Who knew Merkel had so many glamorous friends?
That's despite the fact that France is home to over 8,000 radicalized and potentially dangerous Islamists.
A small town in Hesse has removed a children's song about a fox stealing a goose from its repertoire of town hall bell melodies, after a vegan resident became quite upset.
Zurich Insurance's net profit amounted to $3.2 billion last year.
The satirical newspaper has kept France on its toes for a century.
Where's the nearest Michelin-starred restaurant for you?
The Muslim woman won an appeal before a Berlin-Brandenburg court on Thursday, and is set to receive nearly €9,000 after she was rejected from a teaching job due to her headscarf.
This week we take a closer look atl iving in Jönköping. NFGL member Anup Banerjee shares his reflections on what it's like to live in the city.
The most important thing you need to know about Spain, Mr President, is that we are not Mexicans.
Should we all follow in the shoeless footsteps of Swedes and take our shoes off indoors, asks Gothenburg-based English teacher David Ashby.
Are Michelin-star restaurants in Paris really worth it?
An international conference to raise money for charities providing access to safe abortion will be held in Brussels in March in response to President Donald Trump's gag on US funding.
According to Russia’s Channel One, the nation’s largest broadcaster, a vegetable shortage has Norwegians stores limiting the number of veggies customers can buy.
Two trains in Gothenburg and Södertälje, near Stockholm, were evacuated after receiving bomb threats on Thursday.
Federal and state governments want to significantly expand and accelerate deportations of rejected asylum seekers, but human rights organizations oppose the plans.
A new international report highlights just how popular organic food has become in Denmark.
No proof to show French police officer intentionally inserted his truncheon into a suspect's anus, initial report concludes.
Spain is the second-best country for first-time buyers, according to a new report.
Germany's central bank said on Thursday it sped up the process of bringing its gold home from foreign vaults in 2016, moving more than 200 tonnes from New York and Paris.
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American talk show host and billionaire entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey reportedly sold a Gustav Klimt painting for $150 million (€140.45m) in one of the biggest private art deals of 2016, according to a source who spoke to Bloomberg.
Switzerland is among the five best countries for first-time buyers, according to a new report.
A Chechen teenager has been arrested by special forces police in Vienna after making death threats on social media sites against the Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz.
The amount is up on the €14.9 billion in unpaid tax recovered in 2015.
The 80-year-old says his secret for dealing with stress is to write down all his problems in letters to Saint Joseph.
France’s world renowned prowess in the nuclear industry is being seriously undermined by its efforts to build a flagship nuclear reactor at Flamanville. The explosion on Thursday is just the latest incident at the plant in what is fast becoming a costly calamity.
A nuclear plant in northern France was rocked by an explosion on Thursday that left several injured, reports say.
Can a Swiss referendum be invalidated if one side is proved to be telling untruths?
Police were called to the main train station in the Austrian city of Linz on Wednesday after somebody sprayed pepper spray in a McDonald’s branch.
The youth wing of Norway’s Labour Party (AUF) and a support group for the families of Utøya victims have proposed moving the controversial ‘Memory Wound' memorial in order to avoid a legal battle.
Germany's latest record trade surplus announced on Thursday may be a point of pride for some, but experts warn the imbalance is doing more harm than good as grumbling grows in the Trump White House.
A journalist and his colleagues have avoided jail for helping a Syrian boy flee to Sweden.
Building walls is clearly in fashion these days.
After a complex cross-border mission, the two funerary busts are now temporarily in the hands of restorers in Rome.
Woollen mittens are your best friends.
Police in the Lower Saxon university town of Göttingen arrested two men suspected of plotting a terror attack, officials reported on Thursday.
While there was fire on the Paris Metro, that started with a bang, it wasn't an explosion, as reported in the British press.
Missed the shops? Fancy a fondue at 4am? No problem! There’s bound to be just the vending machine for you in Switzerland.
The northern city of Oviedo in Asturias remains one of the lesser explored of all the country's regional capitals. Here are some very reasons why that should change.
David Landes of SI News shares some memorable moments from a 2015 interview with Hans Rosling, who died this week aged 68.
A sun halo or a portal to another world?
Are real sex scenes in films more shocking than simulated ones? Not in France.
Spain's far-left party Podemos is gearing for a heated weekend congress that could unseat its leader Pablo Iglesias, as power struggles rage so intensely that some have denounced a purge.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heading to Europe next week to about the controversial CETA trade deal.
George Pell, the country's most senior Catholic cleric, was interviewed in Rome by Australian police last October over historical sex assault claims.
Volkswagen on Wednesday rejected allegations by former boss Ferdinand Piech who reportedly said the German car giant was aware of the "dieselgate" emissions cheating scam well before the scandal broke.
Asylum seekers will also be asked to earn their keep by working with little or no pay on civic projects, such as maintaining parks, giving language classes or helping the Red Cross.
The case of 22-year-old Theo, who was allegedly sodomised with a baton while being arrested last week, has sparked outrage in France.
Sweden is one of the countries that will hold a meeting in Brussels this spring to kick-start a funding campaign to challenge President Donald Trump's global anti-abortion 'gag rule'.
The locals in popular southern holiday destinations have been called on to protect the "delicate skin" of the sun-starved Danes.
The Swiss army was called to an apartment block in Bern on Wednesday after two World War Two grenades were found in the loft.
Germany voiced "concern" after a Russian court on Wednesday convicted opposition leader Alexei Navalny of embezzlement and gave him a suspended five-year sentence.
Could your next trip to Germany be in a driverless vehicle?
Rome has a lot to offer, but if you want a break from the city, there's a treasure trove of towns within easy reach.
The man said that he acted on his own.
For those who commute to work by train, Thursday morning’s heavy snow accumulation was accompanied by another major headache.
Uppsala University's Dominika Polanska looks inside Sweden's housing crisis.