Russia-Norway tensions at liberation ceremony
Norway

Russia-Norway tensions at liberation ceremony

Foreign Ministers Børge Brende and Sergey Lavrov joined Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg and King Harald to mark the 70th anniversary of Russia's liberation of East Finnmark from Nazi occupation on Saturday.

Further banking scandal hits Hypo-Alpe-Adria
Austria

Further banking scandal hits Hypo-Alpe-Adria

In the on-going multi-billion euro scandal, the bad news keeps coming, with a new report that tax police in Udine, Italy have just laid charges for fraud against seven former managers of the troubled Austrian bank's Italian subsidiary.

Swedish rockers avoid tragedy in bus fire
Austria

Swedish rockers avoid tragedy in bus fire

According to a report on a music web site, the Swedish industrial rock band DEATHSTARS narrowly avoided a serious tragedy in the early hours of Saturday morning when the tour bus in which they were traveling caught fire in the Austrian alps.

Nazi ritual murder now ‘cannibalistic’
Austria

Nazi ritual murder now ‘cannibalistic’

Fresh details have emerged in the case of a grisly murder, which suggest the alleged killer may have engaged in cannibalism after killing his 20-year-old victim.

Volksbank fails ECB financial stress test
Austria

Volksbank fails ECB financial stress test

Some 25 eurozone banks have failed a health check by the European Central Bank (ECB), reports claimed Saturday, citing leaked documents.

Real Madrid beat Barça 3-1 in El Clásico
Spain

Real Madrid beat Barça 3-1 in El Clásico

Luis Suarez's Barcelona debut ended in defeat as Real Madrid cut the gap on the La Liga leaders to just a point as they came from behind to win El Clasico 3-1 on Saturday.

French unemployment hits new record high
France

French unemployment hits new record high

Unemployment in France hit a new record in September, with official statistics published Friday showing 3.43 million people claimed jobless benefits.

UN climate talks shuffle to a close in Bonn
Germany

UN climate talks shuffle to a close in Bonn

Concern was high at a perceived lack of urgency as UN climate negotiations shuffled towards a close in Bonn on Saturday with just 14 months left to finalize a new global pact.

Swedish town ‘like Venice’ after heavy rains
Sweden

Swedish town ‘like Venice’ after heavy rains

Torrential rains in western Sweden have left some towns submersed as water levels have risen to 1.5 metres above normal for the season with forecasts indicating that is worse to come.

Tens of thousands in Renzi Rome protest
Italy

Tens of thousands in Renzi Rome protest

Tens of thousands of Italians took to the streets of Rome Saturday for a demo organised by Italy's largest trade union to protest Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to overhaul the labour market.

Nadal calls time as Federer advances
Switzerland

Nadal calls time as Federer advances

Teenage wildcard Borna Coric stunned Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel on Friday, a defeat which marked the end of the Spaniard's season.

Sweden pledges new aid to UN Ebola fund
Sweden

Sweden pledges new aid to UN Ebola fund

Sweden has offered a new sizeable contribution to the fund set up by UN chief Ban K-moon to fight the Ebola outbreak.

Suarez sought help to end biting impulse
Spain

Suarez sought help to end biting impulse

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has admitted he has sought help to end his habit of biting opponents ahead of making his debut for the Catalans against Real Madrid on Saturday.

Climate minister: ‘We are in a lot of trouble’
Denmark

Climate minister: ‘We are in a lot of trouble’

Despite a European agreement on cutting greenhouse gases that wasn't as ambitious as Denmark would have liked, the climate minister said there is still a lot the country can do to tackle the problems of climate change.

Ashya King returns to Spain after Prague op
Spain

Ashya King returns to Spain after Prague op

Five-year-old British brain tumour patient Ashya King is feeling better after 30 sessions of proton therapy in Prague and is heading back to Spain, his doctor said Friday.

Berlin slams Italy Nazi claims court ruling
Germany

Berlin slams Italy Nazi claims court ruling

Italy's constitutional court has ruled that victims of Nazi-era war crimes can sue Germany in Italian courts, rejecting a UN ruling and provoking a strong reaction from Berlin on Friday.

Serial bigamist denies wrong-doing
Austria

Serial bigamist denies wrong-doing

A Gambian man, who was detained in Austria on charges of bigamy, has rubbished allegations that he is a Casanova and a fraudster.

French claim success in Isis air raids
France

French claim success in Isis air raids

France's Chief of the Defense Staff Pierre de Villiers has claimed that air strikes on Thursday and Friday by French, US and allied aircraft "hurt" Islamic State forces.

French website exposes EU budget letter
France

French website exposes EU budget letter

A confidential letter sent to France by the EU Commission demanding clarifications on its 2015 budget, which will break EU spending rules, was unveiled Friday by a French news website.

Ask Kay: Do I need to speak Danish to work?
Denmark

Ask Kay: Do I need to speak Danish to work?

Got a question about moving to Denmark or life in Denmark? Ask Kay, an expat who has lived here for more than a decade. In this instalment, Kay gives advice on finding a job before learning the language.

‘Dark forces’ target refugee hunting scheme
Sweden

‘Dark forces’ target refugee hunting scheme

The Swedish hunting association runs a project to encourage young asylum-seekers to learn about hunting, a move which has proved controversial among some far right groups.