The court case against the man suspected of shooting dead 51-year-old axe-attack victim Esa Rano was interrupted on Thursday by a bomb threat.
A German politician is facing a barrage of criticism after denouncing gay couples as the biggest threat to the country’s prosperity after the euro crisis.
Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in twin attacks in Norway last year, will not lodge an appeal if an Oslo court on Friday sentences him to prison in its much-awaited verdict, his lawyer said.
Angela Merkel and François Hollande will discuss debt-wracked Greece on Thursday after Athens' plea for more time to implement crucial but painful reforms to safeguard its eurozone membership.
A Hamburg man has been fined €60,000 for calling someone an Arschloch in a fight over a parking space, after he angered the judge by hiding his wealth.
The Catholic Church has pressed charges against a trio of Pussy Riot copycats who disrupted a service in Cologne Cathedral on Sunday – if charged and convicted they could be jailed for longer than their heroines.
Police in south-eastern Norway have found millions of kroner buried in the woods almost a year after four masked robbers intercepted a cash transport vehicle near Skedsmo.
When Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were fast asleep in the Royal family’s summer residence Solliden Palace on the Baltic island of Öland, a burglar struck against a property on the estate.
A man who swallowed capsules of cocaine to smuggle into Sweden has been jailed for five years after turning himself into border security at the airport “feeling unwell”.
A man suspected of shooting his girlfriend's three-year-old daughter in a violent rage over the cleanliness of their flat has been charged with the toddler's murder, police said Thursday.
A German airline has revealed plans to build an igloo village in northern Sweden, which a spokesman has labelled as an "alternative to Kiruna's Ice Hotel".
Sony said Thursday it would chop 15 percent of the workforce at its struggling mobile phone unit and move its headquarters to Tokyo from Sweden as the Japanese consumer electronics giant slashes costs.
Swedes were slightly shortchanged on summer this year, with Stockholm only enjoying six days of temperatures over 25 degrees Celsius, compared with 28 days in 2011.
Proposed changes to the law on Swiss nationality could lead to a ten percent drop in the number of residents who become “naturalized” citizens, a new study shows.
A German artist has created a pixellated balaclava, perfect for confusing street cameras in a nation where mistrust of public surveillance is widespread, even if the appetite for Facebook is unabated. Martin Backes spoke to The Local.
German carmaker Opel, a loss-making unit of US giant General Motors, said Thursday it will reduce working hours at two key plants as demand in the European car market slumps.
The federal government has decided to delay by four months the implementation of a law to limit the construction of holiday homes in Switzerland.
After a 100-year wait, a town in central Norway will learn on Friday what’s inside the mystery package left behind by a former mayor.
Swedish police will be questioning Tetra Pak heir Hans Kristian Rausing about his alleged information about the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme in the 1980s, according to a report in the Expressen newspaper.
A 31-year-old woman gave birth to her fifth child in a Paris supermarket on Wednesday after her waters broke while perusing the shelves in the luggage aisle.
French business activity continued to contract in August, but at the slowest pace in six months, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the survey firm Markit.
Authorities in western Germany banned three far-right groups on Thursday and raided around 150 properties in the biggest strike against neo-Nazis ever seen in the region.
Dresden has unveiled the Autotram Extra Grand, an unfeasibly long bus meant to revolutionize public transport systems - combining the capacity of a train with the manoeuvrability of a bus.
A spectacular early morning fire at a warehouse in Morges led to a road closure and the cancellation of several trains on Thursday in the town west of Lausanne in the canton of Vaud.
Prison guards have discovered 15 cannabis plants growing amongst the tomatoes in garden plots used by inmates at Saint-Martin-de-Ré prison in western France.
President François Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron have spoken on the phone about the situation in Syria, in a bid to ensure that the issue remains high on the international agenda.
Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt and his young Jamaican compatriot Yohan Blake will not race each other again this season, Blake's manager, Cubee Seegobin, indicated on Wednesday.
US sprint star and Olympic 100m bronze medallist Justin Gatlin on Wednesday pulled out of Thursday's Diamond League meeting in Lausanne for health reasons, organizers announced.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyer Thursday said he had key information relating to the rape claims his client was facing which would be surprising when revealed, a report said.
Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik wants to address an Oslo court after it hands down its verdict against him, and is writing an autobiography detailing how he prepared for his horrific attacks, his lawyers said on Wednesday.
This Week's Highlights: A family flashlight concert in Munich, poetry on the beach in Hamburg, and city festivals in Frankfurt and Berlin.
Regardless of whether an Oslo court sentences him to prison or closed psychiatric care on Friday, Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik is set to spend his days at a specially-adapted high-security prison.
US business magazine Forbes has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel the world's most powerful woman for the second year running - and for the sixth time overall.
A 28-year-old man has been arrested after kidnapping a mentally handicapped 63-year-old woman in Bordeaux in south-western France in order to force her to marry him and obtain a residence permit.
Greece's prime minister vowed in a German newspaper interview Wednesday to repay the aid it has received to help keep the debt-stricken country afloat and to deliver on its commitments.
Sexually transmitted diseases gonorrhea and chlamydia are continuing to rise among Sweden’s young according to fresh figures from the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet).
The European Commission on Wednesday called for action on French government pledges to ease Roma integration, such as abolishing a tax on employers.
Over the course of 2012 a record number of childcare facilities catering for inconvenient hours will be opened across Sweden, according to a new survey carried out by news agency TT.
A German woman and her son died along with two pilots, while at least three others were badly injured when their plane crashed in Kenya's renowned Maasai Mara national park on Wednesday.