Top Swiss chef commits suicide in Vaud village
Switzerland

Top Swiss chef commits suicide in Vaud village

The gastronomic world is in a state of shock after one of Switzerland's top chefs committed suicide.

Swiss proposals for Winter Olympics multiply
Switzerland

Swiss proposals for Winter Olympics multiply

Yet another bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics has emerged from Swiss organizers.

Bern struggling to free Swiss kidnapped again in Mali
Switzerland

Bern struggling to free Swiss kidnapped again in Mali

Switzerland is struggling to resolve the case of a Swiss woman kidnapped for a second time by jihadists in Mali, Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Burkhalter says.

Swiss surgeons split youngest Siamese twins
Switzerland

Swiss surgeons split youngest Siamese twins

"We were prepared for the death of both babies, it was so extreme," said surgeon who led procedure.

Italian arrested for use of bidet as deadly weapon
Italy

Italian arrested for use of bidet as deadly weapon

The man has been charged with attempted murder.

Isis in Libya is ‘major risk to Europe’, says French minister
France

Isis in Libya is ‘major risk to Europe’, says French minister

Islamic State territory is now only 350km from the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Video captures tension in Swedish asylum home
Sweden

Video captures tension in Swedish asylum home

A worker in a home for unaccompanied refugee children has been reported to Sweden’s social services after he was recorded screaming abuse at the young people in his care.

Israel slams French plan to recognise Palestine
France

Israel slams French plan to recognise Palestine

"This will be an incentive for the Palestinians to come and not compromise," Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu claimed.

Two Swedish jihadists arrested in Greece
Sweden

Two Swedish jihadists arrested in Greece

Two men with Swedish passports and carrying machetes and other "combat paraphernalia" have been arrested in Greece.

Swedish migration agency told to boost age checks
Sweden

Swedish migration agency told to boost age checks

Sweden’s migration minister has called on its migration agency to develop new methods to determine the age of unaccompanied refugee youth, following the stabbing of a social worker.

Swedes least worried about internet snooping
Sweden

Swedes least worried about internet snooping

Only 25 percent have changed their internet habits out of concerns for data privacy, compared to 55 percent in the US.

Disappearing cast haunts Danish asylum ballet
Denmark

Disappearing cast haunts Danish asylum ballet

Two cast members had their asylum applications rejected and one person has gone into hiding.

What’s on in Spain: February 2016
Spain

What’s on in Spain: February 2016

February means Carnival season in Spain, but there are plenty of other fiestas from "devil dances" to flamenco fests.

UN Syria envoy upbeat after opposition talks
Switzerland

UN Syria envoy upbeat after opposition talks

"I am optimistic and determined because it's an historic occasion not be missed," Staffan de Mistura told reporters.

Spain’s pig farmers thrive despite Russian embargo
Spain

Spain’s pig farmers thrive despite Russian embargo

The system acts as a safety net for farmers.

Poor turnout for Rome anti-gay union protest
Italy

Poor turnout for Rome anti-gay union protest

Organisers hoped for a million people. Only tens of thousands turned up.

‘Most refugees will return home’: Merkel
Germany

‘Most refugees will return home’: Merkel

Merkel noted that 70 percent of those who fled war in former Yugoslavia returned -- as saw her worst poll results in more than five years.

Police ‘should threaten to shoot migrants’: AFD
Germany

Police ‘should threaten to shoot migrants’: AFD

"As a last resort there should be recourse to firearms," AfD chairwoman Frauke Petry told a newspaper.

Protesters clash after German grenade attack
Germany

Protesters clash after German grenade attack

"I am against the image that Germany is a country of violent far-right extremists and foreign criminals," said economy minister Sigmar Gabriel.

Thousands protest state of emergency in France
France

Thousands protest state of emergency in France

"Until when?" asked one woman. "The end of Daesh (Islamic State)? Ten years? Never?"