Sapphire-toughened screens win Swiss invention prize
Switzerland

Sapphire-toughened screens win Swiss invention prize

A Hong Kong professor on Friday won the grand prize at this year's Geneva inventions show for a new method of toughening screens for smartphones and other devices to avoid cracks and scratches.

‘Oh, I say’: Hugh Grant to build house in Sweden
Sweden

‘Oh, I say’: Hugh Grant to build house in Sweden

English film star Hugh Grant has confirmed that he will be building a new house in Torekov in western Sweden, according to Swedish regional newspaper, Sydsvenskan.

Guatemalan ex-president tied to Spain corruption case
Spain

Guatemalan ex-president tied to Spain corruption case

Former Guatemalan president Otto Perez, who is in jail awaiting trial on corruption allegations, now also faces charges of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from a Spanish port company.

Pope Francis takes 12 refugees back to Vatican
Italy

Pope Francis takes 12 refugees back to Vatican

UPDATED: All twelve refugees are Syrian Muslims.

France and Germany back Libyan unity government

France and Germany back Libyan unity government

The foreign ministers of France and Germany made an unannounced visit on Saturday to Tripoli in a show of support for the new unity government striving to bridge Libya's deep political divisions.

Britons treated in northern French hospitals in new deal
France

Britons treated in northern French hospitals in new deal

Two hospitals in northern France have begun carrying out surgery on British patients under a new agreement with Britain's National Health Service (NHS), officials said Friday.

Chinese set to buy AC Milan – broker
Italy

Chinese set to buy AC Milan – broker

A Chinese consortium, with big ambitions for AC Milan, should complete a takeover of the seven-time European champions within six to eight weeks, a broker acting for both parties said in reports on Saturday.

Edward Snowden releases song with French legend
France

Edward Snowden releases song with French legend

The obvious question is, "why"?

‘He’s a beautiful man’: Bernie Sanders meets Pope Francis
Italy

‘He’s a beautiful man’: Bernie Sanders meets Pope Francis

Bernie Sanders held a private meeting with Pope Francis Saturday morning, the US Democratic presidential hopeful told CNN and ABC News.

Panama Papers put German bank in spotlight: report
Germany

Panama Papers put German bank in spotlight: report

Berenberg "in the investigators' sights."

Swedish minister ‘had dinner with Turkish fascists’
Sweden

Swedish minister ‘had dinner with Turkish fascists’

It's not the first time Mehmet Kaplan has found himself in hot water.

It’s a ‘spike’, not an invasion

It’s a ‘spike’, not an invasion

Italy insisted Friday it was not facing an "invasion" after a spike in migrant boat crossings from Libya exacerbated fears the country is on the verge of becoming the main entry point for people trying to reach Europe.