Minsk Group welcomes Caucasus ceasefire
Austria

Minsk Group welcomes Caucasus ceasefire

Talks to end the worst violence in decades in the disputed territory of Nagorny Karabakh kicked off in Vienna on Tuesday, after 46 people were killed in three days of fighting.

Family of drowned swimmers want better safety measures
Spain

Family of drowned swimmers want better safety measures

The tragedy in Lloret de Mar occured in the early hours of the morning but should the beaches have been patrolled?

US writer wins Sweden’s top children’s book prize
Sweden

US writer wins Sweden’s top children’s book prize

Did you know the world's biggest children's literature prize is handed out in Sweden?

Polar bear cub Lili leaps into public’s hearts in Bremen
Germany

Polar bear cub Lili leaps into public’s hearts in Bremen

Polar bear cub Lili made her first public appearance at Bremerhaven Zoo on Tuesday, where she frolicked in a pool with her mother.

Paris hopes to turn its old ‘belly’ into new ‘beating heart’
France

Paris hopes to turn its old ‘belly’ into new ‘beating heart’

After five years in the building the revamped Forum des Halles commercial centre in the heart of Paris was officially inaugurated on Tuesday with its 2.5 hectare canopy.

Norway’s hardline asylum bill heads to parliament
Norway

Norway’s hardline asylum bill heads to parliament

PM Erna Solberg said she is unfazed by criticism of the package from the "activist" UNHCR.

Son sentenced for killing dad with candle holder
Sweden

Son sentenced for killing dad with candle holder

A man in western Sweden who murdered his dad with a candle holder, dog leash and a knife has been sentenced to psychiatric care.

The best Danish bands you’ve (maybe) never heard of
Denmark

The best Danish bands you’ve (maybe) never heard of

With Lukas Graham taking the world by storm with the smash hit '7 Years', we shine a light on ten other promising Danish music acts.

Swiss banks respond to offshore revelations
Switzerland

Swiss banks respond to offshore revelations

UBS and Credit Suisse have defended themselves over the revelations contained within leaked documents.

One-legged Italian to swim Florida-Cuba in world first
Italy

One-legged Italian to swim Florida-Cuba in world first

The 52-year-old first learned to swim 12 years ago.

Inventor hopes to woo city-slicker hipsters with ‘half-bike’
Germany

Inventor hopes to woo city-slicker hipsters with ‘half-bike’

Do you dare take to the streets of Germany riding half a bicycle?

Swedish wolverine baby… or a vicious punk rock legend?
Sweden

Swedish wolverine baby… or a vicious punk rock legend?

Sex, drugs and cuteness. Mostly cuteness.

France sees nearly 100 trains cancelled each day
France

France sees nearly 100 trains cancelled each day

France is meant to have one of the best rail services in the world isn't it?

New Chelsea boss Conte faces match-fixing sentence
Italy

New Chelsea boss Conte faces match-fixing sentence

Antonio Conte, who will take over Chelsea after Euro 2016, is accused of sporting fraud.

Youths clash with police in latest Paris labour protests
France

Youths clash with police in latest Paris labour protests

There were more violent clashes between police and high school pupils in Paris on Tuesday as the latest day of action against planned labour reforms turned ugly.

Ali and Bo discuss what it means to be integrated in Sweden
Sweden

Ali and Bo discuss what it means to be integrated in Sweden

Ali Besharat, a civil activist from Iran, and Bo Larsson, an economics lecturer at Stockholm University tell us about their unlikely friendship, making friends with Swedes, and the confusing art of saying hi.

‘I’m the only referee who has come out of the closet’
Spain

‘I’m the only referee who has come out of the closet’

As Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo battles his own spate of homophobic attacks, Spain's first openly gay referee has opened up about his experiences working in a machismo sport.

‘Germany should reinforce Austria-Italy border’
Italy

‘Germany should reinforce Austria-Italy border’

German Transport Minister says his country should back-up Austrian police at the border with Italy.

Swiss farmer’s cows leap for joy of spring
Switzerland

Swiss farmer’s cows leap for joy of spring

A video showing the delight of Swiss cows at being let out into the pasture after a long winter has struck a chord around the world.

Swedish booze cruisers to get back 1000 litres of alcohol
Sweden

Swedish booze cruisers to get back 1000 litres of alcohol

The pair insisted it was all for personal use.

Canary Island schools offer kids free fruit to fight obesity
Spain

Canary Island schools offer kids free fruit to fight obesity

Can free fruit in the classroom help trim Spanish waistlines?

Oslo elites given public money to buy bicycles
Norway

Oslo elites given public money to buy bicycles

Multi-millionaires, CEOs and top journalists are among the Oslo residents who were given money to buy new electric bicycles.

Austrian ‘Panama Papers’ banks to be investigated
Austria

Austrian ‘Panama Papers’ banks to be investigated

Austrian banks are to be investigated by the Financial Market Authority following Panama Papers leak.

20C and a water shortage: Sweden’s having a heatwave
Sweden

20C and a water shortage: Sweden’s having a heatwave

Temperatures of up to 20C are on their way to southeast Sweden.

No trial for organizers of fatal 2010 Love Parade
Germany

No trial for organizers of fatal 2010 Love Parade

Families of those killed are incensed and likely to appeal the court ruling.

Divers set to recover WW2 bomber from Swedish waters
Sweden

Divers set to recover WW2 bomber from Swedish waters

The world may finally get a closer look at this iconic aircraft this summer.

Tragedy near Interlaken after car hit by train
Switzerland

Tragedy near Interlaken after car hit by train

A man died after his vehicle veered on to a railway line and was hit by an oncoming train.

Adios Chus: Almodóvar’s favourite muse dies aged 85
Spain

Adios Chus: Almodóvar’s favourite muse dies aged 85

The actress was known for her sharp comic timing and her long working relationships with some of Spain’s best film directors.

