France to close Yemen embassy over security
France

France to close Yemen embassy over security

French President Francois Hollande said Saturday that France would close its embassy in Yemen over security fears for "several days", after Germany and Britain took the same precaution.

Huge crowds pack Stockholm for Pride
Sweden

Huge crowds pack Stockholm for Pride

Stockholm was thronged by an estimated 60,000 participants for Saturday's gay pride festival. Hundreds of thousands of spectators also lined the parade route.

Majority think Rajoy ‘is not telling the truth’
Spain

Majority think Rajoy ‘is not telling the truth’

Spaniards overwhelmingly believe Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy lied when he denied taking any money after his name appeared in a corruption scandal according to an opinion poll

Islamist Swedish brothers in jihadist death
Sweden

Islamist Swedish brothers in jihadist death

Two Islamist Lebanese-Swedish brothers who left their Scandinavian home for Lebanon, have died fighting alongside Syrian rebels, their cousin and a local cleric said on Saturday.

Fears over missing Italian priest in Syria
Italy

Fears over missing Italian priest in Syria

Syria's main opposition group called Saturday for the immediate release of an Italian Jesuit priest, Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, who went to negotiate with jihadists and who is feared to have been taken prisoner

Thieves strike again with €40,000 Riviera raid
France

Thieves strike again with €40,000 Riviera raid

In a week of jewellery heists on the French Riviera, another theft has been reported at the billionaires' resort of the Hotel de Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, east of Nice.

Princess Estelle gets royal stamp of approval
Sweden

Princess Estelle gets royal stamp of approval

Sweden's favourite little princess is set to be immortalized forever in a new stamp.

France sells navy ship to Philippines for €6m
France

France sells navy ship to Philippines for €6m

The Philippines is purchasing a surplus French Navy vessel to boost its forces in the South China Sea where it has an ongoing territorial dispute with China.

Sweden set for warmest day of the year
Sweden

Sweden set for warmest day of the year

The mercury is set to go beyond 30C in some parts of the country with experts suggesting the weekend may produce the warmest day of 2013.

Neymar shines as Barca hit straight eight
Spain

Neymar shines as Barca hit straight eight

Brazilian international Neymar and new manager Gerardo Martino got their first taste of the Camp Nou on Friday as Barcelona destroyed Santos 8-0 to lift the Joan Gamper trophy.

Rome diverts traffic to protect Colosseum
Italy

Rome diverts traffic to protect Colosseum

The city of Rome has barred private vehicles from using the main road to the amphitheatre in order to protect the iconic monument that has been blackened by pollution and is in a poor state.

Berlin axes Cold War-era spying accords with US
Germany

Berlin axes Cold War-era spying accords with US

Germany has cancelled surveillance accords dating from the late 1960s with the United States and Britain in the wake of revelations about vast US online spying.

Swedish teen dead after eating tacos
Sweden

Swedish teen dead after eating tacos

A 16-year-old Swedish girl in eastern Sweden has died from an allergic reaction following a meal of tacos, with her family members now claiming that Swedish food needs clearer packaging contents.

Germany shuts Yemen embassy over security
Germany

Germany shuts Yemen embassy over security

Germany will close its embassy in Yemen on Sunday and Monday for security reasons, a spokesman for the foreign ministry said Saturday.

Spanish paedophile was ‘probably spy’: Reports
Spain

Spanish paedophile was ‘probably spy’: Reports

The recent pardoning of a Spanish paedophile by Morocco's King Mohamad VI came in the wake of requests from Spain's secret services, Moroccan and Spanish media have reported.