‘Snowzilla’ hits SAS flights from Scandinavia

‘Snowzilla’ hits SAS flights from Scandinavia

Scandinavian airline, SAS, cancelled its flights from Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo to the US east coast on Saturday because of a heavy snowstorm, Storm Jonas, nicknamed Snowzilla by the American press.

North Africans the target of fury after Cologne assaults
Germany

North Africans the target of fury after Cologne assaults

Even 73-year-old retiree Edris says he has not been spared suspicious questions from Germans after a rash of sex assaults in Cologne blamed on North Africans.

Paris bomber’s brother among jihadists to be tried in France
France

Paris bomber’s brother among jihadists to be tried in France

Seven young men from eastern France, including the brother of one of the jihadists behind the deadly Paris attacks, will face trial for going to Syria to fight in 2013, a judicial source told AFP on Friday.

Italy battle over gay civil unions heads for the streets
Italy

Italy battle over gay civil unions heads for the streets

Italy's battle over legalising same-sex civil unions is about to get heated, with supporters and opponents ready to take to the streets as lawmakers address the deeply divisive issue.

Aussie Open cakewalk takes Swiss Stan to 400 career wins
Switzerland

Aussie Open cakewalk takes Swiss Stan to 400 career wins

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka and his magnificent backhand rolled into the Australian Open fourth round after a straight-sets victory over Lukas Rosol on Saturday — his 400th win on tour.

20 years for Paris nanny who murdered employers
France

20 years for Paris nanny who murdered employers

A Chinese nanny has been jailed for 20 years by a Paris court for murdering and chopping up her employers after their two-month-old baby died in her care.

‘Watch out for Podemos,’ Rajoy warns Socialists
Spain

‘Watch out for Podemos,’ Rajoy warns Socialists

Outgoing conservative Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy today warned the Socialists they risked giving hard left group Podemos the whip hand in a new government coalition.

France plans renewal of state of emergency
France

France plans renewal of state of emergency

French President François Hollande is to ask parliament to extend the state of emergency imposed following the November Paris attacks for three months, one of France's party leaders said Friday.

Austria mulls expulsion of Greece from Schengen
Austria

Austria mulls expulsion of Greece from Schengen

Greece faced fresh pressure Saturday on its handling of the migrant crisis after Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner warned that Athens faced "temporary exclusion" from the EU's passport-free Schengen zone.

Scientists urge Davos to ‘stop the killer robots’
Switzerland

Scientists urge Davos to ‘stop the killer robots’

The world must act quickly to avert a future in which autonomous robots with artificial intelligence roam the battlefields killing humans, scientists and arms experts warned the Davos forum.

Stockholm first city to get mobile 5G network in 2018
Sweden

Stockholm first city to get mobile 5G network in 2018

Swedish-Finnish telecom operator TeliaSonera and Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson, have announced that Stockholm and Tallinn in Estonia will be the first cities to have new wireless mobile technology, 5G, rolled out in 2018.

Syrian arrested in Germany over UN kidnapping
Germany

Syrian arrested in Germany over UN kidnapping

A Syrian suspected of being among jihadists who kidnapped a UN peacekeeper in Damascus in 2013 has been arrested over the "war crime", Germany's federal prosecutor said Friday.

Bite-sized dish given ultimate honour with World Tapas Day
Spain

Bite-sized dish given ultimate honour with World Tapas Day

Spain has declared an official World Tapas Day in a bid to spread the word about its tasty bite-size cuisine.

‘I do not have support to govern’: Spain’s Rajoy
Spain

‘I do not have support to govern’: Spain’s Rajoy

Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday abandoned attempts to form a government due to lack of support in parliament, a statement issued by the royal palace said, a month after inconclusive elections.

Nowotny: Eurozone risks negative inflation
Austria

Nowotny: Eurozone risks negative inflation

Plunging oil prices could push eurozone inflation into negative territory during "some months" in the first half of 2016, European Central Bank (ECB) board member Ewald Nowotny said on Friday.