Scores protest neo-Nazi talks in Gotland
Sweden

Scores protest neo-Nazi talks in Gotland

Over 100 people were on hand to protest against the far-right Party of the Swedes on Saturday evening, at the unofficial launch of the Almedalen political week on Gotland.

Copenhagen’s new cycling bridge opens
Denmark

Copenhagen’s new cycling bridge opens

The first bikes rolled over Cykelslangen on Saturday. The bridge will give as many as 12,000 cyclists every day an easier way to get between Vesterbro and Islands Brygge.

At least 100 Danes have fought in Syria
Denmark

At least 100 Danes have fought in Syria

The Center for Terror Analysis estimates that at least 15 Danes have died while fighting in the Syrian civil war. Those who come back alive can recruit others and use their military training against domestic targets, the analysis warned.

Police beef up security for Almedalen
Sweden

Police beef up security for Almedalen

An increased security force will be on hand for this year's political event which is expected to draw a record breaking number of attendees.

French ‘loyalist’ joins UN New Caledonia talks
France

French ‘loyalist’ joins UN New Caledonia talks

A lawmaker pressing for New Caledonia to remain a French overseas territory participated for the first time Friday in a meeting of the United Nations Decolonization Committee.

Swedish train strike cost 80 million kronor
Sweden

Swedish train strike cost 80 million kronor

The train strike which crippled southern Sweden for much of June is estimated to have cost 80 million kronor ($11.8m) in lost ticket sales and predicted future revenue.

Ex-Vatican envoy defrocked for sex abuse
Italy

Ex-Vatican envoy defrocked for sex abuse

The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been convicted of sex abuse by a church tribunal and defrocked pending further criminal proceedings in the first case of its kind.

Italian police make mega cannabis seizure
Italy

Italian police make mega cannabis seizure

Italian police have seized 42.7 tonnes of cannabis off the coast of Sicily in one of Europe's biggest ever drug hauls, French officials said Friday.

Native American mask auction draws protests
France

Native American mask auction draws protests

An auction of Native American masks originating from the Hopi tribe went ahead in Paris on Friday despite objections from the US embassy and members of the 18,000-strong Arizona community.

FIFA lift Beckenbauer suspension – manager
Germany

FIFA lift Beckenbauer suspension – manager

German legend Franz Beckenbauer has had his 90-day ban from any football-related activity lifted by FIFA, his manager has said in a statement posted on Twitter.

Cops investigated after 8-year-old’s death
Sweden

Cops investigated after 8-year-old’s death

Police in southern Sweden are being investigated on charges of suspected misconduct for failing to act on a report that a child was being abused at home. She was later found dead.

New charges and firings as media scandal grows
Denmark

New charges and firings as media scandal grows

A former news editor at Se og Hør becomes the eighth charged in Denmark's largest ever media scandal. Additionally, three employees were fired by publisher Aller Media, which cleared its own leadership of involvement in the case.