According to media reports, three foreigners, including two Austrians, were killed in the plane crash in Pakistan on Wednesday.
Like Frank Sinatra during his extended swansong, Matteo Renzi is saying farewell with no intention of going anywhere.
Matteo Renzi bowed out as Italian prime minister on Wednesday with a combination of jokes, regrets and a strong hint that he wants to lead his party into an early election battle.
After an almighty effort, a red squirrel has been freed from a manhole cover after its hefty hips got it into a spot of bother.
Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Wednesday that Germany's record refugee influx last year had not led to a surge in violent crime, amid a rash of headline-grabbing cases.
There are almost as many bikes as people in Germany. That doesn't mean Germans follow basic road safety - like wearing a helmet. But is that such a problem?
Ever thought the bank charges in France were steep? Well they are going to get steeper.
New numbers from EU stats office Eurostat suggest the Swedes aren't so keen on smoking compared to their European neighbours.
Germans picked a new company as the best place to work as last year's winner plummeted down the chart.
Europe's busiest rail station hit by transport chaos as all train services, including the Eurostar, are suspended.
The Cambridge University PhD student disappeared in Cairo in January, and his body was later found bearing signs of torture.
The PM had been expected to stay on until Friday.
A clinic in the south of the country hopes that its new penis measuring tape will convince more young men to visit.
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Renzi had been asked to stay on until the budget was adopted in order to avoid immediate instability.
The controversial opera is being performed in its original version for the first time since its 1904 premiere.
Three teenage boys went on trial in Germany Wednesday, accused of a jihadist bomb attack on an Indian wedding that left a Sikh priest badly wounded.
The Swedish furniture giant has announced a record annual net profit for its fiscal year 2015-16.
Roughly three fourths of the asylum applicants who have had their age questioned were determined to be over 18.
Spain's sports minister said he was "surprised" by a Spanish judge's decision to seek a gag order on 12 European media outlets that alleged massive football fraud, saying it would "have no effect."
Will Italy have early elections, and what will become of the defeated Renzi?
Ikea has promised to redesign its labelling for baby changing facilities at stores across Spain after accusations of “sexism”.
A 95-year-old co-founder of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has been to every single one of the party's conferences - and one party leader sticks out for him above the rest.
A fisherman has described how he rescued a man and his son who spent seven hours in the chilly waters of Lake Constance after their boat capsized.
The WikiLeaks founder has released a 19 page document detailing the statements he gave to an Ecuadoran prosecutor over a Swedish rape allegation.
The designated justice minister for Berlin is pushing to punish fare-dodgers with social work rather than jail time, local media reported this week.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it's a skydiving Santa Claus.
The 2016 Euro Heart Index paints a positive picture of cardiovascular care in the Nordic nation.
On the 12th day of Christmas, my Swede gave to me... these 12 incredible gingerbread houses.
With levels of air pollution in Paris the worst in ten years there are steps people can take to minimize the potentially harmful impact of the dirty air.
A global education survey has highlighted gender and regional disparities in the Italian education system.
Doris Leuthard is to be Switzerland’s president in 2017.
Paris is having a few very bad air days.
A Copenhagen-based environmental economist accuses Denmark of neglecting scientific advice and undermining efforts to combat overfishing.
On the arid, wind-swept plateau of central Spain, saffron producers are reaping the benefits of a return to favour of the precious spice introduced by Arabs in the Middle Ages.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU party voted on Wednesday that they wanted to require children born in Germany to foreign parents to choose a nationality.
Spanish police busted an international drug smuggling ring, arresting 24 people and seizing 2,575 kg of cocaine on a fishing boat in the Mediterranean.
And lucky you, if you work at Microsoft.
Some are calling it 'Venexit', as the vote could be the first step towards a referendum on independence for the northern region.
'Freezing rain' is about as pleasant as it sounds.
A 15-year-old ethnic Norwegian boy has confessed to Monday’s double murder at a primary school in Kristiansand.
The Danish band Lukas Graham, fronted by singer Lukas Forchhammer, will go head-to-head with musical titans like Beyonce and Adele at the 59th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles next year.
Conan O'Brien definitely isn't the worst of US late night show hosts. So why did he release a teaser for his upcoming Berlin special that gets Germany so painfully wrong?
Rescue vessels picked up 64 migrants including 11 women and two children on Tuesday on two boats adrift for a day between Morocco and Spain, the latest such operation, officials said.
Bird flu cases are spreading in France and authorities aren't taking any chances.
Reporters without Borders has condemned a Swiss court’s decision to convict a journalist of electoral fraud after he voted twice in order to prove failures in the system.
Real Madrid has launched a staunch defence of star forward Cristiano Ronaldo, demanding respect for the three-time World Player of the Year amid allegations he hid millions of euros earned from image rights in tax havens.
Well, one loser and several would-be winners...
Obama has been one of Renzi's key allies throughout his time in office.
The vote will then set the wheels in motion for Renzi to officially resign and a new prime minister to be chosen.
A Norwegian man has died from the injuries he sustained in an elephant attack during a safari in Malawi.
Voters in deindustrialised eastern France echo the sentiments of those in the "Trumplands" of the US.
Train services between the centre of Paris and the city's main airport were still not running on Wednesday morning.
The 43-year-old officer who was shot at the Copenhagen Vestegn Police station in the western suburb of Albertslund on Tuesday morning has died.
Parisians were once again enjoying free public transport for the second day due to a pollution spike. The downside was the smog over the city.
More than 10,000 reindeer have died in traffic accidents in five years, report Sami media.
Five teenage boys, aged 16-17, are set to face trial over the alleged rape of a child.
British writer Clement Boateng loves his new life in Sweden. He just wishes someone had warned him about these ten things first...