Swiss woman dies from ‘fall’ in Italian Alps
Switzerland

Swiss woman dies from ‘fall’ in Italian Alps

A 29-year-old Swiss woman holidaying in northern Italy died from an apparent fall while mountain hiking in the Alto Adige region, Italian rescue officials said on Sunday.

Germany beat Argentina 1:0 to win World Cup
Germany

Germany beat Argentina 1:0 to win World Cup

UPDATE: Mario Götze scored a superb extra-time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1:0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America on Sunday.

Four missing Indian boys found in Copenhagen
Denmark

Four missing Indian boys found in Copenhagen

After disappearing from a handball tournament in northern Jutland, some of the missing players were discovered and detained at a Sikh centre.

Vienna nuke talks fail with ‘significant gaps’
Austria

Vienna nuke talks fail with ‘significant gaps’

Western foreign ministers appeared to have failed in their mission to inject momentum into talks with Iran on Sunday, seven days before the deadline to strike a momentous nuclear deal.

Russian tourist dies in Norway water tragedy
Norway

Russian tourist dies in Norway water tragedy

A woman who fell from one of Norway's top waterfall attractions was found dead on Sunday.

Brazilians back Germany against Argentina
Germany

Brazilians back Germany against Argentina

Jubilant Argentine fans honked car horns down the streets of Rio de Janeiro before the World Cup final Sunday, prompting Brazilians to shout back their allegiance in this match: "Germany!"

‘Beatles’ open Norwegian Film Festival
Norway

‘Beatles’ open Norwegian Film Festival

A movie based on Norwegian author Lars Saabye Christensen’s 1984 novel will launch this summer's Norwegian International Film Festival on August 17th.

Boy seriously injured in jet-ski accident
Austria

Boy seriously injured in jet-ski accident

A 13-year-old boy was seriously injured in a jet-ski race on a quarry lake in Pöchlarn, near Melk on Sunday morning.

Farmers get record cash for climate damage
Norway

Farmers get record cash for climate damage

Norwegian farmers got record compensation from the government as a result of extreme weather wrecking their crops, said a report.

Austria investigates US spy’s local links
Austria

Austria investigates US spy’s local links

The Austrian Foreign ministry has begun to investigate allegations that a US spy who worked for German foreign intelligence (BND) has met at least two CIA agents working at the US embassy in Vienna several times since 2012.

Kerry seeks Gaza truce from Netanyahu
Austria

Kerry seeks Gaza truce from Netanyahu

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday phoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from Austria to renew a US offer to help mediate a truce as Israel stepped up its military campaign against the Gaza Strip.

Kerry vows German friendship after spy row
Austria

Kerry vows German friendship after spy row

Germany and the United States remain "great friends" despite a new spying scandal that saw the CIA station chief in Berlin expelled, US Secretary of State John Kerry insisted on Sunday.

Watching the World Cup from space
Germany

Watching the World Cup from space

Among the large portion of the Earth’s population expected to watch Sunday’s World Cup final, one pair of extra-terrestrial German eyes will be tracking the historic match from the heavens.

Germany vs. Argentina pre-match live blog
Germany

Germany vs. Argentina pre-match live blog

LIVE: The Local has the latest news, reaction and fun ahead of the World Cup final in Brazil between Germany and Argentina.

More Swedes prefer dogs to cats: study
Sweden

More Swedes prefer dogs to cats: study

A new survey has revealed that more Swedes identify themselves as a dog person instead of a cat person, with almost six in ten saying they prefer canines over felines.

FPÖ opposes Hahn’s EU nomination
Austria

FPÖ opposes Hahn’s EU nomination

The oppositional right-wing Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) has criticized the government's decision to nominate Johannes Hahn from the conservative People's Party (ÖVP) as EU commissioner for Regional Policy.

One dead after Swiss landslide causes carnage
Switzerland

One dead after Swiss landslide causes carnage

An 82-year-old woman was found dead in a Swiss stream on Sunday, police said, as heavy rain and landslides halted train and road traffic near the city of Bern, the capital.

