Celebrated Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, considered to be the "pope" of the Baroque music revival, died Saturday aged 86, three months after announcing his retirement, his family announced.
France is to close down its oldest nuclear power plant, at the centre of a row with neighbouring Germany and Switzerland, by the end of this year, a green minister said Sunday.
Norwegian skier John Kristian Dahl on Sunday won the annual cross-country ski marathon Vasaloppet after a dramatic sprint finish.
Egypt and France began Sunday joint manoeuvres in the Mediterranean in which French Rafale warplanes purchased by Cairo last year are taking part, the Egyptian army said.
Germany’s Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said Sunday that US billionaire Donald Trump, frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, poses a threat to peace, social cohesion and prosperity.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday he would push ahead with a controversial labour reform bill, but promised "improvements" to the proposed text after meetings with union and business leaders.
Two Italians kidnapped last July in Libya returned to Italy on Sunday to a mute homecoming, amid questions over why two others snatched with them were killed.
Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Naples on Saturday in a bid to prevent the Catholic Church gaining any control over the treasure of a local saint that is reputedly worth more than British crown jewels.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi cautioned Saturday that any military intervention in Libya by Italy would first need the approval of parliament, and that Rome would not be rushed into action.
Thousands of gay rights activists and LGBT families rallied in Rome Saturday in protest at the watering down of Italy’s civil union’s bill, which no longer envisages adoption rights for homosexual couples.
Sweden’s migration agency expects a surge in the number of asylum-seekers going underground in the next three years, estimating the number at as many as 46,000.
Sweden needs to set up a “truth commission” and face its colonial past by admitting its historic abuse of its indigenous Sami people, the country’s leading church official said on Sunday.
Greece is likely to receive another 100,000 migrants by the end of the month, Europe's migration commissioner warned on Saturday, two days ahead of an EU-Turkey summit seen as the only viable solution to the crisis.