Obesity turns into ‘exploding nightmare’: WHO report
Switzerland

Obesity turns into ‘exploding nightmare’: WHO report

Childhood obesity has reached alarming rates globally and become an "exploding nightmare" in developing countries, a commission for the Geneva-based World Health Organization says.

Geneva authorities back art museum expansion
Switzerland

Geneva authorities back art museum expansion

Ahead of a public vote on the project, Geneva authorities are backing a contentious plan to renovate and expand one of Switzerland's most important museums.

France to isolate terrorists in special prison wings
France

France to isolate terrorists in special prison wings

France is targeting prisons and schools in its fight against radicalization.

PSA: Germany dropping old-style bank details
Germany

PSA: Germany dropping old-style bank details

On Feburary 1st, bank customers' old-style bank account numbers and routing numbers will no longer be valid – but authorities fear that many people are unaware of the change.

Five top tips for staying safe on the ice in Sweden
Sweden

Five top tips for staying safe on the ice in Sweden

A cold snap in Sweden has created perfect skating conditions this winter. But how can you make sure you stay safe on the ice?

Banksy calls out use of teargas in Calais camp
France

Banksy calls out use of teargas in Calais camp

Street artist Banksy has come up with a new way to get people's attentions about the horrors of the Calais migrant camp.

Islamists and neo-Nazis ‘more prepared for violence’
Germany

Islamists and neo-Nazis ‘more prepared for violence’

Both far-right extremists and Islamist radicals are growing in numbers, according to two separate media reports on Monday.

Family mourn worker, 22, killed at refugee centre
Sweden

Family mourn worker, 22, killed at refugee centre

UPDATED: Relatives of a woman stabbed at a refugee centre have described their shock, as police hold a 15-year-old suspect.

Olé? Bullfighter takes five-month-old baby into the ring
Spain

Olé? Bullfighter takes five-month-old baby into the ring

One of Spain's most celebrated bullfighters has come under fire after posting a photograph of himself fighting a bull while holding his infant daughter.

Swedish dad found guilty of murdering daughter
Sweden

Swedish dad found guilty of murdering daughter

One of Sweden's most tragic murder trials has come to an end.

Roskilde Festival adds 21 new names to line-up
Denmark

Roskilde Festival adds 21 new names to line-up

A bevy of acts including a reunited LCD Soundsystem and Danish pop darling MØ were added to the 2016 Roskilde Festival line-up on Monday.

Italy council staff ‘skived work to go shopping and hunting’
Italy

Italy council staff ‘skived work to go shopping and hunting’

This is the latest in a series of stings against work-shy public sector staff.

Cop leaps from window after being caught drunk driving
Germany

Cop leaps from window after being caught drunk driving

One bad move after another eventually left the policeman in hospital - and probably cost him his job.

Progress: Norway should take refugees’ valuables
Norway

Progress: Norway should take refugees’ valuables

A call from within the Progress Party to confiscate valuable from refugees gets compared to Nazi Germany.

Merkel to open Holocaust art exhibit in Berlin
Germany

Merkel to open Holocaust art exhibit in Berlin

Chancellor Angela Merkel will open Monday the exhibition "The Art of the Holocaust", featuring works created by concentration camp prisoners, as the German leader pledged to combat the threat of rising anti-Semitism.

Watch: Moment south Spain struck by 6.3 magnitude quake
Spain

Watch: Moment south Spain struck by 6.3 magnitude quake

The moment an earthquake shook southern Spain was caught on camera.

Pegida and right-wing groups plan march in Graz
Austria

Pegida and right-wing groups plan march in Graz

Germany’s anti-Islam Pegida movement and right-wing groups are planning to hold “mass demonstrations against Islamization” in several European cities on February 6th, including the Austrian city of Graz organizers say.

Madrid metro sparks row with free passes for transsexuals
Spain

Madrid metro sparks row with free passes for transsexuals

The aim of the move is to "encourage their integration" into society in the Spanish capital.

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster comes to Denmark
Denmark

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster comes to Denmark

Pastafarians, rejoice and prepare to visit the great beer volcano in the sky!

