CERN’s particle smasher resumes operations
Switzerland

CERN’s particle smasher resumes operations

The world's biggest particle collider was back in operation on Sunday after a two-year upgrade, the Geneva-based European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) said.

Swedish ministers to forego Russian party
Sweden

Swedish ministers to forego Russian party

Neither Stefan Löfven nor any other cabinet-level ministers will be attending the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Moscow in May, according to the prime minister’s press office.

At Easter, pope urges end to ‘absurd violence’
Italy

At Easter, pope urges end to ‘absurd violence’

Pope Francis called Sunday for an end to "absurd violence" in hotspots around the world while praising the breakthrough reached last week on curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions.

French Muslim leader calls for more mosques
France

French Muslim leader calls for more mosques

One of France's top Muslim leaders has called for the number of mosques to double over the next two years to remedy a shortage of places of worship for the country's millions of faithful.

Church needs new sex abuse policy: clergy
Sweden

Church needs new sex abuse policy: clergy

The Church of Sweden is not taking the problem of sexual abuse seriously enough, wrote two clergy members in Sunday’s Svenska Dagbladet. Cases of priests resuming pastoral duties after abusing children show church policy needs an overhaul, they said.

Bosnian fans chant anti-Semitic slogans
Austria

Bosnian fans chant anti-Semitic slogans

A group of Bosnian football fans visiting Vienna joined a Palestinian protest, which degenerated into anti-Semitic slogans on Tuesday.

Artificial heart transplant result promising
France

Artificial heart transplant result promising

A man who in August became the second person in France to receive a new-generation artificial heart said in an interview Sunday he had recovered and could go on bike rides. It’s good news for heart patients in need of transplants.

Caver in Morocco dies, two rescued
Spain

Caver in Morocco dies, two rescued

A Spanish caver trapped at the bottom of a cliff in Morocco's High Atlas mountains died on Saturday, but rescuers were able to save two of his friends, officials said. The three had fallen several hundred metres off the cliff.

Sweden still in top spot for visa-free travel
Sweden

Sweden still in top spot for visa-free travel

Holders of a Swedish passport can visit 174 countries around the world without needing a visa, according to a global ranking, up from 173 countries in 2013. The world awaits.

EU was aware of German air safety lapses

EU was aware of German air safety lapses

The European Aviation Safety Agency had voiced concerns over Germany's "non-conformity" with air safety rules before the Germanwings air crash which killed 150 people, especially on air crew health monitoring, a spokesman told AFP Saturday.