Norway’s most visited natural tourist attractions Pulpit Rock is faced with a delicate problem: tourists pooing in the bushes on the the way up and down.
Eleven Norwegian downhill skiers are spending a month living at 2,200m while training deep in a valley to test whether high altitude training has a similar effect on performance to doping.
A Norwegian further education college is starting a programme for want-to-be Vikings where students will learn essential Viking crafts, such as sword forging, jewellery making, and roof thatching.
A 26-year-old man was killed after being struck by a falling tree while cycling in a wooded area of the canton of Lucerne, police said on Monday.
A trader who worked for UBS and Citigroup on Monday became the first person to be convicted in Britain of rigging the Libor inter-bank lending rate.
Sweden's Sarah Sjöström broke the women's 100 metre butterfly world record for the second time in 24 hours to win gold in the final at the world swimming championships on Monday.
The government changeover last autumn has cost the Swedish taxpayer a whopping 147 million kronor ($17 million) in severance payments for politicians and officials, it was revealed on Monday.
The driver of a van which crashed killing four teenagers and injuring ten others in northwestern France over the weekend was under the influence of alcohol, it emerged on Monday.
A 22-year-old from Hanover has become the latest winner of Vietnam Idol – bagging $27,000 along with his new title.
A controversial anti-begging advertising campaign directed at foreign tourists in Stockholm stirred tense debate in Sweden on Monday.
When a man walking his dog alerted police to the fact that a black coffin was lying in the middle of a public parking place, the cops were surprised to find someone inside.
A baby born in July has become the first in Spanish history to be named and baptized 'Goku', a moniker inspired by the cult anime series Dragon Ball.
Italian-based investment company Exor, controlled by the Agnelli family, said on Monday it had struck a $6.9 billion (€6.3 billion) deal to buy reinsurer PartnerRe.
Parts of France's south west are on high alert on Monday with wild weather set to create havoc in three coastal départements from the early evening on.
A Madrid apartment block collapsed on Monday just hours after it was evacuated when residents reported the appearance of large cracks during the night.
A pioneering beer maker on the Arctic island of Svalbard has started producing what will be the world’s most northerly brewed beer, after local authorities removed an 80-year brewing ban.
A mechanic from western Germany is set to receive €350 in back payments – after claiming he should be paid for the time he spent showering and getting dressed for work.
A Facebook post by a policeman in western Sweden in which he talks about how he mistakenly asked a passenger instead of the driver to do a breathalyzer test, has gone viral.
Armies of black-clad fans gathered for the world's biggest heavy metal festival between Thursday and Saturday, marking 25 years of headbanging fun in the small town of Wacken in northern Germany.
The opposition Freedom Party (FPÖ) is demanding a response from Austria’s chancellor and foreign minister after nine American marines were arrested in Vienna’s airport for carrying assault rifles and handguns on board a commercial airliner without proper clearance last month.
French transport systems giant Thales on Monday announced a €1 billion ($1.09 billion) deal to upgrade four lines of the London Underground.
After a disappointing May, June and July, August is looking great. So far, anyway.
A Viennese man who fell onto the tracks and under an U-Bahn train at the Museumsquartier station on the U2 metro line must have had a guardian angel with him - as he escaped without a scratch.
Police in Vienna are looking for a man and a woman who tried to break into a house in Döbling but were caught in the act by the owner, who photographed the pair before they ran off.
More than 100 firefighters tackled a fire at a storage depot in Horn, in the canton of Thurgau, on Monday morning.
A woman who feeds local cats in a Marseille housing block has been left horrified after the gruesome killing of black cats in the area - leaving her to wonder if a neighbour is "very superstitious".
Tourists have been enjoying unexpectedly inexpensive road trips in Sweden this summer thanks to falling petrol prices. But the treat turned out to be as short as it was sweet.
A dying village in rural Castellón has been transformed into an open air gallery dedicated to street art.
Switzerland's gay and lesbian community has reacted angrily after the ultra-conservative Bishop of Chur quoted passages from the Bible which condemn homosexuals to death.
A plucky sunbather brought train services in North Rhine-Westphalia to an abrupt halt at the weekend - after deciding to catch some rays on the tracks.
