French skier Tessa Worley won the women's World Cup giant slalom at Saint Moritz on Sunday for her eighth career victory.
Opposition is mounting against a 27-storey tower proposed for Lausanne in a low-rise neighbourhood of the city.
Germany's next foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, is a familiar face in world capitals, having held the same job just four years ago, before being beaten by Chancellor Angela Merkel in the 2009 election.
Germany's new "grand coalition" government on Sunday unveiled Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet for her third term, with a long-time rival to take its toughest job.
Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein won the women's World Cup Super-G at Saint Moritz in the canton of Graubünden on Saturday.
Passengers who were aboard the Viking Line ferry Amorella, which ran aground near the Baltic Sea island of Åland on Saturday, arrived safely in Stockholm on Sunday morning.
Authorities in Venezuela evacuated an Air France jet poised for takeoff to Paris from Caracas late Saturday after French officials warned of a potential bomb threat.
France will lose out in its bid to win a multibillion-dollar fighter jet contract with Brazil, the Folha de Sao Paulo daily reported Saturday.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said he couldn't understand referee Clos Gomez's decision to send off Sergio Ramos as Madrid fell five points behind Barcelona after drawing 2-2 at Osasuna on Saturday.
Protesters clashed with police at anti-austerity demonstrations in Rome, Turin and Venice on Saturday, as part of a wave of social action led by Italy's Forconi (Pitchforks) movement of farmers and truck drivers.
Bayern Munich flew to Morocco on Saturday to begin their assault on the Club World Cup title with coach Pep Guardiola demanding improvements from the European champions.
The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner could be re-floated by June 2014, the engineer overseeing the long delayed salvage operation off the Italian island of Giglio said on Saturday.
Champions Paris Saint-Germain's relentless pursuit of a second straight French title continued with a 3-1 win at Rennes on Saturday.
A Frenchman convicted of carbon trading fraud that cost the state some €1.6 billion ($2.2 billion) has gone on the run, a judicial source said Saturday, admitting that his electronic tracking bracelet had stopped working.
A man was gunned down in central Örebro in eastern Sweden on Saturday in full view of shoppers out in the middle of the Christmas rush, with police reporting a gangland connection.
Johan Magnus Euren has been awarded the bronze medal after it was confirmed that Iranian Aziz Ali Akbari, who won the gold at the wrestling world championships in September, had used steroids.