The 26-year-old man and the 23-year-old woman who were charged with the abduction of a wealthy Uppsala student in December last year were on Tuesday convicted of eight years each in prison, yet lawyers point to contradictory evidence as a reason to appeal.
German President Joachim Gauck said on Tuesday that his first state visit to Israel should underline the "always special relationship" between the two countries.
Tens of thousands of imitation sandals stored at a Swedish outlet will have to be destroyed after the district court deemed them to be too similar to the popular sandals “Crocs", yet shoe-sellers have protested that it is a waste of a useful product.
Hundreds of girls thronged outside Oslo’s Grand Hotel on Tuesday afternoon as they awaited the arrival in the city of Canadian teen superstar Justin Bieber.
Expanding Germany's electricity grid to cope with the country's planned exit from nuclear power will cost about €20 billion over the next decade, a network operator warned on Tuesday.
Three elephants escaped from a travelling circus in Gothenburg on Tuesday afternoon, and went wandering through a nearby park.
Anders Behring Breivik, on trial for killing 77 people in Norway last year, was "tolerant" and "nice" when he was young and had a nose job to make himself look more Aryan, his childhood friend said on Tuesday.
The other day, I noticed a new dynamic in our family. Actually, if I look back, the change has been gradual, but I never really thought too much about it until last week when the kids came home from school.
A German dad who tried to impress his kids while on holiday by “catching” a couple of fish that he had actually bought at a supermarket - could face prison after being prosecuted for poaching.
Some 12.5 percent of Norwegians hold clear prejudices against Jews, according to the country’s first ever comprehensive survey of anti-Semitism.
Nearly one in nine German children go without essentials such as warm food or somewhere to do their homework, despite living in one of Europe's richest countries, the United Nations Children's Fund said on Tuesday.
A man from far northern Sweden saved three young girls from a fully grown bear in which was "eyeing them up" in their back garden from just metres away.
Germany expelled the Syrian ambassador to Berlin on Tuesday in protest over the weekend massacre of at least 108 people in the town of Houla.
Two Swiss died and another was left fighting for his life after a light aircraft crashed shortly after take-off in northern Germany, police said on Tuesday.
Europeans and Americans see Germans as the hardest-working in the continent, and admire the country more than any other, according to a new study.
A new Swiss study has found that some Muslim women have more say in their communities than many Christian or Jewish women.
Animal park Connyland is considering importing dolphin semen in order to circumvent a proposed prohibition on importing new animals.
Cross-border crime is on the rise, and becoming ever more violent, in western Switzerland and the Ticino, according to new statistics.
Few footballers divide opinion quite like the mercurially talented Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic and until the AC Milan star delivers on the international stage, that is unlikely to change.
Germans may be green at home but not it seems, when they take to the air, with hardly any opting to pay extra to counteract their carbon footprint, Lufthansa says.
More train delays plagued Stockholm commuters from Tuesday morning until three in the afternoon, as a power failure in Häggvik caused chaos for trains north of Stockholm.
Norwegian politician Tove Ovesen has provoked an angry reaction after writing on Facebook that the country should stop sending ”Russians, Africans, Swedes and Iranians” to represent Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest.
A 20-year-old student at prestigious boarding school Sigtuna, the alma mater of King Carl XVI Gustaf, has sued his school for a million kronor ($139,500) after he has been barred from graduation due to suspicions of bullying, according to daily Aftonbladet.
The German army needs recruits from wealthy southern areas of the country as well as the poorer, eastern regions, the country’s defence minister said at the weekend.
The German Hells Angels leader whose house was raided last week by police abseiling from a helicopter has complained that his property was damaged – and was given room for his complaints in the country’s biggest newspaper.
Sweden’s reindeer population is suffering due to a late spring in the north, with herders fearing that the lack of food will ruin this year’s calving season and leaving dead calves on the mountain.
Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki on Monday urged Switzerland to accelerate the restitution of frozen assets belonging to ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to his country.
A spat between two siblings in southern Sweden has resulted in an assault conviction for a 15-year-old boy who was duly reported to police by his younger sister after he hit her in the face.
A retired couple who went to Berlin for the weekend came home to find their home literally blown away after a gas explosion not only destroyed their house but also buried their neighbour who had gone in to water the plants.
The fight against terrorism is consuming ever larger portions of the budget allocated to Swedish security service Säpo, which has seen its allocation double in the last decade, according to a new report.
A restaurant owner in Corsica was shot several times as he lay in a hospital bed, despite being guarded by two police officers.
Around 150 people attending a service in a church in the southern city of Carcassonne had to take cover when they were attacked with stones.
In the midst of the eurozone debt crisis, some financial managers are touting alternative "passion" investments for the well-to-do who are turning their backs on stock and bond markets.
Colombian rebels on Monday sent a "proof of life" video of a French journalist held captive for a month in the jungle, days before his expected release.
The holiday weekend ended in long delays for thousands of train passengers on Monday night.
A man in his twenties was attacked with an axe on Monday night, prompting police in central Sweden to launch a manhunt to apprehend the perpetrator.