Merkel blamed as populists surge across Germany
Germany

Merkel blamed as populists surge across Germany

Right-wing populism has long been taboo in Germany – but Sunday's regional elections show how this has changed.

Switzerland’s Lara Gut wins women’s World Cup title
Switzerland

Switzerland’s Lara Gut wins women’s World Cup title

Switzerland's Lara Gut clinched the women's alpine skiing World Cup title on Sunday, finishing third in the super-combined at Lenzerheide.

Merkel’s CDU party loses two of three regions: exit polls
Germany

Merkel’s CDU party loses two of three regions: exit polls

Voters give verdict on Merkel's migration policies.

Mass shooting at Côte d’Ivoire beach resort
France

Mass shooting at Côte d’Ivoire beach resort

Reports of up to 12 people killed.

Sanctions possible over Iran missile launches: France
France

Sanctions possible over Iran missile launches: France

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Sunday warned Iran of possible European sanctions over its recent ballistic missile launches.

Norwegian mass killer Breivik sues over prison ‘torture’
Norway

Norwegian mass killer Breivik sues over prison ‘torture’

Far-right terrorist has complained although he has access to three rooms in prison.

Five Francis Bacon paintings snatched in Madrid heist
Spain

Five Francis Bacon paintings snatched in Madrid heist

The stolen paintings are worth an estimated €30 million.

Swedish Eurovision entry in ‘plagiarism’ row
Sweden

Swedish Eurovision entry in ‘plagiarism’ row

Do his songs sound similar?

‘Candour needed on pilots’ mental health’: crash probe

‘Candour needed on pilots’ mental health’: crash probe

UPDATED: Germanwings co-pilot had been urged to attend psychiatric hospital just weeks before he crashed the plane.

‘We must defend Swedish model’: Löfven
Sweden

‘We must defend Swedish model’: Löfven

But the model needs to be reinforced and developed.

Merkel in for drubbing as populists eye poll surge
Germany

Merkel in for drubbing as populists eye poll surge

Large gains expected for AfD.

Austrian woman among six dead in avalanche
Austria

Austrian woman among six dead in avalanche

Six climbers, including a teenager, were killed in an Alpine avalanche on Saturday that struck the Monte Nevoso area, close to Italy's border with Austria, rescuers said.

Singer in Paris attack says ‘sorry’ for alleging inside job
France

Singer in Paris attack says ‘sorry’ for alleging inside job

Begs forgiveness from people of France.