Mum of drowned toddler charged with murder
France

Mum of drowned toddler charged with murder

The mother of a toddler who was found dead in northern France has been charged for first-degree murder, her lawyer said, after the accused herself admitted to killing the 15-month-old child.

Archbishop speaks out after anti-Islam attacks
Sweden

Archbishop speaks out after anti-Islam attacks

Sweden's newly elected archbishop Antje Jackelén has admitted she wasn't prepared for the "spiteful" online abuse she has received from anti-Islamists.

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France

Mum held over French toddler’s death

A woman arrested in France on Friday was being detained as part of a murder investigation into the death of a toddler identified as her daughter, prosecutors said.

Swiss lawmaker dropped over Israel remark
Switzerland

Swiss lawmaker dropped over Israel remark

A local deputy from Switzerland's populist Geneva Citizens' Movement (MCG) was excluded from the regional party on Friday for appearing to support the destruction of Israel.

French MPs vote to penalise sex-buyers
France

French MPs vote to penalise sex-buyers

French lawmakers on Saturday adopted a highly controversial provision in a bill that punishes clients of prostitutes amid fierce argument that the new measure will be counterproductive.

Spain hikes fines for civil offences
Spain

Spain hikes fines for civil offences

Spain's conservative government on Friday approved a security reform branded repressive by critics, which toughens penalties for unauthorised protests and a range of other offences.

Gävle confident its 2013 Xmas goat won’t burn
Sweden

Gävle confident its 2013 Xmas goat won’t burn

An enormous and iconic straw goat that gets illegally torched almost every Christmas is to be unveiled to the Gävle public on Sunday, with organizers confident a changed in design will keep arsonists at bay.

Swedish film beats Iron Man at box office
Sweden

Swedish film beats Iron Man at box office

More than 500,000 Swedes have flocked to the cinema to see the biopic of Monica Zetterlund making it the most popular film of the year with 'Monica Z' now set to get an international release.

Guardiola admits Bayern injury concerns
Germany

Guardiola admits Bayern injury concerns

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola admitted Friday to having concerns about his team's mounting injury problems.

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France

Man jailed in France voodoo rape case

A French court on Friday sentenced the uncle and mother of three teenagers to jail for raping and assaulting the girls in voodoo exorcism sessions.

IOC boss backs new Paris bid for Olympics
France

IOC boss backs new Paris bid for Olympics

New International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said Friday he would be very favourable towards a new bid by Paris to host the Olympic Games in either 2024 or 2028.

Ancient erotic frescoes in Italy show makeover
Italy

Ancient erotic frescoes in Italy show makeover

Naked artists posing as cavorting nymphs and satyrs star in a new exhibition that opened in Italy this week which features adapted images of some of the eye-catching erotic frescoes from the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.

Saab eyes Chinese market in comeback
Sweden

Saab eyes Chinese market in comeback

Saab cars will roll off the production line Sweden on Monday, two years after the former General Motors subsidiary filed for bankruptcy according to its new owner.