Real edge Valladolid in seven-goal thriller
Spain

Real edge Valladolid in seven-goal thriller

Real Madrid forced Barcelona to delay their title celebrations as two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo helped them to a 4-3 win over Valladolid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Spain authorities help rescue 66 migrants at sea
Spain

Spain authorities help rescue 66 migrants at sea

Spanish and Moroccan emergency services on Saturday rescued 66 African immigrants trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar in flimsy boats.

Actress Keira Knightley weds in south of France
France

Actress Keira Knightley weds in south of France

British actress Keira Knightley married singer James Righton in a discreet ceremony in the southern French village of Mazan on Saturday, according to the mayor.

Three arrests over Boxholm murder
Sweden

Three arrests over Boxholm murder

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who was found dead in an apartment in Boxholm, southeast Sweden in the early hours of Saturday.

CDU: Zero tolerance for terrorism sympathizers
Germany

CDU: Zero tolerance for terrorism sympathizers

Germany’s Christian Democrats are planning to include in their election programme a proposal to criminalize terrorist sympathizers, Die Welt reported.

Detectives’ beloved sausage kiosk re-opens
Germany

Detectives’ beloved sausage kiosk re-opens

The famous sausage kiosk featured in the wildly popular Tatort detective series has reopened in Cologne.

Online threats against teen cat killer
Sweden

Online threats against teen cat killer

The 16-year-old who admitted to torturing and killing cats in Gothenburg is being hounded on the internet, with threats directed at the teenager and his family on forums like Flashback, which was also instrumental in the police investigation.

Barroso defends Merkel on austerity
Germany

Barroso defends Merkel on austerity

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso on Saturday defended German Chancellor Angela Merkel against criticism that she is to blame for harsh austerity measures being implemented across Europe.

New drive to address teacher shortage
Sweden

New drive to address teacher shortage

Stockholm University plans to launch a fast-track teaching course in a bid to counteract the shortage of qualified science teachers in Swedish schools.

Top Muslims: ‘terrorism not a topic for talks’
Germany

Top Muslims: ‘terrorism not a topic for talks’

Muslim leaders criticized on Saturday the agenda of the German Islamic Conference taking place next week. They do not want terrorism as a key subject, nor Islam critics to attend, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported.

Royal regalia heist shocks Swedish church
Sweden

Royal regalia heist shocks Swedish church

A sceptre and crown used in the sixteenth-century funeral of King Johan III were stolen during an overnight robbery at the Västerås Cathedral in central Sweden.

Germans still spend on classic greeting cards
Germany

Germans still spend on classic greeting cards

The advent of social media and smart phones might have sent shivers down the spines of those in the greeting card industry, but new figures suggest Germans are sending as many – or more – cards than ever.

Man behind French ‘heist of century’ hangs self
France

Man behind French ‘heist of century’ hangs self

Marc Armando, the suspected mastermind behind one of France's most spectacular bank heists two decades ago, has committed suicide in prison, sources close to the investigation said Saturday.

Sweden ‘far behind’ on counter-terrorism
Sweden

Sweden ‘far behind’ on counter-terrorism

Swedish Muslims fighting in Syria and other conflict zones could return home to carry out terror attacks and Sweden has a lot to learn from other EU countries when it comes to preventing Islamist terrorism, a new report claims.

Trust in Spain’s scandal-hit royals ‘hits new low’
Spain

Trust in Spain’s scandal-hit royals ‘hits new low’

Public confidence in Spain's royal family has plunged to a new low in the past year and a half since a corruption scandal engulfed King Juan Carlos' son-in-law, a survey showed on Friday.

Free Democrats prepare to reveal election plan
Germany

Free Democrats prepare to reveal election plan

Germany's FDP party is holding key talks this weekend, with the aim of boosting its image in the lead-up to federal elections in September. Hot button issues like the minimum wage and dealing with tax evasion are high on the agenda.