Emergency services in southern Sweden were concentrating their efforts on Tuesday evening on preserving "important societal functions" as flood-levels continue to rise.
The body has been found of missing Costa Rican snowboarder Jorge Mario Brenes Jaikel, who disappeared near the Matterhorn on July 4th.
A German prostitute and drug addict whose marriage to a customer enabled her to kick her habit and become a doctor was jailed for 15 years on Tuesday – for murdering her husband.
Pope Benedict was obviously not amused when he saw himself pictured with yellow stains down his cassock on a German satire magazine in a nod to the Vatican leaks scandal. He has taken legal action to stop publication.
A Swedish woman was denied entry on to a roller coaster at an amusement park in western Sweden after ride attendants told her she was too wide to ride.
Taking a break from training, players in Narvik in northern Norway put their balls to one side to send a cheeky summer greeting to their fans on Facebook.
Stefan Löfven delivered his first speech at Almedalen as Social Democrat party leader, and while the rhetoric was solid, he has a tough road ahead to bring the party back to the pinnacle of Swedish politics, argues correspondent and commentator David Linden.
Two red panda cubs have been born at a Swedish wildlife park, having been specially bred for reintroduction into the Indian wilderness, zoologists confirmed Tuesday.
A three-week-old baby who was snatched from her pram as her mother was walking down the road in the Czech Republic last week has been found in Germany. A man and three women have been arrested.
Tour de France team Cofidis have suspended Frenchman Remy Di Gregorio over doping allegations, the team announced on the race's first rest day on Tuesday.
Just minutes after Maiken Fredriksen Iversen phoned Telenor to make a complaint, a disgruntled customer service agent sent her a text message to say he hoped she would burn in hell.
Police arrived early Tuesday morning at a crash in western Germany to find the autobahn drenched in a salad dressing-style spill after a truck loaded with mustard and vinegar skidded and crashed.
Stockholm has come in sixth place in a new ranking of the best cities in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) global "livability" ranking.
Nearly nine out of 10 top managers in Germany support Chancellor Angela Merkel's strategy for tackling the eurozone debt crisis, according to a new survey published on Tuesday.
A 52-year-old academic at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute who cut off his wife's lip and ate it to prevent her from kissing another man was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for the attack.
Health insurance premiums will rise by about three percent in Switzerland next year, according to price comparison site Comparis.ch.
Germany’s Constitutional Court began considering the permanent euro bailout fund on Tuesday - while politicians have been so openly pushing for a positive verdict, the justice minister told them to stop.
The former president refused to buy a flat with his wife Carla Bruni in Paris, because former boyfriend Mick Jagger owned one next door, a new book says.
A rap video featuring young men firing Kalashnikovs has sparked controversy in the southern town of Nice.
A young French man has filed a suit saying he was exluded from officer training when he failed to turn up for his exams after allegedly being raped.
German carmakers are enjoying unprecedented success in the US, but while sales are exceeding CEOs' dreams, the number of recalls has shot up - particularly for exclusive brands BMW and Porsche.
A 34-year-old man suspected of shooting his wife at a train station last week after she had left him, had previously sent Facebook and text messages promising to “finish her off”.
Police are investigating if a body found in Tuggen in canton Schwyz at the weekend could be that of a boat captain who went missing at the end of June.
The Power Big Meet car show in Västerås is an annual tradition for Swedes with a passion for 1950s-era Americana cars and culture. Contributor Nathalie Rothschild offers up a stunning photo essay of this year's event.
A street vendor's advertisement featuring the full, red lips of a woman wrapped around a thick sausage has caused a stir in a southern Sweden town, leaving gender experts outraged.
An armed man Tuesday took a parent hostage at a French school in a south-eastern Paris suburb but released his captive after negotiations and was then arrested, police said.
More rain is set to fall on Tuesday on parts of Sweden already struggling to deal with flooding caused by weekend downpours that have left many rivers swollen and turned backyards into lakes.
French President Francois Hollande will hold potentially combustible talks with Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday before meeting with Queen Elizabeth II during a one-day visit to Britain.
Norway's government intervened to end an offshore workers' strike just minutes ahead of a threatened lockout at the country's oil production sites, the labour ministry said on Tuesday.
Germany's Klaus Regling, head of the eurozone's temporary EFSF bailout fund, has been named to run its permanent successor, the European Stability Mechanism, the 17-nation group said Tuesday.
A US motorist who bought a Volvo in 1966 and already holds a Guinness World Record is about to pass the 3 million mile (4.8 million kilometre) mark in the nearly 50-year-old Swedish brand car.
Ecuador's ambassador to Washington expressed concerns Monday that granting political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could be used to discredit Quito in the United States.
Police sealed off a Bavarian lake over the weekend after a sighting of what could be a crocodile – and then sent in divers to see if they could find it. A night-time hunt was being planned for Monday.
German scientists have identified the long-sought after magnetic “compass” cell which allows a number of animal species to navigate via the earth’s magnetic field.