Russia’s Ulitskaya wins Austrian literature prize
Austria

Russia’s Ulitskaya wins Austrian literature prize

Russian author Lyudmila Ulitskaya receives this year's Austrian State Prize for European Literature. The award, which is remunerated with €25,000, was presented to Ulitskaya by Minister of Culture Josef Ostermayer (Social Democrats/SPÖ) on Saturday.

Italian Nibali wins Tour de France
Italy

Italian Nibali wins Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali completed his victory in the 2014 Tour de France on Sunday as German sprinter Marcel Kittel won the final stage on the Champs Elysees in Paris.

OeIAG chief wants to keep stake in Telekom
Austria

OeIAG chief wants to keep stake in Telekom

Rudolf Kemler, chief of the state holding company for industry OeIAG which currently holds 28.4 percent of the Telekom Austria shares wants to keep this stake after the increase in capital which is planned for 2015.

Austrians favour EU-wide traffic toll
Austria

Austrians favour EU-wide traffic toll

According to a survey which the Linz-based Market Institute conducted for the business magazine "trend" 73 percent of Austrians support a European wide traffic toll. 27 percent would prefer national solutions within the 28 EU member states.

Salzburg festival opera depicts holocaust victim
Austria

Salzburg festival opera depicts holocaust victim

The prestigious Salzburg Festival is known for its classical performances of Mozart and Bach, but this year the spotlight is on a new modern opera telling the story of German artist and Holocaust victim Charlotte Salomon.

Security concerns relocate Israeli game
Austria

Security concerns relocate Israeli game

A soccer match to be played in Austria on Saturday by Maccabi Haifa and German club SC Paderborn had to be moved to a new venue due to security concerns after a violent anti-Israel protest disrupted the Israeli team's last game in Bischofshofen in Salzburg province.

Italian Nibali wins 2014 Tour de France
France

Italian Nibali wins 2014 Tour de France

Italian Vincenzo Nibali won the 2014 Tour de France on Sunday after the final stage that ended on the famous Champs-Elysees avenue. Frenchmen Jean-Christophe Peraud and Thibaut Pinot finished second and third.

Germany evacuates embassy in Libya
Germany

Germany evacuates embassy in Libya

UPDATE: Germany pulled its embassy staff out of Tripoli on Monday, a day after advising all its citizens currently in Libya to leave the strife-torn country immediately.

Andujar aces Monaco to take Swiss Open title
Switzerland

Andujar aces Monaco to take Swiss Open title

Spain's Pablo Andujar broke a title drought lasting for more than two years on Sunday as he defeated Argentine Juan Monaco 6-3, 7-5 to win the Swiss Open.

Man held on suspicion of murdering wife
Sweden

Man held on suspicion of murdering wife

Updated: Police arrested a man in Copenhagen on the suspicion of killing his wife, whose body was found at the couple's home in southern Sweden during the weekend.

Spanish cops bust human trafficking ring
Spain

Spanish cops bust human trafficking ring

Spanish police said Sunday they had smashed a ring suspected of trafficking people, mainly Cubans, from Spain to the United States through Mexico, with the arrest of 14 people.

Italian Nibali set for Tour de France glory
Italy

Italian Nibali set for Tour de France glory

Vincenzo Nibali will be able to sit back, sip champagne and pose for photos on the final day of the Tour de France on Sunday as the peloton rolls into Paris.

Truck driver in family death had used cocaine
France

Truck driver in family death had used cocaine

The driver of a truck that crossed to the wrong side of a French highway and crushed to death a family of five travelling in the opposite direction tested positive for cocaine use, the investigating prosecutor said Saturday.

Floods replace Swedish heatwave
Sweden

Floods replace Swedish heatwave

The Swedish summer was washed away on Sunday as thunderstorms caused chaos in Stockholm, including torrents of water flooding down stairways at metro stations.

Costa Concordia reaches final dock in Genoa
Italy

Costa Concordia reaches final dock in Genoa

UPDATED: The wreck of the Costa Concordia entered the Italian port of Genoa on Sunday, ending the cruise liner's final journey to be scrapped two and a half years after it capsized at a cost of 32 lives.

Italian opera star Bergonzi dies at 90
Italy

Italian opera star Bergonzi dies at 90

Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, renowned for his virtuosity in Verdi operas, has died in Milan, the ANSA news agency reported Saturday. He was 90.

Barcelona: A new haven for cannabis smokers
Spain

Barcelona: A new haven for cannabis smokers

Hundreds of cannabis clubs are cropping up all over Barcelona thanks to owners exploiting a legal loophole, which doesn't penalise people for setting up smokers' associations.

Scores of arrests at banned pro-Gaza protest
France

Scores of arrests at banned pro-Gaza protest

French police arrested 70 people at a banned pro-Palestinian protest in central Paris on Saturday that degenerated into clashes between demonstrators and armour-clad riot squads.

The six best kebab shops in Copenhagen
Denmark

The six best kebab shops in Copenhagen

Our friends at Scandinavia Standard have gone through the rigorous research of eating their way through the capital's kebab restaurants. Here they offer their picks for the six best joints in town.

Police arrest suspected molester of 175 kids
Germany

Police arrest suspected molester of 175 kids

UPDATE: A taxi driver, who is accused of sexually abusing 175 children and adolescents, kept a disabled boy in his apartment in Brandenburg for four weeks.

Denmark to look at decriminalising drugs
Denmark

Denmark to look at decriminalising drugs

The WHO's surprising recommendation to decriminalise personal drug use has MPs planning to reevaluate Denmark's national drug policies.

Gaza crisis delaying case of murdered child
Sweden

Gaza crisis delaying case of murdered child

The ongoing conflict in the middle east is delaying the investigation into the death of an 8-year-old girl who was found dead in Sweden in May. Meanwhile, over a 1,000 people attended a pro-Gaza march in Malmö.

Norwegian flying to Tel Aviv again
Denmark

Norwegian flying to Tel Aviv again

Passengers can once again fly direct from Copenhagen to Tel Aviv after Norwegian lifts its temporary suspension of flights.