Swiss manufacturer Stadler Rail unveiled on Wednesday a train 50 percent more powerful than its competitors, earning it a multi-million franc deal with a Brazilian buyer.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partners came out against the idea of an EU banking union on Wednesday, as the European Commission prepared to unveil new plans for winding up failing banks.
Diggers moved in to begin the demolition of an illegally-built castle in the German state of Hesse on Wednesday morning, crushing the dreams of the beekeeper who built it.
The killing of a mother-of-six by her mentally ill husband in Berlin this week prompted hundreds of men, mostly with a Turkish background, to gather at her house to speak out against domestic abuse. Jessica Ware went along.
Swedes celebrated National Day on Wednesday with events across the country, and in Stockholm at least the weather offered a sunny break from the recent rains.
An 18-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of having raped two ten-year-old girls at a school in western Sweden on Monday afternoon.
For Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard, adventure really is in the blood. By flying between continents in a solar-powered plane, the explorer has propelled himself again into the record books where two
generations of his family have also secured a place.
German parents who keep their young children at home rather than send them to day care look set to get money from the government, after the cabinet passed a controversial child care subsidy law on Wednesday.
A Kenyan court on Wednesday charged a Swiss man with being a member of Somalia's Al-Qaeda allied Shebab, the latest in a string of foreign nationals accused of links to the Islamist insurgents.
A leading member of Norway's ruling Labour Party, main target of Anders Behring Breivik's attacks that killed 77 people, took the stand Wednesday at his trial to praise the multiculturalism he condemns.
A 59-year-old man has been given a record fine of 23,200 francs for repeatedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
A love-struck young German's romantic plans went awry in a Bavarian village this week after he used fancy paper with a special seal to send a letter to his girlfriend. A neighbour feared it was a bomb and took it to the police.
France's new Socialist government rolled back an emblematic reform of Nicolas Sarkozy's administration on Wednesday with a decree lowering the retirement age from 62 to 60 for some workers, a minister said.
French prosecutors opened a preliminary investigation Tuesday after a former domestic worker for Bahrain's ambassador in France complained of sexual harassment, a judicial source said.
A far-reaching strike that has hit public services across Norway for the past 12 days ended on Tuesday night as unions and employers agreed on a new wage deal for municipal employees.
Germany’s top constitutional judge has slammed the country’s politicians for failing to come up with a decent suggestion for how to make election law more democratic – despite having three years to do their homework.
German coach Joachim Löw has set out refreshingly old-fashioned laws for his squad during the European Championships - a beer before bed is fine, wives and girlfriends are allowed into the hotel and even cigarettes are okay.
France's new President Francois Hollande was declared in good health on Tuesday after undergoing his first medical exam as head of state, the presidency said.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will discuss boosting his country's economic ties with Europe when he meets with French President François Hollande on Wednesday, his office said Tuesday.
45 percent of young adults say they feel lonely, a recent poll shows. Many say they don’t have enough money to go out or the confidence to make friends.
Video: Two roaming camels disrupted the traffic on a motorway near the city of Caen in the north of France on Monday. No accidents were reported.
Housing minister Cecile Duflot says she wants to decriminalise cannabis in France - a move that has angered her ministerial colleagues.
Swiss research into a little-known "hidden vitamin" thought to be present in milk has yielded astonishing results.
The step-son of a well-known Labour Party politician has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill both his step-father and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.
A major landslide on the Gotthard railway line has buried one man and significantly disrupted rail travel.
A solar plane made history on Tuesday by landing in the Moroccan capital after flying across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain on the world's first intercontinental flight in a plane powered by the sun.
Swedish researchers are hopeful that a new study published on Wednesday could represent a breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
Usain Bolt's pre-Olympic European roadshow touches down in the Norwegian capital on Thursday, the Jamaican track star aiming to ratchet up the pressure on pretenders to his double sprint crowns.
US credit ratings agency Moody's downgraded several German banks on Wednesday, including the country's second biggest Commerzbank.
Sweden beat Serbia 2-1 in their final pre-Euro friendly on Wednesday, securing an encouraging victory which nonetheless raised questions about whether the team's defence is up to scratch ahead of Euro 2012.
As the economic crisis intensifies in Greece, the number of Greeks coming to Sweden in search of housing and jobs has soared, a leader of the Scandinavian country's Greek community said Tuesday.
The Germany football team on Tuesday hit back at criticism from senior Jewish leader Dieter Graumann over the handling of their recent visit to former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The oldest known written ancient Hebrew other than the Bible has emerged as laws to protect slaves, widows, orphans and foreigners, according to the German theologian who translated the script.