A respected French writer and editor has sparked controversy for his comments on Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, whom he described as "without doubt what Norway deserves".
A Stockholm-area doctor who was fired after being convicted for paying for sex is suing his former employer, arguing his termination violates Swedish employment law.
The family of one of the victims of Anders Behring Breivik's 2011 attacks in Norway has accused police of breach of duty for its slow response to the mass shooting on Utøya island, the police's internal affairs division said on Wednesday.
The Norwegian defence ministry has given the all-clear for uniformed soldiers to wear religious headgear such as turbans, hijabs and kippahs.
A rabbi was attacked in broad daylight by four youths in front of his six-year-old daughter, police in Berlin said Wednesday, apparently because he was wearing traditional Jewish headgear.
Paule Bronzini, France's oldest woman, has died at the age of 112, her retirement home announced on Wednesday.
A bag of Indian diplomatic mail is set to be delivered more than 46 years late after it was found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps, close to where an Air India plane crashed in January 1966.
An antifascist group has claimed responsibility for chopping down a tree planted at the weekend to mark Germany’s worst xenophobic attack in Rostock 20 years ago, saying the tree was a “slap in the face” to the victims.
France's Socialist government unveiled plans Wednesday to subsidize the creation of tens of thousands of jobs for marginalised youth despite efforts to rein in the state budget deficit.
A 36-year-old convicted drug smuggler who fled prison in Sweden in 2004 by feigning illness has been caught in Spain after a massive international man hunt that lasted eight years.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hailed Italy's reform measures on Wednesday and said they would soon return the country to better economic shape, as Italy's leader said markets were now recognising the efforts.
The detonation of a WWII bomb in Munich's Schwabing district on Tuesday caused massive damage to surrounding buildings, leaving a huge, unanswered question about who would pay to fix it all, as well as a big hole in the ground.
Those who try to explain away the racism experienced by Somalis in Forserum in south central Sweden are simply adding insult to injury, argues local Green Party politician Etelka Huber.
Spain midfielder Javier Martinez looked set to sign for Bayern Munich on Wednesday after passing a medical in the Bavarian capital, according to German media. Yet his club said he did not have permission to take the test.
South American nations’ support of Ecuador over the country's decision to grant aslylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be seen as a criticism of Sweden, Brazil’s foreign minister Antonio Patriota said in Stockholm on Wednesday.
The 6-year-old girl who disappeared Tuesday afternoon in southern Sweden was found alive and well after an intensive search by police that spanned almost 24 hours.
Mullah Krekar, the founder of a radical Iraqi Kurdish Islamist group, has been sentenced to a year in jail in Norway for issuing threats against Norwegians, an Oslo court announced on Wednesday.
Dozens of students at the Oslo International Bible College have claimed they were exposed by staff members to threats, harassment and accusations of witchcraft.
A popular initiative launched this week aims to freeze Swiss electricity consumption at 2011 levels over the next 24 years in a bid to encourage power efficiency and cut waste.
Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has taken its first step into the South American market with the announcement that a branch of the Swedish fashion giant will open in Chile next year.
Pedestrians in Berlin are having a hard time crossing the road, environmentalists said on Tuesday. Traffic lights often leave only seconds to cross, and pedestrians spend forever waiting for the green light.
New details have emerged about the types of harassment suffered by members of the Somali community in Forserum in south central Sweden, with integration minister Erik Ullenhag upbraiding local politicians for trying to belittle the problem.
Germany could be hit by dreaded inflation if the European Central Bank (ECB) is prevented from buying bonds issued by countries like Italy and Spain, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti warned on Wednesday.
German diplomats are struggling to gloss over the fact that President Joachim Gauck – a democracy activist in East Germany - is reluctant to have anything to do with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, a former KGB officer.
Switzerland’s price regulator is proposing scrapping the country’s radio and TV licence fee by generating equivalent revenue from an increase in value-added tax (VAT).
One of Sweden’s most well-known icons, The Swedish Chef from The Muppets, may actually be speaking Norwegian – at least that’s what one US based online magazine has concluded.
A plumber from Evreux, between Paris and Rouen, has been harassed by fans of French band Tyro since his number was accidentally quoted in their new album.
French bankers and high earners could be relocating from Paris to London to escape high taxes, new reports suggest.
France has been victim of a spate of website attacks by Islamist hackers, Group HP-Hack, in the past few days.
German shipbuilder P+S applied for bankruptcy on Wednesday, after negotiations with its clients and suppliers failed. The move leaves around 2,000 fearing for their jobs.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on Tuesday warned against the possibility of sectarian tensions in Syria after the inevitable departure of President Bashar al-Assad.
The gardener charged with the murder of a British expat in southwestern France had a history of violence against his suspected victim and had attempted to suffocate her weeks before her disappearance, investigators believe.
Sprinting legend Usain Bolt and 800m world record-holder David Rudisha will headline a stellar track and field line-up at Thursday's Diamond League meeting in Zurich.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative union hit a four-year high in a voter poll this week, as disillusioned followers of her junior coalition partner the Free Democratic Party switch their support.
Swedish security service Säpo will be making major staff cutbacks due to “economic strain”, news that comes shortly after revelations of their 5.3 million kronor ($802,500) James Bond-themed party last year.
Structural engineers were examining buildings in central Munich on Wednesday after the detonation of a 250-kilo World War II bomb on Tuesday night. The huge explosion caused a fireball, smashed windows and set nearby buildings alight.
Norway's Statoil on Tuesday said it would vastly expand its prospecting efforts in the Arctic, thought to hold one of the world's largest untouched deposits of oil and natural gas.
A whiff of scandal is hanging over this year’s Mister Switzerland pageant with accusations flying that the winner, a pizza delivery business manager from the canton of Saint Gallen, “bought” votes that allowed him to win.
Having a smaller family is a springboard for giving future generations the chance of greater prosperity, according to a Swedish study published on Wednesday.