The city of Lausanne remains the crime capital of Switzerland, according to federal government figures released on Monday.
The family that owns Patek Philippe, one of the world’s most prestigious watch brands, is threatening to move its headquarters away from Geneva or to sell up because of “high taxes”.
As Russian troops were busy storming Ukraine's last remaining military bases in Crimea, Nato troops celebrated the end of their annual Cold Response exercise in the Arctic by posting dozens of 'selfies' online.
This visualisation tool by British data designer Peter Cook is a useful aid to help Norwegians analyse exactly why they are indeed 'Verdens Beste Land' -- the best place to live anywhere in the world -- as they all seem to believe.
The Rolling Stones are planning to perform in Oslo this summer as part of their latest 14 On Fire world tour.
The landlord of a “scandalous” Paris apartment the size of a toilet and the estate agent that managed the property have been ordered to pay almost €12,000 damages to a tenant who lived in the hovel for 15 years, paying €300 a month rent.
France turned down 83 percent of asylum cases last year - a far higher rate than other European countries, new figures revealed this week. Asylum-seeker rights groups in France have expressed their concern.
The Philippines' devastating Typhoon Haiyan and drought in Australia are among recent weather extremes consistent with man-made climate change, the UN's Geneva-based weather agency said on Monday.
Spain will rename Madrid's main airport after Adolfo Suarez, the country's first post-Franco prime minister who died at the weekend, the government said on Monday.
The missing Malaysian Airlines plane went down in the Indian Ocean, but it's too early to use submarines to begin looking for the wreckage, authorities said on Monday.
The financial police on Monday announced the arrest of two former executives of Finmeccanica, Italy’s aerospace and defence giant, as part of an international bribery operation.
As the EU rolls out sanctions against Russia for its military annexation of Crimea, there are fears damaged relations with Moscow and a weakened Rouble could take a toll on Germany's economy.
The organizers of France's famous Avignon Arts Festival have threatened to pull the plug on the event after the National Front topped the polls in the historic town in the first round of the local elections.
Sweden gave protection to 53 percent of people claiming asylum in the country last year, significantly higher than the EU average of 34 percent and the highest per capita of all the EU28 countries, figures released on Monday show.
Italy rushed on Monday to play down an embarrassing scandal linked to the 2015 world fair exhibition in Milan, after the arrest of several top managers for suspected fraud.
A public bus driver in northern France was fired after he doused two young lesbians with a bottle of water after apparently becoming offended by a kiss they shared just before boarding his bus, according to reports.
The mayor of Giglio, the island off Tuscany where the Costa Concordia capsized in 2012, killing 32 people, has called for the removal of the wreck to be postponed until September in order to “safeguard the tourism industry”.
What are employers really looking for in business school graduates? Do graduates today have what it takes to make waves in the workplace right from day one? Hult Labs, a research unit of Hult International Business School, decided to put business school curricula to the test by asking over 90 top executives what they were looking for in employees and how effective they found traditional business school education.
German football clubs rejected the introduction of goal-line technology in the Bundesliga at a meeting on Monday.
A pickpocket was left feeling stupid at the weekend after he tried to sell a mobile phone back to the woman he had stolen it from - and was promptly arrested.
The Swedish government said on Monday that Swedish school children should be graded from year four when students are around ten years old, cutting the current grading norm by two years.
English is increasingly becoming the lingua franca of Swedish media when it comes to cussing and swearing, often in contravention of accepted linguistic norms, Swedish researchers have concluded.
Italy gave protection to 64 percent of people claiming asylum in the country last year, nearly double the EU average of 34 percent, figures released on Monday show.
Five activists belonging to controversial feminist group Femen have staged a protest against an anti-abortion demonstration in Spain's capital by baring their breasts and painting skulls on their faces.
Various personal items, including a sweat-stained nightshirt, belonging to Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte were withdrawn from an auction in France at the last minute, over fears they would be taken abroad.
A 23-year-old participant in Saturday's 'March for Dignity' in Madrid, has had his left testicle surgically removed after being shot by riot police with a rubber bullet.
Thousands of public service workers will resume strike action across Germany this week after negotiations over pay rises broke down.
Weeks after what appeared to be a wild boar was spotted riding a tram in Rome, another unusual commuter has been seen wandering around an underground station in the capital.
The first round of voting in France's local elections took place on Sunday and threw up some surprising results, not least the huge gains for the far-right National Front party. Here are the key points to note from round one.
The Norwegian Army has started making women soldiers share unisex bedrooms with their male colleagues in a bold, some might say dangerous, experiment. Surprisingly though, the women so far report a cut in sexual harassment.
