Israeli security forces stopped a group of 20 pro-Palestinian activists who arrived on a flight from Switzerland on Friday and were expected to expel them, police said.
France's ambassador to Syria travelled to the flashpoint city of Hama to show solidarity with the victims of a crackdown on anti-government protestors, officials said on Friday.
German prosecutors said Friday that they have withdrawn a demand for ex-Nazi camp guard John Demjanjuk to return to jail pending appeals of his conviction for assisting in killing nearly 30,000 Jews.
Europe's rights court on Friday rejected two cases brought by Muslims against Switzerland's constitutional ban on the construction of new minarets.
Former French president Jacques Chirac once described Nicolas Sarkozy as “the most gifted politician of his generation”. But, as The Local’s Martin Untersinger explains, the light of love has long since disappeared from a relationship that once crackled with mutual admiration.
Events at a scandal-struck nursing home in Norrköping, in central Sweden, are now under investigation, both by the police and Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen).
The security of German government computer systems has come into question after hackers broke into the Customs Administration’s servers and stole data on Thursday night.
Social Democratic leader Håkan Juholt is promising that his speech in Almedalen on Friday evening will unveil no fewer than 21 concrete points on labour and employment reforms.
Sixty-six years after the end of World War II, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has been stripped of his honorary citizenship in the Austrian city where he was born.
50 percent of Swedes drive their cars every day, according to a survey conducted by auto group BIL Sweden and Sweden's National Automotive Association (Motorbranschens Riksförbund - MRF) published on Friday.
A senior MP from Angela Merkel’s conservatives has admitted he is an alcoholic and checked himself in for treatment after fleeing the scene of a minor car accident on Saturday night.
German football legend Franz Beckenbauer has accused European members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of voting against Munich 2018 Winter Olympics bid in order to further their own interests.
Sweden's privately-owned pharmacies are suffering from financial troubles. The largest player on Sweden's pharmacy market, Apotek Hjärtat, has reported a loss of 358 million kronor ($56.4 million) after taxes, reports financial newspaper Dagens Industri.
Scientists in Saxony have discovered 290-million-year-old fossil skeletons of a previously unknown, tree-dwelling lizard species in a perfectly preserved petrified forest that casts new light on the habits of ancient reptiles.
The self-taught Belgian cartoonist behind the Smurfs is getting some long-awaited recognition with a first-ever retrospective of his work that opened in Paris on Thursday, some weeks after the publication of a controversial book by a French scholar.
A French court on Friday delayed its ruling on whether the new head of the IMF, former French finance minister Christine Lagarde, will face a criminal probe over her handling of a tycoon's lawsuit.
French paraglider Xavier Murillo was found dead on Thursday high up in the Peruvian Andes after disappearing for six days, police said. The 55-year-old's body was found tangled up with his glider.
A Swedish neo-Nazi political party is planning to gather this weekend in Höör, in southern Sweden, where they are organising a summer camp for their supporters and their families.
Police divers recovered on Thursday the body of a 20-year-old South Korean woman who went missing on a French lake earlier this week, emergency services said.
French prosecutors began Friday a preliminary inquiry into an allegation by a young writer that former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her in 2003, judicial sources said.
A dog sitter who was walking a pit bull on a leash along the streets of Préverenges, near Lausanne, was convicted of negligence a year and a half after the dog attacked an 11-month-old baby.
A Swedish woman who went berserk after being groped in the underground station will not be charged with assault, according to Swedish newspaper Metro.
Södertörn's fire department, just south of Stockholm, is being sued for actively choosing to hire women and people with foreign background, according to Sveriges Radio (SR).
An aggressive swan has been put down in Horw, near Lucerne, after it attacked a bather in the town’s lake.
Germany's export machine geared up in May, expanding by 4.3 percent to nearly offset a decline in April, data from the national statistics office showed on Friday.
Where you live can have a significant effect on what level of sexual healthcare you're offered, according to a recent study from the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (Riksförbundet för sexuell upplysning - RFSU).
Swedish scientists were forced to halt a groundbreaking project Thursday to test the impact of stars when a balloon carrying an X-ray telescope began leaking helium.
Some 50 passengers who described themselves as "pro-Palestinian" were prevented from embarking on a flight to Israel from Geneva airport on Friday, officials said, prompting flight delays.
Eight pro-Palestinian activists were turned back on Thursday after a request from Israel as they tried to take a flight from Paris to Tel Aviv, sources said.
A series of violent thunderstorms hit Switzerland on Thursday, killing two people, flooding basements and garages and disrupting motorway traffic.
The cost of graffiti and vandalism on Germany’s trains is on the rise, hitting a record last year of €50 million as the amount of spray-painting and damage creeps upward, according to a Friday media report.
In a sign of Germans’ financial priorities, just half of voters favour tax cuts right now and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble – a noted tax cut sceptic – has rocketed to become the most popular politician in the country.
An international team of surgeons have successfully carried out the world's first transplant of a synthetic windpipe, the Stockholm hospital where the groundbreaking operation took place announced on Thursday.
The Local's series Motherhood in the Fatherland follows new mum Sabine Devins as she navigates the cultural quirks of having a baby in Germany. In the latest instalment, she discovers a secret weapon for her parenting arsenal: mother's milk.
Swedish bestselling crime author Henning Mankell slammed Greece for blocking the aid flotilla to Gaza as some of Sweden's pro-Palestinian activists returned home on Thursday.
One in six Swedish kids between 4 and 17 can’t swim, according to a new study carried out by Swedish insurance company Trygg-Hansa. And among children aged 10 to 15 - the age group that often go swimming with friends without adult supervision - the number is 13 percent.