Germany’s DAX stock index hit its lowest level in two years on Monday amid growing investor fears of a renewed global recession.
French banks face difficulties in raising short-term cash in dollars, the head of France's banking federation said on Monday confirming a recent study by Moody's Investors Service.
Sweden Democrat member of parliament Erik Almqvist was reported to police and arrested at the weekend following a confrontation with bouncers at an exclusive Stockholm nightclub.
The CEO of Germany's leading bank, Deutsche Bank's Josef Ackermann, on Monday attacked the head of the IMF for suggesting banks should boost their capital to offset dangers relating to the eurozone debt crisis.
Supply of cheap, copycat drugs for the developing world could be badly threatened if Swiss firm Novartis wins a challenge to India's patent law, medical charity MSF said on Monday.
Publisher Axel Springer-Geneve announced on Monday the launch of a Swiss tourism and timepiece magazine in Chinese, which will appear every three months.
Is Chancellor Merkel’s centre-right alliance heading towards political oblivion? Commentators in The Local’s media roundup examine the impact of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania vote.
A quirky music project to play the longest song in the history of the world on Monday crawled to its 10th anniversary – but there are still 629 years to go.
Christophe Darbellay, leader of the Christian Democratic People’s Party (CVP), has come under fire after describing the far-right Swiss People’s Party (SVP) as “a sect of morons”.
Photographer Terje Hellesö, recipient of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency's Nature Photographer of the Year award, has been reported to police after admitting that he manipulated a number of his pictures of predatory animals.
A Swedish labour union has come in for criticism after 4 million kronor ($622,000) on a lavish on a 75th anniversary party.
Around 1,000 potential Islamist terrorists live in Germany, 128 of whom could be classed as capable of carrying out attacks, Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said Monday.
Swedish handicapped swimmer Anders Olsson shocked a field of experienced open-water swimmers by winning a race from prison island Alcatraz to the California mainland in record time on Sunday.
Despite far-reaching sanctions against the Syrian government for its brutal crackdown against a civilian uprising, Germany is still offering development aid to the Middle East country. The Green party has expressed reservations.
France coach Laurent Blanc on Saturday expressed exasperation over criticism of his side's play following their 2-1 defeat of Albania in Friday's Euro 2012 qualifier.
Canton Vaud residents in western Switzerland voted on Sunday against an initiative to give registered foreigners the right to vote on cantonal issues.
The Swedish government has promised new funds to help boost security around the country's synagogues following accusations that Sweden hasn't done enough to protect it's Jewish population.
Swiss international defender Reto Ziegler was loaned out to disgraced Turkish club Fenerbahce on Saturday from Serie A side Juventus for one season.
Neuchatel Xamax coach Joaquin Caparros has been sacked after just five games at the helm, newspaper L'Express reported on Friday.
Sion has been kicked out of the Europa League after UEFA upheld a complaint from Celtic that the Swiss side fielded ineligible players in their play-off matches.
The wife of President Sarkozy, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, told a French news programme on Sunday evening that she does not plan to expose the child she is expecting to the glare of publicity.
A taxi driver in Hamburg became so enraged during a fare dispute with a passenger that he beat the woman and then locked her in the car boot for five hours before she was freed, the police reported on Monday.
A couple from Nice have been granted a divorce after 21 years of marriage on the grounds of an "absence of sexual relations for several years" which was judged to be "solely the fault of the husband."
Police who patrol Malmö's Rosengård district are being offered a special Arabic language class to help them better understand and communicate with local residents in the predominantly immigrant area.
A retired married couple aged 72 and 77 were discovered murdered in their home, having been stabbed to death and bound with wire.
Actor Gérard Depardieu has tried to laugh off his recent lack of bladder control on a flight from Paris to Dublin by recording a video mocking the incident.
A Swedish musician plummeted 20 metres to his death at the weekend during a performance at a street festival in Leipzig, Germany.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, his hopes for the French presidency scuppered by a sensational New York sex scandal, returned to Paris on Sunday to a media frenzy and an uneasy welcome from his Socialist allies.
A Swedish musician fell 20 metres to his death during a performance at a Leipzig street festival over the weekend.
US authorities have given Switzerland until Tuesday to transmit data from tax evaders in the United States who have stashed assets away in Swiss banks, the SonntagsZeitung reported on Sunday.
Jacques Chirac's embezzlement trial opens on Monday with his lawyers arguing that the French former president is too unwell to attend but insisting that the case must still go ahead.
Air Berlin is considering asking its flight attendants to make some announcements in regional German dialects after a YouTube video of one of its attendants speaking Swabian became a web sensation.
Exasperated farmers in Jämtland in northern Sweden have grown so tired of their crops being destroyed by cranes that they have sought permission to shoot the endangered birds.
Two young people died when their car hit a train in Horndal in Dalarna in central Sweden on Sunday evening.
Sweden's Alliance government has promised pensioners reduced taxes in 2013 or 2014 - if the public finances allow, with reforms to help the poorest pensioners to come into force already next year.
South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Monday it has withdrawn its new tablet computer from a major electronics fair in Berlin after a German court accepted a complaint from US rival Apple.