Law enforcement officials in Thailand have detained a computer hacker suspected of stealing four to five million francs from Swiss online bank accounts.
Credit Suisse is expected to face criminal charges, according to an American official, as US Attorney General Eric Holder warned on Monday that no financial institution should consider itself "above the law".
Almost half of all Spaniards aged 16 to 29 receive neither a salary nor government benefits while only one in five can afford to fly the family coop, the startling results from a new study reveal.
A sermon by a Spanish priest during a holy communion has caused a storm after he spoke of how men wouldn't beat their wives to death thirty years ago because they had Christian values.
The liberal pick to head the next European Commission, Guy Verhofstadt, tells Oliver Gee why he understands disillusioned voters. The Belgian slams the union's crisis management, but warns that nationalists make false promises.
A Frenchman was killed Monday and another was wounded when gunmen fired on their car in a diplomatic district in Sanaa. The victim was reported to ba guard at the French embassy.
The Geneva-based World Health Organization warned on Monday that polio has reemerged as a public health emergency, after new cases of the crippling disease began surfacing and spreading across borders from countries like Syria and Pakistan.
The Colosseum is traditionally associated with gladiator fights but on Sunday it was given a futuristic makeover when it was invaded by hundreds of Star Wars fans wielding lightsabers for the annual Star Wars Day.
A group of parents from Sicily refused to let their children go on a school trip because the bus they would have travelled on had previously transported migrants “suffering from diseases”.
Eleven people arrested on Saturday for running an international paedophile ring have been released. The group is accused of distributing child porn as well as using a five-year-old girl to entice victims.
Members of the Hells Angels gang are seen as violent and secretive, but according to one former member their lives are governed by strict rules - including no buses or alcohol.
The Austro-Brazilian bishop Erwin Kraeutler has warned against attacks on the rights of the indigenous Indios people of Brazil.
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Italian industrial giant Finmeccanica said on Monday it was paying €2.5 million ($3.5 million) to Belgium's national railway to avoid being sued over a now-cancelled order of faulty high-speed trains.
A clerk working for the Swedish police accidentally sent a package of seized narcotics not to the forensic lab, but to the Albanian embassy in Stockholm. A review has pinned the blame on a software glitch.
The iconic former French international Sebastien Chabal, or "The Beast" as he was more affectionately known, anounced on Monday that he will retire from the sport next weekend. See some of his best moments in these videos.
A French rock band hailed victory this week claiming the makers of the hugely popular video game Candy Crush Saga have withdrawn a demand for them to either find a new name or face a court battle.
As the crisis in the Ukraine intensifies French President François Hollande insisted on Monday that the election set for May 25th must go ahead "in all of the country" and Russia must be persuaded fom using violence.
The naked body of a woman was discovered tied to a horizontal bar under a bridge in Florence on Monday, in what police fear could be the work of a serial killer.
Scientists in Barcelona and the UK have discovered a key mechanism in the development of breast cancer, a finding they say could up new avenues for treatment of various types of cancer.
A new racism scandal erupted in Spanish football after fans made monkey chants at Levante's Senegalese midfielder Pape Diop, just a week after Barcelona defender Dani Alves denounced a banana-thrower.
Losing Astra-Zeneca to Pfizer appears inevitable, because Sweden has a bad track record of withstanding short-sighted investors, warns industry expert Torun Nilsson.
An elderly woman who was filmed playing football with some children on a street in the suburbs of Rome has shot to internet fame after the video was shared thousands of times on Facebook.
A Geneva-based UN anti-torture watchdog on Monday began a two-day grilling of the Vatican over its efforts to stamp out child sex abuse by priests.
A Chinese property tycoon shut out by Iceland after he sought to buy a vast tract of the country is turning his attention to Norway, he told AFP on Monday.
France and Europe were once again at odds on Monday over whether Paris will really achieve its EU target to cut its deficit as well as its predictions over the growth of its economy and a fall in unemployment.
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The son of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso said he was "scandalized" after France's culture minister put back the opening of the Picasso museum in Paris until September, accusing the French government of not caring.
Barking mad dog lovers descended on southern Sweden for the first ever Swedish International Grooming Competition (Swedgroom). Check out some of the best shots of the show, which drew a strong crowd in Malmö.
Researchers estimate that 25 years of financial support flowing from the former West into East Germany has cost just under €2 trillion.
A leaked video showing how Spanish cemetery workers made fun of the bodily remains they were exhuming has turned into a social media success despite its inappropriate content.
Spain will grow faster than previously forecast in the next two years, but unemployment won't come down below 24 percent and public deficit will remain high, the European Commission said on Monday.
Elderly Swedes are falling victim to a new scam being perpetrated by English-speaking fraudsters claiming to work for Microsoft.
A UN anti-torture watchdog on Monday began a two-day grilling of the Vatican over its efforts to stamp out child sex abuse by priests.
A 53-year-old policeman committed suicide on Sunday at a police station in Venice.
