Sixty cars in massive pileup on West Autobahn
Austria

Sixty cars in massive pileup on West Autobahn

A huge pileup on the A1 West Autobahn between Oed and Amstetten West saw emergency services stretched to the limit on Sunday afternoon.

HSBC Swiss bank ‘aided terrorists and crooks’
Switzerland

HSBC Swiss bank ‘aided terrorists and crooks’

A data leak shows that HSBC’s private bank in Switzerland catered to clients seeking to evade taxes and those who were involved in money laundering, financing terrorism and drugs and arms trafficking, according to explosive reports from an international team of investigative journalists.

Pegida in Linz meets fierce resistance
Austria

Pegida in Linz meets fierce resistance

The first protest in the Austrian city of Linz by Germany's "anti-Islamization" movement Pegida drew just 150 supporters Sunday and was dwarfed by a counter-demo by some 2,000 people, police said.

Woman injured as chunk of snow drops on car
Switzerland

Woman injured as chunk of snow drops on car

A 62-year-old woman was seriously injured in a freak accident on Sunday when a block of snow smashed through the windscreen of a car from an overhead beam supporting directional signs on the A12 motorway in the canton of Fribourg.

Antonio Banderas lands Spanish Goya gong
Spain

Antonio Banderas lands Spanish Goya gong

Spanish police thriller "Marshland" picked up 10 trophies at the Goya Awards, Spain's version of the Oscars, which honoured Antonio Banderas with a lifetime achievement award.

Dennis sets new cycling record in Switzerland
Switzerland

Dennis sets new cycling record in Switzerland

Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis on Sunday broke the world hour record completing 52.491 kilometres on the track in Granges, in the Swiss canton of Fribourg.

Stockholm imam receives death threats
Sweden

Stockholm imam receives death threats

The imam at the main Stockholm mosque has received death threats and a white powder was sent to the religious centre on Friday, according to the head of the Islamic Association of Sweden.

Neo-Nazi vandals plague Salzburg
Austria

Neo-Nazi vandals plague Salzburg

Vandals in the Austrian city of Salzburg have defaced a plaque commemorating the 1938 burning of books by the Nazis, in the latest in a series of similar incidents, police said Sunday.

Terror charges after French soldier attack
France

Terror charges after French soldier attack

A knife-wielding man accused of attacking three soldiers outside a Jewish community centre in the south of France was on Saturday charged with attempted murder in connection with a terrorist operation.

‘Time running out’ for Ukraine deal: France
France

‘Time running out’ for Ukraine deal: France

An aide to French President Francois Hollande warned Saturday that time is running out in the search for a resolution to the crisis in Ukraine.

Madrid locals curse pollution ‘beret’
Spain

Madrid locals curse pollution ‘beret’

Locals call it the "beret": a grey layer of exhaust fumes that blots out Madrid's blue skies on still days. For asthma sufferer Conxi Grau, it feels more like a tight scarf.

Dortmund down Freiburg to climb off bottom
Germany

Dortmund down Freiburg to climb off bottom

Borussia Dortmund climbed off the bottom of the Bundesliga on Saturday with their first win in seven matches as Pierre Emerick Aubemayang scored twice in a 3-0 win at Freiburg.

The long, slow death of Copenhagen’s klippekort
Denmark

The long, slow death of Copenhagen’s klippekort

They lasted nearly two years longer than originally planned, but the onward march of technology has finally put the capital area's paper travel cards in the grave.

Bond star Seydoux joins Berlin female ‘revolution’
Germany

Bond star Seydoux joins Berlin female ‘revolution’

The latest Bond girl, Lea Seydoux, plays a turn-of-the-century servant using her wit and wiles to forge her own path, joining an all-star parade of trailblazing women at the Berlin film festival Saturday.

Swede jailed in Tunisia for ‘homosexual acts’
Sweden

Swede jailed in Tunisia for ‘homosexual acts’

A Swedish man has been jailed for two years in Tunisia for "homosexual acts", a case which has prompted protests from Swedish diplomats.

Küng wins men’s world downhill title in Colorado
Switzerland

Küng wins men’s world downhill title in Colorado

Patrick Küng wasn't even a lock earlier this week to make the powerful Swiss team for Saturday's downhill at the world championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Swiss Gauguin ‘most costly painting ever’
Switzerland

Swiss Gauguin ‘most costly painting ever’

An heir to the Swiss trust that sold a celebrated Paul Gauguin painting refused Saturday to reveal the price, which was reported as a record $300 million.

Merkel: Ukraine peace bid ‘uncertain’
Germany

Merkel: Ukraine peace bid ‘uncertain’

Western leaders challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday to prove he wants peace in Ukraine, warning both sides a new Franco German peace drive may be a "last chance" to stop all-out war.

Atletico thrash woeful Real in Madrid derby
Spain

Atletico thrash woeful Real in Madrid derby

Atletico Madrid blew the La Liga title race wide open by extending their unbeaten run over Real Madrid to six games this season with a 4-0 thrashing of the European champions on Saturday.

VIDEO: Denmark sends ‘boy band’ to Eurovision
Denmark

VIDEO: Denmark sends ‘boy band’ to Eurovision

Four young men will carry Denmark's hopes to Vienna for this year's European singing extravaganza.

Urban Swedes flock to beekeeping trend
Sweden

Urban Swedes flock to beekeeping trend

Keeping a hive of bees on your roof-top has become a booming trend in Swedish cities, boosted by a thirst for honey, a desire for cross-pollination and environmental awareness.