American cycling champion Lance Armstrong paid more than a million dollars to a Swiss company controlled by an Italian doctor who helped cyclists benefit from illegal doping, a new report says.
Convicted serial killer Peter Mangs demanded a retrial on Thursday, accusing one of the lay judges who presided over his trial of having a conflict of interest in the case.
A year after Facebook announced it would open a data centre in Luleå, three more multinational companies are set to follow suit, opening branches in the northern Swedish town.
A deportation detention centre in Berlin is now practically empty, with just one prisoner left awaiting deportation. But there are still 169 officers currently being paid to guard him.
France and Spain have signed an agreement to intensify cooperation to "cut all drug routes," officials said on Thursday, adding that Morocco and Portugal would be invited to join the initiative.
France's oldest woman Maria Richard has died at the age of 111, the retirement home where she lived said on Thursday.
The Local’s Rebecca Martin catches up with Peter Englund, the Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy (Svenska Akademien), to find out more about why one should read the work of 2012’s Nobel Prize winner in literature, Mo Yan.
On the eve of the announcement of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize, The Local catches up with Norwegian lawyer and Nobel historian Fredrik S. Heffermehl, who claims the Norwegian Nobel Committee isn't following Alfred Nobel's wishes.
A passenger on the Berlin underground was assaulted with a brass instrument after his friend told a busking trio to be quiet on Wednesday - he ended up a few teeth short.
Victims of forced marriage in Germany now have a new resource. The women's rights organization Terre des Femmes has unveiled an internet portal to help victims, to mark United Nations International Girls' Day on Thursday.
A family in southern Sweden was “deeply concerned” after receiving letters from local authorities about their elderly mother, who had mistakenly been reported dead.
The 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Chinese author Mo Yan, the Swedish Academy announced on Thursday.
European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger has written a letter to Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, assuring him that new EU restrictions on CO2 limits will not harm the auto giant.
Justice Minister Christine Taubira has announced plans to employ more imams in French prisons, as a way of preventing Islamic extremism being fomented.
Norwegian telecom group Telenor said on Thursday that it has settled a dispute with former Indian joint venture partner Unitech, after their jointly owned company's licences were cancelled by a court.
This Week's Highlights: A marathon in Munich, ballet in Baden-Baden, and Japanese films screen in Cologne.
A group of Mayors across France have launched a petition against gay marriage, demanding the right for town halls to refuse to conduct same-sex ceremonies.
A French prosecutor said Thursday he would pursue charges of attempted murder and terrorism against seven of the 12 suspected Islamist extremists arrested at the weekend.
Nordic telecom firm TeliaSonera has been hit with new revelations about suspicious business practices in Asia, this time stemming from a complex deal with a firm tied to the former ruling family in Nepal.
Cycling's world governing body on Thursday said it would look at a US Anti-Doping Agency report that accused seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong of being at the centre of a widespread doping conspiracy.
The equivalent of one meal a day per person is lost through food waste in Switzerland, with almost half the loss coming from households, according to research conducted by two universities.
A former UMP minister who was arrested after his wife accused him of domestic violence yesterday, has denied the charges on French radio. He admitted telling her that she dressed 'like a slut'.
The owner of a shopping mall in Saxony-Anhalt built a concrete wall in front of his property so his customers wouldn’t have to see the drinkers in the park across the street. But locals have urged him to tear down his wall.
Germany's leading economic think tanks warned on Thursday there was a "great danger" that Europe's top economy could fall into recession, as they slashed their growth forecasts for next year in half.
A Swiss floor layer who won €43 million at an Austrian casino last year only to be denied the prize has reached an out-of-court settlement for a reported €1 million.
Tom Enders, the chief executive of aerospace group EADS, said Wednesday he was taken by surprise at the level of German opposition to the proposed blockbuster merger with BAE Systems.
Movie colossus Arnold Schwarzenegger presented his autobiography "Total Recall" at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Wednesday. "After Terminator and Governator, now comes Educator," he said, detailing plans for his new academy.
Two teenage gang rape victims said they had seen a "judicial shipwreck" after a French court acquitted 10 youths and handed down light sentences to four others.
A German journalist who spent six years undercover at neo-Nazi rock concerts has collaborated with film-maker Peter Ohlendorf to make a documentary about the country's far-right music scene. The Local spoke with the director.
French first lady Valérie Trierweiler plans to sue the authors of the latest book about her because it spreads malicious rumours, her lawyer said Wednesday.
British police on Wednesday charged Jeremy Forrest, the British teacher who ran away with a 15-year-old pupil, after he was extradited from France back to England.
"Desperate" asylum seekers awaiting deportation from Sweden have been placed in a prison after the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) deemed them too hard to handle.
Swedish scientists in a team of international astronomers have discovered a spiral of matter around a dying giant star, indicating the way our own sun will end its days.
German President Joachim Gauck paid tribute on Wednesday to the Czech victims of a 1942 Nazi massacre that razed a village near Prague in retaliation for the assassination of a senior Nazi.
South Korean electronics giant Samsung will be the first to offer the Swedish music streaming service Spotify's catalogue on its smart TVs across Europe, the company said Wednesday.
A merger to create the biggest aerospace and defence group in the world from EADS and BAE Systems collapsed on Wednesday, brought down by unexpectedly strong opposition from Germany.
Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic feels he has yet to hit peak form since his move from AC Milan to Paris Saint Germain and has a lot more to offer as the Scandinavians take on the Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifying on Friday.