Hockey star’s doping ban ‘was political’: GM
Sweden

Hockey star’s doping ban ‘was political’: GM

The general manager of the Swedish men's ice hockey team accused the International Olympic Committee on Sunday of "sabotaging" the team's chances of gold after they banned a key player right before the final began.

Merkel and Putin agree on Ukraine territory
Germany

Merkel and Putin agree on Ukraine territory

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Sunday that Ukraine's "territorial integrity" must be ensured, a German government spokesman said.

US ‘steps up’ spying against 320 Germans
Germany

US ‘steps up’ spying against 320 Germans

US intelligence has stepped up eavesdropping on hundreds of key figures in Germany, including a government minister, after Chancellor Angela Merkel was dropped as a direct target, according to a report on Sunday.

Swedes wilt in Olympic hockey final loss
Sweden

Swedes wilt in Olympic hockey final loss

The Tre Kronor's hopes of signing off the Olympic Games with a gold medal were left in tatters as a rampant Canada ran out 3-0 winners to retain their title.

Sweden handed Russian test in Euro 2016 draw
Sweden

Sweden handed Russian test in Euro 2016 draw

Sweden will have to contend with Russia and Austria if they are reach the Euro 2016 tournament after the draw for the qualifying rounds for the finals was made on Sunday.

Appeal made after boy found seriously hurt
Sweden

Appeal made after boy found seriously hurt

Police in northern Sweden have launched an appeal for witnesses after a nine-year-old boy was found seriously hurt in a carpark in a suspected hit and run which has left him fighting for his life.

Sweden’s Nordqvist claims Thai golf win
Sweden

Sweden’s Nordqvist claims Thai golf win

Anna Nordqvist completed a two shot pillar-to-post win at the $1.5 million Honda LPGA Thailand tournament, holding off a dramatic late challenge from world number one Park In-Bee.

House fire kills six family members in Spain
Spain

House fire kills six family members in Spain

A house fire killed six people including three children in northern Spain on Saturday and a seven-month-old baby was in hospital after surviving the blaze, officials said.

Italy’s new PM takes to Twitter on first day
Italy

Italy’s new PM takes to Twitter on first day

Matteo Renzi took to Twitter on his government's first day on Sunday to respond to questions from followers in a sign of changing times under Italy's youngest-ever prime minister.

Sociedad stun Barça as Real Madrid go top
Spain

Sociedad stun Barça as Real Madrid go top

Real Madrid moved three points clear at the top of La Liga as Barcelona suffered their second league defeat in four games with a 3-1 reverse away to Real Sociedad on Saturday.

French ski cross trio cleared to trouser medals
France

French ski cross trio cleared to trouser medals

France's medal sweep in the Olympic Games men's freestyle ski cross competition, which was the subject of a bizarre argument over trousers, was allowed to stand on Sunday.

Anti-airport protesters go on rampage in Nantes
France

Anti-airport protesters go on rampage in Nantes

Protesters opposed to plans to build a new airport near the western French city of Nantes smashed shop windows on Saturday and hurled paving stones at police, who answered with tear gas and rubber bullets.

VIDEO: Cat rescued from underneath ferry
Sweden

VIDEO: Cat rescued from underneath ferry

Crew on a Swedish ferry got a surprise call out after a cat managed to trap itself underneath the boat, prompting a crew member to jump into the water and rescue the animal.

Judge slaps summons on Eta’s verifiers
Spain

Judge slaps summons on Eta’s verifiers

A judge in Spain on Saturday summoned international monitors who met with the armed Basque separatists Eta for questioning over the whereabouts of the group's fugitive members, a court source said.

Ex-pope Benedict makes rare public appearance
Italy

Ex-pope Benedict makes rare public appearance

Pope Francis appointed his first batch of cardinals on Saturday, as his predecessor Benedict made a surprise rare appearance at the ceremony naming the new "princes of the Church."

Cavalli scorches Milan with ring of fire catwalk
Italy

Cavalli scorches Milan with ring of fire catwalk

Models in furs paced around a ring of fire at Roberto Cavalli's catwalk show at Milan Fashion Week on Saturday, which was picketed by animal rights protesters.

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France

French ski cross sweep under investigation

France's medal sweep in the Olympic Games men's freestyle ski cross competition was placed under investigation on Saturday after rival teams accused them of bending the rules.

Ex-cop charged over trafficking of WW II arms
France

Ex-cop charged over trafficking of WW II arms

A French former policeman briefly arrested this week in connection with the unsolved 2012 killings in the Alps of members of a British-Iraqi family was charged Saturday with the unrelated crime of arms trafficking.

Scania owners reject Volkswagen takeover bid
Germany

Scania owners reject Volkswagen takeover bid

The proposed sale of Swedish truck giant Scania to Volkswagen is hanging in the balance after two of the company's owners said they were unwilling to sell their shares to the German manufacturer.

Merkel backs Kerry’s US Middle East peace bid
Germany

Merkel backs Kerry’s US Middle East peace bid

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will fully support efforts by US Secretary of State John Kerry to relaunch the Middle East peace process during her upcoming visit to Israel.

Scania owners reject Volkswagen takeover bid
Sweden

Scania owners reject Volkswagen takeover bid

The proposed sale of Swedish truck giant Scania to Volkswagen is hanging in the balance after two of the company's owners said they were unwilling to sell their shares to the German manufacturer.