Insatiable Shiffrin wins Lenzerheide slalom
Switzerland

Insatiable Shiffrin wins Lenzerheide slalom

American starlet Mikaela Shiffrin won the final slalom race of the World Cup season at Lenzerheide, Switzerland on Saturday, her fifth victory in the discipline this season.

Neymar affected by signing scandal: Barça
Spain

Neymar affected by signing scandal: Barça

Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino believes star striker Neymar's inability to live up to high expectations in his first season with the club could be related to the intense scrutiny of his transfer from Santos.

Argentina’s Kirchner to meet pope in Rome
Italy

Argentina’s Kirchner to meet pope in Rome

Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner will meet next week with Pope Francis at the Vatican, her office said on Saturday.

Ai Weiwei asks China’s Xi to visit Berlin show
Germany

Ai Weiwei asks China’s Xi to visit Berlin show

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has said he hopes President Xi Jinping makes time to see his exhibition during the leader's visit to Germany this month, in an interview published on Saturday.

Bayern name Hopfner to succeed jailed Hoeneß
Germany

Bayern name Hopfner to succeed jailed Hoeneß

Bayern Munich on Saturday named their financial mastermind Karl Hopfner as successor to disgraced president Uli Hoeneß, who was convicted this week of tax fraud.

France won’t recognize Crimea vote result
France

France won’t recognize Crimea vote result

France will not recognise the result of a Crimean referendum on switching to Kremlin rule, President Francois Hollande said Saturday, adding the vote has "no legal basis".

France indicts women over ‘Syria-bound’ teen
France

France indicts women over ‘Syria-bound’ teen

French prosecutors on Friday charged two women over the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl who is believed to have travelled to Syria to fight alongside jihadist rebels.

Transport chaos as high winds batter Sweden
Sweden

Transport chaos as high winds batter Sweden

Trains services were suspended in much of southern Sweden on Saturday as high winds battered the region while containers full with Norwegian salmon were left scattered along the tracks in the north after a derailment.

Fiat Chrysler aims for October NYSE listing
Italy

Fiat Chrysler aims for October NYSE listing

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles aims to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange on October 1st, chief executive officer Sergio Marchionne said Friday.

French court sentences Rwandan over genocide
France

French court sentences Rwandan over genocide

A French court sentenced a former Rwandan army captain to 25 years in prison over the 1994 genocide Friday, in a landmark ruling just weeks ahead of the massacre's 20th anniversary.

Anelka quits West Brom over quenelle fall out
France

Anelka quits West Brom over quenelle fall out

Nicolas Anelka turned 35 on Friday and to celebrate his birthday the enfant terrible of French football whipped up more controversy by announcing he was quitting his Premier League club West Bromwich Albion.

Bäckström to receive medal despite drugs fail
Sweden

Bäckström to receive medal despite drugs fail

Swedish ice hockey player Nicklas Bäckström is set to receive his Olympic silver medal despite having missed the final after testing positive for a banned substance.

Third body find after Spain shipwreck
Spain

Third body find after Spain shipwreck

Rescuers found a body on Friday in the wreck of a fishing boat that ran aground off northern Spain, bringing to three the number confirmed dead in the accident, officials said.

Nobel body slams Merc over poem ‘grave theft’
Sweden

Nobel body slams Merc over poem ‘grave theft’

The Swedish Academy, the body responsible for awarding the Nobel prizes, has announced its intention to sue German carmaker Mercedes Benz over its use of a poem by deceased poet Karin Boye in a new advert.

Paolo Sorrentino given freedom of Rome
Italy

Paolo Sorrentino given freedom of Rome

"The Great Beauty" director Paolo Sorrentino on Friday was made an honorary citizen of Rome, the backdrop for his Oscar-winning film.

Drugs probe widens after Berlusconi blonde held
Italy

Drugs probe widens after Berlusconi blonde held

An Italian prosecutor is investigating a mystery blonde who accompanied Silvio Berlusconi on official trips over suspicions she was a long-standing drug smuggler, judicial sources said Friday.

Vivendi and Numericable in SFR sale talks
France

Vivendi and Numericable in SFR sale talks

French conglomerate Vivendi said Friday it was entering exclusive talks with Numericable to sell the cable operator its telecoms unit SFR, shrugging aside government attempts to scupper a deal between the two.