Police make arrest following gondola deaths
Switzerland

Police make arrest following gondola deaths

Police in the canton of Schwyz have arrested the operator of a transport gondola that crashed on Saturday killing a couple and seriously injuring their baby.

Italian woman killed in Los Angeles hit-and-run
Italy

Italian woman killed in Los Angeles hit-and-run

The 32-year-old daughter of a former Bologna football club president was killed in Los Angeles on Saturday night after a hit-and-run driver ploughed into a pavement packed with beachgoers on Venice Boardwalk. Alice Gruppioni was on her honeymoon in California after getting married on July 20th.

West German doping probe sparks concern
Germany

West German doping probe sparks concern

Politicians expressed concern Sunday and called for light to be shed on a report that West Germany conducted systematic doping in sports in the 1970s backed by the government.

Three migrants die trying to reach Italy by dinghy
Italy

Three migrants die trying to reach Italy by dinghy

Three female migrants died during a treacherous voyage to Europe in a rubber dinghy and 174 others were rescued as they made their way to the Italian island of Lampedusa, media reported on Sunday.

Hedgehog cub strangled with hairband
Sweden

Hedgehog cub strangled with hairband

A couple who discovered a hedgehog strangled to death with a hairband have said they are 'furious' with the perpetrators of the sick attack.

Heat blamed for spate of drownings
Sweden

Heat blamed for spate of drownings

Sweden's scorching summer has been blamed for an increase in the number of drowning deaths.

‘Notorious’ jewel thief arrested in Spain
France

‘Notorious’ jewel thief arrested in Spain

The French-Algerian robber, who made off with jewels worth €1m in May in Cannes, was picked up by Spanish police during another heist in Mallorca

Fathers make up third of parental leave
Sweden

Fathers make up third of parental leave

Dads are staying at home with their children more in the summer according to statistics released by the social insurance office (Försäkringskassan).

Baby survives as parents die in Alpine crash
Switzerland

Baby survives as parents die in Alpine crash

A couple were killed and their baby miraculously survived with serious injuries when their small cable car plunged 30 metres into the forested mountainside.

State cashes in on personal information
Sweden

State cashes in on personal information

Government agencies are cashing in by selling personal information to advertising firms without Swedish citizens even knowing about it.

Fresh protests planned over Spanish paedophile
Spain

Fresh protests planned over Spanish paedophile

Moroccans furious over the pardon of Daniel Galvan Vina convicted of raping 11 children aged between four and 15, are set to have more demonstrations as the king on Saturday announced an investigation into his release.

American admits cash role in ‘Karachi affair’
France

American admits cash role in ‘Karachi affair’

Republican political consultant Paul Manafort has admitted being paid by an intermediary in 1994 arms sales for advising the campaign of French presidential hopeful Edouard Balladur

German pensioner arrested on spy charge
Germany

German pensioner arrested on spy charge

A 72-year-old German man was arrested on the Greek island of Chios in the eastern Aegean suspected of spying on behalf of unknown Turkish nationals, police said Saturday.

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

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.

Swedes soak up hottest day of the year
Sweden

Swedes soak up hottest day of the year

Swedish sun lovers lapped up the hottest day of the year on Saturday with temperatures peaking at 31.1C in the country's south.