A bomb alert that forced the evacuation of a US consulate in Italy on Tuesday has been lifted, reports said, amid fears of an imminent Al-Qaeda attack.
A German company which produced an impotency drug has gone bankrupt after the capsules were banned for being twice as powerful as Viagra.
His dad was one of the greatest footballers ever, and now Enzo Zidane appears to be following in Zinedine's footsteps, and in more ways than one (see video). Real Madrid have promoted him out of his age group, it was reported this week.
The Portuguese star has renewed his contract at Real Madrid till 2018 in a deal which has made him the best-paid player in Spain.
A television commercial with a Chinese family mocking Swedish crayfish parties while happily tucking into a traditional dog-meat feast has landed Swedish grocery chain Ica in hot water with animal-rights campaigners.
Tests have revealed that there were neither nuts nor soy protein in the vegetarian Quorn tacos eaten by a Swedish teenager who later died from an allergic reaction.
The northern Spanish city of Vitoria has banned displays of wild animals as part of new animal protection measures, but 'domestic' bulls and donkeys aren't covered by the new regime.
National Geographic has appealed a ban on its photographers taking a helicopter into the Sarek national park, which Swedish officials said risked disturbing the indigenous Samis' grazing reindeer in the World Heritage wilderness.
German children are getting more pocket money than ever before, a study released on Tuesday suggests.
The impact of the US online spying affair continues to have knock-on effects in Europe. Berlin announced on Tuesday that it had cancelled a Cold War surveillance pact with France after coming to a "mutual agreement" with Paris.
Italy's top bank, UniCredit, reported on Tuesday a net profit of €810 million in the first six months of 2013, down 25.2 percent from the outcome for the same period last year.
A German politician is in hot water after appearing to compare a Green Party election pledge to Nazi totalitarianism.
Fear of being snooped on by the US secret service would see mobile phones banned from cabinet meetings if the opposition wins September's election, Chancellor Angela Merkel's rival said on Tuesday.
Tax cuts and the sale of the health care system to venture capitalists signify a new, dangerous spirit of egoism that threatens to ruin Sweden's once cherished welfare state, warns Swedish rapper, actor, and writer Dogge Doggelito.
London police have pulled the body of Swedish photographer Sussie Ahlburg, whose images have appeared in Vogue, from the famous ladies' pond at Hampstead Heath, after she did not return home from her Sunday swim.
A green-minded Swedish inventor who accidentally triggered neighbouring Denmark's terror police has apologized for scaring people with his wire-laced car, saying his intention was only to save the world from "environmental destruction".
A video of footballer Mario Balotelli playing the Italian national anthem on the piano has gone viral, although doubts over the striker’s musical talents have been raised.
Spain and the UK should share sovereignty of the disputed territory of Gibraltar, a former British Europe minister said on Tuesday.
A teenage girl died on Tuesday of her injuries suffered in a coach crash in Italy last month, bringing the number of people killed to 39, local media reported.
Spain remains the number one destination for Brits travelling abroad, a new study reveals.
Two ambulance drivers in Lyon, who delivered a sick patient to a local hospital recently were slapped with six traffic violations during the emergency call out. Slamming the penalties as nonsense the company has vowed to contest the fines.
Wine growers in Bordeaux held an emergency meeting on Monday after thousands of acres of vineyards were destroyed in hail storms. With more extreme weather forecast, there could be worse news for Bordeaux and Burgundy vineyard-owners.
Sea rescue teams searched in vain for a 20-year-old man who failed to return home from a fishing trip in eastern Sweden on Monday night. But as it turned out, his life was never in danger.
An Italian Jesuit priest who hoped to negotiate with jihadists in Syria has "apparently been kidnapped by an Islamist group" which is "a local version of Al-Qaeda", the foreign ministry in Rome said on Tuesday.
A man who was forcibly detained for past seven years in psychiatric institutions after saying his wife and her colleagues were involved in banking fraud is being released on Tuesday and all charges against him are to be dropped.
A 55-year-old American man died and four others were seriously injured on Tuesday when a hot-air balloon crashed to the ground after hitting a power line in the canton of Fribourg, police said.
Eurodisney, which runs the Disneyland Paris theme park posted a third-quarter drop in sales on Tuesday, as poor weather in France and the economic crisis in southern Europe took their toll.
Three people have died in Italy as temperatures across the country continue to top 40C.
A town mayor in northern Spain has got himself into hot water after saying that those who were sentenced to death during the regime of former Spanish dictator Franco "deserved it".
The owner of an Italian wine company has downplayed criticism of a range of bottles emblazoned with images of dictators including Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, telling The Local the ploy was "simple marketing" that was not meant to offend anyone.
Visitors have only had to wait around 500 years but finally one of Paris’s most famous landmarks is open to the public for the first time. But you'll need to get to the top while you can, because unfortunately it will soon close again.
