Older Swedes ‘see the benefits of immigration’
Sweden

Older Swedes ‘see the benefits of immigration’

Swedish pensioners are significantly more positive about immigration than other older people in Europe, according to a new study from the World Bank.

Rapper Snoop Dogg held by Italian customs
Italy

Rapper Snoop Dogg held by Italian customs

Rap star Snoop Dogg has been stopped by police in Italy while carrying $422,000 (€384,000) in cash, authorities say.

Italy’s Ruffini wins gold and girlfriend’s hand
Italy

Italy’s Ruffini wins gold and girlfriend’s hand

Italy's Simone Ruffini won the world championship men's marathon 25km open water gold medal on Saturday and celebrated by proposing to his girlfriend on the podium.

Spanish public workers to get pay rise
Spain

Spanish public workers to get pay rise

Spanish public workers will get a one-percent pay rise next year, the Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Friday, trumpeting the country’s economic recovery a few months ahead of a general election.

Two face charges over Spain bungee jump death
Spain

Two face charges over Spain bungee jump death

Two people are facing charges of manslaughter over the death of a British woman who died bungee-jumping in Spain.

Increase in violence in Swedish asylum centres
Sweden

Increase in violence in Swedish asylum centres

The Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) has so far this year recorded almost as many reports of threats and violence in asylum accommodation as throughout the whole of 2014, according to the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

Eurotunnel migrant activity down overnight
France

Eurotunnel migrant activity down overnight

French police said on Saturday some 300 migrants in Calais attempted to reach Britain via the cross-Channel tunnel overnight, a significant drop from previous nights as the security presence is beefed up.

Possible MH370 plane part arrives in France
France

Possible MH370 plane part arrives in France

A piece of Boeing 777 wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island arrived for analysis in France early Saturday, after Malaysian authorities said the part was almost certainly recovered from missing flight MH370.

Italian couple tie the knot at Swedish Pride festival

Italian couple tie the knot at Swedish Pride festival

UPDATED: Two Italian expats in Sweden got married in front of hundreds of thousands of people at the Stockholm Pride Parade on Saturday afternoon – to send a message about gay rights to their home country.