Millionaire businessman and Swiss People’s Party (SVP) MP Peter Spuhler denies he is quitting parliament because of problems faced by his party.
The trial against 19 members from motorcycle gang Hells Angels, who crashed a biker party in southern Sweden earlier this year, began in Gothenburg on Tuesday.
Former Germany captain Michael Ballack has retired from active sport, his lawyer announced on Tuesday afternoon, ending a career which saw him play football for his country 98 times.
Greek officials on Tuesday managed to locate a mystery list of Swiss account holders after a claim of ignorance from the country's finance minister prompted a near-farcical search.
Swedish divers famous for finding an object on the Baltic Sea floor resembling a well-known spaceship from the Star Wars films are celebrating the recovery of drinkable wine from a nearly century-old Swedish shipwreck.
Frankfurt Airport, Germany's biggest hub, opened an extension of one of its two terminals on Tuesday as it seeks to boost capacity by six million passengers a year.
Swedish furniture retailer Ikea made a mistake related to removing women from the version of its catalogue printed in Saudi Arabia, but not the mistake most people think, argues contributor Ruben Brunsveld.
Security risks at Sweden’s nuclear power plants are so high that the facilities should all be taken out of operation, according to a new report from environment organization Greenpeace.
Frozen to the bone but in good spirits, a 23-year-old American was rescued at 10am on Tuesday after spending a bitterly cold night in stormy conditions on a mountainside in southern Norway.
Everyone with a computer connected to the internet in Germany must pay television and radio license fees, the Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday - just a few months before the system is changed to one levied per household.
A married British teacher who fled with a 15-year-old schoolgirl to France agreed Tuesday to be extradited, as his lawyer said the arrested fugitive wanted his "full story" to emerge.
French former justice minister Rachida Dati has sought legal action to get hotel tycoon Dominique Desseigne to acknowledge paternity of her daughter, Desseigne's office said Tuesday.
Norwegian oil company Statoil said on Tuesday it and its partners Total and GDF Suez have decided to drop plans to expand the Snøhvit natural gas field in the Barents Sea as unjustified given current discoveries.
A Frenchman committed suicide by throwing himself out of his third-floor apartment window when a bailiff arrived to tell him he was being evicted for not paying his rent, police said Tuesday.
One in three Stockholm restaurants serve different products than what is promised on the menu, according to a new study from the city’s environmental administration (Miljöförvaltningen), showing that eateries most often cheat when it comes to feta cheese, Parma ham and Parmesan cheese.
Hopes that German filly Danedream could become the first horse in over 30 years to win Europe's most prestigious race twice in a row were dashed on Tuesday. She is among 300 horses put into quarantine in Cologne.
Norwegian oil company Statoil said Tuesday it and its partners Total and GDF Suez have decided to drop plans to expand the Snohvit natural gas field in the Barents Sea as unjustified given current discoveries.
Sweden should prepare for further cyber attacks in retaliation for Monday's raid against web hosting company PRQ – previous hosts to The Pirate Bay and whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks – hacktivist network Anonymous has warned.
French prosecutors said Tuesday they were dropping a probe into accusations that the disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn took part in a gang rape in the United States.
A small group of protesters, most of them women, on Tuesday destroyed a Iranian police post protecting the French embassy in Tehran and threw stones at visitors to the mission before being arrested, a diplomat inside told AFP.
French police arrested 10 suspects in dawn raids Tuesday in a hunt for the killers of two students lynched by a mob armed with hammers, baseball bats and knives.
In a sign of the cost-cutting in the airline business, Basel-based charter carrier Hello is employing pilots who work for free in order to gain flying experience.
Police arrested 16 people, two of whom are national Taekwondo champions, in relation to an underage prostitution ring in the Rhône-Alpes and Savoie region yesterday.
Police are hunting thieves who stole a mummified hand from a church in western Germany, leaving the small congregation heartbroken over the loss of their popular relic which had been in a box for more than a century.
A high school pupil has been sentenced to five years in prison after stabbing is teacher in retaliation for being given a detention in a suburb of Toulouse.
The Olympics and the jubilee made it a fun year to be Britain's ambassador to Germany. But Simon McDonald told The Local in an exclusive interview he also dealt with euro-suspicion at home and German aspersions about UK industry.
Financial woes have forced famed Swedish glassmaker Orrefors Kosta Boda to shutter two factories in southern Sweden and lay off 130 employees.
French government has proposed a controversial tax hike on beer in supermarkets and restaurants, while a study has revealed France is one of the smallest consumers of beer in Europe.
Swedish police on Monday raided Stockholm-based web hosting company PRQ – previous hosts to The Pirate Bay and whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks.
The latest project to find a new home for the Vaud cantonal museum of fine art in Lausanne has hit a roadblock.
French President Francois Hollande said on Monday that a European banking union should be governed by "very precise rules" after meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.
A Cambodian court on Tuesday handed two Frenchmen partially suspended two-year prison sentences for sexually abusing teenage boys, a punishment criticised as too lenient by the victims' lawyer.
Opposition chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrück will give up his well-paid speech making business and his seat on the supervisory board of steel giant ThyssenKrupp – but has rejected calls to publish his tax returns.
The chief executive of Germany's second biggest bank, Commerzbank, which is still a quarter state-owned after a bail-out, admitted to a parliamentary committee he has more than doubled his salary despite the continuing debt.
A 59-year-old man who worked for more than 30 years at a packaging plant in southern Sweden has been fired for rolling his pants up while on the job.
Alledged former member of East Germany's Stasi security service and old KGB friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Matthias Warnig, was on Monday appointed chairman of the world's largest aluminium producer, Rusal.
In talks with French President Francois Hollande on Monday, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt remained firm in expressing his government's disapproval of a proposed EU banking union.
Talks in Oslo between Colombia's government and the leftist FARC rebels - aimed at ending one of Latin America's oldest conflicts - are set to begin on October 15th, the group said on Monday.
A man who murdered his lover and their child to hide the affair from his partner will spend the rest of his life in prison, a German court ruled on Monday.
An investigation is continuing into a fire that forced the evacuation of 25 people from an apartment building in Fribourg on Monday.
Police in Sweden say there is clear connection between a recent spate of cyber attacks targeting Swedish websites and the ongoing dispute over the deportation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.