Switzerland's Lara Gut won the World Cup season-opening giant slalom race in Sölden on Saturday, taking her first ever victory in the discipline.
Swiss President Ueli Maurer said in comments broadcast on Saturday that he was outraged at revelations of sweeping US surveillance on allies, insisting the snooping would weaken rather than strengthen Washington.
Switzerland's Roger Federer fought past Canada's Vasek Pospisil, taking nearly three hours on Saturday to earn a 6-3, 6-7 (3/7), 7-5 victory which put him into the final at his home Swiss Indoors tennis tournament.
See how German concert pianist Christian Zacharias reacts when a mobile phone starts ringing in the middle of a recent performance of Haydn's Piano Concerto in Gothenburg in western Sweden.
Sweden has joined forces with 20 other UN countries to draft a general resolution to rein in the spying programs carried out by America's National Security Agency (NSA).
Hold on to your hats! Sweden's Meteorological and Hydrological Institute have issued a class two warning urging people to stay indoors ahead of a storm which may have hurricane strength gusts.
A Greenpeace activist on Saturday staged a two-hour protest in a tent suspended from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower against Russia's detention of 30 members of the environmental lobby group.
German spy chiefs will travel to the United States next week to demand answers following allegations that US intelligence has been tapping Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone, as a row over widespread US snooping threatened to hurt transatlantic ties.
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Eric Gottfrid Andersson from western Sweden will blow out the candles for the 108th time this weekend and attributes his long life to not smoking and eating healthy food.
Better known for roles such as a bloodied undercover cop in heist-gone-wrong movie "Reservoir Dogs", Tim Roth is set to depict life in the corridors of football power by playing FIFA boss Sepp Blatter.
Britain said Friday it would complain to Spain about a Spanish research boat that it said unlawfully entered disputed waters off Gibraltar, reviving a simmering diplomatic dispute.
Eritrean refugees staged a small rally outside the Italian parliament on Friday after a shipwreck tragedy earlier this month in which 366 migrants - most of them fleeing Eritrea - drowned.
A multiple sclerosis sufferer hoping to become the first disabled person to skydive over Mount Everest says he wants his feat of daring to send "a message of hope" to others with the disease.
The Argentine grandson of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke wants to change his last name, just weeks after the death of his grandfather sparked turmoil when various countries refused his body.