Germany's 100th Wagner opera festival kicked off in Bayreuth on Monday in an edition that will include a taboo-busting performance by an Israeli orchestra.
Police in North Ossetia were hunting Monday for a Swiss national who fled prison days before his sentence expired.
The number of overnight stays last year at Swiss B&Bs increased by 9.3 per cent compared to 2009, exceeding expectations, said the Bed and Breakfast Switzerland association.
In Sweden, a person like Anders Behring Breivik wouldn't have been allowed to own a semi-automatic weapon built expressly for military purposes, according to Swedish police.
New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will put on a culinary cinema series next month to honour the head of the Berlin film festival, Dieter Kosslick, organisers said Monday.
German diplomats have met with Syrian opposition figures in Damascus and Berlin in recent weeks as the EU demands an end to a crackdown on protesters, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday.
Some 40,000 scouts are pouring into southern Sweden as the World Scout Jamboree prepares to open, while Friday's twin attacks in Norway have meant that security has been tightened.
Provocative adverts for a brand of mustard have prompted an outraged reaction from Swedish consumers, with some criticising the campaign for being "chauvinist".
A German computer whiz has created a website that he claims can determine whether a writer is full of hot air. Two texts that don’t pass the BS test: the Bible and the party platform of the pro-business Free Democrats.
Germany faces a cool and rainy start to the week, but the low pressure system interrupting summer is slowly starting to dissipate, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).
Saab Automobile has plans to replace a 2.2 billion kronor ($346.6 million) loan facility from the European Investment Bank (EIB), allowing Russian businessman Vladimir Antonov to step in as owner, according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter (DN) daily.
Germany's national railway Deutsche Bahn (DB) and power company RWE on Monday signed a 15-year hydro-electric energy contract worth €1.3 billion ($1.9 billion).
Stockholm police have increased their monitoring of key spots in the capital following Friday's twin terror attacks in Norway.
Germany is doubling its help to famine-plagued East Africa, offering €30 million in emergency assistance for food and other supplies.
A 53-year-old man has been arrested in Schaffhausen, northern Switzerland, after he fired several gun shots at furniture in his house, police said.
A Malmö man in his twenties is suspected of having had unprotected sex without informing partners about his HIV infection.
A new summer holiday programme for burned-out managers in the UK is taking participants to a secret military facility in Switzerland where they learn to shoot and handle dangerous weapons.
Sweden's government called for the general public to observe a minute of silence at midday on Monday to honour the dead in Friday's twin attacks in Norway.
Rich Indians and companies hold about $2.5 billion in Swiss accounts, according to a report quoting the Swiss central bank, amid anger in India about the stashing of illicit funds abroad.
Malaysia has deported a French lawyer representing a human rights group in an inquiry into alleged corruption linked to Prime Minister Najib Razak, an activist said Saturday.
A planned four-day strike by cabin crew from this Friday, July 29th, has been called off after talks between Air France management and the unions.
A Guinean woman who has accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of trying to rape her in a New York hotel broke her silence Sunday, saying she wants him to go to jail and to clear her name.
Weekly magazine Marianne claims that L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt owes at least €30 million in taxes.
The upcoming Stockholm graffiti and street art festival "Art of the Streets", organised by touring national theatre company Riksteatern, are being denied advertisement spots by Stockholm's city council.
After years of scandal during which many French seemed to fall out of love with the Tour de France, this year’s event has had excitement, suspense and enough local heroes to win them back.
Storms and aircraft damage left over 300 XL Airways passengers due to fly to New York stranded at Paris' Roissy international airport over the weekend, the airline said on Sunday.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy condemned the deadly bombing in the Norwegian capital Oslo on Friday as an "odious and unacceptable act" of violence.
Two French athletes who provided some unexpected post-race entertainment when they started brawling on the track have been suspended by the French Athletics Federation (FFA).
The France-based father of the Norwegian man accused of the Oslo bombing and a shooting spree at a youth camp has spoken of his shock at his son’s actions.
A subsidiary of a German insurance company under fire for a controversial company sex party has now been accused of denying auto insurance to foreigners.
The man responsible for killing nearly 100 people in Norway saw German politicians as possible murder targets, including Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The Swedish Security Service (Säpo) are to conduct a "thorough examination" of the manifesto distributed by the man behind the Norway twin attacks, which included detailed instructions on how far-right terror can be spread to Sweden.
A train derailed just south of Tanum in Bohuslän in western Sweden on Sunday, causing disruption to services which is expected to continue until at least Friday.
Sweden's Alexander Norén cruised to his third European Tour title on Sunday with a comprehensive seven-shot victory in the Scandinavian Masters.
While Norway mourns the deaths of 93 people in one of the worst mass-murders in modern history, the country is honouring those who put their lives at risk to stop the killings – including a German man, Marcel Gleffe.