Beauty queen in deadly fall in Tyrol
Austria

Beauty queen in deadly fall in Tyrol

Former Miss Austria Ena Kadic is in a critical condition after she fell down a mountain while jogging in her home state of Tyrol, police said on Sunday.

Swiss People’s Party on track for record seats
Switzerland

Swiss People’s Party on track for record seats

Switzerland's largest party, the populist rightwing Swiss People's Party, is set for record results in Sunday's parliamentary election, with media projecting it will take a third of seats in the lower house.

Biggest Swiss brewer to offer home deliveries
Switzerland

Biggest Swiss brewer to offer home deliveries

Facing stiff competition in its domestic market, Switzerland’s largest brewer is set to start delivering beer to customers through online orders later this month, a weekly newspaper reported on Sunday.

Over seven tonnes of cannabis seized in Paris
France

Over seven tonnes of cannabis seized in Paris

Customs officials seized more than seven tonnes of cannabis in three vehicles parked in an upmarket area of Paris, France's finance minister said on Sunday, in what is thought to be the biggest ever such haul in the capital.

Air France: Job cuts to go ahead in 2016
France

Air France: Job cuts to go ahead in 2016

Air France will go ahead and cut hundreds of jobs as planned next year under the first part of a restructuring plan that has triggered violent protests, the chief executive of Air France-KLM said on Sunday.

Pope canonises French parents of ‘little flower’

Pope canonises French parents of ‘little flower’

The parents of French saint Therese of Lisieux -- dubbed 'The Little Flower' -- were raised to sainthood too on Sunday, in a move Pope Francis hopes will underscore the importance of the family.

Swiss parliament tilts right over migration fears
Switzerland

Swiss parliament tilts right over migration fears

UPDATED: Initial Swiss election results and projections on Sunday showed the populist right significantly strengthening its already dominant position in parliament amid concerns over migration and asylum rules.

Moderates: ‘Grant local powers to ban begging’
Sweden

Moderates: ‘Grant local powers to ban begging’

The opposition Moderate Party, led by Anna Kinberg Batra, wants to let municipalities prohibit street begging. The party had already proposed a prohibition on organised begging in April, but tightened the requirement after a long debate at their autumn conference.

Police raid Volkswagen’s French headquarters

Police raid Volkswagen’s French headquarters

Police have raided Volkswagen's French headquarters over an investigation into the massive pollution-cheating scandal that has engulfed the German auto giant, a judicial source said Sunday.

Spanish women knit blankets of love for Syria’s displaced thousands
Spain

Spanish women knit blankets of love for Syria’s displaced thousands

Working at home or huddled together in cafés, women of all ages across Spain have furiously knitted hundreds of blankets to send to war-torn Syria before cold weather begins following an online appeal for help.

Germany’s Merkel in Turkey for refugee talks
Germany

Germany’s Merkel in Turkey for refugee talks

Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Turkey on Sunday to seek ways to resolve the migrant crisis, after Germany was shaken by a bloody knife attack on a pro-refugee politician.

France coach jeered after World Cup drubbing
France

France coach jeered after World Cup drubbing

French fans jeered coach Philippe Saint-Andre after his last match in charge on Saturday ended in a record breaking World Cup hammering by New Zealand.

French striker accuses ex-boss of racism
France

French striker accuses ex-boss of racism

Controversial former France international Nicolas Anelka accused his ex-boss Gerard Houllier of racism on Saturday, a charge the former Liverpool boss angrily denied.

Sweden draws Denmark in Euro 2016 play-off

Sweden draws Denmark in Euro 2016 play-off

Two huge matches between the Scandinavian rivals will decide who advances to the Euro 2016 football finals next year in France.

Three Swedish refugee centres hit by fires
Sweden

Three Swedish refugee centres hit by fires

An old school building in Onsala, south of Gothenburg, caught fire on Saturday evening. It was the third time in a week that prospective asylum accommodation has been badly damaged by a fire.

Kidnapped German ‘released in Afghanistan’
Germany

Kidnapped German ‘released in Afghanistan’

A female German aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in August has been released and is in good health, said German development organisation GIZ on Saturday.