Chancellor Angela Merkel will be forced to size up her election year strategy on Monday after a narrow defeat to the centre-left opposition after a cliffhanger result in Lower Saxony's state poll.
A 29-year-old German man died in an avalanche while skiing in the Bernese Oberland over the weekend.
Lower Saxony's state election turned into a cliffhanger on Sunday night, as it was unclear whether the governing centre-right coalition would hang on to power.
Swiss tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka came close to knocking out defending Australian Open champ Novak Djokovic in a marathon match that ended early Monday.
Geneva-based luxury goods group Richemont and the world's largest jewellery chain, Chinese Chow Tai Fook, have agreed to create a joint venture, Le Temps newspaper is reporting.
French President Francois Hollande has come out in support of Algeria's deadly military strike against Islamist hostage-takers at a desert gas plant, saying the action was appropriate in the face of "coldly determined terrorists".
Reviving the global economy and the conflicts in Syria and Mali will top the agenda as world leaders and business chiefs meet this week in the Swiss ski resort of Davos for its annual gathering of international power brokers.
The Swiss franc, long a refuge for crisis-wary investors, has now fallen to its lowest level against the euro in 20 months amid a rosier outlook for the European common currency.
Paris became the City of White on Sunday as a blanket of snow covered the French capital. It is not often Paris experiences such heavy snowfalls so below are a few photographs to mark the rare occurrence.
Academy Award-winning US actress Hilary Swank had her handbag snatched in a Paris suburb Friday by thieves who smashed the window of the taxi she was in, police said.
Nearly every third baby in Germany is born via Caesarian section, giving the country one of the highest rates in Europe for C-sections, Focus magazine reported on Sunday.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of killing his mother her home in Uppsala in eastern Sweden.
Snow and freezing precipitation prompted the cancellation of more than 130 flights at Frankfurt Airport on Sunday morning with numerous other flights delayed, an airport spokeswoman said.
An internal review of German Transportation Minister Peter Ramsauer’s handling of the Berlin airport disaster shows he allegedly made significant mistakes Der Spiegel reported on Sunday.
Germans are divided over whether it is okay to use words like “negro” or “gypsy” in children’s book classics, a Bild am Sonntag survey made public on Sunday showed.
The Centre Party fell to its lowest result since 1967 in a new voters' poll published on Sunday following weeks of turbulence surrounding the party's new programme.
Air France cancelled 40 percent of its short and medium-haul flights from Paris airports on Sunday as heavy snow disrupted air, road and rail transportation for a second day.
Voters in the German state of Lower Saxony headed to the polls Sunday in a regional test for Chancellor Angela Merkel, eight months before a national election.
Megaupload founder and German national Kim Dotcom claimed a "massive" response to his new file-sharing service on Sunday in New Zealand, exactly one year after he was arrested in the world's biggest online piracy case.
A union representing a cleaner wrongly accused of stealing a train and guiding it into a Stockholm house on Tuesday is considering filing legal action against the rail operator.
Sweden's equality minister Nyamko Sabuni has proposed a new law requiring companies to strive for a balance between women and men in the boardroom.
Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has stated that Sweden received no information with regards to two Swedes, suspected of terror crime in Somalia, who were extradited to the US.