Two policemen were wounded in a shooting outside government offices in Rome on Sunday, just as the country's new coalition cabinet was being sworn in.
A planned strike by Swedish public sector workers was called off on Sunday following a pay deal between employers and the unions.
British rider Chris Froome won the Tour de Romandie cycling race on Sunday — his third big win of the season.
Four Eritrean men have been freed from a torture camp in Egypt after money raised in Sweden was used to buy their way out.
Germany's Greens pledged to fight a joint battle with the centre-left Social Democrats against conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel in elections five months away as it wrapped up a three-day party congress Sunday.
Veteran German reporter Jörg Armbruster, who was shot while filming a documentary in Syria last month says he will not return to Aleppo where the attack took place.
In this week's edition of My Spain, The Local talks to Huelva-based English teacher David Eatwell about speaking French with a Spanish accent, living in a geographical backwater and what it's like to raise a child in Spain.
A conservative spokeswoman for family affairs, Dorothee Bär, is the latest in her party to be embroiled in the controversy surrounding members who installed their relatives in lucrative assistant roles.
Authorities in Germany are investigating 14 suspected members of neo-Nazi terror groups, news magazine Der Spiegel reports.
Police in Oskarshamn in southern Sweden unearthed a large-scale marijuana farm on Saturday night.
It seems nothing is too big for Switzerland's watch industry, whose vast annual Baselworld trade fair is a touchstone for the health of a sector which has bucked the downbeat global economy.
The Sweden Democrats (SD) have lost a third of their support since a record high in December, according to a new voter poll published on Sunday.
A small village in northern Germany has so many crocodiles - nearly one for every 60 people - that they have become something of a tourist attraction, even though they all live in one man's house.
A 71-year-old woman and her 81-year-old husband grew so tired of the noises emanating from their neighbour that they took revenge by booming Iron Maiden at top volume.
An unusually virulent attack on Chancellor Angela Merkel by Francois Hollande's party has raised the pressure on France's president to stand up to his German counterpart and reignited the austerity debate in the crisis-hit eurozone.
Carlo Ancelotti moved Saturday to deny reports in Friday's Le Parisien newspaper he had told French Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain he would be leaving his post at the end of the season.
An Asian gourmand splashed out $36,750 at a New York auction to have dinner for four with famed chef Ferran Adrià.
Bayern Munich defender Daniel van Buyten has said the Bavarian giants head to Spain for Wednesday's Champions League semi-leg, return leg against Barcelona determined to finish the job after their stunning 4-0 first-leg victory.