Diver dies during Costa Concordia salvage
Italy

Diver dies during Costa Concordia salvage

A Spanish diver drowned on Saturday while taking part in preparations to re-float the shipwrecked Concordia cruise liner off the Italian coast, the ANSA news agency reported.

Spain Euro 2008-winning coach Aragones dies
Spain

Spain Euro 2008-winning coach Aragones dies

Luis Aragones, the coach of Spain's 2008 European Championship-winning side, died on Saturday at the age of 75, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced.

Valencia stun Barcelona in five-goal thriller
Spain

Valencia stun Barcelona in five-goal thriller

Valencia inflicted Barcelona's first league defeat at the Camp Nou since April 2012 as they came from behind to win 3-2 on Saturday.

Six Nations: France beat England with late try
France

Six Nations: France beat England with late try

A brilliant late Gael Fickou try helped France to a stunning 26-24 win over England in the Six Nations on Saturday. Read about the dramatic Six Nations opener here.

Germany claims Davis Cup last eight spot
Germany

Germany claims Davis Cup last eight spot

Germany booked their Davis Cup quarter-final berth on Saturday as Tommy Haas and Philipp Kohlschreiber paired up to give the hosts an unassailable 3-0 lead over Spain.

Germany: ‘tortured’ activist can leave Ukraine
Germany

Germany: ‘tortured’ activist can leave Ukraine

A Ukrainian opposition activist who says he was abducted and tortured is allowed to leave the country if he wants, Germany's foreign minister said Saturday, citing his Ukrainian counterpart.

France beat Australia in Davis Cup thriller
France

France beat Australia in Davis Cup thriller

France won Saturday's doubles to take an unassailable 3-0 lead over Australia and seal their place in the Davis Cup World Group quarter-finals.

French woman held in Malaysia on drugs charges
France

French woman held in Malaysia on drugs charges

A French woman and four others detained in Malaysia on suspicion of growing cannabis could face the death penalty after police said Saturday they were "very likely" to be charged with drug trafficking.

Italy hit by flooding, snow and windstorms
Italy

Italy hit by flooding, snow and windstorms

Heavy rains and windstorms battered Italy on Saturday, swelling rivers and flooding fields and roads, while alpine areas saw abundant snow.

Police find discarded Pope John Paul II relic
Italy

Police find discarded Pope John Paul II relic

Italian police have recovered part of a religious relic stained with Polish pope John Paul II's blood that was thrown away by thieves thinking it worthless, the Italian press reported on Saturday.

Thousands join Madrid abortion-rights rally
Spain

Thousands join Madrid abortion-rights rally

Thousands of pro-choice campaigners converged on the Spanish capital Saturday to voice their opposition to a government plan to restrict access to abortion in the mainly Catholic country.

Malaysian fury after slap parents are held
Sweden

Malaysian fury after slap parents are held

Malaysia's prime minister has offered help to a Muslim couple detained in Sweden for hitting their son, in a case that has provoked an outcry in the Southeast Asian country.

Swedish dog found after week in car wreck
Sweden

Swedish dog found after week in car wreck

Runa the dog is barking again after being discovered in the smashed car, which the animal had been hiding in for a week, after a serious road accident in central Sweden.

European court blocks expulsion of African teen
Sweden

European court blocks expulsion of African teen

The European Court of Human Rights has stepped in to block a deportation by the Swedish Migration Board of an 18-year-old Ethiopian girl, who has resided in Sweden for the past six years, in a move that has been hailed by her lawyer.

Swiss mining giant plans Philippine project exit
Switzerland

Swiss mining giant plans Philippine project exit

Swiss mining giant Glencore Xstrata is expected to pull out of a $5.9 billion gold-copper mining project in the Philippines, its Australian partner Indophil said.

Pro-abortion rally planned in Madrid
Spain

Pro-abortion rally planned in Madrid

Pro-choice supporters were set to converge on Madrid's streets Saturday to voice their opposition to a government plan to restrict access to abortion.

German president meets Ukraine opposition
Germany

German president meets Ukraine opposition

Germany's president and foreign minister on Friday met Ukrainian opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who said they had spoken out in support of his people's "fight for freedoms and liberties."

German rugby set to get a helping English hand
Germany

German rugby set to get a helping English hand

Germany are set to get a helping hand from their old sporting rivals, England, on the rugby pitch.

French lottery winner scoops €72 million
France

French lottery winner scoops €72 million

One lucky French lottery player scooped a EuroMillions jackpot worth over €72 million on Friday, organisers La Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) said.

French teen jihadists charged with conspiracy
France

French teen jihadists charged with conspiracy

Two French high school students who ran away to fight in Syria were charged by a special anti-terrorism judge Friday, a rare step for suspects who are minors.

Arsenal sign Swedish star Kim Källström
Sweden

Arsenal sign Swedish star Kim Källström

The Premier League club snapped up the Sweden midfielder on loan until the end of the season from Russian club Spartak Moscow on transfer deadline day.