Thorning: Tusk the right pick for EU top job
Denmark

Thorning: Tusk the right pick for EU top job

The Danish prime minister was rumoured as a candidate for the position of European Council president until the very last minute but said that Donald Tusk's selection was with Denmark's full support.

Lee moves past Dane to reach third world final
Denmark

Lee moves past Dane to reach third world final

A strong partisan crowd at Ballerup Super Arena wasn't enough for Viktor Axelsen to get past world number one Lee Chong Wei.

Italy scores EU win as Mogherini gets top job
Italy

Italy scores EU win as Mogherini gets top job

UPDATED: Italy's foreign minister, Federica Mogherini has been put in charge of the European Union's foreign relations at a summit in Brussels. The appointment represents a major coup for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Greens launch cannabis legalization tour
Austria

Greens launch cannabis legalization tour

Austria's Green party's youth wing has launched an initiative to drum up support for legalization of cannabis, by commencing a tour around the country promoting the benefits of smoking or otherwise ingesting the currently-banned natural substance.

Park and ride prices increase
Austria

Park and ride prices increase

From Monday, Vienna's residents who park in designated locations adjacent to subway stations and ride the train will have to pay more for their parking.

Italy to host EU economy summit in October
Italy

Italy to host EU economy summit in October

French President Francois Hollande announced on Saturday that EU leaders would hold a summit in Italy in early October aimed at boosting growth and jobs in the bloc.

EU Socialists back Italy FM for foreign policy job
Italy

EU Socialists back Italy FM for foreign policy job

European Union Socialists have agreed to back Italy's Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini as the bloc's new foreign policy chief, Germany said on Saturday.

Boy receives cancer vaccine by mistake
Sweden

Boy receives cancer vaccine by mistake

A boy scheduled to be vaccinated against mumps, measles, and rubella instead received a vaccine against cervical cancer. His family has now reported the blunder for inspection.

Sweden grants additional funds to jobs agency
Sweden

Sweden grants additional funds to jobs agency

The Swedish government has announced that it will increase funding to the jobs agency (Arbetsförmedlingen) in 2015, primarily to cover personnel costs but also to prevent long-term unemployment.

Hitler’s home to become a holocaust museum
Austria

Hitler’s home to become a holocaust museum

Hitler's two-storey childhood home has been the subject of much debate over the years, and now Austrian authorities have approved a new scheme. The house in the Upper Austrian town of Braunau am Inn will be turned into a museum called the "House of Responsibility."

Police ‘powerless’ against street racers
Sweden

Police ‘powerless’ against street racers

Stockholm police said they were powerless to react when streetracers took over at "insane speeds" on a large highway on Friday night.

De Marchi sprints to Vuelta stage win
Spain

De Marchi sprints to Vuelta stage win

Italy's Alessandro de Marchi sprinted home alone to win the seventh stage of the Tour of Spain on Friday as Spaniard Alejandro Valverde held the race lead.

Stakes rise in Oracle-SAP copyright fight
Germany

Stakes rise in Oracle-SAP copyright fight

US appeals court on Friday ruled that Oracle be given a choice between $356.7 million or a new trial for its copyright lawsuit against German rival SAP.

Axelsen will try to stop Lee’s march to title
Denmark

Axelsen will try to stop Lee’s march to title

14th seed Viktor Axelsen secured a place in the Badminton World Championships final round but will have to face Lee Chong Wei, who is on a roll in Copenhagen.

Swiss baby dies after being left in parked car
Switzerland

Swiss baby dies after being left in parked car

A 16-month-old baby died in the canton of Neuchâtel after being forgotten by one of its parents who left the child behind in a company car park, a Swiss prosecutor said on Friday.

IMF board expresses confidence in Lagarde
France

IMF board expresses confidence in Lagarde

The board of the International Monetary Fund has reiterated its support for Managing Director Christine Lagarde, after a French court placed her under formal investigation in a graft scandal.

Saab carmaker wins receivership
Sweden

Saab carmaker wins receivership

After initial rejection, a Chinese-owned company set up to take over Saab's assets after the troubled Swedish carmaker's bankruptcy said on Friday it had succeeded in being placed in receivership.

Copenhagen Pride reaches festive climax
Denmark

Copenhagen Pride reaches festive climax

When the Pride parade winds its festive path through the city's streets, it will turn Copenhagen into one giant party of diversity and acceptance. Here's what to do at the parade and beyond.