Céline Amaudruz, a Swiss People’s Party (UDC) member of parliament from Geneva, has filed criminal complaints after being described by a youth politician on Facebook as a “stupid bitch” and an “escort girl”.
Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl made his first appearance in a decade before members of his conservative party in parliament on Tuesday. "These are my roots, here I am at home," he said.
Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats kicked off their election campaign with what was described as a declaration of war on the banks, sparking fears in the sector that it could force the conservatives to follow suit.
Only one out of four Swedes who hear their neighbours having sex are bothered enough to do anything about it, according to a new study.
Although much has improved in Sweden, there is still a lot to be done to combat racism and xenophobia, according to a new report from human rights organization the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI).
News that bankrupt cash transport firm Panaxia will face immediate liquidation has sent shock waves through the Swedish retailing industry, sparking fears about the negative impact the company's demise will have on Sweden's cash handling industry.
France's top court on Tuesday upheld energy giant Total's conviction for negligence in a 1999 shipwreck and oil spill that blackened much of the country's Atlantic coastline.
A match between rival south Sweden football clubs was nearly called off on Monday after supporters from Helsingborg unfurled a banner calling for the murder of a player on opposing side Malmö FF.
France, facing a €30 billion gap in public finances, announced its latest austerity move Tuesday with the parliamentary budget frozen for five years and lawmakers' expenses cut by 10%.
A fairytale wedding in southern Bavaria at the weekend turned into a nightmare when the pastor dropped dead in front of the happy couple before they could say “I do.”
Germany has lynxes and even wolves, as well as dramatic bird life such as red kites. But Patrick Howse went up a Bavarian mountain to revisit some crow relatives – and found himself again dazzled by their acrobatics.
A hidden walkway, high up behind the clock of the Gare de l'Est station, was the unlikely setting for the first show of Paris Fashion Week, as Impasse de la Defense kicked off the nine-day rollercoaster.
The Swiss central bank (SNB) is shoring up the eurozone's government bond market and holding down the interest rates which five key countries pay to borrow, ratings agency Standard & Poor's estimated on Tuesday.
French police on Tuesday raided three Roma camps in the gritty northern Paris suburbs and detained 10 people for forcing children into pickpocketing in the capital's metro network.
A 47-year-old Rwandan pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in an Oslo court to charges of being complicit in the massacres of more than 2,000 people in his home country, as Norway's first genocide case opened.
A French court Tuesday ordered nearly €800,000 to be paid in compensation to a former farm worker who spent more than seven years in prison after being falsely convicted of child rape.
A Swede of Rwandan origin suspected of participating in the 1994 massacre of Tutsis in Rwanda will go on trial in Stockholm in November in Sweden's first genocide trial, the prosecutor said Tuesday.
French police said Tuesday they had seized more than 3,000 cannabis plants from two illegal planting operations at a warehouse and a former bakery in the Champagne region, in a record haul.
The French government said Tuesday it had summoned Facebook managers to explain rumours that some users' old private messages were being posted publicly on the social network.
Tord Oksnes, 19, became the third member of the same family in western Norway to hit the jackpot in the national lottery when he won 12.2 million kroner in last weekend's draw.
A high-ranking official from Swedish-Finnish telecom giant TeliaSonera, along with two colleagues, is under investigation for corruption in a scandal that reportedly involves expensive mobile phones, ice hockey and sex club visits, according to a report in the Metro newspaper.
Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher is under heavy fire for a series of poor performances which have left him 12th in the drivers’ rankings and his Mercedes team openly talking about ditching him for British driver Lewis Hamilton.
German consumers are beginning to feel the pinch, a poll showed on Tuesday - the second danger sign for Europe's top economy in two days, after a surprise slump in business monthly confidence ratings.
MPs in Bern have backed a plan to phase out the use of more than a quarter million electric heaters in Switzerland by 2025.
Following a storm of media criticism, officials at the Kulturhuset library in Stockholm have reversed their decision to remove Tintin comic books from its shelves, saying the move happened "too fast".
A band of ‘dawn robbers’, as dubbed by police, have been arrested in Paris following a series of thefts from drunk or sleepy metro passengers.
The first lobster caught in Swedish waters this season sold for a record 102,000 kronor ($15,450) per kilo at auction in Gothenburg on Tuesday morning.
Many German mothers are finding it difficult to break free of traditional gender roles: A new official study shows that in a number of families, men are still the ones with the careers, while women are responsible for the kids and the kitchen.
Switzerland’s largest bank is under fire for luring children to open accounts with free drinks of Red Bull and a starting balance of 40 francs ($43).
French pharmaceutical group Sanofi said on Tuesday that it intends to shed 900 jobs in France by the end of 2015.
A kosher butcher has been beaten up and injured after taking photos of a veiled woman - who wandered into his shop in north-east Paris to take photos of him.
An inquiry has been launched after graffitied death threats to satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were found in the town of Albi, in the south of France, as editors reveal they will publish two versions of the paper this week: a "responsible" and an "irresponsible" one.
Norway and Canada have asked the World Trade Organization to form a group of experts to look at the European Union's ban on seal products, which the two countries oppose.
A family of Swiss engineers accused of helping Libya build up an illegal nuclear weapons programme will escape further jail time after prosecutors asked on Monday for sentences of less than their time already served.
A Ryanair plane had to make an unscheduled landing in Berlin on Monday, the airline confirmed, after it developed a technical defect on the way from London to Bratislava.
Popular comic book series Tintin has been taken off the shelves at a Stockholm library after staff members slammed the portrayal of other cultures as "Afro-phobic".
A German woman who drowned her five-year-old grandson in the bath to “save him from growing up with divorced parents” escaped the death sentence on Monday, after a US court sentenced her to 21 years in jail for manslaughter.
Police suspect that a fire that ravaged a high school in Falkenberg, southern Sweden, on Monday night was purposely lit.
A man is seriously injured after he was shot in Helsingborg, southern Sweden, on Monday evening, with police arresting one man in connection with the crime.
A pensioner flipped out and shot his neighbour and the car of a passerby who tried to help him, after months of hassle about a noisy dog and loud music, a Berlin court heard on Monday.