Swiss jewel thieves make off with huge booty
Switzerland

Swiss jewel thieves make off with huge booty

Swiss police said Saturday they have launched a manhunt for three men who robbed a high-end jewelry store in Zurich, making off with a stash worth more than one million francs ($1m).

Italian source says Mourinho off to Manchester United
Italy

Italian source says Mourinho off to Manchester United

A 'happy' Jose Mourinho will become Manchester United's next manager, according to reports in Italy Saturday citing Bedy Moratti, a director of Inter Milan and sister of former Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti.

German airlines to up tests after Germanwings crash
Germany

German airlines to up tests after Germanwings crash

Germany will step up surprise tests for airline pilots to detect medications and drugs nearly a year after a Germanwings co-pilot suffering from depression deliberately crashed his plane, the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported on Saturday.

Swedish ‘dinner party’ murder suspect admits he killed friend
Sweden

Swedish ‘dinner party’ murder suspect admits he killed friend

The 39-year-old man suspected of the murder of his best friend has said that he must have killed the man.

Minister rejects EC critics over caps
Austria

Minister rejects EC critics over caps

Austria's combative interior minister rejected EU criticism of its cap of 80 asylum claims per day, saying a letter of complaint to her from the bloc's migration commissioner was "sent to the wrong address".

‘No exceptions’ in British EU deal: France’s Hollande
France

‘No exceptions’ in British EU deal: France’s Hollande

French President Francois Hollande said a package agreed with Britain so as to keep it in the European Union gave London no special favours and broke no EU rules.

Refugees in Germany ‘crazy with boredom’
Germany

Refugees in Germany ‘crazy with boredom’

In the Berlin gym that now serves as his home, Afghan student Yaza sweeps the floor over and over again, just to keep himself from “going crazy with boredom”.

Spain holds six officials of ICBC for ‘money laundering’
Spain

Spain holds six officials of ICBC for ‘money laundering’

Six officials of Chinese megabank ICBC have been placed in detention by Spanish authorities on suspicion of laundering tens of millions of euros.

‘It is a fair deal’: Merkel defends EU-British accord
Germany

‘It is a fair deal’: Merkel defends EU-British accord

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a package agreed with Britain designed to keep it in the European Union was a "fair compromise".

German ex-terrorist working for far-left lawmaker
Germany

German ex-terrorist working for far-left lawmaker

A German left-wing lawmaker, Diether Dehm, sparked controversy on Friday when it emerged he has employed a former militant of the far-left Red Army Faction (RAF) who served 26 years in prison for murder.

Merkel pops out for chips as Brexit summit drags
Germany

Merkel pops out for chips as Brexit summit drags

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stepped out of over-running Brussels negotiations on Britain's future in the European Union on Friday night -- to buy a bag of chips.

France’s Lagarde appointed for second term as IMF chief
France

France’s Lagarde appointed for second term as IMF chief

France’s Christine Lagarde, who battled financial fires across Europe as managing director of the International Monetary Fund, was officially named Friday to a second five-year term.

IAEA boffins seek to end Zika menace
Austria

IAEA boffins seek to end Zika menace

The atmosphere inside the laboratory on the outskirts of Vienna is literally buzzing with armies of male mosquitoes locked up inside net-covered boxes. Their sole mission in life: stop females from breeding.

Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose, dies
Italy

Umberto Eco, author of The Name of the Rose, dies

Italian author Umberto Eco, a philosopher who wrote best-selling novels including "The Name of the Rose", has died at 84, Italian media said on Saturday, quoting his family.