Wawrinka to meet rival Kyrgios in Dubai semis
Switzerland

Wawrinka to meet rival Kyrgios in Dubai semis

Swiss champ meets Australian for the first time since controversial clash last year.

One stabbed as football fans clash ahead of Rome game
Italy

One stabbed as football fans clash ahead of Rome game

The violent clashes between Lazio and Galatasaray supporters led to hundreds of arrests.

Frankfurt court releases terror suspect due to ‘full schedule’
Germany

Frankfurt court releases terror suspect due to ‘full schedule’

A court in Frankfurt has released a man being investigated for his links to jihadi group Isis because officials "are dealing with other issues at the moment".

Man held on accusations of war crimes in Syria
Sweden

Man held on accusations of war crimes in Syria

The suspect is understood to have sought asylum in Sweden after arriving in the country last summer.

French court upholds evacuation of Calais camp
France

French court upholds evacuation of Calais camp

A French court has given the green light to evacuating hundreds of migrants from Calais.

Nato investigates deadly Swedish clinic attack
Sweden

Nato investigates deadly Swedish clinic attack

It comes after a Swedish charity accused Afghan forces of storming one of its clinics in the conflict-torn country.

British expats rush to register to have their say over Brexit
Spain

British expats rush to register to have their say over Brexit

Make sure you have a voice in the EU referendum.

Signed Messi shirt is dream come true for Afghan boy
Spain

Signed Messi shirt is dream come true for Afghan boy

The young Afghan boy who touched hearts around the world with his makeshift Lionel Messi football shirt has finally got the real thing - signed by the Barcelona player himself.

Danish PM: I’d rather call election than fire minister
Denmark

Danish PM: I’d rather call election than fire minister

Lars Løkke Rasmussen continues to play political hardball with support party the Conservatives.

See young Alicia Vikander’s very first acting performance
Sweden

See young Alicia Vikander’s very first acting performance

Sweden's Oscar nominee Alicia Vikander lip-syncs to a Björn and Benny song in this 1997 clip, and it is nothing short of adorable.

Guilt-laden thief returns sand to Italy’s jewel…after 29 years
Italy

Guilt-laden thief returns sand to Italy’s jewel…after 29 years

The sand thief was overcome with guilt after reading about a bid by Italian schoolchildren to save the island of Budelli.

Norway police respond to Scandinavian Star criticism

Norway police respond to Scandinavian Star criticism

The retired Danish ship inspector who shed new light on the 26-year-old tragedy will not meet with Norwegian or Danish police.

Germany can withhold welfare from foreigners: EU court
Germany

Germany can withhold welfare from foreigners: EU court

It’s fine for Germany not to pay EU citizens social benefits when they first move to the country, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday.

Leipzig mosque construction site targeted with dead pig
Germany

Leipzig mosque construction site targeted with dead pig

A dead piglet found planted at the site of a future mosque in Leipzig appears to be the latest Islamophobic stain on the eastern state of Saxony.

Italy’s Senate approves gay unions bill
Italy

Italy’s Senate approves gay unions bill

173 senators voted in favour, 71 against and none abstained.

Furious Greece pulls Austrian envoy over refugee row
Austria

Furious Greece pulls Austrian envoy over refugee row

Greece is fuming after Austria shut it out of migrant talks.

Kelly Haimona in for Italy ahead of Scotland clash
Italy

Kelly Haimona in for Italy ahead of Scotland clash

But will he make a difference to Italy's performance?

Nul points! Spain’s academics slam English Eurovision song
Spain

Nul points! Spain’s academics slam English Eurovision song

Spaniards are not happy that this year, Spain's Eurovision entry is sung entirely in English...

France advised to ban e-cigs in cafes and restaurants
France

France advised to ban e-cigs in cafes and restaurants

Could this lead to an e-cigarette ban in France's cafés and restaurants?

Viola Beach crash driver was not drunk, autopsy suggests
Sweden

Viola Beach crash driver was not drunk, autopsy suggests

Swedish police say the driver was not affected by alcohol when the car crashed south of Stockholm.

