Helle Thorning-Schmidt kicked off an election year by saying that "the world's greatest country" is on the right course. But integration has failed and everyone needs to contribute in order for the welfare system to remain strong, she said.
Animal rights activists in the Lower Austrian town of Kottingbrunn are incensed at the actions of a woman who was caught walking her dog on Boxing Day -- while sitting behind the wheel of her luxury Mercedes, according to a report in the tabloid Heute.
In a long-awaited move, the British scion of the Meinl family -- once called the most hated man in Austria -- now faces charges for breach-of-trust in connection with the illicit distribution of a €212 million dividend from the private bank he ran in 2009.
A mosque in Uppsala in eastern Sweden was hit in an arson attack on Thursday, the third attack in the country in the past two weeks.
Two Germans who went missing on New Zealand's notorious Mount Cook are feared dead, police said Thursday, after days of fruitless aerial sweeps of the mountain.
A 21-year-old man from Linz lost part of his left hand when an improvised firework exploded prematurely on New Year's Eve.
France would only deliver two warships ordered by Russia if there were concrete signs of lasting peace in Ukraine, the French defence minister said Thursday.
Online dating sites for human beings have become a common way of finding a mate, but a French website offering up the vital statistics of hunky bulls is revolutionizing the breeding on the country's dairy farms.
A man shot dead his former lover and two other people at a family New Year party in northern France before turning the gun on himself in an apparent crime of passion, police said Thursday.
Two firework malfunctions and two car accidents resulted in a total of four deaths on New Year's Eve, all of them in northern Jutland.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday called upon the international community to act to prevent Libya from becoming a "sanctuary for terrorists."
French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday called for an end to "denigration and discouragement" in his crisis-hit country after what even he admitted had been a "tough year" in 2014.
Two young members of France's far right National Front have been expelled from the party for spiking the drink of its second-in-command with a laxative.
Israel's government summoned the French ambassador on Wednesday over his country's support for a failed Palestinian bid to pass a UN resolution setting an end date for Israeli occupation.
Italy's bubbly producers ended the year on a sparkling note as a record number of people opted for prosecco to toast the New Year.
Russian oil giant Rosneft said Wednesday it has reached a deal with Italian group Finmeccanica to produce 160 helicopters in Russia.
The Royal Court has announced that Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O'Neil have moved to Stockholm for the time being while they decide where in Europe to be based.
Serbia takes over the presidency of the OSCE from Switzerland on Thursday, as the multinational body plays a prominent role in efforts to resolve the Ukraine conflict.
Some 40 asylum-seekers refused to leave the bus when they arrived at their destination in rural northern Sweden, demanding that they be taken back to Malmö or "some big city".
The rise of populist parties across Europe should act as a wake-up call for governments to finally get their economies in order, a top European Central Bank official said Wednesday.
Two German men have been killed in Nigeria, the foreign ministry in Berlin said Wednesday, as media reported they were engineers shot dead while on a motorcycle trip.