Spilak snatches Tour de Suisse cycling victory
Switzerland

Spilak snatches Tour de Suisse cycling victory

Slovenia's Simon Spilak produced a stunning final stage time trial to snatch victory in the Tour de Suisse cycling race on Sunday.

Denmark’s Rasmussen to form minority govt
Denmark

Denmark’s Rasmussen to form minority govt

After weekend negotiations, Lars Løkke Rasmussen has concluded that forming a majority government is "not possible" and will now look at the options for minority rule.

Graz in shock after deadly street rampage
Austria

Graz in shock after deadly street rampage

The Austrian city of Graz was in shock on Sunday after three people, including a young boy, were mowed down by a "mentally unstable" man charging through a pedestrian street in an SUV.

Renzi: Greece, EU should accept ‘win-win accord’
Italy

Renzi: Greece, EU should accept ‘win-win accord’

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Sunday that all conditions were in place for Greece and its international creditors to reach a "win-win accord" ending Athens' debt crisis.

Car-sharing accelerates rapidly in Germany
Germany

Car-sharing accelerates rapidly in Germany

Car-sharing, pioneered in Switzerland in the 1970s, is gaining popularity across the globe as people shy away from the cost of owning and maintaining an automobile in big cities. And it is proving particularly successful in Germany, where carmakers themselves are keen to get a slice of the action.

Altice in ‘undesirable’ bid for Bouygues Telecom
France

Altice in ‘undesirable’ bid for Bouygues Telecom

Franco-Israeli media magnate Patrick Drahi has offered more than 10 billion euros ($11.3 billion) to buy out rival French mobile phone operator Bouygues Telecom in a move described as "undesirable" by the government.

Basques on march to demand autonomy vote
Spain

Basques on march to demand autonomy vote

Thousands of people formed human chains in cities across Spain's wealthy northern Basque Country on Sunday to call for the right to hold a regional referendum on independence.

Federer eases through to eighth Halle tennis title
Switzerland

Federer eases through to eighth Halle tennis title

Switzerland's double defending champion Roger Federer trumped Italian Andreas Seppi 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 to win an eighth title at the Gerry Weber Open tennis tournament in Halle, Germany on Sunday.

Italy focuses on Bank of China in graft probe
Italy

Italy focuses on Bank of China in graft probe

Italian prosecutors have asked for some 300 Chinese nationals and the Bank of China's Milan branch to be tried for money laundering and tax evasion.

Cat bites German woman – so she bites boyfriend
Germany

Cat bites German woman – so she bites boyfriend

A cat bit a woman in Germany, sending her into such a rage that she then repeatedly bit and beat her boyfriend, the owner of the pet, police said on Sunday.

Starfish find could lead to ‘fountain of youth’
Sweden

Starfish find could lead to ‘fountain of youth’

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in western Sweden have discovered that starfish which reproduce through cloning age much more slowly than those which reproduce sexually.

Pope venerates iconic Shroud of Turin
Italy

Pope venerates iconic Shroud of Turin

Pope Francis prayed on Sunday before the mysterious Shroud of Turin, believed by Christians to be the burial cloth of Jesus but held by sceptics to be a medieval fake.

Italian city makes world’s longest ever pizza
Italy

Italian city makes world’s longest ever pizza

Milan beat the world record for the longest ever pizza on Saturday, serving up a sizzling margherita over one and a half kilometres long at Milan's 2015 Expo.

European protesters say ‘yes’ to migrants
Italy

European protesters say ‘yes’ to migrants

Thousands of people took to the streets in several European cities, including Berlin, Paris and Rome, on Saturday, in a show of solidarity with migrants seeking refuge in Europe and against austerity measures in debt-ridden Greece.

European protesters say ‘yes’ to migrants
France

European protesters say ‘yes’ to migrants

Thousands of people took to the streets in several European cities, including Berlin, Paris and Rome, on Saturday, in a show of solidarity with migrants seeking refuge in Europe and against austerity measures in debt-ridden Greece.

European protesters say ‘yes’ to migrants
Germany

European protesters say ‘yes’ to migrants

Thousands of people took to the streets in several European cities, including Berlin, Paris and Rome, on Saturday, in a show of solidarity with migrants seeking refuge in Europe and against austerity measures in debt-ridden Greece.

Visitors swarm to British pavilion at Milan Expo
Italy

Visitors swarm to British pavilion at Milan Expo

The World Expo in Milan is all abuzz about a giant aluminium hive that hums in harmony with 40,000 bees making honey 870 miles (1,400km) away in Nottingham, England.

Frenchman Pinot stays in Tour de Suisse lead
Switzerland

Frenchman Pinot stays in Tour de Suisse lead

French rider Thibaut Pinot, of the FDJ team, remained in the lead of the Tour de Suisse cycling race on Saturday after the eighth and penultimate stage won by Astana cyclist Alexey Lutsenko.

Germany arrests Egyptian journalist
Germany

Germany arrests Egyptian journalist

Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour said he was arrested on Saturday at a Berlin airport, after Germany acted on an international arrest warrant issued by his native country Egypt.

Austrian art attracts parking fine in Germany
Austria

Austrian art attracts parking fine in Germany

An installation by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm, created as part of the 300th birthday celebrations of the city of Karlsruhe, has received a parking ticket.

Germany oust Sweden from FIFA World Cup

Germany oust Sweden from FIFA World Cup

Top ranked Germany advanced to the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup on Saturday with a confident 4-1 victory over Sweden.