The sale of 22 Gripen fighter jets from Sweden to Switzerland was confirmed on Tuesday for a price of more than 3 billion francs ($3.1 billion).
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to make her second trip of the year to China this week, with her eyes on getting Chinese support for the European debt crisis.
French officials said Tuesday they will present an action plan next month to improve the country's export competitiveness and reach the government's goal of eliminating the non-energy trade deficit.
Billionairess Eva Rausing claimed to know who killed Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. Rausing, who died last month, made the claims in emails to an expert on the murder, adding she feared for her life.
French prosecutors have opened a murder enquiry into Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's 2004 death near Paris, sources close to the matter told AFP on Tuesday.
The sale of 22 Gripen fighter jets from Sweden to Switzerland was confirmed on Tuesday for a price of more than 3 billion Swiss francs ($3.1 billion).
Not only did the German national hockey team win Olympic gold this summer – they proved themselves champions in destructive partying – and are now facing a bill for half a million euros for their post-victory celebrations.
Berlin's Egyptian Museum said on Monday it will celebrate the centenary of the discovery of the 3,400-year-old fabled bust of Egypt's Queen Nefertiti amid an ongoing feud with Cairo over its ownership.
The sale of false work permits to immigrants is causing more problems for Swedish police, who claim that the documents are being sold for up to 250,000 kronor ($38,100) by criminals who are proving very difficult to catch.
Swiss skier Beat Feuz has had to return home after injuring his knee during a fall in super-G training in the Argentinian resort of Ushuaia.
A lesbian couple in County Östergötland has reported the county council to the Swedish Equality Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen, DO), for making them pay 3,000 kronor ($457) for two inseminations.
Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg announced new anti-terror measures Tuesday to improve shortcomings highlighted by Anders Behring Breivik's twin attacks, and said he would not resign despite criticism.
Lufthansa cabin crews will go on an open-ended strike any day now – but will not say when for tactical reasons, their trade union said on Tuesday.
The number of German pensioners working “mini-jobs” to supplement their income has risen by 60 percent since 2000, it was revealed on Tuesday. The figures prompted warnings of an old-age poverty epidemic.
Hollywood superstar George Clooney made a brief public appearance on Monday in Geneva's Old Town, where he helped raise $625,000 from expat Americans for the re-election of US President Barack Obama.
A teacher from Halden in south-eastern Norway has admitted to having abused her position to convince a 16-year-old pupil to have sex with her.
The Local catches up with 22-year-old Swedish golf pro Alexander Björk, Sweden’s first sportsman – and the world’s first golfer – to be listed on a stock exchange.
Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes in Munich on Monday night after the disposal of a 250-kilo World War II bomb proved more complicated than expected. “It could go off at any time,” said a fire department spokesman.
Turkish President Abdullah Gül has cancelled a planned visit to Sweden on health grounds following his hospitalization for an ear infection, Sweden said on Tuesday.
A 12-year-old girl found dead in an apartment in the canton of Geneva was raped before being murdered by a friend of her mother's, according to a news report.
A Christian French man living in Morocco has been buried in a Muslim cemetery after the body was mistaken for a relative by another family.
Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels have agreed to open peace negotiations October 5th in Norway and then shift the talks to Cuba, former vice president Francisco Santos said Monday.
An 80-year-old man was left lying in bed for a week with a broken neck at a care home in western Sweden after his care assistants failed to notice that anything was amiss.
Police are searching for a woman after a new born baby was taken from a hospital in Marseille early Tuesday morning.
Switzerland has proposed that former UN war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte join the UN commission investigating rights abuses in conflict-torn Syria, the government said on Tuesday.
French President François Hollande called on Monday for strengthening the role of the eurogroup of finance ministers and more frequent summits of leaders to tackle the eurozone debt crisis.
A new interpretation of an old law means that only motorists can shop at late-night petrol stations in Bavaria – leading to the absurd rule that only people in cars can buy alcohol after the state’s 8pm compulsory store closing time.
President François Hollande has lost 11 points in popularity with the French public in the last month, according to a new poll by Ipsos for weekly magazine Le Point.
Anglo-Swedish drugs giant AstraZeneca on Tuesday named Frenchman Pascal Soriot, the current boss of Roche's pharmaceuticals division, as its new chief executive.
NATO named a female Norwegian diplomat on Tuesday in a new role created at the nuclear-armed military alliance to promote the role of women in ending conflict.
When German-born Eva Loeffler helped her father organise a sports tournament for wounded World War II soldiers in 1948, she had no idea the contest would grow into the Paralympic Games.
French rocker Johnny Hallyday, a legend in his homeland, was treated in a Caribbean hospital Monday after being rushed there by helicopter but was quickly released.
The government plans to budget for 400 new spots for engineering students at Sweden's universities next year in an effort to boost the country's corps of capable engineers.
A Chinese businessman who sparked a bout of anxious introspection in France with his purchase of an historic Burgundy vineyard is a low-profile casino executive with a passion for wine, friends and analysts said.
Police moved in Tuesday morning to restrain dozens of environmental activists demonstrating against a planned limestone quarry on the Baltic island of Gotland.
A German teenager was killed on Tuesday when his flat blew up, throwing him from the third-floor window. Police have launched a murder investigation and arrested the father of the boy’s girlfriend.
Voters in the canton of Neuchâtel will decide next month on the fate of a controversial proposed regional train line and associated improvements costing almost one billion francs ($1 billion).
Swedish social media entrepreneur Erik Wachtmeister on Monday announced the launch of a new social networking site targeting the "top one percent" of internet users, called Best of All Worlds.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected calls to give tax breaks to gay couples equal to those available to married heterosexual couples.