Merkel has obtained a fresh commitment from Turkey to do more - but will it be fulfilled?
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström on Friday has condemned China's detention of two Swedish nationals as "unacceptable".
If there's a time you shouldn't report a lost item, this is probably it.
A Swedish project to help rescue refugees stranded in the Mediterranean has saved 1000 lives since October, the organisation leading the initiative revealed on Friday.
An unprecedented study has revealed where in Paris most rapes take place and who is likely to commit the crime, although some say the figures don't add up.
A Swiss cleaning firm working as contractors for McDonald's promised refugees work permits if they worked for nothing for three months.
“Weapon deliveries are a subsidy for the Peshmerga, so that they can finance their trips to Europe,” one German politician claimed.
Some participants left in tears, but the organizers reminded them that "what refugees deal with in reality is much worse".
A man identified as Zakaria J becomes the 11th Belgian national to be charged over the Paris terror attacks.
A man accused of hitting a mother in front of her two toddlers at Stockholm's Gamla Stan subway station because she tried to stop him from pickpocketing has been arrested.
Spain loves its olives, but rising prices mean they are now rich pickings for thieves.
Sorry Monsieur le Mayor but we are going to have to double your salary and there's nothing you can do about it. C'est la vie.
The first German feature-length biopic on the Jewish teenage diarist Anne Frank will premiere next month at the 66th Berlin film festival, organisers said Friday.
The illegal immigrant didn't think twice about taking on the knife-wielding Italian.
The network allegedly made millions selling fake Prada products via China.
Super-G win gives Norway an unprecedented 13 wins in 20 World Cup races.
Norway hopes the site of a national tragedy can teach future generations about the country's best values.
The man who used a snow blower to plough a massive member into a Gothenburg field earlier this week has spoken to The Local, as his home video of the event goes viral.
US Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for a 30-percent increase in humanitarian funding from the United Nations for refugees.
The leader of Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, has proposed forming a government with the Socialists.
Did you know that Stockholm is home to what is commonly called the world’s longest art gallery? Deep under the earth, the Stockholm metro stations host a diverse spectrum of art and sculptures. This week new additions were announced.
The French military has listed seven landmarks in France - including one airport - that they believe are probable targets for a "coordinated" terror attack, based on intelligence.
The Chief Financial Officer of Turin's transport authority, GTT, was fired on Thursday, after it emerged she allegedly spend thousands of euros of the company's cash on luxury goods.
An Irishman, who was dressed as a ballerina, suffered a rather embarrassing end to his stag night.
Citing the “dangers and disadvantages” of cash, DNB Bank has called for it to be completely phased out.
Forget prison or a hefty fine, one Spaniard has been ordered by a judge “to take part in police line-ups” after being found guilty of traffic offences.
Vienna's decision to cap its asylum seeker intake serves as a "wake-up call" to push Europe to find a common solution to resolve its migrant crisis, Austria's foreign minister said Friday.
Fans of recently-deceased British pop star David Bowie have left a touching tribute in a Berlin park, using a frozen-over pond as the canvas for their own work of art.
After 22 sessions of radiotherapy the shocking error was only picked up when the husband noticed the side-effects on the other breast.
A new television programme that will follow wannabe nuns into Spanish convents could have divine inspiration.
Police union GdP warned on Friday that overstretched federal officers can't keep up controls on Germany's southern borders indefinitely.
UPDATED: Flights to and from Landvetter airport in Gothenburg are running again after a false bomb alert on a plane heading to Sweden from the UK.
An afternoon walk almost turned to tragedy on Thursday when a rider fell from his horse, causing the animal to slip into the Rhône.
An armed man was shot by police in a supermarket in northern France after he took a woman hostage on Thursday night, according to reports.
Stray bullets, cocaine and cannabis. Not all of the soldiers on security detail during the World Economic Forum this week have had their eyes on the ball.
City authorities and local organizers held a heated debate on Thursday evening about plans to transform Berlin's defunct Tempelhof airport grounds into a refugee facility for 7,000 people - which would make it the largest such centre in the country.
Roger Federer swept past Grigor Dimitrov to bring up 300 Grand Slam match wins and safely reach the fourth round at the Australian Open on Friday.
Slovenia said Thursday it would restrict the entrance of migrants across its Schengen border with Croatia allowing in only those seeking asylum in Austria or Germany.
Residents of an apartment building in Rome were astonishingly unscathed after the top three floors of their building, close to the Stadio Olimpico in the Flaminio area, collapsed in the early hours of Friday morning.
A government directive to public institutions to report their number of flagpoles led to mass confusion and more than just a bit of derision earlier this month, but now the prime minister has offered an explanation.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has given a huge mea culpa in the form of a new book in which he apologizes for a few notorious incidents, including an infamous run in with a farmer.
Radiohead will play its long-awaited new album in June when the experimental rockers headline Primavera Sound in Barcelona.
A wreck found at the bottom of the sea off England has been identified as a long-lost German submarine from the First World War, an energy company announced on Thursday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will press Turkey to step up to its "key role" in stemming the flow of migrants to Europe, when she hosts Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu for talks Friday.
Italy's banks rebounded on Thursday after the government moved to reassure investors there was no justification for three days of panic selling linked to a toxic loan crisis.
New data shows that the number of asylum claims in the Nordic countries have fallen sharply after border controls were introduced, according to the migration agencies of the various countries.
Three primary schools in Milan have been forced to spruce-up their school dinner menu following a protest by schoolchildren over bad pizza.
World number one Novak Djokovic faces his toughest test at the Australian Open so far on Friday when he takes on Italian Andreas Seppi, who stunned Roger Federer at the same stage last year.
Photo identification checks introduced for people travelling between Denmark and southern Sweden and Denmark by train earlier this month are costing millions of kroner a week.
Whether it's first aid or technology, Parisians are making sure they are ready if terrorists strike their city again.
An Iraqi man who was wrongly accused of plotting a terror attack in Sweden is demanding one million kronor in compensation after he was briefly arrested last year following a high-profile manhunt.
A landmark court ruling could pave the way for many more refugees camped out in Calais to cross the Channel to the UK and claim asylum there.
An interrogation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation could be delayed further after Swedish and Ecuadoran prosecutors clashed on who should be doing the questioning.
Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen has claimed that a bill allowing police to seize asylum seekers’ valuables has been highly misunderstood and his spokesman went on CNN to deny that police will be “taking jewels away from them”. How true are those claims?
Set to testify before parliament on the efficiency of Sweden's new refugee ID checks, the head of the Swedish Migration Agency was turned away by guards unable to verify his own identification.
A nation obsessed with cakes in all its forms, Sweden is particularly fond of 'kladdkaka' – a type of gooey chocolate mud cake which literally means 'sticky cake'