The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse will on Thursday attempt its first intercontinental flight, travelling from Switzerland to Morocco without using a drop of fuel, organisers said.
The art collection of the late St-Moritz-based playboy Gunter Sachs, featuring works celebrating his obsession with his former wife Brigitte Bardot, on Tuesday fetched over $56 million at a London sale.
A French judge on Wednesday asked a mediator to resolve a dispute pitting Internet giant Google against anti-racism groups who object to the search engine suggesting users add "Jew" to name searches.
Former students of prestigious Swedish boarding school Lundsberg have shared tales of "Lord of the Flies" bullying including forced oral sex and eating manure amid a battle over the school's refusal to acknowledge certain claims.
Video: Who cares about the audience? They'll soon all be dead anyway: French auteur Leos Carax told Cannes without a blush on Wednesday, saying he makes his films for himself.
Greece and other southern European states will need new so-called debt "haircuts" or write-offs, Philippe Aghion, an advisor to French President Francois Hollande, said on Wednesday.
French President François Hollande and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy jumped on a train to travel from Paris to Brussels for an EU summit on Wednesday, their entourages told AFP.
In a direct challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, Bavarian State Premier Horst Seehofer warned that his state will go it alone if the government doesn’t speed up the nuclear phase-out.
Nearly 17 million foreign tourists visited Sweden in 2011, and almost all of them enjoyed their stay, according to a new report.
A large majority of Germans view Israel as "aggressive" and think Germany no longer has a special obligation to the Jewish nation, according to an opinion poll released Wednesday ahead of a state visit by Germany's president.
The largest building to be moved in Europe, by Oerlikon Station in Zurich, is in the process of being slid 60 metres to one side.
The eastern German city of Leipzig is being rocked by a property scandal after the local council allegedly sold homes without tracking down the rightful owners, pocketing over €6 million.
Harald Kindermann, the German ambassador to Sweden, talks to The Local about the importance of the German language, nuclear power, and the legacy of the Stasi.
Microsoft has said it will put Google Street View rival Bing Streetside back online in Germany as soon as possible, just days after the panorama-view map service was deactivated due to data protection concerns.
How did a small country like Sweden come to produce so many brilliant film directors? In part, at least, because one particularly talented man led the way.
Enrollment of non-European students in Swedish universities decline drastically following the introduction of tuition fees last year, with engineering students from Asia being among those most affected by the change, a new analysis has found.
Britain's Supreme Court said on Wednesday it will give its judgement in the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's long-running fight against extradition to Sweden on May 30th.
A German software executive has been charged with four counts of burglary in California after he was caught switching bar codes on seven of boxes of Lego to give himself large discounts.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær has ruled himself out of the manager's job at English Premier League side Aston Villa, after agreeing with his Norwegian club Molde that only his former club Manchester United could tempt him away.
The number of smokers in France is rising, and one in three people in France now puffs away - despite the ban on smoking in bars and restaurants.
Four tanker trucks crashed in a serial collision in central Sweden on Tuesday, causing one of them to rise up high in the air and resulting in major delays in traffic.
A jumbo jet travelling from Paris to Charlotte in the United States was diverted after a Frenchwoman claimed she had a device implanted on her body.
A swindler in Paris's wealthy western suburbs targetted wealthy grannies, using the phone book to spot potential victims with old-fashioned names.
Young people are getting hooked on the internet more than drugs, a new report says. As many as 250,000 14 to 24-year-olds are now addicted to the internet, while drug abuse is dropping.
Between 15,000 and 25,000 people attempt to kill themselves in Switzerland every year, according to a new survey, confirming Switzerland's place as one of the suicide capitals of Europe.
A young survivor of self-confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik's massacre on a Norwegian island last July told his trial on Tuesday of her initial disbelief over the bloodbath unfolding in front of her eyes.
Voter confidence in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling party waned drastically last week, a new poll said. The slump is another blow for the Christian Democratic Union, darkening its prospects for next year's election.
Norway's economy grew by 1.1 percent in the first quarter 2012 on the back of a strong performance by manufacturing and industrial services, according to new official statistics published on Tuesday.
An 84-year-old woman from Karlskrona in southern Sweden who had been enjoying the warm sunshine on her balcony unexpectedly fell through the seat and remained stuck there for two days before she was rescued by anxious friends.
Three women have been arrested in Malmö for their suspected involvement with the killing of a 48-year-old man who was gunned down in broad daylight on January 3rd.
The art collection of the late German-born playboy Gunter Sachs, featuring works celebrating his obsession with his former wife Brigitte Bardot, on Tuesday fetched over $56 million at a London sale.
A doctor in Malmö in southern Sweden has been fired after punching and refusing to treat a female patient he thought was drunk. The matter has also been reported to police.
Police are searching for the men involved in a dramatic highway robbery in Stockholm on Tuesday night, in which one car was stolen at gunpoint and an armoured transport vehicle was rammed.
A 16-year-old schoolboy has solved a mathematical problem which has stumped mathematicians for centuries, a newspaper report said. The boy put the historical breakthrough down to “schoolboy naivety.”
Police arrested an armed 14-year-old boy Tuesday after he opened fire with at least one weapon at his school in southern Germany, authorities said.
A man made police work easy on Tuesday after he got wedged into a fence while trying to make a getaway after an attempted robbery.