Rosberg takes home pole in German Grand Prix
Germany

Rosberg takes home pole in German Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg said the satisfaction of claiming his first home German Grand Prix pole position on Saturday was diminished by teammate Lewis Hamilton's horror crash.

Ammonia sickens eight at Copenhagen Airport
Denmark

Ammonia sickens eight at Copenhagen Airport

An ammonia leak shut down Copenhagen Airport's baggage claim area for about three hours on Saturday and eight people were taken in for treatment.

Italian rescuers find 19 dead on migrant boat
Italy

Italian rescuers find 19 dead on migrant boat

Italian and Maltese rescuers found 18 bodies on an overcrowded migrant boat on Saturday and another person died while being evacuated -- all apparently killed in the hold by toxic fumes from the engine, officials said.

Hollande wraps up west Africa tour
France

Hollande wraps up west Africa tour

President Francois Hollande ended a three-day west African tour on Saturday with a visit to the future headquarters of a new French force designed to combat Islamist violence.

French FM insists Gaza truce ‘absolute priority’
France

French FM insists Gaza truce ‘absolute priority’

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius insisted on Saturday that his country's "absolute priority" is to secure a truce in Gaza, saying an Egyptian initiative for ceasefire enjoys international support.

Paris metro shoot-out as robber hits gold shop
France

Paris metro shoot-out as robber hits gold shop

A robber smashed into a rare coin dealership in central Paris on Saturday, made off with two trays of gold pieces and then staged a shoot-out in a crowded metro station before being wounded and nabbed by police.

Merkel, Putin agree on international crash probe
Germany

Merkel, Putin agree on international crash probe

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed for an international investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine, Berlin said on Saturday.

Man jailed for raping and marrying off daughter
Norway

Man jailed for raping and marrying off daughter

A fifty-year-old man living in Norway, has been sentenced to ten years in prison on Friday for raping his daughter and forcing her to marry another man.

Gender roles ‘entrenched’ in Swedish football
Sweden

Gender roles ‘entrenched’ in Swedish football

Swedish football coach Pia Sundhage has spoken out, the coaches concerned are under review and gender experts have warned that prejudice remains after two young players were accused of being boys.

Swiss remain on top of innovation rankings
Switzerland

Swiss remain on top of innovation rankings

Switzerland has claimed the top spot on the Global Innovation Index for the fourth-straight year while Sub-Saharan Africa "posted significant regional improvement".

Wildfires ravage Spain villages
Spain

Wildfires ravage Spain villages

Emergency workers evacuated scores of people from four villages in central Spain on Friday as two wildfires threatened to engulf rural communities, local authorities said.

Danish universities far from top in global list
Denmark

Danish universities far from top in global list

One one Danish institution of higher learning cracked the top 100 in the annual ranking of the world's universities, and that school fell several spots from the year before.

Spanish couple arrested in Colombia baby case
Spain

Spanish couple arrested in Colombia baby case

A Spanish couple was arrested trying to leave Colombia with a five-week-old girl they allegedly bought from her parents, Colombian authorities said Friday.

World body urges Norway chess Olympics rethink
Norway

World body urges Norway chess Olympics rethink

World Chess Federation (Fide) president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov urged the organisers of the upcoming chess Olympics in Norway to reconsider a decision to leave out teams that missed the registration deadline.

Lampedusa feels strain as new migrants arrive
Italy

Lampedusa feels strain as new migrants arrive

Hundreds more immigrants arrived in Italian waters on Friday, a day after the navy said it had intercepted at least 1,400 asylum-seekers on six boats crossing from Libya.

Baby left in sweltering car in France dies
France

Baby left in sweltering car in France dies

A year-old baby left by his mother in a car on a blazing summer day in southern France died on Friday.

Eleven dead in Dresden bus smash
Germany

Eleven dead in Dresden bus smash

UPDATE: At least 11 people were killed and more than 69 hurt in the early hours of Saturday morning when a coach carrying Polish holidaymakers collided with another Polish minibus near the eastern city of Dresden.

Schweinsteiger tipped as new Germany captain
Germany

Schweinsteiger tipped as new Germany captain

German midfield general Bastian Schweinsteiger is favourite to become the World Cup winners' captain after the surprise international retirement of Philipp Lahm.

Gaza conflict reaches Denmark’s Jews
Denmark

Gaza conflict reaches Denmark’s Jews

Following the outbreak of war between Israel and Hamas, Denmark's Jewish community has reported an increase in anti-semitic rhetoric and even death threats.

Electrolux blames World Cup for sales dip
Sweden

Electrolux blames World Cup for sales dip

Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux reported a loss in the second quarter 2014 citing weaker demand during the World Cup and weaker sales in Asia, Australia and Latin American markets.

Volvo trucks profits up after layoffs
Sweden

Volvo trucks profits up after layoffs

Swedish heavy truck and construction equipment maker Volvo Trucks on Friday reported strong profit growth for the second quarter 2014 as the company continue to cut back labour costs.

Youth football coach held over stabbing
Sweden

Youth football coach held over stabbing

The 21-year-old coach of a boys football team competing in the Gothia Cup tournament in Gothenburg has been arrested on suspicion on suspicion of stabbing a person following a brawl with local youth.