You can now get a vaccination against the flu in pharmacies without a prescription in many Swiss cantons as health authorities aim to boost coverage of the population against a disease that causes 1,500 premature deaths in Switzerland annually.
The world's biggest banks must bolster their cash reserves by up to €1.1 trillion ($1.2 trillion) as protection against any future financial crises, an influential Basel-based advisory body said on Monday.
A shovel-wielding Frenchman has become an unwitting star of the internet after social media users took the chance to edit a photo of him wearing his underwear.
Russian athletics should be suspended from all competition, including the 2016 Olympic Games, a damning report by World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) independent commission into widespread doping and corruption urged on Monday.
Sampdoria coach Walter Zenga is on the verge of being sacked after flying to Dubai for a holiday without telling the club, reports in Italy said on Monday.
German football federation chief Wolfgang Niersbach said on Monday he was stepping down, taking "political responsibility" for graft claims related to the 2006 World Cup but admitting no personal guilt.
Germany doesn't have the capacity to house hundreds of thousands of the refugees set to arrive in the country over the remainder of the year, a study released on Monday claims.
A man who had been practicing surgery for years was fired from the hospital where he worked after it emerged that he had forged his credentials.
A bear spotted in a Swedish village in eastern Sweden over the weekend was shot dead on Monday following concerns that it could attack residents or farm animals in the area.
UPDATED: A 35-year-old Swedish woman who wrote to a newspaper to say she was so lonely she'd thought about killing herself, has stirred a debate about the difficulties of making friends in the Nordic nation.
Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan has praised Italy's economic recovery after the OECD raised its growth forecast for the economy in 2016 and 2017.
When Danish nurse Mogens Eskesen stumbled upon this precariously balanced 'floating' boulder on a recent hike, he was surprised to find no one seemed to have noticed it before.
From midnight on Monday until the end of the year France will have to use borrowed money after spending all of the €390 billion it raised through taxes, a new survey showed on Monday
A young Frenchman managed to avoid arrest after a substance which police - and presumably he himself- thought was cocaine actually turned out to be mashed potato powder.
Rob Joseph was stationed in Germany for years as a soldier in the British army. When he went home, he found himself feeling out of place – so he ended up taking an unlikely turn in his career.
A kilogram is a kilogram, right? Not in the way we measure it, say physicists in Lower Saxony – who are working on a new way to determine the mass .
A record 2,452 people applied for asylum in Norway last week, setting a new record for the second week in a row, with almost half coming over the country’s northern border with Russia.
A new poll suggests growing numbers of Swedes want their country to take in fewer migrants, as the nation continues to welcome an unprecedented influx of asylum seekers.
Police said on Monday that they're investigating possible foul play after a sea lion was found beaten to death at Dortmund Zoo.
The United Arab Emirates Air Force has announced a $1.27-billion deal with Swedish defence giant Saab to purchase two surveillance planes and upgrade two others.
An 11-year-old girl with anorexia is thought to have committed suicide, reportedly after rowing with her mother over food.
Flemming Rose announced on Monday that he will leave the newspaper that he put on the world map in 2005 by publishing 12 cartoons of the Islamic prophet.
An Italian vet, who sparked a backlash last week after a photo of him posing with a lion he killed in Tanzania emerged online, has been fired from his role at a kennel near Turin.
The Copenhagen-based Happiness Research Institute has a simple formula for increasing your happiness, social activity and concentration, but it might not be something you’re willing to do.
Nestlé's hugely popular Maggi noodles returned on Monday to shelves in India five months after the government banned them over lead levels, in one of the biggest crises to hit the Swiss food giant.
Rising numbers of Swedes are regularly sharing and viewing photos on Instagram, with new figures suggesting more than three quarters of users in the Nordic nation are now active every day.
Numerous police officers were injured on Sunday night in clashes with 200 refugees and migrants who had blocked UK-bound traffic in the northern French port of Calais.
UPDATED: Catalan MPs on Monday voted in favour of a resolution that would see the region becoming independent from Spain within just 18 months. Spain's central government will challenge the vote in court.
One of Asia’s top business schools has acquired a management school in the canton of Zurich and plans to train hundreds of Chinese managers starting later this month.
A Spanish doctor, declared legally dead in 2010, has been found living in a tent deep in the forest of Tuscany by two Italian mushroom pickers.
The leader of Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party, Heinz-Christian Strache, has said that he intends to bring a lawsuit against some members of the government for state-organized people smuggling.