Two-thirds of Germans want end to open borders
Germany

Two-thirds of Germans want end to open borders

German public opinion is gradually aligning with other countries in Western Europe on migration, a new French survey suggests.

Italian minister questioned over oil scandal
Italy

Italian minister questioned over oil scandal

Opposition leaders have seized on the scandal as fresh evidence that Matteo Renzi's government is every bit as prone to sleaze as its predecessors.

Police force naked driver to trek to brothel on foot
Germany

Police force naked driver to trek to brothel on foot

Cops near the French border were conducting routine road checks when they stopped a man who who was making the most of the freedom of the open road.

Danish politician has work computer confiscated in Israel
Denmark

Danish politician has work computer confiscated in Israel

Two left-wing politicians were questioned for hours upon their arrival in Tel Aviv and one outspoken critic of Israel had her computer taken.

‘Germany should reinforce Austria-Italy border’
Austria

‘Germany should reinforce Austria-Italy border’

German Transport Minister says his country should back up Austrian police at the border with Italy.

SVP renounces shock poster tactics for June public vote
Switzerland

SVP renounces shock poster tactics for June public vote

The Swiss People's Party won't advertize its next campaign using posters, after its previous visuals were attacked by critics.

Austrian officials fail to spot Nazi concert
Austria

Austrian officials fail to spot Nazi concert

An investigation has been launched after it emerged that a neo-Nazi concert took place in Austria apparently unnoticed by authorities.

‘Germany should reinforce Austria-Italy border’
Germany

‘Germany should reinforce Austria-Italy border’

Germany should send border police to back up Austrian cops as they control their border with Italy in a bid to prevent migrants and refugees moving north through Europe, the Transport Minister said on Tuesday.

Headteacher who raped pupils kills himself before trial
France

Headteacher who raped pupils kills himself before trial

A former French primary school headteacher, accused of sexually abusing up to 61 school pupils, has killed himself in prison in France ahead of his trial.

Italian sisters – and their dog – return lost €10,000 to owner
Italy

Italian sisters – and their dog – return lost €10,000 to owner

The girls have become a symbol of generosity in their town after their find.

How to make friends with the locals in Florence
Italy

How to make friends with the locals in Florence

"The people you see on your trip to Italy are not just for scenery."

Man caught smuggling half a kilo of cocaine between legs
Spain

Man caught smuggling half a kilo of cocaine between legs

Customs officials were alerted by the unusually large bulge in his pants.

Messi and family strongly deny tax evasion after leaks
Spain

Messi and family strongly deny tax evasion after leaks

The family of the Barça superstar vehemently deny involvement in a tax evasion plot.

France mulls fund to buy back taxi licences
France

France mulls fund to buy back taxi licences

Taxi drivers who feel they are facing unfair competition from companies like Uber have been presented with a possible solution. But their protests continue in Toulouse.

Norway wants to jail ‘groundless’ asylum seekers
Norway

Norway wants to jail ‘groundless’ asylum seekers

Migrants with no legitimate asylum claim could be held in police custody for up to 72 hours.

Sisters stabbed to death in broad daylight in Austria
Austria

Sisters stabbed to death in broad daylight in Austria

Two sisters were brutally stabbed to death in broad daylight outside a supermarket in Styria yesterday by the estranged husband of one of the women.

Spain launches judicial probe in wake of tax haven leaks
Spain

Spain launches judicial probe in wake of tax haven leaks

Having an offshore holding is not a crime but are the account holders meeting their fiscal obligations in Spain?

German museum to display Nazi-era art hoard
Germany

German museum to display Nazi-era art hoard

Bonn and Bern, Switzerland are set to display parallel exhibits of Nazi-era artwork, formerly in possession of a German recluse.

Bern gallery exhibits Nazi-era art collection
Switzerland

Bern gallery exhibits Nazi-era art collection

Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of an art dealer associated with Hitler, left his collection to the Museum of Fine Art in Bern.

Denmark’s ‘jewellery law’ unused after two months
Denmark

Denmark’s ‘jewellery law’ unused after two months

Despite all of the criticism, Denmark has not confiscated a single item from arriving refugees.

‘At least 28 German banks’ linked to Panama firm
Germany

‘At least 28 German banks’ linked to Panama firm

"At least 28" banks in Germany used the law firm Mossack Fonseca's services in recent years, according to documents leaked to Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Panama Papers: Italy readies to probe country’s rich
Italy

Panama Papers: Italy readies to probe country’s rich

France, Sweden, Austria, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand have also started investigations.

Dead dolphin washed up on Swedish west coast
Sweden

Dead dolphin washed up on Swedish west coast

Dolphins rarely die on Swedish beaches but the animal is the third of its kind to be discovered this year.

Muslim boys refuse to shake hands with female teachers
Switzerland

Muslim boys refuse to shake hands with female teachers

A school in northern Switzerland has decided to back the complaint by the two male students.

Extreme Islam ‘winning propaganda war’ in France
France

Extreme Islam ‘winning propaganda war’ in France

Extremist Islamists are finding it easy to get their message out to young people in France via social media, the French PM warns.

Global tax scandal names include poker playing Swedes
Sweden

Global tax scandal names include poker playing Swedes

UPDATED: Three men who ran a poker site in Sweden and have already been jailed for fraud were among those stashing money in an offshore tax haven.

France prepares for Euro 2016 with mock terror attacks
France

France prepares for Euro 2016 with mock terror attacks

France is taking no chances ahead of the European Championship finals this summer.

Five reasons northern Sweden is actually amazing in summer
Sweden

Five reasons northern Sweden is actually amazing in summer

It's not just all reindeer and snow up north.