Injury-hit Nadal loses final in Melbourne
Spain

Injury-hit Nadal loses final in Melbourne

Stanislas Wawrinka admitted he was surprised he won the Australian Open and wondered if he was dreaming after his surprise victory over an injury-hit Rafael Nadal on Sunday.

Swedish music sales up as Spotify tightens grip
Sweden

Swedish music sales up as Spotify tightens grip

Music streaming service Spotify generates almost 70 percent of the Swedish music industry's revenues, which climbed for the third consecutive year in 2013.

Spain slashes sales tax on art
Spain

Spain slashes sales tax on art

Spain's government Friday slashed a tax on sales of works of art as a "first step" to help the cultural industry, which has been howling about the impact of a 21-percent sales tax.

‘Stan the man’ beats Nadal to deny record win
Switzerland

‘Stan the man’ beats Nadal to deny record win

Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka claimed his first Grand Slam win on Sunday after beating Spain's Rafael Nadal in four sets at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

‘Brokeback Mountain’ opera staged in Spain
Spain

‘Brokeback Mountain’ opera staged in Spain

Cowboys embrace in their underwear, singing in rich tenor and baritone voices in a modern opera adaptation of the Oscar-winning film "Brokeback Mountain" opening in Madrid on Tuesday.

Fiat-Chrysler to seek US stock listing, British base
Italy

Fiat-Chrysler to seek US stock listing, British base

The newly combined Fiat-Chrysler automaker will seek a fiscal domicile in Britain and a stock listing on a New York exchange, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

‘Land grab’ ups prices in eastern Germany
Germany

‘Land grab’ ups prices in eastern Germany

Land prices in eastern Germany are rising at dizzying rates and farmers feel they are being squeezed out by foreign investors in a phenomenon known as "land grabbing".

Nazi camp worker faces anti-Semitism charge
Germany

Nazi camp worker faces anti-Semitism charge

An employee of the museum at a former Nazi German death camp in Poland has been charged with anti-Semitism along with five other men, police said on Saturday.

Video: Zlatan sings ‘national anthem’
Sweden

Video: Zlatan sings ‘national anthem’

While Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic is more known for having a ball at his feet, a new advert shows that the Malmö man is also adept at holding a microphone. As for his singing? Watch the film and hear Zlatan's rendition of Sweden's national anthem.

Ronaldo parades Ballon d’Or ahead of Real win
Spain

Ronaldo parades Ballon d’Or ahead of Real win

Real Madrid moved clear at the top of La Liga for the first time since May 2012 thanks to a 2-0 win over Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

Davos ‘boys’ club’ hears call for gender quotas
Switzerland

Davos ‘boys’ club’ hears call for gender quotas

The World Economic Forum, where only 16 percent of the delegates this year are women, on Saturday heard impassioned arguments for gender quotas to boost female participation in the workplace.

Syria peace talks to focus on prisoner releases
Switzerland

Syria peace talks to focus on prisoner releases

Syria's regime and opposition are expected to discuss prisoner releases at a second day of face-to-face peace talks in Geneva on Sunday.

WWII landings re-enacted to mark 70th anniversary
Italy

WWII landings re-enacted to mark 70th anniversary

Soldiers waded onto a beach, fighter planes flew overhead and jeeps filed along the seaside at Anzio in Italy this weekend as the resort town marks the 70th anniversary of Allied landings during World War II.

Grenade explodes as kids sleep in Malmö flat
Sweden

Grenade explodes as kids sleep in Malmö flat

A hand grenade was thrown into a Malmö flat on Saturday night while a family lay sleeping. The father managed to close the door to the children's bedroom before the object exploded.

Julie Gayet: French president’s actress lover
France

Julie Gayet: French president’s actress lover

Julie Gayet, the actress whose affair with French President Francois Hollande sparked a scandal and set tongues wagging worldwide, is a prolific performer known for her versatility across 70 film roles.

Teen robs bank with toy gun, escapes on bicycle
Germany

Teen robs bank with toy gun, escapes on bicycle

A 16-year-old in Germany made off with hundreds of euros after he held up a bank using a toy gun, but was quickly apprehended when he fled by bicycle, police said on Saturday.