The blockbuster merger between Swiss commodity giants Glencore and Xstrata is in jeopardy as key shareholder Qatar threatens to block the union in a vote on Friday in search of better terms.
Two dogs involved in a vicious attack on a two-year-old boy in southern Norway this summer will be put down, the National Police Directorate has ruled.
Swedish carmaker Volvo reported an 84 percent drop in operating profit through the first half of the year compared to 2011 amid slumping sales and tough competition.
Relatives of 11 Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre joined survivors and politicians Wednesday to pay tribute at the site of their killings 40 years ago in Germany.
A teacher at a school in south-eastern Norway was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison after she admitted having sex with a 16-year-old pupil on a school trip.
The man behind several fake one-krona coins which mocked Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf, publicly revealed his identity Wednesday, stating the forgery was an "experiment".
A recent attack on FC Cologne defender Kevin Pezzoni and his subsequent decision to quit the league has sent shockwaves throughout Germany's football community and prompted the player to consider filing a legal complaint.
In the wake of the death of Swedish MP William Petzäll from an apparent drug overdose, Swedish journalist and columnist Ola Tedin likens Sweden's "irrational" drugs policy to the Catholic Church's stance on condoms.
Police believe 16-year-old murder victim Sigrid Giskegjerde Schjetne was likely selected at random by the men charged with killing her.
Former Miss Denmark Line Kruuse Nielsen has lost her court case against the south-eastern town of Sandefjord after a fall on the ice there ended her modelling career and left her with lasting injuries.
After records and cassettes, CDs and downloads came streaming – and the idea of on-demand, online music has taken hold. In Germany income from streamed music in Germany was up by more than 40 percent in the first half of this year.
A Swedish church has found itself in the centre of a mystery after English relatives of a gunned down World War II airman realized that an anonymous well-wisher had been planting flowers at the grave since 1943.
The Green Party says it will focus on opposition to large-scale industrial livestock farming during the campaign for next autumn’s general election.
Sweden has slipped a spot to fourth place in the World Economic Forum's ranking of the world's most competitive countries, having been overtaken by Finland as the most competitive country in the European Union.
Parents of a 14-year-old girl who has been missing for nine days have confirmed it is likely she ran away to Italy with a 23-year-old doughnut seller.
A Turkish prosecutor is seeking the conviction of a Swiss police chief for the attempted theft from Turkey of a fragment of marble with archaeological significance.
A Swedish ex-cat owner is furious that her reclusive pet’s ashes were not buried in a private grave, but were rather sent to a mass burial plot in Malmö following a document mix-up.
Neutral cigarette packaging, more taxes and an extension of smoking bans in public areas - these are some of the initiatives announced by France's health minister in a new crackdown on smoking.
A 15-year-old boy from Afghanistan who sewed his mouth shut after his application for Swedish residency was rejected will be deported to Italy, in what a Swedish MEP called a "humanitarian catastrophe in my own country".
American nuclear weapons will not be removed from Germany, despite their departure being a long-term aim of the German government, it has emerged.
An elderly German farmer who sowed bird seed hoping for a crop of sunflowers accidentally started his own cannabis plantation – and was mortified when police arrived to investigate.
More than 150 prostitutes in Geneva are planning to form a trade union, in what would be a first for Switzerland.
Despite pressures from the ongoing euro crisis and economic uncertainty in Europe, Germany held on to sixth place in a new global survey of 144 countries' competitiveness.
Swedish fashion giant H&M, the world's second-largest clothing chain, has called for the Bangladeshi government to raise wages at export factories that employ three million garment workers.
Amid a drop in the number of Swedish school students, many of Sweden’s publicly-financed, privately-run ”free” schools are taking a financial beating that some won't be able to survive.
French judges investigating suspicions that Yasser Arafat was poisoned are seeking to travel to the West Bank where the former Palestinian leader is buried, his widow said in a statement Wednesday.
France's Socialist President François Hollande hoped he could keep his love life private and distinguish himself from his showy predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy. But his feisty first lady appears to have dashed those plans.
A mysterious powder that spurred the evacuation of Switzerland's largest postal service centre turned out to be harmless starch, police in the canton of Zurich said on Wednesday.
Switzerland has the world's most competitive and innovative economy, but some of its European neighbours are faltering and the US has slipped further down the ranking, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said on Wednesday.
Norway, which is to host peace talks between Colombia's leftist FARC rebels and the government, on Tuesday praised both parties for taking a first step towards ending the conflict.
Sweden’s weather agency has reported that this year’s summer was the worst in a dozen years, with the warm air avoiding the country with an “uncanny precision”.
Lufthansa seems set to be hit by a 24-hour strike on Friday, affecting all German airports. Shorter strikes on Tuesday and last Friday already saw hundreds of flights cancelled or delayed and tens of thousands of passengers affected.
Lake Geneva’s principal boat operator smashed multiple passenger records over the summer, bolstered by warm weather and a promotion from Switzerland’s largest bank.
A German man defrosting his ex-wife's freezer found the body of a new born baby that had been there for a decade. State prosecutors said on Tuesday they had begun a manslaughter investigation.
Bar and restaurant workers in Sweden run a higher risk of alcoholism than the rest of the population, with young women at greatest risk, a study published Tuesday showed.
Eager to save money, Norwegian shoppers are streaming over the border in record numbers to avoid hefty domestic prices by instead stocking up on groceries in Sweden, new figures show.
Germany's contribution to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is being challenged by the biggest constitutional complaint in the country’s history, with around 37,000 people asking the Constitutional Court to stop it.