France’s Worley wins St. Moritz giant slalom
Switzerland

France’s Worley wins St. Moritz giant slalom

French skier Tessa Worley won the women's World Cup giant slalom at Saint Moritz on Sunday for her eighth career victory.

Opponents bid for public vote on Lausanne tower
Switzerland

Opponents bid for public vote on Lausanne tower

Opposition is mounting against a 27-storey tower proposed for Lausanne in a low-rise neighbourhood of the city.

Merkel’s ex-foreign minister returns to role
Germany

Merkel’s ex-foreign minister returns to role

Germany's next foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, is a familiar face in world capitals, having held the same job just four years ago, before being beaten by Chancellor Angela Merkel in the 2009 election.

Merkel rival gets ‘super ministry’ in new cabinet
Germany

Merkel rival gets ‘super ministry’ in new cabinet

Germany's new "grand coalition" government on Sunday unveiled Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet for her third term, with a long-time rival to take its toughest job.

Weirather wins women’s super-G at St. Moritz
Switzerland

Weirather wins women’s super-G at St. Moritz

Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein won the women's World Cup Super-G at Saint Moritz in the canton of Graubünden on Saturday.

Grounded ferry passengers head home
Sweden

Grounded ferry passengers head home

Passengers who were aboard the Viking Line ferry Amorella, which ran aground near the Baltic Sea island of Åland on Saturday, arrived safely in Stockholm on Sunday morning.

Bomb threat empties Air France jet in Caracas
France

Bomb threat empties Air France jet in Caracas

Authorities in Venezuela evacuated an Air France jet poised for takeoff to Paris from Caracas late Saturday after French officials warned of a potential bomb threat.

France loses out on Brazil jets deal: report
France

France loses out on Brazil jets deal: report

France will lose out in its bid to win a multibillion-dollar fighter jet contract with Brazil, the Folha de Sao Paulo daily reported Saturday.

Ancelotti laments Ramos red card
Spain

Ancelotti laments Ramos red card

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said he couldn't understand referee Clos Gomez's decision to send off Sergio Ramos as Madrid fell five points behind Barcelona after drawing 2-2 at Osasuna on Saturday.

Clashes break out at Italy anti-austerity protests
Italy

Clashes break out at Italy anti-austerity protests

Protesters clashed with police at anti-austerity demonstrations in Rome, Turin and Venice on Saturday, as part of a wave of social action led by Italy's Forconi (Pitchforks) movement of farmers and truck drivers.

Guardiola wants more as Bayern fly to club worlds
Germany

Guardiola wants more as Bayern fly to club worlds

Bayern Munich flew to Morocco on Saturday to begin their assault on the Club World Cup title with coach Pep Guardiola demanding improvements from the European champions.

Italy cruise wreck to be re-floated by June: report
Italy

Italy cruise wreck to be re-floated by June: report

The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner could be re-floated by June 2014, the engineer overseeing the long delayed salvage operation off the Italian island of Giglio said on Saturday.

PSG charge rolls on with Rennes victory
France

PSG charge rolls on with Rennes victory

Champions Paris Saint-Germain's relentless pursuit of a second straight French title continued with a 3-1 win at Rennes on Saturday.

French carbon crook on run after bracelet fails
France

French carbon crook on run after bracelet fails

A Frenchman convicted of carbon trading fraud that cost the state some €1.6 billion ($2.2 billion) has gone on the run, a judicial source said Saturday, admitting that his electronic tracking bracelet had stopped working.

Gang shooting shocks Christmas shoppers
Sweden

Gang shooting shocks Christmas shoppers

A man was gunned down in central Örebro in eastern Sweden on Saturday in full view of shoppers out in the middle of the Christmas rush, with police reporting a gangland connection.

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Sweden

Swede awarded wrestling bronze after doping ban

Johan Magnus Euren has been awarded the bronze medal after it was confirmed that Iranian Aziz Ali Akbari, who won the gold at the wrestling world championships in September, had used steroids.