Fifa corruption investigators will demand an extension to the eight-year bans ordered against world football leaders Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini last month, a spokesman said in Zurich on Tuesday.
Most Swiss live in urban areas but a majority would prefer to live in a village or a small town with good services and public transport, says a study by researchers who warn of the pressure this is putting on the countryside.
UPDATED: After securing the votes needed to pass controversial plan to seize migrants' valuables, the PM calls it "the most misunderstood bill in Denmark's history."
A Jewish politician who was found dead in his home in the suburbs of Paris on Tuesday was stabbed and beaten, his relatives have reportedly said.
The top Jewish leader in Marseille on Tuesday urged Jews in the southern French port city to stop wearing skullcaps "until better days" after a teacher was hurt in an anti-Semitic attack. However the country's chief rabbi told followers not to ditch the headwear.
A town in the Italian Alps was engulfed by a huge cloud of snow on Tuesday when a large avalanche careered down the side of a nearby mountain.
In a rare and controversial move, eight French workers who held their bosses captive during a labour dispute have been sentenced to a spell behind bars.
Swedish artist Zara Larsson who performed at a Stockholm teen festival at the centre of a massive police 'cover-up' scandal has slammed a debate linking sex assaults to ethnicity.
A reckless cyclist has been filmed riding 80km/hour through a tunnel in Barcelona, using the backdraft from a bus to pick up speed.
In an opinion piece that has gone viral, entrepreneur Søren Kenner has chronicled all of Denmark's problems in what has been labelled "an epic rant".
The multi-million dollar Fifa museum, the project of fallen world football chief Sepp Blatter, will open its doors on February 28th in Zurich, two days after the election of his successor, Fifa announced on Tuesday.
Police are investigating whether a three-year-old boy was raped at the Forus Akuttinnkvartering asylum centre in Stavanger.
The coalition government has come to agreement on a law which will make it easier to deport foreigners who break German law.
Are intrusive and domineering French mothers-in-law really causing splits in Franco-British couples as a report in the British media has claimed? Surely they are not that bad.
The Danish Finance Ministry has asked all public institutions to report how many flagpoles they have in a move slammed as “an idiotic bit of bureaucracy”.
Nearly 80,000 people applied for asylum in France in 2015, a rise of a fifth compared with a year earlier but far fewer than the 1.1 million requests in Germany, figures showed Tuesday.
Sweden's prime minister has become the unexpected victim of a global meme, after a lonely-looking picture from parliament went viral with the help of creative Reddit users.
A Spanish company is pioneering a "new generaton" of drones with a long-lasting device so that they can fly for six times longer than those currently on the market.
Europe must choose between its Schengen open borders and its Dublin rules on asylum procedures because the migrant crisis means the two are no longer compatible, Italy said on Tuesday.
One of the managers at iconic Swedish brand Acne has told The Local why he stripped off for a moving image which revisits a classic Rolling Stone magazine cover.
Just days after adding a Motorhead song to honour late rock legend Lemmy, the bells at Oslo's City Hall will now also ring to the tune of David Bowie's 'Changes'.
The trial over a deadly Halloween stampede in Madrid opened on Tuesday, three years after five young women were crushed at a rave party in an overcrowded stadium.
Leaders of Eastern European states opposed to Germany's open-door refugee policy have been quick to tell Germany 'we told you so' after the Cologne sexual assaults.
In a review of asylum seekers' qualifications, Austria’s Public Employment Service (AMS) has discovered that many refugees from Syria and Iran have better qualifications than out-of-work Austrians.
As the world marked the death of music legend David Bowie on Monday, some fans are struggling to come to terms with the loss of their hero, with a man from Rome setting up a petition calling on God to bring him back.
Italy said on Tuesday it was treating 15 Libyan police officers injured in a January 7th truck bombing that has been claimed by the Islamic State group.
Swiss skier Sandro Viletta, the reigning Olympic super-combined champion, has been forced to cut short his season because of a right knee injury, the Swiss federation announced on Tuesday.
UPDATED: The story of the five-year-old French boy who jumped on his bike at night to save his dad's life, took a tragic turn when three days later when the father committed suicide.
The former mayor of Marbella Julián Muñoz has pleaded guity for planning regulations and tax fraud relating to the sale and development of a property once owned by Sir Sean Connery.
A Swedish man working for a human rights group in China has been detained on suspicion of endangering state security, another advocacy organization said on Tuesday.
