Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka got people talking about the unconventional plaid shorts he wore while winning this year’s French Open, but now he’s attracting attention for not wearing anything at all.
Norwegian prosecutors are seeking an eight-year jail sentence for a jihadist who they say fought for the Islamic State group and an affiliate of Al-Qaeda in Syria, media reported on Tuesday.
Biogen, an international biotechnology company, announced on Tuesday plans to invest one billion francs ($1.06 billion) for a new drug manufacturing plant in Luterbach in the canton of Solothurn.
Hopes that a strike by French air traffic controllers could be averted seemed to be dashed on Tuesday as unions said that talks had been broken off. It is likely airlines will have to cancel scores of flights.
Seven-time champion Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 winner, raced into the Wimbledon second round Tuesday as the tournament sweltered in near record-breaking heat.
In response to the Germanwings flight tragedy, Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt presented plans to strengthen mental health care for pilots while Germanwings announced further compensation for relatives of the flight's victims.
It's official. If getting drunk on a park bench is your thing, look no further than Germany as an ideal location. A study released on Monday shows it's cheap. And you'll have plenty of company.
Uber France and two of its bosses will go on trial in September over the company's allegedly "illegal" ride-booking practices, prosecutors said on Tuesday, after violent protests by taxi drivers against the app.
France's weather agency has extended the summer weather warnings, as an intense heatwave spread further across the country on Tuesday.
Silvio Berlusconi paid an exotic dancer and other young women some €10 million for their silence over what went on at his Bunga Bunga sex parties, a prosecutor said on Tuesday.
They’ve been described as the best guard animals that exist, but the more quirky characteristics of geese are causing angst among residents in a town in the northern Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige.
Nationwide fines for people who ride public transit without a proper ticket will increase from €40 to €60 starting on Wednesday in some cities, the first time the penalty has been increased in 12 years.
Flower stalls along Barcelona’s famous Rambla were once the domain of elegant blooms, but are now embracing wares of a much more erotic variety to pull in the tourists.
Police on the island of Mallorca have launched a search for Blue Peter legend John Noakes after he disappeared this morning outside his home on the Balearic island.
The number of attacks on asylum seekers' accommodation by violent far-right groups in Germany is on course to double in 2015 after tripling between 2013 and 2014, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.
Striking French sailors forced the Eurostar and Eurotunnel to suspend services on Tuesday, prompting many furious travellers to vent their anger at the French and in particular their tendency to cause absolute havoc when on strike.
Uefa said on Tuesday it had been shocked by reports that Italian second division games have been fixed for €100,000.
UPDATED: One of the men police have been holding on suspicion of murdering missing teenager Lisa Holm has been released, but his older brother remains in police custody.
It's Denmark's biggest party and northern Europe's biggest music festival – but how much do you really know about the Roskilde Festival and its patented Orange Feeling?
A century since battles raged across northern Italy's Alpine front during the First World War, remains believed to belong to a young soldier have been found.
UPDATED: Striking French sailors and port workers stepped up industrial action on Tuesday when they blocked the Channel Tunnel after earlier blockading the port of Calais. Eurostar and Eurotunnel were forced to suspend services for several hours.
UPDATED: As his first official mission abroad, Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen went to Germany to explain Denmark's plans to step up controls at the countries' shared border.
More than 31,000 same-sex couples have tied the knot across Spain since a law permitting gay marriage was introduced in 2005. To mark the anniversary, here are ten of the best places in Spain to celebrate your nuptials.
The 26-year-old wife of the man who killed three people after deliberately ploughing his car into a pedestrian shopping street in Graz has given a frank interview to Austrian television - telling how she was beaten and abused by her husband.
Summer has well and truly arrived in France, so we've collected ten of the best opportunities for you to make the most of it.
A train with more than 200 people was left stranded amid sweltering temperatures for three hours on Monday after thieves attempted to rob cables from the track.
A fermented herring expert has expressed outrage at a BuzzFeed video in which Americans turn up their noses at the Swedish delicacy. Their comments, he says, are an “insult to the Swedish people and Swedish culture”.
Requests by Gervinho for a helicopter and a private beach as part of the deal that would take him from Roma to Al-Jazira were described as 'obscene' by the Emirati club, according to reports on Tuesday.
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday became the first European leader to openly back the departure of Greece's far-left government as he urged Greeks to accept bailout proposals in a crucial referendum.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Tuesday that structural reforms already undertaken by Rome had placed the country "out of the firing line" of the Greek debt crisis fallout.
An Austrian couple who divorced but didn't want to have to part with their house have reached a bizarre compromise by splitting the house in two with a concrete wall.
