Dozens of men have filed sexual discrimination complaints with Sweden's Equality Ombudsman (DO), after being denied admission to Sweden's National Police Academy.
The saga of attempted conciliation between opponents and supporters of the Stuttgart 21 project has reached an end with no compromise and with opponents insisting that “stress tests” on the massive rail plans were rigged.
Six weeks before the Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW has unveiled concept vehicles that the company hopes will make it a trend-setter in the electric car business.
Fake, English-speaking tech support specialists claiming to be from US software giant Microsoft are targeting Swedes in a creative scam designed to hack into people's computers.
Pakistan Taliban militants on Friday said they were holding a Swiss couple kidnapped a month ago while on holiday in the remote province of Baluchistan.
Former National Hockey League (NHL) star Mike Danton, who was jailed for conspiring to murder his agent, used Twitter to announce he'd signed on with a new team in Sweden.
Portions of Anders Behring Breivik’s “manifesto” were previously posted on an anti-Muslim Swedish blog, according to report in the Swedish media.
After heavy rains caused havoc in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) in recent days, it was northeastern Germany’s turn for drenching on Friday, with downpours hammering Berlin and coastal areas.
Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt tried on Friday to respond to criticism that he has been missing-in-action following last week's terror attacks in Norway.
Retail sales in Germany, the biggest European economy, gained a surprise 6.3 percent in June, provisional figures released Friday showed.
The opposition Greens have re-opened the issue of gay marriage in Germany, calling for same-sex partners to have the same rights under the law as heterosexual couples.
Germany’s foreign intelligence agency has said there is no evidence that a Europe-wide network of right-wing extremists is evolving, casting doubt on claims by Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik.
A dispute over foie gras has reached the highest levels of Franco-German ties after a Cologne food fair said the controversial French delicacy will not be allowed.
Activists have criticized the fact that Switzerland is increasing its arms exports to Arab regimes at a time of unrest in the Middle East.
Every second Swiss male is related to the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, according to researchers in Zurich.
Sweden's minster for gender equality, Nyamko Sabuni, has called for legislation to help boost the number of women who serve on the boards of local government-operated companies.
Sweden's economy expanded by one percent in the second quarter, while year-on-year growth slowed to 5.3 percent, data released Friday by the central statistics office (SCB) showed.
Thousands of the famous plane trees that line the 240 kilometre Canal du Midi in the south of France will be chopped down after being attacked by an incurable killer fungus.
Three young people spent an unnerving 48-hours roaming in the dark among the millions of skeletons buried under Paris this week.
Events took a surreal turn at the weekend when celebrity look-alikes of iconic French singers Serge Gainsbourg and Johnny Hallyday got into a fight, ending with one of them in hospital.
French holiday makers are gearing up for the busiest travel weekend of the summer as millions return from July holidays while many more set off for their August break.
Proposals to put young offenders in correction centres run by former military personnel are being drawn up by the French government.
Switzerland will celebrate its founding this year with its own new apple species, the Galmac, adding a new twist to William Tell's mythical apple-shot which indirectly led to Swiss independence.
The Swiss National Bank has announced a consolidated loss of Sfr.10.8 billion for the first half of 2011 largely as a result of the surging value of the Swiss franc.
Police said Friday there were considering laying negligent homicide charges against two former tenants of a Berlin apartment where a six-person family died from carbon monoxide poisoning earlier this week.
Police raided the apartment of a woman in Gävle in eastern Sweden after being tipped off that she was caring for a wild hedgehog in violation of the country's hunting laws.
Online auction site eBay and its subsidiary PayPal are prohibiting German merchants from doing Cuba-related transactions, prompting accusations the company is violating European law
Summer in Sweden is synonymous with grilling, prompting The Local’s Karen Holst to get to the bottom of Swedes' flaming frenzy and learn more about what makes the ultimate Swedish ‘grillfest.’
Police have detained a 28-year-old man on suspicion of having stabbed two 20-year-old women Thursday night in the north Stockholm suburb of Hässelby.
The European Investment Bank on Thursday confirmed a loan to Swedish carmaker Saab was approved on condition Russian businessman Vladimir Antonov did not take over, a report said.
With summer vacation starting for schools in Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden Württemberg, some of Germany’s most populous regions are bracing for massive traffic jams this weekend.
Germany has returned a 3,500-year-old sphinx to Turkey after a war of words and the treasured sculpture is set to be reinstated at its original location, media reports said Thursday.