Greens propose Women’s Day as holiday
Sweden

Greens propose Women’s Day as holiday

Sweden's Green party have proposed turning the annual International Women's Day (IWD) into a public holiday and said that gender equality has gone backwards under the current government.

Daycare closed after kids put in ‘danger’
Sweden

Daycare closed after kids put in ‘danger’

A nursery in Stockholm has been closed with immediate effect after inspectors discovered that children were being left alone in dirty diapers and that a child almost got run over in traffic.

Spain seeks remains of Quixote author Cervantes
Spain

Spain seeks remains of Quixote author Cervantes

Four centuries after his death, Madrid has decided to finance a search for the remains of Spanish Golden Age writer Miguel de Cervantes, author of the emblematic Don Quixote of la Mancha.

Spain PM plane returns to Dublin due to fault
Spain

Spain PM plane returns to Dublin due to fault

A plane carrying Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy from Dublin to Madrid returned to the Irish capital on Friday shortly after takeoff because a warning light came on, officials said.

Asylum-seeker influx strains German shelters
Germany

Asylum-seeker influx strains German shelters

Germany has attracted more political asylum seekers than any other EU nation, but now the massive influx is straining the system, with crowded Berlin shelters sounding the alarm.

Bayern boss Hoeneß prepares for tax trial
Germany

Bayern boss Hoeneß prepares for tax trial

German football legend Uli Hoeneß, boss of champion club Bayern Munich, will face a high-profile tax evasion trial from Monday, accused of having stashed away millions in Switzerland.

Probe launched into trading of Scania shares
Sweden

Probe launched into trading of Scania shares

The Economic Crime Authority have launched a probe into suspected insider trading at truck giant Scania in the wake of its takeover bid by Volkswagen.

US probing three major French banks
France

US probing three major French banks

US authorities are investigating the French banks Societe Generale, BNP Paribas and Credit Agricole for embezzlement and violating American sanctions against other countries, a source close to the matter said Friday.

France’s far-right seeks local election boost
France

France’s far-right seeks local election boost

France's far-right National Front is looking to make a breakthrough in local elections later this month, announcing on Friday a record amount of candidates.

France says no Crimea vote without Kiev nod
France

France says no Crimea vote without Kiev nod

France said Friday there could be no referendum on the future of Crimea unless Ukraine decided to organise one.

Facebook to open new ‘green’ Swedish hub
Sweden

Facebook to open new ‘green’ Swedish hub

Facebook, the world's largest social network, has announced plans to expand its Swedish data centre, which it describes as "one of the greenest, most cutting-edge facilities" in the world.