Four men shot ahead of Rome football game
Italy

Four men shot ahead of Rome football game

The Italian Cup final between Fiorentina and Napoli was delayed on Saturday following pre-match shootings, with reports suggesting four men had been injured, one seriously.

Lewandowski signs off at Dortmund
Germany

Lewandowski signs off at Dortmund

Robert Lewandowski played his last home match for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday -- then said he wants to sign off by beating future employers Bayern Munich in the German Cup final.

Swedish support for nuclear power wanes
Sweden

Swedish support for nuclear power wanes

A new survey has revealed that half of Swedes are no longer keen on pursuing nuclear power in the wake of the Fukushima meltdown in Japan in 2011.

US and Swiss attorney generals talk tax evasion
Switzerland

US and Swiss attorney generals talk tax evasion

US Attorney General Eric Holder met with his counterpart from Switzerland on Friday as investigators crack down on Swiss banks that help US customers avoid paying taxes.

Hopfner replaces Hoeneß as Bayern president
Germany

Hopfner replaces Hoeneß as Bayern president

Karl Hopfner was voted in as Bayern Munich president Friday, succeeding Uli Hoeneß who could be welcomed back by the German giants once he has served a prison sentence for fraud.

Father: Deported ‘jihadist’ son a good man
France

Father: Deported ‘jihadist’ son a good man

Shocked relatives and friends of an Algerian who was kicked out of France for allegedly recruiting jihadists to go to Syria said Friday they believed he was innocent.

France’s Carrefour to quit India: reports
France

France’s Carrefour to quit India: reports

Carrefour, the world's second largest retailer, is working on a plan to exit India, media reports said Saturday, amid political uncertainty about the future of multi-brand retail in the South Asian giant.

Swedish police selling dogs on Facebook
Sweden

Swedish police selling dogs on Facebook

Police in southern Sweden are taking to social media in order to find new homes for rescued dogs, after a similar experiment last year in another part of the country proved successful.

German hostages freed in Ukraine
Germany

German hostages freed in Ukraine

International observers, including four Germans, captured in eastern Ukraine a week ago have been released.

Switzerland add 15 more to Ukraine blacklist
Switzerland

Switzerland add 15 more to Ukraine blacklist

Switzerland announced on Friday that it had added the names of 15 top Russian officials and pro-Moscow separatists to a blacklist of individuals seen as prime movers in the Ukraine crisis.

Bilbao seal Champions League spot with win
Spain

Bilbao seal Champions League spot with win

Athletic Bilbao ensured they will be Spain's fourth representative in the Champions League next season with a 3-0 win over Rayo Vallecano on Friday.

Pope: New mentality on Vatican finances needed
Italy

Pope: New mentality on Vatican finances needed

Pope Francis told the first meeting of a newly-formed Vatican committee to reform Catholic Church finances that it should aim for transparency and helping the needy on Friday.

France slaps pig import ban on US and Japan
France

France slaps pig import ban on US and Japan

France has suspended imports of live pigs from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan to try to prevent the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus entering the country, the French agriculture ministry announced on Friday.

Obama & Merkel: Spying differences still remain
Germany

Obama & Merkel: Spying differences still remain

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted on Friday that differences remained in a damaging row over US spying which has strained their personal and diplomatic relationship.

Couple remanded for murder of 8-year-old girl
Sweden

Couple remanded for murder of 8-year-old girl

The couple suspected of killing an 8-year-old girl in southern Sweden on Walpurgis night (Valborg) are being remanded in custody suspected of probable cause for murder.