Swedish entrepreneurs Niklas Zennström, founder of Skype, and Andreas Ehn, founder of Spotify, spoke recently in Stockholm about the secrets to their success and why Sweden "punches above its weight" when it comes to producing tech start-ups.
A mother from southern Sweden has been reported to health authorities for allegedly holding her son prisoner for years in a fantasy world inhabited by Smurfs and space aliens.
A play based on the entire Bible will premiere in Sweden this week in what the playwright said Thursday will be the world's first attempt to adapt both the Old and New Testaments to the stage.
The right-wing MP who said no homosexuals were deported from France during the second world war has said he is only citing the facts and that he refuses to be excluded from the party.
Two cats previously living with a neo-Nazi terror cell suspected of murdering people across Germany are at the centre of a row over who should pay for their keep.
Trond Birkedal, the 31-year-old former head of the Progress Party’s youth wing, was given a suspended 60-day jail sentence on Thursday for secretly filming naked boys, but was cleared of the most serious charge of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old boy.
Think you know what's hot on the Swedish music scene? While the jurors with the Swedish Grammis music awards had their say earlier this week, contributor Charlotte Webb has compiled a list of the ten best contemporary Swedish musical acts.
A professor at the University of Tromsø has made headlines in Norway for refusing to teach a Muslim student who covers her face with a niqab veil.
Germany’s electricity grid came to the brink of blackout last week – not because of the cold, but because traders illegally manipulated the system. They tapped emergency supplies, saving money but putting the system at risk of collapse.
The Swedish government wants police and prosecutors to have more power to crack down on illegal file sharing by making it easier to force internet service providers to reveal the identity of individual computer users.
More than one million jobs in Germany are unfilled, a survey showed on Thursday, as unemployment in Europe's top economy stands at record lows and employers complain of a skills shortage.
Switzerland's largest bank UBS has suspended several traders in connection with an international inquiry into the suspected manipulation of interbank borrowing rates, a report said on Thursday.
Rising with the lark to put in eight hours on the slopes before collapsing in a sweaty heap, ski holidays could often be synonymous with a hard grind -- but not any more.
A German judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a couple of swingers after their 15-year-old daughter discovered a video of them in a sex club with their faces undisguised on the website of TV channel RTL.
A mystery person has been urinating in the holy water at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Davos.
A landmark ruling determined on Wednesday that the unmarried partner of a dead person may be entitled to damages for pain and suffering, even where the deceased was already married to somebody else.
Norway's foreign ministry has issued an official apology to the Sri Lankan authorities after the Norwegian postal service published stamps depicting the founder of the Tamil Tigers, a violent separatist group.
Helicopters dashed to the rescue of the six-man crew of a merchant ship after it began listing heavily in the Baltic Sea, Sweden's coastguard said Thursday.
The 41-year-old man suspected of killing his father and stepmother in a Stockholm suburb on Wednesday, had previously been convicted of murdering his mother back in 1997.
Greece's president has attacked German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble for supposedly "taunting" the country's troubled reform efforts as Athens fights to stay in the eurozone and avert default.
This Week's Highlights: Lomography films in Cologne, Woody Guthrie in Berlin, and Carnival events all around the country.
A man has been charged over the fatal stabbing on Wednesday evening of a teenage asylum seeker in Sandnes, south-western Norway.
The Riksbank cut Sweden's benchmark interest rate by a quarter point to 1.5 percent on Thursday, as slower growth in the euro area took its toll on Sweden's economic prospects.
Counterfeit versions of the cancer-fighting drug Avastin have been discovered in circulation in the United States, public health officials and the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche warned
Swiss engineering giant ABB on Thursday reported a 24 percent rise in net profit for 2011 to $3.2 billion while forecasting a tough start to 2012.
Switzerland on Wednesday said it was closing its embassy in Damascus and urged its nationals to leave Syria "as quickly as possible".
The body of a man who died three years ago was not discovered until one of his neighbour's heard a radio playing in his apartment.
A former Berlin film company executive has received a suspended sentence for his part in stealing millions of euros from the children's television network KiKa.
The world's biggest food company Nestle on Thursday posted forecast-beating 2011 net profit of 9.5 billion francs ($10.26 billion), but warned that 2012 would be tough.
The head of a women's prison in Versailles was sent to jail himself on Wednesday for an affair with one of his inmates.
French prosecutors said Wednesday they had opened a formal probe into a Nazi-themed party attended by a British Conservative lawmaker that led to him losing his post as a parliamentary aide.
A French man has won custody of a black terrier named Poupette (Dolly) following a legal battle with his ex-girlfriend who asked a court to award her the dog after their break-up.
They often toil for long hours for little pay and even less glory, but artists are Germany’s happiest workers, according to a new study from the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW).
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday he was the man to defend a "strong France" as he announced his re-election bid with 10 weeks to the vote and his Socialist rival leading in opinion polls.
Swedish minister for education Jan Björklund, the leader of the Liberal Party (Folkpartiet) was attacked by a female Israeli settler, while visiting Hebron on the West Bank on Wednesday.
A prominent German architect has been charged with involuntary manslaughter of a fireman who died fighting a blaze in a housee meant to play host to Germany’s Next Top Model.
A Swedish journalist was arrested in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday afternoon but was released following an interrogation.
A Swedish tourist was killed Wednesday when an avalanche hit a ski slope in the popular resort of Ischgl, in western Austria, police announced.