Huge rally in Rome against gay unions
Italy

Huge rally in Rome against gay unions

Hundreds of thousands of Italians gathered in Rome on Saturday to demonstrate against gay unions and the teaching of gender theories in schools, as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tries to push a civil union bill through parliament.

Federer powers through to tenth Halle final
Switzerland

Federer powers through to tenth Halle final

Switzerland's Roger Federer is through to the final of the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament at Halle, Germany for the tenth time after beating giant Croatian Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/4), in Saturday's semifinal.

Shooting reported in southern Sweden
Sweden

Shooting reported in southern Sweden

One person was taken to Skåne University Hospital after a suspected shooting in Söderkulla square in Malmö on Saturday afternoon, Swedish police said.

Yemen talks in Geneva reach stalemate
Switzerland

Yemen talks in Geneva reach stalemate

Yemen peace talks ended in Geneva on Friday with no agreement, but the United Nations said it was still optimistic a ceasefire could be reached "pretty soon”.

Three dead as car rams into crowd in Graz
Austria

Three dead as car rams into crowd in Graz

A four-year-old boy is reported to be one of the three people killed when a man deliberately drove his car into crowds of shoppers in Graz on Saturday afternoon.

Calls for Spanish coach’s exit after World Cup flop
Spain

Calls for Spanish coach’s exit after World Cup flop

Spanish players have called for long-time coach Ignacio Quereda to be sacked after their first Women's World Cup campaign ended in an early exit.

Migration and corruption hit Renzi’s popularity
Italy

Migration and corruption hit Renzi’s popularity

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi’s popularity and public trust in his centre-left party have been damaged by corruption scandals and the immigration crisis, a new poll showed on Saturday.

Sea levels to rise up to 1.6m around Denmark
Denmark

Sea levels to rise up to 1.6m around Denmark

The Niels Bohr Institute has released a new study concluding that there is a risk that the seas around Scandinavia, England, the Netherlands and northern Germany will rise by up to about 1½ meters in this century, far more than the global average.

Is the ‘Grexit’ something to drink to?
Germany

Is the ‘Grexit’ something to drink to?

A German company is about to launch a new alcoholic beverage, Grexit.

Lay off the French – They are not that rude
France

Lay off the French – They are not that rude

France's foreign minister and tourist chiefs think the renowned French rudeness to visitors is a problem that needs resolving but are they really unwelcoming and unfriendly to visitors? Surely it's time to put that cliché to bed, argues The Local's Ben McPartland.

Sarkozy in hot water over migrant remarks
France

Sarkozy in hot water over migrant remarks

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy came under fire in France and Italy on Friday over comments he made comparing the influx of migrants into Europe to water gushing from a burst pipe.

Rasmussen begins govt negotiations
Denmark

Rasmussen begins govt negotiations

The Danish 2015 general election may be over, but intense negotiations remain within the blue bloc on what shape and form a Venstre-led government will take.

Rain dampens Swedish Midsummer madness
Sweden

Rain dampens Swedish Midsummer madness

According to the Swedish police, Midsummer celebrations were unusually trouble-free this year, mainly due to the inclement weather in many parts of the country.

Eight things the French should really give up
France

Eight things the French should really give up

When France's ecology minister suggested the nation should give up its favoured spread Nutella there was no chance her plea would be heard. Here's eight other things France should think about giving up (but probably never will).

Grenade attack in southern Sweden
Sweden

Grenade attack in southern Sweden

An apartment block in Malmö was evacuated because of a suspected grenade attack in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Expat, foreigner or something else?
Denmark

Expat, foreigner or something else?

In the aftermath of an election in which non-Danes were very much in focus, blogger Melanie Haynes looks at how labels can both define and separate us.