In the second incident of its type in the canton of Vaud in less than a week, a 40-year-old man at the weekend is believed to have stabbed his female partner to death with a kitchen knife before killing himself with the same weapon, police said on Sunday.
Swiss great Roger Federer insisted he would be 100 percent fit for the Australian Open despite suffering from a flu-like illness during the Brisbane International.
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka beat Croatian youngster Borna Coric on Sunday to capture the ATP Chennai Open for a third straight year, kicking off the new season in winning style.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been forced to modify her liberal stance toward refugees, after a spate of assaults during New Year's Eve celebrations blamed on asylum seekers.
One of Italy's top women's indoor football teams was set to defy a mafia-style threat in the heartland of the powerful 'Ndrangheta Sunday, taking to the pitch to the rallying cries of top sports figures.
Tens of thousands protested in Bilbao, northern Spain calling for the return of more than 400 prisoners linked to the Basque separatist group Eta who are being held outside the region.
Police in the northern German city of Hamburg said Sunday they have recorded 133 cases of offences including sexual assaults allegedly committed against women during New Year's celebrations.
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has summoned the German ambassador in Warsaw because of "anti-Polish comments by German politicians," the ministry said in a statement Sunday.
A smiling, educated, mother-of-four who was madly in love with her dashing husband, Princess Cristina had it all until a royal corruption scandal saw her plunge from Spanish darling to national 'baddie.'
The strongman of Switzerland's populist right, Christoph Blocher, will stand down in April, media reported on Sunday, paving the way for a complete shake-up at the top of the country's biggest party.
Pope Francis describes himself as "a sinner" in need of God's mercy, in an upcoming book where he also urges the Catholic Church to focus on its mission as a grassroots, hands-on organisation.
Several thousand people gathered in Paris Sunday in a low-key ceremony to mark a year since a million and half citizens thronged the French capital in a show of unity following jihadist attacks on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket.
A Swedish tourist wounded in an attack on an Egyptian Red Sea resort hotel has been released from hospital, medical officials said on Sunday.
Swedish police arrested a man early on Sunday as he allegedly tried to smuggle a migrant into the country aboard a rubber dinghy, the first such case since Sweden imposed systematic ID checks, police said.
UPDATED: Parts of Sweden's Stockholm-Skavsta Airport were evacuated on Sunday after traces of explosive powder were detected on a piece of luggage at the security check.
Plans by Italy's government to scrap a measure making illegal immigrants subject to a hefty fine was at the heart of a fierce debate on Saturday in a nation that has seen a huge influx of migrants.
A man who attacked a Paris police station last week had lived in a centre for asylum-seekers in Germany, German investigators say, a finding likely to fuel criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel's liberal stance towards war refugees.
Two Italians were killed on Saturday after they and another cross-country skier were hit by an avalanche in the Swiss Alps, police said.
Catalonia's separatists are set to vote in a new regional president on Sunday to push for independence from Spain, itself without a government, after the region's leader stepped aside.
Swedish music streaming leader Spotify has been hit by a new copyright lawsuit seeking $200 million, in the second such case within weeks.
Cologne police said on Saturday night that the number of cases filed over violence during New Year's festivities had reached 379, and that asylum seekers and illegal migrants made up the majority of suspects.