Sweden's main newspaper has joined the criticism of Norway's Child Welfare Service, complaining that Swedish parents who have their children taken into care have no legal means to transfer the case to Sweden's authorities.
Residents of Switzerland have been drinking less booze over the past three decades but they are still knocking back more alcohol than the average for OECD countries, a new study for the organization shows.
A series of theatre performances featuring actual asylum seekers aims to challenge popular opinions about refugees.
A Geneva appeals court on Tuesday confirmed a life sentence slapped on Guatemala's former police chief Erwin Sperisen for ten murders committed in the Central American country.
Swiss telephone firm Swisscom on Tuesday unveiled a driverless car that is being tested on the roads of Zurich, a first in the country.
Whistleblowing platform Wikileaks has released 1,380 pages of minutes from the Bundestag (German parliament) inquiry into spying in Germany by the American National Security Agency (NSA), prompting anger from some MPs.
Another two people have been arrested in a Barcelona suburb suspected of recruiting for the Islamic State, in the latest raid against jihadist networks operating in Spain.
Alcohol consumption is on the rise in Sweden according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD).
After a historic visit to Cuba, French President Francois Hollande landed in Haiti on Tuesday to sign cooperation agreements and support reconstruction efforts that continue since the deadly 2010 earthquake.
Prosecutors in Venice called on Tuesday for four people involved in the 2013 gondola death of a German tourist on the Grand Canal to be jailed.
France scores well on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights in a new review, but a spokesman for campaign group ILGA-Europe slammed a "degrading" sterilization requirement for gender reassignment.
Just how do you go about beating Catalonian giants Barcelona, arguably the best team in Europe, by four clear goals? This is the mammoth task facing FC Bayern München, who have one last chance to save their season.
The Spanish entry in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has been urged to cut scenes that include live tigers from the video for her single, Daybreak.
Denmark was among the top ten in Europe in the latest review of how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people experience human rights across the continent, but community leaders say the nation should do better.
Spain ranked sixth in Europe in the latest review of how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people experience human rights across the continent, by campaign group ILGA-Europe.
As some of the biggest boozers among rich countries' citizens, Germans have been warned that they should cut down on alcohol to safeguard their health and save the taxpayer money.
Norway’s right-wing government has decided to tap more of its gigantic oil fund this year, predicting that the ongoing slump in the oil industry will mean lower tax revenues and higher spending on unemployment benefit.
A luxury cruise of the Norwegian fjords had to head back the UK a day early after ‘hundreds’ of passengers were struck by severe vomiting and diarrhoea, the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper has reported.
Several coffins with corpses in them have been found in a disused supermarket outside Berlin. Police removed them to a nearby crematorium on Tuesday.
Sweden has scored highest in Scandinavia and fourth in Europe in the latest review of how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people experience human rights across the continent, by campaign group ILGA-Europe.
French alcohol consumption is among the highest in OECD countries, a new report shows.
Italy was Europe’s fourth-biggest recipient of asylum seekers last year as the country took in thousands more applicants than previously.
Most Brits in Stavanger are in the oil business, so when Benjamin Ensall set up Naughtily Nice Butlers, a topless waitering service, he was a rarity. With a few drinks in them, he says, Norwegian women are as up for his ‘cheeky’ services as any in the UK.
France was Europe’s third-biggest recipient of asylum seekers last year as the country took in thousands more applicants than previously.
Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has been handed a one-game touchline ban for making an offensive remark about the nature of Italian football.
Sweden has gone crazy for two lovebirds who prove it is never too late to find love. Ingrid Jonsson, 88, told The Local on Tuesday how she and Håkan Andersson, 94, tied the knot after almost two decades together and are thought to be the oldest newlyweds in the land.
Danish brewer Carlsberg on Tuesday reported quarterly results slightly above expectations as dwindling sales in Russia were partly offset by higher beer volumes in Asia and western Europe.
Spain's ruling Popular Party has seen a prominent publicity campaign backfire after hundreds of taxis carrying campaign posters were vandalized, prompting complaints from taxi drivers across the city.
Italian cycling star Domenico Pozzovivo is set to leave hospital in Genoa after receiving treatment to head and face injuries following a heavy fall in the third stage of the Giro d'Italia.
A one-year old baby tumbled out of a 7th floor window in an apartment block in the Madrid suburb of Fuenlabrada and survived – after landing on a hedge.
It’s a story that sounds like every parent’s nightmare. A four-year-old girl was left alone in her daycare institution in Randers on Monday after all personnel left for the day and locked the doors.
It was an appearance that the world famous Spanish soprano may have been dreading more than most. She failed to show up to a court hearing on Tuesday - and didn't even send an understudy.
French police have launched an internal probe after officers were caught on camera violently ejecting migrants from trucks and apparently spraying them with tear gas in Calais.
Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi said on Tuesday he was "very hopeful" that an accord on Tehran's nuclear programme could be reached with world powers ahead of the June 30th deadline.
Seven NFGL members have been selected for the Global Swede Award, which was awarded on May 12th. The students have distinguished themselves in various ways during their stay in Sweden and will act as ambassadors in the future.
Police in the village of Alberschwende in Vorarlberg launched a large scale operation on Monday to search for a Syrian refugee who is due to be deported to Hungary, but failed to find him.
A nursery school in Cantù, a city in Como province, has threatened to expel a four-year-old boy unless he stops doing a fascist Roman salute.
Consumer prices failed to go up in April, despite a package of measures designed to boost inflation, increase spending at Swedish tills and grow the nation's economy.
On May 12th 1965, almost 20 years to the day after the end of the Second World War, the Israeli and German governments opened diplomatic relations. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin came to Berlin to mark the 50th anniversary.
Swedish furniture giant Ikea recalled one of its world famous safety gates on Tuesday after reports that several children had been injured falling down stairs.
A man from northern Bavaria hired to work on preparations for next month's G7 meeting of world leaders sent a posthumous letter threatening a poison attack on their hotel.
Police in Carinthia, Austria’s southernmost province, have finally tracked down a man who made a booby trap filled with manure which a police officer fell into.
A hologram of Switzerland’s Roger Federer is billed as one of the highlights of the museum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, which is set to reopen in the United States on May 20th after renovations.
A truck driver who knocked over and killed a woman as she walked along a pavement is only partly responsible for her death because the woman was too short to be a seen, according to the driver’s insurance company.
Hundreds of gay-couple traffic lights have been introduced in Vienna in time for the annual Eurovision Song Contest, which this year is being hosted by the Austrian capital.
Copenhagen’s costly and under-used bike share programme has been given a last-minute reprieve over the obejections of local politicians.
A photograph of a baby smoking a cigarette uploaded to a popular social networking site has caused controversy in Spain.
Police seized 700 cannabis plants which were growing in public view in green space at Kottbusser Tor, one of Berlin's busiest train stations and road junctions.
French President Francois Hollande met with an ailing Fidel Castro on Monday, as well as the President Raul Castro, in a historic trip where he called for an end to the US embargo on Cuba.
A bronze statue by Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti sold for more than $141 million in New York on Monday, setting a new record for the world's most expensive sculpture sold at auction.
An investigation has been launched after a 19-year-old fell to his death from a hotel balcony during a trip to Milan’s Expo trade fair.
Switzerland clinched a spot in the ice hockey world championships quarterfinals on Monday as Germany lost to Austria in a shootout and lost a chance to advance to the play-offs.
A vegetarian on a train headed from Traunstein to Munich went berserk on Sunday, threatening fellow passengers with a knife when he smelt meat wafting from their table.
French naval officers patrolling the Mediterranean are trained to shoot holes in emptied boats to stop traffickers using them again, and to handle the corpses of refugees who fail to make it to Europe.
A masterpiece by Pablo Picasso has fetched a whopping $179 million (€160 million) at auction in New York, smashing the record for the most expensive painting.
Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said on Monday that her claim that police "immediately" protected Copenhagen's synagogue after February's initial terror attack was a result of faulty information.
Two families of endangered monkeys were stolen from a zoo in central France over the weekend, the sanctuary's director revealed on Monday.
Norway’s Telenor has appointed its Asia head Sigve Baksaas as its new chief executive, rejecting calls for it to put one of its several high-powered female executives in the role.
The founder of France's far-right National Front (FN), Jean-Marie Le Pen, announced on Monday that he would create his own "grouping" after being suspended from the party for remarks downplaying the Holocaust.
Musicians from the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic failed to elect their next chief conductor Monday after more than 11 hours of suspense-filled secret voting and discussions but will try again "within a year".
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday appealed for UN backing for Europe's plan to confront the Mediterranean migrant crisis by using military force against smugglers.
Plans to force wealthy European nations such as the UK to take in more refugees have been backed by Sweden, which currently takes in more asylum seekers per capita than any other EU nation.
Andy Murray was reportedly ready to make a decision on whether to take part in the Italian Open after completing the best week of his career on clay with his first two titles on the surface.
Genoa remain in contention for European qualification from Serie A after a comprehensive 5-1 home win against Torino at the Marassi on Monday evening.
Sweden should stop accepting foreigners who aren't prepared to adopt the country's values, argues writer Mark Fahmy. His comments come as the EU mulls introducing a quota system designed to ensure asylum applications are shared more evenly among member states.
A Swedish neo-Nazi party, the Party of the Swedes, has decided to bow out of politics after membership dropped following last year's elections.