EU fears Austria may add more border controls
Austria

EU fears Austria may add more border controls

The European Union said on Tuesday it is "very concerned" that Austria may be preparing to reintroduce controls on its border with Italy amid fears of a new migrant influx.

Why PSG will beat Manchester City and make history
France

Why PSG will beat Manchester City and make history

French Champions PSG have a chance to make history when they renew their battle against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday night. And here’s why we believe they will.

Train crash controller was playing phone game
Germany

Train crash controller was playing phone game

Police have arrested the controller who was on duty at the time of a deadly train crash in Bad Aibling, Bavaria, that killed 11 people in February.

France sparks up row on making weed legal
France

France sparks up row on making weed legal

France is once again in a spin over whether or not to legalize marijuana.

Revealed: the richest regions in Switzerland
Switzerland

Revealed: the richest regions in Switzerland

New figures show where the wealthiest inhabitants of Switzerland make their home.

Coming soon: Paris to Bordeaux in 2 hours by train
France

Coming soon: Paris to Bordeaux in 2 hours by train

Great news for anyone who travels between Paris and the west of the country, especially Bordeaux.

Mallorca graffiti fury: ‘Tourists go home. Refugees welcome’
Spain

Mallorca graffiti fury: ‘Tourists go home. Refugees welcome’

Unfriendly graffiti appearing on walls in Mallorca shows just how sick some islanders are of tourists.

Swedish house prices rocket faster than anywhere in EU
Sweden

Swedish house prices rocket faster than anywhere in EU

House prices only edged up slightly across Europe last year, but Swedes experienced a massive jump in the cost of buying a new home.

Deutsche Bank cancels US growth plans over LGBT laws
Germany

Deutsche Bank cancels US growth plans over LGBT laws

Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest lender, on Tuesday added its voice to a growing protest by major companies against legislation recently passed in some US states targeting gay and transgender people.

The best pieces of Parisian art (and where to find them)
France

The best pieces of Parisian art (and where to find them)

The most famous pieces of art, the locations they're based on, the artists behind them, and where they hang today - check out this cool Paris paintings infographic.

Ex-CIA agent in last ditch bid to avoid extradition to Italy
Italy

Ex-CIA agent in last ditch bid to avoid extradition to Italy

Sabrina de Sousa was convicted by an Italian court in 2009 over the extraordinary rendition of an Italian imam.

Spanish king to meet parties in fresh bid to end deadlock
Spain

Spanish king to meet parties in fresh bid to end deadlock

It's a last chance for Spain to form a government before fresh elections in June.

Claws out after hero dog gets police procession
Sweden

Claws out after hero dog gets police procession

A former police dog of the year was given a champion send-off in the Swedish city of Malmö, but some locals thought the idea was barking.

French bishops pledge to expose ‘all’ paedophilia
France

French bishops pledge to expose ‘all’ paedophilia

The Catholic Church in France has pledged to shed light on "all" cases of paedophilia - even those from "historic cases".

Spanish ‘starchitect’ reaches new high with tallest building
Spain

Spanish ‘starchitect’ reaches new high with tallest building

Controversial Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava has announced plans to build the world’s tallest building in Dubai.

Dürer collection tainted by Nazi past opens in Nuremberg
Germany

Dürer collection tainted by Nazi past opens in Nuremberg

The city of Nuremberg opened an exhibition of works by its legendary artist son Albrecht Dürer on Tuesday after they were left to the city by a wealthy businessman.

Norway officials reject Muslim school in Oslo
Norway

Norway officials reject Muslim school in Oslo

The school was planned to house 200 students in the Grønland district.

New ‘see-through’ five-Euro coin unveiled in Munich
Germany

New ‘see-through’ five-Euro coin unveiled in Munich

A brand-new five-Euro coin, which has a blue plastic ring in the middle, will make life harder for counterfeiters, the Bavarian finance ministry claims.

Forget what they say, the Paris Metro can be beautiful
France

Forget what they say, the Paris Metro can be beautiful

Look beyond the rats and the filth; even the Parisian Metro can be Instagram-worthy.

Scandal-hit VW faces national outrage at mega-bonuses
Germany

Scandal-hit VW faces national outrage at mega-bonuses

Public debate is raging in Germany this week over whether top executives at Volkswagen should be paid generous bonuses as the carmaker struggles to stem further fallout from its massive engine-rigging scandal.

Half of all jobless in Sweden are foreigners
Sweden

Half of all jobless in Sweden are foreigners

Unemployment is falling in Sweden but rising among its foreign-born citizens.