Magnificent Marquez on cloud nine after bike win
Spain

Magnificent Marquez on cloud nine after bike win

Spaniard Marc Marquez won his ninth consecutive race of the season on Sunday as he dominated the German MotoGP to finish ahead of Honda teammate and compatriot Dani Pedrosa with Jorge Lorenzo on a Yamaha in third.

Costa Concordia removal to start on Monday
Italy

Costa Concordia removal to start on Monday

Italian authorities on Sunday gave their final go-ahead for operations to lift and tow away the Costa Concordia cruise ship from its watery resting place to begin on Monday at 0400 GMT.

France ends military offensive in Mali
France

France ends military offensive in Mali

France said Sunday its military offensive that freed northern Mali from the grip of Islamists would be replaced by an operation spanning the wider, largely lawless Sahel region to combat extremist violence.

Löfven: Israel has the right to defend itself
Sweden

Löfven: Israel has the right to defend itself

Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven has been flooded with thousands of negative comments after he posted on Facebook that "Israel has the right to defend itself" in a post about the ongoing Gaza crisis.

French foreign minister calls for Gaza ceasefire

French foreign minister calls for Gaza ceasefire

France's foreign minister called Sunday for an immediate ceasefire in Israel and the Gaza Strip, where a deadly six-day conflict is escalating in what he said was an "absolutely disastrous" way.

WikiLeaks reports the FBI to Danish police
Denmark

WikiLeaks reports the FBI to Danish police

The FBI's meetings with a WikiLeaks defector in Denmark were illegal and the Danish authorities knew about it, the whistleblowing organization claims in a criminal complaint filed with the East Jutland Police.

Eleven boys from India disappear in Denmark
Denmark

Eleven boys from India disappear in Denmark

A team of 14 to 16-year-old handball players from India have not been heard from since Saturday. The team's coaches are on their way back to India without the boys and suspect that they had a plan to run off and remain in Europe.

Nearly a hundred Syrian refugees found on train
Austria

Nearly a hundred Syrian refugees found on train

Close to a hundred refugees, most of whom appear to come from Syria, were intercepted on a train traveling into Austria from Italy and heading to Germany on Saturday night.

Italian rescuers search for missing pair
Italy

Italian rescuers search for missing pair

Rescuers continued their search on Saturday for two climbers -- a 15-year-old French boy and his 52-year-old Italian guide -- missing on Mont Blanc since Wednesday.

Plane crash in Corsica claims three lives
France

Plane crash in Corsica claims three lives

Three people were killed Saturday in a plane crash in northern Corsica, the local authority said.

Germans ready to make history – Löw
Germany

Germans ready to make history – Löw

Joachim Löw says Germany is ready to make history by winning Sunday's final to become the first European side to win the World Cup in the Americas.

Spanish big man Gasol to join Chicago Bulls
Spain

Spanish big man Gasol to join Chicago Bulls

Spanish star Pau Gasol, a free agent center who won two NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers, announced Saturday that he will join the Chicago Bulls next season.

Pope won’t watch World Cup final with Benedict
Italy

Pope won’t watch World Cup final with Benedict

The soccer loving pontiff stayed neutral when giving his views about the World Cup final which features his native Argentina against his predecessor's Germany on Sunday.

Record tonne of ivory sold at auction in France
France

Record tonne of ivory sold at auction in France

An auction house in Cannes, France, sold around 50 elephant tusks, or one tonne of ivory, on Saturday, breaking its previous record in terms of volume.

Bangladesh farmer makes huge German flag
Germany

Bangladesh farmer makes huge German flag

Germany has honoured a Bangladesh farmer and diehard fan for making a 3.5-kilometre-long (2.2 mile) flag of the country in support of Philipp Lahm's World Cup team, officials said on Sunday.

Merkel laments trust breakdown in US spy row
Germany

Merkel laments trust breakdown in US spy row

Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented on Saturday the breakdown in trust between Germany and the United States amid a spying row that saw the CIA chief in Berlin expelled from the country.

Doctor probed for being drunk and high at work
Sweden

Doctor probed for being drunk and high at work

A doctor in western Sweden worked for several hours in the hospital's emergency room under the influence of alcohol and possibly drugs. He is now suspected of gross misconduct say the police.