Italy clinches World Cup win against England
Italy

Italy clinches World Cup win against England

Italy on Saturday battled rainforest temperatures to beat England 2-1 in their first game of the World Cup in Brazil.

Ten migrants die after rubber dinghy sinks
Italy

Ten migrants die after rubber dinghy sinks

Italian sailors have recovered ten bodies of migrants after their rubber dinghy sank off the Libyan coast, Italy's navy said on Saturday.

Rainbow parade kept the colours gay
Austria

Rainbow parade kept the colours gay

A parade of colours turned out to greet Vienna on Saturday afternoon, as the annual Rainbow Parade, organized by the Homosexual Initiative, brought a host of Austrians and tourists to watch the event as it traveled around the inner ring of the city.

Sea Shepherd battles to stop Faroese ‘grind’
Denmark

Sea Shepherd battles to stop Faroese ‘grind’

The killing of pilot whales is seen as a cultural right by inhabitants of the Faroe Islands, but decried as a "massacre" by activists. Both sides are gearing for a fight.

Beckenbauer skips World Cup after ban
Germany

Beckenbauer skips World Cup after ban

German football legend Franz Beckenbauer is cancelling his trip to the World Cup in Brazil in the light of Fifa suspending him for 90 days over the investigation into the Qatar 2022 World Cup bid, he told the German media on Saturday.

Swiss chef wins Italian pasta contest
Italy

Swiss chef wins Italian pasta contest

A Mojito spaghetti special triumphed at the pasta world championships on Friday, as a chef from Switzerland snatched the top prize from rivals of Shanghai, South Africa and Malta.

Swiss chef claims pasta world championship
Switzerland

Swiss chef claims pasta world championship

A Mojito spaghetti special triumphed at the pasta world championships on Friday, as a chef from Switzerland snatched the top prize from rivals of Shanghai, South Africa and Malta.

What do Austrians really think of Germans?
Germany

What do Austrians really think of Germans?

Germans and Austrians are the odd couple of Europe. They speak almost the same language, share a troubled history, and watch many of the same TV shows.

France deports Tunisian jihadist suspect
France

France deports Tunisian jihadist suspect

France announced Saturday that it has deported a Tunisian who was accused of recruiting young jihadists to fight in Syria, deeming him a threat to national security.

Domenech: France to blame for Ukraine crisis
France

Domenech: France to blame for Ukraine crisis

France qualifying for the World Cup finals at Ukraine's expense is partly to blame for the present conflict in the country, former French national coach Raymond Domenech has claimed.

One Direction star wows fans with Swedish skills
Sweden

One Direction star wows fans with Swedish skills

Popsinger Harry Styles turned on the charm at the Friends Arena in Solna by screaming in Swedish that he loves meatballs, but some critics were not impressed with the quintet's performance.

Fire chiefs rescue boy from washing machine
Sweden

Fire chiefs rescue boy from washing machine

Emergency services in southern Sweden used baby oil to rescue a 10-year-old boy from inside a washing machine after he'd managed to get stuck in it.

Federer reaches semis without hitting a ball
Switzerland

Federer reaches semis without hitting a ball

Defending champion Roger Federer reached the semi-finals of the Halle grasscourt championships on Friday without appearing on court as quarter-final opponent Lu Yen-Huen of Taiwan withdrew through injury.

Del Bosque: We are all to blame for hammering
Spain

Del Bosque: We are all to blame for hammering

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque admits the holders were stunned by their 5-1 hammering at the hands of the Netherlands in their opening World Cup match on Friday.

Pope slams Allies over Nazi train line failure
Italy

Pope slams Allies over Nazi train line failure

Pope Francis has criticised Allied forces for failing to bomb the railway lines which led to concentration camps in World War II, in an interview with a Spanish newspaper.

Alitalia board gives green light to Etihad deal
Italy

Alitalia board gives green light to Etihad deal

The board of struggling Italian airline Alitalia has approved a tie-up proposal with the Emirati carrier Etihad Airways, a company statement has said.

BNP exec departs under US pressure: sources
France

BNP exec departs under US pressure: sources

Another top BNP Paribas executive has resigned as the French bank tries to satisfy US regulators seeking to punish it dearly for alleged violations of US sanctions, sources have said.

Bayern hit back at Ribery needle fear claim
France

Bayern hit back at Ribery needle fear claim

Bayern Munich hit back on Friday at claims made by France's World Cup doctor that Franck Ribery's fear of injections had forced him to pull out of the tournament.

Bayern hit back at Ribery needle fear claim
Germany

Bayern hit back at Ribery needle fear claim

Bayern Munich hit back on Friday at claims made by France's World Cup doctor that Franck Ribery's fear of injections had forced him to pull out of the tournament.

‘Day-care rapist’ in new assault charges
Sweden

‘Day-care rapist’ in new assault charges

Police have filed two new sex abuse charges against the 21-year-old male intern, who just days earlier had been indicted on 13 separate counts of assault for offences committed at a Swedish nursery.

Rainbow parade in Vienna on Saturday
Austria

Rainbow parade in Vienna on Saturday

On Saturday Vienna will see the 19th annual Rainbow Parade, a celebration of gay and lesbian rights organised by the Homosexual Initiative (HOSI) of Vienna.

Estonian footie star done for Norway tax cheat
Norway

Estonian footie star done for Norway tax cheat

The captain of the Estonian national football team on Friday got an eight-month suspended sentence in Norway for failing to pay nearly €100,000 ($135,000) in taxes.