After a perfect storm of elements combining candid childhood photos, Facebook and a generational dispute between family members led to the story of an alleged court case going viral, doubts have been raised by several investigators over the veracity of the original story.
Love it or hate it, France's hunting season has begun. Here's what you need to know.
The 22-year-old who is supposed to be studying in Valencia has been told she cannot come to classes without first removing her headscarf.
Sweden’s public service TV company is making its children’s shows less sexist - by changing the sex of trucks and planes.
A report presented by the OECD in Berlin on Thursday gave Germany good marks in comparison with other countries for its educational standards, but there were still some negative headlines.
Deutsche Bahn is increasing measures to protect its employees from hate, and violence.
Yoga has led to fewer conflicts and improved behaviour at Swedish prisons, according to a new study.
Officials in the capital city are considering a suggestion to build a magnetic levitation - or maglev - train to the long-delayed new BER airport.
Fancy getting a sneak peek behind the usually closed doors at the Elysée Palace or the world's oldest basketball court?
The woman was four times over the drink drive limit when the accident happened on Mallorca, authorities said.
Yahya Hassan, the 20-year-old celebrity poet and one-time political candidate, was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Friday for shooting a 17-year-old in the foot.
Is it a birdie? Is it an eagle? No, it's a fox!
We can take the lead on European defence, but we won't do it alone, says French President Francois Hollande.
Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn has sought to clarify a recent controversial statement he made during a church festival, in which he suggested that Europe risks falling victim to an “Islamic conquest”.
"So should we chase the criminals by Metro or Velib?" ask irate police.
The man had collapsed in his Alicante apartment and spent days without food and water.
Turkish authorities detained four people as part of an investigation into a possible threat to the German and British embassies, Turkish state-run media reported on Friday.
A pair of red-faced lovers have ended up in hospital after engaging in some frisky foreplay whilst driving through the Waldviertel - and crashing their car.
Conscripts would learn to "get up early, respect discipline and even speak French".
The happiest people amongst the happiest people.
The woman had been on honeymoon on the Indonesian holiday islan with her husband.
Police in the town of Klosterneuburg , just north of Vienna, are investigating a mysterious spray painter who has been turning the town’s fire hydrants gold.
An Austrian publisher has said it will withdraw a newly printed school book that lists Alexander Van der Bellen as the country's current president.
Cannabis is only allowed in Germany for select cases of serious illness, but this year the amount of legally-bought weed has shot up as politicians hope to pass a medical marijuana law.
Forty new high-speed trains are soon to hit the tracks in France, and they look pretty impressive indeed.
The undetonated shell was too old for bomb technicians to move.
Carlo Azeglio Ciampi was president, prime minister and governor of the central bank - and was instrumental in getting Italy to join the euro.
Integration minister says there will be no ban unless the Labour Party clarifies its stance.
In a representative survey of German citizens, 47 percent named one country as particularly close to their hearts. The second favourite was behind by a country mile.
The Frenchwoman claimed there was a bomb at the airport in an act of revenge against her husband's lover.
Scammers have been cashing in on last month’s Italian earthquake by selling t-shirts and falsely claiming that the proceeds would be donated to helping people stricken by the disaster, which killed 291 people.
Directors at the Paris Opera might have to walk home in future.
Could this move in southern France be a glimpse into the future of life at all French schools?
Only one percent of the 15,000 refugees the country committed to take in as part of an EU redistribution plan have arrived.
While visitors are getting ready to raise their beer glasses, police at the world's biggest beer festival are stepping up security.
Violence broke out this week between refugees and members of the far-right scene in Bautzen, Saxony. Now local officials have imposed restrictions on the young refugees living there.
Should it be easier for third generation immigrants – the grandchildren of foreigners residing in Switzerland – to obtain Swiss citizenship?
Sweden's Svea Court of Appeals has upheld an arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation dating back to 2010.
At least nine people have been injured after a gas explosion in a building in Dijon, central France.
WikiLeaks has released medical records claiming its founder Julian Assange's mental health is at risk if he remains in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
The top boss of Sweden's Migration Agency resigned on Friday, a year after last autumn's refugee crisis.
Migrant vessels should be turned back towards Libya to take the heat off Italy, British foreign minister Boris Johnson has said.
Foreign spies were present at an international military exercise in the south of Sweden last month, according to the country’s armed forces.
Police in Paris carry out latest in many operations to clear migrant camps that have sprung up in the city.
A total of seven men including four police officers allegedly stole cannabis resin from drug traffickers to sell it themselves.
Victims of abusive work placements have hailed a “historic” decision after parliament voted to award them compensation for their suffering.
One of the worst results since 1999.
One year ago, Volkswagen's cheating on emissions tests for millions of its diesel cars erupted into public view, leaving the mammoth carmaker battling an unprecedented crisis.
European traders are exploiting weak African fuel standards by selling toxic diesel and gasoline across the continent, a campaign group has said.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has been asking celebrities, including Meryl Streep, to back his new plan to give unions more influence in global companies. But the endorsements aren't coming.
The US defence giant accused the Danish government of overseeing a "fundamentally flawed" process.
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Five men have been handed jail sentences for a beach brawl that highlighted and heightened inter-community tensions on France's "island of beauty".
Denmark's state-controlled Dong Energy says it's was "ready to answer any questions" about claims the government sold a partial stake in the group to the US investment bank too cheaply.
Cheese marinated in brandy with vanilla. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local.