Swiss tennis star Roger Federer battled back from a disastrous start to beat Germany’s Tommy Haas and move into the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters tournament in the US on Thursday.
The Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) vaulted into the top 20 highest ranked universities in the world, according to the Shanghai Jiao Tong university list issued on Thursday.
The city of Zurich on Thursday unveiled a sex drive-in which local authorities say will enable them to keep closer tabs on prostitution, a year after voters backed the plan.
This week's death in Switzerland of a British stuntman who thrilled spectators by parachuting into the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremonies as James Bond has left the extreme sports community reeling.
Members of Alicia Keys' band have been accused of sexually harassing a Swedish woman following the R&B star's recent performance at the Way Out West festival in western Sweden.
Capri’s tourism authority has hit back at French newspaper Le Monde after a columnist published an article criticizing the “oafish” beachwear of the island’s visitors, with one tourism operator even accusing the paper of “foul play”.
As one of Germany's most controversial modern authors, Charlotte Roche celebrated the premiere of the film of her sexually explicit debut novel, Wetlands, on Tuesday. We made her our German of the Week.
Germany's second biggest airline said on Thursday it had narrowed its losses by reducing its number of routes.
French tennis star Marion Bartoli's decision to retire from the game just weeks after winning Wimbledon caused shock at home on Thursday and also calls to reconsider.
The world's leading furniture chain Ikea on Thursday issued a recall of two models of children's beds after several reported cases of a broken metal rod that exposed sharp edges.
More than 24,000 immigrants landed on Italy's shores in the last year, the interior minister said on Thursday, but insisted the situation had not reached a crisis point.
German football team Augsburg have brought bad-boy Argentinian striker Raul Bobadilla back to the Bundesliga on a three-year contract from Swiss champions FC Basel.
Pope Francis said on Thursday he was praying for the victims of the violence in Egypt that has left more than 500 people dead and appealed for "peace, dialogue and reconciliation".
A court sentenced six men to prison on Thursday after a 20-year-old man was beaten to death in Berlin city centre.
Sweden looks set to host yet another royal wedding with Prince Carl Philip reportedly scouting out locations for a church.
The Local's Victoria Hussey considers Swedish minimalism versus a new hybrid of high-fashion folk and whether it is time for Swedes to dip into the history archives to come up with a new type of old-school cool.
One of the passengers carried by Norwegian Prime minister Jens Stoltenberg in a taxi-driving election stunt has complained that her bad back was made worse by his terrible driving.
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt announced on Thursday that he has invited his Nordic counterparts to Stockholm to participate in talks with Barack Obama during the US president's September visit to Sweden.
French President François Hollande said on Thursday that "everything must be done to avoid a civil war" in Egypt, after a crackdown by security forces on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi left over 460 people dead.
A Sinti and Roma group are calling for German food companies to change the name of popular Zigeunersauce, “gypsy sauce”. But manufacturers are not rushing to reprint labels.
A Swedish woman who bit off more than she could chew when part of a mouse jaw showed up in her morning muesli has been left infuriated by retailer Ica offering her only 20 kronor ($3) in compensation.
The German government summoned the Egyptian ambassador on Thursday morning over the deadly crackdown on protest camps of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
Commuters watched in horror as a tourist was savagely beaten at Rome’s central Termini station on Wednesday morning as he waited in line to buy a ticket. The 70-year-old Moroccan died from his injuries later that day.
As Swedish travel agencies struggle with a drop in bookings to Egypt in the wake of recent violence there, the foreign ministry is looking at extending a warning urging Swedes to avoid travel to the country.
A German court has acquitted a controversial artist for performing the outlawed Hitler salute, arguing it was a form of artistic expression.
Swiss cement group Holcim recorded a jump in earnings for the first half of 2013 of almost 50 percent compared to the same period a year earlier but also reported that sales fell.
Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen plans to bring his own food and chef to the coming World Chess Championships in India in case a bout of 'delhi-belly' puts him off his game.
French President Francois Hollande has summoned the Egyptian ambassador to France for a meeting on Thursday, sources at the presidency said, a day after a bloody crackdown on supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president.
Swiss insurer Zurich Insurance Group on Thursday said net profits fell by 17 percent to $1.85 billion in the first half of the year on the back of weather-related disasters.
Two intrepid Norwegian free divers swum for two hours underwater next to the whale which strayed into a bay near Bergen last week, shooting some amazing video footage.
Police launched a nationwide man hunt on Wednesday night for a fugitive who is suspected of killing his daughter and shooting his wife.
A hat-trick from Sweden's star player Zlatan Ibrahimovic put paid to Norway's chances in Wednesday's friendly match at Stockholm's Friends Arena.
Swedish aid money channeled to Iraq has gone missing, leading the government coalition partner the Centre Party to report the democracy project that its international wing managed to the police.
Swiss football fans are whooping it up after the “Nati” scored a shock victory on Wednesday over Brazil, five-time winners of the World Cup.
Men and women from across Oslo gathered on Thurday at a specially constructed vantage point in the city's Ekeberg sculpture park to "release their emotions by screaming".
Sweden's justice minister has asked her Norwegian counterpart for assistance in getting to the bottom of how now-cleared Swedish "serial killer" Thomas Quick was tied to several murders.
Swedish police set about clocking the speed of cyclists in central Stockholm this week, but as every single biker was over the speed limit the officers only managed to apprehend and fine 15 of them.
Gibraltar is pleased that Spain is "at last" thinking of taking its longstanding dispute over the sovereignty of the British outpost to international courts, Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said in an interview on Wednesday.
Wimbledon winner and France’s no.1 female tennis player Marion Bartoli made a shock retirement announcement on Wednesday, shortly after losing in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters to Romania's Simona Halep.
Sweden's Justice Minister has asked Norway to help investigate how a string of gruesome murders were pinned on psychiatric patient Thomas Quick, only for him to be completely cleared 20 years later.
Chancellor Angela Merkel chose a small, picturesque town to launch her election campaign on Wednesday ahead of Europe's biggest economy going to the polls in five weeks.
Keepers released a group of young seals into the North Sea on Wednesday, after spending six weeks rearing them back to health.
Norway's salmon industry is calling on politicians to untangle a diplomatic spat with China which has caused its market share to drop by two thirds in three years.
Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer insisted Germany's 3-3 friendly draw at home to Paraguay must serve as a warning ahead of next month's World Cup qualifiers.
The Stockholm Stock Exchange took an upbeat 0.3-percent skip after news on Wednesday that the eurozone economy was recovering.
Although he does not have the world's biggest tub of butter nor the world's biggest sandwich to prove his work's worth, Swedish school teacher Claes Blixt hopes the Guinness Book of Records will spread the news of his enormous butter knife.