Italian Trentin wins Tour de France Stage 14
France

Italian Trentin wins Tour de France Stage 14

Omega-Pharma's Matteo Trentin handed Italy its maiden win of the 100th Tour de France when he beat Swiss Michael Albasini and American Andrew Talansky in a sprint finish at the end of an entertaining 14th stage on Saturday.

Fatal French train crash ’caused by track fault’
France

Fatal French train crash ’caused by track fault’

France's national rail company SNCF said on Saturday a train crash near Paris on Friday evening was caused by a fault in the tracks, as details began to emerge on the accident's six victims, two of whom were a couple aged in their 80s.

Top ten reasons to holiday in Gran Canaria
Switzerland

Top ten reasons to holiday in Gran Canaria

It’s this time of year when holiday fever hits the high temperatures but consider a place where you can vacation all year around. Activity-packed, with a backdrop of devastating beauty, there’s even more reasons to book a holiday to Gran Canaria and discover it’s capital Las Palmas.

Sun shines as Swedes ready for Finland test
Sweden

Sun shines as Swedes ready for Finland test

The second round of Euro 2013 matches are set to be played out in the scorching sunshine with Sweden's evening clash with Finland in Gothenburg set to be played in balmy temperatures.

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Switzerland

Swiss return ceramic treasure to Peru

Swiss authorities have returned a pre-Columbian ceramic jug to Peru after police caught someone trying to sell it over the internet.

UN rights chief calls for whistleblower protection
Switzerland

UN rights chief calls for whistleblower protection

The case of fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden shows the need to protect whistleblowers, also from within intelligence agencies, who disclose human rights violations, UN rights chief Navi Pillay said in Geneva on Friday.

Daimler shares jump on upbeat forecast
Germany

Daimler shares jump on upbeat forecast

German automaker Daimler held to its full-year forecasts on Friday, saying that business in the second quarter was in line with expectations.

Froome hoping to play it safe on 14th tour stage
France

Froome hoping to play it safe on 14th tour stage

Saturday's 14th stage of the Tour de France, the last before the much anticipated ride to the legendary Mont Ventoux, sees the race return to Lyon for the first time in a decade.

Fitch downgrades France from top rating
France

Fitch downgrades France from top rating

Ratings agency Fitch downgraded France from the top AAA credit rating on Friday, citing a heavier government debt load and poor prospects for growth.

Germany calls for Morsi release in Egypt
Germany

Germany calls for Morsi release in Egypt

Germany on Friday called for the release of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi amid mounting tensions between supporters and opponents over his overthrow.

Hunt for clues begins as French rail crash kills six
France

Hunt for clues begins as French rail crash kills six

Investigators worked Saturday to determine the cause of a train crash near Paris that claimed six lives as the French transport minister warned that more victims could yet be found.

Swede dies in Portugal base jump freefall
Sweden

Swede dies in Portugal base jump freefall

A 29-year-old Swedish man has died after his parachute failed to open during a 100 metre base jump in Nazaré in Portugal.

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Sweden

Seven hurt in crash as car runs red light

Seven people were take to hospital after a two cars collided at an intersection in Örebro in central Sweden on Friday.