Kerry takes downtown Geneva chocolate break
Switzerland

Kerry takes downtown Geneva chocolate break

Did Swiss chocolates sweeten the pot for US Secretary of State John Kerry in his role in Geneva talks over Iran’s nuclear future?

Moutier eyes joining Jura in wake of referendum
Switzerland

Moutier eyes joining Jura in wake of referendum

A majority of voters in French-speaking areas of the canton of Bern voted against joining the canton of Jura but those in Moutier bucked the trend, raising questions about whether the town will now separately bid to secede.

Geneva talks end in breakthrough Iran deal
Switzerland

Geneva talks end in breakthrough Iran deal

World leaders hailed on Sunday a "historic" nuclear deal with Iran as a triumph for diplomacy, but cautioned that the hard work was only just beginning to keep Tehran from building a bomb.

Swiss massively reject bid to restrict top pay
Switzerland

Swiss massively reject bid to restrict top pay

Swiss voters on Sunday massively rejected a proposal to cap executive pay at 12 times the wage of a firm's lowest earner, according to official referendum results.

Suspect denies 1996 Stockholm murder
Sweden

Suspect denies 1996 Stockholm murder

The 39-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the brutal murder of a 25-year-old student outside a Stockholm riding school in 1996 was remanded into custody on Sunday despite his denial.

Quirky Madrid eatery joins three-star elite
Spain

Quirky Madrid eatery joins three-star elite

Fifteen cooks toil in the steam of huge stewpots, yelling and squeezing past each other as they prepare the evening sitting at DiverXo -- the latest Spanish restaurant to win three Michelin stars.

France says Iran deal ‘a step in right direction’
France

France says Iran deal ‘a step in right direction’

French President Francois Hollande on Sunday welcomed the deal his country and five other world powers clinched with Iran on curbing Tehran's nuclear programme.

Berlusconi accuses left of ‘coup d’etat’
Italy

Berlusconi accuses left of ‘coup d’etat’

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi accused the left on Saturday of attempting a coup d'etat, as he prepares for a Senate vote this week which will likely see him ousted following his conviction for tax fraud.

Spain police keep eye on freed ‘tracksuit madman’
Spain

Spain police keep eye on freed ‘tracksuit madman’

Spanish police are keeping a sadistic killer known as the "tracksuit madman" under close watch after his release from prison under a European human rights ruling, officials said Saturday.

Ex-associate denies links to Paris shooting suspect
France

Ex-associate denies links to Paris shooting suspect

A former criminal associate of Abdelhakim Dekhar, the suspected shooter of a photographer at a Paris newspaper this week, on Saturday said the two have had no contact in nearly two decades.

Sweden prepared to offer swine flu jab apology
Sweden

Sweden prepared to offer swine flu jab apology

Sweden's Minister of Social Affairs Göran Hägglund has said he is prepared to make a public apology to the people, most young adults and children, who suffered from narcolepsy following vaccination against swine flu.

Dix family slams handling of Nazi art trove
Germany

Dix family slams handling of Nazi art trove

A granddaughter of German painter Otto Dix, a few of whose works were discovered in the vast trove of Nazi-looted art stashed in a Munich flat, has called Germany's approach to the Third Reich's spoils "scandalous".

‘Tipsy’ captain arrested after ship runs aground
Sweden

‘Tipsy’ captain arrested after ship runs aground

The captain of a vessel which ran aground north of Landskrona on the west coast of Sweden was arrested on Sunday after he was found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Westerwelle says Iran deal ‘turning point’
Germany

Westerwelle says Iran deal ‘turning point’

World powers on Sunday reached an agreement with Iran over its nuclear programme, their chief negotiator Catherine Ashton and Iran's foreign minister said.