The president of the extreme right-wing Swiss Nationalist Party (PNOS) has been acquitted of defamation and racial discrimination charges stemming from an anti-minaret rally.
Authorities in south-western Germany are investigating the German branch of Swiss banking giant UBS over suspicion of aiding tax evasion.
French President François Hollande has criticized Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu for transforming a memorial service for Jews slain by an Islamist gunman in southwestern France this year into a campaign meeting.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Thursday he did not expect any quick deal on aid to help debt-mired Greece, from its international creditors.
Immigrants with advanced education face discrimination when looking for work in Switzerland and are three times more likely than Swiss nationals to be unemployed, according to a study released on Thursday.
Budget carrier Norwegian announced flights between Stockholm and New York City for under 1,000 kronor ($150) on Thursday, prompting a massive spike in demand which proved too much for the airline's website.
A year after she reportedly set fire to the Nazi terror gang's headquarters and gave herself up to police, the surviving National Socialist Underground member Beate Zschäpe has been charged by German state prosecutors.
Growing public outrage in Frankfurt over an alleged attack by four police officers which left a black man unconscious and suffering concussion has prompted a debate in the state parliament over claims of racism in the police force.
Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, convicted of killing 77 people last year, has complained that prison conditions are violating his human rights, one of his lawyers said on Thursday.
The Champs Elysées are to get their traditional Christmas lights back, after a one-year avant-garde experiment was grumpily received by Parisians, the avenue's traders association said on Thursday.
A Sweden Democrat politician has called on Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to work towards the establishment of a "reserve" for Swedish culture and traditions, suggesting her northerly home county of Jämtland as a suitable location.
Italian police on Thursday seized €163 million ($207 million) worth of assets from a criminal association headquartered in Switzerland, as well as a luxury villa used as a safehouse for stashing gold.
A German ban of an animal cruelty campaign which set images of abused animals next to photographs of people in Holocaust death camps, has been upheld unanimously by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
The Brazilian tourist who attacked a bodyguard outside the offices of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in August has been released and deported after passing a psychiatric evaluation in Sweden.
There is an increasing difference between the performance of girls and boys in Swedish schools, with girls pulling away from their male counterparts, according to new statistics published by the National Agency for Education (Skolverket).
Major German companies Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, and Commerzbank all reported poor third quarter figures on Thursday, confounding reports that the country's economy was weathering the global storm.
Following the significant coverage of the US elections in the Swedish media, the opinion pages of the four main newspapers have moved focus to the challenges which lie ahead for the re-elected American president and the impact these will have on the country as well as the rest of the world.
Bargains struck in court between judges and lawyers to swap confessions for a significantly shorter sentence could be warping Germany's justice system, the Constitutional Court says.
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A security guard from northwestern France has been given a four month suspended sentence and a fine after conning an ex-girlfriend out of money by claiming he was a chief police officer.
Swedish builder Skanska posted on Thursday a 23-percent fall in third-quarter net profit as economic uncertainty in Europe weighed on results, but said demand in the US market was picking up.
French food lovers and the nation's restaurant owners breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday after Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici backtracked on threats to almost triple the tax on eating out.
Reinsurance giant Swiss Re posted a third-quarter net profit of $2.2 billion (2.08 billion francs) on Thursday, up sharply from $1.3 billion for the same period last year.
French blockbuster ‘The Intouchables’ has done more to raise awareness of disabilities in France than either the Paralympics or government funded campaigns, a new report says.
Sweden’s ice hockey team began the four-nation Karjala Cup on Wednesday with a loss to the Czech Republic, the same team that knocked the Swedes out of the world championships in May.
A spectacular fire that burned until early Thursday destroyed a flour mill in Beinwil, a rural village in the canton of Aargau.
This Week's Highlights: Puppet theatre in Munich, Madama Butterfly in Hamburg, and photos of GDR punks in Berlin.
A letter from President François Hollande congratulating newly re-elected President Barack Obama has been mocked on the web due to an unfortunate English faux-pas.
French industrialist and media magnate Serge Dassault weighed into France's bitter debate over gay marriage Wednesday with a warning that if it is allowed, the French will have died out within a decade.
Tens of thousands of commuters and travellers on international trains were stranded for hours in Paris Wednesday after a series of incidents disrupted rail traffic from the capital's Gare du Nord station.
A banana skin saved a woman from serious injury when her estranged husband slipped on it while trying to stab her with a steak knife, a German court heard this week.
After years of steady progress, a new study shows German customer service seems to be sliding back into its old surly ways. Have you noticed a decline - or do you think it's so bad it couldn't possibly get any worse? Have your say.
Scandinavian Airlines, SAS, is postponing its third quarter report due to ongoing negotiations regarding its revolving credit facility, the company announced on Thursday.
Holland star Arjen Robben has said Bayern Munich remain under pressure to prove themselves in the Champions League despite their 6-1 drubbing of Lille in Wednesday's group-stage clash.
An elk hunter in central Sweden got the shock of his life on Sunday when a wild bear sprung out of the ground just metres away, prompting the Swede to instinctively shoot it dead.
Morocco said on Wednesday it had ordered a group of foreign journalists to leave Laayoune, the main city of Western Sahara, claiming they had gone there under false pretexts.
Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain will be without star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic for their next two league games after the fiery Swedish international was handed a two-game ban on Wednesday.
A teenager who stabbed an elderly woman to death while wearing a "Justin the Serial Killer" latex horror mask started a ten-year prison term in Germany on Wednesday.