Swedes throw stinky fish at calm neo-Nazi rally
Sweden

Swedes throw stinky fish at calm neo-Nazi rally

After Saturday's violence in Malmö the Party of the Swedes held three meetings in other parts of Sweden which police said passed without incident, although some threw portions of fermented herring.

Three dead in police rescue helicopter crash
Spain

Three dead in police rescue helicopter crash

A Spanish police helicopter flying to rescue a mountain climber with a broken ankle crashed on Sunday, killing all three crew members on board, emergency services said.

Twins run to history at Ironman Copenhagen
Denmark

Twins run to history at Ironman Copenhagen

With some major help from his brother Steen, Peder Mondrup became the first person with cerebral palsy to complete an Ironman contest.

Sprinter Bolt bows out of Zurich athletics meet
Switzerland

Sprinter Bolt bows out of Zurich athletics meet

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has brought his abbreviated season to a close after racing just four times, organizers of the Diamond League final in Zurich announced on Sunday.

France vows to investigate migrant death
France

France vows to investigate migrant death

France vowed on Sunday to "shed light" on the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of an Algerian migrant as he was being deported last week as Algeria called for "official and accurate" information.

Irate conductor writes open letter to promoter
Austria

Irate conductor writes open letter to promoter

Renowned Austrian conductor Wolfgang Scheidt has written an open letter to explain his anger at the treatment a number of people have allegedly received from a pair of inexperienced music festival promoters.

French trekker found dead in Greece
France

French trekker found dead in Greece

A French woman who went missing two days earlier while trekking with her partner in a mountainous part of Crete was found dead on Sunday, police said.

Seven injured after two light aircraft collide
Switzerland

Seven injured after two light aircraft collide

A collision between two light aircraft in the canton of Saint Gallen on Sunday afternoon left seven people with serious injuries, cantonal police said.

Kurz advocates neutrality for Ukraine
Austria

Kurz advocates neutrality for Ukraine

Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz says that neutrality could work for Ukraine as a long-term solution.

Muslim leader ‘appalled’ by suspected jihadists
Austria

Muslim leader ‘appalled’ by suspected jihadists

The president of the Austrian Islamic Community (IGGiÖ), Fuat Sanac, says he is surprised and appalled about the nine suspected jihadists who were arrested in Austria on the weekend.

Spindelegger calls for army reform
Austria

Spindelegger calls for army reform

Leader of the conservative People's Party (ÖVP), Finance Minister Michael Spindelegger, has caused tension between the coalition parties by calling for a financial reform of the Austrian army.

Danes vie for badminton crown at home
Denmark

Danes vie for badminton crown at home

Danish hopes Jan Ø Jørgensen, Hans-Kristian Vittinghus and Viktor Axelsen will hope the home support at the Badminton World Cup in Copenhagen will be enough to best world number one Lee Chong Wei, who has defeated Jørgensen in 12 of 13 previous meetings.

Isis ‘releases kidnapped German’
Germany

Isis ‘releases kidnapped German’

A 27-year-old German kidnapped in Syria by militants from the Islamic State (Isis) around a year ago has been released, according to newspaper Welt am Sonntag.

Germany approves Algeria arms factory deal
Germany

Germany approves Algeria arms factory deal

Germany's Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has given the go-ahead for defence technology company Rheinmetall to build an amoured vehicle factory in Algeria, the weekly Der Spiegel reported on Sunday.

Sweden to pass text alert law to aid emergencies
Sweden

Sweden to pass text alert law to aid emergencies

The Swedish government is set to rush through legislation to enable mobile phone users to receive texts warning about emergency situations after recent trials proved successful.

Introducing: The Swedish crayfish party
Sweden

Introducing: The Swedish crayfish party

It's August in Sweden, meaning that it is time for the annual and very traditional crayfish parties. The Local's Isabela Vrba explores the origins of the kräftskiva and the ingredients for a perfect party.

Federer poised for fairytale of New York
Switzerland

Federer poised for fairytale of New York

The tennis legend hopes to mark the tenth anniversary of his first US Open title with a sixth triumph in New York and become the oldest Grand Slam champion in more than 40 years.

Ecuador seizes haul of drugs bound for Spain
Spain

Ecuador seizes haul of drugs bound for Spain

Ecuador authorities seized 7.8 tons of liquid drugs, likely a form of cocaine, disguised as "disinfectant" due to be shipped to Spain, authorities said on Saturday.

Eighteen migrants die en route to Italy: reports
Italy

Eighteen migrants die en route to Italy: reports

The Italian navy Sunday found the bodies of 18 migrants aboard an inflatable dinghy adrift south of the island of Lampedusa,media reports said.

Wine doyenne de Rothschild dies aged 80
France

Wine doyenne de Rothschild dies aged 80

Philippine de Rothschild, the grande dame of Bordeaux wine and part-owner of the legendary Chateau Mouton Rothschild vineyard, has died aged 80, her estate said on Saturday.

France blasts Germany for ‘austerity policy’
France

France blasts Germany for ‘austerity policy’

French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg on Saturday criticised German austerity measures and warned France would no longer "be pushed around" by the EU's economic powerhouse.

Nine seconds: Bellarabi scores fastest goal
Germany

Nine seconds: Bellarabi scores fastest goal

Bayer Leverkusen's Karim Bellarabi hit the Bundesliga's fastest ever goal to help condemn title hopefuls Borussia Dortmund to a 2-0 defeat in their opening game on Saturday.

Merkel: New sanctions against Russia possible
Germany

Merkel: New sanctions against Russia possible

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she could not rule out new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, following talks with President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev.

France blasts Germany for ‘austerity policy’
Germany

France blasts Germany for ‘austerity policy’

French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg on Saturday criticised German austerity measures and warned France would no longer "be pushed around" by the EU's economic powerhouse.

Borg: We won’t close the door on refugees
Sweden

Borg: We won’t close the door on refugees

Swedish finance minister Anders Borg has said that restricting the number of asylum seekers is not on the Alliance's agenda and suggested tax rises were likely if they are returned to power.

Danes among those injured in Malmö clash
Denmark

Danes among those injured in Malmö clash

A protest against the Party of the Swedes spiralled out of control in Malmö, Sweden on Saturday. Around 200 Danes crossed the Øresund Bridge to participate and at least two of them were injured.