Road works boost Swiss holiday travel delays
Switzerland

Road works boost Swiss holiday travel delays

With holidays getting under way in earnest, Swiss highways are packed with vacationing motorists and more road works than ever in the country threaten to add to the traffic jams.

EU ‘could revoke’ green German energy rules
Germany

EU ‘could revoke’ green German energy rules

Germany could face a probe into whether it has breached EU competition rules by letting consumers partly foot the bill as it switches to renewable energy, Der Spiegel reported on Sunday.

Out of work Spaniards seek future in Morocco
Spain

Out of work Spaniards seek future in Morocco

As the economic crisis continues to take its toll on a Spain blighted by unemployment and creaking under the pressure of public sector austerity, some are heading south to Morocco to look for employment opportunities.

Pamplona bull-run ends with 50 taken to hospital
Spain

Pamplona bull-run ends with 50 taken to hospital

Spain's Pamplona bull-running fiesta wrapped up on Sunday with another five seriously injured, including an Australian woman who was gored, after nine days that landed a total of 50 people in hospital.

Crown Princess birthday pulls in the crowds
Sweden

Crown Princess birthday pulls in the crowds

Crowds have gathered outside the royal residence of Solliden on Baltic Sea island Öland to catch a glimpse of Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria who celebrates her 36th birthday on Sunday.

Wind of austerity chills Spanish turbine industry
Spain

Wind of austerity chills Spanish turbine industry

Wearing face masks and wielding sanders, two workers smooth the surface of a massive fan for a wind turbine at the Gamesa factory in Aoiz, a town in Navarre, northern Spain.

Mafia boss arrested in southern Italy
Italy

Mafia boss arrested in southern Italy

Southern Italian mafia boss Pietro Labate, one of Italy's most dangerous fugitives, has been arrested after more than two years on the run, police said Saturday.

Dortmund signing ‘faster than Usain Bolt’
Germany

Dortmund signing ‘faster than Usain Bolt’

Borussia Dortmund's new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has run a faster time in sprint training than Olympic champion Usain Bolt ran when he set the world record in 2009.

Did Springsteen kick a hole in the Berlin Wall?
Germany

Did Springsteen kick a hole in the Berlin Wall?

The anniversary of the July 19th, 1988 show in communist East Berlin has prompted a new book, a documentary, talk shows and wide media coverage looking back at what was by all accounts a magical summer night.

One hurt as crane falls on Zurich passenger train
Switzerland

One hurt as crane falls on Zurich passenger train

A crane fell onto a Swiss passenger train entering a Zurich station Saturday, causing massive material damage but miraculously leaving only one person slightly injured, police said Saturday.

Former Geneva bank exec could face charges

Former Geneva bank exec could face charges

Swiss bank Reyl and Cie, under investigation in France for enabling tax fraud, said Saturday it had filed a criminal complaint against a former employee who testified in the case.

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France

France arrests Rwanda genocide suspect

French police have arrested a former Rwandan colonel wanted for his alleged role in the east African nation's 1994 genocide, his lawyer said Saturday.

Hollande set for train crash grilling
France

Hollande set for train crash grilling

President Francois Hollande was likely to face tough questions about the accident on Sunday, when he gives an interview to leading French television channels to mark the Bastille Day holiday.

Sweden thrash Finland in Euro 2013 goal fest
Sweden

Sweden thrash Finland in Euro 2013 goal fest

Sweden demolished neighbouring Finland 5-0 in their Group A clash at the Euro 2013 football tournament in Gothenburg on Saturday.

Karimova loses Uzbek diplomatic immunity
Sweden

Karimova loses Uzbek diplomatic immunity

Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbekistan's president and whose name has surfaced in a corruption case involving Swedish firm TeliaSonera, is no longer her country's ambassador to the UN in Geneva, the Swiss government said Saturday.