Ageing playboy appeals heiress murder rap
France

Ageing playboy appeals heiress murder rap

A decades-old murder case in France took a new twist on Saturday when a former Riviera lawyer convicted of killing his casino heiress mistress 36 years ago said he would appeal the verdict.

French troops ambushed in CAF town
France

French troops ambushed in CAF town

Gunmen ambushed peacekeeping troops in the crisis-torn Central African Republic, injuring two, residents and a spokesman for the French army force in the country said Friday.

Swede rejects Amazon bid for .se domain
Sweden

Swede rejects Amazon bid for .se domain

Amazon's attempts to get a slice of the Swedish market have hit the buffers as the owner of the .se domain name has so far refused to sell it to the US e-commerce giant.

Abba duo’s reunion hint
Sweden

Abba duo’s reunion hint

Abba legends Björn Ulvaeus and Frida Lyngstad have dropped a major hint that the 1970s Swedish supergroup may get back together to record and perform again.

Swiss voters set to sink Swedish jet fighter deal
Switzerland

Swiss voters set to sink Swedish jet fighter deal

Swiss voters are set to sink a massive defence deal with Swedish firm Saab to buy 22 fighter planes, an opinion poll showed Friday ahead of a referendum next month.

Swedish passports hot property on black market
Sweden

Swedish passports hot property on black market

Swedish passports are changing hands for as much as 80,000 kronor ($12,200) on the black market and being routinely used for human trafficking, prompting the government to launch an investigation into passport abuse according to a new report.

Nestlé says chairman sick but will continue
Switzerland

Nestlé says chairman sick but will continue

Swiss food giant Nestlé said on Friday that its chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe has been diagnosed with an illness requiring six months of medical care, but that he would continue his duties.

Ukraine crisis could unite US, EU: Schäuble
Germany

Ukraine crisis could unite US, EU: Schäuble

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on Friday portrayed the Ukraine crisis as an opportunity for the European Union and the United States to revamp their relationship after the fallout of the NSA spying scandal.

Carla Bruni ‘crazy about Israel’ ahead of show
France

Carla Bruni ‘crazy about Israel’ ahead of show

France's former first lady Carla Bruni declared herself "crazy about Israel" and talked about Jewish family ties in an interview published by an Israeli daily on Friday.

French Resistance vet buried by German camp
France

French Resistance vet buried by German camp

The ashes of a French Resistance veteran were interred on Friday near the mass grave of a former German concentration camp following his wish to be laid to rest near his fellow detainees.

Swiss voters to sink Swedish jet fighter deal
Sweden

Swiss voters to sink Swedish jet fighter deal

Swiss voters are set to sink a massive defence deal with Swedish firm Saab to buy 22 fighter planes, a new opinion poll has showed ahead of a referendum next month.

Ageing playboy convicted of heiress murder
France

Ageing playboy convicted of heiress murder

A former Riviera lawyer was convicted on Friday of killing a glamorous casino heiress 36 years ago, after a legal battle that has gripped France.

Swede Blixt stuns on Masters debut
Sweden

Swede Blixt stuns on Masters debut

Swedish golfer Jonas Blixt is in contention to win the US Masters at his maiden attempt after ending the second day's play in third place at Augusta.