Chancellor Werner Faymann was among nine EU heads of state or government in Paris at the weekend underlining their position in support of ex-Luxembourg prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker as new president of the EU Commission.
Authorities on Sunday retrieved a small plane that crashed into Lake Neuchâtel, killing the two men aboard.
Teams of homeless footballers battled it out this weekend for the German Homeless Cup championship title. Kate Hairsine went along to find out how the tournament helps those on the street find their feet.
Stress is a bigger problem for the unemployed than those in work - even top level CEOs - a new study shows. This week's JobTalk looks into why.
German customs officials have seized two containers filled with account details from a Swiss private bank's subsidiary in the Cayman Islands, a news report said on Sunday.
Portugal's Rui Costa won the Tour de Suisse cycling title for an unprecedented third time in a row on Sunday after riding to victory in the ninth and final stage.
The number of Danes looking to adopt has dropped dramatically due to increased costs, longer waiting times and a series of negative media stories about international adoption bureaus.
Disgraced Tyrolean politician Werner Königshofer stood in the dock again Friday, to face charges of religious incitement for a publication he had posted on his blog. He was fined €800 for disparaging both the religion of Islam and the Turkish ethnic group.
Football, free-food and a rescued cave explorer all feature in The Local's pictorial review of the last seven days.
A 56-year-old Danish man was detained with 1.48 kilograms of crystal meth. Under Indonesia's drug laws, which are among the strictest in the world, that could be enough to warrant the death penalty.
Switzerland's Steve von Bergen will miss the rest of the World Cup after fracturing his left eye socket in their 5-2 defeat to France, the Swiss football association confirmed on Saturday.
The Swedish Migration Board has raised its forecast for the number of refugees seeking help and protection in Sweden from 61,000 to 70-80,000 for 2014.
A 64-year-old pensioner from Walding in the district of Urfahr in Upper Austria was quick to spot a set of unauthorized withdrawals from his bank account, allowing police in Vienna to arrest the three perpetrators.
The new king and queen of Spain, Felipe VI and Letizia, carried out their first official function on Saturday, meeting "victims of terrorist violence".
Pope Francis launched a scathing attack on organised crime during a trip to the heartland of a feared syndicate on Sunday, declaring all mafia members "excommunicated" from the Catholic Church.
European centre-left leaders backed Jean-Claude Juncker's contentious candidacy to head the EU's executive body following a meeting in Paris on Saturday, setting the stage for a fiery Brussels summit later this week.
The board of directors of French power-to-rail group Alstom on Saturday unanimously approved US conglomerate General Electric's €12.35 billion ($16.8 billion) bid to acquire its energy business.
Two girls, aged 12 and 14, stole a car belonging to a family friend on Saturday, proceeded to crash it on the motorway and fled from the scene after ordering a taxi, according to a media report.
Police in Linz intercepted a driver who was traveling at speeds of 174 km/h (108 mph) near Enns in the early morning on Sunday, and discovered that it was a novice driver with a provisional learner's permit.
Vast amounts of hot water from household appliances, businesses and factories gurgle down the drain every day, wasting not only H2O but also another precious resource: heat energy. Not, however, in the Austrian town of Amstetten, where a pilot project by the local utility company is "recycling" this energy from a place where normally few dare to tread -- the sewer.