Ecuador's ambassador to Sweden Thursday defended his homeland against criticism over press freedom following its granting of asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is wanted by authorities in Stockholm.
A Swedish artist said on Thursday she has no plans to apologize to the country's royals for an "offensive" picture depicting the King Carl XVI Gustaf eating pizza off a naked woman's body and Queen Silvia wiping a swastika off the floor.
The European aerospace groups EADS and BAE Systems are exploring a tie-up that would create a global giant, but rivals in the United States might try to scupper the deal.
While some countries marked World Animal Day on October 4th, Swedes were out in force to celebrate something completely different: National Cinnamon Bun Day.
While viewing an acquaintance's small illicit alcohol still, ex-Londoner Paul Connolly ponders the surprising reticence of northern Swedes to drink in company.
Representatives of the Colombian government and Marxist rebel group FARC will hold a joint press conference on October 17th on the resumption of peace talks, the Norwegian government said on Thursday.
The European Food Safety Authority said Thursday it cannot accept an "inadequate" report by a French scientist on a link between cancer and genetically modified corn.
A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday for the fatal shooting of a 48-year-old man in Malmö in January, while two suspected accomplices were freed.
German Formula One legend Michael Schumacher confirmed on Thursday that he will retire at the end of the current season, after Mercedes ended his contract in order to recruit British pilot Lewis Hamilton last week.
Several German states are considering a flat tax on drivers who use their vehicles in the city centre. The proposed charge of €6.10 per day is roughly equivalent to the price of a day pass for public transport.
French police on Thursday detained one of two fugitives wanted for the killing of two 21-year-olds by a mob armed with hammers, baseball bats and knives.
Ten percent of Swedish libraries don’t stock Tintin comic books on their shelves, according to a new survey, deeming the content to be “too racist” for their patrons.
Power group Vattenfall believes it will take several years before a decision can be made to build another Swedish nuclear reactor, the head of its nuclear operations told a newspaper on Thursday.
A Parisian mayor has stirred up a row over France's plan to legalise gay marriage by announcing he will refuse to preside over same-sex marriages on the grounds they could open the door to the approval of polygamous or incestuous unions.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday joined other world leaders in calling for restraint after Turkey shelled Syrian positions in reprisal for mortar fire that killed five Turkish civilians.
The Hamburg city parliament said there are only 29 prostitutes working in the city, in response to an official information request - a dubious claim for the home of the legendary Reeperbahn and its illicit sex shows and raunchy night clubs.
A four-year-old boy escaped serious harm when the car he was travelling in flipped upside down onto a railway line and was crushed by an oncoming train in the canton of Graubünden on Wednesday.
This Week's Highlights: English theatre in Frankfurt, a legendary photo editor in Munich, and an Art Spiegelman retrospective in Cologne.
Drugs and money have been found in the lockers of 12 police officers arrested on suspicion of corruption in the southern French city of Marseille, a judicial source said on Thursday.
An acclaimed concert violinist has been told to pay $1.5 million in duty to German customs, who confiscated her Stradivarius saying she may plan to sell it, the instrument's Japanese owner said Thursday.
Parisian drivers discovered they are at little risk of being booked for jumping a stop sign in the capital – because there is only one such sign in the whole city.
A French court on Thursday ordered the extradition of a married British teacher who fled with a 15-year-old pupil and faces charges of kidnapping a minor.
Nepalese rescuers have found the body of a missing French climber in a crevasse on Mount Manaslu a week after an avalanche killed him and at least eight other mountaineers, the expedition organiser said Thursday.
Germany's biggest bank has dismissed several traders who systematically helped clients evade VAT, a German newspaper reported. The move is apparently part of a new clean-up drive at Deutsche Bank.
Police are looking for suspects after the wife of the president of a Jewish culture association was tied up and threatened by four men who forced their way into her home.
For the second time in less than a month, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) has been judged the top university in continental Europe.
A Moroccan artist on Wednesday suspended his exhibit in a French arts festival after his projection of Koranic verses onto a bridge almost sparked a riot when people trod on them.
A court in Cologne has ordered an unemployed fork lift operator to pay a €900 fine for insulting a police officer. The man was stopped for using a cellphone while riding a bike and let loose a stream of profanities at the officer.
A Swiss court on Wednesday found dope-tarnished American cyclist Floyd Landis guilty of defaming cycling's governing body the UCI.
Two Swedish military agencies at the centre of a scandal over plans to help build a weapons factory in Saudi Arabia also secretly paid millions of kronor to a Russian arms expert for information relevant to the project, a new report has revealed.
A grandma discovered a surprising souvenir in her luggage after returning from a holiday in the Dominican Republic – 25 kilos of cocaine.
France's Socialist government signaled on Thursday it was prepared to review its plans to hike the tax on the sale of companies that investors warned threatens to cripple the high-tech start-up sector.
Eight people have been charged with the brutal mob killing of two French students in a case that sent shockwaves across the country, prosecutors said on Thursday.
Scientists have used the venom of Africa's lethal black mamba to produce a surprising outcome in mice which they hope to replicate in humans - effective pain relief without toxic side effects.
Reports of spiked drinks and sexual assault have emerged from the women's security point at this year's Oktoberfest, which said it has had to help 40 percent more women this year.
Hamburg police arrested a kitchen knife-wielding 36-year-old man who was running around the train station in the middle of the night trying to stab people, it was reported on Thursday.
Firms that relocate from Switzerland because of the strong Swiss franc are misguided, the head of the Swatch watchmaking giant Nick Hayek said in an interview to be published on Thursday.
After incapacitating the Swedish Riksbank website in a DDOS attack late on Wednesday night, a spokesperson claiming ties to hacktivist network Anonymous promised the “biggest” attack so far to take place on Friday.
A 45-year-old woman from southern Sweden and her two children have been missing for three months, presumed to be hiding from authorities after social services took the two kids into care.
Security personnel at Amsterdam airport made an odd discovery when they put a German couple's bags through the scanners – the pair had over 200 live tarantulas hidden among their clothes.
Nine backers of Julian Assange who put up £140,000 ($225,000) between them in surety cash face an anxious wait to find out if they will lose their money, following a court hearing Wednesday.
The Champions League took a turn for Schalke 04 after they drew against ten-man Montpellier on Wednesday night. A 90th-minute equaliser from striker Souleymane Camara gave the French team a unexpected point.