General Electric on Wednesday announced plans to shed 1,300 jobs in Switzerland as part of an overall plan to cut 6,500 positions across Europe after acquiring the energy business of French company Alstom for $10.3 billion last year.
Spain's parliament was filled with new faces - and the star of the show was still in nappies.
The trial in South Africa of a Danish man accused of mutilating women and storing pieces of their genitals in his freezer was deferred on Wednesday until next month, the prosecution said.
A second teenage pupil of a school in Lyon has been confirmed dead after an avalanche in the French Alps, which also killed a Ukrainian skier.
An offer Spaniards can't resist? British restaurant chain Bella Italia is on the hunt for fresh talent for its Italian kitchens - but from Spain.
A video of Swedes struggling to cope with the cold snap was making the rounds online on Wednesday, as temperatures were expected to drop to -20C in the capital by the weekend.
A 3,500-year-old settlement has been unearthed near an ancient Roman city in northeast Italy.
A bar owner in Austria has banned "all asylum seekers" after alleged attacks on guests, sparking strong criticism from human rights groups.
Authorities in the northern French port of Calais were struggling to move hundreds of migrants into refitted shipping containers on Wednesday ahead of plans to bulldoze part of the notorious "Jungle" camp.
Federal prosecutors said on Wednesday that they will bring charges against four neo-Nazis who planned to attack "Salafists and asylum-seekers" with improvised bombs.
When a Barcelona taxi driver was stabbed and the money he had saved up to visit his sick mother in Pakistan stolen, strangers stepped in and came to the rescue.
Chancellor Angela Merkel overstepped her constitutional powers by letting over a million refugees into the country, one of Germany’s most senior former judges has said.
The French government on Wednesday rejected criticism from Europe's top human rights watchdog that it was "ethnically profiling" suspects as part of the state of emergency imposed after the November attacks in Paris.
Sweden's state prosecutor's office said on Wednesday that it had formally asked Ecuador for permission to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation.
After a mild winter so far the mercury is starting to dip in France and the real winter spell should arrive by the weekend. And Paris might even get some snow.
India's top court on Wednesday granted an Italian marine detained over the killing of two fishermen another three months at home to recover from a medical condition, amid a diplomatic row over the case.
The government on Wednesday extended border checks through February 3 but warned the measures will stay in place “until it is no longer necessary”.
Italian police are hoping DNA traces recovered from the Florence flat of slain American Ashley Olsen will help them find a killer she reportedly had sex with before her death.
Paris authorities have raided apartments across the capital in an effort to get tough on Airbnb hosts who aren't playing by the rules.
Norwegian company Statkraft has said it is dropping plans to build a $1.5 billion hydropower plant in Nepal, citing bureaucratic hurdles and political instability in the troubled Himalayan nation.
After donating blood, a 25-year-old Austrian has discovered that the woman she grew up believing was her mother is not actually related to her, and that she must have been switched at birth with another baby.
Jewish leaders in France and members of the community insist they should not give in to fear and stop wearing the kippah after a machete attack on a teacher.
Smugglers used false bottoms to transport hashish from Morocco to Spain but in the end they weren't able to elude Spanish police.
Italy’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday it is investigating the death of a 19-year-old during an abortion at a hospital in Naples.
Introducing Sweden's most independent cat. Sessan, who went missing in 2004, has just been found by her owner, after forging a new life by a recycling station.
Military historian Robin Schäfer explains why he and thousands of German families are horrified by a British TV show promoting the looting of German war graves - exactly as happened to his own great-uncle's remains.
T"here is no place in the French Republic for groups which provoke hate", the government has said.
Migrants arriving in Germany from North Africa are disproportionately likely to commit crime, police figures show - but deporting them isn’t always straightforward.
Fifa has fired secretary general Jérôme Valcke, who is under investigation for misconduct, world football's governing body said on Wednesday.
Thousands of refugees and migrants who crossed into Norway from Russia by bicycle will be sent back the same way they came, immigration authorities say.
Police are investigating allegations that the radical left party has been illegally financed with money from the Iranian regime.
Swedish police were faced with a tough nut to crack on Wednesday after officers pulled over a car with two men – only to find 250 kilo of presumably stolen cashew nuts inside.
Pretty as they may be, experts warn that higher temperatures in Spain this winter have caused the almond trees to bloom too soon.
A new sports club which listed murdered Swedish women on its flyers and suggested that the victims might have survived if they'd learned karate skills is facing a backlash.
Ten Venstre members warned that their party leadership's plans to seize refugee valuables violate "proper policy and humanity" and damage Denmark's international reputation.
The Norwegian Armed Forces (Forsvaret) will not make any formal rule changes despite a female soldier’s complaint that she was made to bathe nude alongside 30 male soldiers.
A former player for Switzerland’s under-20 football team was caught stealing a gold ingot worth 9,000 francs ($8,950) from a precious metals shop in the canton of Aargau, according to media reports on Wednesday.
A boy wearing a hooded top and playing with a toy gun in a public garden in Verona sent jitters among those living in the area.
A man has admitted to shooting and killing an 11-year-old girl out of “anger” as she was celebrating New Year with friends in northern Bavaria.
Menstruation in Italy doesn't come cheap. In fact, Italian women pay 22 percent in tax on every box of tampons they buy.
Germany's federal states should immediately deport the roughly 1,000 asylum seekers whose applications are rejected each day, a key figure in Chancellor Angela Merkel's party said on Wednesday.
Women in at least three Danish cities have reported being harassed by refugees who they say are making them feel very uncomfortable when out at night.
The number of weapons permits issued in Vienna and Styria for pistols and revolvers has multiplied in recent months, a trend which is seen to have taken off after the terror attacks in Paris and in the wake of the increasing number of migrants and refugees entering Austria.
Eurotunnel has opened the floodgates to create a water barrier around the access to its train terminal in a bid to keep refugees out.
Spain's parliament will today be filled with new faces as lawmakers take their seats following an inconclusive general election.
UPDATED: The German government says that ten Germans have fallen victim to the terrorist attack in Istanbul on Tuesday, after two succumbed to their injuries in hospital.
Carles Puigdemont has been tasked with leading the northeastern region to independence from Spain within 18 months.
UPDATED: Sweden's political parties need to pull together to tackle the nation's housing crisis, rather than keep rowing about it, the country's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has said.
The federal government on Tuesday launched its campaign against an initiative aimed at banning speculation in the trading of basic food commodities in Switzerland.
Toymaker Lego will no longer ask what its bricks will be used for when making bulk sales, the company said, after facing criticism for refusing to sell to controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
Italy's health ministry said on Tuesday that probes into a spate of women dying in childbirth had uncovered issues in the handling of three fatal cases, but stopped short of suggesting lives might have been saved.
Authorities in the German city of Cologne said Tuesday that the number of criminal complaints arising from a rash of violence targeting women on New Year's Eve had risen to 561.
Belgian police have found three safehouses that were used by suspects before they carried out the terror attacks in Paris, prosecutors said on Wednesday.
For just €2 million you can become the proud owner of the yacht of iconic British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, which has gone on sale in France.
UPDATED: Chinese authorities are holding a Swedish citizen on suspicion of endangering national security, Beijing confirmed on Wednesday, as it appeared he had been caught up in a crackdown on human rights lawyers.
UPDATED: Israel has said Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström is no longer welcome in the country after she called for investigations into the killing of Palestinians by the Israeli army in recent months.
A European human rights chief believes France's ongoing state of emergency could represent a threat to democracy.
If you're a foreigner who's got used to living life "the Swedish way", or a Swede who's moved abroad, common conversations with locals in other countries can end up feeling rather strange.