The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR) says it is considering two bids for the privatization of World Radio Switzerland, the publicly owned English-language radio station.
Teenage football players in Payerne, a small town in the canton of Vaud, were surprised on Monday to receive coaching advice in person from England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney.
A Paris court Monday ordered French-Romanian photographer Irina Ionesco to pay €10,000 in damages to her daughter for taking explicit pictures of her in the 1970s, when she was between four and 12.
Henri Loyrette, the pioneering boss of the Louvre for over a decade, will quit the world's biggest museum at the end of his current term of office in April, he told AFP on Monday.
Volvo cars are about to get "smarter" thanks to a partnership with Ericsson that will let drivers and passengers access a range of web-based services directly from the dashboard.
Two ailing middle-aged elephants that French officials wanted to put down have been given a Christmas reprieve after an appeal to President François Hollande and an internet campaign to save them.
Belgium's foreign minister said Monday that France was solely to blame after its top actor Gérard Depardieu threatened to give up his passport following a move to seek tax exile in the neighbouring country.
Europe will have to work "very hard" to maintain its generous welfare system and remain competitive, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a newspaper interview on Monday.
A 37-year-old Swedish woman with an admitted obsession with skeletons has been convicted of disturbing the peace of the dead for allegedly using human bones for sexual purposes.
The pony that enjoyed its 15 minutes (or 56 seconds on YouTube) of fame on a Berlin train last Friday also visited H&M and McDonald's on its big day out in the city, the 16-year-old owner revealed at the weekend.
The OECD on Monday urged Sweden to do more for those excluded from the job market, saying high minimum wages and poorly targeted integration policies were leaving some groups mired in poverty.
After British comedian Ricky Gervais performed in Stockholm on Sunday night, The Local’s Oliver Gee reflects on why a liberal Swedish crowd took such delight in the mostly dark humour.
The German economy, Europe's biggest, is set to contract "noticeably" in the fourth quarter of this year and will probably tread water early next year, the Bundesbank forecast on Monday.
Germany's birth rate has been low for years, but a new study released on Monday revealed the country is becoming a less attractive place to have children due to difficulties balancing family with work.
Swedish doctors are struggling to locate the tip of a scalpel they managed to lose in a patient's nose.
The Swedish military announced on Monday it had discovered the remains of a Russian submarine on the Baltic Sea bed near the island of Öland.
A gleeful attempt to redesign the town shield to mark Landskrona's 600th anniversary has run into trouble over scantily clad renditions of Justice and Prudence, showing them boogeying in a state of undress.
A new opinion poll has revealed Germans' mixed attitude to immigration - while the majority believe immigrants make life in the country more interesting, two-thirds say foreigners cause major social problems.
Superstorm Sandy hit the Zurich Insurance Group with claims worth about $700 million, the Swiss insurer said on Monday.
Tennis star Roger Federer was named Swiss male athlete of the year at the 2012 Credit Suisse Sports Awards on Sunday in Zurich.
Germany's railway operator Deutsche Bahn could soon sees its rail and train businesses broken apart if the European Union implements plans to turn Europe's railway network into a single market where any firm can offer services.
In the wake of the Newtown school shooting tragedy in the United States, German politicians are calling for tighter weapons laws in Germany, including banning all guns from private homes.
A 37-year-old Swedish woman who allegedly used human bones as sex toys has admitted in an interview that she is an "odd bird" but, but denied having committed any crimes.
France's right-wing opposition UMP on Sunday took a step towards healing the damaging rift that has divided the party when the two rival leaders appeared to agree on a fresh leadership vote next September.
The Salvation Army is known for its Yuletide carolling but you wouldn’t normally associate it with the Eurovision Song Contest.
Fees for parking violations in German cities are set to rise, according to a newspaper report on Monday.
German Development Minister Dirk Niebel expressed concern on Monday that Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi was leading the country toward dictatorship.
A Swedish man was sentenced to four years in prison in the US for his role in a multi-million dollar international scam where he infected victims' computers with "scareware" and then sold them useless anti-virus software.
With flights into space scheduled to take off from far northern Sweden within a few years, AFP's Camille Bas-Wohlert finds out exactly what's on the cards for eager space tourists.
India is investigating how Swedish-made weapons bought by its army turned up in Burma, a minister visiting Yangon said Saturday, denying New Delhi had supplied arms in contravention of EU sanctions.
Get The Local flavour of Germany with our new series offering an insider's take on their hometown. Friederike Kruner kicks things off talking about Dresden at Christmas time.