The Council of Europe warned Turkey against reestablishing the death penalty Sunday as Ankara stepped up its crackdown over the failed July coup by firing 10,000 more civil servants.
Alarmed by a raft of Chinese takeovers, Germany is putting the brakes on the Asian giant's shopping spree as it sends out the message that not everything is for sale -- at the risk of antagonising Beijing.
Meteorologist are convinced winter will finally be coming to Sweden this week, forecasting up to 30 centimetres of snow in some parts of the country.
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian heads to the Central African Republic on Sunday to formally end Operation Sangaris, begun three years ago to halt mass killings there but which failed to disarm militias terrorising the population.
German authorities are investigating a claim by jihadist group Islamic State to be behind the mid-October murder of a teenage boy in Hamburg, a police spokeswoman said on Sunday.
When a leading French politician said Switzerland's free ports were helping terrorists hide stolen assets, Swiss officials offered a blunt rebuke.
Pope Francis on Sunday tweeted a message encouraging people to pray that his up-coming trip to Sweden “might contribute to the unity of all Christians”.
French President Francois Hollande on Saturday urged Britain to take in 1,500 unaccompanied minors from Calais' "Jungle" as officials stepped up efforts to finish demolishing the almost-deserted migrant camp.
A French national has been remanded in custody in Senegal over charges of "insulting" Islam, judicial sources told AFP on Saturday.
The BASF chemical giant on Saturday said a firefighter injured in an explosion at its plant in western Germany earlier this month had died, pushing the death toll up to four.
Some 2,000 people on Saturday took part in the “Run for your lives” race in Örebro, where runners had to dodge hundreds of zombies lining the streets.
Italy's most powerful earthquake in 36 years stuck the country's mountainous centre Sunday, panicking shell-shocked residents for the third time in two months and flattening a world famous 600-year-old basilica.