A Geneva MP appeared before a police court on Monday to appeal a hefty fine after he and a supporter bought 2.2 grams of cocaine from a dealer in a stunt to show how lax local authorities were over drugs.
Video images have emerged that show a huge blaze at the "New Jungle" refugee camp, before an explosion sends people fleeing in panic.
A Swedish bakery in Karlstad has joined an annual global November campaign aimed at raising awareness of prostate cancer, by cooking up pastries shaped like male members.
The rise of French startups and the Anglo dominance of the internet have forced France to defend its language even more. Here's a selection of English terms that the Ministry of Culture has replaced with Gallic ones. But are they actually used?
Philipp Lahm says his Bayern Munich side is 'focused, not wounded' ahead of their Champions League clash at home to Arsenal on Wednesday.
Current and former employees of German pizza and pasta chain Vapiano told Welt am Sonntag that the restaurants regularly serve up discoloured noodles and change expiration dates on spoiling food.
A journalist for Berlin newspaper Tagesspiegel said on Facebook he was tracked down and physically attacked on the street by right wing thugs in Berlin on Friday after writing a column about xenophobia.
Two French pilots who slipped out of the Dominican Republic in mysterious circumstances after being convicted of cocaine trafficking were formally arrested and remanded in custody in France on Monday.
The Vatican has denounced the publication this week of two books by Italian authors, believed to be based on leaks from hackers releasing information regarding the famously murky world of its finances.
The French president's communication strategy has been ridiculed once again when an attempt to appeal to ordinary voters backfired after it emerged his visit to a retired nurse’s house for a coffee was completely stage managed.
Sweden has been ranked the fifth most prosperous country and top in the world for entrepreneurs. But the London-based institute behind the index warns that "hidden" unemployment risks hindering growth.
Speaking on the phone while driving is perfectly acceptable if the call is an important one, a court in Perugia has ruled.
Beginning on Monday, the makers of the LifeStraw will be distributing clean drinking water to more than 200,000 Kenyan schoolchildren, marking the biggest water donation in Africa this year.
Cabin crew union Ufo announced on Monday that Lufthansa crews will go on strike from Friday for seven days, creating more turbulence for the strike-hit air carrier.
Sotheby's will auction a series of impressive paintings on Tuesday, but few more so than an Austrian artist's "ultimate homage to the beloved cat".
Greenpeace said on Monday that it has been barred from bidding for the German coal operations of Swedish energy giant Vattenfall, which the environmental activists intended to shut down.
Startup and small business owners should not panic about missing out on quality of life. It is possible to run your own company without running yourself into the ground, argues Swedish career and life coach Pia Webb.
A Spanish prelate has been arrested for allegedly stealing and leaking classified Vatican documents in the second such scandal to hit the secretive institution in three years.
Six and a half metre waves battered the southern coast over the weekend in the worst storm to hit the region in 20 years and more is to come.
Denmark moved up one spot amongst the world’s most prosperous countries, but the London-based institute behind the index warns of a “Nordic malaise”.
November in Spain brings a wonderful choice of cultural events, from dance to local liquor-sipping to tapas-tasting.
Political upstarts Ciudadanos would overtake Spain’s socialist party to become a close second to the ruling Popular Party (PP) if the general election was held today, according to the latest opinion poll.
A Swedish school was still in mourning when it reopened on Monday, more than a week after an attack which saw a sword-wielding knifeman kill a pupil and teaching assistant.
An Egyptian man with two wives in Monza, northern Italy, was keeping his second wife and three children in a garage under the home of his first wife, who had no idea her husband was a bigamist.
Fans of SG Dynamo Dresden – the Saxon capital's football team – spent over two years preparing one of the biggest banners ever seen in a stadium, unveiling it for their home game against Magdeburg on Saturday.
The clitoris: a gastronomic delight typical of Galician cuisine, according to a town that promoted its local festival after using Google Translate.
Stockholm is a city consisting of 14 islands and more than 50 bridges. The city is literally surrounded by, and filled with, water. And it's also home to what may be the cleanest water in the world.
According to organizer Gery Keszler, the next Life Ball will not take place in 2016, but will instead be held at the earliest in 2017.
A former HSBC employee who leaked documents alleging the bank helped clients evade millions of dollars in taxes failed again to show up for his Swiss trial Monday, which opened in his absence.
189 people have been injured in shootings in the Swedish capital over the past five years, double the number in Copenhagen, Oslo and Helsinki put together. Rising gang-related crime has been blamed for the violence.
Flood warnings have once again been issued for parts of southern France with thunderstorms forecast to hit the region on Monday.
