UK woman ‘used fake card for luxury watch’
Switzerland

UK woman ‘used fake card for luxury watch’

A 40-year-old British woman was arrested in Geneva after using a phoney credit card in a bid to buy a 21,000-franc watch from a jewellery shop, police said on Sunday.

Brits drive 25 km wrong way down A9 motorway
Austria

Brits drive 25 km wrong way down A9 motorway

Two British drivers drove 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) the wrong way down an Austrian motorway including a 10-kilometre tunnel before being stopped, police said on Sunday.

SPÖ clear winner in Vienna election
Austria

SPÖ clear winner in Vienna election

The centre-left SPÖ has won the Vienna state election but the far-right Freedom Party has made significant gains and recorded its best ever result in the capital.

Liberals: ‘Throw out the Greens and we’ll talk’
Sweden

Liberals: ‘Throw out the Greens and we’ll talk’

Liberal Party leader, Jan Björklund, has suggested that the opposition Alliance parties in Sweden might be prepared to collaborate with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven’s ruling Social Democrats if he ejects the Green party, from his coalition.

Fired Polish priest: ‘no gay lobby in Vatican’
Italy

Fired Polish priest: ‘no gay lobby in Vatican’

A high-ranking Polish priest who was fired after coming out as gay before the Vatican's key synod on the family said on Sunday that there was no "gay lobby" in the Church.

German defence minister defends claims on CV
Germany

German defence minister defends claims on CV

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has defended claims on her CV of stints at Stanford University, after a report that the prestigious US institution called them into question.

Sweden’s Prince Nicolas baptised in ceremony
Sweden

Sweden’s Prince Nicolas baptised in ceremony

The newborn son of Sweden's Princess Madeleine and New York banker Christopher O'Neill has been baptised near Stockholm.

Corsica: From ‘Isle of Beauty’ to ‘Isle of Trash’
France

Corsica: From ‘Isle of Beauty’ to ‘Isle of Trash’

The rubbish crisis has has got so bad in Corsica that the government has been forced to call for action. Foreign tourists are part of the problem.

CDU’s support hit by Germany’s refugee influx
Germany

CDU’s support hit by Germany’s refugee influx

Backing for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has fallen to its lowest point in two years, a survey published on Sunday showed, as dissatisfaction over a record refugee influx spreads.

Spanish party Ciudadanos strives to occupy the political centre
Spain

Spanish party Ciudadanos strives to occupy the political centre

Spanish party Ciudadanos has no seats in the national parliament, but that could change dramatically in December's general election as recent polls indicate an upswing in support.

Fifa’s Blatter: ‘They can’t destroy my life’s work’
Switzerland

Fifa’s Blatter: ‘They can’t destroy my life’s work’

Fifa’s Sepp Blatter, who is appealing a 90-day suspension from the scandal-tainted world football body, said on Sunday that he would fight to defend his reputation.

After escaping war, refugees enjoy Paris
France

After escaping war, refugees enjoy Paris

Taking selfies and bursting into song, 200 Syrian, Iraqi and Kurdish refugees on Saturday visited some of Paris's most popular sights thanks to a non-profit organisation named Secours Populaire.

Oslo Uni’s ‘elements attract’ video goes viral
Norway

Oslo Uni’s ‘elements attract’ video goes viral

An Oslo University video teaching chemical reactions through showing the 'elements' trying to hook up at party has gone viral -- and rightly so, because it's brilliant.

Italy cruise into Euro 2016 football finals
Italy

Italy cruise into Euro 2016 football finals

Italy secured qualification to Euro 2016 with a game to spare on Saturday after a stirring 3-1 win away to Group H rivals Azerbaijan.

Thousands in Europe protest Ankara attacks

Thousands in Europe protest Ankara attacks

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Europe on Saturday to denounce the suspected double suicide attacks that killed at least 95 people during a peace rally in Ankara.