A 25-year-old woman accused of causing the death of her baby girl by injecting cocaine and heroin into a milk bottle was acquitted by a Saint Gallen district court for lack of evidence.
Former world champion Emma Pooley has joined Swiss team Bigla Cycling for the 2013 season, the British rider said on Monday.
For the first time since the early 1990s, there is a risk of a real estate bubble in Switzerland, an indicator developed by Swiss banking giant UBS shows.
The world's biggest food company Nestlé says it expects to generate more than half its sales in emerging markets, including India and China, by the end of the decade.
Wealthy Russians, including mafiosi, would most benefit from an EU bailout to Cyprus, Der Spiegel magazine reported Monday, quoting a German intelligence agency report.
Swedish prosecutors on Monday filed charges against a Swede of Rwandan origin accused of participating in a 1994 massacre of Tutsis in Rwanda, in what will be Sweden's first genocide trial.
Stockholm's English-speakers can revel in some home culture as Hamlet returns to the city in November. Performed as a one-man show, The Local spoke to its only actor, Roger Westberg.
People in Germany are planning to spend more on Christmas presents this year than last, despite the financial crisis. Yet the shaky economic situation may be influencing their choices - cash and vouchers are the most popular presents.
The central German state of Hesse is making active attempts to recruit unemployed workers from Spain look after the state's elderly people.
With the US presidential election a day away, the Swedish media remains in an all-out frenzy of coverage looking at whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will win, much to the surprise of some US expats.
Giving the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union is "unlawful" since it is not a "champion of peace" as defined by the will of founder Alfred Nobel, the International Peace Bureau said on Monday.
A Swiss laboratory team has arrived in the West Bank city of Ramallah to prepare for the exhumation of former Palestinian president Yasser Arafat, Palestinian sources said on Monday.
The former treasurer of Brandenburg's Greens has admitted stealing well over €250,000 from the party and spending it on love affairs he had with two prostitutes.
Norway and China met on Monday on the sidelines of an Asia-Europe summit, marking their first official contact since Beijing objected to a Chinese dissident being named the 2010 Nobel peace laureate, Norwegian media reported.
A car drove off a bridge and sank 15 metres to the bottom of a lake in central Sweden on Monday afternoon, with an emergency diving team currently on the scene to investigate.
Former Volvo Cars CEO Stefan Jacoby, who left his post after two years due to ill health, will not be leaving empty handed. According to company policy he is entitled to some 8 million kronor ($1.2 million) in severance pay.
Ubiquitous café chain Starbucks has not paid federal income taxes in Germany since it started operating in the country back in 2002, according a recent report.
The unusual mix of Swedish food, drink, and crime thrillers has thrown this Nordic nation into London's spotlight. Contributor Paul Hughes has gathered the ultimate to-do list for those wanting to catch Scandimania in the British capital.
Swiss Christmas shoppers are set to be more generous this year than last, a poll showed Monday, indicating that consumers in Switzerland remained largely unaffected by the global economic downturn.
Swedish hygiene and forestry products company SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) is cutting 1,500 jobs in a bid to save billions of kronor, the company revealed in Stockholm on Monday.
Most Swedes may not be casting votes for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney in Tuesday's US presidential elections, but that doesn't mean they don't have an opinion. See what some Stockholmers think and chime in with your own views on The Local's Have Your Say.
With most Germans hoping US President Barack Obama will be re-elected, the country is to see what happens on Tuesday. In a special-edition Zeitgeist, The Local asked what Berliners thought.
Election fever has struck Switzerland’s American expat community, with all-night parties planned across the country on Tuesday to celebrate the vote for the US president.
A church in Paris famous for its monthly animal services could be forced to close after the building was sold by its landlords.
Tom Hanks slated Germany's favourite TV show, a mix of chat and challenges that baffles foreigners. "If that is not high quality television," he said of one scene when the Wetten, dass...? host hopped around him in a sack.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been called to testify over allegations that his 2007 presidential campaign received illegal donations from L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's fractious coalition struck a hard-fought deal Monday over disputed government benefits - and scrapping an unpopular fee everyone has to pay to see a doctor - a year before the general election.
Somali immigrants in Sweden have had a harder time finding employment compared to Somalis in the United States and Canada, a new report has found.
The furore surrounding a proposed gay marriage and adoption law has reached new heights, two days before it is due to be discussed in parliament. UMP deputies have have called for further discussion and a march in opposition is organised.
Top European leaders jetting into Laos for a major summit are on a mission to reassure Asia that their crisis-hit region is "still an economic power", French President François Hollande has said.
A bus driver in western Sweden was forced to intervene when a love-sick couple were discovered to be having full intercourse on a Gothenburg bus early on Sunday morning.
Nordic telecom firm TeliaSonera has been hit with new revelations about another business deal with Uzbekistan, which came after a request from the daughter of the country’s president who “needed more money”.
Sweden’s Justice Minister Beatrice Ask claimed on Monday to be unsatisfied with the country’s police force, pointing to a drop in effectiveness despite increased funding, and arguing for stricter penalties for burglars.
Saint Gallen cantonal police were forced to put on their cowboy hats after two Highland cows went astray and jumped into Lake Constance for a swim before being captured on Sunday.
Borås football club Elfsborg drew 1-1 with Åtvidaberg on Sunday afternoon to win the title in Sweden's top football league, the Allsvenskan.
Amid wrangling over the EU's budget, Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to London on Wednesday for talks with Prime Minister David Cameron after first outlining her views on the bloc's future in Brussels.
Ten-man Bayer Leverkusen moved up to fourth in the Bundesliga on Sunday with a 3-2 win over Fortuna Düsseldorf while Bayern Munich have opened a seven-point lead at the top of the league.