Swedish artist ‘meant to die’ in Copenhagen shooting
Denmark

Swedish artist ‘meant to die’ in Copenhagen shooting

Man accused of helping gunman confirms that Lars Vilks was the intended target.

Breivik not suffering from prison isolation: doctors
Norway

Breivik not suffering from prison isolation: doctors

Doctors said Thursday they saw no major change in the mass murderer's health in prison, dealing a blow to his lawsuit over jail conditions.

Muslim witness agrees to lift veil in Munich court
Germany

Muslim witness agrees to lift veil in Munich court

A small trial in a Munich court took on national significance when a Muslim woman appeared before the judge with her face covered by a niqab - raising questions about religious dress in a courtroom.

German man first to contract Lassa fever outside Africa
Germany

German man first to contract Lassa fever outside Africa

An undertaker now being treated in Frankfurt has become the first person ever to contract Lassa fever outside of Africa.

‘Fresh links’ between Paris attacks and Brussels raid
France

‘Fresh links’ between Paris attacks and Brussels raid

The raid earlier this week ended with one gunman dead.

Real Madrid dream comes true for Palestinian fireball orphan
Spain

Real Madrid dream comes true for Palestinian fireball orphan

The five-year-old Palestinian survivor was thrilled to meet his footballing heroes.

Italy adopts law to stop shops throwing away food
Italy

Italy adopts law to stop shops throwing away food

Italy throws away food worth an estimated €12 billion a year.

Swede ‘supposed to die’ in Copenhagen terror attack
Sweden

Swede ‘supposed to die’ in Copenhagen terror attack

UPDATED: Swedish artist Lars Vilks was the intended target of the Copenhagen terror attacks a year ago according to one of the men on trial for helping the killer.

This shows how bad fare-dodging in Paris really is
France

This shows how bad fare-dodging in Paris really is

The scale of the problem of fare dodging on Paris's transport system was revealed in a major crackdown operation on Wednesday.

Italian town to fine people who give money to beggars
Italy

Italian town to fine people who give money to beggars

Bordighera's mayor said it was "pointless" to fine the beggars, so instead...

David Cameron plans Easter family holiday in Lanzarote
Spain

David Cameron plans Easter family holiday in Lanzarote

The British Prime Minister just loves to 'chillax' with a holiday in Spain.

Norway to host world’s first Minecraft concert
Norway

Norway to host world’s first Minecraft concert

The first ever live concert to take place within the game of Minecraft is to form part of the opening show at Norwegian tech festival The Gathering.

Denmark drops online snooping plans
Denmark

Denmark drops online snooping plans

Justice minister killed his controversial proposal on Thursday, citing a too-high price tag.

Swedish journalist accused of smuggling Syrian teenager
Sweden

Swedish journalist accused of smuggling Syrian teenager

A Swedish correspondent has been called for questioning by police following claims he helped a 15-year-old Syrian travel to Scandinavia.

Stores take mince off shelves after second salmonella scare
Sweden

Stores take mince off shelves after second salmonella scare

Several of Sweden's leading food chains have recalled veal mince following the second scandal this month involving supermarket meat.

This Norway mum and son freak out on American TV
Norway

This Norway mum and son freak out on American TV

If this clip from The Ellen DeGeneres Show doesn't make you smile, nothing will.

This Spanish 7-year-old can teach the world about fair play
Spain

This Spanish 7-year-old can teach the world about fair play

A young Spanish golfer knows the meaning of true sportsmanship.

Drunk man dies trying to cross Autobahn on foot
Germany

Drunk man dies trying to cross Autobahn on foot

When two drunk men tried to cross over the motorway by foot looking for a place with liquor, one of them was hit by a car and died.

Violence flares as French students protest job reforms
France

Violence flares as French students protest job reforms

A second day of protests by young French people turned ugly on Thursday.

German state to finally get rid of death penalty
Germany

German state to finally get rid of death penalty

The central state of Hesse is overhauling their constitution, making sure to get rid of one thing in particular that no other state has: the death penalty.

Why has China destroyed 20 tonnes of Spanish fruit?
Spain

Why has China destroyed 20 tonnes of Spanish fruit?