Investigators from six different European countries, including Austria, have succeeded in bringing down a cybercriminal group in Ukraine.
UPDATED: A deal between Swedish defence giant Saab and Sweden's military for two submarines worth 8.6 billion kronor ($1.04 billion) is set to boost jobs in the Nordic country, chief executive Håkan Buskhe said on Tuesday.
A Swiss solar-powered aircraft on a round-the-world flight was high above the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, over a quarter of the way to Hawaii after leaving Japan, the mission website showed.
French prosecutors confirmed on Tuesday that Yassin Salhi, who beheaded his boss before attempted to blow up a gas factory was motivated by terrorism and had links to Isis.
Germany's top time scientists are ready to spring into action in the dead of night on Tuesday, inserting an extra second into the clock while everyone else is asleep.
Often lauded for their healthy Mediterranean diet and longevity, it may come as a surprise to learn that nearly a quarter of Spaniards are now obese, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
A lunch break may have been a little too festive for a man who was examining students at Aalborg University.
A Frenchwoman dubbed the "black widow" of the Côte d'Azur stands accused of seducing several elderly men after meeting them through dating agencies and poisoning them. At least one of her victims died.
Animal rights groups have called for Italy's most famous horse race, the Palio di Siena, to be banned after the death of a horse during a warm-up heat.
Spanish air traffic controllers have called partial strikes over two weekends in July - threatening to disrupt some of the busiest travel days for holidaymakers.
Just as Switzerland steels for a heatwave this week comes news that beer, a favourite beverage for slaking thirsts in hot times, is the most expensive in the world in the country’s second biggest city.
A Swedish woman armed with nothing but her wits and a bucket has told how she fought off an army of almost 2,000 Spanish slugs.
German unemployment remained at historically low levels in June as the recovery in Europe's biggest economy remained on track, data showed on Tuesday.
Research shows that young Swedish females are taking more risks when it comes to sex – but why?
Iran's foreign minister has returned to Vienna, accompanied by top advisers and bearing guidance from Tehran that major powers hope will seal marathon negotiations for a historic nuclear deal.
UPDATE: Speaking to MPs from his Christian Democratic Union (CDU) on Tuesday, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said that Greece will stay in the eurozone even if the Greek public vote 'no' on July 5th.
UPDATED: A 15-year-old girl from southern Sweden who has been missing since last month, has phoned her family to say she’s in Homs in Syria, Swedish media are reporting.
Cyclists and pedestrians will have yet another way to cross the capital's waterways when a companion to the congested Langebro opens in 2018.
King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrived in Mexico on Monday to begin a three-day trip, their first state visit to the Americas since the coronation.
As crisis engulfs their homeland, members of the Greek community in Germany look anxiously homeward and reflect on how the crisis is already traveling back to Germany.
A New York court has ordered a Wall Street mogul to pay $18 million (nearly 150 million kronor) to a Swedish woman who sued her boss for sexual harassment.
The Italian navy on Monday said it had begun efforts to recover the bodies of some 800 migrants killed in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean in April, as authorities rescued another 4,400 people making the dangerous sea journey to Europe.
France's top administrative court has ruled that border controls on migrants at the Italian frontier were legal and did not violate the Schengen agreement that created Europe's passport-free zone.
Switzerland is preparing for the most intense heatwave in almost 12 years with weather experts predicting high temperatures above 35C for the first eight to ten days of July.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday that Greeks will be effectively voting on whether to stay in the euro in Sunday's referendum on bailout conditions set by the country's creditors.
More revelations emerged on Tuesday of US spying on French targets, with reports claiming the NSA systematically snooped on the country's biggest companies and all business deals valued over $200 million.
France's top administrative court said on Monday that border controls on migrants at the Italian frontier were legal and did not violate the Schengen agreement that created Europe's passport-free zone.
Ahead of Tuesday's semi-final clash against the Unites States in the Women's World Cup, Germany coach Silvia Neid warned that her team would not be relinquishing their status as the world's number one team yet.
Italy international midfielder Andrea Bertolacci said he can't wait to be part of AC Milan's "important project" after officially joining the fallen Serie A giants from Roma on Monday.
Sweden's youngest political leader in history, Ebba Busch Thor has called for a crackdown on homegrown terrorists and lower taxes at Almedalen, the biggest week in Swedish politics.
Sweden’s annual politics week might be a slick, choreographed jamboree, but it’s also an amazing way to broaden your horizons. Other countries should learn from it, argues The Local's Managing Editor James Savage.