Geneva’s cantonal parliament divided into three factions after initial election results on Sunday showed gains by members of parties on the right and the radical left wings, while the Greens and centre-right Liberals lost representation.
One man died and four other people were injured, two of them seriously, when a camper van and a car collided and caught fire on the A1 motorway in the canton of St Gallen, police said on Sunday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has admitted making "mistakes" at the start of the uprising against him in March 2011, in an interview in which he called on Germany to play the role of a mediator in the conflict.
UPDATE: Gunmen shot dead the German ambassador's bodyguard in Yemen on Sunday as others kidnapped a Sierra Leonean working for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), sources said.
A 44-year-old Swedish woman, described in court as "ruthless" and "brutal" by the prosecutor, has been charged for attacking a man with an axe at a camping site.
A new opinion poll suggests the red green opposition parties have an overall majority over the current government while more Swedes now have greater confidence in Stefan Löfven to become prime minister.
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An exhibition in Stockholm on refugees was attacked by masked men throwing smoke bombs and scattering leaflets for a Nazi website prompting organizers to close the installation.
Switzerland's postal service admitted Saturday it had accidentally sent mail to people who recently died welcoming them to their new homes and wishing them well settling in.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets Saturday in northern Spain to protest a crackdown on an association that aids jailed members of armed Basque separatist group ETA.
A rush of publishing start-ups and ever new ways to lure readers in an industry with Amazon breathing down its neck will be a central theme at the world's biggest book fair, opening in Germany on Wednesday.
Pep Guardiola was delighted as Bayern Munich went top in the Bundesliga with a 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen, a result which also nudged them closer to breaking a 30-year record.
The laws that mean shopping is all but banned on Sundays, are one of those things about France that leaves visitors scratching their heads. Now, it seems, a growing number of the French are themselves starting to question the ban.
Monaco went three points clear at the top of Ligue 1 on Saturday after a late Lucas Ocampos winner gave them a priceless 2-1 victory over Saint-Etienne at the Louis II stadium.
Paris police on Saturday arrested three Eastern European men over an audacious raid on a luxury watch store in the heart of the French capital, sources close to the investigation said.
Amid controversy and angst over foreign takeovers of well-known Italian companies, the head of Italian luxury textile maker Loro Piana has argued the case for selling a family business, in an interview with AFP.
Italy's Silvio Berlusconi could make an application to a judge next week to serve his 12-month sentence for tax fraud in the form of community service, his lawyer said Saturday.
AgustaWestland says it is seeking arbitration to settle a row over the supply of 12 helicopters to India, which has suspended the deal amid charges the Anglo-Italian firm paid bribes to clinch the contract.
Italian film director Carlo Lizzani committed suicide on Saturday by jumping from a third-floor window in Rome at the age of 91, the police said.