The organizers of the Stockholm Pride Parade have hit out after Facebook removed a photo posted on the event's official Facebook page showing nipples.
Migrants in Calais made around 1,700 attempts overnight to penetrate the Channel Tunnel premises in a bid to get to England, French police sources said on Monday, and an officer sustained facial injuries from a stone.
The group argues that the inclusion of an old man in a wheelchair in a new Lego toy set creates the misleading impression that disability that only affects the elderly.
The Danish Climate and Energy Minister said that he expects the final version of US President Obama's Clean Power Plan may open up new opportunities for Danish companies in the USA.
Tuscany's leaders are considering making refugees help clean up Florence after the Tuscan jewel was the battered by a violent storm on Saturday evening.
UPDATED: Italian police on Monday arrested 11 suspects linked to the fugitive head of the Sicilian mafia, including a former boss who ran a secret message system for the mobster using a sheep-based code.
Austria’s leading pole-vaulter Kira Grünberg has been left paralyzed from the neck down after a serious injury during training on Thursday, her doctors have confirmed.
Police were called in on Saturday evening after a band of children, some of them as young as five, vandalized a nursery in the suburbs of Paris.
According to Germany's most influential political magazine, Spiegel, Angela Merkel has decided to run for a fourth term in power and has already started talks on who will run her campaign.
A man from northern Africa who hid inside a suitcase on a ferry bound for mainland Spain died on Sunday while making the five hour crossing.
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters has promised to bring the American band to a central Italian town after a video put together by Italian musicians performing the group’s “Learn to Fly” went viral.
The Bayonne Festival in southern France ended on a sour note on Sunday when a bull jumped out of the bull ring and gored two men, one of whom was the president of the local bullfighting association.
UPDATE: The post-mortem confirms that the entertainer died after suffering a stroke and falling over on a terrace at her Spanish holiday home on Saturday.
Residents of the Slovakian village of Gabcikovo voted in a referendum on Sunday to reject the establishment of a temporary asylum camp to house 500 migrants bound for Austria under an agreement between Bratislava and Vienna.
A woman was trampled to death by cows near Laax in the Swiss canton of Graubünden after walking through a field containing grazing cows and their calves, cantonal police have reported.
Several state leaders called for more investment in processing asylum applications over the weekend as the backlog continues to put severe strain on current infrastructure.
Energy giant E.ON will be installing an additional 100 electric vehicle charging stations in Copenhagen, making the capitol one of the world's best cities for electric cars.
French and Malaysian aviation experts met in Paris on Monday to probe the disappearance of Flight MH370, after mystery plane debris washed up on the French island of Réunion last week.
Catalonia is expected to call on Monday an early regional election that will serve as a proxy vote on independence from the rest of Spain, raising tensions with the central government in Madrid.
UPDATED: Workers were busily returning a beach in southern France to its previous condition on Monday after the departure of Saudi King Salman, whose commandeering of the coastline had caused uproar among locals.
Swedish swimming champion Sarah Sjöström broke the women's 100m butterfly record on Sunday as China’s Sun Yang and America’s Katie Ledecky kept their 400m freestyle titles at the World Championships.
Four migrants died on Sunday after trying to swim to Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta from northern Morocco, the government in Rabat said.
Italy's anti-establishment Five Star party, founded in 2009 by former comedian Beppe Grillo, is itching to govern and has a man primed for the top job.
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said in an interview Sunday that his German counterpart Wolfgang Schäuble was "wrong" to propose a temporary withdrawal from the euro for debt-laden Greece, evoking "a clear disagreement".
Rome will not use the Vatican for events in its 2024 Olympic bid, a top Italian sports official said on Sunday, as Toronto gave stronger hints that it will join the campaign.
A 2.5-metre-long python that escaped and was found on a staircase in southern Malmö over the weekend has once again slithered away, police said on Monday.
Grabbing something hot and tasty on the move? You have the ancient Romans to thank. "Street food" was their invention, generally enjoyed with wine, gambling or even prostitutes.
Like thousands of others, Somalian refugee Fuad Mohamed came to Sweden in search of a better life. A decade on, the International Relations graduate is planning to return to East Africa to work in development.