A retired teacher received a one-year suspended prison sentence from a Grenoble court on Tuesday for having repeated sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl.
More than two weeks after the discovery of a dead man on a forest trail in the northern part of Vaud, cantonal police have issued an appeal for help in identifying him.
US Internet auction giant eBay is banning sales of copies of French magazine Closer that feature photos of Prince William's wife Catherine topless, the website said on Tuesday.
Keen to explore the miniature monarchy next door, our Switzerland-based contributor Catherine McLean slipped over the border to Liechtenstein this summer to see what makes the tiny principality tick.
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt’s government declaration on Tuesday focused on investment and unity, but barely touched on foreign policy and climate, argued political scientist Malena Rosén Sundström.
Calls surfaced Tuesday on social networks for Muslims in France to defy an official ban and hold fresh protests over an anti-Islam film that has sparked violent reactions across the world.
Falling temperatures are set to blanket much of Sweden with overnight frost in the coming days, according to forecasters, who add that residents shouldn't get their hopes up about a possible return of balmy summer weather.
Switzerland is to dodge recession, a government body said on Tuesday as it lowered its 2012 growth forecast to 1.0 percent, but warned the global slowdown will cause a rise in unemployment.
The battle to succeed former president Nicolas Sarkozy at the head of France's main centre-right party came down to a two-horse race on Tuesday after former minister Bruno Le Maire announced he would not stand.
Norwegian authorities said Tuesday they have opened an investigation into a "substantial" oil and gas leak on a production platform operated by BP off the coast of Norway.
Nearly a third of vertebrate animal species in Germany are threatened with extinction, while seven percent have already died out, new figures show.
With a new film once again turning Swedes' attention toward Olof Palme, historian and political commentator David Linden argues the assassinated Swedish Prime Minister was, in many ways, more of an American politician than a Swedish one.
A 35-year-old Romanian man has been arrested in Paris in connection with the brutal assault and rape of two elderly women in the Oslo area.
German central bank chief Jens Weidmann defended his criticism of the European Central Bank's latest anti-crisis strategy after a tongue-lashing from Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble.
A French archbishop who claimed gay marriage could lead to incest or polygamy partially backtracked Tuesday following a furore over comments he claims were misinterpreted.
Sweden's parliament officially opened on Tuesday with sombre remembrances, royal reflections, and a promise from Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt that the goverment would "invest in Sweden".
German authorities are warning drinkers of the risk of poisoned liquor from the Czech Republic after at least 20 people died there from high-proof alcohol poisoned with methanol.
The mental health of Shrien Dewani, wanted in South Africa over his wife's murder on their honeymoon, is improving, a British court heard Tuesday in a development that could speed up his extradition.
EU heavyweight Germany and rising power Poland backed the idea of the 27-nation bloc's leaders being elected by its citizens, amid concerns about a democratic shortfall and euro-scepticism fuelled by the debt crisis.
Ryanair has responded to the Swedish family "forced" to find their own way home from Croatia after a cancelled flight, explaining that the budget airline company had indeed emailed them with alternate arrangements.
A French court on Tuesday banned Closer magazine from any further publication or resale of topless pictures of Prince William's wife Catherine.
For the second year running, the University of Saint Gallen has been rated the best in the world for its masters in management programme.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea has robust finances despite the economic crisis and will more than double the pace of its new store openings, company officials told a Swedish newspaper on Tuesday.
Not for the first time, French schools dominate a list of the world’s best places to study business management.
How do you convince thousands of middle-aged, ‘robust’ Germans to give up bratwurst and bread and agree to being wrapped in freezing towels every day at 4 am? The answer is alcohol, Jenny Hoff discovered.
Some 800 students were suspended or received a formal warning due to cheating at Swedish universities last year, an increase of 5 percent compared to 2010, according to a new report from the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket).
Stockholm’s Sweden Bookshop, a store run by the Swedish Institute that sold books about Sweden in other languages, closed down on Friday with the remaining stock to be sold online.
Swiss Islamic groups are planning a rally in Bern to protest a US-produced anti-Islam film that has sparked violent demonstrations in North Africa and the Middle East.
The former head of French oil giant Elf, Loik Le Floch-Prigent, has been charged with accessory to fraud in the West African nation of Togo after appearing before a judge, his lawyer said Tuesday.
The German army is raising eyebrows with a controversial recruitment strategy that some claim makes military service look like a vacation.
An American World War II bomb left a huge crater in a pedestrian zone and two houses seriously damaged – but no-one injured – after experts conducted a controlled explosion on Monday night in western Germany.
Several Swedish retailers face closing down after hundreds of millions of kronor have disappeared in connection with the bankruptcy of secure cash transport firm Panaxia, responsible for transferring their takings.
Two people were injured, one seriously, after an 87-year-old man drove a car in the wrong direction on a ring road encircling Bordeaux.
French prosecutors said Tuesday they had begun investigating whether a gossip magazine and a photographer broke the law by publishing topless pictures of Prince William's wife Catherine.
The 250-year-old British toy retailer Hamleys was taken over by French toy distributor Ludendo for a reported €75 million (£60 million, $98 million) on Monday.
The world’s first uterine transplant between a mother and daughter was successfully achieved in a Gothenburg hospital on the weekend, when two daughters were given their mothers' uteri.
One in ten students graduating in Germany is a foreigner, latest figures show – a trebling of numbers since 2000, with the most popular place to learn being Berlin.
Police suspect the 28-year-old man who admitted to robbing an unconscious man and leaving him on the tracks of a subway station near Stockholm may have committed as many as 50 similar crimes.
The financial crisis can't touch them - Germany's richest just keep getting richer. Top earners' salaries are up, but the bottom 40 percent of full-time employees are earning less after wages were adjusted for inflation.
Norway’s Conservative Party (Høyre) has called for the construction of rudimentary new jails for foreign criminals.
Sweden's Supreme Court (Högsta domstolen) gave hope to environmental activists on Monday when it announced it would review a the validity of a permit allowing mining company Nordkalk to open a limestone quarry in Gotland's Ojnare forest.
The government has warned against using newer Internet Explorer browser due to serious security problems which it expects to be targeted by hackers.
Lab-dish tests in Switzerland have raised hopes that a soil bacterium identified nearly 60 years ago could be a "very selective killer" of the germ that causes tuberculosis, a European journal reported on Monday.
Two security guards from a Toulouse supermarket face assault charges for allegedly beating up a 12-year-old boy caught stealing a chocolate bar.
The government wants to overhaul how it rewards municipalities that help refugees find housing quickly in an effort to hasten the process of acclimating to life in Sweden.