The Italian economy shrank by less than feared in the second quarter of 2013, boosting hopes that the end of recession is in sight, but marked the eighth quarterly contraction in a row.
The Swiss stuck with recent tradition when it came to naming their children last year, with Mia and Noah remaining the most popular names in German-speaking Switzerland and Emma and Gabriel in the French area.
Spanish banks are ignoring most customer complaints even after the country's central bank, the Bank of Spain, rules against lenders and in favour of their clients.
The Trumpeter Finch, a bird normally resident in North Africa and the Middle East, has been spotted in Norway for the first time, causing crowds of bird-watchers to rush over for a glimpse.
Munich police faced a skyline standoff on Monday night when an asylum seeker climbed up a crane and threatened to jump if his family were not granted refuge in the country.
Tourists in the Swedish capital have been warned to keep an eye out for ghosts, or at least people dressed as ghosts, who are believed to be distracting sightseers while accomplices pick their pockets.
A French nurse has raised eyebrows by putting her breasts up for rent to parents who can’t breastfeed their own babies. Condemned by some as illegal and dangerous, the business venture is just the latest aimed at France's emerging market of gay families.
Norway's famed Tripp Trapp baby seat could fetch upwards of two billion Norwegian kroner -- more than $300m -- if its owners go ahead with their planned sale later this year.
Deutsche Post is riding high despite the continuing global financial crisis, unexpectedly healthy profit figures released Tuesday suggest.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea has attracted 28,616 applications for just 200 jobs at its new store in Pisa. Gaià Paradiso, a 25-year-old student at the University of Florence, told The Local there are "few options" for young jobseekers in Italy.
The convicted paedophile arrested by Spanish police on Monday after his pardon was revoked by Morocco's King Mohamed VI was originally supposed repatriated to a Spanish prison and not released, sources have told the news agency AFP.
Oslo police have arrested more Romanian nationals than Norwegians this year for burglary, car-theft, pick-pocketing and other property crimes.
While the Brits love Beckham, the Yanks adore Beyoncé and the Canadians are besotted with Bieber have you ever wondered which celebrity the French hold closest to their hearts? Well fret no more. Here's a countdown of the official 2013 list of the top ten most loved French personalities.
The first federal centre for asylum seekers has opened in Bremgarten in the canton of Aargau and is already causing controversy.
An embarrassingly large number of Norwegians seem incapable of even changing a tyre, according to the latest statistics from the country's NAF road rescue service.
All the Swedes who sent in their tax returns via old-fashioned snail-mail got their tax refunds on Tuesday, with almost a million Swedish taxpayers sharing a payout of 6.2 billion kronor ($940 million).
Serious security flaws in a number of Vodafone internet routers could mean hackers could easily tap into customers' online data, Germany's Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) said on Tuesday.
Far-right terrorist Anders Breivik still has to pass a maths exam before he will become eligible to study at the University of Oslo, one of his lawyers has said.
The newest census, which listed 1.5 million fewer Germans than thought has sparked outrage in states whose apparently shrinking population could lead to a cut in federal funding. As criticism mounts, the entire study is being questioned.
Sweden's weather agency has issued a warning as heavy thunderstorms are set to wreak havoc across Sweden on Tuesday. But experts remain unsure of where exactly the damage will be done.
American actor Jack Nicholson would be the favourite to play Silvio Berlusconi if a film about the scandal-hit former Italian prime minister is ever made, according to the Irish bookmaker, Paddy Power.
The majority of the 65 people hospitalised in the Gudavanga Tunnel fire will be sent home today after undergoing a final health check, Noralv Distad, the crisis leader for the local Aurland Kommune, has told The Local.
French publishers announced on Monday that a woman, who sexually assaulted by Roman Polanski at the age of 13, is to publish her memoirs. The French title of the book will translate as "Me, Samantha, 13-years-old, raped by Roman Polanski".
A €1 million reward has been offered up for any information that will lead to the return of €103 million worth of jewellery stolen from the Riviera resort of Cannes last month. The offer is subject to certain conditions, however.
India on Monday denied revoking additional patents related to Roche Holding's breast cancer drug Herceptin, saying the Swiss pharma failed to follow legal procedures so the applications lapsed.
All of Sweden's Automatic Teller Machines will soon be available to all banking customers and will be run by one company, which is promising a more user-friendly and consistent model together with all the services customers already have.
Oscar Fox, the kitten that stowed away on a Swiss airlines flight from Athens last week, is making a good recovery.
A young man, who police suspect was spraying graffiti on a subway line in central Stockholm, was run over by a train on Monday night and taken to hospital with serious injuries.
A hat-trick by German international Thomas Müller inspired holders Bayern Munich to a 5-0 win over fifth Divisionb SW Rehden on Monday in their first round German Cup clash.