Federer still hopeful on Wimbledon chances
Switzerland

Federer still hopeful on Wimbledon chances

Tennis legend Roger Federer believes he can soothe the pain of his worst French Open defeat in ten years by clinching a record eighth Wimbledon title.

Conchita: ‘The Soul of Austria’
Austria

Conchita: ‘The Soul of Austria’

Conchita Wurst, winner of the Eurovision song contest, has gained fans both at home and abroad, but has also polarized opinion. British freelance writer Michelle Topham is mesmerised by her success.

Authorities ‘cover up’ radioactive waste dump
Switzerland

Authorities ‘cover up’ radioactive waste dump

A highly radioactive substance, emitting in some places radiation 100 times the permitted amount, has been discovered in the canton of Bern, Swiss media reported on Sunday, adding that authorities had covered it up for 18 months.

Cyclist killed in Aargau hit-and-run road crash
Switzerland

Cyclist killed in Aargau hit-and-run road crash

Aargau cantonal police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that killed a 28-year-old Swiss man on a bicycle who was pedalling to work near the village of Dintikon.

Cameron ‘warns Merkel of UK exit from EU’
Germany

Cameron ‘warns Merkel of UK exit from EU’

British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned Chancellor Angela Merkel that the UK could leave the European Union if Jean-Claude Juncker becomes the next European Commission president, Der Spiegel reported on Sunday.

Freed US soldier arrives in Germany
Germany

Freed US soldier arrives in Germany

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, released on Saturday after being held for five years by the Taliban in Afghanistan, has arrived in Germany, according to the US military medical centre there.

Gulbis drives Federer out of French Open
Switzerland

Gulbis drives Federer out of French Open

Latvian Ernests Gulbis knocked Switzerland's Roger Federer out of the French Open tennis tournament on Sunday in five sets.

Thai coup not affecting Swedish Gripen deal
Sweden

Thai coup not affecting Swedish Gripen deal

The military coup in Thailand has not had an impact on the planned delivery of Swedish Gripen fighter jets with supplies and support, with the Thais now in possession of 12 of the aircraft.

Catalan leader defends independence stance
Spain

Catalan leader defends independence stance

Jordi Pujol is campaigning for outright independence for Catalonia in a marked change of philosophy after decades suggesting the region should remain a part of Spain. He said Catalonia faces a choice be "a loss of influence or independence."

Teen convicted for groping teacher’s breasts
Sweden

Teen convicted for groping teacher’s breasts

A 15-year-old boy in southern Sweden has been convicted for sexually molesting his school teacher after he began fondling her when she told him to leave the classroom.

Spain announces plans to cut corporate tax
Spain

Spain announces plans to cut corporate tax

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday announced a new stimulus plan to boost Spain's competitiveness, including €6.3 billion ($8.6 billion) of investments and a cut in corporate tax.

Exports soar for Italy’s rice farmers
Italy

Exports soar for Italy’s rice farmers

Italy may be the land of pasta but it is also Europe's top rice producer with local farmers capitalizing on renewed interest in this 'chic product' as exports continue to increase.

Renzi urges Italy to lead EU innovations
Italy

Renzi urges Italy to lead EU innovations

Italy's prime minister, who scored a dramatic win in the EU elections, has warned Europe not to be distracted by a leadership battle but concentrate on reforms, with his country leading the way.

Cousteau grandson eyes undersea record
France

Cousteau grandson eyes undersea record

A grandson of French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau will be following in his legendary flipper-steps, heading Sunday to the deep for a record 31 days.

Frenchman held for Jewish museum shooting
France

Frenchman held for Jewish museum shooting

UPDATED: A Frenchman with suspected ties to Islamic radicals in Syria has been arrested over last week's fatal shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, investigation sources told AFP on Sunday.

German villagers build own broadband network
Germany

German villagers build own broadband network

Hacked off with slow download speeds the locals of Löwenstedt clubbed together the cash to build their own super-fast internet service to the delight of the village's tiny population.

Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde arrested
Sweden

Pirate Bay founder Peter Sunde arrested

The co-founder of file sharing site Pirate Bay has been arrested in southern Sweden after almost two years on the run. Sunde has been wanted by Interpol since 2012.

Aids fundraising in ‘Garden of Lust’
Austria

Aids fundraising in ‘Garden of Lust’

Visitors to the 22nd annual Vienna Life Ball on Saturday evening turned the town square into a sea of ​​flowers.