Indian police arrest men for gang rape of Swiss
Switzerland

Indian police arrest men for gang rape of Swiss

Police in India say they have arrested a group of farmers in their 20s who confessed to gang-raping a Swiss cyclist, the latest in a series of shocking sex crimes in the country.

Gut manages podium finish minus ski pole
Switzerland

Gut manages podium finish minus ski pole

Swiss skier Lara Gut battled to a third-place finish after losing a pole in the World Cup women’s giant slalom race at Lenzerheide in the canton of Graubünden on Sunday.

Lausanne police confront 150 nightclub brawlers
Switzerland

Lausanne police confront 150 nightclub brawlers

Up to 150 hip-hop party-goers at a Lausanne nightclub fought in a brawl that spilled out into city streets early Sunday morning before officers arrived in force to subdue the combatants, police said.

Brit adjusts to plunge into international Geneva
Switzerland

Brit adjusts to plunge into international Geneva

When Michaelene Stack moved to Switzerland from England – for a job at the International School in Geneva – she found herself without friends and needing to brush up her French. Eight years on, the native of Scotland tells The Local how she adjusted to work at the world’s largest international school.

David Hasselhoff rallies support for Berlin Wall
Germany

David Hasselhoff rallies support for Berlin Wall

US entertainer David Hasselhoff on Sunday tried to rally support to halt the planned demolition of part of the Berlin Wall for luxury apartments along the German capital’s riverfront. Matthew Luxmoore reports.

Healthcare workers protest cost-control push
Spain

Healthcare workers protest cost-control push

Hundreds of Spanish doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers, many wearing white lab coats, marched in Madrid on Sunday against budget cuts and plans to partly privatise medical services.

Maritime rescue crew assists migrant boat
Spain

Maritime rescue crew assists migrant boat

Spanish authorities on Sunday intercepted a wooden fishing boat packed with 32 illegal immigrants, including a woman and her baby, which was trying to make landfall off the coast of Cadiz, a maritime rescue services spokesman said.

Smoke-filled cabin forces plane to land in Malmö
Sweden

Smoke-filled cabin forces plane to land in Malmö

A plane heading from Malmö Airport to Bromma was forced to return and make an emergency landing on Sunday after smoke was detected in the cabin.

Woman set on fire fighting for life
Germany

Woman set on fire fighting for life

A 20 year-old woman is in a critical condition in hospital after she was attacked with fuel and set alight.

Irish suffer injury blow ahead of Sweden clash
Sweden

Irish suffer injury blow ahead of Sweden clash

The Republic of Ireland were hit by a triple injury blow on Saturday as Aiden McGeady, Anthony Pilkington and Paul McShane were ruled out of Friday's World Cup qualifier against Sweden who also have injury concerns of their own.

Munich man rolled over by train survives
Germany

Munich man rolled over by train survives

An intoxicated man has escaped relatively unscathed after tumbling onto the tracks at the Leuchtenbergring S-Bahn train station in Munich, police said on Sunday.

Five-goal Madrid battle to beat Mallorca
Spain

Five-goal Madrid battle to beat Mallorca

Real Madrid assistant manager Aitor Karanka said they must stop conceding poor goals from set-pieces as the Spanish champions twice had to come from a goal down to beat Mallorca 5-2 at the Bernabeu on Saturday.

Anti-euro party enters German election race
Germany

Anti-euro party enters German election race

With only six months to go until German elections, a new anti-euro party is hoping to tap into growing euroscepticism in Europe's top economy and may take votes away from Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Minister calls for crackdown on extremism
Germany

Minister calls for crackdown on extremism

German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich has called for a tougher crack-down on religious fanaticism and on those inciting violence.

Conservatives: We’ll lower taxes too
Germany

Conservatives: We’ll lower taxes too

Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the CSU, will run its election campaign on a pledge to lower taxes, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Sunday.

Spain protesters accuse EU of bowing to markets
Spain

Spain protesters accuse EU of bowing to markets

Thousands of protesters marched Saturday in Madrid and other cities in Spain against European Union leaders' handling of the financial crisis, condemning "an EU that belongs to the markets".

Luleå gives Facebook ‘thumbs up’ in record bid
Sweden

Luleå gives Facebook ‘thumbs up’ in record bid

Some 2,493 inhabitants of Luleå in the far north of Sweden gathered on the ice on Saturday in a bid to break a Guinness World Record and celebrate that the municipality had surpassed 75,000 residents.

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Sweden

Neo-Nazi arrested for assault at Gävle demo

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting another man in connection with a far-right demonstration in Gävle in northern Sweden on Saturday.

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Sweden

Mink farm attacked by animal rights group

Around 50 protesters broke into a mink farm in Tomelilla in southern Sweden on Saturday afternoon, interfering with cages and disturbing the mating minks.

France claim wooden spoon despite win
France

France claim wooden spoon despite win

France landed the dreaded wooden spoon for the first time since 1999 despite beating Scotland 23-16 at the Stade de France on Saturday in their final Six Nations match.

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Switzerland

Thousands protest in Bern against austerity

Some 20,000 teachers, police, hospital workers and other civil servants gathered in Bern on Saturday to protest against austerity measures and demand better working conditions and salary increases, unions said.

Swiss tourist on cycle trip gang-raped in India
Switzerland

Swiss tourist on cycle trip gang-raped in India

A Swiss female tourist was gang-raped in central India in front of her husband, police said on Saturday, renewing the focus on the issue of sexual violence against women in the south Asian nation.

Depardieu denies he quit ‘sad France’ for tax cut
France

Depardieu denies he quit ‘sad France’ for tax cut

Calling France a "sad" place led by an uninspired government where people are "fed up", actor Gerard Depardieu dealt his former country a healthy dose of criticism Saturday, but denied he left for tax reasons.

Nigeria rules out ransom for kidnapped French
France

Nigeria rules out ransom for kidnapped French

Nigeria on Saturday ruled out a ransom payment to the kidnappers holding seven members of a French family as France's foreign minister held talks with President Goodluck Jonathan on the abductions.

Bayern strike again
Germany

Bayern strike again

Bayern Munich are just two wins from the Bundesliga title after their 2-1 victory at Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday allowed them to stay 20 points clear at the top of the table.