Foreign buyers shun French property market
France

Foreign buyers shun French property market

Foreigners are buying fewer houses in France than they used to even though the financial conditions are extremely favourable.

Here’s why the Pope is coming to Sweden
Sweden

Here’s why the Pope is coming to Sweden

UPDATED: Secular Sweden has not had a visit from a Pope in almost three decades. But that's about to change.

Man almost strangled on ski lift by daughter’s harness
Austria

Man almost strangled on ski lift by daughter’s harness

The 42-year-old Austrian man is in an artificial coma after getting caught on a ski lift and being dragged ten metres through the air by the neck.

Police collar robber who threatened bank with bomb
Germany

Police collar robber who threatened bank with bomb

Frankfurt police have captured a robber who threatened to detonate a bomb inside a bank in the German financial capital on Monday morning.

Parents arrested after 10-year-old caught driving family car
Spain

Parents arrested after 10-year-old caught driving family car

Are these the most irresponsible parents ever?

Here’s what Italians think of the gay unions bill
Italy

Here’s what Italians think of the gay unions bill

"Italy is absolutely backwards when it comes to civil rights," say some.

France: Strikes set to bring travel misery
France

France: Strikes set to bring travel misery

Tuesday might just be a good day to stay at home in France.

KFC set to open new Swiss restaurants
Switzerland

KFC set to open new Swiss restaurants

American fast food chain KFC is looking to cash in on the growing Swiss appetite for chicken.

What the devil! Sparks fly at Spain’s most explosive fiesta
Spain

What the devil! Sparks fly at Spain’s most explosive fiesta

This crazy festival involves people dressed as demons throwing fireworks into a crowd of onlookers...

Two skiers die in head-on collision in German Alps
Germany

Two skiers die in head-on collision in German Alps

An extremely rare tragedy took place on the slopes of a German ski resort of Sunday, when two skiers crashed into one another and died.

Austria urges Greece to bolster sea border
Austria

Austria urges Greece to bolster sea border

"It is a myth that the Greek-Turkish border cannot be protected. The Greek navy has enough capacities to secure this border."

Protesting French farmers block roads in western France
France

Protesting French farmers block roads in western France

Road blocks were set up in parts of western France on Monday as beleaguered French farmers protested.

‘Swede’ held after mid-air drama on plane to Europe
Sweden

‘Swede’ held after mid-air drama on plane to Europe

Welcome to the mother of all horror flights.

Stomach flu epidemic ‘set to worsen’ in France
France

Stomach flu epidemic ‘set to worsen’ in France

France is already in the middle of an acute stomach flu epidemic, which experts have predicted will get worse.

Italy senator says Sir Elton ‘vile’ for surrogate mum use
Italy

Italy senator says Sir Elton ‘vile’ for surrogate mum use

The insult comes days before an Italian government vote on civil unions.

This 111-year-old Spaniard is world’s oldest man… or is he?
Spain

This 111-year-old Spaniard is world’s oldest man… or is he?

He was ten-years-old at the outbreak of the First World War, has never broken a bone and claims yoghurt keeps him young.

‘Merkel should be ready to flee to South America’: AfD leader
Germany

‘Merkel should be ready to flee to South America’: AfD leader

Wild imaginings from a representative of Alternative for Germany (AfD) drowned out attempts to debate an upper limit on refugee arrivals on Sunday's Anne Will political talk show.

This enormous catch broke an ice fishing record in Lapland
Sweden

This enormous catch broke an ice fishing record in Lapland

A Latvian man brave enough to fish in -24C has become the talk of a small Swedish town in Lapland.

Raonic fights off Wawrinka comeback bid
Switzerland

Raonic fights off Wawrinka comeback bid

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka failed to overcome Canadian Milos Raonic despite a comeback, losing in five sets on Monday to bow out of the tournament he won in 2014.

Swimming pool withdraws ‘immigrant ban’
Austria

Swimming pool withdraws ‘immigrant ban’

A notice went up last week announcing that “people with a migration background” would not be allowed into the pool unless accompanied by an “appropriate escort”.

Norway’s Svindal out for season after crash
Norway

Norway’s Svindal out for season after crash

Just one day after cruising to victory in the super-G, Aksel Lund Svindal has his season ended.

