Federal authorities have backed down from a decision ordering Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to remove some of the tactile floor lines installed to guide the blind in Zurich’s underground train station.
After record price hikes last year, some property experts argued the market would cool in 2016. But new figures released on Monday suggest that Swedes hoping to barter for a bargain with sellers could struggle.
Authorities in a small town in Campania have riled residents after agreeing to spend a whopping €150 million - on building a statue in honour of the Italian saint, Padre Pio, that will be even bigger than the Statue of Liberty.
US vice-president Joe Biden arrived in Zurich on Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum, which kicks off in Davos on Tuesday.
A man has been arrested in Morocco after he was found to have direct ties to the jihadists behind the November terror attacks in Paris.
The refugee crisis will be the focus of a summit on Wednesday when Austrian state governors and leaders of the federal government meet in Vienna.
A group of ten far right demonstrators were brutally attacked on their way back from a protest on Saturday, with one rushed to hospital for a life-saving operation.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested in Vienna on suspicion of murdering a 72-year-old woman in her apartment in Favoriten after he flew into a violent rage when she asked him to stop smoking in a communal stairwell.
Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday he hoped a new government is formed "as soon as possible", warning political uncertainty threatens to derail the economy.
UPDATED: Six French Foreign Legionnaires were killed from an avalanche that hit during a training exercise in the French Alps, the second mountain tragedy in France in less than a week.
Sicily might be famous for sun and sandy beaches, but on Monday morning residents awoke to the sight of the island covered in snow.
It is Blue Monday, the third Monday in January which is heralded as being the most depressing day of the year. Here's ten ways you can boost your mood.
After growing reports of male refugees and asylum centres harassing female guests, several nightclubs are now requiring that all patrons be able to speak Danish, English or German in order to come in.
The first suspect connected to the mass sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year's Eve has been arrested, prosecutors said on Monday.
China National Chemical Corp. on Monday said it had bought a 12 percent stake in Swiss energy and commodities trader Mercuria, the second overseas investment by the Chinese state giant in a week.
A penis drawn on a frozen moat in western Sweden has created problems for city park officials.
A Swedish Nazi group tried to block the entrances to two schools in central Sweden on Monday, with tape featuring their logo.
Not that into French TV? Well here are 10 "Made in France" series you definitely should dedicate some time to.
One of the world's rarest atlases had unknowingly been hidden away in the National Library of Norway for six decades before a reference librarian and his fellow map aficionados on Reddit uncovered the truth.
The case of a woman who was not allowed to enter a Sparkasse bank branch because of her face-covering niqab has sparked debate in western Germany.
A 24-year-old man who spent time in Syria is allegedly a "friend" of the 15-year-old girl arrested last week on terror charges.
A twelve-year-old girl is in a critical condition after jumped from the second-floor window of her home in the northern Italian city of Pordenone.
Although not bathed in Mallorca's light, a London gallery has recreated in minute detail the Mediterranean sunshine island studio of Spanish painter Joan Miró.
Spain's Supreme Court has ruled that drinking in a lap-dancing club while on duty and in uniform is not suitable conduct for a policeman.
A group of asylum seekers, including children, have started a hunger strike in Finnmark.
A 95-year-old former medic at the Auschwitz death camp will go on trial next month on at least 3,681 counts of accessory to murder, German authorities said Monday.
A new elementary school in central France will be named after two sisters who were killed in the November 13th attacks.
Grand Slam record-holder Roger Federer gave himself a confidence boost in taking just 72 minutes to win his opening match at the Australian Open tennis tournament, breezing past Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili in straight sets on Monday.
There is no reason to stop medicine trials in France, the country's health minister said Monday, despite the death of a man during testing for a new drug.
Advocates for the blind are crying foul after federal officials ordered the removal of certain tactile floor guides in Zurich’s new underground train station.
What goes splash, scratch and squeak in the night? A huge rat trying to climb up your toilet. The nasty visitor gave a Swedish woman in Gothenburg the shock of a lifetime.
Germany’s Vice-Chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, has threatened to withdraw aid from north African countries if they don’t cooperate on taking back rejected asylum seekers.
UPDATED: Emergency exits on some of Gothenburg's iconic trams don't work, the company that runs them has admitted to The Local.
Betting syndicates in northern Italy and Sicily allegedly made hundreds of thousands of euros through match-fixing at top tier tennis tournaments.
Horsemen ride at full speed through raging bonfires in one of Spain's most dangerous festivals.
French President Francois Hollande pledged on Monday to spend more than €2 billion ($2.2 billion) to fight unemployment. Here's what he proposes.
City authorities in Stuttgart called on citizens to leave their car at home on Monday, as a fine particle pollution alarm was issued for the first time ever in a large German city.
Madrid airport security got a surprise this week when they discovered Chinese passengers hiding a cargo of live eels.
A massive cleaning effort of the Paris Canal Saint-Martin has unveiled 98 Velib' bikes so far, most of which are destined for the scrapyard.
The richest one percent of the world's population now own more than the rest of us combined, aid group Oxfam said Monday, on the eve of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
Three Spaniards held on suspicion of 'people trafficking' for their work saving refugees in Greece have been released.
The region of Molise, in south-central Italy, has been hit by more than 50 small earthquakes over the last five days, causing panic and misery for inhabitants in around its capital, Campobasso.
Odense Zoo dissected a lion and an antelope over the weekend – this time without the international outrage that surrounded a similar event just months ago.
A French union head is asking whether jihadists were behind the attempted murder of two prison guards in the suburbs of Paris.
Bitterly cold weather in parts of Switzerland led to disruptions in rail traffic on the national network, Swiss Federal Railways SBB) said on Monday.
A Turkish court on Sunday charged ten people over the suicide bombing in the heart of Istanbul's tourist district that killed ten Germans, media reported.
If today’s current low oil prices don’t rise again, two thirds of Norway’s estimated oil wealth will disappear, a new analysis shows.
Around 300 French police officers took part in a raid on a travellers camp in the south east of France on Monday to find those responsible for recent riots.
Dogs, cats, rabbits and even iguanas, were welcomed into Spanish churches on Sunday for a blessing on the Day of Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has defended his foreign minister Margot Wallström after she faced criticism for accepting an apartment from Sweden's biggest trade union in the midst of a housing shortage.
A nine-year-old Italian boy was among the 28 people killed when extremists attacked a hotel and café in Burkina Faso on Friday, according to Italian media reports.
Edel Puntonet from Cuba is the founder of photo company EdelPhoto, the winner of two awards, after building his career in Umeå in northern Sweden over the past eight years.
A 14-year-old boy was killed by an avalanche in Tyrol on Sunday afternoon. The teenager, a Russian citizen, was part of a ski tour group from Bavaria who were skiing off piste in the Hochzillertal area.
UPDATED: Weather warnings for snow and ice were in place for 13 départements across the France on Monday morning as the icy spell continues.
Two Danish citizens were freed on Sunday after having been arrested by Greek authorities on the island of Lesbos.
Sweden's largest sex education campaign group wants to launch a training programme for young refugee boys arriving in the Nordic nation, including gay rights and gender equality.
An artist with a record for naked stunts struck once again at Paris's Musee d'Orsay on Sunday.
A seething mass of larvae in the kitchen is not everyone's cup of tea, particularly for squeamish Westerners. But for two young Austrian entrepreneurs, it's a food revolution that can help save the planet.
UPDATED: A volunteer has died after a taking part in a French drugs trial that had left him brain-dead and three others in a serious condition.