CERN ski club members injured in avalanche
Switzerland

CERN ski club members injured in avalanche

Two members of the ski club of the Geneva-based European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) were in critical condition on Sunday after an avalanche swept them and two colleagues down a mountainside in the canton of Valais, media reports said.

Queen Margrethe wades in to immigration debate
Denmark

Queen Margrethe wades in to immigration debate

Ahead of her 75th birthday on April 16, Queen Margrethe II made a rare forray into political matters in a Sunday interview with Berlingske newspaper.

Lausanne celebrates a century of Olympism
Switzerland

Lausanne celebrates a century of Olympism

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its arrival in Lausanne with a programme of free public events over the next six months that showcase the city’s connection with international sport.

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Switzerland

IOM airlifts foreigners out of wartorn Yemen

The Geneva-based International Organization for Migration says it has flown a first planeload of foreign nationals out of Yemen and aimed to continue evacuating foreigners stranded in the conflict-torn country.

Djokovic and Federer set for clay court return
Switzerland

Djokovic and Federer set for clay court return

Top seed Novak Djokovic and number two Roger Federer are both feeling close to the top of their games as the Monte Carlo Masters began on Sunday, marking the glamour start to the European clay court season.

Danes demand human rights in Western Sahara
Denmark

Danes demand human rights in Western Sahara

With the backing of a majority of parliament, the Danish organization Afrika Kontakt is calling on the UN to step up human rights efforts and protect the native people of Western Sahara.

German to have quadruplets – at 65
Germany

German to have quadruplets – at 65

A 65-year-old Berlin woman who already has 13 children is pregnant again with quadruplets, German media reported Sunday.

Germany’s image a concern after asylum fire
Germany

Germany’s image a concern after asylum fire

Germany's foreign minister voiced fears Sunday that the country's reputation could be harmed after a building earmarked to house asylum seekers was set ablaze.

Government to invest in anti-racism centre
Sweden

Government to invest in anti-racism centre

The Swedish government will invest five million kronor ($566,000) this year in a national centre on racism and violent extremism at the University of Gothenburg.

Former MP candidate: gays will ‘go to hell’
Sweden

Former MP candidate: gays will ‘go to hell’

Tommy Dahlman, a pastor who was also parliamentary candidate for the centre-right Christian Democrats last year, has publicly said homosexuality is a sin. The party said it didn’t know about his views.

Shark kills teen off France’s Réunion island
France

Shark kills teen off France’s Réunion island

A 13-year-old boy was attacked and killed by a shark Sunday off the French Indian Ocean island of La Réunion, authorities said, the seventh such deadly attack since 2011.

Catalan statehood bid blown off course
Spain

Catalan statehood bid blown off course

Leaders seeking independence for Spain's Catalonia region had the wind in their sails four months ago, but the change sweeping Spanish politics has blown them off course.

Here’s why Germans go so completely crazy for asparagus
Germany

Here’s why Germans go so completely crazy for asparagus

Spargelzeit (asparagus season) whips Germans into a frenzy of indulgence (of the most wholesome variety) for two months of every year. It officially started in states across the Federal Republic this week.

Arson suspected in Stockholm school fire
Sweden

Arson suspected in Stockholm school fire

A powerful fire broke out on Saturday night at the Hägerstenshamnen School in southern Stockholm, destroying large parts of the structure. An arson investigation has been launched.

Vienna marathon underway in perfect conditions
Austria

Vienna marathon underway in perfect conditions

The 32nd Vienna City Marathon got under way in ideal weather conditions on Sunday morning, with enthusiastic supporters lining the route.

Lufthansa docs wanted treatment for co-pilot

Lufthansa docs wanted treatment for co-pilot

Doctors at Lufthansa had recommended that pilot Andreas Lubitz, suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps, be given psychological treatment after he suffered a bout of depression, a German newspaper has reported.