Le Pen’s big day ruined by Femen and her father
France

Le Pen’s big day ruined by Femen and her father

Bare-chested Femen activists making Nazi salutes disrupted a speech by France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen for five minutes Friday at her National Front's traditional May 1st rally in Paris.

Norway’s extreme surfers brave Lofoten
Norway

Norway’s extreme surfers brave Lofoten

The water is icy cold and it's windy, but the intrepid group dives in: far from California's sunny beaches, die-hard surfers flock to Norway's idyllic Lofoten Islands to catch the Arctic's cool waves.

Munich quarters postponed by rain
Germany

Munich quarters postponed by rain

Andy Murray's match against Lukas Rosol and the rest of the Munich Open quarter-finals will take place on Saturday after wet weather washed out Friday's schedule.

Berlin deleted ‘12,000 NSA spy requests’
Germany

Berlin deleted ‘12,000 NSA spy requests’

The German intelligence service BND, which is accused of helping the United States spy on EU leaders and companies, had actually "deleted 12,000 requests" targeting European officials, according to a media report on Saturday.

Youth and bank tax in May Day speech focus
Sweden

Youth and bank tax in May Day speech focus

The Swedish government unveiled plans for a national "marginalized youth" coordinator and mooted a new bank tax on Friday.

Berlusconi’s son appointed Mediaset CEO
Italy

Berlusconi’s son appointed Mediaset CEO

Silvio Berlusconi's son was on Thursday appointed chief executive of Italy's largest commercial broadcaster Mediaset, in which the former premier and media tycoon holds a controlling stake.

Podemos co-founder resigns prompting crisis
Spain

Podemos co-founder resigns prompting crisis

One of the founders of Spain's anti-austerity Podemos party unexpectedly resigned on Thursday, plunging the poll-topping upstart into its first major crisis ahead of key elections this year.

Swedes back ‘organized begging’ ban
Sweden

Swedes back ‘organized begging’ ban

Members of the parliamentary justice committee have rejected a proposed ban on organized begging, an idea which is backed by a majority of Swedes.

Commerzbank owners reject bigger bonuses
Germany

Commerzbank owners reject bigger bonuses

Shareholders of Commerzbank, Germany's second largest bank, rejected a proposal Thursday to pay bankers bigger bonuses.

Bolivia upholds French couple’s murder ruling
France

Bolivia upholds French couple’s murder ruling

A Bolivian court on Thursday upheld the 30-year prison sentence of a man convicted of killing a young French couple in 2010.

Swedes enjoy rare Baltic dolphin sight
Sweden

Swedes enjoy rare Baltic dolphin sight

A dolphin has been wooing well-wishers along Sweden's east coast in recent weeks, but experts warn that the creature is unlikely to hang around in the bracing Baltic for long.