Researchers in Switzerland said on Monday a new computerized model of part of a rat's cortex predicts connections between neurons, which could help explain how the brains of mammals -- including humans -- work.
Swiss ice hockey teams look set to benefit from a lockout of players in North America’s National Hockey League over a wage dispute.
A 55-year-old French hunter who had to have his right hand amputated after his dog accidentally shot him said Monday he didn't blame the pet, which he still considered "adorable".
French finance minister Pierre Moscovici said Monday that the merger of British arms maker BAE Systems and European aerospace giant EADS must be "examined thoroughly" in a process that "will take time".
A 16-year-old girl is recovering in hospital from a life-threatening infection after she was forced to eat a raw animal heart during an initiation ceremony for a high school sorority in south-eastern Norway.
Newly released evidence on the death of UN chief and renowned Swedish statesman Dag Hammarskjöld, including previously unseen pictures of his corpse, has caused the author of an official inquiry to question his own claims that the death was an accident.
An 88-year-old pensioner has accepted a fine of €2,000 for hitting his son - also a pensioner - with a broom. The judge told the pair, "I'd be ashamed of coming to court with this nonsense."
Edouard Leclerc, the founder of French hypermarket chain E. Leclerc, died on Monday aged 85, officials in his native region of Brittany said.
Schoolchildren in Germany have the chance to be exposed to an international learning environment in a local setting. Phorms offers bilingual teaching in German and English with an emphasis on educational excellence that embraces cultural diversity within the classroom.
Nearly two thirds of Germans think they would be better off if they had not swapped the deutschmark for the euro while about half say they would be doing better without the European Union.
Swedes have a more favourable opinion of the United States than they do of the European Union, according to a new study, which also found Sweden to have the lowest opinion of Israel of any EU country.
Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe, one of France's few openly gay politicians, said Monday a Catholic Church leader had "flipped his lid" by saying that same-sex marriage would bring polygamy and incest.
German automaker Volkswagen aims to replace rival Daimler as the world's leading truck manufacturer. Three Swedes - one of whom is nicknamed "Mr Truck" - have been tasked with making VW the king of the road giants.
The number of teenagers regularly drinking themselves into a stupor is dropping, according to new figures, although around 700,000 say they get smashed once a month.
Attempts by Greece to identify account holders in Switzerland ran into difficulty on Monday with the Greek finance ministry ruling out the use of stolen data and Swiss banks refusing to name lawmaker clients.
Sweden's public employment agency, tasked with helping unemployed Swedes find work, has been forced to hire a staffing agency to fill vacancies on its own staff.
Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her role in the eurozone crisis Monday against angry citizens of debt-mired nations, saying her tough austerity course was the only way to win back trust.
A “fat and aggressive” cat named Oscar was arrested by police at the weekend for trespassing into a home in northern Swedish home and stealing food.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea denied Monday that its 86-year-old founder Ingvar Kamprad had formally handed over the running of the business to his three sons, as a company official told a Swedish daily.
Conflicting messages are emerging about French acceptance of the Maastricht Treaty, 20 years after the accord created the euro, a single currency now used by 23 European countries.
The German government is intent on stopping a far-right group from screening the anti-Muslim film that has sparked riots around the world. Opposition politicians have come out against a ban, but police say they can't stop a screening.
Boris Becker nearly caused an accident in northern Germany last week after a cardboard cut-out of the former tennis starm with a leg missing, was left standing in a road in the middle of the night, causing cars to swerve to avoid him.
Sylvain Mollier, the French cyclist slain in the Alps shooting, has been buried in his home village close to the scene of an unexplained massacre that left four people dead.
Despite Switzerland’s relatively strong economy, residents are accumulating mountains of debt, according to a report that indicates personal bankruptcies are reaching record levels.
King Harald greeted with sorrow the news on Sunday of the death of his older sister, Princess Ragnhild.
A Swedish family is outraged after being told to find their own way home from Croatia when their Ryanair flight was cancelled, despite the fact that it still flew back to Sweden without any passengers.
The government wants to alter Sweden's system of parental leave benefits in an effort to get more immigrant women into the workforce.
Bern cantonal police are seeking witnesses after five more vehicles were set afire in the city of Biel over the weekend.
The committee investigating how authorities failed to stop a neo-Nazi terror gang allegedly killing ten people while several people who had information about them were paid informants, have called the Berlin police liars.
A judicial inquiry has been launched into the suspicious death of a one-month old infant in a municipally run Paris nursery on Sunday.
A pending German deal with Switzerland aimed at halting tax evasion does not go far enough and will likely be rejected by the German parliament, former chancellor Gerhard Schröder said in an interview published on Saturday.
A German assisted suicide organization said on Friday it had opened an office in Switzerland for fear of possible prosecution at home.
With their long-cherished secrecy practices increasingly under attack, Swiss banks are scrambling for a new way to attract wealthy foreign clients.
A quiet Sunday afternoon football match descended into panic in the German capital, after a mystery gunman began shooting at the players. One man was hit in the leg.
Ingvar Kamprad, the 86-year-old founder of Ikea, has confirmed that the Swedish furniture giant has been handed over to his three sons, with each taking over a third of the company.
World number one Roger Federer won both his singles matches as Switzerland beat the Netherlands 3-2 in a Davis Cup play-off to secure a place in next year's World Group.
Possibly the world’s most eco-friendly boat race took place in southern Germany on Sunday, with the participants paddling giant pumpkins – and dining on the scooped out insides of their vessels afterwards.
Britain's royal family takes to the courts Monday to try to stop the spread of topless photos of Prince William's wife Catherine, but an Italian magazine plans to devote 26 pages to the grainy snaps.
A heart patient died after ambulance drivers who received the high priority call just as their shift was ending decided to swing by the station to change drivers, delaying their arrival to the patient's home.
A 20-year-old Swiss man is in critical condition after a mob of as many as 40 people brutally attacked him outside a Zurich bar, police said Sunday.
An off-duty police officer in southern Alsace was seriously injured after being attacked by a gang of around 15 masked men early Sunday morning.
A powerful blast blew out the entrance of an Austrian restaurant in Lund in southern Sweden shortly after midnight on Sunday, with police still unsure of exactly what caused the explosion.
A drunken hit-and-run motorist swerved off the road and drove into six cows before fleeing the accident scene in a rural area of the canton of Vaud near Montreux over the weekend.
A 28-year-old man under arrest for robbing an unconscious man and leaving him on the tracks of a subway station near Stockholm where the victim was later hit by a train confessed on Sunday to the crime as well as other thefts.