Third building evacuated as collapse feared
Austria

Third building evacuated as collapse feared

For a third time in as many weeks, an apartment building in Vienna has had to be evacuated by rescue services due to fears of its imminent collapse, according to a report from the Austrian Press Agency (APA).

Austrian entertainer Udo Jürgens dead at 80
Austria

Austrian entertainer Udo Jürgens dead at 80

The 80-year-old Austrian entertainer Udo Jürgens died on Sunday from heart failure while walking in Switzerland.

Singer Udo Juergens dies suddenly aged 80
Switzerland

Singer Udo Juergens dies suddenly aged 80

Swiss-Austrian crooner Udo Juergens, whose more than 50-year career was studded with hits in languages ranging from German to Japanese, died on Sunday following a heart attack. He was 80.

SBB moots free coffee for off-peak train users
Switzerland

SBB moots free coffee for off-peak train users

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) is considering options to ease train congestion next year, including incentives - such as free coffee - to travel outside rush hours.

Aarhus pays tribute to Pakistan’s child victims
Denmark

Aarhus pays tribute to Pakistan’s child victims

Pakistanis living in Denmark's second city gathered to condemn the Taliban for the brutal attack that left over 130 school children dead.

Romanian beggar lands bumper lottery win
Sweden

Romanian beggar lands bumper lottery win

A Romanian man who slept under a bridge in a Swedish city and lived by begging recently landed a 210,000 kronor ($27,000) lottery win after buying a ticket on impulse, saying he now wants to build himself a house.

German skier dies on Salzburg mountain
Austria

German skier dies on Salzburg mountain

A 24-year-old German man from Bavaria died on Saturday morning while skiing the slopes of Schönalmbahn, in the Untertauern valley near Salzburg.

Man shot and killed by Danish police
Denmark

Man shot and killed by Danish police

An early morning incident on Sunday led to a man being killed by police officers, with little information available in the immediate aftermath of the rare police fatal shooting.

Condemned horses given new lease of life in Italy
Italy

Condemned horses given new lease of life in Italy

Considered taboo in many parts of the world, eating horsemeat remains sufficiently widespread in Italy for the country to have to import live animals destined for the slaughterhouse.

Xenophobia thrives in shadow of Berlin towers
Germany

Xenophobia thrives in shadow of Berlin towers

There's little to break the monotony of communist-era apartment blocks stretching across Marzahn-Hellersdorf, an east Berlin satellite district that has gained national notoriety for a spate of anti-foreigner protests.

French favour end of force-fed foie gras
France

French favour end of force-fed foie gras

Almost one out of every two French people now favour banning the force-feeding of geese and ducks to produce the national delicacy, foie gras, a survey showed.

Ecuador returns German money in oil valley spat
Germany

Ecuador returns German money in oil valley spat

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said Saturday that Quito would be giving back about $8.5 million donated by Germany last year, in an environmental row.

Journo sparks outcry with ‘insular Muslim’ jibe
France

Journo sparks outcry with ‘insular Muslim’ jibe

Prominent French journalist Eric Zemmour was back in the spotlight Saturday after being barred by a news channel for saying Muslims were elbowing French people out of the suburbs.

Agency: Dream in vain of a white Christmas
Sweden

Agency: Dream in vain of a white Christmas

Sweden's weather agency SMHI has warned those living in southern parts of the country to stop dreaming of a white Christmas or risk disappointment.

Shots fired at Stockholm migrant camp: report
Sweden

Shots fired at Stockholm migrant camp: report

Stockholm police have launched an investigation after reports that shots were fired at an EU migrant camp in the south of the city on Saturday.

Russia warns France over Mistral delay
France

Russia warns France over Mistral delay

Russia will gladly take back the money it paid for French Mistral-class warships whose handover has been delayed by concerns over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, a deputy defence minister said Saturday.

French cardinal named as papal back up
France

French cardinal named as papal back up

Pope Francis on Saturday named French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran the new camerlengo, or chamberlain, charged with temporarily taking over the pontiff's duties if he resigns or dies.