A section of the A1 highway between Zurich and Bern was closed for almost five hours on Tuesday following an eight-vehicle crash that killed one man and injured four other people.
Six people were rushed to hospital and seven others needed medical attention on Tuesday after a toxic chemical leak at a Novartis plant in the canton of Basel Country.
Items linked to Russia's imperial family, including four letters penned by Tsar Nicholas II, fetched 1.3 million francs on the auction block, a Geneva auction house says.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that reforms carried out by Prime Minister Mario Monti had put Italy on a good path, dismissing Silvio Berlusconi's criticism he had been too "German-centric."
Stockholmers and northern coastal residents can expect the snow storms currently pummelling southern Sweden to reach them by Wednesday as the blizzard sweeps up along the Baltic coast.
Swiss opera singer Lisa Della Casa, renowned for her interpretations of Mozart and Richard Strauss's works, has died aged 93, the Vienna Opera where she performed for many years announced on Tuesday.
The Swedish Tax Authority (Skatteverket) scrambled this week to block a personal identification number, linked to Wednesday's date, which could have given a newborn boy a lengthy and somewhat confusing health record.
A German food company on Tuesday recalled nine million frozen pizzas, after a man bit into one and broke his tooth on a piece of metal. Customers are being offered their money back.
Sweden's School Inspectorate (Skolinspektionen) has launched an investigation to determine whether a school failed to offer enough support for a boy suffering from chronic narcolepsy.
German security officials on Tuesday said one man had been arrested amid a police investigation into a Salafist terrorist connection to a suspected explosive device found at the Bonn train station.
Two women who have been exchanging hand-written letters between the United States and Sweden for more than three decades are set to meet in person for the first time, thanks in part to an innovative internet fundraising tool.
One person has diead, at least two are seriously injured and as many as eight received lesser injuries when a car and a double-decker bus collided, with the bus pinning the car down as they both skidded off the road.
The investment arm of Ikea, which in August unveiled plans for a budget hotel chain, has more than doubled its investment pace, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
German primary school children have been ranked in the upper third of a global study testing basic educational achievements – but one in five still has serious problems keeping up with his or her classmates.
Sick of booze-fuelled fights and uncontrollable guests in the saunas, Germany's largest leisure pool complex has put a three-drink limit on alcohol. The tipping point was when a drunk, naked guest bit two police officers.
Unemployment remains the number one concern, but despite the economic crisis in Europe, Swiss citizens are bullish about their prospects and proud about their country, a survey conducted for Credit Suisse shows.
Authorities in Amiens, northern France have seized 18 kilograms of heroin, with a market value of €350,000, from the back seat of a car.
Investors in Germany are increasingly feeling some Christmas cheer, with sentiment topping a seven-month high this month on hopes that Europe's top economy will dodge recession, data showed Tuesday.
A review of European statistics shows Swedes pay among the highest food prices, clocking in at 20 percent more expensive than the EU average and only topped by prices in neighbouring Norway and Denmark.
Burmese rebels have gained access to Swedish-designed weapons after government forces reportedly left them behind following conflict in the mountains of the country's far north.
An investigation is continuing into the death of a 39-year-old man from Holland following a skiing accident at Wengen in the Bernese Oberland over the weekend.
Young Swedish students have become worse at reading but slightly better at the natural sciences, according to the results of two key international comparisons of student achievement released on Tuesday.
Police said on Monday they have cracked a suspected ring of pimps in central France that forced young women from Romania into prostitution, and made several arrests.
A Bavarian man who got his grandmother to clear the snow outside his house faced charges of causing actual bodily harm through negligence after a woman fell on ice.
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Monday agreed a financial settlement with a New York hotel maid who had accused him of sexual assault.
Switzerland's largest city Zurich acknowledges it has lost trace of 5,176 works of art, including an original painting by Swiss-born architect Le Corbusier.
An art exhibit featuring works by a Swedish artist claiming he used paint mixed from the ashes of Holocaust victims has been closed following a storm of criticism.
A German internet porn mogul behind the website YouPorn has been arrested at Brussels Airport and is awaiting extradition to Germany over allegations of tax fraud.
German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp said on Monday it would not pay any annual dividends after it posted a loss of €4.7 billion for the year following a write-down of two loss-making steel plants.
Over 800 non-native plant and animal species have settled in Germany over the past few decades, while several species which disappeared long ago are returning home, according to the Federal Office for Nature Conservation (Bfn).
Heavy snow and blustery winds prompted new weather warnings for southern Sweden on Tuesday morning as a winter storm brought some rail traffic to a halt and left roads treacherous.
Second division Dynamo Dresden have been banned from next season's German Cup as punishment after their fans rioted at Hannover 96 in October, a year on from similar trouble at Borussia Dortmund's ground.
Royals, laureates, and diplomats were among the more than 1,300 guests that feted the 2012 Nobel Prizes at Stockholm's City Hall on an evening when not even a forgotten speech by literature winner Mo Yan could dampen high spirits.
Fans of ice wine can rejoice over a bumper crop of the German specialty after this weekend’s deep freeze, according to the nation’s vintners.