Police in Germany foiled the plans of Jedi the hippo who tried to flee a circus visiting the northern city of Schwerin this week.
A French maths teacher who doused herself in petrol and set herself on fire in front of pupils, died on Friday of her injuries, police and a hospital source said.
A German couple on state benefits, who were mistakenly paid €83,000 by the job centre, have spent a large chunk of the cash and are fighting to keep some of the rest.
Percy Barnevik, the former CEO of Swedish-Swiss industrial giant ABB who was disgraced over a pension scandal in 2003, has answered charges from ex-Investor board chair Peter Wallenberg that Barnevik was a terrible business leader.
Wales go into their World Cup semi-final against France as favourites having hit a rich vein of form that mixes defensive nous with attacking flair.
The third-placed candidate in the first round of the French Socialist primary said on Friday he would vote for frontrunner Francois Hollande in the final vote but was not urging his supporters to follow suit.
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn told police he grabbed the young woman who has accused him of attempted rape, but released her when she resisted, according to a transcript seen by AFP.
Prosecutors said Friday they were dropping an investigation into improper reimbursements claimed by Håkan Juholt as the Social Democrats' executive committee announced it still had confidence in the embattled party leader.
Mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson on Friday said it broke even in the third quarter due to a declining sales environment in Europe.
A psychological crisis cell was treating shocked students at a high school in southern France on Friday after a depressed maths teacher dramatically set herself on fire in the playground.
A woman from Blekinge was thrilled when she learned she won 3 million kronor from a Triss lotto scratch-off, but to date she has only received 10,000.
Fitch ratings agency downgraded Swiss bank UBS on Thursday while putting 12 other major European and US banks on negative ratings watches, amid worries over fragile global growth.
The Swiss government has received a petition calling for it to regularize the status of undocumented foreigners living in the country.
A businessman is camping out in front of the German Foreign Ministry on a self-styled hunger strike, in fury at the government’s refusal to help him after a deal went sour in the United Arab Emirates.
Swedish furnishing giant Ikea is undergoing a change and will soon rid their food shelves of anything not bearing it’s name.
The Japanese car company Suzuki on Friday upped the stakes in its row with Volkswagen as it served the German automaker a legal notice demanding it "remedy numerous breaches" of their ill-fated alliance.
The number of people infected with the sexually transmitted disease syphilis doubled in the period 2006 to 2010 in the south-west canton, especially among the gay community, new figures show.
Socialist politician Arnaud Montebourg, who caused a surprise when he finished third in the first round of voting to select the party's presidential candidate, has still not offered public support for either François Hollande or Martine Aubry in Sunday's final vote.
A 47-year-old man from Evron in the western Loire region was sentenced to two years in prison on Thursday for causing the suicide of his own mother.
Tight bras are a pain in the neck, as well as the head and back according to an Oslo chiropractor.
The Berliner Philharmonic unveiled its latest work on Thursday night – a new composition setting out and celebrating the common morality of the six major world religions – which will open Britain’s Olympic cultural programme next year.
Fribourg, a canton in central Switzerland, is continuing to thrive in spite of the ongoing currency troubles that have afflicted much of the Swiss economy.
A 37-year-old mother of two from northern Sweden had an unprecedented hunting outing on Thursday when she managed to fell five elk in four hours, propelling her to nationwide fame.
Reigning Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund travel to Werder Bremen on Friday, knowing defeat could deal a further blow to their chances of stopping Bayern Munich from steamrolling their way to a 23rd Bundesliga title.
Tired of Sweden's high alcohol taxes and the state run liquor monopoly? Come along with contributor Patrick Reilly as he details a recent journey to Germany in search of cheap beer.
Dogs being walked by animal caregivers in a forested area have uncovered what appears to be the fourth murder case in just two weeks for Oslo police.
The guilty verdict against Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has come into force after his failure to request his appeal be heard.
Starbucks France has run into trouble with an anti-pickpocketing poster which some customers found racist.
Swedish police arrested 32 people in a raid on a food factory south of Stockholm on Thursday for violations of the Aliens Act.
Germany’s foreign intelligence service is claiming to be involved in negotiations to free the Israel soldier Gilad Shalit as a swap for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.
Education officials in Zurich have issued a new directive restricting access to international schools, effectively removing the alternative for children who live in Switzerland on a permanent basis.
Norwegian extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to twin attacks in July that killed 77 people, says there are "up to 80 cells" in Europe engaged in anti-Islam crusades like his, police said on Thursday.
A controversial new book has revealed the final words of pilots on the flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris which crashed off the coast of Brazil in June 2009.
Sweden are set to play England next month in a friendly international as coach Erik Hamrén seeks to prepare his side for next year's European Championship finals, the English Football Association announced on Thursday.
Credit rating agency Fitch has downgraded two German banks and is conducting a comprehensive review of other banks, including Deutsche Bank, with a view to reducing their ratings too.
The Social Democrats' powerful executive committee will meet at 9am on Friday, for what has been described as 'judgement day' for embattled leader Håkan Juholt.
Swedish-Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaak, jailed in Eritrea for the past decade, was honoured by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) on Thursday.
More than 200 soldiers in Afghanistan have fallen ill after eating at a German canteen in Mazar-e-Sharif.
Germany will prosecute tax fraudsters using stolen data it bought about its citizens who secretly deposited assets in HSBC bank in Luxembourg, the Financial Times Deutschland will report Friday.