Plans to place giant statues of the cartoon character Sponge Bob in the sea off one of France's top natural sites have been scrapped in the face of stiff local opposition.
A court in Toulon has rejected David Ginola's claim for damages against former France coach Gerard Houllier over remarks concerning Ginola's role in France's failure to reach the 1994 World Cup.
Two former Swedish executives with Volvo's construction equipment subsidiary were convicted on Tuesday for paying bribes to the regime of Saddam Hussein to bypass restrictions related to the United Nations’ Oil-for-Food Programme.
Six of the ten men under suspicion of being behind a large scale sex trafficking ring in Sweden’s capital were charged in Stockholm on Wednesday.
A man who killed a young American woman, using a penknife to stab her 180 times, was told he will probably spend the rest of his life in a secure psychiatric clinic by a court in Hamburg on Wednesday.
Embattled Malmö mayor Ilmar Reepalu's most recent "anti-Semitic" row is reminiscent of the troubles that plagued London's outspoken ex-mayor Ken Livingstone, argues historian and former Malmö resident David Linden.
A pro-Eritrean regime youth group is hosting a large international conference somewhere in Sweden over Easter weekend in what outraged Swedes have billed as "brainwashing" for a "terror regime".
Switzerland on Wednesday extradited multi-millionaire Czech businessman Tomas Pitr to his home country, where he is wanted for fraud and tax offences.
Rail traffic connecting Stockholm, Malmö, and Copenhagen was brought to a standstill on Tuesday after thieves severed the high-voltage overhead lines in order to steal the valuable copper wire inside.
A Muslim father in Basel is refusing to let his daughters participate in mixed swimming lessons, despite having been taken to court and fined several times.
A German banker and his secretary caught having sex in his 56th floor office are facing punishment – not for romping in the office but for wasting work time, Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday.
German Nobel literature laureate Günter Grass published a poem on Wednesday in which he accused Israel of plotting Iran's annihilation and threatening global security.
Germany's Bild daily, the most-read newspaper in Europe, said on Wednesday it had filed a lawsuit against a Swiss minister amid a simmering tax evasion row between the two neighbours.
An American woman basketball player was convicted of assault by a Swedish court on Wednesday for pushing and kicking man on the Baltic island of Gotland in February.
The tax row between Germany and Switzerland escalated on Wednesday with mounting speculation that Swiss bank Crédit Suisse had banned its customer advisers from travelling to Germany.
Babies born using IVF treatments are more likely to develop cardiovascular problems than their naturally conceived counterparts, Swiss researchers have found.
Staff at a Swedish care home for disabled children have been told that they must manage a Facebook account belonging to one of the teenage patients, who is unable to do so himself.
A German court upheld Wednesday a ban on night flights at Frankfurt airport, Europe's third busiest, in a move that will deal a serious blow to freight companies including Lufthansa Cargo.
A Muslim who became the first French man to marry his same sex partner in an Islamic religious ceremony has said that if the prophet Muhammad were alive today he would be happy to marry same sex couples.
Anders Behring Breivik, who is set to go on trial on April 16th for killing 77 people in Norway last July, said in a letter published on Wednesday that being sentenced to psychiatric care would be the worst fate imaginable.
With so many young players dominating the recent headlines with major tournament wins, you might think that poker is becoming a game where being young means having an edge.
In a dramatic high-stakes poker game spanning three days, 21-year-old Viktor Blom from Dals-Ed won half a million dollars from seasoned American pro player Isaac Haxton.
‘Bin diving’ is no longer only a last resort for the homeless or a statement made by the politically idealistic - it is going mainstream. We sent our foodie reporter Jessica Ware to dive head first into some of Berlin's smellier bins.
The German military is to have a US-style Veterans’ Day, despite criticism from opposition parties and general unease about the army’s history.
Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has said that, although he has not been consulted on the weapons deals with Saudi Arabia, he sees no problems with exporting arms to the country, according to a report in business paper Dagens Industri (DI).
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche appealed on Wednesday to shareholders of US gene mapper Illumina to accept its $6.55 billion takeover bid, and called on them to vote its nominees onto the US firm's board.
A suicide bomber on Wednesday killed at least 12 people and injured many more in the Faryab province in northern Afghanistan, a Norwegian armed forces' spokesman told AFP.
A project to deepen more than 130 kilometres of the River Elbe so giant cargo ships can reach Hamburg harbour is likely to go ahead after a crucial vote – although environmentalists have vowed to challenge the decision in court.
The young man accused of sexually abusing and killing a young girl in northern Germany turned himself in to police four months ago for undressing and photographing a seven-year-old girl – but nothing was done.
Swiss workers are among the most satisfied in the world, a survey shows.
Norwegian confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik attempted to rent a Swedish country house a year before his dual terrorist attacks, with police believing he wished to find a secluded site for his bomb-making activities.
Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Breivik planned to hire a Swedish country house in what police believe was to be a base for running his terrorist operations in Oslo and Utøya.
Passengers on a high speed TGV train from Nice to Paris had to spend most of the night in a tunnel outside Marseille after their train broke down on Tuesday night.
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfelt has rejected the Liberal Party's proposal to lower young people's pay in the wake of rising youth unemployment in Sweden, and has urged politicians around the nation to follow suit.
Bayern Munich reached the Champions League semi-finals after striker Ivica Olic netted both goals in a 2-0 win over Marseille in Tuesday's quarter-final second leg.
French police swooped in on suspected radical Islamists in pre-dawn raids in several cities on Wednesday, arresting at least 10 people, a source close to the investigation said.
New York police Tuesday were investigating the death of a prominent French academic and the director of one of France's most elite colleges after his naked body was found in his hotel room.
A man who needed extra fuel for his snow-blower made the mistake of using a household vacuum cleaner to suck petrol from his car, causing the vacuum to explode and his car to catch on fire.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday vehemently denied new accusations of illegal party financing that are threatening to overshadow his re-election campaign.
German doctors have regained the power to use their own judgement in cases where terminally ill patients want to die – after a court lifted an absolute ban on them leaving such patients with enough drugs to kill themselves.