Switzerland has returned to Brazil $4.8 million stashed in Geneva by a senior judge found guilty of a string of corruption offences.
Drunken sailors in Switzerland who take the helm will soon fall foul of the same anti-alcohol rules as their counterparts on land, the country's transport authorities announced on Tuesday.
Flash floods hit villages in the Vaud Alps and parts of the Bernese Oberland following a rainstorm late Tuesday afternoon.
Spain's opposition socialist PSOE party on Tuesday again called for the country's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to resign in the wake of allegations he accepted illegal under-the-table payments while a minister in the 1990s.
France is still world number one when it comes to attracting tourists, according to an official report on Tuesday. With 83 million foreign visitors in 2012, an increasing number of them Asian, the home of the Eiffel Tower and Mont Saint Michel had its best year on record.
South American drug gangs in Milan have been using dogs to smuggle cocaine from Mexico to Italy, the police said on Tuesday after an operation that found at least 48 dogs had been killed to retrieve the drugs.
Around 100 African migrants stormed a border fence from Morocco into Spanish territory on Tuesday, leaving five police officers injured, Spanish authorities said.
Marcel Kittel won stage 10 of the 2013 Tour de France on Tuesday after a 197-km race from Saint-Gildas-des-Bois across to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast. Britain's Chris Froome, who races for Team Sky managed to hold on to the yellow jersey.
Three health care workers have been put under house arrest after footage emerged of them abusing elderly people in their care, Italian media has reported.
With France in the tight grip of the economic crisis, it seems not even the country’s oldest, proudest traditions are to be spared. On Tuesday it was reported the government plans to cutback on the festivities surrounding this year’s Bastille Day parade.
Astronaut Luca Parmitano became the first Italian to walk in space on Tuesday, nearly six weeks after arriving at the International Space Station.
Germans are the most worry-prone nation in Europe, a study released on Tuesday suggested. On the whole, Europeans fret more about unemployment and inflation than they do terrorism or the environment.
Italy's top court will meet on July 30th to debate a request by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to have a tax fraud conviction reviewed because some of the charges it relates to are due to expire.
Spain's Minister for Foreign Affairs, José Manuel García-Margallo, said on Tuesday he has no objection to apologizing to Bolivia "if there has been any misunderstanding" over last week's incident which saw Bolivian President Evo Morales's jet refused permission to fly over a number of European countries.
(VIDEO) Prosecutors in the French city of Marseille have opened an investigation into attempted murder after a group of around 20 young troublemakers reportedly tried to drown a police officer in the Mediterranean Sea earlier this week.
Police in Majorca are investigating the death of a 35-year-old British man who died after falling from the tenth floor of a building in the popular resort area of Magaluf, local press reported on Tuesday.
Swedish police said on Tuesday they had not ruled out foul play in the death of a five-year-old girl, whose body was found by a lake near Avesta in central Sweden on Monday.
The number of Italians turning to Milan's soup kitchens increased by 31.4 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to figures from Caritas Ambrosiana, the Catholic relief, development and social services organization.
Italian police said Tuesday 50 alleged drug traffickers have been arrested and 240 kilogrammes of cocaine seized in a joint operation with Albanian, Portuguese and Spanish officers.
The Oslo police tweeted on Tuesday that they had apprehended a man wearing only his birthday best, adding that the naked pedestrian was carrying a large box full of drugs.
The US state of Arizona ordered at the last minute the retrial of a German woman who was due to be released after spending decades on death row, despite there being no reliable evidence linking her to the crime.
Famous for his love of smoking, popular German ex-Chancellor Helmut Schmidt apparently has 38,000 menthol cigarettes stashed in his house. He is, a top politician let slip on Tuesday, scared the EU will ban them.
An appeal trial over the murder of a British student in Italy is to begin on September 30th after Italy's top court overturned the acquittal of American Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito.
Thanks to a special anniversary, travellers can benefit from a special deal on one of Switzerland’s most spectacular railways.
Southern Swedes who cross the Öresund Bridge as part of their daily commute to work in Denmark are set to finally benefit from Danish child support, after the EU intervened to settle an ongoing dispute between the Scandinavian neighbours.
The 65-year-old man questioned by the Norwegian police over the murder of teen Sigrid Giskegjerde Schjetne wants compensation for having been placed under restrictions for several months. The prosecutor's office announced on Tuesday that it was set to charge a 38-year-old for her abduction and killing.
The date of the start of Ramadan in France was thrown into confusion on Tuesday after the Paris Mosque released a last minute statement saying the month long fast will begin on Wednesday. However another Muslim group had insisted the fast must begin on Tuesday.
The director of Spain's most important Spanish language teaching body, the Cervantes Institute, has bemoaned the current "limited vocabulary" of Spaniards, adding it has become "fashionable to speak badly".
The price of electricity in France is set for a steep five-percent rise in August, followed by a further increase of five-percent at the same time next year, France’s new environment minister announced on Tuesday.
German bakers are calling for their breadmaking to be recognized by the United Nations' cultural organisation, UNESCO, as "intangible cultural heritage," alongside Argentina's tango and carpet weaving from southwest Iran.
Motorists taking the E18 between Arboga and Örebro got a free drink on Tuesday morning after a truck scattered thousands of beer cans, leaving the motorway soaked in alcohol.
