A huge pileup on the A1 West Autobahn between Oed and Amstetten West saw emergency services stretched to the limit on Sunday afternoon.
A data leak shows that HSBC’s private bank in Switzerland catered to clients seeking to evade taxes and those who were involved in money laundering, financing terrorism and drugs and arms trafficking, according to explosive reports from an international team of investigative journalists.
The first protest in the Austrian city of Linz by Germany's "anti-Islamization" movement Pegida drew just 150 supporters Sunday and was dwarfed by a counter-demo by some 2,000 people, police said.
A 62-year-old woman was seriously injured in a freak accident on Sunday when a block of snow smashed through the windscreen of a car from an overhead beam supporting directional signs on the A12 motorway in the canton of Fribourg.
Spanish police thriller "Marshland" picked up 10 trophies at the Goya Awards, Spain's version of the Oscars, which honoured Antonio Banderas with a lifetime achievement award.
Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis on Sunday broke the world hour record completing 52.491 kilometres on the track in Granges, in the Swiss canton of Fribourg.
The imam at the main Stockholm mosque has received death threats and a white powder was sent to the religious centre on Friday, according to the head of the Islamic Association of Sweden.
Vandals in the Austrian city of Salzburg have defaced a plaque commemorating the 1938 burning of books by the Nazis, in the latest in a series of similar incidents, police said Sunday.
A knife-wielding man accused of attacking three soldiers outside a Jewish community centre in the south of France was on Saturday charged with attempted murder in connection with a terrorist operation.
An aide to French President Francois Hollande warned Saturday that time is running out in the search for a resolution to the crisis in Ukraine.
Locals call it the "beret": a grey layer of exhaust fumes that blots out Madrid's blue skies on still days. For asthma sufferer Conxi Grau, it feels more like a tight scarf.
Borussia Dortmund climbed off the bottom of the Bundesliga on Saturday with their first win in seven matches as Pierre Emerick Aubemayang scored twice in a 3-0 win at Freiburg.
They lasted nearly two years longer than originally planned, but the onward march of technology has finally put the capital area's paper travel cards in the grave.
The latest Bond girl, Lea Seydoux, plays a turn-of-the-century servant using her wit and wiles to forge her own path, joining an all-star parade of trailblazing women at the Berlin film festival Saturday.
A Swedish man has been jailed for two years in Tunisia for "homosexual acts", a case which has prompted protests from Swedish diplomats.
Patrick Küng wasn't even a lock earlier this week to make the powerful Swiss team for Saturday's downhill at the world championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
An heir to the Swiss trust that sold a celebrated Paul Gauguin painting refused Saturday to reveal the price, which was reported as a record $300 million.
Western leaders challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday to prove he wants peace in Ukraine, warning both sides a new Franco German peace drive may be a "last chance" to stop all-out war.
Atletico Madrid blew the La Liga title race wide open by extending their unbeaten run over Real Madrid to six games this season with a 4-0 thrashing of the European champions on Saturday.
Four young men will carry Denmark's hopes to Vienna for this year's European singing extravaganza.
Keeping a hive of bees on your roof-top has become a booming trend in Swedish cities, boosted by a thirst for honey, a desire for cross-pollination and environmental awareness.