A top Swiss banking official says that Germany would lose out if Berlin voted against a deal to end long-running tax evasion tensions with Switzerland.
Swiss banks want to become important traders of financial products and services based on the Chinese yuan, a sector association leader said Wednesday.
Swiss ski star Beat Feuz will miss the rest of the 2012/2013 season as he is not fully recovered from a knee operation last spring, the Swiss Ski Federation says.
The Sweden Democrats have relieved youth group leader Gustav Kasselstrand from his duties as political secretary for the party in the Riksdag, after he went against party line, saying that a senior colleague, implicated in the widely-publicized racial slur incident, should not have to leave office.
An 11-year-old German boy disappeared on Tuesday after stealing his foster parents' minivan and driving nearly 100 kilometres to Hamburg, it was reported on Wednesday after police found the vehicle.
A headmaster who took part in a charity golf tournament raising money for children with cancer has been fined €2,000 for his trouble after it emerged that he skipped school to play.
France's ex-prime minister Francois Fillon's supporters on Wednesday demanded a recount after a venomous leadership battle for the conservative main opposition UMP party, saying he was the rightful winner.
Copy us at your own risk. That is the message sent by the French publisher of "Fifty Shades of Grey" which is cracking the whip at spin-offs of the erotic romance.
German children get too much homework, have to take too many tests, and are under pressure from parents, a new study into the stress suffered by children between seven and nine suggests.
The new European space rocket will be an adaptation of the current Ariane 5, as suggested by Germany, rather than a new version, as the French had argued, it was agreed on Wednesday.
The amount of data used by mobile devices doubled over the past year, boosted by growth in video streaming services, according to a study released on Wednesday by Swedish telecom group Ericsson.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday a deal to release funds for Greece could be clinched next week, as her election rival launched a blistering attack on her policies to stem the eurozone crisis.
Sweden could become more attractive to non-EU foreign students if it granted them the right to stay in Sweden to look for work after graduation, the Migration Board (Migrationsverket) has suggested in a new report.
Switzerland’s supreme court has upheld a four-year jail sentence against a football hooligan who injured a fellow supporter, now disabled as a result.
After a woman in Ireland died from a miscarriage after authorities refusal to allow an abortion, Irish native David Duff reflects on the how Sweden differs from his homeland in gender equality.
Sweden Democrat Kent Ekeroth, who last week said he was taking a "time out" from his role as the party’s justice policy spokesman, announced on Wednesday he would step down permanently, but would keep his seat in the Riksdag.
A Swedish court has banned medical researchers from speaking with donors whose blood may have triggered a potentially fatal lung condition.
Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse wants to clean house and remove all tax evaders from its clientele, bank chairman Urs Rohner said in an interview published on Wednesday.
The Financial Times Deutschland newspaper is on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, endangering around 350 jobs, the paper announced on its homepage on Wednesday.
Moonshine, baked frogs and perfumed swans. A new Swedish television serves up the best culinary experiences of generations past. The Local catches up with host Lotta Lundgren to find out more.
Zao Wou-ki, the abstract painter and Swiss resident who has been described as China's greatest living artist, is at the centre of a bitter legal feud between his third wife and his son from a previous marriage.
Teens with weak muscles run the risk of dying younger than their stronger peers, a new Swedish study found.
The state of New York sued Credit Suisse for fraud Tuesday over the sale of questionable mortgage securities that dealt buyers $11.2 billion in losses in the US housing meltdown.
The Swiss Army has launched an investigation following reports that a soldier attempted to rape another recruit at the Thun training base in the canton of Bern.
Children with one or both parents born outside of Sweden have an increased risk of ill health than their peers with Swedish parents, according to a new study from the Mid Sweden University (Mittuniversitetet).
Sweden is currently too hands-off when new privately-managed free schools want to start up with public funding, according to a new report.
The Catholic institute behind last weekend’s anti-gay marriage demonstrations is to sue a feminist group for a counter-demonstration in which participants dressed as naked nuns.
A former homeless man has won €1 million in court after suing legendary society photographer and one-time Liliane Bettencourt heir François Marie Banier, who accused him of homophobia.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy will appear before investigating magistrates on Thursday and could be indicted in a probe into illegal campaign financing, judicial sources said Tuesday.
An email with sensitive information about plans by a Swedish military agency to help build an arms plant in Saudi Arabia was removed from the government office's registry, according to a report in the Swedish media.
Bayern Munich needed a late Thomas Müller goal to come from behind and seal a 1-1 draw against ten-man Valencia on Tuesday which put both teams in the Champions League's knock-out phase.
The hottest Christmas gift set to keep Swedes humming during the 2012 holiday season is a set of headphones, according to a Swedish retail research group's annual "Christmas Gift of the Year" predictions.
People working for religious institutions have the right to go on strike - but only under certain conditions, the German federal labour court said on Tuesday, in a ruling that affects nearly 1.3 million people.
A Stockholm school is mourning and family friends are searching for answers in the wake of an apparent murder-suicide that has shocked the upscale district of Östermalm.
German police have put up a €100,000 reward in their fight to find a mystery shooter who has been firing at car transporters and trucks on motorways for four years - hitting one woman driver in the throat.
The housing boom in Germany is continuing despite the eurozone debt crisis, with more individuals and investors applying for building permits this year than last.