Swiss national train operator SBB said on Friday it is to meet Apple representatives after the tech giant used its famous clock design on a new application for iPad and iPhone without prior agreement.
Differences between France and Germany on solving the eurozone crisis are increasingly evident, with Paris pushing with more urgency than Berlin for banking reform and a Spanish bailout.
Maritime transport company Brittany Ferries suspended all its services between Britain, France, Ireland and Spain on Friday following a series of wildcat strikes by French employees.
Swiss hand grenades exported to the United Arab Emirates were sent on to war-torn Syria, Swiss authorities said on Friday, confirming reports that caused outcry in the fervently neutral country.
The pope on Friday urged French bishops to fight for the traditional family based on marriage between a man and a woman, saying the battle "is not reactionary."
Dancing enthusiasts are holding a demonstration in central Stockholm on Saturday to protest against a rule in Sweden that forbids bar patrons from breaking into dance at establishments that don't have a specific dance license.
Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators gathered in central Oslo on Friday afternoon for a peaceful protest against an anti-Islam film, while some 150 radical Islamists gathered outside the US embassy.
The first ever Swedish-owned champagne house recently opened up its gates in northern France, promising a comprehensive environment policy and “honesty in the bottle”, The Local's Rebecca Martin discovers.
French filmmaker Luc Besson cut the ribbon Friday on his "Film City", a vast studio complex created in a disused power station to offer Hollywood-style facilities right on the edge of Paris.
The executive boards of Germany's top companies are set to become 40 percent female, after the upper house of the parliament, the Bundesrat, voted for a gender quota on Friday. Two conservative states supported the centre-left proposal.
A man accused of stealing the ashes of his ex-girlfriend’s dead son to blackmail her for €10,000 went on trial on Thursday in a district court in Gera, eastern Germany.
The night he was murdered on a Stockholm street, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme requested protection from security service Säpo, but the call went unanswered, the slain politician's son has claimed.
The Swedish Competition Authority (Konkurrensverket) Swedish Hockey League’s ban on offering short-term contracts to lock-out affected NHL players for short-term contracts is in breach of competition laws.
After a long wait, the iPhone 5 hit Germany on Friday, where the country's 10 Apple shops were hit with a wave of mayhem as fans from across the world grappled to own the latest in smartphone technology.
French glossy Closer commissioned an Irish photographer to take the topless shots of Prince William's wife Catherine and can make a fortune selling them, celebrity photographer Pascal Rostain said Friday.
Germany’s upper house of parliament has halted a new law affecting citizens' data privacy that caused a scandal earlier this year, when it was passed by the lower house in just 57 seconds.
About 10,000 Bangladeshis took to the streets of Dhaka on Friday to demonstrate against an anti-Islam film made in the US and cartoons in a French satirical magazine caricaturing the Prophet Muhammad.
France has finally come to terms with its role in the deportation of thousands of Jews to Nazi death camps, President François Hollande said Friday as he inaugurated a new Holocaust memorial centre.
Bargain hunters who queued outside stores of the recently bankrupted Swedish home electronics chain Expert were left disappointed as the shelves were found to be empty long before any of the customers entered.
Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg on Friday announced a major reshuffle of his centre-left government as he prepares for a tough re-election battle in next year's legislative polls.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen called Friday for a ban on wearing Muslim veils and Jewish skullcaps in public, adding to religious tensions sparked by cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
The trial of an alleged far-left radical accused of involvement in the deadly 1975 attack on an OPEC summit began on Friday in Frankfurt, following her extradition from France last year.
Fresh rumours have surfaced of mass job cuts at Deutsche Bank, a daily paper revealed on Friday. Several thousand jobs could be lost amid restructuring aimed at saving the company billions.
Bloody clashes and violence flared Friday as Pakistan shut down for mass protests against a US-made anti-Islam film that has fanned global Muslim anger, inflamed further by French cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
A Swedish prosecutor has closed a preliminary inquiry into a controversial defence deal to help Saudi Arabia build an arms factory, prosecutors said Friday.
Looking to head to Munich this year for Oktoberfest? The Local has put together a guide to the world’s biggest beer bash that might get you out of Bavaria alive.
A 29-year-old German cook was fined €300 and had his potato cannon confiscated after customs officers searched his car as he crossed the border from Switzerland.
Attacks by hardcore fans of Serie A side Napoli left three more Swedes hurt following a Europa League match Thursday in the southern Italian port city, reports said.
In a first for Switzerland, Bern's parliament has set a quota requiring at least 35 percent of the top positions in the city's administration to be filled by women.
France's Constitutional Council on Friday rejected a request by animal-rights activists to ban bullfighting in the southern areas where it is still authorised.
A Swedish researcher has won the Ig Nobel prize for improbable research after he solved the mystery of why people’s hair was inexplicably turning green in southern Sweden last year.
A Chinese wood-eating beetle has invaded western Germany, wildlife experts said on Thursday. They fear the insect's ferocious appetite could force authorities to chop down 300 trees in the city of Bonn.
Apple's flagship store in France was doing a roaring trade in the sale of the iPhone 5 on Friday as a threatened strike by workers over a pay dispute failed to materialise.
For the first time in 17 years, the Swiss parliament has decided to raise the price for the mandatory annual sticker - or vignette - that allows motorists access to the nation's motorways.
A German satirical magazine has entered the row over an anti-Islam video by printing a picture of the former German first lady in the arms of a turban-clad man with a dagger. The move comes during protests across the Arab world.
The former boss of a UBS trader accused of losing the Swiss bank $2.3 billion in "rogue trades" turned a blind eye to his excessive deals due to the profits they reaped, a London court heard Thursday.
A Norwegian appeals court upheld on Thursday the guilty verdicts of two men in a plot to bomb a Danish newspaper that had published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, local media said.
A 24-year-old man armed with a knife attacked a bodyguard outside the government offices of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt at Rosenbad in central Stockholm, according to a report in the Aftonbladet newspaper.
German police have been left baffled by a toilet-paper thief in their own ranks after a two-year hunt. The mystery culprit could not be flushed out even after a hidden camera usually reserved for organized criminals had been installed to find him.
The effects of cash transport firm Panaxia’s bankruptcy have spread to convenient store chains Pressbyrån and Seven Eleven, according to a report by Swedish business newspaper Dagens Industri (DI).
An Uppsala doctor is under investigation for child pornography crimes after being caught with thousands of images of naked children on his phone.