Live from jail: Another French inmate mocks the system
France

Live from jail: Another French inmate mocks the system

A prisoner has just been punished for broadcasting live on social media from his cell (with a joint). Here are some of the most brazen crooks to pass through France's prisons.

Six ways Donald Trump is eerily similar to Berlusconi
Italy

Six ways Donald Trump is eerily similar to Berlusconi

Were these two separated at birth?

Denmark is still Europe’s digital leader
Denmark

Denmark is still Europe’s digital leader

Denmark was dubbed the best country in the EU for 'digital performance' on Thursday, but was warned it could soon see itself outrun by its European competitors.

MPs vote through tough new asylum rules
Germany

MPs vote through tough new asylum rules

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government says tougher rules will allow it to focus help on those most in need.

Man in intensive care after shopping centre stabbing
Austria

Man in intensive care after shopping centre stabbing

A man is in intensive care after being stabbed in the lower abdomen in a shopping centre in central Vienna.

Girl, 4, and driver hurt in smash near Stockholm
Sweden

Girl, 4, and driver hurt in smash near Stockholm

More than half a dozen vehicles were involved in the rush-hour motorway pile-up.

Shop workers slam new opening hours law
Switzerland

Shop workers slam new opening hours law

Nearly everyone surveyed by workers’ union Unia is opposed to a proposed new law that will extend store opening hours in some Swiss cantons.

Danish app wants to help partiers get home safe
Denmark

Danish app wants to help partiers get home safe

A new Danish app hopes to increase nightlife safety by letting friends keep a virtual eye on each other when going home after a night on the town.

Italian military action in Libya is unthinkable: Pinotti
Italy

Italian military action in Libya is unthinkable: Pinotti

Italy has agreed to let the US launch drone strikes from Sicily.

Watch Sweden’s Seinabo Sey in ‘Beyonce’ power statement
Sweden

Watch Sweden’s Seinabo Sey in ‘Beyonce’ power statement

Sweden's star soul singer has given an iconic performance that has been compared to Beyonce's Superbowl appearance.

The instrument maker bringing sexy back to music
Germany

The instrument maker bringing sexy back to music

A German musical instrument maker likes his guitars like he likes his women...

Sweden is third most ‘digital’ nation in the EU
Sweden

Sweden is third most ‘digital’ nation in the EU

But Sweden could soon see itself outrun by its European competitors, say experts.

This ain’t the Oscars: Diversity aplenty at French awards
France

This ain’t the Oscars: Diversity aplenty at French awards

Unlike the Oscars, the French equivalent can't be accused of being "too white".

Look to Sweden? Lessons African cities can learn from Sweden’s approach to waste management
Sweden

Look to Sweden? Lessons African cities can learn from Sweden’s approach to waste management

In My Voice: Phillip Garjay Innis analyzes the Swedish waste management system, and how African cities can learn from it.

Identity theft victim hounded by Austria for child support
Austria

Identity theft victim hounded by Austria for child support

A German man who was falsely accused of fathering an Austrian boy and received demands for child support payments after his identity was stolen has said he plans to sue the Austrian authorities for damages.

Spanish energy giant loses €1.2 billion in oil price plunge
Spain

Spanish energy giant loses €1.2 billion in oil price plunge

Spain's oil giant lost €1.2 billion in 2015 after the price of oil plunged.

Blow to Swiss farmers as price of milk drops
Switzerland

Blow to Swiss farmers as price of milk drops

Price cut comes after over production caused surplus stocks.

Seductress thief who targeted elderly men arrested in Spain
Spain

Seductress thief who targeted elderly men arrested in Spain

Police say they are still investigating just how many men the alleged seductress caught in her web.

How Pompeii brought ancient Roman wine back to life
Italy

How Pompeii brought ancient Roman wine back to life

In the excavated vineyards of Pompeii an ambitious project is bringing ancient Roman wine back to life.

Berlin Brits share fears and beers over Europe vote
Germany

Berlin Brits share fears and beers over Europe vote

Brits in the German capital – and all over Germany - wonder whether to plan for the worst or fight to the last as their country moots leaving the European Union.

