Jobs agency hit by new phone bill scandal
Sweden

Jobs agency hit by new phone bill scandal

An employee at Sweden's public employment agency (Arbetsförmedlingen) racked up some 115,000 kronor in mobile phone roaming charges while on holiday abroad, coming just six months after the agency's head was sacked following a slew of similar incidents.

Swedish cops shoot spear-wielding man dead
Sweden

Swedish cops shoot spear-wielding man dead

Police gunned down a man armed with a spear and a knife on Saturday after he went on the attack against officers. The man died soon after in a Gothenburg hospital.

Ancelotti: Bale ready to take Clásico by storm
Spain

Ancelotti: Bale ready to take Clásico by storm

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Gareth Bale is in prime condition to make his mark on El Clásico when his side host Barcelona on Sunday.

PSG maintain title march against valiant Lorient
France

PSG maintain title march against valiant Lorient

Paris Saint-Germain, fresh from drawing Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-finals, maintained their march to a defence of their Ligue 1 title with a 1-0 win over spirited Lorient on Friday.

Thieves hit trendy Colette concept store in Paris
France

Thieves hit trendy Colette concept store in Paris

Two masked robbers wielding a gun and an axe burst into the Colette boutique in the heart of Paris Saturday, making off with €600,000 ($800,000) worth of goods from the trendy concept store, officials said.

New bid to help foreign pupils learn Swedish
Sweden

New bid to help foreign pupils learn Swedish

The Swedish government wants to inject 1.8 billion kronor ($250 million) into Swedish language courses for students with foreign backgrounds, a move that would see a surge in new teaching positions.

Credit Suisse to pay $885 mn over US mortgages
Switzerland

Credit Suisse to pay $885 mn over US mortgages

Swiss bank Credit Suisse agreed on Friday to pay $885 million to settle US charges it sold shoddy mortgage bonds to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac ahead of the financial crisis.

Ada, 40, fights tough for Spain’s evictees
Spain

Ada, 40, fights tough for Spain’s evictees

Enemies have branded her a "terrorist" and sent her death threats, but 40-year-old mother Ada Colau keeps on fighting for thousands of families facing eviction in Spain's economic crisis.

Venice votes to cut ties with Italy in online poll
Italy

Venice votes to cut ties with Italy in online poll

Italians in Venice and its surrounding region have voted in an online poll in favour of breaking away from the rest of the country and forming their own state.

Socialists in crunch test at France local polls
France

Socialists in crunch test at France local polls

France holds municipal elections Sunday amid high-voltage tension between the Socialist government, battling record unpopularity, and the main opposition beset by scandal, while the far right is tipped to make a strong showing.

Man admits to French museum Rembrandt theft
France

Man admits to French museum Rembrandt theft

A French man has claimed responsibility for the theft of a Rembrandt painting worth millions that was stolen from a French museum in 1999 and recovered this week, a source close to the investigation said on Friday.

UK identifies WWI soldiers found in France
France

UK identifies WWI soldiers found in France

Britain has identified the remains of 10 World War I British soldiers found in northern France five years ago, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday.

Cleared serial killer to claim damages
Sweden

Cleared serial killer to claim damages

Sture Bergwall, who was freed this week after over 20 years locked up as Sweden's most prolific serial killer, said on Friday that his lawyer was preparing a claim for damages.

European hackers test their skills in Geneva
Switzerland

European hackers test their skills in Geneva

Hackers from across Europe flocked to Geneva this weekend, not to play havoc with Swiss computers but to test their ethical hacking skills.