The woman disappeared two years ago and her body was found almost three months later, buried in a block of cement.
At a unique zoo in Hesse, visitors can get up close and personal with deadly reptiles such as crocodiles and alligators. But on Thursday a court judge denied the zoo's appeal to be allowed to continue with these practices for children.
On this week's podcast we look at why Germany's far-right party is already upsetting the country's politics.
If you're planning to visit the Eiffel Tower, it might be time to crack open the piggy bank.
Denmark’s minister for Immigration and Integration Inger Støjberg was hastily evacuated from the Sjælsmark deportation centre for rejected asylum seekers after tensions escalated during a tense visit to the facility.
Two suspected jihadists were extradited to France on Friday, where they were suspected of plotting to carry out separate attacks.
When Bild reported on Thursday that 30,000 rejected asylum seekers had gone missing without a trace in Germany it was soon picked up in the international media. The only problem? It isn’t true.
Leaders of three parties met in Sicily to agree on a right-wing alliance, dubbed “the arancino pact” after Sicily’s famous delicacy.
A proposed amendment to Swedish law which would have reduced the number of foreign workers deported over technicalities or mistakes in their permits has been rejected by Sweden’s Council on Legislation.
Up until now, some fairly important Swedish road signs, such as that warning of an accident ahead, has been illustrated with text.
International hype over ‘hygge’ culture has led to an increase in people moving to Denmark, according to an industry analysis.
Berlin on Friday said Turkey had released another German citizen who had been held for "political reasons", leaving nine of its nationals behind bars there amid a festering bilateral dispute.
Police were alerted on Thursday when a man in a south German town called them and told them he had found a Second World War bomb in his garden.
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"Take action in the matter and take political initiative. This won't be solved in courts, it will be solved with politics."
A man and a woman, both in their twenties, have been arrested on suspicion of gross vandalism after spraying cars in the Norwegian capital with fire extinguishers in the early hours of Friday.
The mafia is more present in politics than ever, a veteran prosecutor says.
Munich is a fantastic place to raise children, whether you are expecting a new baby or have a teenager in tow, writes Naomi Kaye Honova.
FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi has donated the more than €72,000 in damages he won from a libel case against a newspaper to charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
Denmark’s national audit agency has revealed serious shortcomings in the decision-making process and calculations used as the basis for Denmark’s purchase of 27 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
Police in southern Italy have seized a stash of opiates that they believe Isis planned to sell to finance terrorist attacks.
"This is a matter entirely for the judicial authorities whose independence we respect fully."
Flatpack furniture giant IKEA has already stated that the Brexit vote has been bad news for its UK business.
Fairground workers on the Champs-Elysees have promised to bring Paris to a standstill if the Christmas market doesn't go ahead this year.
The man later changed his story, saying he had returned in order to carry out an attack in Stockholm.
Women across France were encouraged to leave work at 11.44am on November 3rd as part of a campaign highlighting the salary gap between male and female staff.
This is the least female German parliament since 1998. But why? In light of the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal which has highlighted issues such as sexism in the workplace across the globe, what could this gender imbalance mean for the Bundestag?
While the rest of Europe closes its gender gap, in Italy equality between men and women is becoming even further from reality.
A 20-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in the Tingbjerg district of Copenhagen in the early hours of Friday.
Every week we ask a Swede, or a foreigner in Sweden, to explain their favourite word.
Prosecutors in the cantons of Vaud and Fribourg say they have evidence that one person laid a series of fires in the summer that resulted in the deaths of dozens of animals.
A new student living project in Frankfurt aims to revolutionise housing by cutting down space, energy consumption and with it, rent costs.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was grilled by a judge in Spain on Friday over accusations of 3.3 million euro ($3.8 million) in tax fraud during his time in charge of Real Madrid in 2011 and 2012.
Police in Munich were able to catch two burglars in the act when the man whose house they broke into observed the break-in using his smartphone.
Nine in ten French people have an unfavourable opinion of Donald Trump, according to a recent study. And that's even worse than their view of Putin.
Generic medicines cost twice as much in Switzerland as in some other European countries, according to the Swiss price watchdog.
‘Nothing says democracy like jailing everyone the people elected’: Colbert mocks Catalan independence crisis
The Catalonia crisis made it to the American late-night circuit on Thursday after comedian Stephen Colbert took a satirical look at the situation in Spain on The Late Show.
A species of trout that his lived in the Bandak lake in Norway’s Telemark county since the Ice Age is under threat due to development.
A deacon has voiced support for the former pastor's life sentence to be converted to a fixed term so that he can embark on 'future projects'.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has criticised the detention of eight Catalan ministers over their role in the region's independence drive, calling for a democratic resolution to the crisis.
A tragic story from Normandy.
Threats, name-calling and a whole lot of dramatic posturing: talks among four fractious parties to form a new government under German Chancellor Angela Merkel have proved more fiery than fruitful so far.
A man who opened fire in a St Gallen mosque in 2014, killing one person during Friday prayers, has been sentenced to 16 years in jail.
The older brother of a French jihadist who shot dead seven people in Toulouse in 2012 has been given a 20-year jail sentence for being part of a terrorist conspiracy.
Sicily heads to the polls on Sunday for a regional vote seen as a bellwether for Italy's general elections next year.
Spain's central bank warned that Catalonia risks recession if the crisis over its secession drive continues.
A shot of Macallan whisky purportedly made in 1878 that a Chinese man paid $10,000 for at a Swiss hotel was actually distilled between 1970 and 1972.
Carles Puigdemont's deputy and seven other deosed regional ministers spent Thursday night behind bars pending a potential trial.
Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe for gravad lax with a twist.
It's the second time in just over a year that the popular venue has been damaged by a blast.
Leaders Napoli turn their focus back to Serie A after a bruising Champions League defeat.
Scientists from the Swedish Museum of Natural History have solved the mystery of why the overwhelming majority of mammoth fossils are male, according to a report published on Thursday in the journal Current Biology.