A group of topless women staged a protest on Wednesday at a German outlet of Swedish furniture giant Ikea in reaction to the company's decision to remove women from the version of its catalogue distributed in Saudi Arabia.
Just under half of all overtime hours worked in Germany are not paid, according to a new study, with employees putting in an average of three unpaid overtime hours a month.
With Sweden’s Princess Madeleine announcing her engagement to her US boyfriend Chris O’Neill on Thursday, The Local finds out more about her financier fiancé.
A group of young female activists staged a topless protest in the living room department of a Hamburg Ikea on Wednesday evening, in a stand against the company's use of “discriminatory advertising.”
Sixty percent of the French think Islam is too prominent in their country and nearly half view the religion as a threat to national identity, according to a survey published Thursday.
France and Germany want the European Union to take steps to stop the tide of asylum seekers from Serbia and Macedonia, their interior ministers said in interviews published Thursday.
Rock legends the Rolling Stones were due to play a surprise mini-gig in Paris on Thursday and all 350 tickets priced at €15 ($20) each were snapped up in minutes.
Convicted serial killer Peter Mangs will not be granted a retrial, with the court on Thursday dismissing his accusation that one of the lay judges who presided over his trial had a conflict of interest in the case.
A local Green Party politician from central Sweden kicked up controversy for singing a song about a "negro village" in Africa during a recent children's charity fundraiser.
This Week's Highlights: A big birthday celebration in Berlin, jazz in Frankfurt, and English theatre in Munich and Hamburg.
A French panel which monitors application of OECD principles will hear a complaint alleging that tyre company Michelin breached locals' rights when it built a factory in southeast India, a statement issued by the groups said.
The teen surfer who ended up in Sweden after a Ryanair ticketing foul-up cashed in on a free surf-trip offer from local tourism officials – only to arrive on a wave-less weekend, leaving him to admire local skate parks instead.
Key EU states led by Germany and Sweden pressed Thursday for the reintroduction of visas for people coming from Balkan EU candidate states so as to curb soaring unfounded asylum requests.
German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich called for stricter rules for asylum seekers from Serbia and Macedonia on Thursday, and demanded that the European Union stem the current tide by increasing aid to Eastern Europe.
Members of the German Bundestag could soon have to state exactly how much they earn on the side. Both parties in the ruling coalition agreed on a new transparency model on Thursday.
Germany became the fourth country on Thursday to ban sales of flu vaccines made by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis, following embargoes by Italy, Switzerland and Austria.
Looking for new digs in Switzerland? Here’s a property new to the rental market for the first time in its 330-year history.
State-owned Bavarian bank BayernLB is demanding over $400 million from Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone – the amount it says it lost when one of its employees was bribed into selling its stake in the sport to him in 2005.
Sweden's Princess Madeleine spoke about her engagement to Chris O’Neill on Thursday, calling the US banker her "soul mate", with one royal expert explaining what the princess's fiancé needs to do to gain a Swedish royal title.
A childminder has been ordered to pay a €600 fine to her neighbours, a lawyers’ office, because the children she looked after made too much noise.
Police have upped their presence in Dalsland and Värmland counties in central and eastern Sweden after receiving information of an increased threat against banks in the region.
A female impersonator from Bayonne, south-western France, has been given a six month suspended prison sentence for tasering his mother.
Family Minister Kristina Schröder hosted an international conference on men’s issues this week, to discuss how to help men get jobs in careers traditionally dominated by women. Do we need a men's rights movement? Have your say
Millions of train passengers in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) could be faced with disrupted journeys this winter if a regional coal plant is shut down as planned - causing power shortages, a rail boss warned on Thursday.
A Vaud woman who left her two-year-old son unattended to go to the disco has lost the care of her child and was convicted of breaking the law.
Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis said Thursday that its net profit remained stable in the third quarter and confirmed that it was on track to meet its 2012 sales target.
A new government report on international French business competitiveness has suggested ending the the 35 hour working week.
Roger Federer was put to the test at his home Swiss Indoors on Wednesday but conjured up a 6-3, 6-7 (6/8), 7-5 defeat of Thomaz Bellucci to advance to the quarter-finals.
The Riksbank, Sweden's central bank, announced on Thursday that the country's benchmark interest rate would remain unchanged at 1.25 percent.
Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse said on Thursday that third-quarter net profit plunged 63 percent to 254 million Swiss francs ($225.6 million) and that it would enact further cost cutting measures.
Anglo-Swedish pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca on Thursday said its net profits sank 56 percent in the third quarter, as group revenues tumbled on the expiry of key drug patents.
"The Scream," Edvard Munch's eerie 1895 masterpiece which sold in May for $119.9 million, is on view for the first time since that record-breaking auction, at New York's Museum of Modern Art.
As Germany expands daycare provision for the nation’s children, one thing that is missing from the picture, all too often, are male teachers. Kate Hairsine tracked down some of the country’s rare male child care professionals.
Over 150 police officers in western Germany took part in raids across three states on Tuesday, cracking what they believe to have been a human trafficking ring. They freed at least two teenage girls thought to be living in “enslavement.”
The international ratings agency Standard & Poor's gave Sweden and Denmark high marks on Wednesday and reaffirmed their top "AAA" ratings and stable outlooks.
A woman in central Sweden is in hospital after having been stabbed in the throat with a sharp object on Wednesday evening.
Germany defender Marcel Schmelzer hit a second-half winner as Borussia Dortmund beat Real Madrid 2-1 on Wednesday in the Champions League, snatching top spot in Group D from the Spanish giants.
The Royal Court confirmed on Thursday that Sweden's Princess Madeleine is engaged to her long-time US banker boyfriend Chris O'Neill.