Sweden’s legal elite take ice bucket challenge
Sweden

Sweden’s legal elite take ice bucket challenge

A group of some of Sweden's top prosecutors, police officers and legal powerbrokers have joined the legions of people worldwide and subjected themselves to an icy shower to promote awareness of ALS.

Gorgonzola recall due to Listeria contamination
Austria

Gorgonzola recall due to Listeria contamination

According to a report in the news daily Heute, a batch of Gorgonzola DOP cheese from Italian manufacturer CasArrigoni has been recalled due to infection with the deadly Listeria bacterium.

German president urges refugee compassion
Germany

German president urges refugee compassion

Germany's president appealed in a Christmas message for compassion and openness towards refugees coming to the country, which is grappling with a growing anti-Islam movement.

Radio station stands firm after Muslim row
France

Radio station stands firm after Muslim row

A leading French radio station said Tuesday it will continue working with polemicist Eric Zemmour despite his controversial comments about Muslims that led to him getting the boot from a TV channel.

Sweden braces for Christmas Eve snow
Sweden

Sweden braces for Christmas Eve snow

The Swedish weather agency has issued a warning for heavy snow in Sweden's east and near north on Christmas Eve as a winter takes a belated grip on the country.

Egyptian man cuts down ‘eyesore’ Jesus on cross
Austria

Egyptian man cuts down ‘eyesore’ Jesus on cross

An Egyptian man who moved into a house in Grossenzersdorf in Lower Austria told his neighbours the 60-year-old figure of Jesus on a cross outside his home was an 'eyesore' - so he cut it down with an angle grinder.

‘Avoid politics for Christmas peace’ experts argue
Sweden

‘Avoid politics for Christmas peace’ experts argue

Ban political discussions at Christmas and go easy on the alcohol - two tips from Swedish experts for a peaceful and cordial family festive season after a stormy political autumn.