Danish bank Saxo said on Friday that Chinese carmaker Geely, the owner of Volvo, would become its largest shareholder by buying around 30 percent of its capital.
The first solar plane aimed at reaching the stratosphere made an initial low-altitude test flight over Switzerland on Friday.
How many of these do you remember?
On Sunday the state of Schleswig-Holstein will hit the voting booths for the local election, with polling predicting that the Social Democrats (SPD) could lose their power. How much do you know about Germany's northern-most state?
Ever notice how common it is to see bright red buildings in Sweden? The explanation is an ingenious Swedish use of what others would discard as a by-product.
About one-tenth of Hanover’s population will be evacuated from their homes on Sunday as officials work to defuse multiple Second World War bombs - the second biggest operation in post-war German history.
French counter terror police investigating to see whether ex-soldier was plotting to attack a Normandy army base.
Mathematically it is possible, claims one French physicist who has done the maths.
Austria's defeated far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer has predicted that Marine Le Pen will suffer a similar fate in French elections on Sunday, while attacking Emmanuel Macron as "insecure".
May is going to bring you jazz, a city beach, and lots of green sauce.
People have come out in support of Macron and Le Pen both in France and abroad, while others remain firmly on the fence. Here's a breakdown of who's in whose camp.
Marine Le Pen, who wants to ban the Islamic headscarf, could still pull off a shock election win but that doesn't mean France's Muslim voters are all panicking over the far-right, National Front candidate taking power.
2016 was a record year for neo-Nazi groups in Sweden, with over 3,000 activities carried out by them according to Swedish anti-racism foundation Expo.
"There's never a 'too soon' when you speak of rescues."
Parisians don't much like Marine Le Pen and they won't rest easy until Sunday night.
Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, has taken Indian industrial giant Bharat Heavy Electricals out of its investment portfolio due to environmental concerns, the Norwegian central bank said on Friday.
The German magazine Bunte was ordered Friday to pay €50,000 in damages plus legal fees to Michael Schumacher for claiming the former five-time Formula One world champion could walk again.
"The town looks like its been bombed. It's pure madness. They are ruining the place."
A classic Swedish rhubarb crumble, rounded with vanilla sauce or ice cream - what more do you need?
From waves of dinghies setting off from Libya to the appearance of privately-funded rescue ships, the face of the migration crisis in the Mediterranean has changed greatly over the past few years.
Can they do it? Experts are divided.
Marine Le Pen is given hostile welcome on final campaign trip.
Emergency services evacuated schools and advised residents to keep windows closed on Friday as smoke billowed from a large fire at a waste depot south of Rome.
"When people ask me which group is best integrated in Sweden I say the Chileans."
Scientists are using drone technology to track and record endangered marine mammals in the Mediterranean.
Measles cases rose more than fivefold across Italy in April compared to the same month last year, according to National Health Institute figures which were released as the debate over the growing anti-vaccine movement heated up.
Berlin's local lawmakers have agreed to a plan to make the famous Unter den Linden street car-free, but not everyone is on board with the city's vision.
Italian men move out from home particularly late, typically waiting until 31.3 years old...
Greenpeace activists on Friday hung a giant banner saying "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity" and "#resist" from the Eiffel Tower in Paris in protest over the programme of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.
Alphorn competitions, flag-waving, stone-throwing... it's all going on in Switzerland this summer.
At least five wolves, including one female, travelled over 500 kilometres to return to Denmark for the first time in two centuries, a zoologist who has obtained DNA evidence said on Thursday.
The new project aims to ease pressure on station platforms and increase punctuality.
Centrist Macron hopes to celebrate in central Paris.
The EU has its money on Macron.
Officials at Frankfurt airport on Thursday were forced to cancel 133 flights due to strong rain and concerns about lightning strikes.
South African visual artist William Kentridge, best known for his animated films of shape-shifting charcoal drawings, won on Thursday Spain's top arts prize, the Princess of Asturias award.
Attacks on police, unloading drugs in broad daylight... Drug traffickers in southern Spain are operating in an increasingly brazen manner that has authorities worried.
A petition urging the French to vote late on Sunday has gathered tens of thousands of signatures. Emmanuel Macron could be in for a shock.
Would this be a fitting tribute to the late climber?
Italians Stefano Pirazzi and Nicola Ruffoni tested positive to a banned growth hormone.
A lack of adequate staff numbers is preventing more crimes from being solved, accordng to the Swedish Police Union (Polisförbundet).
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s...kind of both.
The bizarre case of a German soldier who registered as a Syrian refugee has exposed failings in Germany's handling of a mass influx of over a million asylum-seekers since 2015.
Prime Minister shrugged off a prosecutor's claim that some NGOs carrying out rescue missions are colluding with people traffickers.
The leaders will meet in late May, despite months of barbed exchanges via social media.
Seven former executives of HSBC's private Swiss bank are under investigation by a Spanish court.
Intersex people born in France cannot hold official documents identifying them as gender neutral, the country's highest appeals court ruled Thursday.
The largest ever "flawless" heart-shaped diamond to appear at auction will go under the hammer at Christie's sale of precious jewels in Geneva this month, and is expected to fetch up to $20 million.
"We won 2-1 at the Bernabeu this year and they are almost in the Champions League final."
Ahead of a run of Scandinavian tour dates, British comedian Russell Howard speaks to The Local about his thoughts on the world, the Nordics, Brexit and getting angrier.