€75,000 was the winning bid paid at Dorotheum’s Imperial Court Memorabilia sale on 7th May 2015 for a pair of silk ankle boots once belonging to the empress.
A music festival in Norway plans to sell beer at rock-bottom prices in a counter-intuitive bid to prevent binge drinking.
Oil services group Subsea 7 said on Tuesday that it would cut close to a fifth of its workforce and sell a quarter of its fleet because of falling oil prices.
Roger Federer defeated Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas for the second time this month as the Swiss legend began his campaign at the Italian Open tennis tournament with a 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 win on Wednesday.
Norway’s NRK channel has uncovered a dark web chat forum used by over a thousand paedophiles, where English is banned, and users must use either Danish, Swedish or Norwegian.
Zurich-based Fifa has banned Reynald Temarii, General Director of the Tahiti Football Association, for eight years for breaking the world body's ethics code by accepting more than €300,000 from former Qatari official Mohamed bin Hammam.
A woman flying to Vienna from Frankfurt has been charged with a breach of the peace after joking to security officials at the airport that she had a bomb in her bag.
A French court on Wednesday closed the case of a mysterious shipwreck 11 years ago, dashing the hopes of the five victims' families, who believe a Nato submarine was to blame.
A Spanish judge Wednesday ordered Barcelona football club to stand trial over alleged tax fraud linked to the signing of Brazilian star striker Neymar.
A woman in Milan has died after undergoing cosmetic surgery on her eyelids, Italian media has reported.
Going beyond the big cities like Berlin, Munich and Hamburg, we delve deeper into the German hinterland to find some of its undiscovered gems. From quaint medieval towns to breathtaking natural beauty, Germany's got it all.
Three people died and three others were injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory near Naples on Wednesday morning.
As the European Commission called on Wednesday for all member states to share responsibility for taking in migrants, data showed that the number of people granted asylum in Spain amounted to less than 1 percent of the EU total last year.
When it comes to their favourite holiday destination, most kids would prefer to travel to France, a new survey has found.
A Swedish comedian has claimed that he was abducted by the police after posting a video online identifying officers in a car which ran into a crowd of people in Stockholm on Walpurgis Night. Swedish police have denied the accusation on Twitter.
Sweden's decision to take in more asylum seekers per capita than any other EU nation remained in focus on Wednesday as the European Commission formally presented its plan for member states to share responsibility for refugees fleeing the Middle East and Africa.
Women in France still do the bulk of the housework and most men wouldn’t know a duster if it tickled them on the nose, a new study shows.
The body of Tanja Gräff, who went missing in 2008 at the age of 21 in one of the most puzzling crimes of recent years, was found by forestry workers on the outskirts of Trier on Monday.
As the European Commission presented a migration plan that would share responsibility for refugees across all EU countries, new data showed that Germany accepted the largest share of asylum applications of any Union member in 2014.
Fancy owning a stunning home in Italy for the same price as a shed in London or New York? With the weak euro, now is a good time to scour the country for a dream home. Here's our list of properties going for less than €100,000 (£72,000, US$112,000).
A Dane’s self-penned obituary declaring she was leaving the world "under protest" has been shared far and wide on Danish social media this week.
A Berlin man came home on Tuesday evening to find an apparent thief asleep on his couch.
What is the most difficult French word to pronounce? Our readers responded, and we hit the streets of Paris to put tourists to the test in what we agree is the crème de la crème of tricky French words.
UPDATED: Unbeaten Andy Murray kept his clay-court purple patch alive on Wednesday, defeating Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-3 to reach the third round of the Italian Open.
Styria’s State Office of Criminal Investigation (LKA) has announced that it smashed an international cocaine trafficking ring earlier this year.
The housing market in the capital continues to outpace that of the rest of the nation as prices have now exceeded their pre-crisis peaks.
A thief scaled apartment buildings to burgle flats around Madrid but in the end couldn't evade capture by his nemesis.
The EU approved on Wednesday French rail operator SNCF's takeover of cross-channel train company Eurostar but said it must allow new rivals to ply its blue-ribbon routes.
A free speech group launched a blistering attack on Sweden on Wednesday after it denied a travel visa to secular Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das who was then hacked to death by suspected Islamists in his home country.
The right-wing Freedom party (FPÖ) has announced it is lodging a criminal complaint against Vienna council member Maria Vassilakou, after new pedestrian crossing lights which depict straight, gay and lesbian couples have been introduced around the city.
After working for eight years in Zurich as the CEO of Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second largest bank, Brady Dougan admits he has not learned to speak German.
Many Swedes are looking forward to a four-day weekend, but while sunshine is expected on Thursday, grey and drizzly weather is anticipated across the country on Saturday and Sunday.
Italian Matteo Rabottini was on Wednesday suspended for 21 months for using the banned blood booster EPO, cycling's world body the UCI announced.
