French maestro Georges Pretre, who regularly conducted the renowned Vienna Symphony Orchestra, died Wednesday aged 92, the Austrian capital's Philharmonic society said.
Strange flashes in space known as fast radio bursts came from a distant galaxy, according to a new study.
While some call him a hero, he risks five years in jail.
The sex habits of Parisians have been laid bare in a new survey.
The flight from Skavsta to London Stansted had yet to take off a day after it was due to leave.
Fifa has called in two lawyers to act as mediators in conflicts with staff amid mass changes at world football's governing body, based in Zurich.
After the German Interior Minister put forth a bold plan on Tuesday to centralize the country's security apparatus, conservative leaders at the state level have hit back.
Federer loses to German teen in Perth as Wawrinka reaches quarters in Brisbane.
Authorities across Spain have implemented unprecedented security measures ahead of the Three King parades to avoid attacks like those in Berlin and Nice.
Norway made a record amount on its salmon sales last year, helping to partially offset a drop in oil revenues, the main engine of the country's economy, data showed Wednesday.
Queen Margrethe II took to the streets in style on Wednesday, riding in a gold-plated horse-drawn carriage through Copenhagen.
Austrian police are investigating an unprecedented number of sexual assaults carried out by a group of men on New Year's Eve in the western city of Innsbruck, an official said Wednesday.
The Five Star Movement leader has accused Italian media of creating 'fake news' and called for public juries to determine the veracity of the news.
Never before have house prices in Norway risen so much in one year.
If you've just returned from a trip back home, you may have experienced a bit of reverse culture shock after living in Germany. So maybe you can relate to some of these experiences.
The Berlin film festival will open next month with the premiere of a biopic about Gypsy-jazz great Django Reinhardt focused on his family's persecution by the Nazis, organisers said Wednesday.
Events in Cologne and other western cities over New Year showed that security concerns about young immigrants from North Africa haven't gone away.
A police source has said a British free runner died in an attempt to climb onto the roof of a Paris Metro carriage.
A large selection of adorable puppies are preened and ready for their potential new homes throughout Austria.
For at least two decades, Denmark has more cancer cases and lower survival rates than its Nordic neighbours.
The country risks losing its spot as one of the top nations in the field if it can't find more talent, according to a trade organization.
Professional wrestling brothers from Mexico resist arrest and wreak havoc at Leoben police station in the early hours of New Year's Day.
Should the trade in ancient olive trees be restricted?
One of Sweden's most popular attractions welcomed a record number of visitors in 2016.
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The man presumed to have carried out the attack in Berlin in December was fatally shot by police in Milan.
Having prescribed antidepressents to many people in his job, Christian Rück decided it would be good to try them for himself.
Consumer prices have fallen in 2016, official data shows.
Israel's premier Tuesday denounced the international Middle East conference in Paris on January 15th as "futile", saying he feared decisions taken there could spark a new UN resolution against Israel.
Riots broke out at a centre MPs had previously described as a "ticking timebomb", prompting calls for mass deportations.
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The storm Axel brought fierce weather to Germany early on Wednesday morning... but the worst is yet to come. We'd followed the storm live.
A museum in Bonn is considering adding the truck used in the Berlin terrorist attack to its collection, joining other historical objects relating to terrorism.
Madrid's Reina Sofia museum will stage a major Pablo Picasso exhibition to mark the 80th anniversary of his famed "Guernica" painting, a universal symbol of the cruelty of war.
"Do we have fun in the UN? Do we have a good time? Yes, but we also work very hard."
Weather conditions in the first week of 2017 predict heavy snowfall and immense wind speed, putting Austria under red alert.
A 105-year-old French cyclist set a new one-hour record for his age Wednesday -- although Robert Marchand was already in a class all of his own.
The sea-god Neptune is known as the 'Giant' in Bologna - and the size of his genitalia has been causing controversy for centuries.
France has moved to suspend sales of a vitamin D medication following the death of a baby who had been given the supplement, health authorities said Wednesday.
The woman went missing in southern France last month.
Hit by a severe crisis several years ago, Spain's banking sector has recovered but at a cost as thousands are laid off and it struggles to get rid of toxic assets.
Domestic terrorist’s prison conditions to once again be the centre of national discussion.
Federal prosecutors are set to release more information on Wednesday about two men suspected of being in contact with Isis terrorist who killed 12 people in Berlin Christmas market attack.
This brillant video inspired by the Federal Council's official photo is doing the rounds on social media.
An alleged Isis jihadist accused of scoping out potential targets for an attack in Berlin, including the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag building, goes on trial on Wednesday.
Greece's justice minister has promised a "swift and thorough" investigation into suspected corruption by civil servants and Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis.
20-year-old Chung Yoo-Ra is being detained in Denmark pending an extradition ruling.
UPDATED: Malmö police are investigating after a man died in a shooting in the Fosie district of the city.
Just days after the warmest New Year's Eve on record, the snow is back with a vengeance.
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