A 53-year-old Frenchman found responsible for killing another driver while driving without a permit and in the wrong direction on the A-1 motorway in the canton of Vaud escaped on Wednesday with a firm jail sentence of 18 months.
Hundreds of activists marched in Paris on Wednesday behind the leader of the far-right National Front, which is riding high on a wave of discontent over the country's stagnating economy.
France and Italy presented a united front on Wednesday on the eurozone debt crisis amid deepening divisions over belt-tightening policies in the European Union as some countries reach breaking point.
Thousands of protesters staged traditional May Day rallies in crisis-wracked Spain on Wednesday.
The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday deplored a ruling by a Spanish court that bags of blood seized in a doping case be destroyed, preventing further probes into what has been described as the world's biggest doping network.
World Radio Switzerland (WRS), Switzerland's only national English-language radio station, will cease operating on the FM band as of September.
On May Day, Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven promised to put all young Swedes to work and to scrap the centre-right coalition government's programme for the long-term unemployed.
Another cat has been found dead in Gothenburg, leading police to intensify their hunt for a suspected serial cat killer.
FC Bayern President Uli Hoeneß has spoken openly for the first time about his stockmarket gambling addiction and his shame and guilt after admitting dodging millions in taxes earlier this month.
A Swiss shareholder activist group is challenging the pay forked out in 2012 to UBS CEO Sergio Ermotti and other executives at Switzerland’s largest bank in the face of its steep losses last year.
Borussia Dortmund's Germany star Mario Götze will likely miss Saturday's Bundesliga showdown against Bayern Munich after tearing his left hamstring in Tuesday's semi-final at Real Madrid.
The Swedish Migration Board has decided not to re-open the asylum application cases of eight hunger-striking Afghan men in Boden, north Sweden.
Thousands of visitors are expected to spend Wednesday's national holiday taking in the exotic plants at the international garden show on Hamburg's Elbe island of Wilhelmsburg.
Walpurgis Night (Valborg) celebrations led to drunkenness and violence around Sweden, with a rape of a minor reported in Uppsala and 98 cases of assault and nine fires reported in Stockholm.
Woody Allen is to make his next movie in the south of France, starring Britain's Oscar-winning Colin Firth and US actress Emma Stone, the project's producers announced Tuesday.
A year after François Hollande's election, the French president finds himself trapped in Europe between a powerful but unpopular German Chancellor Angela Merkel and his own weakness at home.
A Neuchâtel cantonal government cabinet minister is facing embarrassment after being caught travelling on a local train without a valid ticket.
When he swept to power last May on a wave of discontent, François Hollande could hardly have imagined that a year later he would be the most unpopular president in modern French history.
Being happy is important for everyone. For some it's a ray of sunshine falling on the petals of a spring flower, for others it's a fancy yacht. For this week's The Local list we looked at a recent survey of what puts a smile on German faces.
German graduates still hanker after jobs with the country's top car makers, according to the results of a new survey, with the most popular dream employers being Audi, BMW and Volkswagen.
José Mourinho has hinted that he could be set for a return to England after seeing his Real Madrid side go out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage for the third consecutive season.
A girl born without a windpipe has become the youngest patient in the world to receive a bio-engineered organ after doctors implanted her with a special tube grown from her own stem cells in a surgery led by a Karolinska Institute professor.
A year after Francois Hollande's election, the French president finds himself trapped in Europe between a powerful but unpopular German Chancellor Angela Merkel and his own weakness at home.
A 29-year-old Swiss teacher arrived back in Switzerland on Tuesday after being detained by authorities in Egypt for more than two weeks because of a name mixup.