Five German climbers plunged to their deaths on Tuesday while hiking in the Swiss Alps, police said.
French police searched Nicolas Sarkozy's offices and home on Tuesday as part of their probe into claims the former president was involved in illegal political campaign financing, his lawyer said.
Julian Assange's Swedish lawyer on Monday reiterated fears that the WikiLeaks founder would not receive a fair trial in Sweden, where he stands accused of sex crimes allegedly committed against two women.
Human remains found at the foot of a Swiss glacier could belong to three members of a climbing party who disappeared in 1926, a report said on Tuesday.
Angela Merkel’s coalition partner has threatened to bring down her government if she continues to make concessions to Europe and accept financial burdens for Germany.
The globalization of the professional jobs market means that there is more pressure than ever on students to think strategically when choosing courses. For Wenwei Li from China, a Stockholm University MSc in banking and finance has helped secure a job as a financial analyst in Shanghai.
Over 60 percent of all bank card fraud in France happens online, despite internet transactions making up just 8 percent of the national total.
A 23-year-old man from southern Sweden has been convicted for defrauding two farmers after failing to deliver on a promise to deliver 90 head of cattle.
Sweden has been ranked as the second most innovative country in the world, and the first in the European Union, according to the 2012 Global Innovation Index.
Switzerland was on Tuesday named the world leader in innovation by a UN agency report that also warned of a two-speed Europe linked to the global economic crisis.
Munich university librarians have found a missing 500-year-old map by German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller. It is thought to be a smaller version of the 1507 Waldseemüller map that named the newly discovered continent "America."
A 19-year-old man has been detained for the suspected rape of at least five children between the ages of five and seven in central Sweden, crimes the man has partially confessed to, prosectors revealed on Tuesday.
A 10-day strike by more than 700 North Sea oil workers in Norway over pensions has led to production losses worth tens of millions of dollars per day, the employers' organisation OLF said on Tuesday.
German tax payers will face a bill of nearly €10 billion for the state-owned HRE “bad bank” to cover last year’s losses alone, while further billion-euro losses are expected this year.
If you want to study at a Swedish university as an international student, a scholarship could help you secure funding to cover the cost. Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg offers a range of scholarships sponsored by foundations, the Swedish state and business.
Despite calls for an end to the practice after the recent death in Oslo of a baby boy, Health Minister Anne Grete Strøm-Erichsen has said male circumcision will not be banned in Norway.
The trial of a Stockholm-area professor who cut off his wife’s lip and ate it began on Tuesday, with prosecutors predicting a severe punishment for the gruesome attack.
Jimmie Åkesson and the Sweden Democrats took centre stage on the opening day of Almedalen. Correspondent David Linden reflects at how, if at all, the party has changed.
Police have mobilized helicopters, boats and tracker dogs in their search for a young boy who has gone missing on a tiny island in the North Sea.
A record amount of rain fell on Zurich on Monday night, causing major disruption to the transport system.
Switzerland and Germany have finally reached an agreement aimed at restricting noise pollution from flights to Zurich airport.
More than 100 teenagers from across the globe gathered in Frankfurt this week to compete in the German Language Olympics, singling out their favourite words and aiming to learn new ones.
Swiss People’s Party politician Barbara Steinemann has shot back at critics of her plan to launch an initiative calling for social welfare statistics to reflect whether a Swiss is native or naturalized.
A stunning goal scored by Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Sweden's Euro 2012 match against France has been voted the best goal of the football tournament.
Three people, including the vice-president of a local chapter of the Bandidos gang, were killed in a high-speed road accident in northern Germany last weekend. The driver only survived after his legs were amputated at the scene.
The arrival of summer often means more cases of indecent exposure for Swedish police, yet researchers have found that in a field often thought to be male dominated, more Swedish women are also taking part – often online.
Pregnant women with a fear of childbirth need about an hour and a half more to bring their babies into the world than mums who take a more relaxed approach, a new Norwegian study has found.
A man was charged with fraud in Paris on Monday after telling the authorities he was the father of 18 children to 16 mothers, despite not being biologically related to any of them.
Private households in Germany will see their electricity prices soar to pay for the switch to renewable energy, while wholesale prices for big consumers would be unchanged, power group Vattenfall said on Tuesday.
A private German economics and business university is suing one of its students for lost income after he finished his Bachelors and Masters degrees in about a quarter of the normal time.
A truck carrying the sound system for pop-diva Madonna, who is set to perform in Gothenburg on Wednesday, flipped on its side on Tuesday morning, snarling traffic on a motorway outside the western Swedish city.
An experimental solar-powered aircraft that had been scheduled to depart Morocco for Spain on Tuesday for its return journey to Switzerland has been grounded by strong winds, organizers said.
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and wife Anne Sinclair have been separated for about a month, a source close to the one-time French presidential hopeful confirmed Monday.
A prematurely born baby boy was dropped on the floor by staff at the Skåne University Hospital in Malmö on Monday, in a neonatal unit which was understaffed at the time.
The number of people seeking asylum in Sweden increased by 30 percent during the first half of 2012 compared with the same period last year, new statistics show.
Pope Benedict XVI on Monday appointed German archbishop Ludwig Müller, a conservative theologian with liberal leanings, to head up the Vatican's powerful orthodoxy watchdog.
Global warming will soon leave the Bavarian Alps with just one shrinking glacier, regional authorities warned in their first glacier report on Monday.