Swede Jonas Buud wins world ultrarunning crown
Sweden

Swede Jonas Buud wins world ultrarunning crown

41-year-old Jonas Buud - previously four times runner-up - finally won the world 100km ultrarunning championship in the Netherlands on Saturday afternoon.

30,000 rally for refugees in Copenhagen
Denmark

30,000 rally for refugees in Copenhagen

After a week in which thousands of refugees streamed into Denmark and went to desperate measures to leave the country again, the Danish capital hosted a demonstration urging the nation to open its doors.

Flag-waving Catalans turn out for rally for independence from Spain
Spain

Flag-waving Catalans turn out for rally for independence from Spain

Crowds of Catalans waving red and yellow flags thronged the streets of Barcelona on Friday demanding independence ahead of regional polls billed as an indirect vote on breaking away from Spain.

‘Blatter sold World Cup TV rights at cut price’
Switzerland

‘Blatter sold World Cup TV rights at cut price’

FIFA president Sepp Blatter sold off television rights for the 2010 and 2014 World Cups to disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner at a knockdown price, Swiss media have claimed.

Renzi: ‘Italy on the mend with money to spend’
Italy

Renzi: ‘Italy on the mend with money to spend’

Italy is on the mend and will have 17 billion euros extra to spend next year after winning its battle for greater flexibility on EU deficit rules, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Saturday.

Body discovered and arrest made in Camino de Santiago mystery
Spain

Body discovered and arrest made in Camino de Santiago mystery

Spanish police investigating the case of an American woman who went missing on a pilgrim trail have made an arrest and found a body on the grounds of the suspect's property, a police source and media said.

Paris makes 2024 Olympic bid official
France

Paris makes 2024 Olympic bid official

Paris has officially declared itself a candidate to host the 2024 Olympic Games by submitting its letter of intention to the International Olympic Committee on Saturday, the Olympic Ambition Association (AAO) announced.

‘Don’t throw refugees off Sweden’s trains’
Sweden

‘Don’t throw refugees off Sweden’s trains’

Refugees who board a train and do not have enough money for the entire journey will not be thrown off the train, according to to an internal e-mail from Sweden’s state-owned train operator, SJ.

Pro-refugee rallies due as Europe squabbles

Pro-refugee rallies due as Europe squabbles

Tens of thousands were due to rally in European capitals on Saturday in support of refugees as Hungary's populist prime minister called for a giant aid package for countries around war-ravaged Syria to stem mass migration to Europe.

‘Heartbroken’ Robyn cancels two shows
Sweden

‘Heartbroken’ Robyn cancels two shows

Swedish pop star Robyn on Friday cancelled upcoming shows, saying it was too painful to perform songs written with late producer Christian Falk.

Denmark’s first astronaut back on Earth
Denmark

Denmark’s first astronaut back on Earth

Andreas Mogensen returned safely from a successful mission on the International Space Center early on Saturday. See the video here.