Lake Zurich patrolled for Tina Turner’s wedding
Switzerland

Lake Zurich patrolled for Tina Turner’s wedding

A no-sail zone was set up off the lakeside property of US-born pop singer Tina Turner and her longtime German partner Erwin Bach to help keep away prying eyes as they wed on Sunday, police said.

Montreux Jazzfest ticket sales rise sharply
Switzerland

Montreux Jazzfest ticket sales rise sharply

The 47th Montreux Jazz Festival wrapped up on Sunday after 18 days with organizers saying they were happy with increased attendance and rosy revenues.

Froome crowned Tour de France winner in Paris
France

Froome crowned Tour de France winner in Paris

Chris Froome was crowned winner of the 2013 Tour de France on Sunday as the 100th edition of the race drew to a close on the famous Champs-Elysees in Paris.

Search is on for missing Lausanne mountain hiker
Switzerland

Search is on for missing Lausanne mountain hiker

Police are looking for Virginie, a 25-year-old woman from the Lausanne region who went missing last Wednesday after informing her family she was going hiking on the Trient glacier in the canton of Valais.

How to travel like a local and avoid the tourist traps
Germany

How to travel like a local and avoid the tourist traps

So you are keen to take a break and really want to make it count? There are a thousand things you have to get right to make sure your holiday is jam-packed with all the right stuff and make the most of your time.

Man stabs police officer in central Stockholm
Sweden

Man stabs police officer in central Stockholm

A man attacked a police officer with a knife in the Stureplan nighlife area of central Stockholm early on Saturday morning, inflicting minor injuries.

‘Gay romance’ with Swiss soldier shocks Vatican

‘Gay romance’ with Swiss soldier shocks Vatican

The Vatican's "gay lobby" was back in the headlines on Friday after the alleged exposure of a homosexual prelate appointed by Pope Francis to a key position at the Vatican bank.

India jails six men in Swiss gang-rape case
Switzerland

India jails six men in Swiss gang-rape case

Six men accused in the gang-rape and robbery of a 39-year-old Swiss woman cyclist holidaying in India were sentenced to life terms Saturday by a fast-track Indian court.

Geothermal tests trigger Swiss earthquake
Switzerland

Geothermal tests trigger Swiss earthquake

Geothermal exploration was the likely cause of a 3.6 magnitude earthquake Saturday in northeastern Switzerland, authorities said.

‘Tired’ Contador to miss Tour of Spain
Spain

‘Tired’ Contador to miss Tour of Spain

Alberto Contador confirmed on Saturday that he will not take part in the upcoming Tour of Spain after seeing his hopes of a podium finish on the Tour de France come to an end.

Cancer-hit Barça coach thanks loyal fans
Spain

Cancer-hit Barça coach thanks loyal fans

Cancer-stricken former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova published an open letter on Saturday to thank the club, fans and well-wishers as he embarks on further treatment having stepped down on Friday.

Froome poised to cap UK summer of sport
France

Froome poised to cap UK summer of sport

Kenyan-born cyclist Chris Froome was Sunday poised to succeed Bradley Wiggins as the Tour de France champion to complete what has been a superb summer of sport for Britain.

Violence flares in Paris after Islamic veil arrest
France

Violence flares in Paris after Islamic veil arrest

A 14-year-old boy has been seriously injured in clashes between police and protesters in the western suburbs of Paris after officers stopped a woman for wearing a veil.

Europride 2013 opens in Marseille
France

Europride 2013 opens in Marseille

Some 7,500 gay rights supporters and activists marched through the French port of Marseille on Saturday at the start of Europride 2013.

Bayreuth Wagner festival stages entire Ring
Germany

Bayreuth Wagner festival stages entire Ring

The Bayreuth Festival, the annual month-long summer music fest dedicated to Richard Wagner (1813-1883), is staging seven operas in the bicentenary year.

Two men arrested for Umeå station slaying
Sweden

Two men arrested for Umeå station slaying

Two men have been arrested in connection with the suspected murder of a woman on the platform of the central station in Umeå in northern Sweden on Saturday morning.

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Germany

Driverless tractors till German high-tech farm

As the harvest nears, the employees of German farmer Klaus Münchhoff are busy making the final checks on imposing tractors ready to roll into the golden fields.

Larsson to meet Williams in Sweden Open final
Sweden

Larsson to meet Williams in Sweden Open final

24-year-old Swede Johanna Larsson, ranked 76th in the world, is set for a showdown with world number one Serena Williams in the final of the Swedish Open in Båstad on Sunday.