Zurich-based media company Tamedia announced on Tuesday that it is acquiring the Ricardo Group from Naspers, a South African firm, for 240 million francs ($260 million).
Unemployment in Switzerland rose in January for the fifth consecutive month, according to official government figures released on Tuesday.
A hugely valuable painting believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci has been seized from a Swiss bank in the southern canton of Ticino on the orders of Italian police who suspect it was moved out of Italy illegally.
Columnist Michael Booth is currently promoting his book to the North American market, telling everyone who'll listen about how 'almost nearly perfect' Denmark is. But a funny thing happened on the way to one of those media interviews.
Three Israelis and a Serbian suspected of belonging to the Pink Panthers gang and linked to a Swiss armed robbery were arrested in Vienna with stolen luxury watches and jewellery worth €500,000, Austrian police said on Tuesday.
A leading expert on the far right has branded the anti-Islamic movement Pegida “a complete failure” in Norway after just 25 people showed up to take part in a march in Oslo on Monday.
Reports that the former Bishop of Limburg has received a new job at the Vatican, despite being ousted from his post for a €31-million spending spree, sparked bafflement on Tuesday.
Former Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has been chosen to spearhead Rome's bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, the Italian Olympic Committee (Coni) announced on Tuesday.
Sweden's Prime Minister has expressed his 'delight' that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is visiting Stockholm, but called on the middle eastern state to resume peace talks with Israel.
Italian police said on Tuesday that a lost portrait, believed to have been painted by Leonardo da Vinci, has been seized in Switzerland.
An Italian man who shot at police outside Italian parliament on Tuesday lost his appeal against his 16-year jail sentence, as judges denied he was in need of psychological assessment.
A drunken man forced a Ryanair Boeing 737 to land in Berlin after making repeated threats to the crew that he had a bomb on board, police reported on Tuesday.
A young Muslim woman has been awarded €1,550 in damages after the Upper Austrian Chamber of Labour and the Ombud for Equal Treatment ruled that she had been discriminated against in a job application because she wears a headscarf.
Organized crime stemming from the conflict in Syria, could pose the greatest threat to Sweden since the Second World War, argues political analyst Karl Lallerstedt in a debate article exclusively written for The Local.
A young woman from Vienna received a three month conditional sentence on Tuesday for abandoning her newborn baby in a stairwell.
Could Paris soon have a 24-hour Metro service? The mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Tuesday that she is in favour of it and is already in talks with the capital's transport chiefs.
The Eiffel Tower has been revealed as the most popular spot in the world to take a "selfie"... and it wasn't the only spot in Paris to make the top ten.
Spain will pocket more than €4 billion when it floats a minority stake in airport operator AENA on Wednesday in Europe's first major stock market listing of the year, while unions call off a 27 strike days planned for between February and August.
Sweden's second largest city enjoyed the hottest February temperature ever recorded in the region on Monday, reaching 11.6C. But while sunshine continued to warm up west Sweden's capital on Tuesday, colder weather was forecast for the rest of the week.
Bankers from HSBC's Swiss division held hundreds of often illegal meetings with wealthy clients in 25 countries as part of their efforts to open undeclared accounts for them, Swiss media reported on Tuesday.
The UN refugee agency on Tuesday called on the EU to boost rescue efforts in the Mediterranean, warning of further tragedies after at least 29 boat migrants died of hypothermia.
PHOTO GALLERY House sales in Spain rose for the first time in 2014 since the bottom fell out of the property market four years ago, new data shows.
Norway’s King Harald on Tuesday stepped foot on Norway’s Antarctic territories for the first time in his 77 years, finally seeing the land of Prince Harald Coast, the rim of 20m high ice cliffs that bears his name.
Did a former electrician and his wife, who kept 271 works of art by Picasso in their garage for close to 40 years, steal the whole hoard? They insist the works were gifts from the painter, but a French court will decide.
Dropping oil prices cause Denmark to slip into a recession but economists stress that it is "good news for the Danish economy" and not a sign that the nation is "about to be caught in a vicious deflationary spiral".
An adventurous bear cub has gone viral on social media after being snapped on a snowy doorstep in a small mountain village in Spain.
With millions caused in damage to station ticket machines annually, Deutsche Bahn is fitting thousands of paint charges to destroy paper money during break-ins or vandalism.
Police in Vienna have arrested three Israelis and a Serbian suspected of acting as fences for the notorious international Pink Panthers jewel thieves gang.
One of Italy’s most celebrated chefs on Tuesday apologized for daring to suggest garlic could be added to the amatriciana recipe, prompting strong criticism from the town which created the Italian pasta dish.
Swedish defence and security group Saab Tuesday reported soaring annual profits in 2014 and forecast stronger arms sales in response to conflicts in Ukraine and the middle east.
A 50-year-old woman has won a legal battle to use sperm taken from her dead husband for IVF in a landmark ruling by an Italian court.
Police have questioned six people in connection with alleged tax crimes at a media company owned by the nationalist Sweden Democrats, including one of the party's most senior politicians, Martin Kinnunen.
A traditional jewellers shop near Graz's main square was robbed on Tuesday morning by three armed robbers wearing masks.
Tall William, also known as William Campbell, is a British singer-songwriter who's based in Vienna. By day he works as a press officer and graphic designer, but his experience as a musician inspired him to create a new tool for Vienna's alternative music community, to help locate gig venues and practise spaces.
A pot-smoking Geneva trolley bus driver was convicted of negligent homicide for driving into a car in a fit of anger and killing a 46-year-old pedestrian, according to a media report.