Believe it or not last weekend saw the annual convention of the association of French villages with funny names. So to both entertain you and help you learn a little French slang here's a selection of some of its proud members. For some it's not always a laughing matter.
A €2,000 reward will be paid to the person who catches the Via Stamen “cat killer” in Foggia. Tests proved the cats were killed by "poisoned meatballs".
The traditional glass olive oil dispensers, or 'drizzlers', seen in Spanish restaurants could soon be a thing of the past as the Spanish government draws up new rules banning the use of refillable bottles, despite a recent EU veto of similar moves.
The trial of five alleged neo-Nazis, including key member of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) terror cell, Beate Zschäpe, could go on almost a year longer than thought, a Munich court said on Tuesday.
A 35-year-old man has been remanded into custody in connection with the case of the missing mother of two in Trollhättan in western Sweden.
An increasing number of recruits for the Swiss army are obese, research from the University of Zurich’s Institute of Anatomy shows.
Two in five Norwegians believe corruption taints both the country's political parties and the industry sector, according to a new Transparency International report.
Norwegian primetime veteran Per Ståle Lønning has dubbed the TV2 broadcaster's decision to bar smaller parties from televised debates "undemocratic". Norwegians head to the polls in September.
Don't fall into the racist trap of measuring immigrants' value by how much they contribute to the treasury. How much do disabled people contribute to the balance sheet of society? Sick people? Such thinking opens the door to horrible follow-up questions, argues Swedish author Marcus Priftis.
A billboard featuring a bikini-clad woman hanging outside a church in Lecce, Salento, has sparked an outcry among churchgoers.
Transport operators in the southern Spanish town of Vélez-Málaga have come up with a novel way to make some money cash of their stranded trams — they are renting them out to Sydney, Australia.
The number of Chinese citizens applying for visas for Norway has increased by 49 percent in one year, despite Beijing's chilly attitude toward Oslo after the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Chinese human rights activist Liu Xiaobo in 2009.
Most Spaniards think the country's political parties are corrupt while almost half believe the private sector isn't on the straight and narrow, but many people say there is no point in reporting this corruption, a new report from German NGO Transparency International (TI) shows.
A duo of thieves pretending to be stranded on the side of the road in western Sweden threatened a motorist with a blade when he stopped to help them.
French diet king Pierre Dukan has been given a ban and heavily criticized by France’s medical board for prescribing weight-loss pill Mediator, which has been linked to hundreds of deaths, to his patients and then lying about it, it emerged this week.
Floods that devastated parts of Germany in June could be the costliest natural disaster ever to hit the country, a top insurer said on Tuesday. The company is calling for an end to building in flood-prone areas.
The trial of Francesco Schettino, captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship, was adjourned to July 17th shortly after opening in the Italian city of Grosseto on Tuesday because of a national lawyers' strike.
Sweden is among the top performers in the EU single market, according to a new report from the European Commission published on Monday.
Norwegian police raided a residence for asylum seekers on Tuesday, detaining seven people who are suspected of pushing drugs.
A Neuchâtel doctor is considering an appeal after being fined 500 francs ($517) by a local court that found him guilty of helping an 89-year-old patient die without getting a proper diagnosis of the man’s condition.
Spain's ruling Popular Party (PP) issued a statement on Tuesday once again denying that the party's ex-treasurer Luis Bárcenas operated an illegal slush fund which was used to make under-the-table payments to party officials.
Bruce Springsteen played in Leipzig this weekend - a return to the former East Germany 25 years after what he said was one of his most important gigs - to people hungry for freedom just 16 months before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has called on Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta to quickly find and deal with the culprits behind the killing of a bear in a national park in central Italy.
(Video) Nicolas Sarkozy made a return of sorts to the political scene on Monday and was given a hero's welcome by supporters at crisis talks for his UMP party. Despite most headlines evoking a return to politics, Sarkozy himself denied he was making comeback, just yet.
A 12-year-old boy has died after being struck by lightning while playing football on a beach in southern Italy, local media reported.
Atletico Madrid have reached an in-principle deal to sign Spain striker David Villa from Barcelona, the Catalans said on Monday.
More than half of respondents in a global survey released on Tuesday think that political corruption has worsened over the past two years, and a quarter reported having paid officials a bribe in the last 12 months.
After a badly-needed rest day on Monday, riders will take on the 197-km journey from Saint-Gildas-des-Bois across to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast. Check out the video below for an expert preview of Stage 10 of the Tour de France.
France has raised €3.21 million from the auction of nine luxury cars seized in a corruption probe into the wealth of family of Teodoro Obiang Nguema, ruler of Equatorial Guinea, it emerged this week.
Swedish international striker Marcus Berg has joined Greek side Panathinaikos for an undisclosed fee from Bundesliga side Hamburg, the Greek Super League club announced Monday.
Employees of Grums municipality in western Sweden were forced to find their way past over 1,000 litres of horse manure on Monday which had been dumped outside the town hall in a suspected political protest.
As part of our tour of Germany's UNESCO World Heritage sites, we look around one of the country's most impressive palaces, the Würzburg Residence.
The municipality of Östersund in northern Sweden has been charged for environmental crimes following the parasite outbreak which left half the population with the stomach flu in the winter of 2010.
Germany will stop subsidizing solar energy by 2018 at the latest, its environment minister said on Monday after last year initiating a scaling-back of generous state support for the faltering industry.