Burma democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Norway on Friday to finally deliver her Nobel lecture, more than two decades after winning the peace prize for her dogged campaign to free her people.
To an Anglophone, the French spoken in Switzerland may sound much like that used in France, but don’t say that to a Parisian.
Sweden and the United States are in talks to create a common fund to support internet activists as part of a developing alliance between the two countries.
The daughter of Ukraine's jailed and ailing ex-prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Friday urged France to keep up pressure on Ukrainian authorities for her release.
The forest boy known previously as 'Ray' has been identified as Robin van Helsum from the town of Hengelo, the Netherlands, Dutch police confirmed on Friday morning.
Greek parties reacted with outrage on Friday after the German edition of the Financial Times made a front-page call on Greeks to vote for the New Democracy conservatives in the upcoming election.
Swedes are working more hours today than at any point in the last two decades, according to a new study, which found that Swedes today work nearly one hour more per week on average than they did in 2006.
Swedish bank SEB wrote in a newsletter on Friday morning that everything points to Greece leaving the eurozone ”within the immediate future” regardless of the results in Sunday’s general election.
A Swedish web magazine has released what it claims to be the best thing to happen to Swedish football in years: a “scandalous” and bikini-clad music video in support of Sweden at the Euro 2012 football championships.
A rapturous standing ovation greeted Aung San Suu Kyi at the Swiss parliament on the second day of her landmark European trip on Friday, after she cancelled her engagements the night before due to
Norway's trade surplus leapt by an annualized 44.5 percent in May in the wake of bigger oil exports and the record sale of Edvard Munch's iconic painting "The Scream," official data showed on Friday.
Germany's Federal Employment Agency (BA) has paid out €133 million since drug-store chain Schlecker filed for bankruptcy and will face further costs as it helps 25,000 people affected by the closure, a newspaper reported on Friday.
German opposition parties managed to prevent a vote on controversial childcare benefits when they interrupted a parliament session on Friday morning. The government is said to be furious.
A father is suspected of murdering his four children in the German town of Ilsede, Lower Saxony, after police found the bodies of three boys and a girl aged between five and 12 on Thursday.
Pamela Anderson, the former Baywatch babe, appeared at Art Basel on Thursday to the delight of several hundred male fans.
A 30-year-old pregnant woman, and a 54-year-old man, both employees of France Télécom, have killed themselves in the past two weeks.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused by a former colleague of asking for sexual favours while he was in office.
Swedes and tourists alike go crazy for Swedish meatballs - and when a Stockholm youth hostel offered lessons on how to make the perfect batch, contributor Susann Eberlein went along to find out more.
Opponents of assisted dying have gathered in Zurich to hold an alternative conference to the three-day right-to-die conference currently underway.
A German woman has been granted a widow’s pension despite being married for less than three weeks, a Berlin court said on Thursday. Normally a marriage must last a year for either party to claim a widow's, or widower's, pension.
After lying alone in a tent for three days with a broken foot, a 25-year-old Canadian tourist started a brush fire on an island in northern Norway in a bid to get help.
A rapidly-spreading population of poisonous caterpillars is causing alarm all over Germany after migrating out of forests to build their nests in gardens, parks, and even streets.
Norway said on Friday it had authorized orders for the first two F-35 fighter jets it plans to buy from the United States as part of its largest-ever government spending project.
Swedish tabloids have launched a host of cheeky attacks on the English ahead of Friday's Euro 2012 clash, including mocking headline mock-ups and a mammoth display of Sweden's Zlatan projected onto London's Big Ben.
Art thieves in Stockholm escaped police but left their loot behind after a brazen burglary left a man in his sixties without his multi-million kronor paintings.
Switzerland holds a referendum this weekend on whether to have yet more referendums in a country already famous for its high levels of direct democracy.
French President François Hollande's Socialists look set to win a parliamentary majority Sunday after an election campaign most marked by an incendiary tweet fired off by the first lady.
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Friday that France and Germany should work "hand-in-hand for a solution to pull Europe out of crisis," and called for stronger contacts with Berlin.
French bank Credit Agricole has taken control of assets in Albania, Bulgaria and Romania of its Greek subsidiary Emporiki Bank, it said in a statement, amid concern over a possible Greek euro exit.
Japanese manga comics depicting children in sexual poses are not child pornography, Sweden's Supreme Court has ruled, overturning a high-profile conviction of a Swedish translator.
Obesity levels have risen in Germany, after a study published on Thursday showed that nearly a quarter of German adults now have a body mass index (BMI) that is medically classified as obese.
France's Carrefour, one of the world's top retailers, said Friday it would cede its share of a joint Greek network to deal with "challenges posed by the Greek economic context."
Two experts who examined Anders Behring Breivik defended on Thursday their diagnosis that the Norwegian self-confessed mass killer is psychotic and therefore not criminally responsible for his actions.
An experienced surgeon in Gävle in eastern Sweden mistakenly removed the entire hip joint of a healthy 30-year-old woman and left it on the operating table during what was supposed to be a minor procedure to remove a small growth in the hip area.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that the eurozone crisis would dominate next week's G20 summit but warned leaders clamouring for her to take charge that she needed their help.
Sweden face England on Friday night in their vital second Group D encounter in Kiev. The Local's Joe Lynskey looks at what Erik Hamrén's squad can expect from Roy Hodgson and his side.
A 55-year-old resident of central Sweden was gunned down outside his rental property in Sarajevo late on Wednesday night after what police believe to be a botched burglary attempt.
Germany is facing fresh disciplinary proceedings after fans set off and threw fireworks during the country's 2-1 Euro 2012 win over the Netherlands, UEFA said on Thursday, after fining the country for previous incidents.