Hard cow rescued from swimming pool
Austria

Hard cow rescued from swimming pool

A home owner from the town of Hard in Vorarlberg discovered something had fallen into his pool overnight -- a full-sized cow.

Merkel: UN Security Council needs reform
Germany

Merkel: UN Security Council needs reform

German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined leaders from Brazil, India and Japan on Saturday to push for seats in a revamped UN Security Council that they said would do a better job of addressing global crises.

Italy sneak past Canada in tight thriller
Italy

Italy sneak past Canada in tight thriller

Gonzalo Garcia scored Italy's 50th World Cup try to help his country secure a narrow but vital 23-18 victory over Canada in a riveting encounter on Saturday.

Sweden pushes for seat at top table of power
Sweden

Sweden pushes for seat at top table of power

Sweden’s foreign minister, Margot Wallström, in New York to attend the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, has been garnering support for Sweden to get a seat on the UN Security Council, according to Swedish public broadcaster, Sveriges Radio.

Spanish air controllers strike causes several delays at Barcelona
Spain

Spanish air controllers strike causes several delays at Barcelona

A 12-hour strike by Spanish air traffic controllers on Saturday caused delays to some flights, especially in an out of Barcelona airport, an air traffic management spokesman said.

The rebirth of Catalan: how a once-banned language is thriving
Spain

The rebirth of Catalan: how a once-banned language is thriving

The Catalan language is a key marker of identity in a region where the debate on independence is raging. Irene Boada, a lecturer in Spanish and Catalan, at Queen's University Belfast, explores its troubled history.

Israeli designer sparks a riot of colour in Milan
Italy

Israeli designer sparks a riot of colour in Milan

Up-and-coming Israeli designer Daizy Shely says she makes clothes for women like her who believe that fashion should make you dream.

Poll: Merkel’s popularity hit by refugee crisis
Germany

Poll: Merkel’s popularity hit by refugee crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's popularity at home has been hit by her policy of openness towards the wave of migrants coming in from Syria and elsewhere, according to an opinion poll published on Saturday.

One stabbed after ‘row’ on Stockholm bus
Sweden

One stabbed after ‘row’ on Stockholm bus

One person was stabbed in the shoulder after an argument on a city bus in Stockholm at noon on Saturday afternoon.

The radical left holds the key to Catalan independence vote
Spain

The radical left holds the key to Catalan independence vote

A radical left-wing group in Catalonia was preparing Saturday to act as kingmaker in an election that nationalists hope will set the region on the road to independence from Spain.

‘Far-right stoking fears of ‘invasion’ by migrants’
France

‘Far-right stoking fears of ‘invasion’ by migrants’

The far right in Europe is making capital from the hundreds of thousands of migrants pushing into the continent and hopes to turn fears it has helped to fuel talk of an "invasion" into electoral success, according to a French expert.

Ex-wife’s revenge on alleged bigamist
Austria

Ex-wife’s revenge on alleged bigamist

A Viennese man who got married to his girlfriend in Las Vegas "on a whim" regretted his actions 11 years later when his former wife took him to court on charges of bigamy.

Germany’s Florian Reus wins Spartathlon
Germany

Germany’s Florian Reus wins Spartathlon

German runner Florian Reus won the historic 245.3km Spartathlon race on Saturday for the first time, clocking 23 hours, 17 minutes and 31 seconds.

Danish cancer survival among worst in Europe
Denmark

Danish cancer survival among worst in Europe

A new study presented in Vienna on Saturday shows that Danes still have among the worst cancer survival rates in all of Europe and lag far behind the rest of the Nordics.

Switzerland suspends sales of VW models

Switzerland suspends sales of VW models

Swiss authorities said on Friday they had temporarily banned the sale of new Volkswagen brand diesel-engine models potentially equipped with software capable of tricking environmental tests.

Swedish man sues in ‘elk murder mystery’
Sweden

Swedish man sues in ‘elk murder mystery’

A man from southern Sweden, who was accused of murdering his wife, is suing for damages after it was established that she was in fact killed by an elk.

Austrian taxi drivers drive a hard bargain
Austria

Austrian taxi drivers drive a hard bargain

The flood of migrants may be causing a strain elsewhere in Europe, but taxi driver Mohammed, who earns as much as 450 euros ($500) a day driving refugees from the border to Vienna, is a happy man.