Apprentice built pipe bomb
Austria

Apprentice built pipe bomb

A 17-year-old apprentice in the Austrian town of Hallein near Salzburg built a pipe-bomb which he then took to his school.

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Germany

Palestine protesters try to storm Berlin’s Fan Mile

Hundreds of Palestinian protesters tried to storm Berlin's Fan Mile on Saturday afternoon - the centre of World Cup celebration in the German capital.

France’s Sarkozy hit by new phone tap leaks
France

France’s Sarkozy hit by new phone tap leaks

A corruption scandal surrounding former French president Nicolas Sarkozy deepened further on Saturday with fresh leaks of telephone conversations purporting to show he offered to get a judge a plum job in return for favours.

Swede runs for office just using Bitcoin funds
Sweden

Swede runs for office just using Bitcoin funds

A candidate for the Swedish parliament is aiming to get into office using only Bitcoin funds, and has pledged to clamp down on regulations of the digital currency if he gets elected.

Construction crane topples in Vienna
Austria

Construction crane topples in Vienna

A construction crane toppled over in Vienna's eighth district of Josefstadt on Saturday morning, causing damage to at least one house.

Abandoned baby duck rescued by police
Austria

Abandoned baby duck rescued by police

On Wednesday evening, the police station in Jakomini in Graz received an unusual visitor. A baby duck wandered in front of the station, apparently lost.

Italy cruise ship wreck set to rise from waves
Italy

Italy cruise ship wreck set to rise from waves

The refloating of Italy's ill-fated Costa Concordia cruise ship is set to begin Monday, with a high-risk salvage operation to raise the rusting hulk ahead of its final journey to the shipyard where it was built.

Italian Rizzoli to referee World Cup final
Italy

Italian Rizzoli to referee World Cup final

Italy may have exited the World Cup at the group stage but there will be an Italian presence in the final in the shape of referee Nicola Rizzoli.

French Olympic champ Muffat retires at 25
France

French Olympic champ Muffat retires at 25

Olympic champion Camille Muffat has said that she is retiring from competitive swimming at 25 following a disagreement with her coach.

Bookies backing Germany for victory
Germany

Bookies backing Germany for victory

Germany are red-hot favourites to win the World Cup on Sunday, according to British bookmakers, with punters piling money on them to conquer Argentina in the final.

Swede killed after crashing into an elk
Sweden

Swede killed after crashing into an elk

A 53-year-old man in central Sweden has died after his car collided with an elk in an crash on a country road.

Argentina vs. Germany: Nine things to know
Germany

Argentina vs. Germany: Nine things to know

Despite being 12,000 kilometres apart, Argentina and Germany have quite a bit in common - from historical links to present day collaborations. Prepare for Sunday's World Cup final by learning about the ties that bind these two football powerhouses.

Spain tackles sex assaults at bull run fest
Spain

Spain tackles sex assaults at bull run fest

The Spanish city of Pamplona, famous for its San Fermin festival that mixes bull runs with round-the-clock drinking, has launched a campaign to stop sexual assaults during the week-long fiesta.

Prosecutors push to confirm ‘Rubygate’ ruling
Italy

Prosecutors push to confirm ‘Rubygate’ ruling

Italian prosecutors on Friday asked an appeals court to confirm a seven-year prison sentence against former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for having sex with an underage prostitute and for abuse of power while he was in office.

Denmark considers new anti-jihadist laws
Denmark

Denmark considers new anti-jihadist laws

After France proposed tough new anti-terrorism legislation, leading Danish MPs said that Denmark should weigh all of its options for stopping the flow of fighters to Syria.

Balotelli sparks row by posing with shotgun
Italy

Balotelli sparks row by posing with shotgun

IN PICTURES: Italian striker Mario Balotelli was at the centre of fresh controversy on Friday after posting a picture of himself on social media apparently posing with a shotgun.

Rector probed over missing mosque funds
France

Rector probed over missing mosque funds

The head of a mosque in a Paris suburb has appeared in court charged with embezzlement for allegedly diverting donations into a personal offshore bank account.

T-Mobile in deal with Softbank: report
Germany

T-Mobile in deal with Softbank: report

Japan's SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom of Germany have reached a basic agreement for a merger between their US affiliates Sprint and T-Mobile US, the business daily Nikkei reported Saturday.

US critical over German handling of spy row
Germany

US critical over German handling of spy row

The United States on Friday hinted at displeasure with Germany over its handling of a spying row, which saw the CIA chief in Berlin thrown out of the country.

1,000 mink released from Jutland farm
Denmark

1,000 mink released from Jutland farm

In an action aimed at one of Denmark's most valuable industries, activists released hundreds of animals into the wild.

Judge in day-care rapist case reported
Sweden

Judge in day-care rapist case reported

The judge in the trial of the day-care rapist case has been reported to the Swedish National Investigation Department for allowing a camera in court to record the accused man's abuse tapes. He has branded the decision as 'absurd.'