Roger Federer believes his record sixth title at the ATP World Tour Finals will be the ideal springboard to end his Grand Slam drought in 2012.
A Paris auction of items related to Hergé's comic book reporter Tintin, whose adventures have been adapted for the big screen by Steven Spielberg, fetched more than €1.8 million on Saturday.
Five art thieves arrested in an FBI sting operation went on trial on Monday for the brazen theft from a museum on the French Riviera of four paintings by Monet, Sisley and Brueghel.
German Family Minister Kristina Schröder has proposed a plan to help finance artificial insemination treatments for childless couples in a bid to encourage more people to use the method.
If the strong Swiss franc fails to keep holidaymakers away from Switzerland's luxury resorts, then the current lack of snow certainly will.
Police in France have charged a 33-year-old father with murder after he allegedly killed his three-year-old son by stuffing him into a washing machine and turning it on.
A Sweden Democrat politician in southern Sweden recently made the papers after saying on Facebook that the word “negro” is not a racist term.
The storm that battered Scandinavia over the past few days has lulled, but as parts of southern Sweden are still battling to get their power grid back online, forecasters warn that new fronts of strong winds are predicted to hit the region mid-week.
Police called to an abandoned car on a main road in the German city of Bielefeld feared the worst when they found the motor running and the keys still in the ignition – but later discovered it had been left there by a couple in the middle of a huge fight.
Kista shopping centre in northern Stockholm was closed for several hours on Monday after a masked gang robbed a jewellery store and a suspicious package was later found in a stairwell.
Psychiatrists will on Tuesday submit a report to an Oslo court establishing whether the gunman who killed 77 people in twin attacks in Norway in July was sane at the time.
Foreigners living in Switzerland had reasons to be cheerful and discontented after two separate votes on Sunday.
After years of debate on the issue, a new proposed law on animal welfare suggests the outlawing of sexual encounters with animals in Sweden, a practice previously decriminalized in 1944.
Swedish society is failing its "immigrants", many of whom, such as football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, are forced to look elsewhere to build successful careers, social commentator and author Tove Lifvendahl argues.
The head of Swiss herbal sweet company Ricola, Adrian Kohler, sent a letter to company leaders admitting responsibility for accounting irregularities before killing himself on Thursday.
Germany hit back at those calling for the country to dig deeper into its pockets to solve the eurozone debt crisis, saying on Monday it had its own debts to pay off.
German consumer confidence is holding up in the face of the eurozone debt crisis as rising employment and incomes helped to offset looming recession fears, a poll found on Monday.
Blogger Linnea Myhre, 21, is Norway’s sexiest woman, according to Norwegian men’s magazine Mann.
A man charged with raping his daughter nearly 500 times and fathering three children by her during a 34-year reign of domestic terror told a German court on Monday the sex had been consensual.
Norwegian rescuers were hunting on Monday for two members of a film crew swept away by a giant wave as they were filming a killer weekend storm, rescue officials said.
The trial against the hunter who fired a single shot that passed through an elk before hitting and killing a cross-country skier, opens on Monday in Sweden.
Two women have developed serious illnesses after they received defective French-made silicone breast implants. Last week, a woman died from lymphatic cancer thought to have been contracted from her breast implants.
The maniacal laugh of a Norwegian baby girl has thousands of YouTube users and US news outlets bewitched.
The people of Baden-Württemberg have spoken: In a referendum on Sunday voters backed state funding for the controversial €4.5-billion Stuttgart 21 rail project. The Local’s media roundup looks at the reaction on Monday.
Germany denied on Monday a report it was considering "elite bonds" to pool the debt only of eurozone countries with a top AAA credit rating as a response to its crippling debt crisis.
A clear majority of French people want to give non-EU foreigners the right to vote in local elections, a recent poll shows. The ruling right-wing party disagrees.
The rise of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) has focused attention on Germany's neo-Nazi scene, which experts say includes violent militants with professional weapons training. Ben Knight reports.
The 30th of November used to be a day when Swedish nationalists converged in the larger cities to commemorate the death of warrior king Karl XII, traditionally a symbol for the extreme right in Sweden. However, recently it seems the anniversary has been abandoned.
A rail convoy taking radioactive waste from a French reprocessing centre to storage in northern Germany completed the rail stage of its journey on Monday after days of fierce protests.
Mora municipality in central Sweden has decided not to accede to the wishes of an "electro-oversensitive" local resident and introduce a "radiation-free" zone in order to maintain mobile phone coverage.
The life of a 37-year-old policeman is hanging in the balance after he was shot several times near the southern city of Marseille. A suspected burglar was also killed in the gunfight with police
Swiss racer Didier Cuche got the defence of his alpine World Cup downhill title off to a successful start by clinching the first downhill of the season on Saturday.
The Swiss watch industry is in rude health, the latest figures show, with exports leaping once again last month and watchmakers set to notch up a record year thanks to hungry Chinese consumers.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy's party on Sunday rejected as "grotesque" suggestions that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was brought down by an elaborate plot to wreck his presidential ambitions.
Some 80,000 households remained without electricity in southern Sweden on Monday morning in the wake of the weekend's storm.
The second round of Swiss legislative elections Sunday dealt another blow to the far-right SVP, results showed, with smaller and moderate parties like the Green Liberals once again the
Plans are being made to evacuate nearly half the residents of Koblenz next weekend so that a 1.8 tonnes British WWII bomb found in the Rhine River can be defused. Two hospitals and a prison are within the evacuation zone.
Swedish automaker Volvo, owned by China's Zhejiang Geely, plans to hire a further 10,000 new staff in the coming years, its chief executive said in an interview to be published Monday.
The opening of a massive data centre by US social networking giant Facebook, officials hope will be just the start of a march into the digital age for the town of Luleå, perched in the Arctic far north of Sweden.
Bayern Munich lost in a shock 3-2 defeat at Bundesliga stragglers Mainz on Sunday, a result which leaves the Bavarians third in the table, and puts champions Dortmund top for the first time this season.
The train taking radioactive waste from a French reprocessing centre to storage in northern Germany completed the rail stage of its journey early on Monday morning, after days of fierce protests.