Norway’s Bjørgen takes record sixth gold medal
Norway

Norway’s Bjørgen takes record sixth gold medal

Norwegian cross country skier Marit Bjørgen on Saturday sealed her status as one of the greatest Olympic athletes in history, winning a record sixth gold in the women's 30km mass start at the Sochi Games.

Canada will need ‘moon & stars’ to beat Swedes
Sweden

Canada will need ‘moon & stars’ to beat Swedes

The defending Olympic champions are expecting a close contest against Sweden in Sunday's final which both teams go into undefeated, with hockey experts also forecasting a tight game.

Schumacher showing ‘responses’ says Massa
France

Schumacher showing ‘responses’ says Massa

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, who is slowly being brought out from a coma following a ski accident, showed several responses during a recent visit, his friend and F1 driver Felipe Massa was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Schumacher showing ‘responses’ says Massa
Germany

Schumacher showing ‘responses’ says Massa

Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, who is slowly being brought out from a coma following a ski accident, showed several responses during a recent visit, his friend and F1 driver Felipe Massa was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Italy’s youngest-ever PM Matteo Renzi sworn in
Italy

Italy’s youngest-ever PM Matteo Renzi sworn in

Italy's youngest-ever prime minister Matteo Renzi (39) and his fresh-faced cabinet were sworn in Saturday, amid widespread scepticism that the new government has the political maturity to tackle the country's formidable challenges.

Cop charged for selling stolen uniforms online
Sweden

Cop charged for selling stolen uniforms online

A former Swedish police officer has been charged after being caught selling stolen uniforms worth over 10,000 kronor ($1500) on eBay.

Newspapers dismiss Eta disarmament ‘farce’
Spain

Newspapers dismiss Eta disarmament ‘farce’

Spanish newspapers have dismissed moves by Basque separatist group Eta to start handing over weapons as insignificant, with leading conservative dailies branding it a "farce" and demanding the movement disband.

France in US talks over Holocaust compensation
France

France in US talks over Holocaust compensation

France and the US are in talks over compensation to American Holocaust victims that were transported to their deaths by France's state-owned rail company, a lawyer involved in the negotiations has said.

Athlete’s home searched after doping shock
Germany

Athlete’s home searched after doping shock

German prosecutors have carried out searches at the home and training base of double Olympic gold medal-winning biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle after she tested positive for a banned substance, the German team at the Sochi Games said Saturday.

Princess Madeleine ‘overwhelmed’ after birth
Sweden

Princess Madeleine ‘overwhelmed’ after birth

New mother Princess Madeleine has said she is "overwhelmed" after the birth of her daughter on Thursday in New York, while her husband Chris O'Neill said the newborn looks just like the Swedish royal. They left hospital on Saturday night, posting a picture of the new addition on Facebook.

Meet the key names in Renzi’s new cabinet
Italy

Meet the key names in Renzi’s new cabinet

Italy's new government line-up brings together prestigious political figures and relative unknowns, from a chief OECD economist to an anti-mafia fighter.

Credit Suisse to pay $196m US fine
Switzerland

Credit Suisse to pay $196m US fine

Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse has admitted it violated US securities laws and will pay $196 million to settle the charges, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday.

Moody’s upgrades Spain’s credit rating
Spain

Moody’s upgrades Spain’s credit rating

Moody's Investors Service raised Spain's sovereign credit rating by one notch on Friday, citing progress in reforms to put the economy on a more sustainable track.

Pope moves away from Europe for new cardinals
Italy

Pope moves away from Europe for new cardinals

Pope Francis will create his first batch of cardinals on Saturday, with nine of the 19 coming from South America, Africa and Asia.

‘Unlicensed’ British ski instructors summoned
France

‘Unlicensed’ British ski instructors summoned

A British tour operator in the French Alps has been summoned to court to face charges of providing ski lessons without a license, prosecutors said on Friday.

Volkswagen offers €6.7bn to snap up Scania
Germany

Volkswagen offers €6.7bn to snap up Scania

Europe's biggest carmaker, Germany's Volkswagen, said Friday it was making a 6.7-billion-euro ($9.19 billion) offer to grab the nearly 40 percent of Swedish truck manufacturer Scania it does not already own.

Romanian beggars cleared in court
Sweden

Romanian beggars cleared in court

A district court in central Sweden has cleared three Romanian nationals of begging following a previous indictment, saying they did not need the permission of the police to beg.