Photo emerges of ‘model prisoner’ Abdeslam in jail
France

Photo emerges of ‘model prisoner’ Abdeslam in jail

A Belgian newspaper on Tuesday published a photo of Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam in prison as well as some rather bizarre information about how the presumed jihadist is getting on.

Monkeys on the loose in Denmark – again
Denmark

Monkeys on the loose in Denmark – again

Seriously, what's with all the monkey business these days?

Switzerland widens probe into murky Malaysia fund
Switzerland

Switzerland widens probe into murky Malaysia fund

The Malaysian fund reportedly helped fund the Hollywood movie The Wolf of Wall Street.

Grieving dad sues over ‘cure cancer with vitamins’ therapy
Spain

Grieving dad sues over ‘cure cancer with vitamins’ therapy

A 21-year-old died of leukaemia after rejecting conventional medicine for alternative natural therapies. And his devastated family want justice.

Norway man gets eight-year sentence for incest
Norway

Norway man gets eight-year sentence for incest

A 48-year-old man from the southern Norway city of Larvik was sentenced to eight years in prison for incest and long-running abuse of his daughters.

Air France’s gay stewards rebel over flights to Iran
France

Air France’s gay stewards rebel over flights to Iran

First the Air France hostesses didn't want to wear veils when getting off the plane in Iran, now gay stewards don't want to go to a country where homosexuals could face the death penalty.

NGOs slam Austria’s asylum law changes
Austria

NGOs slam Austria’s asylum law changes

Austria’s biggest charities have joined forces to slam the government’s changes to asylum law, in what is arguably the biggest criticism of the country's refugee policy from the NGO sector yet.

Italy set for another long, sweltering summer
Italy

Italy set for another long, sweltering summer

Forecasters said the above-average spring temperatures are a prelude to what will probably be a “hot summer, with frequent heatwaves.”

Zurich ‘to force kindergarten to take German classes’
Switzerland

Zurich ‘to force kindergarten to take German classes’

Should children of kindergarten age be forced to study German if their language skills aren't up to scratch?

Record low number of French workers paying income taxes
France

Record low number of French workers paying income taxes

Perhaps the notoriously greedy French taxman is not so gluttonous after all.

Nine incredibly  addictive television series from Spain
Spain

Nine incredibly addictive television series from Spain

As the evenings draw in, what could be better than curling up on the sofa to watch a box set?

Could recreating skull’s face solve Swedish mystery death?
Sweden

Could recreating skull’s face solve Swedish mystery death?

The man's suspected murder has baffled Swedish police for two years.

Spain’s ‘Gatsby’ arrested over laundering €13m in aloe vera
Spain

Spain’s ‘Gatsby’ arrested over laundering €13m in aloe vera

A former banker, twice jailed for embezzlement committed when he was chairman of Banesto bank more than two decades ago, is behind bars again after he was arrested on suspicion of money laundering.

Danish family reunification laws illegal, EU rules
Denmark

Danish family reunification laws illegal, EU rules

The EU Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that Danish immigration law illegally limits the rights of Turkish workers to bring their families to Denmark.

Italian wife told: You can’t have €50k for your bad sex life
Italy

Italian wife told: You can’t have €50k for your bad sex life

The woman made the claim under 'moral damages' during divorce proceedings.

TV comic cancels show amid diplomatic row with Turkey
Germany

TV comic cancels show amid diplomatic row with Turkey

TV satirist Jan Böhmermann has cancelled his regular show for this week as he faces potential legal action from the German government and Turkish President over a "libellous poem".

Mysterious painted skull found in Vienna is real
Austria

Mysterious painted skull found in Vienna is real

A mysterious hand-painted skull discovered in a meadow in Vienna is real and belonged to an elderly man, according to an archaeologist.

Vegan hemp powder recalled on fears it gets kids high
Germany

Vegan hemp powder recalled on fears it gets kids high

A vegan firm in Berlin is offering money back for one of their products, which contains more THC than is recommended for young children.

Arms cache reveals Isis cell planned bold attack in Spain
Spain

Arms cache reveals Isis cell planned bold attack in Spain

A weapons cache, an Isis flag and a list of potential targets have been discovered by police in Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta.

Switzerland’s new 50 franc note: what you need to know
Switzerland

Switzerland’s new 50 franc note: what you need to know

Switzerland's new 50 franc note became available on Tuesday. Here's what that means for you.

Lost €120 million Caravaggio ‘found in a leaky French attic’

Lost €120 million Caravaggio ‘found in a leaky French attic’

How a leaky roof in a French city might have helped unearth a €120 million masterpiece...

Spotify: ‘Sweden is heading in the wrong direction’
Sweden

Spotify: ‘Sweden is heading in the wrong direction’

Stockholm's housing crisis is stalling Sweden's momentum, Spotify's founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon have argued in an open letter.

