EU cuts could pull plug on Human Brain Project
Switzerland

EU cuts could pull plug on Human Brain Project

The Human Brain Project, a mammoth research project directed by the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), is in danger of dying because of last month’s vote by Swiss citizens to curb immigration in Switzerland.

Germany warns of ‘new division of Europe’
Germany

Germany warns of ‘new division of Europe’

Germany's foreign minister warned Russia on Sunday against military intervention in Ukraine, saying that "a new division of Europe can still be prevented".

Pope calls for Ukraine dialogue
Italy

Pope calls for Ukraine dialogue

Pope Francis on Sunday called on all sides in Ukraine to overcome "incomprehension" and appealed to the international community to promote dialogue.

French filmmaker Alain Resnais dies aged 91
France

French filmmaker Alain Resnais dies aged 91

French arthouse filmmaker Alain Resnais, a star of the New Wave movement with close to 50 movies to his name, has died aged 91, his producer told AFP on Sunday.

Thousands of pigs die in massive sty fire
Sweden

Thousands of pigs die in massive sty fire

Several thousand pigs are feared dead after a huge fire at a pig farm in southern Sweden which raged for several hours on Sunday morning.

Spain’s FM quits Iran trip over Ukraine crisis
Spain

Spain’s FM quits Iran trip over Ukraine crisis

Spain's foreign minister will cut short his visit to Iran on Sunday in order to attend EU talks on the crisis in Ukraine, the Spanish embassy in Tehran, news agency AFP has reported.

Swedish teacher grads promised cash bonus
Sweden

Swedish teacher grads promised cash bonus

Sweden's Education Minister Jan Björklund has pledged that graduates completing teaching degrees specializing in maths, science and technology are to be rewarded with a cash bonus.

Geneva car show looks to turn corner on crisis
Switzerland

Geneva car show looks to turn corner on crisis

The Geneva Motor Show is set to kick off this week on an optimistic note as the long-suffering European car market appears to finally have swerved out of the slow lane.

Wild horses breathe life into dying landscape
Spain

Wild horses breathe life into dying landscape

In an oak wood spanning the border of Spain and Portugal, an ancient sight unfolds: wild horses, not saddled or shoed, but roaming free as they did centuries ago.

Ancelotti expecting ‘intense’ not ‘ugly’ derby
Spain

Ancelotti expecting ‘intense’ not ‘ugly’ derby

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes his side's fourth meeting of the campaign against Atletico Madrid on Sunday will be as keenly contested as any so far this season.

Canada’s Erik Guay wins Norway downhill
Norway

Canada’s Erik Guay wins Norway downhill

Canada's 2011 downhill world champion Erik Guay won his second World Cup downhill of this season on Saturday as he swept to victory in the Norwegian resort of Kvitfjell.

Merkel ‘worried’ over developments in Crimea
Germany

Merkel ‘worried’ over developments in Crimea

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she was concerned by the developments in Crimea, after Kiev accused Moscow of sending thousands of troops to the flashpoint Black Sea peninsula.

Monaco stumble at in-form St Etienne
France

Monaco stumble at in-form St Etienne

Monaco's Ligue 1 title hopes suffered a severe blow as the big-spending Principality outfit lost 2-0 at in-form Saint-Etienne on Saturday.

France seeks Sochi G8 summit suspension
France

France seeks Sochi G8 summit suspension

France's foreign minister called Sunday for preparations to be suspended for the upcoming G8 summit in Sochi over Russia's "military escalation" in Ukraine's Crimea peninsula.

Bildt: Russia is breaking the law in Ukraine
Sweden

Bildt: Russia is breaking the law in Ukraine

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has condemned Russia's military intervention in Ukraine calling Moscow's actions a "clear breach of international law".