Refugee summit may mean ‘EU decomposition’
Austria

Refugee summit may mean ‘EU decomposition’

European Union and Balkan leaders faced a make-or-break summit Sunday on the deepening refugee crisis after three frontline states threatened to close their borders if their EU peers stopped accepting migrants.

‘I realised I was too Mediterranean to spend my entire life in Germany’
Spain

‘I realised I was too Mediterranean to spend my entire life in Germany’

In this week’s instalment of My Spanish Career we talk to Romina De Simone, an Italian teacher living in Madrid and the founder of Mucho Mas Que Idiomas about how language learning is changing.

Senior killed and four injured in hotel car crash
Switzerland

Senior killed and four injured in hotel car crash

A 71-year-old man was killed and four other people — including a wheelchair user and a ten-year-old girl — were injured when a car driven by a 58-year-old man drove into a hotel parking lot in the town of Charmey in the canton of Fribourg on Sunday.

Federer seeks seventh win in Basel tourney
Switzerland

Federer seeks seventh win in Basel tourney

Switzerland's Roger Federer will aim to profit from the public adoration of his hometown crowd as he bids for a seventh title at the Swiss Indoors starting on Monday.

Bishops check Pope as synod ends in stalemate
Italy

Bishops check Pope as synod ends in stalemate

Pope Francis on Sunday warned Catholic bishops against turning away from people who do not fit their "scheduled faith", a day after a divisive synod on the Church's attitude to sex, love and marriage ended in stalemate.

Three dead in Marseille shooting
France

Three dead in Marseille shooting

A young man and two teenagers were killed overnight on Sunday in a shoot-out in the southern French city of Marseille, known for its violent drug wars, a police source said.

Sweden enters high season for burglaries
Sweden

Sweden enters high season for burglaries

Autumn in Sweden is not only infamous for fewer daylight hours, it also brings an uptick in burglaries as thieves take advantage of the darkness. But there are a few things you can do to keep burglars from getting away with your possessions.

Officials called to parliament after fires
Sweden

Officials called to parliament after fires

The head of the Swedish Security Service, Säpo, and the national police commissioner have been called to appear before a parliamentary committee in the wake of a string of fires at refugee shelters.

Spanish workers celebrate victory over Coca-Cola factory closure
Spain

Spanish workers celebrate victory over Coca-Cola factory closure

To cheers and applause, 220 employees are celebrating their return to work at a Coca-Cola factory near Madrid after they blocked its closure in court, marking a rare legal victory for workers in Spain where one in five people are out of work.

Court convicts French euthanasia doctor
France

Court convicts French euthanasia doctor

A French appeal court on Saturday partially overturned the acquittal of a French emergency room doctor for the poisoning deaths of seven terminally ill patients, handing him a suspended two-year sentence.

Moment of silence for school attack victims
Sweden

Moment of silence for school attack victims

UPDATE: Hundreds gathered in Trollhättan on Sunday to observe a moment of silence at 2 pm to remember the victims of last week’s school attack there that took the lives of a student, a teaching assistant and the attacker himself.

The cheapest and fastest way to transfer money
Austria

The cheapest and fastest way to transfer money

Tired of massive sums disappearing every time you send money back home? Struggling to pay bills abroad through a foreign bank? There’s finally a way around outrageous bank fees on all your transfers.