The gunman behind the Norway massacres said he was inspired by al-Qaeda as he took the stand on Tuesday at his trial, after a judge who called for him to face the death penalty was dismissed.
A bottle of French wine dating back to 1774 and dubbed "the wine of kings and the king of wines" is expected to fetch between 40,000 and 50,000 francs ($44,000 and $55,000) at auction next month.
The Norwegian extremist on trial for killing 77 people told a court on Tuesday he had been ‘created’ by the same forces which had led to the German National Socialist Underground (NSU) cell, suspected of nine race-based murders.
In an hour-long diatribe, Anders Behring Breivik portrayed his July car bomb attack and shooting spree as a selfless sacrifice and compared himself to the Americans who decided to drop nuclear bombs on Japan to end World War II.
On Tuesday it was the 25-year-old kidnapping victim’s turn to tell his version of events in the abduction drama which took place in Uppsala at the end of last year.
Channel Tunnel train operator Eurostar saw sales surge in the first quarter, thanks to customers using their services for leisure.
German pay TV channel Sky has won the rights to show live Bundesliga matches for a total of €2.5 billion ($3.3 billion) in a four-year package starting in 2013, the league said Tuesday.
Paris's luxury Ritz hotel, owed by Mohamed Al-Fayed, is set to close its doors to customers this summer for a €140 million renovation.
Anders Behring Breivik, who is on trial for killing 77 people in twin attacks in Norway in July, told the court on Tuesday that "two other cells" exist, each consisting of just one person.
A German federal court has ruled that owners whose pets are killed are not legally entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, it announced Tuesday.
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Swedish minister of culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth's participation in a "racist spectacle" in which she carved up a cake depicting a naked black woman has sparked outrage and prompted calls for the minister's dismissal.
The father and step-mother of a 14-year-old girl from western Sweden, charged with repeatedly beating and burning the girl because they “thought she was a witch”, were freed of all charges on Tuesday.
A young man’s amorous advances were cut short on Tuesday morning as he was chased naked through the streets of Trondheim by an axe-wielding love rival.
Women and foreigners in Germany are more likely to get a job interview if they send in anonymous applications which do not include details of age, gender or name, a new survey shows.
A massive promotion campaign by the publisher of Europe’s best-selling newspaper Bild, sending a copy to every household in Germany to mark its 60th anniversary, has prompted a campaign of rejection.
A 53-year-old Pakistani man known as Scheragha R goes on trial on Tuesday for the vicious murder in 2010 of his 16-year-old daughter, Swera.
Two topless panty-clad women raced through the crowd at the Sechseläuten parade in Zurich on Monday afternoon, as an exploding snowman's head brought the promise of fine summer weather.
A family in eastern Sweden was devastated to learn that their deceased loved-one would have to be autopsied after the funeral due to a hospital snafu.
Police in the German border town of Viersen are stepping up patrols, worried that drug tourists travelling to the Netherlands will buy cannabis in bulk ahead of a Dutch clampdown on May 1.
Anders Behring Breivik, on trial for the massacre of 77 people in Norway, Tuesday told the court he would do it again if he could, while a judge was removed for calling for the death penalty.
Swedish electronics chains, already battling a sinking market, will be forced to compete on a whole new scale as Swedish furniture giant Ikea launches plans to enter the market with a new range of furniture with built-in electronics.
The main suspect in the murders of four people in the southern suburbs of Paris over five months was charged with murder on Monday and is being held in custody, prosecutors said.
An ex-mayor accused of murdering his wife has taken out an advert in a local paper asking if anyone saw him on the day he reported her missing.
Switzerland holds the record for the highest number of new cases of skin melanoma per year in Europe, according to the latest figures,
One of five judges in the Breivik trial was removed Tuesday by the court following revelations he had called for the death penalty for the man who killed 77 people in Norway last July.
French scientists said on Monday they have found evidence proving the stereotype that people who sport tattoos and piercings are heavier drinkers.
A man who murdered his young two nieces to try to get his hands on a family fortune was jailed for life in Germany despite his desperate claims of a set-up.
France's former right-wing president Jacques Chirac will vote for the Socialists' Francois Hollande in Sunday's first-round presidential vote, a newspaper Tuesday quoted a source close to him as saying.
While the far-right Sweden Democrats initially distanced themselves from the deadly attacks by Anders Behring Breivik, currently on trial in Norway, the party hasn't undergone a major transformation, the AFP's Nina Larsson discovers.
Anders Behring Breivik's trial in Oslo was suspended Tuesday after both the prosecution and defence called for a judge to be removed for calling for the defendant to be given the death penalty.
Anders Behring Breivik will get a chance to explain himself in court on Tuesday in testimony that his lawyer said will be hard to listen to.
The difficulties of connecting wind-parks in the high seas to the national grid are harming Siemens' balance books. The technology giant is expecting to set aside a huge reserve for technical difficulties, eating into this year's profits.
Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven has admitted that his party has done a poor job emphasizing individuals' own responsibility for making themselves employable.
Chinese automaker Youngman has offered to buy bankrupt Swedish carmaker Saab for 3.2 billion kronor ($470 million), according to a report in Swedish business daily Dagens Industri (DI).
German author and Nobel laureate Günter Grass was hospitalised in the port city of Hamburg Monday following heart problems, a hospital spokesman said confirming a newspaper report.
China will seek a larger role in the Arctic region during an upcoming visit by Premier Wen Jiabao to Iceland and Sweden and wants observer status in the Arctic Council, a senior official said Monday.