Geneva police probe second murder of 2013
Switzerland

Geneva police probe second murder of 2013

Police are investigating the murder of a Geneva man found dead over the weekend in the garage of the building where he was renting an apartment in Onex, a suburb of the Swiss city.

Federer eases to 55th victory at French Open
Switzerland

Federer eases to 55th victory at French Open

Switzerland’s Roger Federer enjoyed an untroubled start to his 54th consecutive Grand Slam at the the French Open in Paris on Sunday.

Elephant escapes circus and rams family home
Sweden

Elephant escapes circus and rams family home

A family in Värnamo in southern Sweden awoke on Sunday morning to find an Indian elephants wandering about in their garden after having escaped from a circus which had set up camp in the vicinity.

State: school shooting killer mother must pay
Germany

State: school shooting killer mother must pay

German lawyers have said they will demand millions of euros in damages from the mother of a boy who killed himself and 14 people and injured a further 14 in a school shooting in 2009, for what they say was a breach of duty on her part.

Malmö drug use revealed by ‘collective urine’ test
Sweden

Malmö drug use revealed by ‘collective urine’ test

Around 5 percent of residents aged 15-65 in Malmö and Lund use cannabis, amphetamines or cocaine, according to tests carried out on waste water.

Germany renews support for Syrian rebels
Germany

Germany renews support for Syrian rebels

The German government will be renewing and stepping up its support for the Syrian rebels in the fight against President Bashar al-Assad, according to a report in Der Spiegel magazine due to be published on Monday.

One third of customers face discrimination
Germany

One third of customers face discrimination

Whether on the basis of age, appearance or sex - one in three customers are discriminated against in Germany over the course of a year, according to a report due to be published on Monday.

‘Frankfurt weathers euro crisis better than rivals’
Germany

‘Frankfurt weathers euro crisis better than rivals’

With banking union brewing and London mulling an EU exit, analysts are wondering whether Frankfurt is ready to take on the mantle as Europe's unchallenged financial capital.

Bahn ‘drone’ helicopter to hunt graffiti vandals
Germany

Bahn ‘drone’ helicopter to hunt graffiti vandals

The writing is clearly on the wall for illegal graffiti artists, as Deutsche Bahn (DB) plans to deploy unmanned mini-helicopter drones to film, track and hunt them down, it emerged on Sunday.

Swiss police clash with protesters at techno rally
Switzerland

Swiss police clash with protesters at techno rally

Tear gas shrouded the picturesque heart of Bern on Sunday as police fought back protesters at a politically-tinged techno parade.

Green Party abandons ‘citizen income’ goal
Sweden

Green Party abandons ‘citizen income’ goal

Sweden's Green Party has discarded its long-standing policy of a guaranteed minimum income, or 'citizenship income', according to a decision at the party's congress in Västerås in eastern Sweden.

VW’s 75th birthday marred by Nazi roots
Germany

VW’s 75th birthday marred by Nazi roots

Europe's number one carmaker Volkswagen is not keen on celebrating the 75th birthday of its German home town of Wolfsburg on Sunday because of the long shadow cast by Adolf Hitler there.

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Sweden

Swedish union leaders suspected of gang rape

Several union leaders are suspected of having raped a female colleague at a conference in Sandviken in central Sweden in April, according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter (DN) daily.

Police on alert for Paris gay marriage protest
France

Police on alert for Paris gay marriage protest

French police were on alert Sunday ahead of a mass protest in Paris against a new gay marriage law, with hardline activists expected to mingle among 200,000 demonstrators.

Spain and France agree on fishing quota swap

Spain and France agree on fishing quota swap

Spain and France have reached an agreement on swapping fishing quotas which will allow for Spain to fish more hake and monkfish, authorities said on Saturday.

French soldier stabbed on patrol in Paris
France

French soldier stabbed on patrol in Paris

A French soldier has been stabbed while on patrol in Paris but President Francois Hollande said the attack could not "at this stage" be linked to the murder of a military man in London.

Stockholm riots starting to ease: police
Sweden

Stockholm riots starting to ease: police

Cars were torched and police faced stone-throwing youths in Stockholm's immigrant-dominated suburbs early Sunday, but the nightly riots that have raged for a week appeared to be easing, police said.