Switzerland’s national Olympic committee has banned two athletes from competing for two years for possession and attempted use of illegal doping substances purchased online.
A Geneva court on Thursday jailed a 33-year-old Indian restaurant owner for five years for attempting to hire a hit man to kill an employee he believed was carrying on with his wife.
Well-heeled foreigners may in the future need to pay Switzerland more to keep their low tax Alpine refuge, but angry Swiss still want to end the sweet deals.
Sweden's famed 17th century Vasa warship, housed in a Stockholm museum, is deteriorating faster than previously believed despite renewed preservation efforts, researchers have warned.
As Sweden's top ice hockey league, the Elitserien, kicks off play for the 2012-2013 season on Thursday night, The Local unveils the top five little-known facts you and your puck-buddies might not have known about the league.
A doctor in central Sweden has come under fire for taking a child with an underlying trauma to a medium, in in an attempt to cure the girl via contact with one of the girl’s dead relatives.
A German book dealer has found a letter seemingly written by Margaret Thatcher to her husband Denis and family, thanking them for their support during her political career – it was tucked away in a copy of her autobiography.
Muslim leaders in France, home to Europe's largest Islamic community, called for calm Thursday after an anti-Islam film sparked anti-US violence in North Africa and the Middle East.
German hypochondriacs may have to cope alone soon, as 30 doctors' associations have voted to close their practices and go on strike some time before the end of September.
Former Real Madrid and Chelsea star Claude Makelele was cleared by a French court on Thursday of assaulting his British ex-girlfriend.
A French man Thursday became the first person to be convicted under a new law aimed at clamping down on film and music piracy when he was fined €150 ($193) for illegally downloading Rihanna songs.