A fox has been blamed for the death of 15 flamingos which were found beheaded at Frankfurt Zoo.
More than half of the Finnish population would support a military alliance with Sweden, a new poll in Finland showed on Monday.
A cemetery in southern Italy was plunged into darkness over the weekend after a trio of thieves ran off with €25,000 worth of copper from the lighting system.
Spaniards flocked to the nation's parliament on Monday to pay their respects to Adolfo Suarez, the prime minister who led the country to democracy after decades of dictatorship under Franco.
For a moment, Caterina Gentile's world had changed. The unemployed mother-of-two from Salvaterra, a hamlet in Emilia-Romagna, thought she had become a millionaire when the lottery numbers read out by Italy's public broadcaster, RAI, matched her ticket.
In this week's JobTalk, Tanya Schober, who is originally from India, talks us through her journey to German citizenship.
That Jens Stoltenberg, a staunch member of Norway's left-wing Labour party was put forward to the Nato leadership by Angela Merkel, the most powerful figure in Europe's centre right, says a lot about his broad appeal.
The day after the first round of France’s municipal elections all the talk in the press was of the breakthrough made by the far-right National Front party, with many analysts suggesting French politics has been forever changed.
The grandmother of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has been robbed at her home in Tuscany, by thieves claiming to be friends of the family, local media reported.
Police were left baffled on Monday morning after finding a five-year-old boy wandering on the side of the road 30 kilometres from his home. The child told police he was looking for a playground to celebrate his birthday.
Cars were set alight and stink bombs set off after a far-left demo against "state repression" descended into chaos in Berlin over the weekend.
A Spanish tourist startled visitors to Florence's Uffizi gallery on Saturday after stripping naked in front of one of the most famous artworks of the Renaissance.
Manuel Meléndez, mayor of El Pedroso in the province of Seville, will appear in court on Tuesday to face multiple charges of harassing a local policeman by lowering his wage, taking away his firearm, shouting at him and making him wash his car.
The Rolling Stones are planning to perform in Zurich this summer as part of their latest 14 On Fire world tour.
Barcelona moved to within a point of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as they twice came from behind thanks to a Lionel Messi hat-trick to edge a thrilling El Clásico 4-3 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
A Spanish tourist startled visitors to Florence’s Uffizi gallery on Saturday after stripping naked in front of one of the most famous artworks of the Renaissance.
Violence returned to the island of Corsica on Sunday when a regional official was gunned down after supporting his daughter's candidature at the local elections. Last year there were 17 murders in Corsica, known as the "Island of Beauty", and 14 attempted ones.
Adolfo Suarez, the prime minister who led post-Franco Spain to democracy, died on Sunday at a Madrid hospital, his family's spokesman said. He was 81.
Sweden will welcome mostly women and children in the first group of the year's quota refugee resettlements. The number of resettlements will remain the same this year as in 2013.
Norway's former Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is now near certain to be Nato's next Secretary General after winning the backing of France and the UK, Norway's Aftenposten newspaper reported on Sunday, citing "sources very close to the process".
The mild spring weather has come to an abrupt end in some parts of southern Germany with snow falling on Sunday and Monday.
A jihadist group repeated its call for attacks on French soil as well as the assassination of President François Hollande in revenge for the European nation's recent interventions in Africa, terrorist monitoring group SITE said on Sunday.
Concerns are growing for a German hiker who has been missing for five weeks. He was last spotted beginning a trek in Nepal.
German scientists are readying a deep sea search submarine to join the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
An Italian engineer working for a construction company in the eastern Libyan town of Tobruk has gone missing, local media reported.
Are you looking for a job in Sweden but having trouble with your CV? Here are the Swedish words you should avoid, courtesy of LinkedIn's annual list of "overrated" buzzwords.
VIDEO: The race to become the first female mayor of Paris is proving to be tighter than expected with outsider Nathalie Kosciuscko-Morizet, or NKM as she is known, leading the Socialist candidate Anne Hidalgo after the first round of voting.
Swedish experts are overwhelmingly in favour of a government proposal to make it easier for Swedes to change their names - for some to feel they fit in, and for others to feel safe. But it won't be free, if one state agency has a say in the matter.
A Swedish research duo has found that wives who are beaten by their husbands are up to 15 percent more likely to be infected with HIV than women who do not suffer domestic violence.
Former flower-power commune resident Rebecka tells The Local how a near-death experience propelled her into the arms of monks, and why Swedes are taught to distrust Catholics.
After two weeks of sunshine, winter returned to many parts of Switzerland over the weekend as temperatures dropped and heavy snow hit the Alps.