30 migrants reach north African Spanish enclave from Morocco
Spain

30 migrants reach north African Spanish enclave from Morocco

Some 30 African migrants succeeded on Saturday in crossing a barbed wire fence into the Spanish enclave of Melilla in north Africa, authorities said.

Germany’s far-right rises amid refugee wave
Germany

Germany’s far-right rises amid refugee wave

Almost declared dead only months ago, Germany’s populist far-right is seeking a comeback amid a record wave of asylum-seekers, hoping to anchor itself in mainstream politics.

Kidnappers of Italian in Philippines identified
Italy

Kidnappers of Italian in Philippines identified

Police said on Saturday that they have identified a local criminal gang as behind the abduction of an an Italian restaurant owner and retired priest in the strife-torn southern Philippines.

Killers of French and Italian men sentenced

Killers of French and Italian men sentenced

A Madagascar court handed four men the maximum sentence on Friday of hard labour for life over the mob lynching in 2013 of two Europeans and a local man, who were beaten and then burned on a beach.

Big turn-out for Berlin anti-TTIP demonstration
Germany

Big turn-out for Berlin anti-TTIP demonstration

Hundreds of thousands of people rallied on Saturday in the German capital against the massive free-trade accord being negotiated by the European Union and the United States.

Migration minister: ‘speed up deportations’
Sweden

Migration minister: ‘speed up deportations’

Forced deportations of asylum seekers who have been refused entry to Sweden must be intensified, Swedish minister for migration, Morgan Johansson, told Swedish Radio on Saturday.

Most French ‘understand’ actions of strikers
France

Most French ‘understand’ actions of strikers

A majority of French people "understand" the behaviour of striking Air France workers who attacked two of the airline's managers this week, ripping their clothes, a poll to be published Sunday showed.

UEFA chief Platini to appeal FIFA ban
France

UEFA chief Platini to appeal FIFA ban

UEFA chief Michel Platini has appealed against a 90-day suspension imposed on him by world governing body FIFA as part of an ongoing corruption investigation, a close associate said on Saturday.

Maybe France isn’t quite doomed after all
France

Maybe France isn’t quite doomed after all

While many who saw images of an HR director fleeing staff were left thinking "same old France, nothing changes", the message from business leaders this week is actually one of hope. "The times are changing" they say.

Lawyers: ‘Blatter will appeal Fifa ban’
Switzerland

Lawyers: ‘Blatter will appeal Fifa ban’

Fifa president Sepp Blatter appealed against the 90-day ban that forced him out of office, his lawyers confirmed on Friday, as world football's scandal-tainted governing body headed into months of turmoil over how to find a new leader.

‘He’s back’: Hitler movie hits nerve in Germany
Germany

‘He’s back’: Hitler movie hits nerve in Germany

Imagine Hitler wakes up in today's Berlin, is mistaken for a hilarious impersonator of the Nazi leader and ends up a TV celebrity, widely cheered for voicing his demented worldview.