Solar Impulse 2 landed early Tuesday in China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, as the Swiss aircraft completed the fifth leg of its landmark circumnavigation of the globe powered solely by the sun.
Lugano-based bank BSI will pay a $211 million penalty after acknowledging it helped clients create sham identities to evade American taxes, the US Justice Department announced on Monday.
Three foreigners in their 20s are in jail after being convicted of killing a 37-year-old Spanish DJ in the town of Saint Maurice in the canton of Valais more than two years ago.
While many expats dream of retiring in France, the French themselves are more and more likely to leave home and enjoy their twilight years abroad, partly due to the sunnier financial climes on offer.
Sweden needs to do more to help its immigrants and refugees learn Swedish so they can become fully-integrated members of society who hold down jobs, the OECD has argued.
Inflation in Germany crept higher in March, driven by rebounding energy prices, preliminary data showed on Monday.
A system for re-fuelling passenger planes mid-air could slash the amount of kerosene needed for a long haul flight by nearly a quarter, Swiss researchers said on Monday.
Swedish companies worried about the nation's business links with the Arab world should instead be focussing on their own responsibility to promote and demonstrate ethical behaviour, argues business rights advisor Ruben Brunsveld.
The bodies of a British man, along with a woman believed to be his Spanish wife and his children have been found stabbed to death in Gibraltar.
Hourly labour costs in Denmark reached 300.30 Danish kroner (€40.30) - the highest rate across the European Union.
Germany's national airline is reconsidering plans to celebrate its 60th anniversary on April 15th following last weak's deadly crash of a plane from subsidiary Germanwings in the French Alps.
The mayor of Ischia, an island in the Bay of Naples, was arrested on Monday, alongside nine others, over allegations of corruption.
A spokesman for prosecutors in Düsseldorf said on Monday that Germanwings flight 4U9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had been treated for suicidal tendencies in the years before obtaining his pilot's license.
Andreas Lubitz, the 27-year-old co-pilot believed to have deliberately downed the Germanwings plane in the French Alps last week had demonstrated suicidal tendencies in the past, but not in recent years German prosecutors said on Monday.
Denmark spent 213 million Danish kroner fighting against terror group Isis during a four-month period ending in February this year, according to Ritzau.
Update: Weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch denied on Monday evening that the G36 rifles it supplied to the Bundeswehr (German army) lose their accuracy when they are too hot.
Paris has named the best baguette in town, with the winner in the city's 18th arrondissement set to bake a fresh batch for the president every morning for the next year.
UPDATED: Sweden's media watchdog has given public broadcaster SVT a rap on the knuckles for labelling Britain's Ukip an "extreme right-wing populist party" and the party has told The Local it now wants a public apology from the broadcaster.
He’s been Italy’s prime minister three times, but rumours are swirling that Silvio Berlusconi could step onto a smaller political stage and pitch himself as a mayoral candidate for Milan in a bid to “reconquer Italy”.
Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars has announced plans to build its first factory in the United States, 60 years after it started selling cars in the country.
The expat community was in shock on Tuesday as details emerged of the retired couple shot dead at close range in their Costa Blanca villa.
A woman convicted of the murder of eight-year-old Yara Alnajjar threw herself at her husband, the girl’s uncle, in a Malmö courtroom on Monday at the start of a high-profile appeal.
You may be able to watch a biking race or some other Olympic events in Copenhagen in 2024 - at least if the mayor of Copenhagen gets his way.
Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt hopes to end mass shredding of male chicks in hatcheries in the next two years, he announced on Monday.
Easter in Spain means lots of sweet and savoury treats often prepared just for Holy Week, Semana Santa. Feast your eyes on some of the delicious dishes you can look forward to throughout the week.
France's national employment agency Pôle Emploi has made a bizarre repayment request, asking a Frenchman to cough up 1 centime a month for the next 26,126 years.
A new police unit, which will go under the name “Alps”, includes 100 officers whose task it is to identify victims of the Germanwings crash and to investigate the background of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz.
The body of a woman was found in a ditch in the outskirts of Florence, Italian media reported on Monday. Police suspect it could be the body of a 43-year-old woman reported missing two months ago.
Raffaele Sollecito, who was on Friday cleared of the killing of British student Meredith Kercher, has said he "will never accept being called a murderer".
Police have tracked down two men who are believed to have daubed Nazi slogans on walls and cars in the Lower Austrian market town of Perchtoldsdorf at the end of last year.
Police in the south of France are investigating after it emerged on Monday that the body of a British man was washed up on the Côte d'Azur.
