Gibraltar power restored after massive fire
Spain

Gibraltar power restored after massive fire

Power has been restored to all of Gibraltar after a fire at a local power station left the UK territory without electricity for much of Easter Sunday, a blackout that hit its key gambling industry hard.

Wawrinka defeats Federer in all Swiss final
Switzerland

Wawrinka defeats Federer in all Swiss final

Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Swiss compatriot Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 on Sunday to win the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament.

Four confirmed dead after helicopter crash
Spain

Four confirmed dead after helicopter crash

A military helicopter that crashed into the sea near the Canary Islands was found on Sunday with the bodies of its four missing crew members inside, the Spanish government said.

Ikea to introduce ‘green’ vegetarian meatballs
Sweden

Ikea to introduce ‘green’ vegetarian meatballs

Swedish furniture giant Ikea is planning to put vegetarian meatballs on the menu in an attempt to cut down on its carbon footprint, the company has announced.

Pope makes Easter plea for Ukraine peace
Italy

Pope makes Easter plea for Ukraine peace

Pope Francis urged the international community to "prevent violence" in Ukraine in his Easter Sunday message after pro-Russian insurgents in the east of the country reported four people killed in a gunbattle.

Assad using chemical weapons: Hollande
France

Assad using chemical weapons: Hollande

France has "information" but no firm proof that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is still using chemical weapons, President Francois Hollande said Sunday.

Students to keep paying off debt beyond 67
Sweden

Students to keep paying off debt beyond 67

The Swedish government has proposed scrapping the 25-year span for repaying student loans, by suggesting those who attend higher education should keep paying the money back well into retirement.

Federer sets up all Swiss tennis showdown
Switzerland

Federer sets up all Swiss tennis showdown

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka eased into the Monte Carlo Masters final on Saturday, setting up the first all-Swiss title showdown in 14 years.

People are being unfair to Messi: Barça chief
Spain

People are being unfair to Messi: Barça chief

Lionel Messi will continue to be Barcelona's leading light despite the Argentine superstar suffering a stream of criticism in recent weeks, the Spanish team's president said Saturday.

Bury him: Jailed mobster’s hit order
Italy

Bury him: Jailed mobster’s hit order

Italian police said on Saturday they had prevented a mafia war in Palermo with eight arrests including members of the city's most powerful clan, and published transcripts of an execution order from an imprisoned mobster.

German ladies net Fed Cup final appearance
Germany

German ladies net Fed Cup final appearance

Angelique Kerber put Germany into their first Fed Cup final in 22 years with a fighting victory over Australia's Samantha Stosur in the semi-final in Brisbane on Sunday.

Germany should make use of shale gas: EU
Germany

Germany should make use of shale gas: EU

EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger has urged Germany to make use of shale gas options and added that the he saw no danger of Europe's access to Russian gas falling victim to possible economic sanctions in the standoff over Ukraine.

PSG on course for double after cup triumph
France

PSG on course for double after cup triumph

Paris Saint-Germain won France's League Cup on Saturday, beating Lyon 2-1 in the final at the Stade de France to secure the first leg of a likely domestic double.

Freed journalists back on French soil
France

Freed journalists back on French soil

Four French journalists taken hostage in Syria arrived home on Sunday to an emotional reunion with family and colleagues after spending 10 months in captivity in the world's most dangerous country for the media.

Drowned puppies found in crayfish cage
Sweden

Drowned puppies found in crayfish cage

Police in eastern Sweden have launched a preliminary investigation of animal cruelty after two puppies were found drowned in a crayfish cage.