German authorities not only ignored crucial warnings ahead of the 1972 Olympics attack on Israeli athletes which ended in a bloodbath – they also hid their errors for 40 years, according to newly uncovered documents.
West Ham United have signed teenage goalkeeper Raphael Spiegel from Swiss side Grasshopper Zurich for an undisclosed fee, the newly-promoted Premier League side announced on Monday.
After reports of the mistreatment of foreign berry pickers in the Swedish forests, new guidelines were issued last year to make it harder for companies to take advantage of foreign labour - but these don't apply for workers from EU countries.
A surfer died on Monday on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion after a shark bit off his leg, officials said.
Bergen in western Norway experienced its wettest July day in more than seven decades on Sunday as the summer sun remained conspicuous by its absence.
Students are increasingly starting university without the reading and writing skills needed for a degree, a recent survey of German professors revealed on Monday.
Stanislas Wawrinka will carry the Swiss flag at Friday's Olympic Games opening ceremony, taking over from 2008 gold medal winning teammate Roger Federer who performed the duty in Athens and Beijing.
A new train service challenged Deutsche Bahn's monopoly of the German rail network on Monday, hitting the rails to take passengers between Hamburg and Cologne for as little as €20.
Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery and weapons crimes after a truck driver was beaten and robbed of 450 litres of diesel fuel at a rest area north of Gothenburg.
A 300-year-old skull with traces of brain tissue has been located by divers excavating the royal ship Kronan in the waters off the Baltic Sea island of Öland.
Oil rig workers should be paid an extra 4,600 kroner ($750) a day for the inconvenience of having to share a cabin with an employee working another shift, a Norwegian labour union has argued.
Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt has announced that Sweden has joined forces with Poland, Italy and Spain to work for Europe to assume its global security responsibility and to strengthen the EU's voice for peace.
A dentist in eastern Germany who said robbers cut off his index finger with garden shears may have done it himself for an insurance payment, police said on Monday.
The shredding of secret service files on the German far-right scene could well have ruined any hope of banning the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD), a government party spokesman said on Monday.
A man attending a party in rural Jämtland in northern Sweden on Saturday was given a fright after getting lost in the woods and coming face to face with a hungry bear.
Switzerland has been implicated among an array of tax havens harbouring a staggering $21 trillion of offshore assets stashed by the super-rich worldwide, a new report charges.
Northern skies, reindeer carpaccio and house-jumping parties; ex-Londoner Paul Connolly finds out that all is not always what it seems when relocating to northern Sweden.
Police in the south of France have launched an investigation after a woman claimed she was beaten up by seven men in Viviez for attending a party during Ramadan.
Lausanne’s Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) has become the first Swiss university to offer courses on an online learning platform that promises to revolutionize higher education.
German Olympic fencer Imke Duplitzer has launched an extraordinary attack on the Olympic governing bodies, calling the Games "a sales show with a funfair stall attached."
A Paris jeweller has been charged with manslaughter after shooting dead a man who attempted to steal from his city centre shop last week.
Claes-Håkan Svensson of Varberg in western Sweden was surprised to find a postcard addressed to his deceased father amongst his morning mail, before realizing that the card had been sent by his sister some 50 years ago.
It has become increasingly difficult for undocumented immigrants, whose application for permanent residence in Sweden has been rejected, to apply a second time, according to a new report by national broadcaster Sveriges Radio (SR).
A mysterious black cat has been spotted in Provence, south of France, with witnesses claiming it drank from their pool and ran by their legs while jogging.
Germans hoping to see US presidential candidate Mitt Romney on his European trip will be disappointed, as the Republican has cancelled a Berlin visit amid fears of failing to draw the crowds that President Obama did four years ago.
Five people were injured from the shooting flames of a gas bottle that set afire a food stall at the Blue Balls music festival in Lucerne on Sunday night.
Some 50,000 people attended a concert in Oslo on Sunday evening to mark the first anniversary of the gun and bomb rampage by Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, which claimed 77 lives.
Retail bank Raiffeisen is Switzerland's latest institution to part with its US clients because of increasing red tape and amid an ongoing tax row with the United States, media reports said on Saturday.
Police in western Sweden have been ordered to cease pouring seized alcoholic drinks down the drain due to the risk of poisoning the local water supply.
Switzerland's second bank Credit Suisse said it has not found any "significant problem", after cooperating with a Swiss investigation into the Libor interest rate-rigging scandal.
The federal police force has spent nearly a million euros of German taxpayer's money on training border guards in Saudi Arabia, the government has admitted.
Bradley Wiggins was crowned Britain's first Tour de France champion on Sunday after helping Sky team-mate Mark Cavendish to secure a fourth consecutive stage win on the world-famous Champs Elysees.
Three armed men robbed the vicar of a UNESCO listed church on Saturday night - waking him up at home and forcing him to hand over valuables. Around one million tourists visit the Wies Church in Bavaria every year.
German Economy Minister and Vice-Chancellor Philipp Rösler on Sunday reiterated his doubts about whether debt-mired Greece would be able to stay in the eurozone, saying the "horror" of a potential exit had worn off.
Swedish politician Aron Modig, the current chair of the Christian Democrats youth wing (KDU), has been injured in a car crash on Cuba which claimed the lives of two renowned critics of the Castro regime.
Slovenia's Polona Hercog successfully defended her Swedish Open title on Sunday after recovering from a set down to defeat French hope Mathilde Johansson.