Switzerland’s Fabian Cancellara was tipped as the pre-race favourite to win the world championships road cycling championship in Florence on Sunday but he ultimately finished in 10th position as Portugal’s Rui Alberto Costa took first-place glory.
Close to 800 people demonstrated on Geneva streets over the weekend against the ongoing housing shortage and lack of affordable accommodation.
Switzerland's army simulated a French attack against their country in training exercises in August, the newspaper Matin Dimanche revealed on Sunday.
The family of Meredith Kercher, the British student murdered in Perugia in 2007, does not want Amanda Knox, whose retrial for the murder begins in Florence on Monday, to visit her grave.
Itslian grape farming traditions in the region of Liguria are in danger because of the higher cost of farming on 60-degree slopes, according to local farmers.
Kenya's Wilson Kipsang said he was delighted to break the marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday in a time of 2hrs 3 mins and 23 seconds.
Once a rare species, the long-distance commuter is becoming part of France's social landscape, as a combination of sky-high property prices, digital technology and high-speed TGV trains push workers further and further away from their offices in the capital.
Paris fashion this week tiptoed around the scarcity of black models on the catwalk with reaction reflecting the growing controversy surrounding the issue highlighted by models Naomi Campbell and Iman.
The Öresund bridge linking Copenhagen and Malmö is set to be bathed in light on Tuesday evening in memorial to the Jews who fled Nazi-occupied Denmark for safety in Sweden 70 years ago.
Two people were found dead in a fire-ravaged holiday home on the island of Dalarö in Stockholm's archipelago on Sunday morning in what police suspect was an arson attack or a double murder.
The Swiss-based International Cycling Union (UCI) now has a new president after Britain's Brian Cookson unseated longtime incumbent Pat McQuaid, an Irishman who lives in Switzerland.
Germany is ready to give finance and technical support to the international operation to destroy Syria's chemical weapons, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Saturday.
On-form Swiss star Fabian Cancellara is being tipped for rainbow jersey glory but could face a tactical minefield during the men's road race at the world cycling championships in Italy on Sunday.
Gareth Bale's long-awaited home debut for Real Madrid ended in defeat at the hands of local rivals Atletico Madrid on Saturday evening at the Santiago Bernabeu.
France has awarded the US writer Philip Roth its highest decoration, the Legion d'honneur (Legion of Honor), with the country's foreign minister bestowing the award in New York.
The Mayor of Perugia has told The Local that the death of British student Meredith Kercher remains an "open wound" in the heart of Perugians and that she should "not be forgotten".
Swedish six-times world table tennis champion and former Olympic gold medallist Jan-Ove Waldner has received the honour of becoming the first living foreigner to feature on a Chinese postage stamp.