Egyptian-Swedish businessman Refaat el-Sayed, who was once named "Swede of the Year" before being jailed for fraud, is wanted by Interpol for suspected fraud in Egypt.
The mother of a two-month old infant who was found dead in a home in a small community near Nyköping in eastern Sweden on Thursday is suspected of killing her own child before injuring herself.
The French government rejected calls on Thursday for the army to be sent in to crack down on drug dealers in Marseille, but promised a tough response to a wave of deadly shootings.
A powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Norway’s Jan Mayen island in the Arctic Ocean on Thursday afternoon.
Germany won its first medal in this year's Paralympic Games on Thursday after triumphing in the air rifle shooting. Manuela Schmermund had already bagged a silver medal in the Beijing Paralympics, and gold in Athens.
The family of a 28-year-old Swede who died after drinking a "poison mojito" while holidaying on an Indonesian island wants to warn others about the dangers of downing moonshine-tainted drinks.
German scientists say they have found a link between Internet addiction and a specific genetic mutation that also plays a role in nicotine addiction.
International students should not be given top priority for student housing in Oslo at the expense of first-year students from other parts of Norway, a student council has ruled.
Increasing numbers Swedish women are becoming compulsive gamblers according to a new report, results which have left experts surprised and demanding new regulations.
It may be time for Germany to begin putting away the Birkenstocks, as rain clouds will begin rolling in over the coming few days to signal the end of a fickle summer, national weather service the DWD said on Thursday.
A Swiss music teacher has been charged with infecting at least 16 people, mostly his students, with HIV – after telling them he was a healer and the blood injections would “open their third eyes”.
German fashion house Jil Sander has launched a men’s hand bag which is not only designed to look like an ordinary brown paper bag – it is a brown paper bag. But at a price of €190, throwing it away after one use would be a mistake.
A research team set off for northern Sweden on Thursday to get to the bottom a "Ghost Rocket" sighting from 1980 that has been labelled as “the biggest UFO mystery in the world” and which the Swedish military kept classified for years.
A dead infant and a seriously injured woman were found at a home in Nyköping in eastern Sweden on Thursday.
Swiss-American artist Christian Marclay likes nothing more than to shred things up and then splice them back together in unexpected ways, writes contributor George Mills.
Surgeons in Cologne have removed a 14-kilo tumour from a woman, whose internal organs were being squashed so badly she was in danger of serious complications. It was about the weight of four newborn babies.
Results of an analysis of DNA samples due next week are expected to be crucial in the ongoing probe into the suspected murder of Semhar, a 12-year-girl found dead in her Geneva home last week.
A man with a history of sexual offences lied to police when questioned about his whereabouts in the case of the disappearance of 16-year-old Sigrid Giskegjerde Schjetne, according to reports.
Experts have finally managed to capture Switzerland’s most famous bird in order to replace a faulty tracking device.
The Swedish government has announced plans to spend three billion kronor ($451 million) for advanced research over the next ten years, explaining the country’s current output lacks a “cutting edge”.
The German insurance company that rewarded its top-sellers with a prostitute sex party in Hungary also paid for employees to visit brothels and swingers clubs in Majorca and Jamaica, according to a new report.
A five-year-old boy who was caught up in a hostage situation in Malmö in southern Sweden on Thursday morning is safe after a man who barricaded himself in an apartment emerged voluntarily.
Lufthansa passengers could face delays and cancellations on Friday, as the airline’s cabin staff are due to go on strike. They are not announcing any details until six hours beforehand, in order to try to hinder countermeasures.
A lion cub of four and a half months escaped from its owner in a town in western France, prompting a search party of police and firemen to gather to ensure her safe return.
This Week's Highlights: Classical music in Berlin, Indian dance in Munich, and a mediaeval festival stomps through Hamburg.
A socialist politician has made an appeal for supervised “shoot-up rooms” to be made available to drug users in towns across France.
Former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been offered €250,000 to speak at a Morgan Stanley conference, according to weekly satirical paper Le Canard Enchainé.
German leader Angela Merkel said Thursday there was "absolute political will" to strengthen the euro, as she held talks with China's premier Wen Jiabao on the eurozone crisis.
New Zealand's Valerie Adams crushed her rivals in the women's shot put in the Diamond League meeting in Zurich on Wednesday.
Archaeologists digging in an area being renovated in Geneva’s Old Town recently stumbled upon a major find.
Four former family ministers have joined forces to warn against the controversial child care payment which their successor plans to pay to parents who do not send their toddlers to state-subsidised day care.
Ecuador's president fears Julian Assange would not get a fair trial in the United States and has insisted that Britain and Sweden guarantee they will not extradite the WikiLeaks founder.
German Nobel laureate Harald zur Hausen received significant support on Thursday for his call for boys to get vaccines given to girls to protect against cervical cancer. A report in the journal Nature says everyone should get the jabs.
Men who eat chocolate enjoy a lower risk of stroke according to a new Swedish study, which tested 37,000 men and the long-term results of their sweet-toothed habits.
The Swedish government on Wednesday announced plans to invest 55 billion kronor ($8.2 billion) to improve its railway network, after a summer marked by a series of technical problems.