This week's explosive claims that 100,000 people around the world used HSBC Private Bank in Switzerland to evade the eyes of the tax man is just the "tip of the iceberg", the French whistleblower behind the leaks claimed on Tuesday.
2014 was a record year for immigration in Denmark thanks in large part to Syrians and a rapidly-growing number of Western immigrants.
A 53-year-old woman who was feeding the snakes at a private reptile zoo in Carinthia was bitten by a rattlesnake and taken to hospital in Klagenfurt on Monday.
A three-year-old child who went missing on Monday afternoon has been found drowned near Malaga, while his stepfather has been arrested.
Former prostitutes shared sordid sex stories at the trial of disgraced ex-IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who took the stand for the first time on Tuesday as he admitted to judges he had orgies a few times a year, but had no idea they involved sex workers.
A number of Milan politicians have come out in support of opening a red light district in Italy's financial capital, just days after plans for a prostitution zone were unveiled in Rome.
Unemployment may be low in Austria but a new report from the OECD says the alpine republic needs to take a range of measures to ensure long-term growth - particularly by reducing the labour tax burden.
The families of two babies mistakenly exchanged at birth 20 years ago by maternity hospital workers in Cannes were awarded nearly €2 million in damages by a French court on Tuesday.
Duisburg student Mehdi Ghiassi builds phenomenal works of art at a frantic pace in his shuttered home. That's the only way he is assured a supplier's refund on the thousands of Lego bricks he uses.
The former HSBC employee in Switzerland who leaked sensational secret documents alleging the bank helped wealthy customers dodge millions of dollars in taxes warned on Tuesday that the revelations are just the "tip of the iceberg".
The US State Department said on Monday that it had added Denis Cuspert, a former Berlin rapper who left Germany to join Isis in Syria, to its official terror list.
Switzerland’s largest bank UBS on Tuesday reported a profit of 3.57 billion francs ($3.9 billion) for 2014, a 13 percent increase from the previous year.
The anti-Islam movement Pegida appears weakened by the loss of its former leader Lutz Bachmann, but in some places has lurched sharply to the right.
Oscar winner Helen Mirren presented her new movie about Nazi-looted art in Berlin on Monday, saying Germany and Austria should not rest until all the works are returned.
Topless "sextremists" from Femen jumped on the car of Dominique Strauss-Kahn as the former IMF chief arrived to testify on Tuesday at his trial for "aggravated pimping" in Lille.
China's Wanda Group has officially agreed to buy Infront — the Swiss sports marketing group headed by Fifa president Sepp Blatter's nephew and which holds some broadcasting rights to the World Cup — for €1.05 billion ($1.2 billion), the two firms said on Tuesday.
A parliamentarian said he made “one of the few mistakes [he's] made in [his] life” when he damaged another vehicle and then fled the scene because he was having "a thoroughly bad day".
A graffiti gang who forced trains to stop so they could paint them has been busted by Spanish police
Tax investigators are working their way through the files of 2,106 people with links to Germany revealed to have had secretive accounts with the Swiss branch of HSBC by leaks on Monday.
Should Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics? The majority of the French public are in favour, a poll published on Tuesday has revealed.
It's often said Zlatan Ibrahimovic's number one fan is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, so it's no surprise that he was over the moon to see his waxwork model unveiled at the Grevin Museum in central Paris on Monday.
The SwissLeaks whistleblower Herve Falciani will team up with left wing protest party Podemos to draw up anti-tax fraud measures.
Maria Pia Calzone is just loving all the hate.
Norwegian skier Petter Northug has teamed up with a 17-year-old pop prodigy to record a 'world cup anthem' to help push him back to former glories at this year’s Nordic Skiing World Championships in Falun.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said that abandoning the principle of territorial integrity at the heart of the Ukraine crisis posed a threat to the "peaceful order of Europe" during a visit to the US on Monday.
UPDATED: Twenty-nine African migrants intercepted by Italian authorities while trying to reach Europe by boat in rough and icy conditions have died of hypothermia, most after being rescued, sources said on Monday.
Whips, blindfolds and anal beads are selling like hotcakes in the nation's sex shops in the run-up to the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
An Italian man who continued to pose as a priest after being defrocked has been found dead, with his hands and feet tied and his head severely beaten.
The president of the Czech Republic has compared Norway's foster care system to Nazi Germany's Lebensborn adoption system, expressing his anger at two Czech boys forcibly taken into care.
While "Deutschland 83" gets its permiere as a mini-series at Berlinale on Tuesday and Wednesday, it also makes entertainment history as being the first German series to be broadcast for American audiences.
Sweden's first rally by the German-inspired anti-Islam movement Pegida in Malmö was dwarfed by a counter-demonstration about a hundred times larger, according to police estimates.
Switzerland's economy has outperformed most other countries but the OECD in a new report says the mountain country needs to take a range of measures to ensure long-term growth.
It's often said the biggest fan of Sweden's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is himself, so it's no surprise that he was over the moon to see his waxwork model unveiled at the Grevin Museum in central Paris on Monday.
A Swedish court is for the first time set to rule on a prosecutor's request to order a top domain group to seize and forfeit web domains in the Pirate Bay row.
Canon has announced it is launching a $2.8 billion tender offer to buy all outstanding shares in Sweden's Axis AB, which provides surveillance cameras at airports, stations and shopping malls around the world.
Israel issued sharp criticism of Sweden as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Stockholm for an official visit on Tuesday, tainted by a diplomatic row following the recognition of Palestine.