First classified a planet, then an asteroid and then a "dwarf planet" with some traits of a moon -- the more scientists learn about Ceres, the weirder it becomes.
Border guards caught a 24-year-old man driving a Porsche trying to enter Italy from Switzerland with 27 kilograms of cocaine stashed in the vehicle, authorities in Ticino said on Monday.
The Turkish teacher who drowned trying to save the lives of his deaf students off a Marbella beach on Monday was due to marry later this year, it has emerged.
A second man has died from an avalanche in the canton of Valais on Sunday that buried members of a ski club from CERN, the Geneva-based particle physics lab, police said on Monday.
The number of burglaries has once again risen in Germany. Police figures released on Monday show an estimated 2 percent increase in the number of break-ins nationwide.
Although six out of ten Danes are either “not religious” or “convinced atheists”, more of them identify as religious than the Swedes or Germans.
More than half of Spaniards admit that they are either "not religious" or are "convinced atheists", according to a new global study that shows the dramatic loss of faith in the traditionally Roman Catholic nation.
France was the biggest military spender in western Europe last year, a leading thinktank has found, while many eastern European countries made dramatic increases in spending as the Ukraine crisis continues.
Sweden's Security Service (Säpo) has told The Local there is "very little" it can do to stop people travelling to Syria to join al-Qaeda inspired groups, as EU officials estimate up to 6000 people from across Europe have now fought in the war-torn nation.
Almost three quarters of Italians claim to be religious, one of the highest figures of faithfuls in Europe, although one religion expert told The Local that Italians aren’t as faithful as they claim.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has defended the much-criticised new laws that would allow spies to hoover masses of data from suspected jihadists. Critics say the proposals will lead to mass surveillance of the French public.
With the UK general election looming, expats are being reminded to register to vote before next week's deadline.
Germany's long slide away from the Nato spending target of 2 percent of GDP continued in 2014 despite renewed fears of a military threat to Europe from Russia, according to a new report.
Almost eight out of ten Swedes are either "not religious" or "convinced atheists", according to a new global study that concludes the Nordic nation is the least religious in the West.
Italy's railway has renovated four lines that had fallen into disrepair, hoping rides along picturesque routes in vintage 1920s steam trains will attract tourists.
Lindström, Minnesota, is grabbing global headlines after American officials removed the dots from the tiny town's road sign, sparking a huge debate about how strongly its residents should cling to their Swedish roots.
A German company is developing a way of making work environments a little more pleasant – and productive – by infusing them with nice smells.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened this year's Hannover Messe (Hanover Trade Fair) on Monday, the world's biggest industry expo, which this year has a distinctly sub-continental flavour.
Champagne corks were popping in German hotels on Monday after figures showed the industry sold 7 percent more nights to travellers in February compared with the same month last year.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy opened a Euro-Mediterranean meeting on terror in Barcelona on Monday, making veiled references to the issue of Catalan independence in his opening remarks and warning that jihadism should not be confused with Islam.
The EU justice commissioner said on Monday that countries should focus on prevention to slow the stream of European citizens headed for Syria.
Statoil could shed 2,400 jobs in May, or nearly 11 percent of the total workforce, as the Norwegian oil giant cuts costs following the plunge in global oil prices, an Oslo business daily reported Monday.
Sweden's booming housing market has led to a trend in city apartments being sold to hand-picked customers rather than following open house public viewings, which are the norm in the Nordic nation.
Two children and a teacher were injured after the ceiling of a school in Ostuni, a city in Puglia, collapsed during a lesson on Monday morning.
Crown Prince Frederik’s trip over the closed Great Belt Fixed Link in January, which created a media frenzy, has now led to charges against one of the prince’s bodyguards.
A letter to the Swedish police by a regretful reveller has gone viral after the man's colourful apology for his foul behaviour on a drunken night out was posted online.
A British expat who was found dead last week was apparently killed six months ago over an argument about stolen vegetables.
A collective celebration of civil unions – including gay and straight couples alike - will take place in Rome on May 21st, as the government is still debating a potential bill.
An Austrian man survived being buried under a massive avalanche in Gschnitztal, Tyrol, for ten hours on Sunday.
Spain's foreign minister was joined by his French and German counterparts on Monday for a memorial to the victims of Germanwings flight 4U9525.
Germany's Nobel laureate Günter Grass, widely regarded as the country's most famous writer, died on Monday at the age of 87, his publishing company said.
EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová said Europeans who have gone to join jihadist Isis fighters in Syria may number more than 6,000.
EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová told French newspaper Le Figaro on Monday that Europeans who have gone to join jihadist Isis fighters in Syria may number more than 6,000.
A suspected thief jumped onto the underground train tracks at Vienna’s Kettenbrückengasse station on Monday morning and was hit by an U4 train.