A 72-year-old Lucerne man maintains he likes eating cats because of their taste, according to a TV documentary set to air this week on the Swiss German-language network SRF1 that underscores the fact that eating cats and dogs remains legal in Switzerland.
Picasso's former long-time lover Françoise Gilot has written a new book in which she says there are fewer rapes in France because people are less repressed and that the women smile at wolf whistlers.
The speaker of parliament, Pia Kjærsgaard, has blasted her fellow MPs for being too preoccupied with social media to pay attention to political debates.
UPDATED: A Swedish children's TV presenter left his girlfriend speechless when he asked her to marry him by organizing an electrifying flashmob to the tune of a famous Grease hit.
A football fan from Switzerland ended up living on the streets of Milan for ten years after losing his way while leaving the city’s San Siro stadium, where he had been watching his team play Inter Milan, according to a Swiss media report.
An "exceptional" rescue effort took place on a beach near the northern French port town of Calais on Monday to save four of ten whales who were found washed up on a beach by a local resident.
Norway has launched a campaign on Facebook and Twitter warning prospective refugees of the treatment they will face in the country, copying a negative advertising campaign launched in Denmark.
A 16-year-old from southwest Germany seriously injured himself as he detonated a home-made bomb on Saturday. And after inspecting his cellar, police had to evacuate his entire neighbourhood.
Almost 60 percent of Turks living in Germany voted for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP in the Turkish parliamentary elections held at the weekend.
Update: After a firestorm of controversy over anti-Semitic remarks, Freedom Party MP Susanne Winter was expelled from the party on Monday evening, after failing to resign by a deadline.
Eight staff members from a McDonald's in central France have been dismissed after their colleagues revealed they were allegedly selling drugs via the drive-through, with the cannabis cut up and bagged at the salad bar.
Norway has been ranked the world’s most prosperous country for the seventh year in a row. But the London-based institute behind the index warns it risks losing the top spot without reforms to boost jobs.
European champions Barcelona have apologised for the behaviour of their players after a number of the star-studded squad interrupted a press conference by screaming whilst dressed in Halloween costumes.
French president François Hollande arrived in China on Monday hoping to convince the world's largest polluter to support a deal at the forthcoming climate change conference in Paris.
Carlo Tavecchio, the president of the Italian Football Federation, is back under the spotlight for allegedly making discriminatory comments about Jews and gay people.
A Basel football fan ended up living on the streets of Milan for ten years after losing his way while leaving the Italian city’s San Siro stadium, where he had been watching his team play Inter Milan, according to a Swiss media report.
Italy will send 100 refugees to France and Spain this week under the European Union scheme aimed at easing the burden of the migration crisis on frontline countries.
PSG's lead at the top of Ligue already looks unassailable after a win against Rennes helped stretch the gap to 10 points. The weekend also saw wins for Marseille and Lyon, who climbed to second.
New figures show that drug-related deaths have increased dramatically over the past two years.
In this week's instalment of My Spanish career we talk to Milwaukee-born Carly Mattefs, co-founder of VIVA Innovation Academy, which organizes internship programmes within Madrid's startup ecosystem.
Two rounds of negotiations between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leaders of her two coalition partners ended on Sunday without a breakthrough as deep divisions still remain.
Tax authorities in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia may be able to take in at least €600 million after buying digital files relating to tax avoidance between 2006 and 2011, media reported on Monday.
The incoming chief executive of Norwegian telecoms company Telenor himself uncovered the suspicious information that forced the resignation of the company’s chairman on Friday, Norway’s VG newspaper has reported.
Condemning racism and police heavy-handedness, thousands of people attended a "march of dignity" rally in Paris at the weekend to mark a decade since the deaths of two youths sparked nationwide riots.
Swedish weather forecasters are predicting that some ski resorts could end up without any thick snow, as climate change affects the Nordic nation.
Japan midfielder Hiroshi Kiyotake was a key factor in Hanover 96's 2-1 comeback win at Hamburg on Sunday to escape the Bundesliga's bottom three.
Time for a getaway? The UK is just a short flight away from Sweden, and there are numerous great options for weekend away. Here are the top five.
Around 40,000 spectators, including the Royal Family, turned out on Sunday for the annual Danish autumn tradition known as the Hubertus Hunt.
Fiorentina returned to the top of the Serie A table on Sunday with an emphatic 4-1 victory over Frosinone as Napoli squandered their chance to grab pole position with a 0-0 draw at Genoa.
A tour bus apparently full of passengers from Ukraine had a serious accident in the early hours of Monday morning, according to a report in the Kurier newspaper.
UPDATED: Campaigners are gathered at a controversial camp in Malmö that has been home to hundreds of mostly Roma people, but is set to be cleared by police and local authorities.