Swiss massively back executive pay curbs
Switzerland

Swiss massively back executive pay curbs

Swiss voters overwhelmingly backed a package of measures that will sharply restrict executive pay and force business leaders to give up golden parachutes in a referendum on Sunday.

No to passport-free travel for Bulgaria, Romania
Germany

No to passport-free travel for Bulgaria, Romania

Germany will veto Romania and Bulgaria joining the Schengen passport-free zone if the two countries push their membership at an EU meeting this week, German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich warned on Sunday.

Norwegian Aukland wins Sweden’s Vasaloppet
Sweden

Norwegian Aukland wins Sweden’s Vasaloppet

Norwegian skier Jörgen Aukland won Sweden's gruelling Vasaloppet cross-country ski race on Sunday pipping Swede Daniel Tynell into second place.

Three die in Gibraltar Strait rescue drama
Spain

Three die in Gibraltar Strait rescue drama

Two people including a Moroccan rescuer died after a dinghy carrying African immigrants capsized in the Strait of Gibraltar, and two others remained missing on Saturday, a maritime rescue spokesman told AFP.

Moderate support drops to three-year low
Sweden

Moderate support drops to three-year low

Support for the Moderate Party is at its lowest for three years, according to a new collated survey published on Sunday.

Woman returns 8 years after shock deportation
Germany

Woman returns 8 years after shock deportation

A Kurdish woman whose deportation to Turkey in 2005 was denounced by many as inhumane returned to Germany on Sunday to be reunited with her husband and two daughters, whom she had not seen for eight years.

Business brief: hotel.info – 210,000 hotels worldwide
Germany

Business brief: hotel.info – 210,000 hotels worldwide

This online company offers a wide variety of hotels, both regional and worldwide. They guarantee the best price when booking a hotel and have created a product that customers not only want to not only use, but recommend using.

Sun to return after three month absence
Germany

Sun to return after three month absence

After the darkest winter in over 60 years, finally a reason to be cheerful: throw off those winter coats, the German weather service is predicting a warm, sunny week with temperatures up to 15 degrees.

Skistar admits errors in avalanche procedures
Sweden

Skistar admits errors in avalanche procedures

Swedish ski resort operator Skistar has admitted mistakes that could have prevented a 20-year-old man being dragged into an avalanche in Tegelfjäll in northern Sweden on Saturday.

Geneva car show opens amid industry gloom
Switzerland

Geneva car show opens amid industry gloom

The Geneva International Motor Show opens this week amid a recession for the European car industry that shows little sign of easing.

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Switzerland

UN offers to facilitate Syria peace talks

United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon stated on Saturday that the world body would be prepared to broker peace talks between Syria's regime and opposition.

Embassy helped save Malian cultural treasure
Germany

Embassy helped save Malian cultural treasure

Details have emerged of the involvement of German embassy staff in Mali in a secret operation to smuggle hundreds of thousands of centuries-old manuscripts out of Timbuktu, saving them from destruction by Islamist fighters.

Wilkinson seeks Toulon career extension
France

Wilkinson seeks Toulon career extension

English rugby veteran Jonny Wilkinson has declared that he wants to prolong his career with French Top 14 finalists Toulon beyond the end of the season.

Finding a new school that makes the grade
Sweden

Finding a new school that makes the grade

The checklist when moving to a new country can be pretty long. There’s finding a home from home and safely shipping belongings to new shores. When moving as a family, however, securing the right school is a top priority for parents.

French diners feast on Indonesian frogs
France

French diners feast on Indonesian frogs

Though diners in white table-clothed French brasseries may not know it, their frogs legs are most likely caught by hunters in the dead of the night in the murky swamps of tropical Indonesia and sold at local markets.

Germany calls on Italy’s ‘sense of responsibility’
Germany

Germany calls on Italy’s ‘sense of responsibility’

Germany's leaders said over the weekend they were confident that Italian politicians would act responsibly and continue structural reforms following an inconclusive election last week.

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Norway

Norway hikes oil and gas reserves estimate

Norway last week increased estimates of undiscovered oil and gas in its waters by 15 percent, much of it in the Barents Sea.

Lars Vilks on Al-Qaeda ‘wanted dead or alive’ list
Sweden

Lars Vilks on Al-Qaeda ‘wanted dead or alive’ list

Controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks is reported to be one of eleven people on a list of targets for extremists published by an Al-Qaeda linked group, according to a Reuters report

Zlatan goal ruled out as PSG slump to defeat
Sweden

Zlatan goal ruled out as PSG slump to defeat

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a goal rule incorrectly for offside as Paris Saint Germain suffered a shock 1-0 defeat away to struggling Reims despite the

Bundeswehr ‘bullied’ by Turkish troops
Germany

Bundeswehr ‘bullied’ by Turkish troops

German troops deployed on the Turkish-Syrian border are being badly treated by their Turkish hosts and NATO partners, a government report said over the weekend.