France has vowed to put a "stop" to the scourge of sexual harassment on public transport by launching a new campaign. It comes not long after a survey on the subject revealed shocking responses from Parisian women.
Swedish Ericsson and US networking technology leader Cisco have teamed up to develop next-generation technology in a global partnership set to boost sales by at least a billion dollars.
A Spanish doctor, declared legally dead in 2010, has been found living in a tent deep in the forest of Maremma by two Italian mushroom pickers.
The search started afresh in Poland on Monday for a train full of gold and other valuables, which treasure hunters say the Nazis hid in a secret tunnel at the end of the Second World War.
The Austrian painter and sculptor Ernst Fuchs has died at the age of 85. Speaking to the Austria Press Agency his son, Tillmann Fuchs, said that his father died early on Monday.
For the second November weekend in a row the French were able to sunbathe on beaches and in parks as much the country enjoyed record temperatures for this time of year.
Last week NFGL students got the chance to attend a workshop with Kvinna till Kvinna, a women's rights organization. NFGL member María José Velásquez Flores talks about the experience.
Last week saw the highest number of refugees in history seeking asylum in Sweden in a seven day period according to the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket).
Authorities in Dornbirn, Vorarlberg have begun to clear an illegal Roma camp by the Ach river.
Danish passengers were facing travel chaos on Monday after German airline Lufthansa cancelled 14 flights to and from Denmark’s biggest airports as a huge strike entered its fourth day.
A 64-year-old Zurich man died after slipping on a hiking trail and falling down a steep slope in the Speer mountain area of the canton of Saint Gallen on Sunday, police said.
France's former first lady Valerie Trierweiler took another swipe her at her ex-partner François Hollande on Sunday by tweeting out a picture of herself wearing a T-shirt with a special message for the president.
UPDATED: Catalonia's regional parliament kicked off a hugely anticipated debate on Monday that will culminate with a vote on whether to launch a secession process, in its latest showdown with the central government of Spain in Madrid.
Critics accused Germany's interior minister of trying to overthrow the government at the weekend after he announced a U-turn on refugee policy without the knowledge of his seniors.
Across Italy, hundreds of towns are struggling to survive amid a dwindling population. But in Satriano, a town in Calabria, refugees are bringing in new life, as the Italian journalist Simone d'Antonio discovers.
The action in Ligue 1 this weekend saw Lyon beat bitter rivals Saint-Etienne in the Rhône-Alpes derby and PSG extend their unbeaten start to the season that maintains their ten point lead at the top.
Germany's intelligence agency eavesdropped on many of the country's closest European allies, including Denmark, according to new reports.
Fiorentina retained their grip on top spot in Serie A on Sunday with a 2-0 victory at Sampdoria while Roma beat derby rivals Lazio by the same scoreline to maintain their title challenge.
As ministers from 60 countries meet in Paris for pre-Cop 21 summit talks on climate change on Monday, the French Foreign Minister warned that "life on our planet is at stake".
Germany's biggest airline Lufthansa faces more aviation chaos Monday, cancelling more than 900 domestic and European flights as cabin crew said they would resume a strike in a battle over cost cuts.
Italy's billionaire former premier Silvio Berlusconi lashed out at the European Union on Sunday as he appealed to the populist right and called for "less Europe" at a Northern League party rally.
A fire that led to the evacuation of more than 100 residents in the Copenhagen suburb of Hillerød developed into a dramatic police chase in the early hours of Monday.
Swedish passengers were facing travel chaos on Monday after German airline Lufthansa cancelled dozens of flights to and from Sweden's biggest airports as a huge strike entered its fourth day.
If you haven't got your health, you haven't got anything, they say. That’s why it's critical to secure your peace of mind – and health of body – when you've relocated to a new country. But one size doesn't fit all, so how do you choose?
A unique Patek Philippe stainless steel watch fetched a record $7.3 million when it went under the hammer in Geneva over the weekend, with the proceeds going to charity, the Phillips auction house said.
Asylum seekers travelling to Scandinavia are finding chillier welcomes as their numbers surge and far-right parties increasingly assert their influence on immigration policy, analysts have said.
Diego de Jódar Montesinos, 35, left his home and company in Madrid for Stockholm on a whim, but since setting up a successful app to help combat the city’s housing crisis, he hasn’t looked back.
A parcel-opening mishap will force midfielder Leon Andreasen out of the play-offs.