Ticino woman dies after falling into manhole
Switzerland

Ticino woman dies after falling into manhole

An investigation is under way into the death of a 77-year-old woman who fell into a sewer manhole in her back garden in Locarno in the canton of Ticino on Sunday afternoon.

Thorning returns from holiday on the offensive
Denmark

Thorning returns from holiday on the offensive

In a media blitz, PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt lobbed a counter-attack at Venstre's immigration proposal, suggested that Denmark should send more asylum seekers back home and told her support parties that they can forget all about any changes to the unemployment benefit system.

Hägglund moots state-run healthcare reform
Sweden

Hägglund moots state-run healthcare reform

Christian Democrat leader Göran Hägglund labelled his summer speech on Sunday "the healthcare reform of the century", outlining plans to wrestle back state control of Sweden's healthcare from county control.

Missing Swedish children found locked in the mall
Sweden

Missing Swedish children found locked in the mall

Two children, aged four and nine, who had been missing overnight were found safe and sound locked in a shopping centre on Sunday afternoon.

German coalition bickers over arms exports
Germany

German coalition bickers over arms exports

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has met opposition from conservatives in the coalition government with plans to tighten rules on arms exports, amid tit-for-tat sanctions between the West and Russia.

French wine producers in belated science embrace
France

French wine producers in belated science embrace

A group of wine cooperatives in southwest France has joined forces with leading scientists to "liberate" the flavours most prized by consumers in growing wine markets, from China to the US.

Spanish priest to receive experimental Ebola drug
Spain

Spanish priest to receive experimental Ebola drug

A Spanish priest infected with Ebola will be treated with an experimental drug that has been used on two Americans infected with the deadly virus, the government said.

Violence mars Makelele coaching debut
France

Violence mars Makelele coaching debut

Claude Makelele began his coaching career with a thrilling come-from-behind point in Bastia's 3-3 draw with Marseille on Saturday in a match which ended in crowd violence.

French FM heads to Baghdad for talks
France

French FM heads to Baghdad for talks

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is travelling to Baghdad and the Iraqi Kurdish city of Arbil for talks with Iraqi leaders, his ministry said Sunday.

Federer cruises past Lopez to book final spot
Switzerland

Federer cruises past Lopez to book final spot

Roger Federer put on a command performance on Saturday to reach his fifth career Canadian final as he defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4 at the Toronto Masters tennis tournament.

Crisis-hit Spaniards seek seaweed riches
Spain

Crisis-hit Spaniards seek seaweed riches

Three young Spaniards in wetsuits plunge into the sea to harvest a culinary delicacy that promises them a way out of troubled financial waters: seaweed.

Russia push into Ukraine ‘unacceptable’: Germany
Germany

Russia push into Ukraine ‘unacceptable’: Germany

Russian intervention in Ukraine, including for expressed humanitarian purposes is "unacceptable" without Kiev's authorization, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Barack Obama agreed in a telephone call on Saturday.

Massive search launched for missing children
Sweden

Massive search launched for missing children

Police in Stockholm have continued their search for a four-year-old girl and a nine-year-old boy after they disappeared in a suburb on Saturday afternoon.

Free movement… if you can afford it
Denmark

Free movement… if you can afford it

In his second entry documenting his transition to Copenhagen, newly-arrived Canadian journalist Michael McKenna encounters some unexpected obstacles.

Swedish forest fire set to flare up again
Sweden

Swedish forest fire set to flare up again

The massive fire which has ravaged stretches of forest in Västmanland in central Sweden in the past week is set to flare up again, emergency services warn, with the prospect of new evacuations to follow.