Pilot plucked from burning plane wreckage
Switzerland

Pilot plucked from burning plane wreckage

A passing motorist is being credited for saving the life of a pilot whose small plane caught fire after crashing into a car in the canton of Aargau on Sunday.

Federer casts doubt over Davis Cup future in 2016
Switzerland

Federer casts doubt over Davis Cup future in 2016

Roger Federer defeated Thiemmo de Bakker in three sets to lift Switzerland past the Netherlands in Sunday's Davis Cup tennis playoffs in Geneva but then cast doubt on his future in the tournament.

Record numbers seek asylum in Sweden
Sweden

Record numbers seek asylum in Sweden

According to the Swedish Migration Board (Migrationsverket) 6,400 refugees have sought asylum in Sweden in the last week, a record number of applicants.

’70 percent of Americans approve of Pope Francis’
Italy

’70 percent of Americans approve of Pope Francis’

Seven out of ten Americans have a favourable impression of Pope Francis, though they have a less positive view of the Catholic Church as a whole, a new poll released Sunday showed.

Paris: Eiffel Tower closed after intrusion
France

Paris: Eiffel Tower closed after intrusion

The Eiffel Tower had to be closed to visitors for a period on Sunday after a man wearing a backpack was spotted inside the monument. Police believe he was an extreme sports enthusiast seeking to parachute off the top.

Gay Oktoberfest brings pride to Munich
Germany

Gay Oktoberfest brings pride to Munich

A blue checkered shirt, brown lederhosen shorts with embroidered braces and wild tufts of hot pink hair -- James Rozeboom is ready to party Sunday at Gay Oktoberfest, which fought for a place at the table at Germany's giant beer festival.

Syrian refugee in Germany ‘claims IS links’
Germany

Syrian refugee in Germany ‘claims IS links’

German police are investigating an asylum-seeker on suspicion that he fought for the Islamic State group in Syria, newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported on Sunday.

Spain’s much-vaunted economic recovery masks lingering jobs crisis
Spain

Spain’s much-vaunted economic recovery masks lingering jobs crisis

Data shows Spain’s economy recovering, but tell that to Javier Pichel: this summer he packed and left for the only place he could find a decent job — Germany.

Woman found dead in southern Sweden
Sweden

Woman found dead in southern Sweden

A woman has been found dead just outside Tingsryd in Småland in southern Sweden. A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

German minister: ‘We can’t take every refugee’
Germany

German minister: ‘We can’t take every refugee’

Germany's interior minister, Thomas de Maiziere, on Saturday said the European Union in the future should take in a finite number of migrants while sending the rest back to a safe country in their home regions.

Poll: Sweden Democrats stagnate as left gains
Sweden

Poll: Sweden Democrats stagnate as left gains

Despite the recent media focus on the Sweden Democrat’s primary campaigning issue, immigration, Sweden’s right-wing nationalist party has seen its support remain steady in the latest poll, while left-wing parties have seen their approval ratings rebound.

Javier Gomez claims incredible fifth triathlon world crown for Spain
Spain

Javier Gomez claims incredible fifth triathlon world crown for Spain

Spain's Javier Gomez won his fifth triathlon world title on Sunday with a runner-up finish in the World Triathlon Grand Final.

Man dies after fall at music festival in Paris
France

Man dies after fall at music festival in Paris

A young man died on Saturday after he fell off a statue at the centre of Paris's Place de la Republique during the Techno Parade music festival in the French capital.