Lamp-post crash kills five and injures two
Switzerland

Lamp-post crash kills five and injures two

A police investigation remains under way into a single-car crash in the canton of Aargau that left five men dead, aged from 23 to 39, and two women seriously injured at the weekend.

Dane’s vintage car collection nets millions
Denmark

Dane’s vintage car collection nets millions

A Dane's collection of 48 classic cars brought in well over 100 million kroner in a weekend auction described as one of the largest ever of its kind.

‘Interim chief should replace Blatter’: lawyer
Switzerland

‘Interim chief should replace Blatter’: lawyer

Fifa should appoint an interim leader to replace embattled president Sepp Blatter to make reforms and steer the Zurich-based world football body out of its massive corruption scandal, a former Fifa reform chief said Sunday.

SVP sees support swell ahead of Swiss election
Switzerland

SVP sees support swell ahead of Swiss election

The populist right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) has seen its support swell ahead of parliamentary elections in Switzerland next month amid fears over the effects of Europe's migration crisis, a survey showed on Sunday.

Catalan regional election results: Independence parties claim victory
Spain

Catalan regional election results: Independence parties claim victory

Pro-separatist parties won the most seats in parliament despite failing to secure 50 percent of the vote in an election on independence that saw the biggest turnout in history.

Regional elections see seismic shift to Blue
Austria

Regional elections see seismic shift to Blue

This weekend's state elections in Upper Austria have seen a significant drop in support for the coalition-ruling Christian Democrats (ÖVP), with an almost doubling of seats for the Freedom Party.

German far-right ‘moving against migrants’
Germany

German far-right ‘moving against migrants’

Germany's domestic intelligence chief warned Sunday of a radicalisation of right-wing groups amid a record influx of migrants, as xenophobic rallies and clashes shook several towns at the weekend.

French attacks on Isis ‘only symbolic’
France

French attacks on Isis ‘only symbolic’

French air strikes launched against Islamic State jihadists in Syria on Sunday may win Paris political capital, but are unlikely to yield serious military gains or stop terrorist attacks, analysts say.

Kipchoge wins Berlin marathon but no record
Germany

Kipchoge wins Berlin marathon but no record

Eliud Kipchoge failed in his bid to set a third straight world record at the Berlin marathon on Sunday after winning in an unofficial time of two hours, 04.01 minutes.

VW ‘ignored warnings on ‘illegal’ cheat software’
Germany

VW ‘ignored warnings on ‘illegal’ cheat software’

Volkswagen ignored warnings from staff and a supplier years ago that the emission test rigging software that sparked the company's worst ever corporate scandal was illegal, news reports said on Sunday

More Swedes ‘want increase in refugees’
Sweden

More Swedes ‘want increase in refugees’

44 percent of respondents in an opinion poll undertaken by Ipsos for Sunday's edition of Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, believe that Sweden should take more refugees - an increase of 18 percentage points since February.

Stories of the lost in escaping from Syria
Austria

Stories of the lost in escaping from Syria

His eyes crinkle as he smiles softly at the camera, a trim white moustache contrasting with his tanned, weathered skin, the top button of his striped shirt casually undone.

Another German minister hit by plagiarism row
Germany

Another German minister hit by plagiarism row

Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has fiercely rejected allegations made on Saturday in media reports that she plagiarised portions of her doctoral thesis, a charge that has already brought down other high-level German leaders.

France carries out first air strikes on Isis in Syria
France

France carries out first air strikes on Isis in Syria

France said Sunday it had carried out its first air strikes against Islamic State extremists in Syria, on the eve of a UN gathering of world leaders where the Syrian war will be at the centre of the debate.

Four stabbed in night of violence in Norrköping
Sweden

Four stabbed in night of violence in Norrköping

Four people, including two security guards, were stabbed during two bar brawls in the southern Swedish city of Norrköping on Saturday night.

EU intends to tighten auto emission tests
Germany

EU intends to tighten auto emission tests

The EU has decided to change its diesel car emission tests to prevent the sort of rigging used by German auto giant Volkswagen after discrepancies in the results, EU sources said.

Pope ends historic US tour in Philadelphia
Italy

Pope ends historic US tour in Philadelphia

Pope Francis wraps up a six-day historic tour of the United States on Sunday, having electrified Americans with a message of respecting immigrants, protecting the environment and sharing wealth.

Catalans go to the polls in de facto referendum on independence
Spain

Catalans go to the polls in de facto referendum on independence

Polls opened on Sunday in a regional election in Catalonia seen as the most important in Spain's recent history, with separatists tipped to win.

Netherlands seek Swiss help on tax dodgers
Switzerland

Netherlands seek Swiss help on tax dodgers

The Netherlands have requested information on a large number of Swiss bank accounts held by residents of its country in connection with a tax probe, Swiss authorities confirmed at the weekend.

Swedish PM shares New York stage with Beyoncé
Sweden

Swedish PM shares New York stage with Beyoncé

Stefan Löfven, the Swedish prime minister, gave a short speech on Saturday night at the Global Citizen festival in Central Park in New York, before being followed on stage by US pop star Beyoncé.

Train of Hope helps refugee arrivals
Austria

Train of Hope helps refugee arrivals

One of several groups that formed to help refugees arriving in Austria from Syria and other countries is the Train of Hope. The Local spoke to Katrin Bernreiter, to learn what motivated the group.

Danish Mohammed cartoonist has no regrets
Denmark

Danish Mohammed cartoonist has no regrets

Ten years after a Danish newspaper triggered deadly protests by publishing 12 cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, the man behind the most infamous drawing says he feels anger but no regret.