Credit Suisse to charge for corporate accounts
Switzerland

Credit Suisse to charge for corporate accounts

Credit Suisse, Switzerland’s second-largest bank, is set to charge large companies and pension funds a fee for depositing money with the financial institution.

Tourism industry reeling from soaring franc
Switzerland

Tourism industry reeling from soaring franc

As Switzerland continues to grapple with the implications of a franc that is no longer tied to the euro, the Swiss tourism industry is making no bones over the immediate negative effect it will have on the sector.

Austria’s Reichelt beats Swiss with downhill win
Switzerland

Austria’s Reichelt beats Swiss with downhill win

Two Swiss skiers made the podium but were unable to catch Austria's Hannes Reichelt who claimed Sunday's downhill at Wengen on the Lauberhorn slope — the longest downhill on the World Cup calendar.

Swedish PM: ‘It was time’ to recognise Palestine
Sweden

Swedish PM: ‘It was time’ to recognise Palestine

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has given his full backing to Sweden’s decision to recognise Palestine despite strong criticism both from Israel and opposition leaders.

Swede reports own son to police after party
Sweden

Swede reports own son to police after party

Few get through their teens without holding an illicit house party while their parents are away for the night. But it’s pretty rare for their father to then report them to the police.

German MP probed for hemp plant video
Germany

German MP probed for hemp plant video

German authorities are investigating a Greens party lawmaker who took the "Ice Bucket Challenge" last year standing next to a marijuana plant, a report said Sunday.

Isis threat stops Monday Pegida march
Germany

Isis threat stops Monday Pegida march

UPDATE: A spokesperson has said that Monday's cancellation of Germany's anti-Islamic Pegida movement on Monday, was not the end of the ogranisation. A death threat against organizers from the Islamic State jihadist group was confirmed on Sunday.

Charlie Hebdo gunmen buried in secret graves
France

Charlie Hebdo gunmen buried in secret graves

Two of the gunmen in the Charlie Hebdo magazine attack were given secretive burials over the weekend in unmarked graves near Paris and Reims, authorities said Sunday, as police across Europe probed jihadist threats.

Volvo salutes Swedish misery in new advert
Sweden

Volvo salutes Swedish misery in new advert

Volvo pulls out every stop to emphasise its Swedishness in a deliberately melancholic new advert it describes as "a thank you to the cold, darkness, wind and rain".

Goal-machine Lacazette ‘better than Bale’
France

Goal-machine Lacazette ‘better than Bale’

French strike sensation Alexandre Lacazette scored his 20th goal in 21 league matches so far this season as Lyon won 2-0 away to Lens in Ligue 1 on Saturday, prompting the club chairman to claim that he is better than Real Madrid's Gareth Bale.

Muhammad cartoons divide French: poll
France

Muhammad cartoons divide French: poll

Almost half of French oppose publication of cartoons depicting Islam's Prophet Muhammad, according to a poll Sunday, as global debate deepened on the limits of free speech in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings.

Channel Tunnel services resume after fire
France

Channel Tunnel services resume after fire

Train service through the Channel Tunnel between France and Britain resumed early Sunday, a day after a lorry fire forced the crucial link's closure and suspension of all trains, operator Eurotunnel said.

‘Cup exit can boost Real’s league chances’
Spain

‘Cup exit can boost Real’s league chances’

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is hoping to turn the disappointment of their Copa del Rey elimination at the hands of Atletico Madrid in midweek into an advantage in the La Liga title race.

Spain’s Coma claims fifth Dakar rally title
Spain

Spain’s Coma claims fifth Dakar rally title

Spain's defending champion Marc Coma claimed his fifth Dakar Rally motorbike title after the 13th and final stage concluded in Baradero north of Buenos Aires on Saturday.

ECB in Germany compromise over QE
Germany

ECB in Germany compromise over QE

The European Central Bank (ECB) will next week announce plans to directly buy government bonds, creating new money to fight off possible deflation despite German objections, according to a media report.

Free-spending Russians flock to St Moritz
Switzerland

Free-spending Russians flock to St Moritz

Switzerland's poshest ski resort Saint Moritz boasts stunning snow-laden peaks, iconic hotels and hordes of Russians defying the rouble crisis.

The future is men’s fashion: Italian Pompilio
Italy

The future is men’s fashion: Italian Pompilio

He's wowing fashionistas at Milan Men's Fashion Week, and rising star designer Andrea Pompilio says this is just the beginning, with a host of young labels like his ready to revitalize the menswear industry.