Authorities in Tianjin port crushed over 200,000 oranges and lemons from Spain...and it wasn't to make juice.

Mafia suspects refuse to leave Switzerland

Mafia suspects refuse to leave Switzerland

Being naturalized Swiss, they cannot be extradited against their will.

No tall tail: Arthur the dog goes on book tour
Sweden

No tall tail: Arthur the dog goes on book tour

Arthur, the stray dog who won a global fan base when he latched on to a team of Swedish athletes in Ecuador, is travelling abroad to launch his book.

Keyless system cars easy to steal, German car club finds
Germany

Keyless system cars easy to steal, German car club finds

The German Automotive Club (ADAC) tested 24 different cars with the new Keyless Go technology for safety. The result: all of the cars could be stolen with one easy trick.

Vienna drivers told to slow down for toads
Austria

Vienna drivers told to slow down for toads

Volunteers are out on toad patrol in Vienna as drivers are told to watch out as the amphibian migration season begins.

French village recruits druid healer to cover for doctors
France

French village recruits druid healer to cover for doctors

A druid healer was the only person to respond to the advert for the vacant position of doctor in the small Brittany village, so he got the job.

Ski star Gut finishes season with super-G title
Switzerland

Ski star Gut finishes season with super-G title

Switzerland's Lara Gut adds super-G title to her overall World Cup crown.

Italians look cheerful – so why do they claim to be unhappy?
Italy

Italians look cheerful – so why do they claim to be unhappy?

“Italian people are cheerful on the surface.”

Norway’s elections are among the very best in the world
Norway

Norway’s elections are among the very best in the world

Norway is at the top of the pile in a new report ranking the standard of elections held worldwide between 2012 and 2015.

German ‘triple agent’ jailed for eight years
Germany

German ‘triple agent’ jailed for eight years

A Munich court Thursday sentenced a former German intelligence agent to eight years in jail for spying for both the CIA and the Russian secret service, German media reported.

Germany closes Ankara embassy ‘due to terror threat’
Germany

Germany closes Ankara embassy ‘due to terror threat’

German diplomatic missions and a school in Turkey were closed on Thursday after receiving a terror threat, the Foreign Ministry announced, less than a week after a suicide car bomb attack in the Turkish capital.

Teacher warns of ‘lost generation’ of migrant kids
Austria

Teacher warns of ‘lost generation’ of migrant kids

Teacher in Vienna speaks out about lack of German language skills among migrant children, despite attempt to gag her by Education Ministry.

Denmark’s elections are the ‘best in the world’
Denmark

Denmark’s elections are the ‘best in the world’

Denmark has come out on top of the pile in a new report ranking the standard of elections worldwide.

Russian spies pose as diplomats in Sweden
Sweden

Russian spies pose as diplomats in Sweden

The most significant intelligence risk against Sweden comes from Russian spies, often posing as diplomats or business people, according to the Swedish security service.

French pharmacist ‘refused to sell contraceptives’ to women
France

French pharmacist ‘refused to sell contraceptives’ to women

It seems he wasn't in the right job.

Only 600,000 refugees stayed in Germany in 2015
Germany

Only 600,000 refugees stayed in Germany in 2015

Last year only around around 600,000 refugees stayed in Germany, around half the number that the media have previously reported, new government figures show.

These are Italy’s worst cities for getting stuck in traffic
Italy

These are Italy’s worst cities for getting stuck in traffic

Italy, famous for cars – infamous for its roads and drivers.

Russians less active in Danish airspace
Denmark

Russians less active in Danish airspace

A change of course from Moscow or have Russian jets just been too busy in Syria?

Patients undergo HIV tests after soap mix-up
Switzerland

Patients undergo HIV tests after soap mix-up

The 45 affected patients could be at a “very small” risk of contracting diseases after instruments were improperly sterilized, says Lugano Regional Hospital.

Report: Life in Spain is more miserable than Saudi Arabia
Spain

Report: Life in Spain is more miserable than Saudi Arabia

Spain has been ranked three places below Saudi Arabia in the World Happiness Rankings.

Woman finds 83kg of cocaine washed up on Spanish beach
Spain

Woman finds 83kg of cocaine washed up on Spanish beach

The hunt for seashells took an unexpected turn for this beachcomber.

