Several primary and secondary schools in Berlin are segregating migrant children into classes with “vastly inferior education,” to attract "ethnic Germans," an NGO has told a United Nations Human Rights session in Geneva.
The 1999-2005 Tour de France races will have no winners attributed to them, embattled world cycling officials announced Friday, ordering doping-tainted icon Lance Armstrong to repay his prize money.
Amateur, indecisive and gaffe-prone: the accusations are growing ever louder against Socialist Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault as he struggles to steer France through its worst economic crisis in decades.
Kweku Adoboli, the UBS trader accused of losing $2.3 billion, broke down in tears on Friday as he took to the witness stand for the first time at his trial in London.
The Social Democrats said on Friday they would not advocate for an outright ban on profits by companies working in the welfare sector, arguing instead for stronger regulations, increased transparency, and tougher demands on quality.
The French have rarely been as pessimistic about their future, according to data released on Friday, raising concerns they may cut back on consumption, the only remaining prop to economic growth in the country.
More details emerged on Friday about a German kindergarten teacher who is thought to have locked children in cupboards and forced them to eat vomit.
The German Pirate Party plunged into chaos on Friday when two top party members stepped down, one of whom had prevented her book from being freely distributed online, outraging her anti-copyright colleagues.
Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore said his country aimed to be the first ailing euro nation to exit a bailout programme as his German counterpart hailed Ireland as "an excellent example" of what "hard work" can achieve.
James Bond's "Skyfall" premieres on Friday, featuring a sexy Swedish actor in a prominent role. But did you know that Swedish actresses have had a long-running love affair with British agent 007? The Local finds out more.
Norwegian telecom group Telenor said on Friday it had found a new local partner thereby saving its embattled expansion into India.
With a second season of Swedish reality television show "Allt för Sverige" set to start on Sunday, The Local catches up with two of the Swedish-American contestants who return to Sweden to explore their families' past.
The far-right Sweden Democrats want to rid themselves of the image that they are a bunch of "angry young men" as a poll released on Friday ranks them as Sweden's third largest political party.
Hugely successful Swedish stone-oven bakery Fabrique is setting up shop in the British capital, bringing natural sourdough bread as well as cinnamon buns with a Swedish flair to hungry Londoners, The Local's Rebecca Martin discovers.
Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson reported on Friday a 42-percent drop in net profit in the third quarter as it ran into difficulties in the European and Asian markets.
A new initiative by German states will attempt to make the federal government pay for the disposal of thousands of tonnes of World War II allied bombs and weapons, an expensive and dangerous job currently financed by local authorities.
French police have arrested seven people for running an international child trafficking ring in Nancy, north east France.
Consumer confidence in Germany, Europe's top economy, is continuing to defy the crisis and rose to the highest level for five years on the back of rising income expectations, data showed on Friday.
An ambulance thief got more than he bargained for on Thursday when the vehicle he stole turned out to have a 63-year-old patient in the back.
French banking shares fell sharply on Friday, a day after ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded giant BNP Paribas.
Norwegian oil group Statoil on Friday lowered its 2013 outlook for oil and gas production as it reported unexpectedly strong net profit in the third quarter.
French customs officials on Thursday fined former Central African prime minister Martin Ziguele after he was found carrying 11.8 kilograms of bushmeat, mainly monkey, on his arrival at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.
Swiss residents are bracing for a blast of winter this weekend, coming just a week after a spell of warm Indian summer conditions.
French nuclear power plant Flamanville, in the north west of the country, experienced a leak of radioactive material inside one of its reactors undergoing maintenance late on Wednesday night.
A government politician who sparked a scandal by calmly smoking cannabis on a German TV chat show has been accused of a PR stunt - and prompted a debate among his colleagues about the legality of soft drugs.
Swedes have the highest proficiency in English as a second language in the world, according to a new study which tested nearly 2 million people in 54 countries.
In the latest of a series of raids, Ticino cantonal police have shut down a bordello operating with illegal prostitutes from Romania, aided by law enforcement officials from that country.
Ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded three French banks on Thursday, including giant BNP Paribas, and placed 10 others on negative outlook including Crédit Agricole and Société Générale.
Despite shrill protests from Catholics and some conservatives, France seems ready to accept gay marriage. But gay adoption is proving to be the real sticking point, writes Isabelle Tourne.
The mother of a British man beaten to death outside a Frankfurt nightclub says she is now trying to put the pieces of her life back together after taking more than 90 flights between the UK and Germany to attend the trial of his killers.
Geneva international airport was partly shut down for about an hour late on Thursday after a man claimed he had parked a car full of explosives in front of the airport, Swiss media reported.
A radical French activist who heads the French branch of the New Black Panther Party was on Thursday expelled from Switzerland for fear he would incite violence, Geneva authorities said.
A 58-year-old German chimney sweep sat through his court case in a wig and false beard on Thursday, charged with secretly filming at least seven female co-workers in the company showers.
Scandinavian scientists have discovered a new species of snake in a Copenhagen museum, which they have called the Mosaic sea snake, a Swedish university said on Thursday.
The first snow of the season started falling over Stockholm on Thursday evening, causing icy roads, snarling traffic and prompting warnings from forecasters of more to come.
Germany became the fourth country Thursday to ban sales of flu vaccines made by Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis, following embargoes by Italy, Switzerland and Austria.
A 74-year-old man and his dog were injured in a robbery attempt in Uppsala, north of Stockholm, early on Friday morning.
Dung beetles wearing tiny silicon boots have let scientists in on a long-guarded secret -- they use the balls of manure they collect as mobile air conditioning units, a Swedish study said Thursday.
Despite a strong expansion in the supply of new housing, rents and prices for homes in Switzerland remain robust, although markets are overheated in some areas, a consultant’s report shows.