Fugitive UBS exec arrested in Italian hotel
Switzerland

Fugitive UBS exec arrested in Italian hotel

A former top executive at Swiss banking giant UBS wanted in the United States for allegedly helping wealthy Americans hide $20 billion from the taxman has been arrested in Italy, police said on Sunday.

Federer and Wawrinka play to partisan fans
Switzerland

Federer and Wawrinka play to partisan fans

Home favorites Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka are set to share the spotlight at The Swiss Indoors tennis tournament starting on Monday in Basel.

Spain ponders time zone switch
Spain

Spain ponders time zone switch

Spanish lawmakers want to shift the country back a time zone and impose more healthy, family-friendly working hours: a tricky job in a land known for siestas and late-night partying.

History buffs lap up Napoleon battle remake
France

History buffs lap up Napoleon battle remake

Thousands of history buffs in 19th-century costumes took to a battlefield outside Leipzig, Germany, on Sunday to re-enact the bloody Battle of the Nations on the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's decisive loss.

Germany recreates historic Napoleon battle
Germany

Germany recreates historic Napoleon battle

Thousands of history buffs in 19th-century costumes took to a battlefield outside Leipzig, Germany, on Sunday to re-enact the bloody Battle of the Nations on the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's decisive loss.

Reinfeldt: Economy at its strongest in 40 years
Sweden

Reinfeldt: Economy at its strongest in 40 years

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has talked up the Swedish economy saying it's the strongest it has been for four decades and says he is in confident mood for next year's general election.

Housing protesters stay camped out in Rome
Italy

Housing protesters stay camped out in Rome

Hundreds of people said Sunday they would stay camped out in central Rome in an unsanctioned protest to call for an end to austerity and evictions and for more affordable housing.

French Olympic legend defends ‘nice’ Putin
France

French Olympic legend defends ‘nice’ Putin

Former alpine skiing star turned IOC chief Jean-Claude Killy said on Sunday he enjoys "a very interesting relationship" with Vladimir Putin, saying the Russian president does not deserve the criticism levelled at him.

Merkel: I love singing traditional tunes
Germany

Merkel: I love singing traditional tunes

Germany's modest chancellor is best known for her steady handling of the eurozone crisis, but Angela Merkel revealed a softer side on Saturday with the admission she often sings along to traditional German tunes.

Swedish goalkeeper injured in bear attack
Sweden

Swedish goalkeeper injured in bear attack

A top Swedish bandy goalkeeper has been left badly injured after he was mauled by a bear when he was out elk hunting in eastern Sweden.

Lawsuit reopens scandal wounds for leaders
Spain

Lawsuit reopens scandal wounds for leaders

A scandal destabilising Spain's conservative leaders flared anew after a disgraced former official repeated corruption allegations in a new court case, further damaging the ruling party.

Nazi war criminal gets secret Italian funeral
Italy

Nazi war criminal gets secret Italian funeral

Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke will be buried in a secret location in Italy, his lawyer said on Saturday, following a long legal dispute after the former SS officer's death in Rome last week.

Brother: I’m innocent of Alps murders
France

Brother: I’m innocent of Alps murders

The brother of a British-Iraqi businessman who was gunned down with his family in the French Alps last year protested his innocence on Sunday in his first media interviews.

Nazi war criminal gets secret Italian funeral
Germany

Nazi war criminal gets secret Italian funeral

Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke will be buried in a secret location in Italy, his lawyer said on Saturday, following a long legal dispute after the former SS officer's death in Rome last week.

Swedish nail salons selling ‘work permits’
Sweden

Swedish nail salons selling ‘work permits’

Several nail salons in Sweden have been found selling illegal work permits to Vietnamese jobseekers for as much as 140,000 kronor ($22,000) according to a new investigation.