Italian defence firm looks to Leonardo for renaissance
Italy

Italian defence firm looks to Leonardo for renaissance

Finmeccanica said it was using the Mona Lisa painter's name to "redefine its identity".

Bataclan victims angered over reconstruction of attack
France

Bataclan victims angered over reconstruction of attack

Four months after the November terror attacks a reconstruction of the Bataclan attack will be staged on Thursday morning, to the shock of some of the victims.

Sex club receipts don’t escape Austrian tax law
Austria

Sex club receipts don’t escape Austrian tax law

Thanks to an update to Austria’s tax system, every business now has to give customers service receipts - and that includes the sex clubs too.

Sweden can’t count on other EU states to share refugees
Sweden

Sweden can’t count on other EU states to share refugees

Calls for some of Sweden's asylum seekers to be relocated to other member states look likely to be rejected by the EU.

Report: deaths among hikers at five year high
Switzerland

Report: deaths among hikers at five year high

More than 60 hikers lost their lives in 2015, says Swiss Alpine Club.

And the worst city in France for traffic jams is?
France

And the worst city in France for traffic jams is?

The French spent an average of 29 hours in traffic jams last year.

Norway PM: ‘Great uncertainty’ on asylum figures
Norway

Norway PM: ‘Great uncertainty’ on asylum figures

Erna Solberg said that even with a deal with Turkey, Norway should prepare for many new arrivals.

Part of Calais camp cleared but where are the refugees?
France

Part of Calais camp cleared but where are the refugees?

The southern part of the "Jungle" camp has now been evacuated, but where have the refugees and migrants gone?

The rise and fall of Spanish energy giant Abengoa
Spain

The rise and fall of Spanish energy giant Abengoa

It came from nothing to become one of Spain's most successful businesses. But now what?

French ranked just ahead of Saudis in Happiness rankings
France

French ranked just ahead of Saudis in Happiness rankings

That's a relief! France has been ranked just ahead of Saudi Arabia in World Happiness rankings.

Austrian prosecutor confirms American was murdered
Austria

Austrian prosecutor confirms American was murdered

An American au-pair found dead in her apartment in Vienna in January was definitely murdered, the state prosecutor confirmed this week.

Police misled public on Cologne NYE operations
Germany

Police misled public on Cologne NYE operations

Police have conceded that only 80 police officers were present at Cologne train station during mass assaults on New Year’s Eve - not the 140 they originally stated.

Swiss champ ousted in marathon match
Switzerland

Swiss champ ousted in marathon match

Stan Wawrinka says Belgian opponent "deserved to win" Indian Wells face-off.

Swedish YouTube star trumps Trump online
Sweden

Swedish YouTube star trumps Trump online

Here's why this Swede is as powerful as Donald Trump.

David Gilmour to play Pompeii gigs after 45 years
Italy

David Gilmour to play Pompeii gigs after 45 years

The concert will also be filmed and shown in cinemas.

Danish central bank says speculators boosted profit
Denmark

Danish central bank says speculators boosted profit

Speculators' losing bet that Denmark would drop euro peg paid off big for Nationalbanken.

Hidden treasures of ancient Rome to get first showing
Italy

Hidden treasures of ancient Rome to get first showing

The stunning statues have been locked in the basement of a palace in Rome for decades.

Paris to go green to mark St Patrick’s Day
France

Paris to go green to mark St Patrick’s Day

Paris is to make its Irish population feel a little more at home today.

Springtime for Germany? Not by Easter, say weathermen
Germany

Springtime for Germany? Not by Easter, say weathermen

Germans will have to wait a bit longer to have a proper spring fling this year, the weather service said on Wednesday.

Swedish firms risk fines after refugees caught without IDs
Sweden

Swedish firms risk fines after refugees caught without IDs

Transport companies could face millions in fines for letting refugees without proper travel documents into Sweden.

Cardinal ‘promoted priest’ despite sex abuse conviction
France

Cardinal ‘promoted priest’ despite sex abuse conviction

Under fire French Cardinal hit by more damaging allegations.

Four ways to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Sweden
Sweden

Four ways to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Sweden

Happy St Patrick's Day, the day when the whole world turns Irish. Here's how to get into the spirit in Sweden.