Oil leak diverts Germanwings flight
Germany

Oil leak diverts Germanwings flight

A Germanwings flight from Cologne to Venice was diverted to Stuttgart Saturday morning after it appeared to be leaking oil, the airline said in a statement.

More Swedes changing their names
Sweden

More Swedes changing their names

The number of applications for a name change in Sweden keeps growing, according to the Swedish Patent and Registration Office. But before choosing a new moniker, the office reveals some things people should take into consideration.

Arson suspected in refugee shelter blaze
Germany

Arson suspected in refugee shelter blaze

A fire broke out early Saturday morning in a building that was to house asylum-seekers in the town of Tröglitz in Sachsen-Anhalt. Investigators strongly suspect arson. The fire follows weeks of protests against the shelter by the far-right NPD party.

Military puts focus on equality in design
Sweden

Military puts focus on equality in design

The Swedish military is launching a major equipment design overhaul in the interests of equality. The aim is to ensure all military gear, from uniforms to weapons, is suitable for everyone serving, regardless of gender or body size.

Sales of books on Islam rocket in France
France

Sales of books on Islam rocket in France

Books on Islam are selling out in France after the deadly extremist attacks in the capital have raised uncomfortable questions about Europe's fastest-growing religion.

Good Friday focus on persecuted Christians
Italy

Good Friday focus on persecuted Christians

The Pope led Catholics in prayer for persecuted Christians around the world at a Good Friday service in Rome, a day after 148 students and security officers were massacred by Shebab Islamists in Kenya.

Court rules in drunken tree chopping case
Sweden

Court rules in drunken tree chopping case

Sweden’s Supreme Court has had the final say in a case where a man chopped down a friend’s neighbour’s trees under the influence. The judgment might make him think twice before reaching for a handsaw after a party again.

Missing Spanish cavers found in Morocco
Spain

Missing Spanish cavers found in Morocco

UPDATE: Three Spanish cavers who went missing in Morocco have apparently been found alive in the High Atlas mountains by emergency services. A rescue operation was launched on Saturday.

France to free Rwandan genocide suspect
France

France to free Rwandan genocide suspect

France will release a man accused of involvement in the 1994 Rwanda massacre after the Paris appeal court ruled in his favour on Friday, his lawyer said.