Animal abusers doused a cockatiel with beer and stuffed it in a train station’s ticket machine in Saxony, before a firefighter rescued the frightened bird.
Swedish finance minister Anders Borg, known for lecturing Swedes about the dangers of borrowing too much money, has a mortgage worth more than the value of his home, according to new investigation.
Swiss political parties on Monday began haggling for seats in the next cabinet, after an election that saw major parties including the far-right SVP lose ground to smaller and moderate parties like the Green Liberals.
Switzerland said on Monday it was freezing 600 million francs in assets and charging seven people in connection with an allegedly illegal takeover of one of the Czech Republic's biggest energy firms.
Trade union Unia has reacted with anger to what it views as immoral wage dumping after it emerged that a group of Slovakian workers were allegedly being paid €5 ($7) per hour for construction work at a post office in Bern.
Murder squad detectives in Brandenburg are investigating a series of attacks using barbed wire strung up across routes used by motocross riders which left one man fighting for his life and several others injured.
The German financial watchdog BaFin has ordered insurers to disclose the exact amount of their financial investments with banks by next month, the Financial Times Deutschland reported Monday.
A woman turned up at a hospital in Helsingborg in western Sweden on Friday with a paper bag containing a dead baby.
Just over a year after its launch, a revolutionary German website is reshaping the lives of wheelchair users with online information about the accessibility of thousands of locations worldwide.
The results of Sunday's vote could mark the end of a polarization that has dominated Swiss politics for the last decade, according to post-election roundups in a number of the country's newspapers.
A grainy video of three young women singing a tune by Swedishh pop star Robyn at a kitchen table, accompanying themselves with empty cottage cheese boxes, is the latest YouTube-hit sensation out of Sweden.
Swedish Automobile (Swan), the owner of Saab, said on Sunday that it had broken off a deal for funding with the two Chinese firms Pang Da and Youngman, seen by many as the only hope of keeping the cash-strapped carmaker out of bankruptcy.
American spies have been keeping tabs on their Teutonic counterparts for decades – not only the East Germans of the Cold War, but also allied West Germans, according to newly released documents.
Independent Swedish MP William Petzäll, who left the Sweden Democrats amidst a battle with substance abuse, has been involuntarily committed to treatment after a recent hospitalization.
A man and two 16-year-old boys were charged on Friday for the rape of a girl in her lower teens. According to the charge sheet, the man paid the boys to rape the girl and film the incident.
Swedish journalist and commentator Love Liman explains how a recent trip to a local grill stand led to an unexpected exchange with an Iraqi chemist.
Eurozone crisis talks in Brussels over the weekend took small steps towards agreement, it emerged on Monday morning, as negotiations continued to put details to Germany’s parliament by the end of the day.
Norway's capital Oslo has seen a sharp increase in cases of outdoor rape, with the number of attacks in 2011 already double the total for the previous year, according to figures compiled by newspaper Aftenposten.
Norway’s gigantic 3-trillion-kroner ($541-billion) sovereign pension fund could come to the rescue of debt-riddled European economies if an idea aired by Sweden’s Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt gains ground.
Swedish security service Säpo has chosen to keep the terror threat level in Sweden elevated due to the increased mention of the country on terrorist-inspired web pages.
French Finance Minister Francois Baroin said he was "convinced" that European leaders would agree on a comprehensive deal to end the eurozone debt crisis at a summit on Wednesday.
A French father won a 30-year quest for justice for his dead daughter on Saturday after a German doctor he had kidnapped and delivered to the French courts to face charges was convicted of her killing.
A prominent Socialist politician notched up a speed of 171 kilometres per hour (106 miles per hour) close to the northern town of Evreux on the A13 motorway on Sunday afternoon.
Switzerland can help Libya to disarm its population following its armed revolution, as well as contribute to demining efforts, Swiss president Micheline Calmy-Rey said Saturday.
One of France's oldest and most learned medical bodies has weighed in on the topic of penis size to give its professional view on when a man should worry about an inadequate appendage.
The leader of the far-right Front National, Marine Le Pen, has criticized President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla, for choosing an Italian name for their five-day-old daughter.
Magret de canard, a fatty duck breast dish, is the preferred meal of one in five French people, according to a survey by polling company TNS Sofres.
France will head home after a troubled World Cup campaign knowing they stunned their many critics to push champions New Zealand to the limit in an 8-7 final defeat at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday.
Switzerland's dominant far-right party suffered a dip in electoral support for the first time in 20 years on Sunday as smaller parties recorded gains.
The incidence of cot death, or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has begun to increase again in Sweden with 27 children dying in 2010.
German league leaders Bayern Munich saw their 13-match unbeaten run ended on Sunday when they suffered a shock 2-1 defeat at Hannover in a bad-tempered Bundesliga match.
At least 7,500 people spent a chilly Sunday protesting the night-time flight plans for Berlin’s expanded international airport at Schönefeld, complaining they only had 224 more undisturbed nights of sleep to go.
A nationwide programme aimed at tackling drinking among young people has 'no effect' at all on drinking habits, according to a new study.
Police and the tax authorities have launched closer surveillance of Thai massage parlours in the country, suspecting that the sharp increase in their number indicates sex trafficking and tax evasion.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle expressed sympathy for victims of the Turkish earthquake expected to have killed at least 1,000 people and left many more injured or homeless on Sunday.
US swim star Michael Phelps finished Berlin's World Cup short-course meet on Sunday with four victories in four world best times this year as the 14-time Olympic champion continued his preparations for London 2012.