In an incident that left a German couple red-faced with embarrassment, the pair were frolicking in the back seat of their Mercedes SUV on Saturday when its parking brake failed, rolling backwards into Lake Plansee in Tyrol.
Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer advanced to the second round of the US Open on Tuesday by defeating Argentina's Leonardo Mayer 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 in sweltering conditions at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Norway on Tuesday sent a group of convicts to a jail in the Netherlands for the first time because its own prisons are filled to the brim.
It was good enough for Justin Bieber when he visited Switzerland a couple of years ago and now Gault&Millau is giving Zurich’s Dolder Grand Hotel the thumbs up.
Swiss import duties designed to protect the domestic economy can be a killjoy for ‘shopping tourists’ in Switzerland seeking bargains across the border or online. But Emily Rose Mawson discovers there are ways to avoid paying through the nose for those purchases from abroad.
Archaeologists have excavated the remains of Germany's oldest mosque on the outskirts of Berlin, a team from the capital city's Free University (FU) announced on Monday.
German scientists have challenged conventional wisdom on the crash site of the MH370, the Malaysia Airlines plane missing since March 2014, suggesting the search is being conducted in the wrong place.
UPDATED: A convoy of around 1,000 tractors carrying hundreds of disgruntled French farmers is heading in the direction of Paris where they plan to bring travel chaos to the French capital on Thursday in a bid to raise attention to their desperate plight.
September 1st may be the first day of autumn, but it's not all sad news for those living in Germany. Here are five reasons why we should welcome autumn with open arms.
Stunning footage of Swedish longboarder Ishtar Bäcklund and fellow riders skating down the Norwegian mountains has gone viral, pulling in over 190,000 views on Vimeo.
The Spanish consumer rights organization has warned of the multiple different ways Spanish establishments try to trick their customers into spending more money than they intended. Want to avoid being conned? Read on!
The Isis jihadist group on Tuesday claimed a car bomb attack against an oil company co-owned by Italy's Eni in the Libyan capital that wounded one person.
Finnish student Juuso Nisula moved to Cologne to study business administration, but found a catalogue of failings instead in the model of German educational efficiency he was expecting. He explains just what went wrong - and how to fix it - in an opinion piece republished by The Local.
The news that France will build an official camp in Calais to house 1,500 migrants has been met with anger by aid groups while politicians claim it will end up like the infamous Sangatte detention centre that had to be closed in 2002.
More than 350,000 migrants have risked their lives crossing the Mediterranean this year, and some 2,600 have died while making the perilous journey to Europe, the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday.
A man in central Sweden has more reason than most to regret a drunken night out - after waking up with Justin Bieber's name on his backside.
An Italian woman has claimed she was turned down for a job at a bakery in Latina, Lazio, because she is "too fat".
A new survey is full of revealing facts about expats in France, why they came here, what they love and what they loathe. So how do you measure up?
A Swedish court sentenced five Polish football fans to jail terms of two and three months on Tuesday after violence following a match between IFK Gothenburg and Slask Wroclaw.
Police in Spain said on Tuesday they freed a young Spaniard kidnapped and held for a ransom of €35,000 ($39,000) for six days in southern Spain, and arrested ten French nationals.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Tunisian migrants had been unlawfully detained on the island of Lampedusa in 2011 in conditions that "diminished their human dignity".
A court in Berlin has ordered a teenager to pay €500 in damages to his 13-year-old ex-girlfriend after sharing intimate pictures of her over WhatsApp, the girl's lawyer has revealed.
Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi came under increasing pressure on Tuesday to respond after an asylum seeker was arrested on suspicion of the brutal murder of an elderly couple in Sicily.
Stunning footage of a group of mostly female downhill longboarders riding down the Norwegian mountains has gone viral, pulling in over 190,000 views on Vimeo.
Oslo's church council has been attacked for attempting to remove a sculpture commemorating the victims of Anders Breivik's 2011 twin terror attacks.
Germany coach Joachim Löw is backing Bastian Schweinsteiger to brush off his shaky start at Manchester United when he captains his country in Friday's key Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland.
A Swedish gaming billionaire who made global headlines after complaining of loneliness, has apologized to people with "real problems".
Faroe Islanders headed to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new parliament following a one-month campaign dominated by gay marriage and whether to raise taxes on fishing firms.
A hacker in Lille turned heads recently with a guerrilla protest which saw him reprogramming a city parking sign so that it displayed a series of smutty words for body parts.
The German Chancellor has applauded Rajoy for steering Spain towards economic recovery and chastised Catalonia over its independence drive.
Two migrants have been discovered hidden in secret compartments in a vehicle on the Moroccan-Spanish border.
A Norwegian biorefinery company has started turning waste wood fibre into a cream-like fat substitute which it claims can be used to make ice cream, mayonnaise and even hot dogs.
German unemployment remained at historically low levels in August as the recovery in Europe's biggest economy continued on track, data showed on Tuesday.
A spat over the introduction of plasters for darker skin tones in Swedish pharmacies took an unusual turn when the Danish Foreign Minister offered his Swedish counterpart a box of band aids.
