Lausanne and Vaud cantonal police are redoubling efforts to combat drug dealers in the centre of the city.
Switzerland is to begin official negotiations with Greece over a tax accord on undeclared assets hidden in Swiss banks by Greek nationals, the Swiss government said on Wednesday.
Fraudsters are finding new ways to trick house-hunters in Sweden, stealing the identities of real people in other countries to convince desperate would-be tenants to part with their money.
A neo-Nazi chimney sweep heard on Wednesday that the state had the right to sack him because of his extreme political views, and association with a still-legal far-right political party.
Authorities raided offices and homes across Germany associated with European aerospace giant EADS, on Tuesday, as a decade-long investigation into bribery and corruption within the company reached a new high.
Germany has increased its tally of top-ranked restaurants in next year's prestigious Michelin guide, unveiled on Wednesday, and has a record number of eateries with star status.
Lacoste is to pass into Swiss hands after its chairman, the last member of the founding family to hold shares in the green crocodile brand of clothing, agreed on Wednesday to sell them to the Maus Frères textile and retail group.
Hundreds of Belgian Ford employees targeted a German factory on Wednesday in a border-hopping protest at the closure of their factory and looming unemployment. Some stormed the building but were later persuaded to leave.
A teenager who strangled an 11-year-old girl to death was sent for at least a decade to a psychiatric unit, as his personality disorder meant he posed a danger to the public, the judge in north-west Germany said on Wednesday.
A Graubünden ski resort is taking gay pride to new heights.
Using photos of babies to market baby formula could soon be banned in Sweden, as the government bids to discourage mothers from choosing powdered milk over breastfeeding.
Sweden’s severe ‘breast is best’ mindset only serves to push newborns away from the bosoms of mothers who fail at feeding time, argues The Local’s Christine Demsteader.
It is becoming more common for relatives of deceased Swedes to want to be present at the cremation of their loved ones, but many are unaware that they have the right due to a lack of information.
At the US ambassador's post-election breakfast in Berlin on Wednesday it was agreed that the major - if not only - expectation for Germany from Barack Obama's new presidency would be that it sort out the euro crisis.
A massive search for two runaway boys has been called after they were found safe on a barge close to their foster home.
Swiss cement group Holcim is reporting a 10.3-percent rise in net profits to 1.1 billion francs ($1.2 billion) for the first nine months of the year, attributing this to growth in emerging markets.
Award winning US-based author Michael Dahl will head to a Stockholm bookshop on Wednesday afternoon for a reading of his latest children's fantasy series.
In a bid to tackle obesity, a French senator has proposed a 300-percent tax hike on products that use palm oil.
Norway's state-owned energy giant Statoil on Wednesday evacuated around 330 non-essential staff from a North Sea platform off the coast of Norway after it began listing.
The effects of Barack Obama's re-election will particularly felt in global powerhouse Germany. The Local's media round-up turns to the country's press to see how it took the news.
The canton of Zurich has named a new head of “masculine issues” after the former head of the department, the first of its kind in Switzerland, quit in July just a month after being appointed.
Archaeologists have uncovered a 100,000-year-old mammoth skeleton in the Paris region, in what experts are calling an “exceptional” discovery.
Swedish telecom giant Ericsson announced on Wednesday that it would be cutting 1,550 jobs nationwide over a range of sectors, in an effort to reduce costs.
Swedish rights organization RFSL is demanding Sweden pay damages to sex change candidates forced by law to undergo sterilization in order to qualify for gender corrective surgery.
Whether you are already an expatriate or considering the move to Sweden, learning the language is one of the biggest issues to deal with. Since most Swedes have mastered English, it's all too easy rest on your language laurels. But sticking to English can prove risky.
Leading politicians in Sweden of all political stripes rejoiced early Wednesday morning over the re-election of US president Barack Obama, but cautioned he has a tough road ahead.
French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday hailed US President Barack Obama's re-election, and said it meant the United States would be totally committed on the world stage.
Munich Re, the world's biggest re-insurer, said it was raising its full-year profit forecast, despite the expected claims losses from superstorm Sandy that battered the United States last week.
Angela Merkel and other top German politicians congratulated newly re-elected US President Barack Obama on Wednesday morning in the hours after his victory. Many are now calling for tighter US-European relations.
Former French socialist party leader Martine Aubry said Tuesday she had come under investigation for "involuntary manslaughter and causing bodily harm by negligence" in an asbestos scandal.
France's Socialist government on Wednesday outlines a draft bill to authorise gay marriage and adoption amid strong opposition from the Roman Catholic Church and the opposition right.
Americans at Harry's Bar, an iconic watering hole in the French capital, fervently backed Barack Obama for the US presidency Tuesday, leaving little doubt about their feelings for Republican rival Mitt Romney.
Paris Saint-Germain moved to the cusp of qualification for the last 16 in the Champions League as they defeated Dinamo Zagreb 4-0 at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday.
Regular moderate exercise can raise life expectancy -- even among people who are overweight, a study said Tuesday.
The wage gap between men and women persists in Sweden despite efforts to eradicate it in a country that prides itself on promoting gender equality, according to a report released on Tuesday.
Hosts Schalke 04 came back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw with Premier League giants Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday, leaving the Royal Blues top of Group B.
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