Wolfsburg midfielder killed in car crash
Germany

Wolfsburg midfielder killed in car crash

Wolfsburg midfielder and Belgian under-21 captain Junior Malanda died on Saturday afternoon when a car he was travelling in smashed into a tree, Bild reported.

Denmark vows to stay ‘on frontline’ against Isis
Denmark

Denmark vows to stay ‘on frontline’ against Isis

Denmark's commitment to fighting Isis jihadists will not be swayed by attacks like the Charlie Hebdo massacre, Defence Minister Nicolai Wammen said Saturday at a rally to commemorate the Paris victims.

Half of Austrians believe Islam a ‘threat’
Austria

Half of Austrians believe Islam a ‘threat’

A new survey carried out in December and published on Saturday by Der Standard newspaper shows that more than half (51 percent) of the respondents say that Islam is a threat to Austrian society.

Killer’s fugitive girlfriend is in Syria: sources
France

Killer’s fugitive girlfriend is in Syria: sources

A woman wanted by police in connection with this week's terror attacks probably went to Turkey or Syria before the attack, police sources have told French media.

Tens of thousands rally against anti-Islam group
Germany

Tens of thousands rally against anti-Islam group

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets Saturday in the German city of Dresden in a rally against the anti-Islamic marches that are expected to keep growing after this week's jihadist violence in France.

Italian anti-mafia film-maker dies at 92
Italy

Italian anti-mafia film-maker dies at 92

The Italian neo-realist film director Francesco Rosi, known for his trenchant documentaries and exposes, died on Saturday in Rome, media reports said. He was 92.

‘A true nightmare’: Parisians react to attacks
France

‘A true nightmare’: Parisians react to attacks

The day after three terrorists were gunned down by police in Paris, The Local's Oliver Gee headed to scene of the second hostage drama and talked to Parisians about the attack, Sunday's march, and why the French aren't showing their fear.

France asks: how did spooks miss terror plot?
France

France asks: how did spooks miss terror plot?

As France comes to terms with terror attacks that left seventeen people dead this week, questions are being asked about how the terrorists were able to carry out the atrocities, despite being known to the intelligence services.

Sweden’s opposition votes in woman leader
Sweden

Sweden’s opposition votes in woman leader

The new leader of Sweden's Moderate Party - who was officially voted in on Saturday - has called for a study on how Sweden could end two centuries of neutrality and join Nato.

Madrid finish returns for 70th Tour of Spain
Spain

Madrid finish returns for 70th Tour of Spain

The 70th edition of the Tour of Spain will see the race return to Madrid on its 80th anniversary after a break from tradition to finish in Santiago de Compostela in 2014.

Twitter disgust over ‘I am Kouachi’ hashtag
France

Twitter disgust over ‘I am Kouachi’ hashtag

Twitter users in France have called on the social network to act after supporters of the terrorists started using the hashtag #JeSuisKouachi (‘I am Kouachi’). However, the popularity of the hashtag was boosted when appalled opponents also started using it.

Alert at Disneyland Paris proves false alarm
France

Alert at Disneyland Paris proves false alarm

The theme park Disneyland Paris was in the process of being evacuated on Saturday morning due to a security alert, according to reports. Guests have been told to stay in their rooms as armed police head to the park. The latest reports suggest it may be a false alarm.

Profile: the most wanted woman in France
France

Profile: the most wanted woman in France

Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, suspected of involvement in this week’s shooting of a policewoman in Montrouge and the siege at a kosher supermarket, had still not been found on Saturday. She has been linked to a disciple of London cleric Abu Hamza.

The stories of how some survived the gunmen
France

The stories of how some survived the gunmen

After three days of terror on the streets of Paris and its surrounding region, the stories of some of those who came into contact with the gunmen and lived to their tale have been emerging.

Gender identity all in the head
Austria

Gender identity all in the head

Are you male or female, or something in between? A new study from the MedUni of Vienna reveals that brain structure is significantly different between males and females - and that trans-gender individuals are something different too.

Al Qaeda threatens France with more terror
France

Al Qaeda threatens France with more terror

Just hours after the worst series of terror attacks on French soil in recent memory were brought to a bloody end, Al Qaeda officials in Yemen threatened to shaken France with fresh atrocities.

Hunt goes on for Paris gunman’s girlfriend
France

Hunt goes on for Paris gunman’s girlfriend

French forces are frantically hunting for the girlfriend of an Islamist gunman as the country mourns 17 dead in three blood-soaked days that shook the nation to its core.

PEGIDA expects record rally on terror fears
Germany

PEGIDA expects record rally on terror fears

Germany's new anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement plans to rally again on Monday, with analysts expecting its ranks to swell by thousands following this week's bloody jihadist violence in France.

More bike rides could save lives in capital
Sweden

More bike rides could save lives in capital

Increased cycle commuting in Stockholm could save at least 80 lives a year through reduced air pollution and increased physical exercise, according to the interim report from a major new research study.

New bomb threat against Swedish mosque
Sweden

New bomb threat against Swedish mosque

Gothenburg's main mosque was evacuated on Friday night after a bomb threat, exacerbating Swedish Muslims' fear of reprisals following this week's Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.

Freedom Party opposes death penalty call
Austria

Freedom Party opposes death penalty call

In the wake of calls from the leader of the French National Front party Marine Le Pen for the reinstatement of the death penalty after the recent terrorist incidents in Paris, Austria's far right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) leader Heinz-Christian Strache firmly ruled out support for executions in Austria.