Two women have been arrested after allegedly using a substance with similar effects to Colombia's infamous Devil's Breath 'zombie drug' to rob elderly Parisians.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced criticism on Tuesday from ultra-Orthodox politicians for having eaten in a non-kosher restaurant serving rabbit, escargot and lobster during a recent trip to Italy.
Sweden's opposition is moving towards a unified front on Nato membership after Centre party bosses announced they would advocate joining the defence alliance on Tuesday.
Hungarian police evacuated Budapest's main international rail station on Tuesday as hundreds of migrants tried to board trains to western Europe, as the continent struggles with its biggest movement of people since World War II.
Italy’s unemployment rate fell to 12 percent in July – the lowest level in two years, the national statistics agency, Istat, said on Tuesday.
Tenerife played host to one of Spain's more unusual festivals on Monday, when residents donned their wackiest hats for the annual Festival of the Pamela.
Long time ÖVP politician and district chairwoman for Vienna's first district Ursula Stenzel will stand in the upcoming Vienna elections as an independent candidate with the right-wing party FPÖ party, she announced this morning.
A Swedish man has been praised for his viral Facebook post about female safety after meeting a terrified woman while out jogging.
Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) has become the target of widespread outrage after calling singer Roberto Blanco a "wonderful negro" on live television - and failing to apologize when challenged on Tuesday morning.
An 18-year-old migrant from Gambia wowed an Abruzzo football club with his silky football skills after convincing them he was a Senegalese football player.
Swiss International Air Lines is facing embarrassment after it kicked an Israeli family off a flight to Geneva from Zurich because their eight-year-old autistic boy was crying uncontrollably.
Andreas Mogensen will make Danish history when he leaves Earth on Wednesday morning for a ten-day mission at the International Space Station. Follow the livestream here.
The start of September in France has not just brought about a dramatic shift in the weather but also various changes that will impact your daily life, including a major overhaul of the Paris transport pass. Here's everything you need to know.
Building border fences like those erected by the Hungarian government will not prevent smugglers or solve the asylum crisis, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said on Monday.
A total of 3,650 migrants reached Vienna by train Monday, this year's biggest daily number, Austrian police said, after Hungarian authorities allowed people stuck in makeshift refugee camps to leave Budapest despite many not having EU visas.
If you're a Netflix customer in Denmark, you're paying significantly more for the streaming service than subscribers in other countries.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea's proposed transfer to Real Madrid appeared to be scuppered on Monday night as the move was not listed in the transfers registered by the Spanish Professional League.
Zoo workers in Duisburg shot an orang-utan late on Monday evening after two of the apes escaped from their cage in the westerly city.
Switzerland's Roger Federer gets his bid to become the oldest US Open winner in 45 years underway on Tuesday but the five-time champion will be overshadowed by Andy Murray's clash with enfant terrible Nick Kyrgios.
Belgian cyclist Kris Boeckmans will be kept in an induced coma for the next week due to the severe injuries he suffered when crashing in Spain's Vuelta, his Lotto Soudal team said on Monday.
UPDATED: The violent storms that lashed swathes of south west and central France on Monday night resulted in the tragic death two drivers and saw 70,000 left without power.
France has been intimidated by Germany into pursuing an economic policy that isn't working, Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told AFP in an interview on Monday.
Danish authorities have rescinded the residence permit of a ‘foreign fighter’, the Danish Immigration Service has confirmed.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief Sergio Marchionne is raising pressure on much larger rival General Motors for merger talks, saying in a Detroit interview the logic of the deal is "irrefutable."
UPDATE: As over 1,000 refugees arrived in Munich from Hungary by train on Tuesday, police in the Bavarian capital said they were "overwhelmed" by the amount of food, water and other supplies donated by local people to those in need.
Extraordinary pictures of Earth taken from satellites by the European Space Agency (ESA) to try and understand the planet have been put on show at an exhibition in Linz.
Didier Cuche, former World Cup alpine ski champion, appeared in court in the canton of Neuchâtel on Monday to contest a 6,900-franc fine and other criminal sanctions imposed by justice officials for seven alleged road traffic act infractions, including drunken driving.
Hopes have been raised that a long-running labour dispute which provoked cross-Channel travel chaos in Calais this summer on both trains and ferries has finally been resolved after a deal was signed with protesting French sailors.
Johnny Depp tops the cast of stars headed to Venice this week for what is shaping up as something of a watershed edition of the world's oldest film festival.
Jump into your boots and get the umbrella out. Forecasters issued a heavy rain warning on Tuesday as it looked like autumn was on its way to Sweden – just in time to welcome the start of September.
Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne has been added to the Italy squad for upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Malta and Bulgaria as a replacement for Sebastian Giovinco.
A 63-year-old man was arrested after a BBC journalist and his girlfriend caught him using his mobile phone to take videos up the skirts of unsuspecting women in Pisa’s Square of Miracles.
Female extremism is a growing problem in Sweden and the government should do more to prevent it, argue Jessica Katz and Katarina Tracz from the Stockholm Free World Forum.
Sweden hopes to reach a judicial cooperation deal with Ecuador by the end of the year that would pave the way for prosecutors to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation.