Norwegian slammed for ‘unethical’ strikebreaking
Norway

Norwegian slammed for ‘unethical’ strikebreaking

Norwegian Air Shuttle on Saturday faced down its first ever pilot strike by transferring staff from desk jobs and subsidiaries in other countries to keep flights running normally, a move unions decried as “unacceptable” and “unethical”.

Swiss businessman charged in art fraud case
Switzerland

Swiss businessman charged in art fraud case

A prominent Swiss businessman was on Saturday charged in connection with an alleged art fraud targeting Russian oligarch and football club owner Dmitry Rybolovlev.

Federer beats Djokovic for seventh Dubai title
Switzerland

Federer beats Djokovic for seventh Dubai title

Roger Federer claimed the 84th title of his legendary career, kept his nose in front in his personal rivalry with Novak Djokovic, and equalled his best achievement at any tournament by winning the Dubai Open for the seventh time on Saturday.

Versace in thigh-high thrills at Milan fashion
Italy

Versace in thigh-high thrills at Milan fashion

It was a traffic-light colour scheme to get any fashionista hot under the collar: red, yellow and green thigh-high boots sauntering down the catwalk at Versace's show Friday.

Catalonia prepares ahead of independence vote
Spain

Catalonia prepares ahead of independence vote

The wealthy Catalonia region is strengthening its tax office and expanding its network of foreign missions in defiance of the central government, as it prepares for possible secession from Spain.

Spain’s anti-austerity party opens books
Spain

Spain’s anti-austerity party opens books

Podemos, the new anti-austerity party that is leading Spanish opinion polls, published its accounts Friday in a fresh bid to show that it is not financed by foreign governments.

Retired judge acquitted in Kampusch case
Austria

Retired judge acquitted in Kampusch case

Exclusive: Investigative journalist Flemming Emil Hansen delves into the legal morass that surrounded the 'botched' handling of the investigation of the abduction and escape of Natascha Kampusch, with the acquittal this week of a former supreme court president on charges of perjury.

Greek PM vows to ‘start working hard’ after vote
Germany

Greek PM vows to ‘start working hard’ after vote

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed Friday to "start working hard" to implement vital reforms in the stricken eurozone country, after Germany's parliament approved a four month extension to its bailout.

Ukraine: troop deaths ‘serious breach’ of truce
Germany

Ukraine: troop deaths ‘serious breach’ of truce

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared the killing of three government troops by pro Moscow rebels a "serious breach of the ceasefire", during a telephone call Friday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, her office said.

Eight jailed in €100m Paris jewel heist
France

Eight jailed in €100m Paris jewel heist

A French court has sentenced eight men to jail over a double heist at a Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris in which they made off with gems and watches worth more than €100 million ($114 million).

Hollande condemns Boris Nemtsov killing
France

Hollande condemns Boris Nemtsov killing

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday condemned the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, calling him a "defender of democracy".

US WWII vets awarded top French honour
France

US WWII vets awarded top French honour

Five American World War II veterans received France's highest honor Friday during a moving ceremony aboard a French naval vessel moored in Florida.

Dane’s Tibetan dream made football history
Denmark

Dane’s Tibetan dream made football history

The improbable story of how a Danish man with no coaching experience became the head of a Tibetan national football team that didn't even exist is being told in graphic novel form – if he can hit his fundraising goal.

Denmark’s ten must-see concerts in March
Denmark

Denmark’s ten must-see concerts in March

The shortest - but cruelest - month is over and March is here, bringing with it these ten must-see concerts in the Copenhagen area.

Sweden’s Ericsson sues Apple in patent spat
Sweden

Sweden’s Ericsson sues Apple in patent spat

Swedish telecoms group Ericsson announced Friday a lawsuit against US tech giant Apple claiming that its technology was used in iPhones and other wireless devices despite a lapsed licencing agreement.

IN PICTURES: Swedes in ‘ring of peace’ protest
Sweden

IN PICTURES: Swedes in ‘ring of peace’ protest

Up to a 1000 Swedes turned out to form a human shield around Stockholm's synagogue on Friday as a protest against extremism. Here are some images from the event.

Swedes in ‘ring of peace’ synagogue protest
Sweden

Swedes in ‘ring of peace’ synagogue protest

A human shield of up to a 1000 Swedes staged a protest against extremism outside the Stockholm synagogue Friday in response to the Copenhagen shootings earlier this month in which two people died.