Speeding vehicle slams into three cop cars
Switzerland

Speeding vehicle slams into three cop cars

A speeding motorist crashed into five vehicles, including three police patrol cars, after leading officers on a high-speed chase and ignoring several warnings to stop, Bern cantonal police said on Sunday.

Danes donate record amount to Red Cross
Denmark

Danes donate record amount to Red Cross

With 8,000 more people volunteering to go door-to-door, the Red Cross collected a record amount of money to help the world's neediest people.

EU and Turkey ‘agree plan to ease refugee flow’

EU and Turkey ‘agree plan to ease refugee flow’

The European Union and Turkey have agreed in principle to a plan of action to help ease the flow of migrants into the bloc, a German newspaper reported on Sunday.

Oktoberfest crowds fall due to border controls
Germany

Oktoberfest crowds fall due to border controls

Attendance slipped at the world's biggest beer party, the annual Oktoberfest in Germany, as border controls imposed to stem the flow of refugees complicated rail travel, organisers said on Sunday.

Italian Lourdes pilgrims trapped by storm
Italy

Italian Lourdes pilgrims trapped by storm

Hundreds of Italian pilgrims returning by train from the French shrine of Lourdes were trapped overnight by violent storms, rail authorities said on Sunday.

300 Swedes have left to fight in Middle East
Sweden

300 Swedes have left to fight in Middle East

According to Säpo, the Swedish security service, 300 Swedes have joined extremist terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq over the last three years.

Merkel: VW scandal won’t ruin Germany’s image
Germany

Merkel: VW scandal won’t ruin Germany’s image

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said the emissions scandal that has hit car giant Volkswagen was "dramatic" but would not inflict lasting damage to Germany's reputation.

Ten suspected Isis recruiters held after raids in Spain and Morocco
Spain

Ten suspected Isis recruiters held after raids in Spain and Morocco

Police have arrested 10 people in Spain and Morocco for allegedly recruiting and indoctrinating fighters for the Islamic State (Isis) group, the Spanish interior ministry announced on Sunday.

Swedish politician attacked by ‘cute’ weasel
Sweden

Swedish politician attacked by ‘cute’ weasel

Moderate Party councillor, Annika Tännström, was out jogging on Friday just outside Kungälv, north of Gothenburg, when she was attacked by a weasel.

Gay row overshadows Catholic Church synod
Italy

Gay row overshadows Catholic Church synod

A gathering of bishops intended to reshape Catholic teaching on the family kicks off Sunday against a backdrop of controversy over the thorny and divisive issue of homosexuality.

87 refugees charge border to make Spanish territory from Morocco
Spain

87 refugees charge border to make Spanish territory from Morocco

Thirteen people were hurt Saturday when hundreds of African migrants charged at the border between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta, and 87 made it across, authorities said.

16 dead as horror storms ravage French Riviera
France

16 dead as horror storms ravage French Riviera

UPDATED: At least 16 people were killed in violent storms and flooding that struck the chic French Riviera overnight, with three people still missing, President François Hollande said on Sunday.

Top Norway billionaire comes out as gay
Norway

Top Norway billionaire comes out as gay

Norway’s second richest billionaire, supermarket tycoon Stein Erik Hagen, has come out as gay, outing himself in front of more than two million viewers on Norway’s leading chat show.