‘Brotherhood of crime’ charged for Vatican leaks
Italy

‘Brotherhood of crime’ charged for Vatican leaks

The Vatican said Saturday it has charged five people over a damning leaks scandal at the heart of the Catholic Church, accusing the alleged ringleaders of forming a "brotherhood of crime".

Migrants storm fence at Spain’s north African enclave Melilla
Spain

Migrants storm fence at Spain’s north African enclave Melilla

Close to 100 migrants tried to storm the border fence from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Melilla on Saturday in a scramble that left one man seriously injured, authorities said.

Turkey seizes Paris attack suspect at border
France

Turkey seizes Paris attack suspect at border

Turkey has detained a Belgian citizen of Moroccan origin suspected of links to the Paris attacks and who was seeking to flee to Syria, a government official said Saturday.

Swedish king calls for ban on bathtubs
Sweden

Swedish king calls for ban on bathtubs

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has called for a ban on bathtubs to help cut emissions in an interview ahead of UN climate talks in Paris.

Sweden refugees sleep outside for second night
Sweden

Sweden refugees sleep outside for second night

The Swedish Migration Agency on Friday left newly arrived refugees to sleep outside in the cold for the second night running, although religious and civil organisations eventually stepped in.

Paris extends meeting ban to climate talks
France

Paris extends meeting ban to climate talks

Paris has extended a ban on public gatherings introduced after the terror attacks in the French capital until November 30, the start of UN climate talks, the city's police headquarters said Saturday.

French police free seven arrested in raid
France

French police free seven arrested in raid

French police on Saturday freed seven people arrested during a massive raid on an apartment housing the ringleader of the Paris attacks, prosecutors said.

90-year-old Swede fined for beating wife
Sweden

90-year-old Swede fined for beating wife

A 90-year-old man has been found guilty of assaulting his 88-year-old wife by a court in northern Sweden, although he was excused a prison sentence on account of his advanced age.

All roads lead to Preitenegg
Austria

All roads lead to Preitenegg

A software bug in a popular navigation system means that whenever an alternate route is suggested to avoid a traffic incident, it will be routed via Preitenegg from anywhere in Europe.

Doubts grow in Sweden over seized ‘terrorist’
Sweden

Doubts grow in Sweden over seized ‘terrorist’

Questions are growing in Sweden over the suspected ISIS terrorist arrested by Swedish police on Thursday, after his Facebook page showed no efforts to hide and he denied guilt in his first interrogation.

French ISIS resolution wins UN backing
France

French ISIS resolution wins UN backing

The UN Security Council on Friday backed France's resolution authorizing countries to "take all necessary measures" to fight the Islamic State group, in a unanimous vote a week after terror attacks in Paris.

False bomb scares ‘will be prosecuted’: PM
Italy

False bomb scares ‘will be prosecuted’: PM

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned on Friday that terrorism scaremongers could face prosecution as Italy was hit by a wave of false bomb alerts and social media rumours over imminent attacks.

Pope ‘scared’ of neurotic priests
Italy

Pope ‘scared’ of neurotic priests

Pope Francis on Friday admitted that he himself was "scared" of some of the neurotic and unstable people who became Catholic priests. "I keep away from them. They bite!" he said.

German World Cup boss: ‘There was no money’
Germany

German World Cup boss: ‘There was no money’

German football legend Franz Beckenbauer denied on Friday that Germany had bought the right to stage the 2006 World Cup. "The accusations are false, there was no money," he said.

Top Merkel ally calls for asylum cap
Germany

Top Merkel ally calls for asylum cap

German Chancellor Angela Merkel came under fire on Friday for her welcoming refugee policy from her powerful Bavarian coalition ally, who demanded she cap arrivals "in the national interest".