Swiss cinema starts English film nights
Switzerland

Swiss cinema starts English film nights

Rather than close the 60-year-old Cinema Leuzinger in Rapperswil-Jona, a charming town of 27,000 on the shores of Lake Zurich, new owner Kinoevent reopens its doors to the first event cinema screening, in English.

Clash with the Cowboys at Super Bowl celebrations
Switzerland

Clash with the Cowboys at Super Bowl celebrations

Any football fan knows the Germans have historically proven pretty adept at a kick-about. But not every game has two halves. With Super Bowl Sunday coming soon, you could be celebrating the match in the company of the Munich Cowboys

American football touches down in Germany
Germany

American football touches down in Germany

Any football fan knows the Germans have historically proven pretty adept at a kick-about. But not every game has two halves.

Clash with the Cowboys at Super Bowl celebrations
France

Clash with the Cowboys at Super Bowl celebrations

Any football fan knows the Germans have historically proven pretty adept at a kick-about. But not every game has two halves. With Super Bowl Sunday coming soon, you could be celebrating the match in the company of the Munich Cowboys

Two women arrested for Lausanne library fire
Switzerland

Two women arrested for Lausanne library fire

Two women suspected of setting fire to Lausanne’s city library have been arrested, officials said on the weekend.

Two die in Swiss Alpine ski resort accidents
Switzerland

Two die in Swiss Alpine ski resort accidents

Accidents claimed the lives of a snowboarder and a toboggan rider in the Swiss Alps over the weekend.

Thousands march for French gay marriage law
France

Thousands march for French gay marriage law

Tens of thousands of gay rights campaigners packed the streets of Paris on Sunday to support the French government's bill to allow the legalization of gay marriage, two days before a key parliamentary debate on the hugely divisive issue.

Red Cross head voices concerns over Mali
Switzerland

Red Cross head voices concerns over Mali

The head of the Geneva-based Red Cross has voiced his deep concern about the humanitarian situation in Mali, where French-led forces have been waging an offensive against Islamist groups in the north for over two weeks.

‘No relaxing’ advised as Davos forum ends
Switzerland

‘No relaxing’ advised as Davos forum ends

The world's political and business elite headed home on Sunday from this year's Davos forum with warnings that while the worst of the financial crisis seems over there is still much to be done.

Topless feminists protest against Davos forum
Switzerland

Topless feminists protest against Davos forum

A trio of topless feminist activists set off pink flares and staged a noisy protest in the bitter cold outside the Davos forum for the global elite over the weekend.

EU rules stop Swedish ‘potency mustard’
Sweden

EU rules stop Swedish ‘potency mustard’

Unable to prove its claims of heightened virility, a local Swedish firm which manufactures a mustard has been warned to stop selling its "potency mustard" in order to conform to stricter EU rules, according to a report by Sveriges Radio.

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Switzerland

Women seek equality at male-dominated Davos

One of the most noticeable aspects of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, a gathering of the world's top CEOs, politicians and officials, is the male dominance on the various panels.

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Sweden

SAS announces a further 200 job cuts

Scandinavian airline SAS has announced that a further 200 administrative jobs are set to be cut, on top of the 800 already announced at the struggling carrier.

FDP celebrate under-fire election candidate
Germany

FDP celebrate under-fire election candidate

Rainer Brüderle, the Free Democratic Party's lead candidate for this year's general election, enjoyed his party's cheers at a reception on Sunday. But a majority of Germans want him to apologize to a reporter who accused him of inappropriate behaviour.

Rio gives Carnival a Teutonic touch
Germany

Rio gives Carnival a Teutonic touch

One of the oldest and most successful dance schools in Rio de Janeiro chose to go for a German theme at this year's Carnival. The only trouble: German firms have been less than enthusiastic about sponsorship deals.

Grown men shiver in cold to be in Clooney film
Germany

Grown men shiver in cold to be in Clooney film

Around 3,500 men queued up in the wintry weather outside Berlin this weekend for the chance to appear as a soldier in George Clooney's latest movie The Monuments Men.

Federer positive despite defeat down under
Switzerland

Federer positive despite defeat down under

Swiss tennis star Roger Federer is shrugging off his defeat to Any Murray and looking forward to the rest of the 2013 season “with a good feeling”.

Wintry weather hits dozens of flights
Germany

Wintry weather hits dozens of flights

Lufthansa was forced to cancel 33 flights at Frankfurt airport on Sunday as snow and ice were expected to make runways unsafe. But last week's total shutdown is not likely to be repeated.

Mali: French forces advance on rebel north
France

Mali: French forces advance on rebel north

French air strikes destroyed the home of the leader of an Al-Qaeda-linked group in northern Mali as French-led forces advanced on Sunday on the Islamist stronghold of Timbuktu.

Merkel: Holocaust guilt is ‘everlasting’
Germany

Merkel: Holocaust guilt is ‘everlasting’

Germany has "an everlasting responsibility" for the crimes committed by the Nazis, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday, just days ahead of the 80th anniversary of Adolf Hitler's takeover of power.

Every third Swede suffers sleeping disorder: study
Sweden

Every third Swede suffers sleeping disorder: study

One in three Swedes suffer from some type of sleeping disorder, a new survey of 25,000 adults has shown.

Police raid flat to find war game-playing teens
Sweden

Police raid flat to find war game-playing teens

A group of teenagers engaged in a session of the PC combat game Call of Duty found themselves face to face with a unit of armed police on Saturday after passers-by had responded to the noise of gunfire and cries of help.

Leverkusen ground to 0-0 by gritty Freiburg
Germany

Leverkusen ground to 0-0 by gritty Freiburg

Bayer Leverkusen reclaimed second place in the Bundesliga from defending champions Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, despite being held to a goalless draw at Freiburg.

Wolf spotted roaming central Gothenburg
Sweden

Wolf spotted roaming central Gothenburg

A wolf was spotted in several locations around central Gothenburg on Saturday, with attempts to track the elusive animal proving unsuccessful.