Copenhagen weighs ‘rubbish deposit’ plan
Denmark

Copenhagen weighs ‘rubbish deposit’ plan

City officials think that putting a deposit on pizza boxes and cigarette butts could help keep the capital clean.

German soldiers ‘may have joined Isis in Syria’
Germany

German soldiers ‘may have joined Isis in Syria’

At least 29 German soldiers have travelled to Syria or Iraq in recent years, an internal military report has found, with some believed to have joined terror group Isis.

Use of ‘date rape’ drugs increases in Austria
Austria

Use of ‘date rape’ drugs increases in Austria

The number of crimes in Austria involving knockout drops has nearly doubled in the past year, with more women than men being affected for the first time.

Italian minister in Libya for talks with unity government
Italy

Italian minister in Libya for talks with unity government

Libya has descended into near-anarchy since the overthrow of longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

Berlin Airport PR chief fired for calling project ‘shit show’
Germany

Berlin Airport PR chief fired for calling project ‘shit show’

The new spin doctor for Berlin’s embarrassingly delayed new airport found honesty doesn’t pay in his business on Monday, when he was fired after just three months in the job.

Tasty Swedish recipes for ‘baking’ love, tolerance, and integration
Sweden

Tasty Swedish recipes for ‘baking’ love, tolerance, and integration

There’s no reason why integration should leave a bad taste in people’s mouths.

Exec at Norway’s top bank aware of tax haven use: report
Norway

Exec at Norway’s top bank aware of tax haven use: report

DNB's claims that management was unaware of its subsidiaries dealings in the Seychelles called into question.

Modigliani painting seized in Swiss probe
Switzerland

Modigliani painting seized in Swiss probe

A Modigliani painting allegedly looted by Nazis during World War II has been sequestered in Geneva after the Panama Papers leak uncovered the identity of its current owner, authorities said on Monday.

Renzi seeks to revive Italy’s economic clout in Iran
Italy

Renzi seeks to revive Italy’s economic clout in Iran

"Italy has a special place among Iranians."

Spain minister asks Panama to clear him over banking leak
Spain

Spain minister asks Panama to clear him over banking leak

Spain's industry minister has faced calls for his resignation since he was named in the Panama Papers leak.

Artist Christo in divine stunt on Italian lake
Italy

Artist Christo in divine stunt on Italian lake

An artist's installment at an Italian lake will allow visitors to walk on water.

Austria raises ‘migrant fence’ on Italian border
Austria

Austria raises ‘migrant fence’ on Italian border

Austria has begun building an anti-migrant barrier across the Brenner pass at the Italian border.

Italy launches €5 billion fund to tackle bad debt: report
Italy

Italy launches €5 billion fund to tackle bad debt: report

Italian banks are currently saddled with some €200 billion worth of non-performing loans.

Italy rescues 1,850 migrants in Strait of Sicily
Italy

Italy rescues 1,850 migrants in Strait of Sicily

According to UN refugee agency data at the end of March, some 17,500 people have arrived in Italy since the start of the year.

Crew injured after UK-bound ferry hit by power blow-out
France

Crew injured after UK-bound ferry hit by power blow-out

Two crew members of a UK-bound Brittany Ferries boat were injured, two seriously, after a power blow-out on the vessel shortly after leaving France.

Nazi stolen art pulled from Vienna auction
Austria

Nazi stolen art pulled from Vienna auction

A Vienna auction house cancels the sale of a 17th century Dutch Master painting after France complained the work had been stolen by the Nazis.

Malmö police investigate murder in Fosie suburb
Sweden

Malmö police investigate murder in Fosie suburb

The man was found dead in Malmö in southern Sweden.

French baker sells business to homeless man for just €1
France

French baker sells business to homeless man for just €1

A homeless man in eastern France has become a surprise breadwinner thanks to his speedy reactions.

Luxembourg offers to pay France to close nuclear plant
France

Luxembourg offers to pay France to close nuclear plant

Luxembourg offers France cash to close an old nuclear power plant that is "scaring" authorities in the tiny state.

Zlatan sues ex-Sweden coach over doping claim
Sweden

Zlatan sues ex-Sweden coach over doping claim

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has sued a former national coach over comments in which he appeared to accuse the Swedish footballer of doping, a lawyer representing the striker has said.

This is how Stockholm could benefit from Brexit
Sweden

This is how Stockholm could benefit from Brexit

Sweden can't sit idle and hope for the best. It needs to start planning for a future in which the UK has left the EU, argue two Swedish business experts.