The federal veterinary office (FVO) has ordered the temporary closure of 27 pig farms in Switzerland after the discovery of a swine disease.
French actor Gérard Dépardieu was in hot water again on Thursday when he tested positive for an alcohol test after a minor scooter accident in Paris.
Sweden's economy expanded by 0.5 percent in the third quarter from the second and by 0.7 percent year-on-year, data released Thursday by Statistics Sweden (SCB) showed.
Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse has sold its headquarters, an enormous office complex in Zurich, to Norway's state pension fund for one billion francs ($1.07 billion).
The lack of a shared database slows down Swedish authorities trying to detect terror threats, claims Sweden's Counter-Terrorism Co-operative Council (Nationellt centrum för terrorhotbedömning).
A French court on Thursday cleared Continental Airlines of any crime over the July 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde but upheld a ruling that the US airline bore civil responsibility for the disaster.
Traffic in the Channel tunnel linking Britain and France was suspended for two hours on Thursday after a fire on a cargo shuttle that caused no injuries, its operator Eurotunnel said.
The battle for leadership of the right-wing opposition UMP between rivals Jean-François Copé and François Fillon forced the cancellation of a planned event on Thursday to celebrate former French president Jacques Chirac’s 80th birthday.
Trainee police officers in western Germany are allowed to have large tattoos, a court ruled on Thursday, although they may have to cover then up by wearing long sleeves even in the summer.
The gentle snowfall that graced Stockholm on this week is just the prelude to the upcoming freeze, as forecasters predict plummeting temperatures over the weekend.
In a new series profiling Swedish newsmakers, The Local gets the lowdown on author and journalist Göran Rosenberg, who won Sweden’s most prestigious prize for literature on Monday.
While Swedes boast some of the best English language skills in the world, they are not immune to making a fair number of mistakes. The Local examines where Swedes slip up in English, and why.
The Geneva-based Red Cross says it is handing over to German authorities a huge archive of people who were persecuted by the Nazis and who went missing amid the chaos of the Second World War.
Sweden is set to go against the United States and Israel and vote yes to Palestinian observer status in the United Nations on Thursday, despite previous reticence to support a similar move from the Palestinian leadership.
A man who killed a public prosecutor in a Dachau court was handed a life sentence on Thursday, despite his slow-motion suicide attempt by refusing treatment for diabetes that resulted in both his legs being amputated.
Italian police on Thursday placed under house arrest nine militants opposed to a high-speed rail link between Turin and Lyon ahead of planned protests against the project next week, Italian media said.
The head of France's largest employers' group on Thursday slammed as "blackmail" a threat by the state to take over a plant owned by steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, amid outrage in Mittal's native India that he was a victim of racism.
Police have arrested members of a gang of Eastern European immigrants who used violence, intimidation and the promotion of Islam to control marijuana trafficking operations in the Neuchâtel mountains, cantonal justice authorities said on Thursday.
Keeping kids encouraged and keeping up enthusiasm is vital when it comes to teaching languages. That’s why Berlitz throws out the old-school textbook approach and ensures learning through fun and games in the classroom.
A 35-year-old Serbian previously convicted by a Swedish court of war crimes stemming from a massacre in Kosovo in 1999 has been ordered released by a court of appeal, according to his lawyer.
German unemployment rose in November, data showed Thursday, amid signs that Europe's top economy is increasingly feeling the pinch from the Continent's debt crisis, but analysts said the figures were better than expected.
Employees must get a break from work-related emails over the holidays, a small business group demanded on Thursday, calling for clear guidelines on when Germans can switch off their phones for a silent night at Christmas.
German prosecutors and tax police have raided the offices of HypoVereinsbank, the German arm of Italian bank UniCredit, on suspicion of tax fraud, the bank and prosecutors said on Thursday.
Sweden Democrat MP Lars Isovaara is leaving all of his political duties after he reportedly snuffled and spat in contempt at a parliamentary security guard, party leader Jimmie Åkesson announced on Thursday.
A Chinese industrialist has completed the landmark purchase of Château Bellefont-Belcier, a leading estate in the prestigious Saint Emilion wine-making area, sources involved in the sale said on Thursday.
Heavy snow hit areas of south and east Germany on Thursday, snarling morning traffic amid winter storm warnings for much of the nation from the German Weather Service (DWD).
Ivo Romer, the councillor in charge of finance for the city of Zug, is under investigation for the alleged embezzlement of several million francs from the estate of a woman now dead, according to media reports.
A 22-year-old woman who disappeared from a Sweden-bound ferry in the early hours of Sunday morning is still missing, with security camera footage suggesting she fell overboard into the Baltic Sea.
Centuries after two German brothers changed bedtimes for children around the world with their collection of fairy tales, Jeff Kavanagh visited the places where Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm lived and their stories took place.
A container ship ran aground near the Baltic island of Öland early Thursday morning, managing to stay afloat but prompting fears that it could spill oil into the sea.
A court in northern Greece on Wednesday cleared two council workers and a teacher of assaulting Germany's consul in an anti-austerity protest at which demonstrators chanted "Kick out the Nazis."
Nine in ten bank employees say customers are challenging them on terms and conditions, prompting their union to question the Swedish government for continuing its bank-critical rhetoric.
The chances of Berlin's much-delayed new airport being finished before its latest deadline would seem to be nose-diving, with contractors refusing to work because they doubt the corporation can pay.
Soon after the Sweden Democrats rushed to the defence of MP Lars Isovaara, who reportedly snuffled and spat in contempt at a parliamentary security guard, the bag he said was lost in the robbery that upset him was found left behind in a restaurant.
This Week's Highlights: English theatre in Berlin, African music in Cologne, and an opera staged in Egypt premiers in Frankfurt.