German sets Florida to Cuba speedboat record
Germany

German sets Florida to Cuba speedboat record

A German businessman and power boating fanatic on Saturday broke a 57-year-old record for the fastest boat crossing between the United States and Cuba.

Report: German refugee figures ‘underestimated’
Germany

Report: German refugee figures ‘underestimated’

Germany has hosted more than 300,000 asylum seekers since the start of the year, said the daily Die Welt on Saturday, nearly 50,000 more than first thought, as Berlin prepares for a record influx of refugees in 2015.

Lagercrantz ‘born to write Millennium sequel’
Sweden

Lagercrantz ‘born to write Millennium sequel’

David Lagercrantz, commissioned to write the upcoming sequel to the late Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium trilogy, wrote in the Dagens Nyheter newspaper on Sunday that he lived "day and night" with Larsson's characters.

Reinventing Spain’s ‘ageless art’ of flamenco
Spain

Reinventing Spain’s ‘ageless art’ of flamenco

Veteran flamenco star, Merche Esmeralda, is the figurehead of the renaissance of Spain's classic gypsy dance.

Thiem wins Swiss Open for third career title
Switzerland

Thiem wins Swiss Open for third career title

Austria's Dominic Thiem claimed his third career ATP title when downing top seed David Goffin 7-5, 6-2 in the Swiss Open final on Sunday.

Sweden critical of UK policy on Calais migrants
Sweden

Sweden critical of UK policy on Calais migrants

The Swedish justice and migration minister, Morgan Johansson, has accused David Cameron of "playing politics" with the migrant crisis in Calais.

Sweden’s sharks heading towards extinction
Sweden

Sweden’s sharks heading towards extinction

According to the Swedish Species Information Centre, the Swedish shark population is severely depleted and there are no clear signs of recovery.

Varoufakis warns Spain could ‘become Greece’
Spain

Varoufakis warns Spain could ‘become Greece’

Spain could become like Greece if the same austerity policies are imposed on the country, former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said in an interview published Sunday.

Ending Calais migrants crisis is ‘top priority’
France

Ending Calais migrants crisis is ‘top priority’

France and Britain vowed on Sunday that ending a crisis which has seen thousands of attempts by migrants to reach England from Calais in recent weeks is a "top priority".

Migrant wounded in German police shooting
Germany

Migrant wounded in German police shooting

A Guinean migrant who caused a brawl in a home for asylum seekers in Germany was shot and seriously wounded by police, local media reported.

More debris found on Réunion in MH370 hunt
France

More debris found on Réunion in MH370 hunt

Investigators probing missing flight MH370 collected more debris on an Indian Ocean island on Sunday as Malaysia urged authorities in the region to be on alert for wreckage washing up on their shores.