Solar Impulse heads to Hawaii as weather clears
Switzerland

Solar Impulse heads to Hawaii as weather clears

Switzerland's revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft took off early on Monday for a flight over the Pacific Ocean, a spokeswoman said, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.

Austrian stuntman breaks world fire records
Austria

Austrian stuntman breaks world fire records

On an overcast Saturday evening by a Styrian mountain lake, Austrian stunt performer Joe Tödtling broke two world records -- longest drag behind a galloping horse (500m), and longest drag behind a quad bike (582m) -- both while on fire.

‘Ramadan faster’ drowns off Lake Geneva beach
Switzerland

‘Ramadan faster’ drowns off Lake Geneva beach

A 35-year-old Moroccan man reportedly fasting for Ramadan drowned in Lake Geneva on Sunday, near a beach in Rolle in the canton of Vaud, as Switzerland braces for another heat wave.

Bencic seeks Eastbourne bounce at Wimbledon
Switzerland

Bencic seeks Eastbourne bounce at Wimbledon

Swiss teenage sensation Belinda Bencic will be looking on Monday for a bounce from her weekend victory at the Eastbourne International tournament in England as she plays in the first round of Wimbledon.

New PM: ‘We will have to work in cooperation’
Denmark

New PM: ‘We will have to work in cooperation’

To get anything done in parliament, ew PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen's government will have to compromise with fellow centre-right parties or reach across the aisle to build an alternative majority.

Attacker sent selfie of beheading ‘to Syria’
France

Attacker sent selfie of beheading ‘to Syria’

Canadian authorities are working with French police to help find the recipient of a gruesome selfie purportedly taken by an Islamist suspected of decapitating his boss in France, officials said Saturday.

Europe’s tourists urged to take cash to Greece

Europe’s tourists urged to take cash to Greece

UPDATED: European nations on Sunday told their nationals to carry cash with them when vacationing in Greece as the country hurtles towards a banking crisis.

Nationalist leader keeps male support base
Sweden

Nationalist leader keeps male support base

UPDATED: A new poll for Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet has confirmed that Jimmie Åkesson, the leader of the nationalist Sweden Democrats continues to have a strong male support base.

Italian champion ready for Tour de France
Italy

Italian champion ready for Tour de France

Embattled Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali has revealed an Achilles tendon injury curtailed his winter schedule but said he is ready to face his yellow jersey rivals when the race begins next week.

ECB throws Greece eurozone crumb

ECB throws Greece eurozone crumb

The European Central Bank said on Sunday it would keep its emergency cash lifeline to Greece at current levels, in a move that may not be enough to help the debt-laden country stave off leaving the eurozone.

‘No Greek exit from eurozone’ says Sapin
France

‘No Greek exit from eurozone’ says Sapin

Greece will remain in the euro zone despite the collapse of talks with creditors to avert default, France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Saturday, saying that Paris was always ready to restart talks.

‘French beheading suspect admits to killing’
France

‘French beheading suspect admits to killing’

The man suspected of decapitating his boss in an attack on a gas factory in France has confessed to the grisly crime, sources close to the investigation said on Sunday.

Berlin Gay Pride celebrates US ruling
Germany

Berlin Gay Pride celebrates US ruling

Several hundred thousand people filled the streets of Berlin for the city's Gay Pride parade on Saturday, a day after the US Supreme Court legalised same-sex marriage nationwide.

Here is Denmark’s new government
Denmark

Here is Denmark’s new government

Lars Løkke Rasmussen formally introduced his 17-person cabinet on Sunday morning. See who got what post here.

Denmark thrashed by Sweden in Euro semis
Denmark

Denmark thrashed by Sweden in Euro semis

Denmark missed a spot in the final of the European Under-21 Championship after a deflating 4-1 loss to Sweden in Prague on Saturday night.

BLOG: Sweden’s political power forum – Day One
Sweden

BLOG: Sweden’s political power forum – Day One

Centre Party leader Annie Lööf kicked off Almedalen on Sunday, the annual conference where Swedish politicians, lobbyists, journalists and campaigners gather to debate on the island of Gotland.

Sweden thrash Denmark to reach Euro final
Sweden

Sweden thrash Denmark to reach Euro final

Sweden booked their place in the final of the European Under-21 Championship with a memorable 4-1 victory over Denmark in Prague in the Czech Republic on Saturday night.