Football star Mario Balotelli has been the subject of some crazy stories - but perhaps nothing as gross as this.
Police are hunting for a ‘polite’ bank robber who patiently waited his turn in a queue at a Bank Austria branch in Vienna on Monday afternoon before demanding cash from the teller.
An initiative spearheaded by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) would result in up to 18,000 foreigners being expelled from Switzerland every year, opponents of the proposal say.
The iconic Spanish director's latest film is a melodrama exploring the life of one woman over three decades. Here's a sneak peek.
Swedish actress Alicia Vikander has been praised for her performance alongside Eddie Redmayne in 'The Danish Girl'. But Qatar has banned the transgender film following complaints of depravity.
A storm warning has been issued for parts of Austria this week, with rain and snow also forecast as winter returns.
Christened "the most perfect biological clock in the world", María Antonia Valea gave birth to each of her three children on a different New Year's Eve.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that a Norwegian tourist was among the victims of a suicide bombing in a popular Istanbul district on Tuesday.
Sweden's National Anti-corruption Unit (Riksenheten mot korruption) has announced it is launching an investigation into German car maker Volkswagen, which it suspects of serious fraud.
The popular Carillon bar, which was targeted in the November 13th terror attacks, is due to reopen on Wednesday two months after 15 people were gunned down outside.
A gang of burglars caught red handed when they tried to break into a pizza restaurant in central Sweden, were forced to hide in the toilet to escape "the owner's wrath".
The arrival of snow in the Alps has come as a welcome relief for holidaymakers and ski workers alike. But why did the snow come so late, and is this something that we should begin to expect in future years?
Eight of the ten people who died in a terrorist attack in Istanbul on Tuesday morning are German, the German government has confirmed.
A jury of German language scientists has selected "do-gooder" as Germany’s 'worst word of 2015'.
In an apparent bid to warn about the dangers of mass immigration and multiculturalism, Inger Støjberg told a false story about a daycare banning pork from kids’ lunches.
A Swiss consumer affairs TV programme has highlighted the challenge ski resorts in Switzerland have competing with similar resorts in neighbouring countries, such as Austria.
Austrian police have said they expect up to 6,000 refugees and migrants to cross the border from Slovenia a day, once work on a border fence has been completed by the end of January.
The head of the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) told a Swedish security conference on Monday that immigration from Muslim countries will lead to societal conflicts and the rise of far-right groups.
The man who attacked a police station in Paris last week had been previously arrested in Germany's Cologne for sexually assaulting women in a nightclub, German police said.
A lavish dinner, fireworks and special guests flown in from America: this is how 'the world’s oldest mafia boss' celebrated turning 100 in a Sicilian town near Palermo, much to the fury of the mayor.
As more details emerge about the "revolting" machete assault on a Jewish teacher in Marseille, authorities will be deeply concerned by the profile of the attacker.
The Barça star deposed eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo to take back his crown as the undisputed king of world football by lifting a record fifth Ballon d'Or on Monday.
UPDATED: A police negotiation with a man armed with a knife ended hours after he locked himself and another person in an apartment in the north of the city.
Germany is turning back a growing number of migrants at its border with Austria, Austrian authorities said Monday, in an apparent knock-on effect of Sweden and Denmark tightening frontier controls.
Newly spun off from Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari has touted its growth potential in luxury goods, yet branding experts warn expanding beyond cars could be a long and difficult slog.
Lawmakers will discuss a comprehensive immigration bill on Wednesday that includes the controversial proposal to confiscate money and valuables from refugees.
Jimmy Zhao, CEO and founder of mentoring app Lunchback, argues that the fast-paced Swedish startup community needs to learn from Chinese traditions when it comes to relationship-building.
The story of Danish transgender pioneer Lile Elbe included too much "depravity" for the powers that be in Doha.
German police said Tuesday they have arrested 211 far-right extremists who went on a rampage on the sidelines of a xenophobic rally in Leipzig, setting cars on fire and smashing windows.
A man jailed for sexual harassment would cut his trousers around the crotch area to make it easier for him to rub his genitals against women on packed Paris Metro trains.
UPDATED: An American woman whose body was found in her Florence flat was strangled, the official in charge of the murder probe said on Tuesday after a postmortem was carried out overnight.
Tougher border controls in Sweden and Denmark appear to be having a knock-on effect on other countries in Europe.
In a bid to pull in more Chinese visitors France is set to slash the time it takes to process visas.
A man's body has been found in the landing gear of a plane at Paris' Orly airport.