France has sought Russian backing to allow international observers to be deployed to Aleppo and urgent deliveries of humanitarian aid.
Gazing upward to take in the majesty of the Eiffel Tower, visitors to Paris may be astonished to learn that a vicious war, pitting Man against Rat, is unfolding at their feet.
Plans to expand Scandinavia's busiest airport could create more than a dozen new long-haul routes for Danes and southern Swedes.
A few weeks ago an Afghan man flew into Frankfurt Airport with his family and applied for asylum. An investigation revealed he was in fact a senior member of the Taliban, Spiegel reports.
Should students be praised or punished for making a profit on the playground?
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has performed so well that he has made himself virtually undroppable this season according to manager José Mourinho.
OPINION: Why, oh why are we still getting excited about Miss France?
At Christmas time, there's no place in Rome.
They aren’t supposed to talk to the press, or German authorities, but Berliners employed to delete content on Facebook have told the Süddeutsche Zeitung about their traumatizing work.
The weather forecast you've been waiting for.
Do Parisians care?
Give a little piece of Switzerland to your family and friends.
Stockholm is becoming a more and more popular place for international film production. Here's why.
Hygge was a contender for the English word of the year, but what was the Danish word that best captured the spirit of 2016?
All-day schooling is not a given in Germany. Except at Phorms. Find out how they go the extra mile to provide revolutionary education and support for their students.
A 48-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday at the Christmas market on Vienna’s Rathausplatz after witnesses heard him saying he had a bomb.
Early signs suggest the fire was no accident.
Bittersweet comedy Toni Erdmann has been put on the shortlist for the best foreign language film at the 2017 Oscars - the latest recognition for the German film.
Olympic biathlon champion Martin Fourcade of France has threatened to lead a boycott of the sport's World Cup series unless the international federation takes tough action against Russian doping.
The populist party, currently neck-and-neck with the Democrats in the polls, suffered a setback when the Rome mayor's top aide was arrested over corruption.
Looking to get into some current French-language music? Well, here are eight great acts to choose from, writes Emily Handley.
A public bath in Malmö will soon permit mixed-gender nude bathing as well as provide gender neutral changing facilities on one day a month.
China's property-to-entertainment conglomerate Wanda said it will sell a landmark building in Madrid due to political and market uncertainties in Spain.
Pilots at German air giant Lufthansa said on Friday they would join arbitration over a long-running pay dispute that has hobbled the company with repeated strikes.
But those behind the posts say that the MP doesn't get the "difference between ‘fake news’ and satire”.
A Serbian man stabbed his wife to death on Thursday and then hung himself in a relative’s garden, police in Vienna said.
The photograph of the impoverished six-year-old proudly wearing a homemade Lionel Messi jersey made from a plastic bag touched hearts the world over.
The Swiss People’s Party (SVP) has denounced Switzerland’s “capitulation” on immigration as parliament confirms its ‘light’ solution to the February 2014 anti-immigration referendum.
He drives a Saab, yells at cats and may win an Academy Award next year.
When polling firm YouGov asked 1,000 Germans when they thought it was acceptable to start drinking they got fairly sober results, except in one southern state.
It's a last-ditch effort to raise fresh capital for Italy's third-largest bank.
Celebrating Christmas in Switzerland can be a risky business...
A French court on Friday upheld the two-year suspended sentences of Pablo Picasso's former electrician and his wife, who kept 271 of his artworks stashed in their garage for almost 40 years.
If you've seen cheap relics online lately...
The bank "seriously compromised the security of the international financial system", the US regulator claims.
Swiss Space Systems (S3), a space technology firm whose CEO was violently attacked earlier this year, has been declared bankrupt.
As the cold, dark days of winter descend, you shouldn't just be content with the basics like "mir ist kalt". Here are a few expressions that'll really impress your Austrian friends!
Ivanna Read, an SI NFGL member studying a Master in Strategic Communication at Lund University, attended the Nobel Week Dialogue about food and sustainability. Here are the highlights.
Can 'Under sandet' emerge as the victor at next year's Academy Awards?
A French court on Friday rejected a request from Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema to drop the investigation into alleged blackmail over a sextape featuring international teammate Mathieu Valbuena, a lawyer said.
Spain is considering abandoning the time zone adopted by Franco to show allegiance to Nazi Germany and reform Spain's long working day.
A young boy tried to set off a nail bomb at a Christmas market in Ludwigshafen, but the device failed to detonate, prosecutors have confirmed.
'Kongens nei' is vying to become the first Norwegian movie to claim the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
A Spanish university chancellor has been accused of being a little too keen on "copy and paste".
A 22-year-old woman proved her honesty on Tuesday when she found a cash-stuffed envelope on the ground in front of Basel station and handed it in.
Here's how the pope has reshaped the Catholic church.
The Moroccan jihadist accused of attacking a high-speed train in France before he was overpowered by US servicemen has said he was targeting Americans, a source close to the investigation has told AFP.
The billionaire allegedly bought the silence of witnesses to his notorious parties.
A clip of a man kicking a young woman down a flight of stairs in Berlin has spread across the world. But what is it about the video that has drawn so much attention?
Researchers at Swiss federal technology institute EPFL have mimicked birds to create a drone with 'feathered' wings, making it more agile than ordinary drones.
Danish international defender Erik Sviatchenko says he is growing into life at Celtic as he makes strides on and off the field.
The fire broke out during the early hours of Friday at a housing block in Småland.
The travel site GayCities this week announced the winners of its 2016 Best of Gay Cities guide, naming Berlin as the top place to be LGBT and single.
The Swedish Quality Index has provided insight into how satisfied Swedes are with the services their taxes fund – and it turns out they're pretty keen on preschool.
How's the Christmas shopping going? Once you've read this, you should be able to tick off everyone on your list.
Houzz.se's Siobhan Lam shares her best tips for breathing fresh Christmas spirit into your home.
With Christmas just around the corner, here is a recipe for traditional Swedish festive rice pudding.
Forest strolls. Seaside vistas. And a job at Volvo Cars. Learn how one woman moved with her family to Gothenburg and why stories like hers are becoming increasingly common in west Sweden.