Novartis wins approval for meningitis vaccine
Switzerland

Novartis wins approval for meningitis vaccine

Swiss pharmaceutical group Novartis says it has won approval by the European Union's medicines agency for its Bexsero vaccine against meningitis B infections, the first broad coverage jab of its kind.

Police to probe shamed Sweden Democrats
Sweden

Police to probe shamed Sweden Democrats

The Stockholm police launched an investigation into whether the politicians who filmed themselves using racist language during a drunken fight are guilty of assault and incitement to racial hatred.

Did a German’s bicycle kick outshine Zlatan’s?
Sweden

Did a German’s bicycle kick outshine Zlatan’s?

As the football world continues to gush over Swedish star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s stunning goal against England, a German player has claimed that his triumphant 1977 goal was even better. Watch the videos (below) and chime in with your own views on The Local's Have Your Say.

Porn-actor teacher moved to new school
Germany

Porn-actor teacher moved to new school

A German teacher has been suspended and moved to a different school after students discovered he had starred as a “luscious lad” in two porn films easily accessible on the internet.

Gauck: see the human cost of our luxuries
Germany

Gauck: see the human cost of our luxuries

President Joachim Gauck says consumers risk becoming so obsessed with getting the latest fashionable product that they ignore the suffering of the people making them – and called for responsible capitalism.

Phone firms told to halve ‘other network’ charges
Germany

Phone firms told to halve ‘other network’ charges

German mobile phone bills should shrink significantly from the start of December, as the big four providers were told on Friday to halve the amount they charge customers for mobile calls between networks.

Swedish technology solves mummy mystery
Sweden

Swedish technology solves mummy mystery

A virtual post mortem has revealed that the Gebelein Man, a 5,500-year-old Egyptian mummy kept at the British Museum in London for over a century, was probably stabbed in the back with a sharp weapon.

DNA test proves wolf behind sheep attacks
Sweden

DNA test proves wolf behind sheep attacks

A DNA test has shown that a wolf killed the 60 sheep recently found dead on an artillery range in Skåne in the south of Sweden.

Historic genocide trial opens in Sweden
Sweden

Historic genocide trial opens in Sweden

A man charged with participating in the 1994 massacre of Tutsis in Rwanda is being heard in Sweden's first genocide trial.

Did 1977 ‘goal of century’ beat Zlatan’s?
Germany

Did 1977 ‘goal of century’ beat Zlatan’s?

While the football world is still dizzy from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s amazing goal against England on Wednesday, a German player says his similar shot 35 years ago was better. We have videos of both. What do you think? Have your say.

Mine protester pulled out of tunnel after four days
Germany

Mine protester pulled out of tunnel after four days

Police have pulled an environmental protester out of a six-metre deep tunnel after four days trying to dig him out without prompting a collapse which would have buried him alive.

German soldiers ‘ready to defend Turkish border’
Germany

German soldiers ‘ready to defend Turkish border’

German soldiers and missiles seem likely to be posted to Turkey’s border with Syria soon. One report suggested the government was checking the legality of such a posting, ahead of a Turkish request expected on Monday.