An American-Swiss molecular biologist has been named as the winner of the 2012 Marcel Benoist Prize, regarded as the most prestigious Swiss award for science and humanities research.
The French Development Agency inked a deal with the Jordanian government on Monday to provide the kingdom with a soft loan of €150 million ($193 million) to support its battered budget.
Sweden’s Press Ombudsman (Allmänhetens Pressombudsman – PO) Ola Sigvardsson has been subjected to threats after publishing a text where he questioned the publication of the images of the subway robber in Swedish media.
Eighteen children in Norway and Sweden are among dozens conceived with sperm from a donor who carried a genetic disease - a fact that a Danish sperm bank, Nordisk Cryobank, failed to disclose.
Famed for its wines labelled after a local château, France was isolated among EU partners on Monday over its insistence that US wines bearing the same distinction be kept out of the European market.
Swedish telecom operator Telia has backtracked on a proposal from March to implement technologies that would have blocked mobile phone users in Sweden from making free calls using services like Skype and Viber, but has announced a hike in data prices.
French auto group PSA Peugeot Citroen confirmed on Monday that it was no longer collaborating with German luxury carmaker BMW on a venture to develop hybrid vehicle technology.
A group of British deputies tasked with scrutinising defence policy announced on Monday an inquiry into the possible merger of BAE Systems with EADS.
French magazine Closer on Monday said its editor Laurence Pieau had received death threats for publishing pictures of Prince William's wife Catherine sunbathing topless.
Thomas Quick, once convicted of eight murders, has been cleared by a Swedish court of killing two Norwegian women, Trine Jensen and Gry Storvik, in Oslo in the 1980s.
British nuclear fuel rods arrived on Germany's North Sea coast for the first time since the 1980s on Sunday. The ship delivering them attracted some protesters on land and sea, but the journey was generally peaceful.
Germany on Monday dismissed as "completely illusory" a press report suggesting that the eurozone's bailout fund could be leveraged up by a factor of four to around €2 trillion euros ($2.6 trillion).
After three years on the run, a man has been arrested in Copenhagen over an attack that – combined with a fatal linguistic mix-up – led to the death in 2009 of a 25-year-old Norwegian who suffered from haemophilia.
A French appeals court Monday sentenced a former boss of a subsidiary of oil giant Total to a year in prison for a 2001 chemical plant blast that killed 31 people.
The trip to the local bakery to pick up fresh German bread in the morning is likely become longer, as an industry association expects more than a third of all small bakeries will close by 2020.
Sweden’s lobster fishing season kicked off on Monday morning with eager fishermen taking to the seas early in the hopes of snagging themselves a traditional Swedish delicacy.
Thomas Quick, who had at one time been convicted of eight murders, has been acquitted in the killings of two Norwegian women, Trine Jensen and Gry Storvik, in Oslo in the 1980s.
Nearly 20 children in Sweden and Norway are among dozens conceived with sperm from a donor that carried a genetic disease which a Danish sperm bank, Nordisk Cryobank, failed to disclose.
A man who thought he was a vampire and attacked his father to drink his blood was given a three-year suspended sentence on Monday. If he bites anyone again he will have to go to a psychiatric hospital.
A court of appeal in Gothenburg has upheld the acquittal of three men charged with having plotted to murder Swedish artist Lars Vilks.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 30-year-old man at a motel in south-eastern Norway in the early hours of Monday morning.
British police were liaising with French colleagues on Monday in an effort to track down a missing 15-year-old girl said to have fled across the Channel with a married teacher twice her age.
German thieves made an explosive miscalculation on Sunday night when trying to blow open cash machine – they used so much dynamite they destroyed the bank – but managed to escape with the ATM.
Some German top Air Force brass want to expand their use of unmanned drones – and arm them in the future. Plans for European drone development are gaining support from those who want more independence from US military technology.
A 66-year-old grandmother was found dead in her car in St Quentin, near Amiens, after being shot 13 times while waiting for her granddaughter outside a pizza restaurant on Sunday afternoon.
A 43-year-old woman was rushed to hospital after facing double jeopardy when her vehicle flipped over a steep bank into a river in the canton of Valais over the weekend.
A hospital accused of administering extra high doses of radiation to cancer patients - involving 500 victims, seven of whom died - goes to court today in Paris after six years’ investigation.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea removed a picture from its Russian website of four youths wearing balaclavas, in an apparent reference to the punk band Pussy Riot, members of which were jailed in Russia in August in a much-criticized ruling.
The largest urban square in Switzerland will be redeveloped after a 17.2-million-franc project received the go-ahead from Zurich voters on Sunday.
A copy of the draft law to legalise gay marriage in France has been leaked to the press, revealing a plan to change all instances of “mother” and “father” in civil code to just “parents”.
Britain, France and Germany have officially called for new European Union sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, diplomats said on Sunday.
A significant power outage is causing delays in all northbound rail traffic from Stockholm including the Arlanda Express trains, according to the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket), which predicts that the fault will be dealt with by 2pm.
Fire fighters have found the bodies of two women killed in a house fire on Monday morning. Two young girls are missing, presumed dead – but German police said the building was so dangerous they cannot be retrieved.
A French priest moved a step closer to sainthood Saturday when the Vatican acknowledged that the healing of an Ecuadoran boy amounted to a miracle.
An 18-year-old man who threatened on Facebook the editors of the French satirical weekly that published cartoons of a naked Prophet Muhammad was charged Sunday with terrorism-related activity, a judicial source said.
Ruth Engström, Sweden's oldest citizen, celebrated her 110th birthday on Sunday, with cake, champagne, and a flurry of press photographer flashes.
A proposal to abolish special tax breaks for rich foreigners split Swiss voters on Sunday, with the canton of Basel-Landschaft approving it but the expat haven of Bern canton rejecting it.
Four French mountain climbers were killed and three others were reported missing in an avalanche in Nepal that claimed at least nine lives, France's national union of mountain guides (SNGM) said Sunday.
Two-thirds of Swiss voters rejected a referendum Sunday to tighten a smoking ban, to the relief of hotels and restaurants, while two cantons split in a vote over keeping tax breaks for rich foreigners.
Germany, Britain and France officially called for new European Union sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, diplomats said Sunday.
A man who disguised himself as a pilot and sat in the cockpit of a commercial flight from Germany to Italy had a stash of fake uniforms and identity cards in his garage – just like the film “Catch Me If You Can”.
In the face of mounting public pressure, the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) has decided that 2-year-old Haddile, an abandoned toddler facing deportation to France, can remain in Sweden with her foster parents until further notice.
Whether you want to know how long until you're sober, flirt with like-minded single revellers or where to stumble home after a few, help is only a click away at this year's Munich Oktoberfest.
Stefan Jacoby, the CEO of Volvo Cars, has suffered a stroke that has forced him to take a leave of absence from running the Swedish automaker.