The gaps between the German borrowing rate and French and Spanish rates widened sharply to record amounts on Tuesday, in a new sign of acute tension at the heart of the eurozone.
Almost all chicken farms in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia feed antibiotics to their birds in order to keep them healthy, something that can cause lasting resistance to medicine in humans, according to a state minister.
Crisis-hit France has found escape from its ever grimmer economic reality in a feel-good buddy movie about a quadriplegic aristocrat and his black home-help that has stormed the box office.
The residents of Los Angeles and Berlin might not seem to have much in common at first glance, but health-conscious Californian hipsters have discovered a hankering for the German capital’s favourite snack food: the Currywurst. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Norway’s 3-trillion-kroner ($521 billion) sovereign oil fund — or Government Pension Fund Global — aims to buy bigger than the one-percent of listed stocks worldwide that it already owns.
Swedish name laws have been slammed as ”ridiculous” after a couple in Örebro in central Sweden were told the best way to ensure they all share one family name would be to get divorced.
Two women who stepped on mice while wearing high heels to give a man perverse sexual kicks have been convicted of animal cruelty by a court in central Germany.
Swedish men travelling to Copenhagen to partake of the Danish capital's plethora of sex clubs, massage parlours and swinger clubs have been warned that they face a heightened risk of being infected with sexually transmitted diseases.
Ambitious plans are being drawn up in Berlin for what will be the world's biggest roof-farm, growing vegetables on top and breeding fish in tanks inside, in a self-watering and fertilising system.
The Paris police chief said on Tuesday the city will be calling in 30 Romanian police officers to carry out joint patrols in a bid to tackle a "delinquency" problem blamed on Romanian nationals.
Three men suspected of planning an attack on the Danish newspaper that printed controversial cartoons of the prophet Muhammad in 2005 pleaded not guilty as their trial opened in Oslo on Tuesday.
Animal welfare groups are pushing the government to ban the import of dolphins and whales after the death of a second dolphin in a single week at the Connyland fun park in eastern Switzerland.
Despite being born in Sweden or having lived most of their lives in Sweden, the children of immigrant parents sometimes contend that they will never be viewed as “Swedes”, but will instead always be thought of as immigrants. What do you think?
Healthcare provider Carema, recently ditched by the City of Stockholm after a series of revelations of suspected neglect, has denied reports that staff left a dementia patient to die alone.
Thousands of forced marriages take place in Germany each year. Many involve German citizens but society continues to look the other way, comments Cigdem Akyol from ZEIT ONLINE.
Swedish mother Marie had to wait five days to find out that the police had arrested her 18-year-old son, by which time she had already reported him as a missing person.
Police made a number of arrests on Tuesday morning as anti-capitalist protesters were evicted from a park in central Zurich.
An angry driver blew up a speed camera on the A31 motorway between the eastern towns of Metz and Nancy early on Sunday morning. Police are scanning the camera’s records in search of a culprit.
French lawmakers rejected a proposal on Monday to cut their own pay by 10 percent. They have however agreed to reduce the National Assembly's budget by three percent.
Half of Norwegian employers are breaking legally binding rules agreed over time with trade unions when it comes to temporary unemployment, although some in an autumn survey said they “didn’t know the law”.
Deutsche Bahn is investing €70 million in winter services this year in a bid to avoid a repeat of last winter when it was slammed for services failing when the cold set in.
Swiss banking giant UBS looked to draw a line under a troubled period on Tuesday with the appointment of a new chief executive and plans for a new path to be announced on Thursday.
French auto giant PSA Peugeot Citroen will cut at least 4,000 jobs in France next year as part of a wide-ranging cost-cutting plan, union sources said on Tuesday.
France shouldn't enjoy AAA status given its low growth prospects and dire public accounts, says a report published by think tank The Lisbon Council and German bank Berenberg Bank.
Sorsele municipality, in northern Sweden, are overjoyed in the continued interest in the area, after receiving over 900 applications from enthusiastic Russian families keen to move there.
Germany appeared to return to form as the eurozone's economic powerhouse in the third quarter, clocking up solid growth of 0.5 percent, official data showed on Tuesday.
When Santa's sleigh departs after having completed its Christmas rounds of Swedish households this year he will have deposited bags of groceries complete with recipes, according to a prediction from the HUI Research (formerly the Swedish Retail Institute).
The French president has sent a letter of condolences to Israel's premier and played up their friendship, after having reportedly called him a "liar," a senior Israeli official said on Monday.
As the German authorities feverishly investigated whether a neo-Nazi terror group responsible for several murders had a nationwide network of accomplices, criticism of the country’s domestic intelligence services continued to grow on Tuesday.
German banking giant Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay US regulators $145 million (€106 million) to settle charges that they misled credit unions about the risks of mortgage-backed securities that later collapsed.
A Rolex watch worn by Roger Moore in the James Bond film "Live and Let Die" -- complete with rotating saw and bullet deflector -- fetched 180,000 Swiss francs ($198,000) at auction on Monday.
Prime Minister Francois Fillon insisted on Monday that France will meet its pledges to bring its public deficit back within EU limits.
It should be easier for Swedish citizens who are also citizens of other countries to be extradited to states outside the European Union, a government inquiry charged with reviewing Sweden's extradition law has concluded.
Germany coach Joachim Löw has insisted his side have nothing to fear ahead of Tuesday's friendly in Hamburg against World Cup finalists the Netherlands, as Die Mannschaft looks to finish 2011 in style.
A 16-year-old girl was attacked and raped by two unknown men in a public park in central Stockholm on Monday evening.
England will take on Sweden in a friendly next year to mark the opening of a new national stadium in Stockholm.