On Tuesday torrential rain flooded many roads in Sundsvall on the eastern coast of Sweden, a major power outage in the area was caused by the ensuing thunderstorms and a man in his sixties was taken to hospital after being struck by lightning.
An Italian court on Tuesday handed a life sentence to the mastermind of a mafia massacre outside a pizzeria in the German city of Duisburg that killed six rival clan members in 2007.
The organization responsible for a prestigious German political award, the Quadriga Prize, is standing by its decision to honour Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, despite withering criticism and the resignation of a key board member from the Green party.
Germany coach Silvia Neid said Tuesday she will consider stepping down following her team's shock quarter-final exit from the women's World Cup.
Germans love a good barbecue as much as Americans and Australians. Jeff Kavanagh explores a unique grilling culture where the Wurst is the best.
Swedish home electronics chain ONOFF's bankruptcy came as a surprise to employees who were ‘shocked’ to hear the news of the chain’s demise on Monday.
The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday forecast 3.2 percent growth for Germany this year but said it was failing to act as an economic locomotive for Europe because of low domestic demand.
After a warm but stormy middle of the week, temperatures will drop across Germany on Thursday for the cooler but drier end to the week, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).
Now that Germany have been tossed out of the World Cup and the black, red and gold flags are being packed away, we'll see whether women's football has really caught on, writes Robert Ide from Der Tagesspiegel.
University students in Nantes have taken up “quidditch,” or at least a non-wizarding version of the sport made popular in the Harry Potter books and movies. The last instalment of the saga hits the big screen in France on Wednesday.
German Finance Minster Wolfgang Schäuble sought to quell panic on the financial markets Tuesday, as fears about the debt crisis spreading to Italy battered the DAX and fuelled fears of a crisis contagion.
Data protection authorities in the Nordic countries have posed a number of questions to social networking giant Facebook regarding the company’s handling of users' personal details.
Controversial US photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is the subject of a major new exhibition at Stockholm’s Fotografiska museum which recently fell foul of the social media censor, contributor Katherine Dunn paid a visit to see what all the fuss is about.
France's biggest car maker CSA Peugeot Citroen logged stable worldwide sales of 1.86 million vehicles in the first half of 2011, with a weakened performance in Europe, it said on Tuesday.
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Tuesday that France had had "contacts" with the Libyan regime concerning the departure of leader Muammar Qaddafi but no real negotiations had taken place.
The agency charged with implementing France’s tough digital piracy laws has sent out third-strike warnings to people accused of illegally downloading or sharing copyrighted material. Those targeted could face the loss of their internet connections and fines.
Bundesliga side Werder Bremen has banned players from getting tattoos during football season, citing health risks such as infection.
Groups of two-member teams of “angels” are taking to the streets of Geneva to help tourists get familiar with the city’s treasures.
The 53-year-old man suspected of murdering his 7-year-old son in Umeå in northern Sweden on Sunday has been remanded into custody.
A planned expansion of Switzerland's rail network could shorten travel time between Zurich and Bern to 45 minutes, a report said.
Orangina, a Mediterranean soft drink story from post-war France and now a global brand with decades of powerful advertising, is marking 75 years of fizz.
Hundreds of cats being kept in a small apartment, lame horses kept unwatered and battered and bruised pooches - the number of pet-owners losing their right to keep animals on the grounds of abuse is increasing steadily in Sweden.
Switzerland said on Tuesday it is dispatching a diplomat to the rebel-held Libyan city of Benghazi to open an office aimed at strengthening its ties with the Libyan National Transitional Council.
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange arrived at the High Court in London on Tuesday to open his appeal against a ruling to extradite him to Sweden to face allegations of rape.
The Swedish government plans to boost sexual education in schools, announcing a 10 million kronor ($1.5 million) investment to expand the subject from biology classes into history, social studies and religion.
The mother of a 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to three years in prison for forcing her daughter into prostitution.
Hermann Fuster, the man who assaulted Nicolas Sarkozy in June, has apologized in the media, saying he never meant to attack the president. He has said the incident has convinced him to stop smoking marijuana.
Authorities are investigating how shots fired during a training exercise at the Grafenwöhr US military installation in Bavaria ended up hitting a school and residential building in the nearby town on Friday.
President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Tuesday that France would withdraw a quarter of its 4,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of next year, becoming the latest NATO power to downsize its combat mission in the war-torn country.
France will open a cooperation bureau in North Korea, Le Monde newspaper said on Tuesday, but underscored that Paris was not launching diplomatic relations with the reclusive Stalinist state.
Police questioned a French writer on Monday over her claim that Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her in 2003, while the former IMF head's next court appearance in his New York sex assault case was delayed until August 1st.
Thieves stole a rhinoceros head from a museum in France, the latest in a string of raids thought to be fuelled by an international trade, police and museum sources said on Monday.
Angry mobs stormed the French and American embassies in Syria on Monday, after the two Western envoys visited the city of Hama, a flashpoint for protests against President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
France left Liza Minnelli awestruck on Monday when it presented its Legion of Honour medal to the veteran American entertainer in Paris.
Air France said on Monday it was to launch cheap medium-haul flights from French provincial cities in a bid to boost passenger figures and reclaim market share from low-cost carriers.
French automaker Renault reported that first-half vehicle sales fell 7.4 percent in Europe but it expected record sales worldwide thanks to booming emerging markets, it said on Monday.
Twenty-one years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, many workers in the former East German states are earning one-third less than their peers in the former West, according to a Tuesday media report.
A Hollywood film company was planning to set a movie with a Jewish theme in Skåne in southern Sweden but changed its mind due to concerns over anti-Semitism in Malmö.
As the women's World Cup gets down to the last four, France coach Bruno Bini believes his side will have to call on all their giant-killing skills to get past the United States in the semi-finals on Wednesday.
Erwin Huber, former chairman of Bavaria's conservative Christian Social Union, has launched an unusually sharp attack on Chancellor Angela Merkel for her weak leadership.
An inebriated 29-year-old man attacked a group of teenagers playing football in Hässelby in western Stockholm on Monday night, leaving an 18-year-old dead from stab wounds.
Sweden coach Thomas Dennerby is hoping his side can continue to dance their way into the women's World Cup final, but is wary of the threat posed by semi-final opponents Japan.