An investigation is under way into the death of a 77-year-old woman who fell into a sewer manhole in her back garden in Locarno in the canton of Ticino on Sunday afternoon.
In a media blitz, PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt lobbed a counter-attack at Venstre's immigration proposal, suggested that Denmark should send more asylum seekers back home and told her support parties that they can forget all about any changes to the unemployment benefit system.
Christian Democrat leader Göran Hägglund labelled his summer speech on Sunday "the healthcare reform of the century", outlining plans to wrestle back state control of Sweden's healthcare from county control.
Two children, aged four and nine, who had been missing overnight were found safe and sound locked in a shopping centre on Sunday afternoon.
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has met opposition from conservatives in the coalition government with plans to tighten rules on arms exports, amid tit-for-tat sanctions between the West and Russia.
A group of wine cooperatives in southwest France has joined forces with leading scientists to "liberate" the flavours most prized by consumers in growing wine markets, from China to the US.
A Spanish priest infected with Ebola will be treated with an experimental drug that has been used on two Americans infected with the deadly virus, the government said.
Claude Makelele began his coaching career with a thrilling come-from-behind point in Bastia's 3-3 draw with Marseille on Saturday in a match which ended in crowd violence.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is travelling to Baghdad and the Iraqi Kurdish city of Arbil for talks with Iraqi leaders, his ministry said Sunday.
Roger Federer put on a command performance on Saturday to reach his fifth career Canadian final as he defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4 at the Toronto Masters tennis tournament.
Three young Spaniards in wetsuits plunge into the sea to harvest a culinary delicacy that promises them a way out of troubled financial waters: seaweed.
Russian intervention in Ukraine, including for expressed humanitarian purposes is "unacceptable" without Kiev's authorization, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Barack Obama agreed in a telephone call on Saturday.
Police in Stockholm have continued their search for a four-year-old girl and a nine-year-old boy after they disappeared in a suburb on Saturday afternoon.
In his second entry documenting his transition to Copenhagen, newly-arrived Canadian journalist Michael McKenna encounters some unexpected obstacles.
The massive fire which has ravaged stretches of forest in Västmanland in central Sweden in the past week is set to flare up again, emergency services warn, with the prospect of new evacuations to follow.