Voters back Swiss minimum wage bid: poll
Switzerland

Voters back Swiss minimum wage bid: poll

A narrow majority of Swiss voters approve an initiative to establish a minimum wage of 4,000 francs ($4,580) a month, according to the results of a new survey released on Sunday.

Swedes told to boil water after sewage leak
Sweden

Swedes told to boil water after sewage leak

Residents of the Swedish town of Örebro have been urged to boil their drinking water after traces of sewage were found in the local reservoir.

Ancelotti happy with below-par Madrid
Spain

Ancelotti happy with below-par Madrid

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti hailed his side's character as they ground out a 1-0 win away to Malaga on Saturday to maintain their three-point lead at the top of La Liga.

Tymoshenko urges hard line against Russia
Germany

Tymoshenko urges hard line against Russia

Ukraine's former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, urged Western powers on Sunday to unite on a hard line against Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Crimea crisis.

Bayern plan to welcome Hoeneß back after jail
Germany

Bayern plan to welcome Hoeneß back after jail

Despite his conviction for tax fraud, Bayern Munich are planning to welcome back ex-president Uli Hoeneß after he has served his prison sentence.

French skiers don high-tech ski goggles
France

French skiers don high-tech ski goggles

Measuring performance, providing a soundtrack and giving real-time information about the slopes: the latest ski masks are revolutionising skiing, but can they crossover into the mainstream, or will they remain stuck with a niche market of rich geeks?

Le Pen predicts daughter France’s next president
France

Le Pen predicts daughter France’s next president

The founder of France's far-right National Front (FN), Jean-Marie Le Pen, predicted Saturday that his daughter Marine would succeed where he had always failed and win the 2017 presidential vote.

Bildt: Crimea referendum illegal ‘whatever result’
Sweden

Bildt: Crimea referendum illegal ‘whatever result’

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has said that Sunday's referendum in Crimea is illegal and violates the Ukrainian constitution, revealing that sanctions against Russian leaders appeared "difficult to avoid".

Malmö neo-Nazi knife attack victim ‘improving’
Sweden

Malmö neo-Nazi knife attack victim ‘improving’

The 25-year-old man who was stabbed by neo-Nazis in Malmö last weekend is starting to show signs of improvement, according to reports, while thousands are expected to gather in the city for a demonstration against racism on Sunday.

Swiss probe Yanukovych money-laundering
Switzerland

Swiss probe Yanukovych money-laundering

The Swiss federal prosecutor's office is looking into suspicions of money-laundering by deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, a spokeswoman said on Saturday.

Top EU bank chief linked to €30m graft scandal
Spain

Top EU bank chief linked to €30m graft scandal

The vice president of the European Investment Bank is at the heart of a Spanish probe into the misuse of millions of euros of public funds that has rocked Spain's main opposition Socialists.

G7 may meet in London without Russia: report
Germany

G7 may meet in London without Russia: report

An alternative meeting for the Group of Seven most developed economies could be held in London if Russia is expelled from the G8 for its aggressive policy in Ukraine, a German weekly reported Saturday.

Ireland see off France to clinch Six Nations
France

Ireland see off France to clinch Six Nations

Ireland sent centre great Brian O'Driscoll into international retirement with the Six Nations title after a nail-biting 22-20 win over France in Paris on Saturday.