Two wounded in shooting as government sworn in
Italy

Two wounded in shooting as government sworn in

Two policemen were wounded in a shooting outside government offices in Rome on Sunday, just as the country's new coalition cabinet was being sworn in.

Public sector strike called off after pay deal
Sweden

Public sector strike called off after pay deal

A planned strike by Swedish public sector workers was called off on Sunday following a pay deal between employers and the unions.

Britain’s Froome wins Tour de Romandie
Switzerland

Britain’s Froome wins Tour de Romandie

British rider Chris Froome won the Tour de Romandie cycling race on Sunday — his third big win of the season.

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Sweden

Swedish-Eritrean funds end Egypt torture ordeal

Four Eritrean men have been freed from a torture camp in Egypt after money raised in Sweden was used to buy their way out.

SPD and Greens unite to battle election
Germany

SPD and Greens unite to battle election

Germany's Greens pledged to fight a joint battle with the centre-left Social Democrats against conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel in elections five months away as it wrapped up a three-day party congress Sunday.

‘I don’t regret trip’ says journalist shot in Syria
Germany

‘I don’t regret trip’ says journalist shot in Syria

Veteran German reporter Jörg Armbruster, who was shot while filming a documentary in Syria last month says he will not return to Aleppo where the attack took place.

‘Huelva is not what you’d call a beautiful city’
Spain

‘Huelva is not what you’d call a beautiful city’

In this week's edition of My Spain, The Local talks to Huelva-based English teacher David Eatwell about speaking French with a Spanish accent, living in a geographical backwater and what it's like to raise a child in Spain.

Conservative politician in hot water on fiancé’s job
Germany

Conservative politician in hot water on fiancé’s job

A conservative spokeswoman for family affairs, Dorothee Bär, is the latest in her party to be embroiled in the controversy surrounding members who installed their relatives in lucrative assistant roles.

Police investigate 14 suspected neo-Nazis
Germany

Police investigate 14 suspected neo-Nazis

Authorities in Germany are investigating 14 suspected members of neo-Nazi terror groups, news magazine Der Spiegel reports.

Swedish police smoke out major marijuana find
Sweden

Swedish police smoke out major marijuana find

Police in Oskarshamn in southern Sweden unearthed a large-scale marijuana farm on Saturday night.

Size matters for Swiss watches at Basel fair
Switzerland

Size matters for Swiss watches at Basel fair

It seems nothing is too big for Switzerland's watch industry, whose vast annual Baselworld trade fair is a touchstone for the health of a sector which has bucked the downbeat global economy.

Sweden Democrats fall in new voter poll
Sweden

Sweden Democrats fall in new voter poll

The Sweden Democrats (SD) have lost a third of their support since a record high in December, according to a new voter poll published on Sunday.

German man’s crocodile passion attracts tourists
Germany

German man’s crocodile passion attracts tourists

A small village in northern Germany has so many crocodiles - nearly one for every 60 people - that they have become something of a tourist attraction, even though they all live in one man's house.

Pensioners charged over Iron Maiden revenge
Sweden

Pensioners charged over Iron Maiden revenge

A 71-year-old woman and her 81-year-old husband grew so tired of the noises emanating from their neighbour that they took revenge by booming Iron Maiden at top volume.

French attacks on Merkel up heat on Hollande
France

French attacks on Merkel up heat on Hollande

An unusually virulent attack on Chancellor Angela Merkel by Francois Hollande's party has raised the pressure on France's president to stand up to his German counterpart and reignited the austerity debate in the crisis-hit eurozone.

Ancelotti denies move talks with Real Madrid
France

Ancelotti denies move talks with Real Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti moved Saturday to deny reports in Friday's Le Parisien newspaper he had told French Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain he would be leaving his post at the end of the season.

Buyer gobbles up chance to eat with elBulli chef
Spain

Buyer gobbles up chance to eat with elBulli chef

An Asian gourmand splashed out $36,750 at a New York auction to have dinner for four with famed chef Ferran Adrià.

Bayern determined to ‘finish job’ against Barca
Germany

Bayern determined to ‘finish job’ against Barca

Bayern Munich defender Daniel van Buyten has said the Bavarian giants head to Spain for Wednesday's Champions League semi-leg, return leg against Barcelona determined to finish the job after their stunning 4-0 first-leg victory.