French MPs on Wednesday will put the spotlight on religion in France's nurseries, seven years after a woman was fired from a Paris crèche for refusing to remove her veil.
In the run up to Spain's local and regional elections at the end of May, politicians have been trying out unsual ways to entice voters - many of which they most probably now regret.
Swedish police say one person has been taken to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds after an attack in the Gamlestaden area of Gothenburg on Wednesday morning, just months after several high profile shootings took place in the city in western Sweden.
Dozens of men in Styria, in the southeast of Austria, have been blackmailed by an unknown woman who threatens to publish videos on the Internet showing the men engaged in sex acts.
DNA tests on the carcasses of lambs reveal that a wolf has been hunting around the forests east of Munich. Local authorities don't believe the animal poses a threat to humans.
A bit of 'Mean Girls'-esque high school drama has stirred up a small town in the Madrid area after a letter containing the private messages of teachers insulting students and parents was dropped into residents' mailboxes.
A fire broke out on an Albania-bound ferry off the southern Italian port of Bari in the early hours of Wednesday morning. No one was injured and the fire has now been extinguished.
If you’re searching for something on Google today, you’re doing it under a tribute to Danish scientist Inge Lehmann.
Could famously political Hollywood heavyweight Sean Penn be the latest big name to throw his weight behind the Catalan independence movement?
Italy’s economy has made a comeback, growing 0.3 percent in the first quarter of this year – as fast as Germany, perceived to be the eurozone’s economic ‘powerhouse’.
A 10-year-old who contemplated suicide because of his stutter has received unexpected support from US golfing star Tiger Woods, after a desperate plea by the young boy's Swedish mentor went viral.
The Danish Energy Agency (Energistyrelsen) is prepared to let French gas giant continue its controversial shale gas exploration in nothern Jutland.
The six tonne, ten metre long mammal was found by officers from Spain’s Civil Guard.
Two South African men charged with the rape and murder of a 86-year-old Austrian-born nun pleaded guilty on Tuesday, saying they had broken into the convent to steal food.
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble had a prickly response to British demands for reform of the EU in the margins of a European finance ministers' meeting on Tuesday.
The German economy grew by 0.3 percent in the first quarter of 2015, slightly slower than expected, data published by the federal statistics office Destatis showed on Wednesday.
The information minister for Libya’s Tobruk government has warned that terrorists from the Islamic extremist group, Isis, will be heading to Italy “in the coming weeks”.
French economic growth jumped to a better-than-expected 0.6 percent in the first quarter despite a fall in investment, preliminary figures released on Wednesday showed. Germany's growth, meanwhile, was just 0.3 percent.
Hans Rosling, Sweden's own globetrotting celebrity statistician, offers his thoughts on ignorance, connectivity and why there's no such thing as Swedish values.
A memorial mass was held for the four victims of the Airbus A400M military transporter plane which crashed last Saturday during a test flight.
MPs from the Green party and Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) have joined forces to say that cannabis should be regulated and legalized.
A 25.59-carat "pigeon blood" ruby sold for a world record $30.33 million at auction in Geneva on Tuesday while a rare pink diamond believed to have once belonged to Napoleon's niece fetched $15.9 million, Sotheby's said.
Scandinavia’s largest online auction house has been accused of selling fake Andy Warhol prints.
Service workers' union Verdi has accused Deutsche Post of trying to intimidate striking workers by threatening them with losing their jobs.
The Cannes film festival eschews its usual blockbuster kick-off on Wednesday, opening with a gritty French film that marks only the second time a female director has won the coveted first slot.
A French photo enthusiast appeared in court on Tuesday after he was arrested for flying a drone over Disneyland Paris and taking pictures of the amusement park.
An Italian nurse who had recently been working in Sierra Leone with medical charity Emergency tested positive for Ebola on Tuesday in the country's second case of the virus.
A traffic accident on Tuesday led to what police in the canton of Valais are calling an “extraordinary death” involving a man who stole a car, before peeling off his clothes and entering naked a church, where he committed suicide.
Neymar struck twice as Barcelona reached the Champions League final by beating Bayern Munich 5-3 on aggregate in their semi-final despite losing Tuesday's second-leg 3-2 at the Allianz Arena.
Italian Davide Formolo capped a daring solo attack with victory on the fourth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday when Australian Simon Clarke took over the race lead from Orica team-mate Michael Matthews.
Two Swedes and a Somali who were handed to the FBI more than two years ago in Africa, have pleaded guilty to conspiring to aid the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab group in Somalia, prosecutors in New York have revealed.
It's a public holiday in Sweden on Thursday, with many companies shutting up shop from Wednesday afternoon until Monday morning. From outdoor yoga to al fresco dining, here are our top tips for making the most of the country's second May mini-break.