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UN chief Ban Ki-moon hailed Switzerland as a champion of human rights as he visited Bern on Tuesday to celebrate the country's ten-year anniversary of its membership in the world body.
Berlin Art Week started on Tuesday, cementing the capital’s place in the international art scene. A Swedish artist is showing portraits including a sweatshop worker in a designer T-shirt. Johan Andersson spoke to The Local.
The new head of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO), Kristin Skogen Lund,has already drawn the ire of the Socialist Left party over claims that Norway needs more rich people.
Advertisement posters for a new children’s film have been pulled down over concerns that one of the pictured characters has stereotypical "racist" undertones.
Male-to-female transsexuals have a legal right to breast enlargement operations when hormone therapy fails to give them a feminine shape, a German federal court ruled Tuesday.
Sweden's plan to replace licence fees with an income-based tax to fund public broadcasters has drawn criticism from public radio and television officials.
A six-year-old German girl who said she wanted to learn Turkish with her school friends has been told the classes were “only for foreigners”, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
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The man charged with the suspected murder of a 51-year-old man in April was acquitted Tuesday due to lack of evidence, despite the court declaring that it was “highly likely” that he was the killer.
A Bavarian hiker who called the police after coming across a naked man staggering around in the woods, might have saved his life – it turns out he was a monk who had eaten poisonous berries.
The head of a Sweden Democrat party district and member of the party’s election committee used the party's website to call for the castration of four young boys suspected of sexual crimes.
Two electricity workers in Norway were rescued on Tuesday after spending more than 24 hours stuck on a high-tension power line 85 meters above a fjord.
Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, who faces a year-long prison sentence for promoting copyright infringement, was detained on new computer hacking suspicions when he landed in Sweden on Tuesday morning.
Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt revealed in his personal blog on Tuesday that he knew as early as May that the two Swedish reporters jailed in Ethiopia would be released.
A prosecutor has called for two young women charged with the axe murder last year of Hans Rickard Strømner to be jailed for 18 years.
The new designs for three Swedish coins, including the introduction of a 2-kronor coin, were unveiled by the Riksbank on Tuesday, with the coins set to hit circulation in 2016.
Murder is suspected in the death of a 46-year-old butcher on the outskirts of the spa town of Bad Ragaz in the canton of Saint Gallen.
Charges have been filed against a 15-year-old boy for bodily harm following his involvement in a skateboarding accident where he crashed into a woman who later died from the fall.
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has announced a “plan of action” to use education to fight racism and antisemitism in the country.
Two power workers are awaiting the arrival of an alpine rescue team after spending the night in a basket perched 85 metres above a fjord in western Norway.
More than one in three women in France who have had PIP breast implants have undergone surgery to have them removed, French Agency of Health Products (ANSM).
Switzerland celebrated ten years of membership in the United Nations on Monday by presenting the organization with an unusual gift at its Geneva headquarters.
Plans for new gay marriage laws will allow same-sex couples the same rights to adopt as heterosexual couples, French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira announced to the press today.
A man who was shot on Monday night in south western Gothenburg died in hospital, with police still unsure of the victim's identity.
Steel managers who were fixing prices and dividing up the railway track market took Deutsche Bahn employees to brothels after talking business over dinner, spending more than €71,000 on “entertaining” over five years.
Germany could find itself slapped with a bill from Greece for outstanding Nazi war crimes, as the country's finance ministry revealed that it had set up a "working group" to scour historical archives and tally World War II debt.
Exiled Chinese dissident Harry Wu called on Switzerland on Monday to push Beijing to include a clause on human rights in a free trade deal being negotiated by the two countries.
Cambodia on Monday deported a co-founder of The Pirate Bay filesharing website, sending him back to Sweden where he faces a one-year prison sentence for promoting copyright infringement.
France's richest man, Bernard Arnault, said Monday he would sue a newspaper over a front-page headline – "Get lost, you rich idiot!" – which came after he said he was applying for Belgian nationality.
Police are combing through security camera footage in an attempt to identify the escape route taken after a quadruple murder at a French Alps beauty spot, in an investigation that has thrown up more questions than answers.
Nearly one in five young Germans would rather go without sex than give up the internet for a year, a poll on the country's online habits indicated Monday.
Billionaire financier George Soros said on Monday that the eurozone was edging closer to solving its debt crisis – but reiterated his call for Germany to either lead the bloc or leave it.
Winemakers from western Switzerland rolled 40 tractors and several wine barrels along the streets of Bern on Monday in a bid to gain political support for their industry.
A clothes designer owned by Swedish chain H&M pulled from stores a t-shirt paying homage to a radical Spanish politician who backed Robin Hood-style looting of supermarkets, the company said Monday.
The two Swedish journalists who were pardoned by Ethiopia on Monday have left the east African country after 14 months in prison, calling their ordeal "the biggest mistake" of their lives.
German children from well-educated families are six times as likely to go to university as those from low education backgrounds, despite decades of trying to level the playing field.
A group of beer-loving Munich citizens have come together to try to put brakes on the escalating price of the golden Bavarian nectar at the annual Oktoberfest.