Two Kurdish brothers from Iraq, living as refugees in Switzerland, have been charged with taking part in a "terrorist" organization linked to Al-Qaeda, the Swiss attorney general's office said on Monday.
Cigarettes are nearing seven euros or more for a packet of 20 in France as a tax hike on tobacco products took effect on Monday.
France on Monday unveiled a package of reforms designed to increase access to abortion, including 100% reimbursement of medical costs by the state social security system.
For the first time since the Middle Ages the River Seine in Paris is being revived as a means of commercial transport.
A refugee camp in Germany’s wealthiest region has been reduced to setting up tents, because it cannot find anywhere for asylum-seekers to sleep. The chapel is already filled with refugees sleeping on mattresses at night.
Swedish trade union Kommunal is pondering a name-change to better reflect its members’ identity, however name proposals such as Fack Ett have prompted fears of ridicule from both branding experts and regular members.
French Credit Agricole bank said on Monday it was in exclusive talks to offload its Greek subsidiary Emporiki to Greece's Alpha Bank, under terms requiring the French bank pumping huge extra amounts of funding into its ailing offshoot.
Tens of thousands of left-wing protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to denounce EU-driven austerity measures being pushed on member states, a day after similar protests in Spain and Portugal.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea has apologized for removing all the women from their Saudi Arabian catalogue, following public outrage in Sweden including the EU minister slamming the action as “medieval”.
Greece will use a CD allegedly containing details of citizens who have bank accounts in Switzerland to track down tax evaders, the finance minister said on Monday, after Athens previously dismissed the information as unusable.
Steel giant ArcelorMittal brought down the axe on two idled blast furnaces in France on Monday after a long showdown with workers, but gave the government two months to find a buyer for the site which has become a symbol of French industrial decline.
Brittany Ferries will resume services Tuesday, company management said, following a pact to end wildcat strikes by French employees that halted services between Britain, France, Ireland and Spain.
The Swiss chapter of Amnesty International is using humour and satire in a new hard-hitting campaign to combat policies that toughen conditions for asylum seekers in Switzerland.
A key player in European defence group EADS objected on Monday to its tie up with BAE Systems, saying that the terms of the effort to create the world's biggest aerospace group should be re-drawn.
A 15-year-old British schoolgirl who ran away to France with a married teacher twice her age flew back home Saturday, while he stayed in prison awaiting extradition.
In a bid to combat hooliganism, Swiss law enforcement officials want to ban the consumption of alcohol by spectators in the stands for “high-risk” football and ice hockey games.
A Canadian man visiting the Munich Oktoberfest died at the weekend after he was knocked down by a tram while drunk, police said on Monday. Officials also said that beer consumption was up – as well as booze-related injuries.
French car sales dropped 18.3% year-on-year in September, signalling more gloom for domestic firms struggling with plummeting demand in their key European market and high production costs.
An investigation into people waiting for donated livers being pushed up the waiting list has been launched at a Munich clinic following scandals in two other German hospitals.
A German estate agent taking potential buyers to view a house opened the door to find the three-storey building filled to the rafters with cannabis plants.
A Norwegian writer and commentator of Syrian origin has published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on her blog in what she said was a show of support for freedom of speech.
German discount supermarket giant Aldi said on Monday they would open 40 new stores in the UK by 2013 and double its outlets over the next decade, as it targets increasingly price-conscious middle class customers.
The websites of several Swedish companies and organizations were crippled on Monday by a cyber attack which left internet servers overloaded in what experts say is an increasingly common phenomenon for websites in Sweden.
Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest auto maker, has rejected claims that special offers it is making to accelerate sales of the new Golf cars could depress prices across the industry.
Police called out to a Swedish regional airport after a suspicious-looking parcel had been found in a garbage bin were surprised to find the suspected explosive device was a board game.
Ten percent of Norwegian women claim to have been sexually abused before the age of 16, according to an “alarming” new report from the University of Bergen.
Former finance minister Peer Steinbrück Monday slammed Chancellor Angela Merkel's government as one of the worst in modern German history as he won unanimous party backing to challenge her at next year's elections.
A 77-year-old woman who fell in her home in southern Sweden had her call for an ambulance refused when she told the duty nurse she had felt better after drinking some whiskey. The woman was found dead the next day.
A Malmö woman remains angry she was never told that a 15-year-old student was allowed to participate in her Cesarean section operation, learning of the incident only after reading of it in the local paper.
A German court said Monday it was scrapping a probe into 17 former Nazi SS soldiers, eight of whom are still alive, for their alleged part in the wartime massacre of 560 citizens in an Italian village.
A French prosecutor is expected to give details of suspected match-fixing and illegal betting in handball Monday, a day after police detained several players including one of the biggest stars of the game.
A passerby was shocked to find a wayward iguana on a highway off-ramp in southern Sweden, with police unsure as to whether the lizard was dumped or had escaped.
A family feud at the top of the Lacoste clothing company is pitting father against daughter in a battle for management of the green crocodile brand.
Swiss mining group Xstrata and commodities giant Glencore said on Monday they had agreed on new terms for their tie-up to create a massive company worth $86.6 billion and capable of out-muscling all the other giants in the field.
A housing company in southern Sweden is spending 1.3 million kronor ($197,000) to help tenants learn how to say hello to their neighbours.
The popular Swiss winner of this year’s Secret Story, the French reality TV competition on TF1, previously worked in Geneva’s sex trade, according to a new report.
Five German doctors died and 14 were injured in China when their bus slammed into a container truck and caught fire near Beijing, state media reported on Monday. Three came from Bavaria, two from Baden-Württemberg.
Nobel prize-winning German author Günter Grass, declared persona non-grata by Israel over a poem saying the country threatened world peace, has published another work, this time praising a man jailed for leaking Israeli nuclear secrets.
Swedish furniture retailer Ikea has removed out all the women from the version of the company's famed catalogue to be distributed in Saudi Arabia, prompting a stern reaction from Sweden's trade minister.
A 28-year-old man thought to have forced a younger man to jump off the deck of a Viking Line ferry – a fall of some 27 metres – is under arrest in Stockholm on suspicions of attempted murder.