Thousands of people from around the world have become Scottish landowners - and Lairds, Lords and Ladies in the process - thanks to a scheme that combines conservation with satisfying people's interest in Scottish history and culture.
German police hunting organisers of an illegal dog fighting den set up in the cellar of a house have issued an international arrest warrant after the property owner disappeared.
The Swedish Enforcement Authority (Kronofogden) was about to seize and sell a property in Stockholm belonging to the Russian Trade Delegation when a letter to the agency from the country’s embassy stopped the proceedings, according to a report in trade and business paper Dagens Industri (DI).
A German freighter thought to be taking Iranian weapons to the Syrian government – in violation of the European embargo - has been stopped. The shipping firm has denied all reports of the ship having arms on board.
German bosses at BMW trying to increase efficiency at the Mini factory in Britain have run into opposition from disgruntled workers - after they wanted to shorten tea and toilet breaks.
A man was sentenced to 12 years prison on Monday for murdering his best friend, who was found a month later in a lake in southern Sweden.
France raised more than €7.9 billion ($10.3 billion) via the sale of short-term bonds on Monday at lower rates than during the previous comparable sale and amid strong demand, the body charged with carrying out the sales said.
According to minister for EU affairs, Birgitta Ohlsson, Swedes have too many debts. She has therefore launched an enquiry to map out the extent of the problem and come up with possible solutions, planned to be completed by 2013.
The Swedish economy is set for a major slowdown in 2012, according the spring budget presented on Monday by finance minister Anders Borg, who warned for the "downside risks" amid the continued economic uncertainty.
Every morning the employees of the Sodimedical hospital supplies company in the small town of Plancy L'Abbaye in eastern France show up for work in their shuttered factory.
The long wait for springtime sunshine looks set to continue, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday - as cool temperatures and occasional showers will frustrate those hoping to consign their coats to the cupboards.
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Socialist challenger Francois Hollande staged rival street rallies for tens of thousands of supporters Sunday, one week from their presidential election.
Some 7,150 people sought asylum in Switzerland in the first three months of the year, up 63 percent from a year ago, according to data released Monday by the Federal Migration Office.
A US tattoo artist who chopped up another tattooist with an axe could be locked up for life as a German court heard on Monday that he killed with "particular savagery."
A German police force that spent €25 million on new sporty cars found that not only was the visibility rubbish for chases - the fancy seats were so narrow the cops could not get in while wearing their guns, truncheons and other equipment.
Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik's tears in court Monday as prosecutors showed a film he made to explain his anti-Islam ideology were linked to his fears over an ongoing war in Europe, his lawyer said.
Switzerland on Monday confirmed that a female national had been kidnapped in Mali's Timbuktu, the fabled city seized by Islamists after a coup in the west African nation.
Ten members of the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) attempted to hijack a pleasure boat on the Rhine in Cologne, western Germany, on Sunday, hoping to use loudspeakers to propagate their manifesto.
Drivers near Strasbourg rushed to an automated petrol station to fill up their tanks free of charge after pumps started to malfunction. Police had to battle angry drivers away.
International Power on Monday said it had agreed to an improved multi-billion-pound bid from French energy giant GDF Suez for the 30 percent of the British company it does not own.
French president and candidate Nicolas Sarkozy held a massive rally in Paris on Sunday. The French press say he was caught on camera hiding his watch in fear of pickpockets.
A man believed to have killed his wife and four children last year considered himself to be part of an elite group of intelligent people, superior to 'the masses', newly discovered emails and writings show.
Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan was forced to apologize to readers who were shocked after finding an ad for “Cosy Sundays” straight across the headline of a story on the tragic massacre at Norwegian island Utøya in July last year.
A man in northern Sweden, who was taking a rest-stop after 200 kilometres of driving, got a shock after he heard a meow coming from the trailer of his car.
A Berlin sex shop has taken clear-conscience consumerism to an intimate new high, with organic, vegan sex aids.
Three teenagers have been arrested in Malmö, in southern Sweden, under suspicion of the murder of 15-year-old Ardiwan Samir in the Rosengård district on New Year’s Eve.
Anders Behring Breivik pleaded not guilty for his massacre of 77 people in Norway, making a defiant far-right salute as his trial began Monday before being confronted by dramatic recordings of the slaughter.
Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's deadly attacks in Norway sent shock waves through the serene Nordic lands, rocking their populist parties and prompting at least one to clean up its act.
The German parliament is in uproar after three of the major parties unveiled plans to muzzle MPs who do not agree with party policies.
Switzerland is to allow banks to hand over to the United States the names of any employees who may have helped American clients evade taxes, a Swiss newspaper reported on Saturday.
Four people were seriously injured when a suspected gas explosion tore into an apartment block in a town near northern Switzerland's Basel on Saturday, Swiss media reported.
The Sechseläuten festival takes place on Monday, with ancient guilds parading through Zurich, women showering men with flowers, and a ritualistic burning to top it off.
Stefan Löfven appears to have found a recipe for success as the head of Sweden's Social Democrats: keeping his mouth shut. The question remains, however, as to just how long the strategy can be a winning one, argues historian and commentator David Linden.
A movie about the eight-year-long kidnap of Natascha Kampusch is to begin shooting next month - based on a screenplay by Bernd Eichinger who wrote “Downfall” about Hitler’s last days.
Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik made a defiant farright salute to an Oslo courtroom Monday as his trial opened for the killing of 77 people in twin attacks in Norway last July.
Anders Behring Breivik, who goes on trial on Monday for killing 77 people in twin attacks in Norway last year, had a long wishlist of targets and methods that he considered in the years he spent plotting his massacre.
A Friday night taco dinner at the Lindström household in central Sweden didn't turn out as planned after hundreds of crawling brown maggots emerged from a container of canned corn.
Several dozen pro-Palestinian activists protested at Geneva airport on Sunday, saying authorities prevented them from boarding a Tel Aviv-bound flight as part of a "fly-in" that Israel has vowed
Norway has lifted economic sanctions against Burma following a series of reforms in the long-closed nation, Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said on Sunday.
A Swiss woman has been abducted in the rebel-held northern Malian city of Timbuktu, now controlled by Islamist fighters, a local official and a resident of the town told AFP on Sunday.
The long-awaited trial of right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who massacred 77 people in twin attacks in Norway last July, opens on Monday with proceedings set to focus on whether or not he is sane.
Earning college credit online is becoming increasingly popular in Sweden, where one in four university students now enrolls in a programme conducted over the internet.
Borussia Mönchengladbach took a step closer to the Champions League on Sunday with a 3-0 home win over Cologne, who are heading towards a German league relegation play-off.
Three female horseback riders were attacked by a pair of loose dogs while out for a ride on Sunday afternoon in eastern Sweden, with one woman suffering severe bites in the face and neck.