Norwegian joins new European airline alliance
Norway

Norwegian joins new European airline alliance

UPDATED: Budget airline Norwegian announced on Thursday that it will join forces with Ryanair and others.

‘Sex-abuse victim’ targets 158 priests in lucrative scam
France

‘Sex-abuse victim’ targets 158 priests in lucrative scam

The swindler said he wanted revenge.

Global leader Spain carries out its 100,000th transplant
Spain

Global leader Spain carries out its 100,000th transplant

The kidney transplant was carried out on a man in Valencia.

Pesticide linked to cancer found in top German beers
Germany

Pesticide linked to cancer found in top German beers

After the WHO categorized sausages as carcinogenic in 2015, is the other great cornerstone of the German diet also about to fall?

Giant whale washed up on Denmark beach
Denmark

Giant whale washed up on Denmark beach

UPDATED: For the second time in as many days, a whale has washed up on Danish shores.

Europe’s ‘oldest’ Muslim graves unearthed in France
France

Europe’s ‘oldest’ Muslim graves unearthed in France

Archaeologists in southern France have uncovered three Muslim graves from the eighth century that represent the oldest of their kind ever found in Europe.

75 years later: Jewish family gets painting looted by Nazis
France

75 years later: Jewish family gets painting looted by Nazis

The family had its art collection stolen in 1941.

Swastika poster removed from Swiss rail stations
Switzerland

Swastika poster removed from Swiss rail stations

Swiss cross-turned-swastika "deeply shocked" rail travellers, said SBB.

1 in 4 Norway sex offenders has immigrant background
Norway

1 in 4 Norway sex offenders has immigrant background

Despite the figures, researchers warn that other factors also play a role.

Hapless ham thief leads cops to door with trail of fat
Spain

Hapless ham thief leads cops to door with trail of fat

The dim-witted thief discovered that jamon legs oozing fat leave a tell-tale trail.

Metallica to release Bataclan live album for attack victims
Denmark

Metallica to release Bataclan live album for attack victims

Denmark's Lars Ulrich and company have a special treat in store for Record Store Day.

Polish man jailed for robbing Chinese TV star in Denmark
Denmark

Polish man jailed for robbing Chinese TV star in Denmark

The "very ashamed" man will also be barred from Denmark for six years.

How to soak up summer vibes in Sweden (yes, in February)
Sweden

How to soak up summer vibes in Sweden (yes, in February)

Six ways to bring sunshine into your life this week.

Nordic travellers poised for more strike chaos
Sweden

Nordic travellers poised for more strike chaos

Around 900 pilots have got involved in a row over staff wages, in a move which could provoke further walkouts in Sweden.

France demands €1.6 billion in tax from Google
France

France demands €1.6 billion in tax from Google

French authorities want Google to cough up a whopping €1.6 billion in back taxes.

Metallica to release Bataclan live album for attack victims
France

Metallica to release Bataclan live album for attack victims

All proceeds will go to victims of November's attacks.

Blatter and Platini have bans reduced on appeal
Switzerland

Blatter and Platini have bans reduced on appeal

Bans reduced to six years, while attempt to delay vote for Blatter's sucessor is rejected.

France blasts Belgium’s move to reopen border controls
France

France blasts Belgium’s move to reopen border controls

UPDATED: A "strange decision", says France's interior minister, as Belgian police send 80 mainly Afghan refugees back to France.

Germany ‘could take 3.6m refugees by 2020’
Germany

Germany ‘could take 3.6m refugees by 2020’

Up to 3.6 million refugees could be in Germany by 2020, government sources told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper on Thursday.

Italy’s gay unions bill makes kids ‘second class citizens’
Italy

Italy’s gay unions bill makes kids ‘second class citizens’

A vote on the watered-down bill is due to get underway on Thursday evening.

Germany paying refugees cash to head back home
Germany

Germany paying refugees cash to head back home

A responsible solution to reducing migrant and refugee numbers - pay them to go away?

Women managers overtake men in Sweden’s wage race
Sweden

Women managers overtake men in Sweden’s wage race

Female bosses working in Sweden's municipalities are earning more than men for the first time in history.