Spontaneous dancing remains outlawed in Sweden except in venues with special “dance licences” after a majority in parliament voted down a move to free the feet.
Spain has broken not one, but two tourism records, for the number of tourists in January and February, who spent a high of€6.6 billion in the country.
Sweden should lower entry-level wages and make teaching more attractive, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recommends in a new economic survey.
A 42-year-old man from South Tyrol was seriously injured in an avalanche in Prägraten in East Tyrol on Sunday.
Prada, the Italian luxury goods company, reported a drop in 2014 net profit on Monday due to weaker sales in China and Europe.
History buff Tiffany Alnefelt, 30, met her Swedish husband while she was studying in Ireland. The pair now run an alternative tour for visitors to Stockholm, via some of the city's oldest pubs. Bobbie Carlson tagged along.
US financier George Soros has said he is ready to invest $1 billion in Ukraine if the West promises to help the embattled country.
A fifteen-year-old boy who illegally climbed a 135-metre high construction crane in Zurich has raised concerns about a new craze for scaling tall buildings and structures.
Around 150 supporters of the German “anti-Islamisation” group Pegida held a march in Austria’s second largest city of Graz on Sunday. Three people were slightly injured in clashes with left-wing protesters.
A good (but very drunk) Samaritan spent the night in prison after police found the Frenchman trying to breathe life into an inflatable boat in Brittany, western France.
A seven-year-old boy died at the weekend after slipping down a steep slope in the Italian mountains, national media reported.
Even though only half of the French people turned out to vote, Sunday's local elections could have a significant impact on the country's political landscape with the next presidential election almost within sight.
Landmarks and businesses in cities across Spain were plunged into darkness over the weekend as part of a global climate change initiative.
Ayman Idris, a student from Sudan studying in Stockholm, decided to try an experiment. What would happen, he wondered, if he dressed in 'traditional Arabic clothing' and walked around the streets? So he tried it.
The Croatian capital is the latest trendy destination among Germans seeking warmer weather. So what’s the lure? The Local investigates ten reasons why the Deutsch are flocking to Zagreb.
Just a few years back, Greenland rode on a wave of optimism as untapped oil and gas-resources seemed to secure that long-wanted independence from Denmark. Today it looks different and young people are leaving.
Sweden has earmarked 1.5 billion kronor ($174 million) in aid to Syria for the coming years, the country’s foreign and development aid ministers revealed on Monday.
Public transport was due to grind to a halt in Rome and cities across Italy on Monday, as part of a wide-reaching protest against government labour reforms and other issues.
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis called on German and Greek leaders to calm their rhetoric over his country's bailout programme in an op-ed published in Germany on Monday.
Germany's national airline Lufthansa says that the flight data recorder which could provide key evidence about the causes of the Germanwings plane crash last Tuesday may never be found.
More details from the black box recordings from the crashed Germanwings jet have revealed how everything seemed ordinary as the flight took off but it ended with the horror of the pilot screaming "open the damn door".
Rail passengers will have to deal with delays on several key rail lines after storms on Sunday night caused damage to infrastructure.
Switzerland's Solar Impulse 2 took off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay early on Monday and headed for China's Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.
Sweden has a global reputation for promoting children’s rights, but the country’s ombudsman for children argues that school pupils need better protection from bullying.
April is a month of spring celebrations whether it be Easter religious processions, classical theatre or the burial of a sardine.
Former Juventus coach Antonio Conte has been given a warm welcome on his return to Turin but the Italy boss could be under the spotlight when the Azzurri host England in a friendly on Tuesday.
As Sebastian Vettel nurses his hangover, Bernie Ecclestone can raise a toast to the F1 gods after a weekend to savour in Malaysia gave the sport a reason to smile again.
Australia's Richie Porte sealed victory at the Tour of Catalonia on Sunday despite Spaniard Alejandro Valverde winning his third stage of the seven-day race.
James Bond legend Roger Moore insisted Saturday he had said nothing racist about fellow British actor Idris Elba -- tipped to play the superspy next -- in a French magazine interview.
Italian veteran Luca Paolini timed his attack to perfection to take victory at the one-day cobbled classic race Gent-Wevelgem in Belgium on Sunday.
A Swiss cooperative that allows members to share cars is shifting into high gear.
Marco Reus and Thomas Müller's first-half goals sealed a 2-0 win in Georgia on Sunday to put the world champions' Euro 2016 qualifying campaign back on track.
Friday night’s prime time interview with returning Sweden Democrat head Jimmie Åkesson on the Swedish TV talk show Skavlan has resulted in a storm of complaints over the weekend both on home soil and in Norway, where the programme is also broadcast.