Avalanches pose risk for late-season skiers
Switzerland

Avalanches pose risk for late-season skiers

Experts are warning of a significant avalanche risk in regions of the Swiss Alps this week, which for many ski resorts marks the close of the season.

Traffic jams hit Alpine motorway tunnels
Switzerland

Traffic jams hit Alpine motorway tunnels

The Easter weekend drew to a close on Monday evening with traffic jams on many motorways in Switzerland that are set to continue through the week because of school holidays.

Spain’s PM Rajoy says he will seek re-election
Spain

Spain’s PM Rajoy says he will seek re-election

Spain's conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday he will seek re-election in this year's national polls, despite facing criticism after his party was trounced in a key regional vote last month.

King admits receiving traffic fine ‘years ago’
Spain

King admits receiving traffic fine ‘years ago’

Spain’s King Felipe confessed to workers at the Department of Transport on Monday that he had received a fine from them "years ago" but avoided giving further details.

Risk of discrimination in hiring jumps: survey
Sweden

Risk of discrimination in hiring jumps: survey

The risk of facing hiring discrimination because of age or disability has increased significantly over the past few years, according to a survey by Sifo. One reason is uncertainty about diversity by management at many companies.

First house sold by lottery ticket in Spain
Spain

First house sold by lottery ticket in Spain

A four-bedroom town house near Castellón worth €90,000 ($99,256) now has a new owner who won it with a €10 lottery ticket.

Marseille fans in custody after clashes
France

Marseille fans in custody after clashes

Four Marseille supporters have been taken into custody after violent clashes between fans and police forces in the lead-up to the French football league match between rivals Marseille and Paris-Saint Germain, police said Monday.

French special forces free man in Mali
France

French special forces free man in Mali

UPDATE: French special forces on Monday rescued a Dutch national kidnapped nearly four years ago in northern Mali by AQIM Islamists. The operation killed a number of suspected jihadists, officials said.

Mystery of 19,000-year-old Spanish ‘red lady’
Spain

Mystery of 19,000-year-old Spanish ‘red lady’

Archaeologists working in a cave in Cantabria, Spain, who unearthed a red-painted woman from the Ice Age remain baffled by the details of her burial.

Unemployment falls in ‘best ever’ data
Spain

Unemployment falls in ‘best ever’ data

Unemployment figures continued to fall across Spain in March in what was hailed as best results in 13 years, bringing a boost to the ruling PP in an important election year.

Debt collection rising across Sweden
Sweden

Debt collection rising across Sweden

Around eight million debt collection notices were sent out in Sweden last year, an increase over the year before, according to a trade group. A greater willingness to buy on credit these days means more people are unable to pay off their debts.

Dane seeks $7 million in compensation from NY
Denmark

Dane seeks $7 million in compensation from NY

The Danish man who last year was found not guilty by a New York court of sexual abuse charges at a Manhattan day care institution now files a lawsuit against the State of New York, seeking $7 million in compensation.

Rockers pen ‘We don’t love Ryanair’ ballad
Spain

Rockers pen ‘We don’t love Ryanair’ ballad

A Spanish indy rock group found a novel way to express their displeasure while on a recent flight with budget airline Ryanair – by breaking into song.

Italy rescues 1,500 migrants in one day
Italy

Italy rescues 1,500 migrants in one day

Some 1,500 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy in five different boats were rescued in one day, Italian coastguards said Sunday.

First Norwegian wins Tour of Flanders
Norway

First Norwegian wins Tour of Flanders

Alexander Kristoff became the first ever Norwegian to win the prestigious Tour of Flanders on Sunday. He is continues to make a name for himself as both a sprinter and a Classics specialist.

Backstage drama rocks Berlin theatre scene
Germany

Backstage drama rocks Berlin theatre scene

Berlin's world-class theatre scene is facing a tempestuous season as the cash-strapped capital debates new leadership and how much culture it can bankroll. At the centre of the drama is the renowned Volksbühne theatre.

Sunny spring weather predicted this week
Sweden

Sunny spring weather predicted this week

After the cool temperatures of the Easter weekend, a week of warmer, spring-like weather is predicted for many parts of the country, along with a healthy dose of sun.

Peacekeepers ‘targeted’ by Israel in Lebanon
Spain

Peacekeepers ‘targeted’ by Israel in Lebanon

A confidential Spanish military report on the death of a Spanish UN peacekeeper in Israeli shelling in Lebanon said he was manning a post that appeared to have been targeted, a newspaper reported Sunday

Sole survivor rescued in Atlas, two cavers dead.
Spain

Sole survivor rescued in Atlas, two cavers dead.

The sole survivor among three Spanish cavers trapped for days at the bottom of a deep ravine in Morocco's High Atlas mountains was freed Sunday after a complicated rescue operation, officials said.