The city of Lucerne’s symphony orchestra has cancelled a concert featuring French movie actor Gérard Depardieu next month for fear of protests over his appearance.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday distanced herself from Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, whose Swiss bank account and alleged tax dodge has poured fuel on a heated election-year debate.
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Spain's population declined in 2012 for the first time in 17 years and the departure of foreigners from the country is partly responsible.
A luxury car company based in Paris is pursuing former Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade for €350,000 in allegedly unpaid bills, its owner said on Monday.
Spanish police have arrested members of a criminal gang which took people hostage and intimidated them into handing over cash and valuables, including watches, by making them wear fake explosive jackets.
Four British World War I soldiers are set to be laid to rest with full military honours on Tuesday, almost a century after they were killed in action in France.
The revelation that Nato stepped in instead of the Swedish military during a Russian fly-by at Easter has left Swedish political commentators seething, while the defence minister has admitted a shift in Russia's military behaviour.
Two Swedish girls had to get medical attention after hundreds of euphoric Justin Bieber fans besieged the Grand Hotel in Stockholm to catch a glimpse of their idol on the Swedish stop of his Europe tour.
John Taylor is perhaps best known as the man with the green thumbs and a slight English accent on a weekly gardening show on television. He tells The Local how he made a career out of "digging holes" in Sweden.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday rejected the idea that her country was seeking "hegemony" in the European Union, but insisted members needed to cede some national sovereignty for the greater good.
People around Majorca are donating money to the island's Senegalese community to help them send home the body of a young man who died after being hit by a car when he was running from police on Monday April 15th.
After the death of his wife, whom he had known for over seven decades, a 90-year-old French man is refusing to give up hope of finding love again. The pensioner has planted a sign at the bottom of his garden to alert potential companions.
One of Germany's most acclaimed and controversial films by Hitler's favourite director Leni Riefenstahl was secretly sold off by former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder to help an Olympic bid, a newspaper reported on Monday.
Spain had the biggest deficit — 10.6 percent of gross domestic product — of all the eurozone and EU states in 2012, according to final deficit and debt figures published by the European Commission on Monday.
A wide-scale rise in wages in Germany would not benefit other eurozone members, but would actually harm the single currency area as a whole, Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann said Monday.
A bank robber in the making on Monday morning tried to force bank personnel in central Stockholm to hand him money, before having to leave empty-handed because the office did not deal with cash.
The immigration-critical Sweden Democrats would nab 16 percent of the vote in regional elections in the south if residents were to cast their ballots today, revealed a new poll by Yougov commissioned by the Metro newspaper.
German authorities said Monday they had fined Google for illegally collecting massive amounts of personal data including emails, passwords and photos while setting up its disputed Street View service.
France’s education minister presented his plan for school pupils to learn “secular morality” values to the French parliament on Monday. The project has been likened to a call by Marshal Petain, who led Nazi-allied, Vichy France, during World War II.
BREAKING NEWS: The president of France’s National Assembly on Monday received a letter containing gunpowder and ordering him to put off Tuesday’s parliamentary vote on gay marriage. The letter warned “you wanted war, and you’ve got it.”
Drowsy drivers are causing the deaths of 800 people each year on French raods, according to a report published on Monday. making it the second-leading cause of road deaths in the country, behind alcohol.
Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB says it is acquiring the California company Power One, which specializes in renewable energy such as solar, for $1 billion.
An American scientist is trying to stir up creative spontaneity in the eastern German city of Dresden by leaving disposable cameras around for strangers' use, before collecting them and displaying the results online. Jessica Ware reports.
More and more qualified middle class Spaniards are sleeping rough in the streets of Madrid every night, according to a study carried out by the capital’s emergency service Samur.
German Health Minister Daniel Bahr said on Monday he would push for immigration rules to be eased for healthcare workers, as the country battles against a growing dearth of nurses.
Spain's tax authorities are looking to put new pressure on companies which set up 'fictitious' bases in Gibraltar to pay less tax.
Investigators suspect a close friend of Beate Zschäpe helped the alleged neo-Nazi terrorist when she was on the run from police, according to media reports on Monday.
Lars E O Svensson will not run for re-election as Deputy Governor of Sweden's national bank, saying he has failed to persuade his colleagues to cut interest rates, which he believes could have saved Swedish jobs.
The €45 million-airport of Huesca in Spain's far north welcomed just four passengers in March as the facility signed off on a dismal start to the year.
Facebook is poised to invest in Switzerland, the social media giant’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg says.
The engineering giant ABB announced it would purchase US green energy company Power One for the staggering sum of $1 billion in a bid to make the Swiss-Swedish company "a global player" in solar inverters.
A father and stepmother have been taken into custody by police, accused of forcing two boys, aged ten and 12, to live and sleep “surrounded by their own waste” on a filthy mattress in a locked cellar, for three years.
German Family Minister Kristina Schröder could be approaching the end of her time in office, media reports hinted over the weekend. She reportedly wants to spend more time with her own family after the general election in September.
Spotify founder Martin Lorentzon, brought in to revitalize the profile of bribery-accused Swedish telecom giant TeliaSonera, has avoided millions in taxes to Sweden through a shell company in Cyprus.
Schaffhausen cantonal police continue to investigate the death of an unidentified man who died near the Rhine Falls (Rheinfall) on Sunday.
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Six Spanish police officers were injured Sunday when they tried to stop 15 sub-Saharan migrants armed with sticks and knives from illegally entering the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco by boat, local officials said.
Rafael Nadal will quickly bury his sorrows after the end of his eight-year title streak in Monte Carlo, with the Spaniard quickly turning his focus to the Barcelona Open starting on Monday.
Not many can say they had a fight with a crocodile and won. But a Frenchman lived to tell the tale after a crocodile clamped his jaws around his head when he was swimming in the sea in Australia.
Thousands of doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, many wearing white lab coats, marched in Madrid on Sunday to protest against government spending cuts and plans to partly privatize medical services.
A gay man was beaten unconscious by thugs at the weekend in the latest apparent homophobic attack in France. The assault comes amid mounting tensions and daily protests ahead of a crucial government vote that would legalize gay marriage in France.
Russian fighter planes carried out training missions just outside the Swedish border over Easter; Sweden's military, however, was too slow to react and had to rely on help from Nato, the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper (SvD) revealed on Monday.
Swiss banks could adapt to a significant easing of their cherished secrecy practices, but only if global standards are created for information exchange to fight tax evasion, the head of the Swiss Bankers Association says.
Paris St-Germain recovered from their shock cup defeat to Evian last week when they cruised to victory against Nice at the Parc des Princes on Sunday evening. The win puts PSG within touching distance of their first league title for 19 years.
Several thousand Lufthansa staff stopped work at airports across Germany early on Monday morning as services sector union Verdi called for a full day strike - expected to result in 1,688 flight cancellations.
Juventus coach Antonio Conte has spoken to Zlatan Ibrahimovic about a possible return to the club, an Italian newspaper report claimed Saturday.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Sunday said Berlin will have no choice but to accept the lifting of an EU arms embargo on Syria if other European countries push for it.
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