Bures to be appointed First Speaker of Parliament
Austria

Bures to be appointed First Speaker of Parliament

Minister of Infrastructure Doris Bures (Social Democrats/SPÖ) is due to follow deceased Barbara Prammer as First Speaker of the National Council, the first chamber of parliament. This was reported by the news daily "Kronen Zeitung" on Saturday.

Domingo can not sing due to illness
Austria

Domingo can not sing due to illness

Spanish star tenor Placido Domingo will not be able to sing the role of "Conte di Luna" in Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" on August 18, 21 and 24 at the Salzburg Festival due to a sudden illness.

Ebola scare hits Tyrol as woman’s body found
Austria

Ebola scare hits Tyrol as woman’s body found

Latest update: Ebola was not the cause of death. The discovery of a woman's body triggered precautionary testing for the possible presence of the highly infectious ebola disease in the town of Vomp in Tyrol.

‘Serious mistakes’ in listeria outbreak
Denmark

‘Serious mistakes’ in listeria outbreak

The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration should have been quicker to act, an official report concludes. One employee is demoted for an outbreak that contributed to the loss of 12 lives.

Shirt peeler Mekhissi wins redemption gold
Switzerland

Shirt peeler Mekhissi wins redemption gold

French athletics bad boy Mahiedine Mekhissi managed to keep his vest on as he completed a show-stealing redemption run with victory in the men's 1,500-metre final on the closing day of the European Athletics Championships in Zurich on Sunday.

Warren tops Danish trio at Made in Denmark
Denmark

Warren tops Danish trio at Made in Denmark

Thomas Bjørn, Thorbjørn Olesen and Lasse Jensen couldn't keep pace as Scot claimed victory at the European Tour event near Aalborg.

Brit sets record for Berlin Wall ultramarathon
Germany

Brit sets record for Berlin Wall ultramarathon

British runner Mark Perkins, set a new record for an ultramarathon that traces the 160 kilometres (100 miles) along which the Berlin Wall once stood, organisers said Sunday.

Dubai bars world’s most pierced man
Germany

Dubai bars world’s most pierced man

Rolf Buchholz, the world's most pierced man, has been barred from Dubai, where he was turned back at the airport on his way to a hotel appearance, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

EU pleads with Germany to let wages rise
Germany

EU pleads with Germany to let wages rise

Germany must increase workers' salaries to help its neighbours out of the economic slump, the European Union's employment commissioner Laszlo Andor said Saturday.

UPDATE: Bornholm feels rare earthquake
Denmark

UPDATE: Bornholm feels rare earthquake

Bornholm residents felt the quake just after midnight on Sunday. The geological institute confirmed the quake but the magnitude was unknown as of Sunday afternoon.

Swedish election rivals in poster compromise
Sweden

Swedish election rivals in poster compromise

The anticipated battle for Plattan" - where youth parties jostle to put up campaign posters in a key central Stockholm location - ended in an amicable compromise on Saturday due to lurking Sweden Democrats.

Federer to face Ferrer in Cincinnati final
Switzerland

Federer to face Ferrer in Cincinnati final

Five-time former champion Roger Federer continued his dominance over hard-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic with a 6-2, 6-3 win Saturday to reach the final of the ATP Cincinnati Masters tournament.

PSG furious after Motta hurt in tunnel fracas
France

PSG furious after Motta hurt in tunnel fracas

Paris Saint-Germain were left fuming on Saturday after midfielder Thiago Motta was left with a fractured nose following a bust-up in the tunnel at the end of their Ligue 1 clash with SC Bastia.

French theme park owner defends Crimea plans
France

French theme park owner defends Crimea plans

A French theme park owner who has teamed up with a blacklisted Russian banker to build historical amusement parks in Moscow and Crimea defended his new partner on Saturday, criticizing EU sanctions as a "reign of terror".

Ibrahimovic injured as PSG beat Bastia
Sweden

Ibrahimovic injured as PSG beat Bastia

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic appeared to strain a muscle in the early stages of PSG's clash against Bastia on Saturday which ended in a 2-0 win for the champions.

Sweden’s Bahta denies Hassan to claim gold
Sweden

Sweden’s Bahta denies Hassan to claim gold

Sweden's Meraf Bahta held off a late challenge from hot favourite Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands to win the 5,000m final at the European Athletic Championships in Zurich on Saturday.

Germany spied on John Kerry: report
Germany

Germany spied on John Kerry: report

German intelligence listened in on at least one telephone conversation of US Secretary of State John Kerry and has spied on NATO ally Turkey for years, Der Spiegel will report on Sunday.

Scots inspire separatists in Italy’s Germanic north
Italy

Scots inspire separatists in Italy’s Germanic north

In South Tyrol, Italy's German-speaking northern region, Teutonic efficiency meets Italian flair in a seemingly blissful union of lederhosen, "La Dolce Vita" and idyllic scenery. But for some, life is not so sweet.

Marathon Philippine film wins at Locarno
Switzerland

Marathon Philippine film wins at Locarno

A five-and-a-half-hour film from the Philippines, "From What Is Before", scooped the coveted Golden Leopard prize at the Locarno film festival in Switzerland on Saturday.