Average new Swiss cars have bigger engines
Switzerland

Average new Swiss cars have bigger engines

Driving cars with bigger engines may be politically incorrect in some quarters but that isn’t stopping many Swiss motorists.

Deutsche Bahn wins allies in air cartel suit
Germany

Deutsche Bahn wins allies in air cartel suit

Rail operator Deutsche Bahn said Sunday it has been joined by several companies in a 2.9 €billion euro lawsuit against Lufthansa and other airlines for fixing air cargo prices.

Davos forum runs without security hitches
Switzerland

Davos forum runs without security hitches

The 45th annual World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, which wound up at the weekend, ran smoothly without any security issues, Graubünden cantonal authorities said.

Merkel phones Putin over Ukraine violence
Germany

Merkel phones Putin over Ukraine violence

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Sunday to "put pressure" on Ukraine's pro-Kremlin separatists to end a recent upsurge in violence.

New anti-Islam march draws 17,000  people
Germany

New anti-Islam march draws 17,000 people

Thousands of people joined a march by the anti-Islamisation PEGIDA movement on Sunday, the group's first rally since threats surfaced against the group and its leader resigned over "Hitler" photos.

Swedish WW2 soldier buried 70 yrs after death
Sweden

Swedish WW2 soldier buried 70 yrs after death

A Swedish soldier has been buried 70 years after he died fighting with Finland against Soviet troops during World War Two. Remarkably, his sister was still alive to attend the service.

Body discovery triggers murder investigation
Austria

Body discovery triggers murder investigation

Police and fire department personnel broke down a door in Haymerlegasse 22 in Vienna's Ottakringer district on Sunday afternoon, to discover the body of a 35-year-old Turkish man.

Paris Fashion week goes Haute Couture
France

Paris Fashion week goes Haute Couture

Paris Fashion Week shifts up a gear on Sunday with its marquee event: the Haute Couture shows that happen only in the French capital.

Six skiers killed in avalanche in French Alps
France

Six skiers killed in avalanche in French Alps

Rescue workers on Sunday found the bodies of six skiers who went missing a day earlier after being carried away by an avalanche during a trek in the Queyras mountain range in the French Alps, police said.

Anti-Muslim rallies ‘hurt Germany’s image’
Germany

Anti-Muslim rallies ‘hurt Germany’s image’

Hours before a new rally in Dresden by the anti-Islamisation PEGIDA movement on Sunday, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the group's sentiments were harming the nation's image.

Man leaves baby on U6 metro
Austria

Man leaves baby on U6 metro

A desperate young father realized only after exiting the carriage of the U6 metro train that he'd left his baby on board.

Bomb threat at Streif downhill ski race
Austria

Bomb threat at Streif downhill ski race

According to a report from Unser Tirol 24, an anonymous person has sent a bomb threat to the Österreich newspaper, warning of a bomb attack at the ski races in Kitzbühel, and claiming to be from a hitherto unknown group called Jihad Austria.

World’s first limousine snowplough for hire
Sweden

World’s first limousine snowplough for hire

A businessman in central Sweden is advertising what he claims is the world’s first Hummer limousine snowplough for hire on Blocket, Sweden’s version of eBay.

FOCUS: IMF praises Spain’s ‘virtuous circle’
Spain

FOCUS: IMF praises Spain’s ‘virtuous circle’

Spain has emerged from a devastating crisis and entered a "virtuous circle" with faster growth than its neighbours, but the IMF warns that high unemployment and the rise of populist parties still threaten the recovery.

Israeli store drops Charlie Hebdo promo
France

Israeli store drops Charlie Hebdo promo

An Israeli book chain has dropped plans for an in-store promotion for the latest edition of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, with a cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed, local media said on Saturday.

Germany halts arms exports to Saudis
Germany

Germany halts arms exports to Saudis

Germany has decided to stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia because of "instability in the region," German daily Bild reported on Sunday.

Breastmilk drug could fight resistant bacteria
Sweden

Breastmilk drug could fight resistant bacteria

Swedish researchers may have found a solution to the growing resistance to antibiotics in the most unlikely of places — breastmilk.