Fiaker and their horses
Austria

Fiaker and their horses

Summer heat is no sweat – for the horses whom tourists see drawing elegant carts around Vienna in the hot sun.

Drunk captain runs ship aground off Sweden
Sweden

Drunk captain runs ship aground off Sweden

A ship ran aground in the Öresund strait between southern Sweden and Denmark on Sunday with the captain found to be heavily under the influence of alcohol.

‘Erdogan, stay at home’
Austria

‘Erdogan, stay at home’

Austrian far-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache told Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday to "stay at home," ahead of a controversial election rally planned in Vienna later this month.

Crash on forest road kills four near Ybbsitz
Austria

Crash on forest road kills four near Ybbsitz

A small car went off a forest road in the Ybbstaler alps, causing four fatalities.

Police bust pot ‘growroom’ in Vienna
Austria

Police bust pot ‘growroom’ in Vienna

Vienna's drug police scored another victory against illicit cultivators on Saturday, as they shut down a marijuana growing operation in the city's 2nd district.

‘Glitch’ disrupts Austrian air traffic control
Austria

‘Glitch’ disrupts Austrian air traffic control

Austria's civilian air traffic control experienced a glitch on Thursday. Controller's screens were unable to track aircraft for 25 minutes.

Swedish royals celebrate princess baptism
Sweden

Swedish royals celebrate princess baptism

The latest addition to the Swedish royal family, Princess Leonore, was christened at Drottningholm Palace church on Sunday under the watching eye of the royal family and the international press.

Man held for Stockholm beggar assault
Sweden

Man held for Stockholm beggar assault

A 55-year-old man who said that he "hated beggars" was arrested in Stockholm on Saturday night on suspicion of assaulting a beggar at a metro station.

Thousands join anti-royal march in Madrid
Spain

Thousands join anti-royal march in Madrid

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to demand a referendum to abolish Spain's monarchy, just days after King Juan Carlos abdicated in favour of his son.

OPEC likely to maintain output levels
Austria

OPEC likely to maintain output levels

OPEC is set to stick by its oil output ceiling when it meets in Vienna this week, as supply tensions linked to global crises help to keep crude prices high, benefitting producers.

Italy’s Renzi demands change from EU head
Italy

Italy’s Renzi demands change from EU head

Italy will not support a European Commission president who does not bring political change, warned President Matteo Renzi on Saturday, as he waded into a fractious debate over the EU's future.

Thousands join Rome’s Gay Pride march
Italy

Thousands join Rome’s Gay Pride march

Tens of thousands took to the streets of Rome on Saturday for the city's annual Gay Pride parade and to call on the Italian government to recognise civil unions for same-sex couples.

Greeks demand cash for Nazi crimes
Germany

Greeks demand cash for Nazi crimes

Around a hundred people protested outside the German embassy in Athens on Saturday to demand reparations for Nazi crimes committed in Greece during World War II.

German tourist couple found dead in Madeira
Germany

German tourist couple found dead in Madeira

A German couple holidaying on the Portuguese island of Madeira have been found dead at the bottom of ravine, three days after they went missing, authorities said on Saturday.

Balkan states face long EU process: Merkel
Germany

Balkan states face long EU process: Merkel

Balkan countries have a "clear prospect" of joining the European Union, but the process will be long, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a podcast released on Saturday.

Hollande meets Abbott after D-Day events
France

Hollande meets Abbott after D-Day events

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott met French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace on Saturday following D-Day commemorations with both sides pledging to deepen ties.

Sharapova supreme once more at French Open
France

Sharapova supreme once more at French Open

Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years at Roland Garros on Saturday, defeating Romania's Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 in a gripping final, the first to go the full distance in Paris in 13 years and the second longest on record.

Rattled Swiss private banks turn page on past
Switzerland

Rattled Swiss private banks turn page on past

Switzerland's exclusive private banking sector is turning the page on the business model that crafted its fortune and reputation, amid tougher international regulations and a crackdown on tax cheats, insiders say.