Brazil will face Switzerland in a friendly game on August 14th in what will be their first match after June's Confederations Cup, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) announced on Wednesday.
The canton of Jura’s veterinary office vetoed a bid by a cantonal parliament to publicly serve vole paté to fellow MPs.
East Lausanne Police saved an abandoned poodle that was trapped in a rubbish bag and thrown into a dumpster to die, daily newspaper Le Matin reported this week.
A British man was charged on Wednesday with the aggravated murder of a mother of three who was stabbed to death while out jogging.
The mayor of famous French landmark Mont-Saint-Michel faces conviction and a hefty fine for allegedly redirecting shuttle services so the 2.5 million annual visitors would depart from outside his businesses.
Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the visiting Egyptian president Wednesday to ensure dialogue remains an option as his country grapples with a political crisis that has sparked deadly unrest.
Police have called several students in for questioning after an apparently home-made explosive device blew up in the hand of a teacher at a Stockholm school, with the blast injuring at least eleven students and two more adults on Wednesday.
Switzerland has given Britain a 500-million-franc ($545-million) advance as part of a special deal that took effect on January 1st aimed at taxing British funds stashed in Swiss banks.
Germany's biggest power supplier E.ON said Wednesday it was projecting a sharp drop in bottom-line profits this year as a result of the difficult industry environment and divestments.
As industry heavyweights send models down the catwalks at Mercedes Benz Stockholm Fashion Week, 14 students rallied for their own show. The Local’s Ann Törnkvist caught up with two of them.
A French court on Wednesday sentenced two doctors and a radiophysicist to 18 months in prison for their role in radiation overdoses given to nearly 450 cancer patients.
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Most Germans think top managers in the country's big companies are paid too much, a study published on Wednesday showed.
The largest Nordic bank, Nordea, posted a 19 percent rise in annual profit on Wednesday after it cut jobs and attracted more customers.
Swedish truck maker Scania reported on Wednesday a one-third plunge in net profit for 2012 and a cut in current production, but said that orders had risen in the fourth quarter.
The Local has brought you lists of all shapes and sizes from Germany's richest people to Germans' pet peeves about Brits. Now we have brought them all together in our Local List archive.
A policeman who fired ten rounds at escaping jewel thieves in Stockholm was fined 26,000 kronor ($4,087) on Wednesday for recklessly endangering the lives of others.
An explosion at a school in suburban Stockholm on Wednesday has left at least nine students and two teachers injured, according to police.
Germany is melting fast this week and as the snow disappears, national weather service the DWD has predicted 120kph winds to blow the country into February, along with unseasonably warm temperatures.
An extortionist Cookie Monster has struck in Germany, demanding ransom for the stolen golden cookie of the country's most famous biscuit maker.
France has suspended sales of an acne drug whose use as a birth control pill has been linked to the deaths of four women.
Air France has announced the launch of Hop!, a new low-cost airline it hopes will rival established budget operators like easyJet and Ryanair. The cheapest seats will be available for €55 one-way with 530 daily flights serving airports all over France and Europe.
German beer consumption has hit the lowest point since 1990, according to official figures released on Wednesday.
German investigators on Tuesday gathered in the ruined French hamlet of Oradour-sur-Glane to collect evidence in a re-opened case probing the Nazi massacre that wiped out almost the whole village seven decades ago.
The Swedish national bandy team scorched Belarus on the ice on Tuesday night, tallying a record 28 goals against the opposition's one in qualifying rounds of the bandy world championships.
Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) and the Greens are enjoying a boost in national support after a state election victory in Lower Saxony, a new poll revealed on Wednesday.
A 62-year-old mountaineering skier died while touring in the Teysachaux-Moléson region of the Alps in the canton of Fribourg, cantonal police said on Wednesday.
A 19-year-old British woman was found dead in an outdoor swimming pool at a ski resort in the French Alps has been named as Lucy Sallis, from Bognor Regis.
Swiss drug giant Roche said on Wednesday its net profit rose by two percent last year to 9.8 billion francs ($10.6 billion) and said it was increasing its dividend.
Swedish clothing retailer H&M said Wednesday that its net profit rose by 6.6 percent to 16.9 billion kronor ($2.7 billion) in 2012 and that it increased its market share despite a difficult operating environment.
French police have arrested two men in connection with last year's attacks by extremist gunman Mohamed Merah, whose shooting spree in and around the southern city of Toulouse left seven people dead.
The gay marriage debate in France has proved to be pretty feisty and has pushed some of those involved into making some fairly provocative public statements. The Local has put together a selection of ten of the most controversial.
French police are continuing to question a 32-year-old British man, detained on Tuesday, 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.
Night and weekend curfews ought to be one of the punishments facing criminal offenders between 15- and 17-years-old, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt suggested on Tuesday.
Could one motorway speed camera in France be the world’s most prolific? Either way, hundreds of outraged motorists caught in its glare have started an online petition to have their fines cancelled.
Swedes have a better chance of surviving cancer than Britons, according to a new study examining the connection between cancer survival rates and one's willingness to visit a doctor.
Germany on Wednesday marks Adolf Hitler's rise to power 80 years ago, with exhibitions exploring what Chancellor Angela Merkel has called the country's "everlasting responsibility" for crimes committed by the Nazis.
YouTube’s dispute with Germany’s music rights authority GEMA has resulted in the country being cut off from more than 60 percent of the website’s most popular videos, according to a new analysis.
Children in Sweden should be required to attend school until they are 18-years-old to ensure they are prepared to enter the labour market, Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven proposed on Wednesday.
German scientists have observed a group of sperm whales who seem to have adopted a deformed dolphin in a rare example of cross-species friendship.