A Paris court on Monday found a South African artist guilty of sexual exhibitionism after a performance in Paris that saw him dance with a rooster tied to his penis.
Let this be a lesson for all tourists arriving at airports in Paris. A visitor, who was picked up at Charles de Gaulle airport by a fake cabbie had to endure a 200km/h high-speed chase with police, before being stung for a €400 fare.
Norway is to award US banking giant Citigroup the lucrative contract to hold its giant $865bn oil fund, after the bank convinced the fund's managers that it would be better able to manage its shift into emerging markets.
A homeless man who attacked two wealthy Berlin families and kidnapped a millionaire appeared before court on Monday. Known as the “Masked man of Storkow”, he evaded police capture for two years.
Investigators looking into the runaway train that crashed into a family home last year have cleared the cleaner on board of all responsibility. The train operators at first named her a likely culprit.
A 90-year-old Geneva man has been ordered evicted from the apartment he has been renting for more than 50 years for allegedly feeding pigeons on his balcony, according to a news media report.
Levels of violence committed against individuals has risen across France, according to new statistics revealed this week and in particular in Paris where 100 attacks a day have been recorded in recent months.
A 30-year-old Napoli fan, who was shot outside Rome’s Olympic Stadium ahead of a football match on Saturday night, was arrested shortly after having a life-saving operation.
China is pressuring Norway's government to guarantee never to congratulate a Chinese dissident who wins the Nobel Peace Prize, the country's NRK news channel has reported.
The Spanish region of Murcia has approved a motion that will see teenage girls who fall pregnant be taken out of high school to stop them from being shunned.
Labour-market training, meant to prep job seekers for work, no longer has the desired effect, Sweden's jobs agency said on Monday. Networking was still the best way to find a job last year.
Two Spanish citizens have been arrested in Iran for allegedly hunting reptiles in a protected area, state-run IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.
Swedish Rolling Stones fans may not get any satisfaction from their tickets to see the rockers in action, after police announced that scores of fake ones were being circulated.
Per Sandberg, the deputy leader of Norway's Progress Party, has attacked Norway's Crown Prince and Princess for being "on the left", in a new book in which he calls for the country to become a monarchy.
The majority of Spain's crisis-hit young voters are planning to vote for the country's opposition left-wing parties in the upcoming European elections, a new poll shows.
Scientists expect an explosion of lemmings in southern Norway this summer, after a mild winter allowed the arctic rodents to breed rapidly under the snow.
Coca-Cola has launched a new sparkling fruit-flavoured drink "Finley", in France, which the soft drinks giant hopes will finally convert the notoriously coffee-crazy French to fizzy drinks.
Sweden has the third lowest infant mortality rate in western Europe, with just 2.7 deaths per 1,000 births, a comprehensive new study revealed.
More than 500 people gathered in Hamburg on Sunday to mourn the death of a student shot in the US during a school exchange.
The son of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso has hit out at the French government after the culture minister put back the opening of the Picasso museum in Paris until September. Claude Picasso said he was "scandalised" and accused the French government of not caring.
Politicians say Madrid's shared electric bicycle scheme, due to launch this month, can change the lives of citizens — but others are less excited about the proposal, warning it will put their lives in danger.
Income tax in Germany could be slashed by two percent from 2016, saving taxpayers €3 billion a year, according to reports on Sunday.
With a midnight deadline looming to file your taxes, more than two thirds of income earners in Sweden have chosen to verify their information electronically.
The fate of stricken Italian airline Alitalia is set to be decided this week by the outcome of talks for UAE carrier Etihad to buy up to 49 percent of the company.
"Napoleon" returned to the Italian island of Elba on Sunday as part of a historical re-enactment to mark the 200th anniversary of the defeated French emperor's exile. He was joined by hundreds of enthusiasts from across Europe.
"Napoleon" returned to the Italian island of Elba on Sunday as part of a historical re-enactment to mark the 200th anniversary of the defeated French emperor's exile.
German hostages captured in Ukraine returned home over the weekend, but their release has sparked a row within the country’s coalition government about what they were doing in the crisis-hit country.
The head of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Swiss President Didier Burkhalter, will visit Moscow on Wednesday for talks on the crisis in Ukraine, the Kremlin said.
Double Olympic gold-winning skier Petter Northug has admitted to drunk driving after crashing his Audi A7 into a road barrier at some 80 km/hr in the early hours of Sunday morning.
France was forced to scramble an a fighter jet on Sunday after an United Airlines plane lost radio contact over the west of the country. The fighter jet alarmed a fair few residents across a swathe of western France.
Oslo's bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics was in the balance on Sunday as a governing coalition party announced it would not support state funding for the event.
A study of over 2 million Swedes has found that environmental factors are equally as important as genes in determining whether a child will be born with autism.
Tour de France cycling champion Chris Froome said he was bang on track to defend his Grand Boucle crown after retaining his Tour de Romandie title by winning Sunday's final stage time-trial.