Austria mulls law to seize Hitler birthplace
Austria

Austria mulls law to seize Hitler birthplace

The Austrian interior ministry announced on Saturday that it is considering expropriation of a house that was Hitler's birthplace, to avoid its exploitation by Nazi sympathizers.

Mikl-Leitner steps down in job swap
Austria

Mikl-Leitner steps down in job swap

Austria's controversial interior minister is swapping jobs with a party colleague in a move which is not expected to lead to a change in the country's policies on asylum seekers.

‘Idle’ Swede charged with Brussels terrorist murders
Sweden

‘Idle’ Swede charged with Brussels terrorist murders

UPDATED: Krayem was remembered back home as an idle youth who smoked and drank before suddenly turning radical and heading off to wage jihad in Syria.

Abrini arrest highlights Paris and Brussels attacks links
France

Abrini arrest highlights Paris and Brussels attacks links

The arrest of Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini in raids linked to the Brussels airport and metro bombings on Saturday highlighted the ties between jihadists involved in Belgium and France's worst terror outrages.

22 Philippine soldiers hurt in clash after freeing Italian
Italy

22 Philippine soldiers hurt in clash after freeing Italian

Some 22 Philippine soldiers were wounded Saturday in a firefight with Islamic militants, the military said, a day after the release of a retired Italian priest taken hostage in the Muslim-populated south of the country.

Charging rogue elk killed by Swedish hunter
Sweden

Charging rogue elk killed by Swedish hunter

An angry elk, whose behaviour had worried residents in the small town of Vagnhärad, 60kms south of Stockholm, was shot dead by a local hunter as the elk charged him.

Italy recalls envoy from Egypt over slain student
Italy

Italy recalls envoy from Egypt over slain student

UPDATED: Italian prosecutor believes no evidence to support Egyptian government's claim that student killed by criminal gang.

Isis spreading ‘like cancer’: United Nations
Switzerland

Isis spreading ‘like cancer’: United Nations

The Syrian conflict has acted like a greenhouse for extremist groups which are now spreading "like a cancer", the UN chief said on Friday, urging greater cooperation to prevent radicalization.

France ‘wrong’ to designate Panama as a tax haven
France

France ‘wrong’ to designate Panama as a tax haven

Panama may take retaliatory measures against France.

Child ‘Jungle’ refugee saves lives of 14 adults with text
France

Child ‘Jungle’ refugee saves lives of 14 adults with text

A young Afghan boy saved his life and that of 14 adults by texting for help from inside a refrigerated truck in which they were being smuggled to Britain, a charity worker who helped him said Friday.

Spain’s Santander hailed as global pioneering ‘smart city’
Spain

Spain’s Santander hailed as global pioneering ‘smart city’

The northern Spanish city of Santander has become the testing ground for "smart cities" around the world.

Sex trade less visible, but still thriving in Scandinavia

Sex trade less visible, but still thriving in Scandinavia

Streetwalkers have largely disappeared from the sidewalks but prostitution remains alive and well in northern Europe where laws criminalising the purchase of sex have been in place for years, illustrating the limits of legislation.