Monasteries should offer accommodation to asylum seekers, Catholic priest Andreas Rellstab believes, but his proposal has met with resistence from other clerics.
Europe rang the alarm bell on Monday over the far-right National Front's historic score in the French presidential election, the latest anti-EU party to make big gains on the continent.
A 28-year-old woman in the southern German city of Munich has admitted trying to murder her elderly neighbours by mixing sleeping pills into their homemade breakfast yoghurt.
Ten French nationals have been thrown out of the Indian state of Bihar after they were alleged to be working with a charity linked to Maoist rebel fighters, officials said on Monday.
A record number of investors flocked to the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship Start-Up Day and have indicated that Sweden will be a hub for new start-ups in the wake of Spotify and Skype’s global success.
One person was killed on Monday, while three others were injured in a gas explosion at a dairy plant in Fredrikstad, south-eastern Norway.
Two new names have recently been added to Sweden’s “most wanted” list, and authorities are hoping that closer international cooperation may aid the arrest of some 300 criminals believed to be at large abroad.
Italian rescue services have pulled two bodies out of Lake Garda after three Germans went missing on a sailing trip and were caught up in bad weather.
Two Indian children at the centre of an international row after authorities in Norway removed them from their parents' care can be placed with their uncle in India, a Norwegian court ruled on Monday.
German companies are concerned France will ease up on efforts to get its public finances in shape as close-run presidential elections enter a second round, the BDI industry federation said Monday.
A 30-year-old Lithuanian man remains in an induced coma more than two weeks after he was found hanging upside down in a stairwell at the farm where he worked in Nærøy, north-central Norway.
Frenchman Laurent Roussey on Monday announced his resignation as coach of Swiss outfit FC Sion following some virulent criticism of his efforts by chairman Christian Constantin, Sport Information news agency reported.
Two top managers have written personally to the leaders of Germany's top 30 companies, calling on them to control their own mushrooming salaries and bonuses.
A mother and daughter who became estranged after winning three million kronor ($445,428) on a scratch lottery card were in court on Monday to determine the rightful owner of the winnings.
A friendship dating back over 35 years has been broken in an argument over a winning lottery ticket for €1 million.
The first wolf seen in the Rhineland for more than 120 years has been found shot dead, probably by a hunter, it emerged on Monday.
Germany is set for April showers this week, and this time the UK has a helping hand in the meteorological misery. A low pressure area over Britain will condemn Germany to rain, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday.
A new study has revealed that fewer than one in two customers in bars, cafés or restaurants in France drink alcohol, and those most likely to drink are over 55.
Disability Council members of a Swedish town have had enough of “lazy” drivers who park their cars in the disabled spaces, and want the erection of signs stating that laziness is not a recognized form of disability.
Twitter turned to talking in code on Sunday night so as to not break the 8pm embargo on election results.
A 22-year-old Swede undergoing surgery for a collapsed lung was shocked to find himself waking up while under the knife and unable to communicate with the surgeons.
Germany's centre-left Social Democrats moved swiftly on Monday to bask in the reflected glory of Socialist François Hollande's success in the first round of the French presidential election.
Despite being famed for their precision timing and accuracy, the Swiss are among the world's worst lovers, a study has found.
A leading member of the German Pirate Party has apologised for comparing the rise of the movement with that of the Nazi party in the 1930s.
Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people last July, said Monday he wanted to apologise for killing "innocent" people in his Oslo bombing, but offered no similar apology for the Utøya massacre.
Conservative nationalist party, the Ticino League, wants to make the raising of the Swiss flag mandatory for anybody hoisting a foreign flag in Switzerland.
A farmer in western Sweden recently shot a bear dead after it attacked his cattle for the second time in one week.
Monday's planned strike among airport and flight transfer bus workers was postponed despite no agreement having been met.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un lived in Switzerland from the age of seven, arriving two years earlier than previously thought, the Swiss paper Le Matin Dimanche reported on Sunday.
Switzerland's financial industry could lose 20,000 jobs in the coming years due to the "economic war" being waged by the EU and US against its top banks, the head of UBS warned in an interview Sunday.
A Swiss woman abducted last week in rebel-held Timbuktu in northern Mali has been snatched from her captors by armed Islamists who want to free her, several security sources said Sunday.
"He is evil. Pure evil. A robot," Sihen Naidja says, her voice trembling, when asked how she experienced the first week of Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik's trial.
German police are hunting two football hooligans who attacked a player from their rival team, hitting in him in the face as he left a disco and breaking his nose.
Swiss food giant Nestle said on Monday it has agreed to pay $11.85 billion to acquire infant food maker Pfizer Nutrition, which generates about 85 percent of its sales from emerging markets.
Racist slurs uttered by Malmö police officers while responding to disturbances in the city's Rosengård district can be attributed to "stress", according to an officer who was present at the December 2008 incident.
Socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande on Sunday rejected President Nicolas Sarkozy's challenge to hold three televised debates with him before the second round vote on May 6.
President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Sunday he was facing the second round of France's presidential vote with confidence despite his first-round loss to Socialist Francois Hollande.
European papers predicted Nicolas Sarkozy would struggle to keep his job after his Socialist rival drew first blood in Sunday polling but stressed far-right candidate Marine Le Pen could decide the May 6 run-off.
Duelling left-right rivals Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy launched the race for the French presidential run-off on Monday, a race shaken up by the far-right's record first-round score.
Nearly half of all German companies have been victims of spy attacks, a new study shows, with one in five having lost information directly to competitors. The rest knew they were losing information, but did not know to whom.
Sweden's finance minister Anders Borg warned at the weekend that the United States was losing its influence on the global economic stage.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao officially opened the Hannover Messe, the world's biggest industry and trade fair, on Sunday evening.
Sweden's enterprise minster Annie Lööf has come in for heavy criticism following a blunder about Sweden’s arms exports.