Just two weeks after US company Netflix announced plans to expand to the Nordic countries, TV hit maker HBO on Thursday said it was preparing to launch an internet-streaming service in the region later this year.
Just two weeks after US company Netflix announced plans to expand to the Nordic countries, TV-hit maker HBO on Thursday revealed plans to launch an internet-streaming service in the region later this year.
A German consumer group has criticised McDonald’s and a reading promotion campaign for a scheme to give children a book with every Happy Meal they are bought this month.
Germany wants to change confusing laws that subjects fast food stands to differing amounts of tax depending on whether their customers sit or stand to eat.
Some 160 workers in Norway's oil sector will walk off the job on Sunday unless they reach a wage negotiation deal with employers, their union said on Friday, though production would not be affected.
Sweden said Friday it would donate 25 million kronor ($3.7 million) to the UN refugee agency to help the humanitarian aid effort in Syria.
Police commandos on Thursday stormed a call-shop to rescue a five-year-old girl who had been snatched by her mother's former partner. He kidnapped the child in hope of having more contact with his ex.
With major oil investments and low interests rates helping to fuel the job market, Norway’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.6 percent in August.
With foreign student enrollment down after the introduction of tuition fees, Swedish universities are urging the government to provide more scholarships to help attract non-European students to Sweden.
The man who gave millions of German teenagers their first information about sex and love has died at 85. Bravo magazine's original “Dr Sommer” Martin Goldstein gave frank advice to readers after spending his own childhood dodging Nazis.
Hundreds of unsolved cases of deadly violence in Sweden deserve further investigation, criminology professor and crime fiction writer Leif GW Persson said in a new report released on Friday.
Air traffic in and out of Frankfurt airport, Europe’s third busiest, struggled to normalise on Friday afternoon after hundreds of flights were cancelled due to a Lufthansa cabin crew strike. The effects were felt throughout Europe.
A Dane who thought he had felled two massive wild boars on a recent hunting trip in southern Sweden is facing criminal suspicions after it turned out the animals were actually Highland bulls.
Swedish artist Lars Vilks has defened his decision to speak at an anti-Islamic conference in New York on September 11th, claiming he would also accept an invitation from the Ku Klux Klan.
The Cologne zoo director received so many threats since shooting dead a tiger which had killed a keeper that the zoo has removed its Facebook page from the internet.
After a warmer than usual August and a heatwave that ended last week, Switzerland is suddenly bracing for a hint of winter.
Europe's largest consumer electronics fair welcomed thousands of visitors to Berlin on Friday morning, where more than 1,400 exhibitors were displaying their latest and greatest products.
The failure of a 25-year-old Swedish woman to return home from a recent trip to an Egyptian resort in Sharm el Sheikh has sparked concern among relatives and prompted police to issue missing persons appeal.
The daylight attack of a Berlin rabbi in front of his young daughter sparked fury in Germany, with some Jewish groups saying they feared a rise in anti-Semitic behaviour and calling for the country's large Muslim community to take action.
A camera hidden for one year in the ladies’ toilets of the Normandy Chamber of Agriculture is being investigated by the Caen police.
Rural petrol stations in France are struggling to put in place a new three-cent reduction in fuel prices, claiming they cannot afford it.
A 29-year-old witness charged on Thursday with giving false testimony has said he regrets going to the police and has nothing to do with the disappearance of 16-year-old Sigrid Giskegjerde Schjetne.
A new Geneva bridge with an unusual design was officially inaugurated on Thursday after being entirely financed by the foundation that owns the Rolex watch company.
Julian Assange expects to remain holed up in Ecuador's London embassy for up to a year as the two countries struggle to resolve a diplomatic row over the controversial WikiLeaks founder.
A French minister has criticised a website rating MPs’ performance across the country, calling it "dangerous" and "wicked".
German traffic police who stopped a car for driving erratically found the body of the driver’s father stuffed behind the back seat. It appears he starved to death.
The driver of a Belgian bus that crashed in a Swiss alpine tunnel in March killing 22 children and six adults had heart problems but it was impossible to say if they caused the accident, investigators said in a report on Thursday.
France and Spain united on Thursday in calling for decisive eurozone action to curb crippling borrowing rates, which threaten to push Madrid into seeking a full bailout.
Stockholm football club AIK achieved a stunning two goal away victory over CSKA Moscow to advance to the next round of the Europa League tournament.
Jamaican sprint duo Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake dominated the 100 and 200m at the Diamond League meet in Zurich on Thursday, but Kenyan 800m star David Rudisha was upstaged by Ethiopian novice Mohammed Aman.
The long wait for Swedish work permits facing talented computer programmers from other countries has prompted the Swedish games industry to put pressure on the government to cut processing times.
One man is dead and four others were injured on Thursday following an explosion at a brand new building for curing Gruyère cheeses in the canton of Fribourg.
Pope Benedict dropped an injunction against a German satire magazine for picturing him with yellow stains down the front of his cassock, just hours before the case was due to be heard in court.
Modern art giants Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp have been pitted directly against one another for the first time in a new exhibit which opened this week at the Stockholm's Moderna Museet, the AFP's Camille Bas-Wohlert explains.
A dead woman was found by emergency crews battling a house fire in northern Sweden on Thursday, leading police to issue an arrest warrant for a man they believe murdered the woman.
Lufthansa cancelled "a large part" of its 360 scheduled flights in and out of Frankfurt on Friday morning owing to walkouts by cabin staff, the company said.