Lloyds bank’s Swiss arm sacking 200 staff: report
Switzerland

Lloyds bank’s Swiss arm sacking 200 staff: report

Lloyds Banking Group is laying off more than half of its employees in the Lake Geneva region, according to a news media report.

Federer slumps in ATP rankings after Ohio loss
Switzerland

Federer slumps in ATP rankings after Ohio loss

Swiss tennis great Roger Federer is set to fall out of the top five rankings for the first time in over a decade after being knocked out of the Cincinnati Masters in the US.

Cantons seek DNA tests for asylum seekers
Switzerland

Cantons seek DNA tests for asylum seekers

Certain Swiss cantons are demanding systematic DNA tests on asylum seekers — specifically Eritreans — who say they are coming to the country to join family members, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Are Swedish women sexual predators?
Sweden

Are Swedish women sexual predators?

Boy meets girl, boy likes girl, boy kisses girl. Well, that ain't the fairy tale in feminist Sweden, argues love columnist Emilia Millicent who has found out that equality also has benefits in the romance department.

Picasso murals split Breivik bombing debate
Norway

Picasso murals split Breivik bombing debate

Five Picasso murals that survived Anders Behring Breivik's bombing of an Oslo government block in 2011 are now at the heart of a divisive debate in Norway on the buildings' fate.

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Sweden

Technical fault behind Arlanda flight delays

A technical fault left thousands of travellers suffering delays at Stockholm Arlanda Airport on Saturday, a situation described by the airport operator as "unacceptable".

Gibraltar still strategic asset for Britain: analysts
Spain

Gibraltar still strategic asset for Britain: analysts

Situated in sight of unstable north Africa and on the shipping route to the Middle East, Gibraltar has military and intelligence facilities that still make it a strategic asset for Britain, analysts say.

IAG bets on budget carrier to lift Spanish ops
Spain

IAG bets on budget carrier to lift Spanish ops

International Airlines Group (IAG) is betting on its budget carrier Vueling instead of struggling national carrier Iberia to recapture the Spanish market as indicated by a giant order of new aircraft.

Germany and Qatar condemn Egypt violence
Germany

Germany and Qatar condemn Egypt violence

Germany's foreign minister and his Qatari counterpart on Saturday condemned the spiralling violence in Egypt, urging political dialogue to avoid further bloodshed.

Energy giants pull plug on coal and nuclear
Germany

Energy giants pull plug on coal and nuclear

German power company RWE is shutting six domestic plants and rival E.ON is threatening to relocate to Turkey as the sector tots up the cost of the government's energy policy turnaround.

Venice gondola accident kills German tourist
Germany

Venice gondola accident kills German tourist

A gondola and a vaporetto waterbus collided Saturday on Venice's Grand Canal, killing a 50-year-old German tourist and badly injuring his young daughter, local media reported.

Marseille and Saint Etienne join Lyon on top
France

Marseille and Saint Etienne join Lyon on top

Marseille and Saint-Etienne joined Lyon at the top of Ligue 1 with respective victories over Evian and Guingamp in France on Saturday.

Officer slams police over Husby shooting
Sweden

Officer slams police over Husby shooting

A police officer who was present when a colleague shot dead a 69-year-old man in Husby in Stockholm in May, sparking days of riots, has stated that the incident "contradicted everything the police stand for".

Swedish high jumper re-paints rainbow nails
Sweden

Swedish high jumper re-paints rainbow nails

Swedish high jumper Emma Green Tregaro has repainted her nails after being warned by the IAAF that the rainbow colours she sported in qualification in support of gay rights were a breach of regulations.