UPDATE: An official from the Geneva-based European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said on Monday the organization was in shock over an avalanche that killed one of its employees and critically injured another in the canton of Valais on Sunday.
The likelihood of Paris making an official bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games took a giant step closer on Monday when the city's council voted in favour of proposing the city's candidacy to the International Olympic Committee.
A woman is taking her gynecologist to court after having to give birth to her dead fetus ten days after she thought she had gone through a successful abortion.
Austria’s Association of Parliamentary Editors has criticised the parliamentary investigation into the Hypo bank disaster.
UPDATED: The Italian coastguard said on Monday it recovered nine bodies after a boat with over 150 migrants aboard sank off Libya during a surge in attempted illegal crossings to Europe that saw almost 6,000 migrants rescued.
Honorary president of the National Front Jean-Marie Le Pen has decided not to stand in France's regional elections after his own daughter, the party leader Marine Le Pen, refused to back him.
Supporters of the environmental organization Greenpeace scaled the boring machine at the site of Denmark’s first ever shale gas exploration site on Monday.
Three drunk men were arrested after they stole money from a donation box during a church service in Vienna on Saturday evening and an outraged congregation stopped them from leaving.
Catalonia is planning to ban underweight models from appearing in advertisements in the region in a bid to promote a healthier body image.
While most competitors in Sunday's Paris Marathon were racing to the finish, Gambian woman Siabatou Sanneh chose to raise awareness for African water shortages instead, by walking the race with a jerrycan of water on her head.
Swedish rail commuters are facing delays caused by a signal failure and a cable that caught fire at Stockholm's Södra station, with services expected to remain disrupted until Monday evening.
France's waif obsession means its fashion sector snubs many women with bigger body types, but there is no need for a ban on ultra-thin models, said the patron of a plus-size Paris catwalk show that took place over the weekend.
The Green party lost representation in the Zurich cantonal government and the canton’s parliament in elections on Sunday that saw gains by right-wing parties.
A Lithuanian talk show has accused Norway of seizing foreign children and fostering them to Norwegian parents in order to combat “the highest inbreeding in the whole world”.
Last season's Champions League finalists Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid meet for the seventh time this season in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final, first leg with revenge in mind for both.
April’s weather always keeps one guessing. Here’s what’s in store for this week, according to the meteorologists.
Passengers and crew on a Germanwings flight from Cologne to Milan were on Sunday ordered to evacuate the plane as it prepared to take off due to a bomb alert.
Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos has lost its lead in opinion polls, with four parties now running neck-and-neck, according to a survey published in El Pais newspaper on Sunday.
French rail chiefs SNCF announced on Monday it had lodged an official legal complaint after an incident in Sunday's Paris-Roubaix one-day classic cycle race saw several riders have a near miss with a TGV when they crossed the tracks after the barriers had come down.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called on Russia and Ukraine to set in motion the next phase of the shaky Minsk peace accords aimed at stopping the fighting in east Ukraine, ahead of talks about their implementation in Berlin on Monday.
A seven-year-old British boy who died when he fell off a cliff after straying off piste in the French Alps had been skiing with his family, and not on his own as previously thought.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has called for his team to forget their shock defeat to Parma and turn their focus on beating Monaco in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.
In the tug-of-war between federal and local government over who should bear the costs of housing refugees, the states and communities are demanding a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Pope Francis uttered the word "genocide" on Sunday to describe the mass murder of Armenians 100 years ago, sparking fury from Turkey which slammed the term as "far from historical reality".
The roof blew off a four storey building, trains were cancelled and flights redirected as gale force winds battered Sweden on Sunday. And the harsh weather is set to continue in some areas on Monday.
The main mosque in Bergen has thrown out a man they claim was a recruiter for the banned terror organisation Islamic State (IS), accusing him of spreading propaganda to young people in the congregation.
Seven people, including an Italian girl, were injured when a car exploded in a shopping mall car park on the popular Thai tourist island of Samui.
Rowdy football supporters of FC Zurich pulled the emergency brake on a train carrying them home from a game, walked on to the tracks and smashed windows in Pratteln in the canton of Basel-Country, disrupting rail travel on Sunday night.
UPDATED: A suspected submarine spotted in the Stockholm archipelago a week after Sweden's extensive hunt for Russian underwater vessels last autumn was only a civilian boat, Sweden's Armed Forces have now said. But they remain convinced that the first sighting was a small foreign sub.
One of Norway’s few female bishops has refused to ordain a lesbian theology student because she is set to marry her girlfriend next summer.
From working front of house at Stockholm's biggest summer club to launching a running and lifestyle brand aimed at hipsters, 35-year-old Australian Kristian Hell is one of the hottest names on the capital's creative scene and says networking is the key to his success.