Kerry’s exit throws Iran talks into uncertainty
Switzerland

Kerry’s exit throws Iran talks into uncertainty

Negotiations between world powers and Iran over Tehran's nuclear ambitions were thrown into uncertainty Saturday after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced his imminent departure and Iran's chief negotiator expressed doubts a deal would be reached.

Man held for 1996 Stockholm murder
Sweden

Man held for 1996 Stockholm murder

A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 25-year-old student outside a Stockholm riding school in 1996.

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Switzerland

UN watchdog seeks end to torture in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan must halt its routine use of torture and cease reprisals against human rights campaigners who expose state abuses, United Nations monitors said Friday.

London bank intern’s fatal fit linked to ‘fatigue’
Germany

London bank intern’s fatal fit linked to ‘fatigue’

A German intern at Bank of America Merrill Lynch died of an epileptic fit which might have been triggered by working to exhaustion at their London offices, an inquest heard Friday.

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France

Suspect in Mali shooting ‘hates whites’: police

A Malian arrested after a French police officer was shot at in Bamako "hates white people" and has a history of violence, sources close to the investigation told AFP on Saturday.

French film director Georges Lautner dies
France

French film director Georges Lautner dies

French film director Georges Lautner, who worked with stars like Jean-Paul Belmondo, Alain Delon and Lino Ventura, died Friday after a long illness, former stuntman Remy Julienne told AFP, quoting close friends.

France indicts newspaper shooting suspect
France

France indicts newspaper shooting suspect

A suspect arrested over this week's shootings in Paris has been indicted and remanded in custody, officials said Saturday.

Woman charged over ‘grandad’ torture
Sweden

Woman charged over ‘grandad’ torture

A 30-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated assault on suspicion of having systematically tortured a 70-year-old man whom she referred to as "grandad".

Ex-Credit Suisse trader gets 30 months in jail
Switzerland

Ex-Credit Suisse trader gets 30 months in jail

A former top Credit Suisse trader was sentenced to two and a half years of prison on Friday in New York for inflating subprime mortgage-related bond prices during the housing market collapse.

Spain and France appeal after oil spill verdict
Spain

Spain and France appeal after oil spill verdict

Regional prosecutors in France and Spain on Friday launched separate appeals after a Spanish court acquitted a ship's crew and a top maritime official of causing one of Europe's worst oil spills.

‘New chess world order’ after Carlsen win
Norway

‘New chess world order’ after Carlsen win

Indian media Saturday said a new world order had dawned after local favourite Viswanathan Anand was outplayed by Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen in the battle for the world chess title.

Italy ‘vulnerable’ without lower loan costs: PM
Italy

Italy ‘vulnerable’ without lower loan costs: PM

Italy's economy remains "vulnerable" unless borrowing costs on its 10-year sovereign bonds on the debt markets go back down to 3.0 percent from around 4.0 percent now, Prime Minister Enrico Letta said on Friday.

German foreign minister to join Iran talks
Germany

German foreign minister to join Iran talks

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle will join US Secretary of State John Kerry and other world power counterparts on Saturday for nuclear talks with Iran, a spokesman said.

French WWII veteran cashes in on Hitler pics
France

French WWII veteran cashes in on Hitler pics

A French veteran made more than €10,000 Friday selling four photo albums he took from Adolf Hitler's mountain retreat as "a souvenir" in the final days of World War II.

Agency backs halal meat in school lunch spat
Sweden

Agency backs halal meat in school lunch spat

The Swedish schools agency has ruled that serving of halal meat in schools does not break the law in response to complaints from parents who argued the practice breaches the non-denominational praxis of the Swedish education system.

Sweden Democrat women pic ‘n’ mix policy
Sweden

Sweden Democrat women pic ‘n’ mix policy

The Local catches up with Carina Herrstedt, chair of the Sweden Democrat women's wing, to learn more about women's place in a party sometimes labelled as a bunch of "angry white men".