The chairman of the Swedish furniture giant has said reports of a bitter family row over money are "extremely distressing" amid reports that founder Ingvar Kamprad is at loggerheads with his sons over the flat pack brand's fortune.
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A man in western Sweden has been arrested on a charge of vandalism after urinating on fruit worth 700 kronor ($110) in a Gothenburg supermarket.
Sweden's Henrik Stenson birdied three of the first four holes and stretched his lead to four shots on Friday at the season-ending US PGA Tour Championship which carries a winning purse of up to $10 million for the triumphant golfer on Sunday.
Denim, leathers and chains were the look at Versace's Milan Fashion Week show on Friday, as the family-owned brand looks for a possible investor to buy a stake.
Two years after Spain broke their hearts in the final, France dethroned the two-time European champions on Friday and will meet Lithuania in the 2013 EuroBasket final.
Etro fashion house offered an array of loose-fitting hippy chic clothes with new variants of its signature paisley prints at Milan Fashion Week on Friday.
A group of 10 French imams will meet Pope Francis on Wednesday in the latest sign of rapprochement between the Vatican and the Muslim world.
France has proposed the European Union study taxing companies for transferring personal data outside of the bloc, for example in call centres abroad.
A man in western Sweden, has been charged after attempting to smuggle in a crocodile in his luggage at Gothenburg airport. The 30-year-old barber had bought the creature whilst on holiday and claimed he thought it was a lizard.
As fresh polls showed a tightening of Germany's election race Friday, Chancellor Angela Merkel promised voters they will be in safe hands if she stays leader of Europe's economic giant.
The European Commission on Friday approved the €7.7 billion ($10 billion) takeover of German cable operator Kabel Deutschland by British telecom giant Vodafone.