Bern boy dies after being hit by glacier rock
Switzerland

Bern boy dies after being hit by glacier rock

An 11-year-old boy from the canton of Bern died on Sunday after succumbing to injuries suffered while traversing the Gorner Glacier near Zermatt during an Alpine training course.

Turk arrested for 1998 Bern tearoom murders
Switzerland

Turk arrested for 1998 Bern tearoom murders

A 54-year-old Turkish man suspected of shooting dead four people in a Bern tearoom 15 years ago has been arrested in Turkey, Bern cantonal police said on Sunday.

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Norway

Norway threatens to cut Afghanistan aid

Norway has threatened to reduce aid to Afghanistan, signalling increasing frustration among donor nations over the Kabul government's failure to implement reforms as NATO troops prepare to withdraw.

Vettel brings home German Grand Prix
Germany

Vettel brings home German Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel extended his lead in this year's drivers' championship when he finally won on home soil on Sunday.

Tour de France: Froome holds on to yellow jersey
France

Tour de France: Froome holds on to yellow jersey

Irishman Dan Martin won the ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday after a dramatic day of racing left Team Sky and yellow jersey holder Chris Froome sorely exposed to rivals.

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Sweden

Police shoot man after crazed knife attack

A woman was killed and two men were injured when a young man embarked on an unprovoked attack with a knife in the centre of Varberg in western Sweden on Sunday morning.

French bomb lab hunts killer clues in Kabul
France

French bomb lab hunts killer clues in Kabul

In a discreet laboratory in Kabul, a French military officer scans a long list of telephone numbers scrolling down a computer screen. "This is the call that triggered the explosion," he says, pointing.

World record-holder Heidler wins German title
Germany

World record-holder Heidler wins German title

Hammer world record-holder Betty Heidler warmed up for next month's world athletics championships in Moscow with her ninth German title in succession on Saturday.

Neo-Nazi trio threatens ex-party leader Sahlin
Sweden

Neo-Nazi trio threatens ex-party leader Sahlin

Three men from the neo-Nazi Party of the Swedes (Svenskarnas Parti) followed and threatened former Social Democrat leader Mona Sahlin in Visby on Friday night, calling her a "traitor", according to a report in the Expressen daily.

Solar airplane completes US trip in New York
Switzerland

Solar airplane completes US trip in New York

The Solar Impulse, the experimental solar aircraft operated by two Swiss adventurers, landed in New York late Saturday, ending their transcontinental trip across the United States.

Jobless dig for work in Spain’s farmland
Spain

Jobless dig for work in Spain’s farmland

For years, Antonio Sanchez worked as a carpenter, sawing and planing wooden furniture for houses that sprang up along the Andalusian coast in Spain's construction boom.

Runner scare in opening Pamplona bull-run
Spain

Runner scare in opening Pamplona bull-run

Thrill-seekers got a scare Sunday as they fled half-tonne, sharp-horned fighting bulls charging through Pamplona in the opening run of Spain's San Fermin festival.

Smoke engulfs Malmö after body shop fire
Sweden

Smoke engulfs Malmö after body shop fire

Malmö residents were urged to stay indoors on Saturday evening as smoke enveloped the city for the second time in a fortnight following a fire at a car repair firm in the harbour area of the city.

Vatican bank open to money laundering: report
Italy

Vatican bank open to money laundering: report

Italian investigators have said that the Vatican bank operated in a way that facilitated money laundering, according to leaked papers quoted by two Italian newspapers on Saturday following a three-year inquiry.

Italian mafioso deported from Colombia
Italy

Italian mafioso deported from Colombia

A drug trafficker believed by Italian investigators to be the biggest cocaine smuggler in the world was deported back to Italy from Colombia on Saturday after being arrested in a Bogota shopping mall with fake Venezuelan papers.

‘Clean’ Froome points finger at dirty generation
France

‘Clean’ Froome points finger at dirty generation

Tour de France leader Chris Froome fired a broadside at a cycling generation tainted by doping scandals as he insisted he is racing "100 percent" clean at the world's biggest and most notorious bike race.

Usain Bolt delivers 200m belter in Paris
France

Usain Bolt delivers 200m belter in Paris

Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt raced to a world-leading time of 19.73 seconds in the 200m at the Diamond League meet in Paris on Saturday.