Switzerland's revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft took off early on Monday for a flight over the Pacific Ocean, a spokeswoman said, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.
On an overcast Saturday evening by a Styrian mountain lake, Austrian stunt performer Joe Tödtling broke two world records -- longest drag behind a galloping horse (500m), and longest drag behind a quad bike (582m) -- both while on fire.
A 35-year-old Moroccan man reportedly fasting for Ramadan drowned in Lake Geneva on Sunday, near a beach in Rolle in the canton of Vaud, as Switzerland braces for another heat wave.
Swiss teenage sensation Belinda Bencic will be looking on Monday for a bounce from her weekend victory at the Eastbourne International tournament in England as she plays in the first round of Wimbledon.
To get anything done in parliament, ew PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen's government will have to compromise with fellow centre-right parties or reach across the aisle to build an alternative majority.
Canadian authorities are working with French police to help find the recipient of a gruesome selfie purportedly taken by an Islamist suspected of decapitating his boss in France, officials said Saturday.
UPDATED: European nations on Sunday told their nationals to carry cash with them when vacationing in Greece as the country hurtles towards a banking crisis.
UPDATED: A new poll for Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet has confirmed that Jimmie Åkesson, the leader of the nationalist Sweden Democrats continues to have a strong male support base.
Embattled Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali has revealed an Achilles tendon injury curtailed his winter schedule but said he is ready to face his yellow jersey rivals when the race begins next week.
The European Central Bank said on Sunday it would keep its emergency cash lifeline to Greece at current levels, in a move that may not be enough to help the debt-laden country stave off leaving the eurozone.
Greece will remain in the euro zone despite the collapse of talks with creditors to avert default, France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Saturday, saying that Paris was always ready to restart talks.
The man suspected of decapitating his boss in an attack on a gas factory in France has confessed to the grisly crime, sources close to the investigation said on Sunday.
Several hundred thousand people filled the streets of Berlin for the city's Gay Pride parade on Saturday, a day after the US Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage nationwide.
Lars Løkke Rasmussen formally introduced his 17-person cabinet on Sunday morning. See who got what post here.
Denmark missed a spot in the final of the European Under-21 Championship after a deflating 4-1 loss to Sweden in Prague on Saturday night.
Centre Party leader Annie Lööf kicked off Almedalen on Sunday, the annual conference where Swedish politicians, lobbyists, journalists and campaigners gather to debate on the island of Gotland.
Sweden booked their place in the final of the European Under-21 Championship with a memorable 4-1 victory over Denmark in Prague in the Czech Republic on Saturday night.