Varoufakis urges next Spanish leader to defy Brussels
Spain

Varoufakis urges next Spanish leader to defy Brussels

Greece's far-left former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has called on the next leader of Spain to defy the European Union.

Jude Law leads campaign on refugee plight in Calais camp
France

Jude Law leads campaign on refugee plight in Calais camp

British celebrities including Jude Law and playwright Tom Stoppard gave performances at the "Jungle" migrant camp in northern France on Sunday to draw attention to the plight of refugees facing imminent eviction.

Pope calls for Holy Year suspension of executions
Italy

Pope calls for Holy Year suspension of executions

Pope Francis on Sunday urged Catholic politicians in places which still have the death penalty to suspend executions during his ongoing Holy Year of Mercy.

Bomb threat closes Swedish shopping mall
Sweden

Bomb threat closes Swedish shopping mall

UPDATED: Swedish authorities closed the Allum shopping mall in Partille outside Gothenburg on Sunday.

Against all odds – Phil Collins to remarry Swiss ex-wife
Switzerland

Against all odds – Phil Collins to remarry Swiss ex-wife

British rock star Phil Collins has reunited with his Swiss ex-wife and the couple aims to remarry, she said in an interview published Sunday.

German officials shocked by ‘disgusting’ anti-refugee mobs
Germany

German officials shocked by ‘disgusting’ anti-refugee mobs

Shocked German officials Sunday condemned two "disgusting" incidents involving anti-migrant mobs in the ex-communist east of the country, including a crowd cheering a blaze at a planned refugee shelter.

Troops prepare for trouble at asylum border
Austria

Troops prepare for trouble at asylum border

Austria is beefing up the army at its borders to deal with the inflow of migrants, with 450 more troops from Monday and military police on standby in case of trouble.

France and Germany mark Battle of Verdun centenary

France and Germany mark Battle of Verdun centenary

France marked the centenary of the Battle of Verdun on Sunday, exactly 100 years on from the first shots fired in World War I's longest battle, which became a symbol of resistance and suffering.

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France

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The illegal migrants leaving ‘paradise’ for a slice of France
France

The illegal migrants leaving ‘paradise’ for a slice of France

In her house made of palm tree leaves and plywood rotting from the humidity on a tropical Comoros island, Aicha has hanging on the wall a map of her El Dorado, Mayotte.

Volvo recalls 59,000 cars with ‘unpleasant’ software glitch
Sweden

Volvo recalls 59,000 cars with ‘unpleasant’ software glitch

Swedish carmaker Volvo is recalling 59,000 cars across 40 markets over a fault in the car’s software that can temporarily shut down the engine.

Italy clouds mar Renzi’s second anniversary
Italy

Italy clouds mar Renzi’s second anniversary

Bullish and boyish in equal measure, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is not shy about blowing his own trumpet.

‘Not the time for deals’ on FIFA presidency: Infantino
Switzerland

‘Not the time for deals’ on FIFA presidency: Infantino

Gianni Infantino, the Swiss lawyer among the favourites to take the helm of FIFA, said in an interview published on Sunday there would be no deals among the candidates ahead of this week's vote for a new president.

Italian Rosi wins Berlin film festival Golden Bear

Italian Rosi wins Berlin film festival Golden Bear

The Berlin film festival wraps up on Sunday after "Fire at Sea", a harrowing documentary about Europe's refugee crisis, clinched its Golden Bear top prize from a jury led by Meryl Streep.