Valais wine kingpin held as fraud scandal grows
Switzerland

Valais wine kingpin held as fraud scandal grows

A bizarre scandal is swirling around one of Switzerland's leading wine producers after he was arrested last week along with a computer hacker, a detective and a spy.

History made as France beat Honduras 3-0
France

History made as France beat Honduras 3-0

France were awarded the first goal using goal-line technology at a World Cup finals in controversial circumstances during their opening Group E game against Honduras on Sunday night. France won the bruising game 3-0.

Federer wins Halle tourney for seventh time
Switzerland

Federer wins Halle tourney for seventh time

Switzerland's Roger Federer won the Halle grass court tennis tournament in Germany for the seventh time on Sunday with a 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/3) victory over Colombia's Alejandro Falla.

Germany warns of regional war in Iraq
Germany

Germany warns of regional war in Iraq

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned on Sunday that the bloody conflict in Iraq could quickly spin into a regional "proxy war".

Right wing party ahead in polls
Austria

Right wing party ahead in polls

If new national elections were to take place today, then HC Strache's opposition right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) would be in first place, according to two new poll results.

Turks demand apology for Kurz’s comments
Austria

Turks demand apology for Kurz’s comments

A member of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP party in Turkey demanded that Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz apologise for comments he made on the weekend.

Gay politician attacked at Rainbow Parade
Austria

Gay politician attacked at Rainbow Parade

Austria's first openly gay politician, leader of the Austrian Greens' delegation to the EU parliament Ulrike Lunacek was the apparent victim of an attack at Friday's annual Rainbow Parade in Vienna.

Swiss score dramatic 2-1 win against Ecuador
Switzerland

Swiss score dramatic 2-1 win against Ecuador

Switzerland won its first World Cup football game in dramatic fashion in Brasilia on Sunday with a 2-1 win against Ecuador.

Police probe death of woman hit by streetcar
Switzerland

Police probe death of woman hit by streetcar

Geneva cantonal police are looking for witnesses following the death of a 44-year-old Swiss woman struck by a streetcar at the weekend.

Sweden’s first female archbishop sworn in
Sweden

Sweden’s first female archbishop sworn in

Outspoken bishop Antje Jackelén has made history after becoming Sweden's first ever female archbishop at a ceremony in Uppsala.

Spain readies legal shield for King Juan Carlos
Spain

Spain readies legal shield for King Juan Carlos

Spain's government is crafting a new legal shield for King Juan Carlos after he steps off the throne and loses the absolute royal immunity that has protected him for 39 years.

French doctor pens D-Day symphony for Dad
France

French doctor pens D-Day symphony for Dad

A French doctor has teamed up with the sons of American jazz legend Dave Brubeck to pen a symphony in honour of their fathers who formed a friendship during the Second World War.

Mitsubishi offers to buy Alstom stake
France

Mitsubishi offers to buy Alstom stake

Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is offering to buy a 10 percent stake in Alstom, a report said Sunday, as it seeks to sweeten a joint bid with Siemens to acquire some of the French firm's energy assets.

Three hospitalized after lightning strike
Austria

Three hospitalized after lightning strike

Three German climbers were taken to hospital after being struck by lightning on the Hohen Dachstein near Gmunden on Friday afternoon. One of the men, aged 25, had to be recovered by helicopter.

Search continues for missing pilot
Germany

Search continues for missing pilot

Emergency services have resumed their search for a missing German pilot after a plane crash in Lake Vättern, Sweden, with authorities fearing for the man's life.

Search continues for pilot after plane crash
Sweden

Search continues for pilot after plane crash

Emergency services have resumed their search for a missing pilot after a plane crash in Lake Vättern, western Sweden, with authorities fearing for the man's life.

Man stabbed to death outside Stockholm club
Sweden

Man stabbed to death outside Stockholm club

A man in his 20s has died in hospital after being stabbed in the stomach during a brawl close to a popular club in the capital.

1,000 migrants stopped at Spain’s African border
Spain

1,000 migrants stopped at Spain’s African border

Security forces drove back 1,000 African migrants who tried to scramble over a border fence from Morocco into the Spanish territory of Melilla on Saturday, officials said.

Italy’s jailbirds are ‘packed like sardines’
Italy

Italy’s jailbirds are ‘packed like sardines’

Despite reforms Italy's prisons remain seriously overcrowded with inmates describing the conditions as harsh and severe.

Mussolini’s Alfa Romeo sold at French auction
Italy

Mussolini’s Alfa Romeo sold at French auction

Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's official car, an Alfa Romeo convertible, has fetched €180,000 at auction in France, the auctioneer said Saturday.

Mussolini’s Alfa Romeo sold at French auction
France

Mussolini’s Alfa Romeo sold at French auction

Italian dictator Benito Mussolini's official car, an Alfa Romeo convertible, has fetched €180,000($240,000) at auction in France, the auctioneer said Saturday.

Hollande ‘worried’ by ongoing Ukraine crisis
France

Hollande ‘worried’ by ongoing Ukraine crisis

The leaders of France and Germany Saturday voiced "extreme concern" over the ongoing violence in Ukraine and called for a ceasefire after 49 died when pro-Russian separatists shot down an army plane.

French rail strike to enter fifth day amidst chaos
France

French rail strike to enter fifth day amidst chaos

French unions decided to extend into Sunday a crippling railway strike for a fifth day despite a renewed appeal for dialogue by Prime Minister Manuel Valls.

China woos Germany’s heirless ‘Mittelstand’
Germany

China woos Germany’s heirless ‘Mittelstand’

The small and mid-sized companies that form the backbone of the German economy are increasingly being snapped up by foreign - predominantly Chinese - investors as the families that run them find no suitable heirs to pass their businesses on to.

German FA call on Zwanziger to quit Fifa
Germany

German FA call on Zwanziger to quit Fifa

The German Football Federation (DFB) on Saturday called on their former president Theo Zwanziger to quit Fifa because he no longer represents the interests of German football in the sport's world governing body.

German rider, 25, dies after fall
Germany

German rider, 25, dies after fall

German eventer Benjamin Winter died on Saturday after suffering head injuries in a three-day eventing competition in Luhmühlen south of Hamburg, organizers announced. He was 25.