Platini warned me of prison: Fifa chief Blatter

Platini warned me of prison: Fifa chief Blatter

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has alleged Uefa counterpart Michel Platini warned him he faced prison if he did not withdraw from the world football governing body's presidential race.

Two arson attempts on Swedish refugee centres
Sweden

Two arson attempts on Swedish refugee centres

The asylum centre in Arboga, where two men linked to the Ikea murders lived, was evacuated early on Saturday morning when two bags of flammable liquid were found nearby. The same night a centre for unaccompanied refugee children and young people in Värnamo was the target of an arson attack.

40 migrants die off Italy – ‘worst crisis since WW2’
Italy

40 migrants die off Italy – ‘worst crisis since WW2’

More than 40 migrants have died in the Mediterranean on Saturday, the Italian navy said, after apparently suffocating below deck on the boat taking them to Europe.

French cow who fled abattoir is spared
France

French cow who fled abattoir is spared

A young cow which fled an abattoir to avoid being slaughtered has been saved by well-wishers, a French animal rights group announced on Saturday.

Swedish McDonald’s shut after spate of illness
Sweden

Swedish McDonald’s shut after spate of illness

A McDonald's restaurant in Nödinge, in Ale municipality in Västra Götaland, has been forced to close, after 30 cases of severe illness were reported to the authorities.

French bodies found in Swiss nature reserve

French bodies found in Swiss nature reserve

Swiss police said they found the body of a French man and his two young children at the base of a cliff on Friday, in what appeared to be a possible murder-suicide. Another body was found nearby.

Elton John sues French media over ‘rumours’
France

Elton John sues French media over ‘rumours’

Elton John's lawyer announced on Friday that he was pursuing three French media outlets for publishing what he called "unfounded rumours" about the British pop star's health and that of his husband.

Eurozone approves huge new Greek bailout

Eurozone approves huge new Greek bailout

Eurozone finance ministers approved on Friday a third bailout worth up to €86 billion to keep Greece in the single currency in return for an unprecedented package of reforms that Athens had previously rejected.