The Swiss football team is paying the price for a moment’s indiscretion from the side’s coach, Ottmar Hitzfeld, or what might be called the fickle finger of fate.
Shareholders of the Swiss commodities giant Glencore and Swiss mining group Xstrata on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a merger of the two companies to create a goliath capable of out-muscling nearly everyone in their field.
The prosecutor has launched a formal investigation into whether the politicians who filmed themselves drunkenly using racist language are guilty of racial agitation (hets mot folkgrupp), a crime that could earn them two years in prison.
Attention all high-flying executives in Switzerland: go ahead and splurge on diamonds, fine art and vintage champagne this holiday season because next year you may be tightening your belts.
SAS's last-minute push to cut costs without first consulting its employees flies in the face of the Swedish model, say union representatives who liken it to "an ultimatum". The final deal represents the first time since the 1930s that employees' wages have decreased.
Students taking a German language exam were left giggling into their test papers after a song with sexual lyrics was used in a listening comprehension test. But teachers and some more sensitive students were outraged.
UBS trader Kweku Adoboli, who gambled away $2.3 billion of the Swiss bank's money, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Tuesday for Britain's biggest ever fraud.
Two brown bears housed in a compound in the centre of Berlin could soon be moved to a proper wild animal park - and were the focus of an animal rights' protest on Tuesday.
The contestants for 2013's Swedish music fest Melodifestivalen have been revealed, in what could be the most eclectic set of artists in recent years.
Germany's finance minister said on Tuesday that the French economic situation was stable, after international ratings agency Moody's cut the government bond rating by one notch from the highest level.
Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said Tuesday he would revise downwards his 2012 growth forecast, disparaged by economists as being overly optimistic, by the end of the year.
Several residents in Örebro, central Sweden, were shocked when they sorted through their post recently and found a detailed account of a child sex crime committed by one of their neighbours.
A woman in western Sweden who was arrested after police found skeletons in her apartment has now been charged for using the bones as sex toys, a hobby she claimed was motivated by an interest in history.
Sweden placed fifth in a new ranking of global "soft power", which measures countries' influence outside economic and military strength, as somewhat dated stereotypes stemming from Abba and Ikea linger.
A German documentary about how music is used as torture won an International Emmy in New York on Monday night.
Germany's first national weapons register should be online at the start of next year to provide information about the six million legally-held guns in the country, authorities said on Tuesday.
14-year-old Johan Hedén from western Sweden was dropped off by a school transport service some eight kilometres from his home, where the driver who was out of petrol flagged down a tractor to take the boy the rest of the way.
Germany's alliance with Israel means it cannot help calm the escalating hostilities in and around the Gaza Strip, a leading Palestinian said on Tuesday as diplomatic efforts were ramped up to stop the fighting.
Alcohol will be banned in the stands at “high-risk” football and ice hockey matches in Switzerland starting next season, although VIP sections will be excluded.
Sweden is seeking a buyer for beleaguered Scandinavian airline SAS, in which the Swedish state holds 21.4 percent, Financial Markets Minister Peter Norman said on Tuesday.
Germany's leading consumer organisation says some makers of detergent and food products improve their formulas ahead of testing to get good results - and then change them back after securing the crucial rating.
Shareholders of Swiss commodities giant Glencore overwhelmingly approved a tie-up with Swiss mining giant Xstrata, during an extraordinary general assembly meeting on Tuesday.
A controversial Saudi preacher has been authorized to appear at the second annual conference of the Central Islamic Swiss Council (CCIS) in Fribourg next month over the objections of critics.
The first person ever to be charged of anti-white racism has been acquitted by a court in Toulouse, French press learnt yesterday.
The Sweden Democrats want to ban people with dual nationality from serving in the Riksdag, according to a secret document sent to the Parliamentary Investigative Service (Riksdagens Utredningstjänst, RUT) and published by newspaper Expressen.
Police in Iran have arrested a man thought to have horribly mutilated his girlfriend in her Berlin flat, it was reported on Tuesday. He had escaped a German manhunt and been on the run for the past three weeks.
Souad Merah, the sister of Toulouse gunman Mohamed, has criticised her brother’s actions and refuted claims that she is anti-semitic.
A populist right-winger famed for his aggressive rhetoric and flair for the dramatic, Jean-François Copé has long fostered ambitions of winning the French presidency.
The international ratings agency Moody's cut France's top bond credit rating by one notch to "Aa1" Monday and maintained a negative outlook, meaning that another downgrade was possible in the medium term.
Jean-François Copé defeated former prime minister Francois Fillon by a handful of votes on Monday to take the helm of France's right-wing UMP party after an election that saw both sides trade accusations of fraud and left the opposition in disarray.
A man in his fifties and a young boy were found dead on Monday in an apartment in Stockholm's affluent Östermalm neighbourhood.
Per Schlingmann, the strategist considered by many to be the mastermind behind the Moderate Party's two successful election campaigns, is leaving the party.
German authorities are expected to extradite to France a man accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl from her home in southern France. The investigation will also now include allegations of rape.
Players from Ruhr valley favourite Schalke 04 said Tuesday they were looking to brush off last weekend's Bundesliga defeat and book a place in the Champions League's knock-out phase with a win over Olympiakos on Wednesday.
An ultra-light airplane which lost a wing mid-flight and crashed last week in western Sweden, killing two people, was built in part by high school students, crash investigators have discovered.