Switzerland’s truth in advertising commission has called for the withdrawal of a “sexist” advertisement for cigars that shows four women posing in a pool in skimpy string bikinis.
An investment manager was jailed for six months on Tuesday while his younger brother, a banker, received a suspended sentence from a Geneva court after the pair admitted to laundering 12 million euros in Moroccan drug trafficking revenue.
Israel on Tuesday became the first country to boycott a UN Human Rights Council review of its rights situation, sparking heated debate among diplomats on how to respond.
Swedish employers groups on Tuesday pulled out of negotiations over a key government youth unemployment package expected to create 30,000 jobs, but Finance Minister Anders Borg downplayed the development.
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has described as "strange" an ongoing debate about the country's defence capabilities, noting that Sweden was very unlikely to come under attack.
French Interior Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday that Paris was set to deport a string of radical imams as part of a fight against "global jihadism".
With Sweden hunkering down for another stretch of winter weather, The Local offfers a run down of Swedish ski areas, where new snow brings fists raised in glee, rather than anger.
A couple who claim to be the first Ugandan men to be legally married face an uncertain future after recently tying the knot in a Swedish church, with one facing possible deportation that the other fears could result in his husband's death.
A hard-up family were escorted out of the world famous Musée d’Orsay in Paris by four security guards because they smelled bad, it was reported on Tuesday. Directors at the museum say they are ‘saddened’ by the incident.
Nearly one in five residents of Brittany favour independence from France, according to an opinion poll whose results have sparked a censorship row in the Atlantic coastal region.
France’s finance chief Pierre Moscovici has launched a staunch defense of the country’s economy after a minister in the French government described it as “totally bankrupt”.
After our latest list of "untranslatable" Swedish words got people talking, The Local's Oliver Gee took to the streets of Stockholm to ask Swedes if they could find any helpful translations.
Candidates from nine mainly developing nations face off this week for the job of reviving stalled global trade talks as the new head of the World Trade Organization.
The Techno Viking is angry – the star subject of one of the internet's most popular memes is suing the video artist who filmed him 13 years ago in Berlin.
A 67-year-old woman has died after having her throat cut by a male attacker while she was out shopping for groceries. The suspect is still on the loose.
A court in the canton of Zurich sentenced a mother to life in jail on Tuesday after she confessed to smothering her seven-year-old twins with a pillow and killing a third child — after denying the crimes for years.
As part of the first installment of The Local's Job Talk series we have put together, with the help of some expert advice, ten tips to help people find work in France. We will be examining some of the points in more detail throughout the series.
According to Bill Bryson, moving to a new country is like being a 5-year-old again. “You are ignorant of almost everything…
The 17-year-old boy from southern Sweden who stabbed his sister to death in April was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday for what the court referred to as an "honour killing".
Bodies believed to be those of an international financier and his wife who went missing from their swanky Tokyo apartment after returning from Switzerland have been unearthed in Japan, reports said on Tuesday.
French police have detained a 32-year-old British man after finding traces of his DNA at the scene of the murder of a mother of three who was stabbed to death while out jogging.
A French appeal court has suspended a restructuring plan involving 8,000 job cuts at carmaker Peugeot Citroen as sought by the CGT union, the lawyer for the workers Fiodor Rilov said on Tuesday.
Nearly half of Germany's workers feel more stressed than two years ago, a study suggested on Tuesday.
French scientists in Marseille are set to begin human trials of a drug heralded as a potential cure for Aids, it was revealed on Tuesday.
Scientists in Switzerland are major beneficiaries of funding from the European Commission totalling two billion euros into research about the human brain and graphene, a new material with multiple applications.
Thousands of works of art stolen during the Third Reich or bought cheaply from Nazi victims under duress are still in German museums and public buildings - now a magazine story has pushed senior figures to demand action.
Consumer confidence in Germany has risen for the first time in three months amid burgeoning optimism that Europe's biggest economy has put the worst of the debt crisis behind it, a survey found on Tuesday.
German security officials are concerned the country's support for France's fight against Islamists in Mali has increased the risk of terrorist attack, according to a newspaper report.
Bavarian police have raided the offices of a regional newspaper, hoping to find details on an internet forum user who criticized a local politician trying to control street prostitution.
A 2008 change to Sweden's labour migration laws designed to make it easier for companies to recruit non-Europeans to hard-to-fill high-skilled jobs has instead been used primarily to bring low-skilled workers to Sweden, a new report shows.
Saint Gallen cantonal police arrested a 41-year-old Swiss man after a retired Italian couple were shot dead on Monday on the street where they lived in Saint Margrethen, a town near the Austrian border.
French and Malian forces patrolled Timbuktu on Tuesday after they seized Mali's fabled desert city as part of a lightening advance against the Islamists controlling the country's vast north.
Two Migration Board (Migrationsverket) employees in Malmö were arrested on Tuesday morning on suspicions they sold residence permits to asylum seekers.
The number of new homes under construction in France fell by 19.6 percent last year from the level in 2011, data released on Tuesday by the housing ministry showed.
After the mass street protests and months of rancorous debate, proposals to allow gay couples to marry and adopt children will finally be debated in the French parliament on Tuesday.
Dong Feng, owners of a Chinese truckmaker in which Volvo recently purchased a 45 percent stake, has been blacklisted by a major Swedish state pension fund for allegedly violating a United Nations weapons embargo.
Scientists in Bremen are preparing to make space exploration history by landing a probe on a comet - the first mission of its kind. Experts believe that the results could dramatically transform our understanding of the universe.
A German man is making a stir on Israel’s television screens, after making it to the final of the country's version of Masterchef. On Tuesday, he will face tough competition from two culinary-minded female competitors.
Bill Gates was the star attraction at a German Social Democratic Party (SPD) meeting in Potsdam on Monday, calling for world hunger to be fought with taxes raised on financial transactions.
Sweden's government-funded employment agency on Monday launched a campaign encouraging unemployed Swedish youths to look for summer jobs in crisis-stricken Mediterranean countries including Spain and Greece.
A 30-year-old Swedish doctor died on Monday in a potholing accident in a cave in southwestern France, police said.
Chile's Supreme Court late on Monday sentenced four Germans and a Chilean to prison terms of between five and 11 years for abusing children at a former secretive enclave of German settlers.