Torrential rain swells Swiss rivers and lakes
Switzerland

Torrential rain swells Swiss rivers and lakes

Parts of Western Switzerland continued on Sunday to clear up debris from flash floods triggered by heavy rain over the weekend that swelled rivers and lakes well beyond their normal banks, disrupting transport and prompting the evacuation of residents in two communities.

Putin’s Nightwolves visit Vienna
Austria

Putin’s Nightwolves visit Vienna

Days after being turned away by Germany, members of the Russian motorcycle gang the Nightwolves decide to visit Vienna instead.

Armed gang target jewellery store
Austria

Armed gang target jewellery store

Dramatic scenes played out on Mariahilfer Straße Thursday morning when a gang of armed robbers smashed up a jewellery store and were pursued down the high street by the owner of the store.

Weekend walking festival in Vienna
Austria

Weekend walking festival in Vienna

A series of free guided walks exploring neighbourhoods in Vienna are taking place this weekend as part of an international festival celebrating American urbanist Jane Jacobs.

Three Viennese become overnight millionaires
Austria

Three Viennese become overnight millionaires

Three Viennese became millionaires last week after winning a fifth rollover lottery jackpot of 10,003,566.30 euros.

Is the reign of the Danish male executive over?
Denmark

Is the reign of the Danish male executive over?

The typical Danish boardroom is becoming less of an old boys’ club as more and more women and foreigners take up board positions in the nation’s largest firms.

Swiss train passengers evacuated after landslide
Switzerland

Swiss train passengers evacuated after landslide

Five hundred passengers from an Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) train were evacuated on Sunday afternoon after a landslide in the canton of Fribourg cut rail traffic between Bern and Lausanne.

‘Imperious’ Federer wins 85th title in Istanbul
Switzerland

‘Imperious’ Federer wins 85th title in Istanbul

Switzerland's Roger Federer on Sunday won the Istanbul Open with a superb display of clay court tennis to defeat Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay in straight sets.

Surprise win for Zakarin in Tour de Romandie
Switzerland

Surprise win for Zakarin in Tour de Romandie

Katusha cyclist Ilnur Zakarin of Russia won the Tour de Romandie race in Lausanne on Sunday, holding off Britain's two-time defending champion Chris Froome in the closing individual time-trial.

Le Pen family feud reaches boiling point
France

Le Pen family feud reaches boiling point

France's far-right National Front chief Marine Le Pen said on Sunday her father should "no longer be able to speak in the name of" the party.

Jorge Lorenzo wins home MotoGP in style
Spain

Jorge Lorenzo wins home MotoGP in style

Jorge Lorenzo celebrated being kept on by Yamaha for next season by easily winning the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez on Sunday in front of former Spanish King Juan Carlos

Merkel joins Holocaust survivors to mark Dachau liberation
Germany

Merkel joins Holocaust survivors to mark Dachau liberation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined survivors of the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau on Sunday for a solemn ceremony to mark 70 years since it was liberated by US forces.

More than 4,000 migrants on their way to Italy after being rescued
Italy

More than 4,000 migrants on their way to Italy after being rescued

The Italian coastguard has confirmed that a rescue operation involving Italian and French navy vessels have rescued more than 4,000 migrants off the coast of Libya

More illegal immigrants on the run in Sweden
Sweden

More illegal immigrants on the run in Sweden

Sweden's immigration agency (Migrationsverket) is powerless to enforce deportation orders, says a spokesman for the organisation, as more than 11,000 asylum seekers go underground in Sweden

Sex-crazed grouse terrorizes Swedish family
Sweden

Sex-crazed grouse terrorizes Swedish family

A family in Singö in Roslagen have been told they can do nothing about a lovesick, aggressive capercaillie patrolling their property

Facebook helps Swedes invade Norway

Facebook helps Swedes invade Norway

Is Gotland on the march? According to Facebook, many Gotlanders have stealthily infiltrated the Norwegian county of Hedmark, just east of Oslo.