Teen skier dies from head injuries in Alps
Switzerland

Teen skier dies from head injuries in Alps

An 18-year-old woman died after suffering serious head injuries while skiing at the Melchsee-Frutt mountain resort in the canton of Obwalden, police said on Sunday.

French Alps avalanche kills two climbers
France

French Alps avalanche kills two climbers

Two Lithuanian mountain climbers were killed in an avalanche in the French Alps on Sunday, the country's paramilitary police said.

Federer’s new coach shocks Djokovic
Switzerland

Federer’s new coach shocks Djokovic

World number one Novak Djokovic admitted on Sunday that it will be bizarre to see his friend Ivan Ljubicic helping coach one of his greatest rivals, Roger Federer, this season.

Catalan separatist leader Artur Mas unable to form government
Spain

Catalan separatist leader Artur Mas unable to form government

A far-left Catalan separatist party has decided not to back a new regional government led by outgoing president Artur Mas, putting the region on course for fresh elections.

France and Germany decry Saudi executions

France and Germany decry Saudi executions

France and Germany on Sunday condemned Saudi Arabia’s execution of 47 prisoners, including a Shiite cleric, and voiced concerns about growing tensions in the Middle East following riots in Shiite-dominated Iran.

Italy in shock over spate of childbirth deaths
Italy

Italy in shock over spate of childbirth deaths

Italy's health minister has ordered a series of investigations after five women died in childbirth in seven days, shocking a nation with one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world.

UN berates Sweden for new identity checks
Sweden

UN berates Sweden for new identity checks

UPDATED: Sweden’s controversial ID checks may have serious consequences for refugees throughout Europe, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

1970s French singer Delpech dies aged 69
France

1970s French singer Delpech dies aged 69

French singer Michel Delpech, whose songs "Chez Laurette" and "Quand j'etais chanteur" helped capture the mood of the 1960s and 1970s, died on Saturday. He was 69.

Wolf hunting starts in parts of central Sweden
Sweden

Wolf hunting starts in parts of central Sweden

Hunters in central Sweden killed a wolf on Saturday as they began an authorized cull of the predators that has been clouded by legal uncertainty.

France attacker wanted to become a ‘martyr’
France

France attacker wanted to become a ‘martyr’

A 29-year-old man who tried to run down soldiers guarding a French mosque said he wanted to kill them and be killed himself “to appear like a martyr,” a prosecutor said on Saturday.

Former Ivory Coast player found dead
Germany

Former Ivory Coast player found dead

The body of former Ivory Coast international Steve Gohouri has been found in the Rhine, German police said on Saturday three weeks after he was reported missing.

Swedish municipalities ‘can take more refugees’
Sweden

Swedish municipalities ‘can take more refugees’

Most Swedish municipalities could accept more refugees if the distribution system was fairer, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) has told Swedish public broadcaster, SVT.