French boat saves 217 people from sea off Libya
France

French boat saves 217 people from sea off Libya

A French navy ship sent to boost EU migrant patrols in the Mediterranean rescued 217 people Saturday off the coast of Libya, officials said.

Italy PM says riots will not ruin Milan Expo 2015
Italy

Italy PM says riots will not ruin Milan Expo 2015

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned on Saturday that stone-throwing protesters who clashed with police in Milan during the Expo 2015 opening would not ruin the world fair.

Russian warships disrupt Swedish cable laying
Sweden

Russian warships disrupt Swedish cable laying

Russian naval ships have repeatedly disrupted cable-laying work between Sweden and Lithuania in the past few months, prompting diplomatic protests from both countries affected.

Snowden among statues unveiled in Berlin
Germany

Snowden among statues unveiled in Berlin

Statues of whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and Bradley Manning were unveiled in central Berlin on Friday by activists and members of Germany’s Green party.

Andy Murray smashes through to Munich semis
Germany

Andy Murray smashes through to Munich semis

Top-seeded Andy Murray hit back from a set down to defeat Lukas Rosol 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in a bad-tempered quarter-final at the rain-hit Munich Open on Saturday.

Thai businessman buys 51 percent of AC Milan
Italy

Thai businessman buys 51 percent of AC Milan

Bee Taechaubol will on Saturday purchase a controlling 51 percent stake in ailing Serie A giants AC Milan from club owner Silvio Berlusconi, Italian media report.

Police list Palestine flag as terror symbol
Sweden

Police list Palestine flag as terror symbol

Swedish police documents include the Palestinian flag among known terror symbols, it was revealed after officers shared internal material with a central Swedish high school where youths had previously left to fight in Syria.

Charlie Hebdo says prize protesters are ‘confused’
France

Charlie Hebdo says prize protesters are ‘confused’

Two of the surviving journalists from French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo brushed off controversy over a literary award on Friday.

Cunning Swedish mayor keeps neo-Nazis at home
Sweden

Cunning Swedish mayor keeps neo-Nazis at home

The mayor of a town in southern Sweden kept members of the neo-Nazi Party of the Swedes off the streets for their annual May Day demonstration - thanks to pre-empting their moves a year in advance.

What Americans can learn from humble Danes
Denmark

What Americans can learn from humble Danes

The Local's new opinion columnist Jessica Alexander writes that her fellow Americans would benefit from taking a lesson in humility from the Danes.