Three kangaroos staged a daring escape from a wildlife park near Frankfurt by going under rather than over the fences - thanks to the work of fox and wild boar accomplices.
A 33-year-old Stockholm woman, in hospital after jumping from a bridge holding her 3-month-old baby, has been interrogated by police, who after the baby’s death classify the case as a suspected murder.
A secretly leaked picture of a screw from an Apple iPhone that has been making the rounds on the internet has turned out to be a hoax started by a Swedish company.
The man who stole an ornate bishop’s staff that once belonged to the legendary Cardinal Graf von Galen of Munster has returned it to the church.
There are few topics that get Sweden’s otherwise lagom blood boiling with debate more than immigration, integration and all that comes in between.
While Olympic stars Usain Bolt, Chris Hoy and Jessica Ennis can probably choose between lucrative sponsorship and advertising deals, the Germans have come out of the Games without any stars likely to pick up such deals.
German beekeepers worried that too much corn will lead to a decline in bee populations are proposing wildflowers be used to fuel biogas plants instead.
Iraq on Sunday gave French energy giant Total an ultimatum to either end its dealings with the autonomous Kurdistan region in the north or to sell its stake in a giant southern oilfield.
Sweden announced Monday that it was provisionally suspending aid to Rwanda pending clarification of reports that the central African nation has backed rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Sweden’s minister for defence Karin Enström, slammed by human rights organizations for refusing to call Saudi Arabia a "dictatorship", has been forced to change her mind on the issue.
Syria's top representative at the UN Human Rights Council said Monday he had defected because he no longer felt able in that position to do anything for the Syrian people.
Norwegian authorities could have prevented the first of the twin attacks that killed 77 people in July 2011 and arrested Anders Behring Breivik sooner as he carried out the second, investigators said on Monday.
A South African high court ruled Monday that the murder trial of Swedish honeymooner Anni Dewani will start this week after the man accused of gunning her down was found fit to stand trial.
France came seventh in the Olympic league table, winning 34 medals in total - seven less than in Beijing. But as the athletes file onto the Eurostar before a homecoming parade along the Champs Elysée Monday evening, what is the French press saying about the games?
The Swedish Data Inspection Board (Datainspektionen) has given the government thumbs up to start a register of blacklisted sports supporters, as long as a few changes are made to the scheme in order to safeguard personal integrity.
Voters across Switzerland will decide next month on a national initiative to protect people from second-hand smoke from cigarettes.
An axe-wielding man seen roaming the streets of Östersund on Saturday was reported to the police by worried residents, before it was discovered he was simply taking part in a children’s treasure hunt.
This Week's Highlights: Alice in Wonderland in Hamburg, Le Corbusier in Munich, and a summer festival at the Frankfurt Zoo.
Almost a million partygoers swarmed the centre of Zurich for the annual Street Parade, the biggest outdoor party in Switzerland, which wound down in the wee hours of Sunday.
Germany's main opposition Social Democratic Party (SPD) looks set to become devoured by the question of who will lead them into next autumn’s election - despite their best efforts to avoid a decision until early next year.
A disappointing Olympics for Norway ended on a high note as the women’s handball team struck gold, following the shining example set earlier by retiring canoeist Eirik Verås Larsen.
"Ready, set, PULLLLL!" About 150 men took part in the annual Alpine finger wrestling championship in the southern German town of Lenggries on Sunday.
Switzerland’s national TV network, SF, received an earful of complaints after the broadcaster pulled the plug on coverage of the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games before the event ended.
Defending men's handball champions France were pushed all the way in a gripping Olympic final on Sunday but retained their crown, edging a tight contest to beat unfancied Sweden 22-21.
French prosecutors on Sunday brought charges including raping a minor against a paedophile who has admitted to five serious sexual assaults on girls at French campsites this summer.
For Indians living abroad, handling financial matters back home is a very important issue. Whether you have to meet a bill payment, pay tuition fees or want to send money to your family in India; money transfer is one of the most essential services for non-resident Indians.
Hundreds of firms that use a lot of energy are to be freed from grid charges, leaving small companies and consumers to pick up the €440-million bill for the let-off in 2012 alone.
A Swiss hospital announced on Friday that it has lifted a moratorium on religiously-motivated circumcisions imposed in July in the wake of a court ruling in neighbouring Germany.
Accusations that Swiss banks are helping German citizens dodge taxes grew Saturday, as Switzerland's President Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf dismissed the charges.
A Swiss woman being held hostage in eastern Yemen has made a second video appeal to the Swiss government to help her, the Sonntags Zeitung reported on Sunday.
A South Korean climber and an Austrian BASE-jumper lost their lives in the Swiss Alps over the weekend, police in Bern Canton said on Sunday.
A gas explosion ripped a huge hole in the side of a Berlin house on Sunday afternoon. The sole tenant - known to his neighbours as the "the gasman" because of his helpful repairs - survived.
Sweden's Prince Carl Philip has spoken out after he was attacked on Saturday night outside a nightclub in France, explaining that the assailant was unknown to him and that the matter is being investigated internally.
Two early goals gifted Bayern Munich the German Super Cup on Sunday as they defeated Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund with Mario Mandzukic and Thomas Müller netting in the opening 11 minutes.
Two dog owners have been remanded in custody on the suspicion of torturing two puppy dogs to death, in what is believed to have been an attempt for an insurance payout.
Sweden's embassy in Minsk has received a threat against Swedish nationals in Belarus, following the recent expulsion of the Swedish ambassador and diplomats, the foreign ministry said Sunday.