring petrol over his former partner and setting her alight after she told him that she had met a new partner.
Afghan interpreters working for the Swedish armed forces in Mazar-i-Sharif have sought asylum in Sweden, claiming that they will suffer reprisals from the Taliban after the withdrawal of troops in 2014.
Since January 2010 the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) has spent some 7.5 million kronor ($1.1 million) on internal entertainment such as luxury dinners and ski trips, equating to 25,000 kronor per employee.