Serbian drug ring busted in Vienna
Austria

Serbian drug ring busted in Vienna

Vienna police announced this week that they have arrested 18 suspected members of a drug ring, along with the seizure of several kilograms of illicit drugs.

Polls show far-right draw even for Vienna vote
Austria

Polls show far-right draw even for Vienna vote

Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) has drawn nearly even with the ruling Social Democrats (SPÖ) in Vienna ahead of October 11 elections in the capital city state, according to a poll published Saturday.

Schengen shows cracks with Tunnel incursions

Schengen shows cracks with Tunnel incursions

More than 100 migrants stormed the Channel Tunnel early Saturday, penetrating a third of the way through and attacking staff in an incident that halted overnight traffic.

Massive rally shows support for refugees
Austria

Massive rally shows support for refugees

A rally in support of migrants fleeing the Syrian conflict and other hardships drew tens of thousands to Vienna on Saturday, organisers and police said.

Germany fetes unity with call for tolerance
Germany

Germany fetes unity with call for tolerance

Germany on Saturday celebrated 25 years since its joyful reunification, with its leaders urging the nation to muster the same strength and solidarity to face a record refugee influx.

Nordic states fret over migrant threat to borders
Denmark

Nordic states fret over migrant threat to borders

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said in Copenhagen on Saturday said she feared for Europe's borderless Schengen zone and urged countries to shore up their external frontiers in the face of the migrant crisis.

Franco’s victims call for official investigation into unsolved crimes
Spain

Franco’s victims call for official investigation into unsolved crimes

Victims of Spain's former dictatorship and their families on Saturday launched a campaign for a "truth commission" to shed light on unsolved crimes of the period.

Nordic states fret over migrant threat to borders

Nordic states fret over migrant threat to borders

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Saturday she feared for Europe’s borderless Schengen zone and urged countries to shore up their external frontiers in the face of the migrant crisis.

Clinton keen to see Kravitz’s Swedish split
Sweden

Clinton keen to see Kravitz’s Swedish split

When Lenny Kravitz's leather trousers split on stage in Stockholm in August to reveal his manhood, few might have imagined that the incident would eventually impinge on the US presidential campaign.

VW offers webpage to check on pollution scam
Germany

VW offers webpage to check on pollution scam

Scandal-hit Volkswagen on Friday opened a webpage for customers to check if their diesel vehicle is fitted with a device aimed at cheating pollution tests.

Daimler trials self-driving truck in Germany
Germany

Daimler trials self-driving truck in Germany

German automaker Daimler said it trialled a self-driving truck under real traffic conditions for the first time on Friday, on a motorway in southern Germany.

More refugee protests at Sweden-Finland border
Sweden

More refugee protests at Sweden-Finland border

Two demonstrations passed off peacefully just across the Swedish border in the Finnish town of Tornio on Saturday as 100 people marched in favour of open borders while 300 protested against more refugees being allowed into Finland.

Bag of stinky meat leads to French train scare
France

Bag of stinky meat leads to French train scare

A suspicious gas-like stench aboard a high-speed train led to the evacuation on Friday of some 250 people in France before bio-chemical experts traced it to a package of stinky fermenting meat in a passenger's bag.

Small is beautiful: short models wow Paris
France

Small is beautiful: short models wow Paris

Bucking the fashion show stereotype of tall, willowy models, Paris Fashion Week was treated Friday to a parade of women of restricted growth sashaying along the runway to great public applause.

Fifa sponsors: Blatter must go immediately
Switzerland

Fifa sponsors: Blatter must go immediately

After powerful Fifa sponsors demanded his immediate resignation, a key question surrounded Sepp Blatter on Saturday: can the scandal-tainted president of world football's governing body survive until his planned departure in February?

Swedish taxi drivers ‘ripping off refugees’
Sweden

Swedish taxi drivers ‘ripping off refugees’

An investigation by Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet has discovered that many Swedish taxi drivers are charging refugees up to 15 times more than the standard fare for some journeys.

Suspense mounts over Nazi gold train in Poland
Germany

Suspense mounts over Nazi gold train in Poland

The mystery surrounding a fabled Nazi gold train allegedly buried in southwestern Poland intensified Friday after a week of tests by an army unit including a bomb squad appeared to have produced no clues.

Rare Swatch watches to be auctioned in Geneva
Switzerland

Rare Swatch watches to be auctioned in Geneva

A rare collection of Swatch timepieces which traces the beginnings of the Swiss brand more than three decades ago will be auctioned in Geneva in November, Sotheby's said on Friday.

Channel Tunnel reopens after migrant intrusion
France

Channel Tunnel reopens after migrant intrusion

Traffic resumed through the Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France early Saturday several hours after being suspended when 113 migrants entered the French side of the tunnel complex, the company operating it told AFP.

How much for that Nobel in the window?
Norway

How much for that Nobel in the window?

No need to make peace in the Middle East, resolve one of science's great mysteries or pen a masterpiece: the easiest way to get yourself a Nobel prize may be to buy one.