Merkel urges Turkey to stick with Kurdish talks
Germany

Merkel urges Turkey to stick with Kurdish talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to stick with the Kurdish peace process despite escalating violence, her office said.

Hot air balloons in world record flight in France
France

Hot air balloons in world record flight in France

Four hundred thirty-three hot air balloons lifted off from an air base in eastern France on Sunday and soared straight into the record books.

Sweden drawn in World Cup ‘group of death’
Sweden

Sweden drawn in World Cup ‘group of death’

At a lavish ceremony in St Petersburg on Saturday, Swedish football captain, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, saw his team thrown together in a tough group with France and Netherlands in the qualifying rounds for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Police fire on car driven at Tour de France barrier
France

Police fire on car driven at Tour de France barrier

French police opened fire Sunday at a car which smashed through a security barrier in central Paris close to the finishing line of cycling's Tour de France, a police source said.

Swedish police briefly hold rapper Snoop Dogg
Sweden

Swedish police briefly hold rapper Snoop Dogg

US rapper Snoop Dogg was briefly arrested by Swedish police on suspicion of using illegal drugs, police sources said on Sunday.

Jewish Games to be held at site of ‘Nazi Olympics’
Germany

Jewish Games to be held at site of ‘Nazi Olympics’

Seventy years after the end of World War II, Berlin from Monday hosts the European Maccabi Games, dubbed the Jewish Olympics, at the site of the 1936 "Nazi Games".

Malmö shaken by another grenade attack
Sweden

Malmö shaken by another grenade attack

Malmö in southern Sweden was last night hit by a fourth hand grenade attack in under a week – just 48 hours after another explosion rocked residents in a series of blasts in Sweden's third largest city this summer.

Seven-year-old girl found dead near Stockholm
Sweden

Seven-year-old girl found dead near Stockholm

A seven-year-old girl and a 36-year-old man were found locked in a bathroom in an apartment in Bro, north of Stockholm, last night. The girl was dead and the man seriously injured. The man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.