FC Basel take on Schalke in decisive match
Switzerland

FC Basel take on Schalke in decisive match

Schalke 04 coach Jens Keller faces a make-or-break Champion League clash against Swiss football champions FC Basel on Wednesday with a third-straight defeat likely to cost the 43-year-old his job.

Gut collects fourth win in Lake Louise super-G
Switzerland

Gut collects fourth win in Lake Louise super-G

Switzerland's Lara Gut nailed her fourth World Cup skiing win of the season on Sunday in the super-G race at Lake Louise, Canada.

Make a lasting impression in your professional and personal life
Germany

Make a lasting impression in your professional and personal life

Climbing the career ladder in the current job climate requires much more than business know-how. Recruiters and potential employers are looking for more in their leaders of tomorrow, and that’s a lesson to be learned by today’s business schools.

Pastor nets windfall after Catholic conversion
Sweden

Pastor nets windfall after Catholic conversion

A parish pastor in the Swedish Church claimed a parachute payment amounting to almost 250,000 kronor ($46,000) following his conversion to Catholicism, an award which has been roundly criticized by the bishop.

Real Madrid held by lowly Xativa in Cup
Spain

Real Madrid held by lowly Xativa in Cup

Real Madrid badly missed the firepower of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale as they were held 0-0 away to third tier Olimpic Xativa in the first-leg of their Copa del Rey fourth round tie on Saturday.

Opera ‘fever’ as La Scala season opens in Milan
Italy

Opera ‘fever’ as La Scala season opens in Milan

Milan's La Scala opera house opens its 2013/2014 season on Saturday with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata" on the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth.

‘World’s biggest’ Xmas tree lights up Italian town
Italy

‘World’s biggest’ Xmas tree lights up Italian town

A picturesque medieval town in northern Italy on Saturday turned on a giant light installation known as the "World's Biggest Christmas Tree."

Germans tune in for dose of murder mystery
Germany

Germans tune in for dose of murder mystery

Another Sunday evening, another crime. More than 10 million Germans regularly tune in for the hit TV whodunnit "Tatort" whose popularity with its down-to-earth plots spanning the country has endured for more than four decades.

France to ask EU allies to fund CAR military force
France

France to ask EU allies to fund CAR military force

France on Saturday committed itself to helping establish and finance a pan-African military force capable of intervening in crises like the current conflict in the Central African Republic.

US seeks to block French sale of Apache objects
France

US seeks to block French sale of Apache objects

The United States on Saturday asked a Paris auction house to delay a controversial scheduled auction of 25 sacred objects from the Hopi and San Carlos Apache Native American tribes.

Zlatan scores two as PSG thrash Sochaux
Sweden

Zlatan scores two as PSG thrash Sochaux

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice and created two goals as Paris Saint-Germain crushed hapless Sochaux 5-0 to go four points clear in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Armstrong says sorry to ‘victim’ Bassons
France

Armstrong says sorry to ‘victim’ Bassons

US drugs cheat Lance Armstrong has met up with one of his former 'victims', Christophe Bassons, to apologise for his role in forcing the French cyclist off the 1999 Tour de France.

Swedes set for cashless future
Sweden

Swedes set for cashless future

With only 27 percent of retail sales involving a cash transaction, Sweden is adapting to the prospect of cashless future, affecting all from bank-robbers to the homeless.