Brit expat held for strangling wife in ‘sex game gone wrong’
Spain

Brit expat held for strangling wife in ‘sex game gone wrong’

A British man has been arrested in Mallorca after confessing to strangling his wife with a telephone cord during what he claims was a ‘sex game gone wrong’.

Footballer axed for flashing privates at female employee
Germany

Footballer axed for flashing privates at female employee

A footballer for FC Paderborn has got himself in all sorts of trouble after getting his tackle out in public.

France ‘foiled attack on second concert hall’
France

France ‘foiled attack on second concert hall’

Jihadists planned to attack a second concert hall in France as well as a "mass killing" on the streets, a minister said.

Luxury hotel conversion ‘teeters near bankruptcy’
Switzerland

Luxury hotel conversion ‘teeters near bankruptcy’

One of Switzerland's most luxurious real estate projects has ground to a halt four years after it was supposed to be finished with building contractors claiming unpaid bills.

Italy bound plane re-routed after turbulence injures seven
Italy

Italy bound plane re-routed after turbulence injures seven

The Milan-bound flight was carrying 192 passengers.

‘I was going to Turkey to pray’, suspected jihadist tells police
Italy

‘I was going to Turkey to pray’, suspected jihadist tells police

The arrest comes after the man was refused entry into Turkey over fears he was "public safety" risk.

Ten percent of Germans own over half of country’s wealth
Germany

Ten percent of Germans own over half of country’s wealth

Social inequality is on the rise as the richest ten percent of Germans have increased their share of the country’s wealth, new figures show.

Asylum seekers leave Norway over ‘unrealistic perceptions’
Norway

Asylum seekers leave Norway over ‘unrealistic perceptions’

"Unrealistic" expectations led hundreds of asylum seekers to voluntarily withdraw their applications.

Strong earthquake hits Med between Morocco and Spain
Spain

Strong earthquake hits Med between Morocco and Spain

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck early on Monday in the Mediterranean causing cracks in facades and some balconies to collapse in Melilla.

Rural Germany an ‘integration laboratory’ for refugees
Germany

Rural Germany an ‘integration laboratory’ for refugees

Could small towns and villages hold the key to socially integrating a mass influx of refugees?

This thief in Denmark doesn’t understand how ice works
Denmark

This thief in Denmark doesn’t understand how ice works

A criminal’s brilliant plan to get rid of evidence wasn’t nearly as smart as imagined.

700 Eurostar passengers have nightmare journey to Paris
France

700 Eurostar passengers have nightmare journey to Paris

Getting to the City of Light is not always a smooth ride as 700 Eurostar passengers found out on Sunday night.

Italy looks to Iran to revive economy after trade slump
Italy

Italy looks to Iran to revive economy after trade slump

Some 500 Italian entrepreneurs are expected to attend an economic forum on Tuesday.

France vows order in Calais after refugees storm ferry
France

France vows order in Calais after refugees storm ferry

Is France doing enough to maintain order in Calais as refugees manage to storm a ferry in the port town?

Swedish doctor on trial for raping woman kept in bunker
Sweden

Swedish doctor on trial for raping woman kept in bunker

UPDATED: The first day of Sweden's gruesome bunker trial has ended. Here's what happened.

Isis releases video of Paris attackers and threatens UK
France

Isis releases video of Paris attackers and threatens UK

A new propaganda video from Isis purports to show the same men who attacked Paris being filmed in Syria and Iraq. The clip also contains a message for the UK.

‘If you have an idea, go for it and just do it’
Sweden

‘If you have an idea, go for it and just do it’

Pramodini Makehelwala Senevirathne from Sri Lanka is the founder and co-owner of Bloqmode, a company renting out the latest fashion pieces at affordable prices.

Swedish schools shut after app death threats
Sweden

Swedish schools shut after app death threats

UPDATED: The University of Örebro in central Sweden as well as a number of schools closed on Monday following threats made via a popular teens app.

Terror suspects tied to VAT scam in Denmark
Denmark

Terror suspects tied to VAT scam in Denmark

Scams involving the sale of soft drinks and chocolate may have financed terror.