Germany joined the United States and Israel on Monday in protesting Palestine’s acceptance as full member of the United Nations cultural organization UNESCO, sparking a foreign policy rift within the European Union.
Swiss club FC Sion said on Monday they have filed a suit against UEFA at the European Commission over the disqualification of their players that led to the club's exclusion from the Europa League.
Swedish rally driver Per-Gunnar Andersson had to put his limits to the test in his private car this weekend, when his wife went into labour in the middle of the night.
Despite the turbulent financial climate, Swedes aren't cropping their beauty budget, according to recent figures from Statistics Sweden (Statistiska centralbyrån, SCB).
The long-time face of the Germany's Alice phone company, Vanessa Hessler, has been sacked after she defended the family of late Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi and his son Mutassim, her former lover.
The scandal surrounding the former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to be turned into a porn film, with the producers asking members of the public to help fund the project.
Munich’s motorists have the quickest commutes, a new survey revealed Monday. Düsseldorf, meanwhile, was deemed to have Germany's slowest transport network.
A Brussels human rights group has "strongly condemned" a ruling by the Swedish prosecution authorities who deemed a "slave auction" held by a Lund student group in April to be a "costume party" meaning no charges will be filed.
Former Manchester United favourite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrated winning the Norwegian league title at the weekend with Molde in only his first season as a coach.
Five masked men broke into the home of Magdeburg footballer Daniel Bauer on Friday night and threatened him and his girlfriend if he didn’t improve his performance in Sunday’s regional league match against Halle.
The strength of the franc and the unsettled global economy have seen economists predict a bleak 2012 for Switzerland's tourism industry.
Two men suspected of robbing a strawberry farmer earlier this year and arrested after forensics discovered their faeces near the getaway car, have been sentenced to prison, a Swedish court ruled on Monday.
German police called to a traffic incident were astonished to find themselves face-to-face with Jedi master Yoda from Star Wars, much the worse for wear after Halloween celebrations.
The Church of Scientology is planning to build a temple in Basel as part of a worldwide expansion plan, according to a Swiss newspaper report.
The emergency services in Ed in western Sweden received a somewhat unusual call on Saturday, after two teenager girls asked for help in freeing themselves from a shopping cart in which they found themselves stuck.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives performed a dramatic U-turn this weekend by proposing a universal minimum wage in Germany. The Local’s media roundup explores the cause and implications of her party's leftward swerve.
Two teenage girls emerging from downtown Oslo’s train station were attacked on Saturday evening by five young men in yet another escalation of the capital’s burgeoning rape problem.
Four guys out shoe shopping on a Sunday afternoon suddenly found themselves detained and whisked to the edge of town by police, mistaking them for a gang of criminal football hooligans.
Two women claiming to suffer from electro-hypersensitivity have resorted to living in a cave in the French Alps. They say they have been made ill by wireless internet and mobile phones.
German contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer is planning to snap up a mothballed atomic power plant in the belief that Germany's nuclear history should be preserved for future generations.
Chinese automakers Pang Da and Youngman, the new owners of Sweden's Saab, have stated that the firm will turn a profit no later than 2014, according to an ambitious plan laid out on Monday.
A father and son team which invented a low-emission combustion technology and the founder of a environmentally friendly office supplies firm are sharing Europe’s most lucrative prize for environmental innovation.
A 29-year-old disabled man in Sweden has been sentenced to pay damages to his personal caregivers after forcing them to perform sexual acts in order to secure permanent jobs and get their salaries paid out.
The Arctic archipelago of Svalbard is home to one of the world's foremost ghost town destinations, according to a report in National Geographic.
French authorities sent reinforcements on Monday to battle a wildfire raging through the national park of Reunion Island, a unique ecosystem designated a World Heritage Site.
It's close to winter, and something evil's lurking in the dark, after a call to all monsters, ghosts, and resurrected rock stars to haunt the streets of Stockholm as Sweden hosts its first ever Halloween parade, The Local's Joel Linde explains.
Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse is expected to announce 1,000 job cuts when it publishes its third-quarter earnings results on Tuesday, newspaper Tages Anzeiger reported on Monday.
Leaders of the world's biggest economies meet in Cannes this week as Europe tries to convince markets and US critics that its debt bail-out package is serious and urges China to fund it.
Air France is facing a third consecutive day of strikes by cabin crew during a busy holiday period. While the airline is running most flights, some can only take 100 passengers on board.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has warned Switzerland he would "reciprocate" after his wife and top officials were denied visas to attend a UN meeting in the country, state media said on Monday.
The Swiss central bank said on Monday that high gold prices helped to lift its nine-month profits to 5.8 billion francs ($6.7 billion) despite massive losses on some of its foreign currency positions.
An investigation into corporate corruption allegations in Asia appears to have widened and now includes a subsidiary of German steel concern ThyssenKrupp.
UBS interim chief executive Sergio Ermotti wants to know by December 15th if he will get the post on a permanent basis or will otherwise leave the company, Swiss newspaper Der Sonntag said Sunday.
Pakistan’s intelligence agency reportedly spied on German police officers working in Afghanistan, raising questions whether Pakistan is passing information on to the insurgent Taliban about security forces’ operations.
French police fired tear gas to break up clashes that erupted between Turkish protesters and supports of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in central Paris on Sunday.
Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic came in for warm praise from AC Milan coach after his brace of headed goals helped the champions to a 3-2 win at Roma on Saturday.
Over 100 children have been abducted and taken overseas by one of their parents in each of the past two years, reflecting a significant rise on on 2006, according to a report by Sveriges Radio's Ekot news programme.
Chinese automakers Pang Da and Youngman, the new owners of Sweden's Saab, plan to pump some 7.5 billion kronor ($1.16 billion) into the firm, according to a report on Sveriges Television (SVT).
Eurozone members could introduce a financial transaction tax even if other EU countries were opposed, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble told the Financial Times in an interview published Monday.